Limerick Celtics women’s earn local bragging rights, Celtics men’s suffer first defeat as Sport Eagles claim victory

Round four of the men and women’s Basketball National League took place over the weekend.

It was a mixed weekend of results for the Limerick basketball sides with two sides of the four teams claiming wins with losses for the others.

It was the first Limerick derby of the season in the women’s Division One season and the Limerick Celtics were victorious over the Limerick Sport Huskies with an 81-59 victory at Laurel Hill on Sunday. The result leaves the Celtics in third place with three wins from four while the Sport Huskies are rooted to the bottom of the league alongside Marble City Hawks.

In the men’s, the Limerick Celtics stumbled to defeat for the first time this season in their clash with the Scotts Lakers SPK, with the final score reading 73-65. The Celtics were leading at the end of the final third but a late surge from the Killarney outfit notched them the win. It brings the Celtics’ winning start to the season to a halt but they still remain in second place.

Meanwhile, the Limerick Sport Eagles hit a century of points to claim a 101-89 victory over SETU Carlow. The result lifts the side to third place, who have quietly had a fantastic start to the season with only one loss on their record.

The men’s Division One table makes good reading at the end of the weekend, with the two Limerick sides in the top three while the women’s table is slightly contrasting with the Limerick duo sitting on either side of the table.

Action resumes next weekend for all sides with the hopes of a first weekend of four wins from four this season.

See full list of results below:

Men’s Division One

Scotts Lakers SPK 73 – 65 Limerick Celtics

SETU Carlow 89 – 101 Limerick Sport Eagles

Dwyers of Cork Fr Matthews 91 – 60 Team North West

Killarney Cougars 61 – 74 SETU Waterford Vikings

Drogheda Wolves 89 – 84 Malahide

Moy Tolka Rovers 79 – 52 Ulster University

Portlaoise Panthers 85 – 93 Abbey Seals Dublin Lions

Women’s Division One

Limerick Sport Huskies 59 – 81 Limerick Celtics

Pheonix Rockets 70 – 40 Marble City Hawks

Swords Thunder 75 – 61 Abbey Seals Dublin Lions

Moy Tolka Rovers 58 – 48 Oblate Dynamos

Portlaoise Panthers 82 – 68 St Pauls Killarney

Griffith College Templeogue 63 – 73 McEvoy’s Cavan Eagles

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