The Men and Women’s Division One basketball leagues returned this weekend after a week hiatus to facilitate the cup.
Round six of the National Basketball leagues took place over the weekend with the four Limerick outfits in men and women’s Division One action.
The highly-anticipated Limerick derby took place on Saturday evening with both the Celtics and the Sport Eagles heading into the affair as the top two teams after five games.
And it was the Sport Eagles that earned the local bragging rights with a 99-82 victory to go three points ahead of their neighbours. Once again, it was Manny Payton that stole the show with an impressive 32-point haul to give the Sport Eagles their fifth win of the campaign.
Meanwhile, both the Limerick Celtics women’s and the Limerick Sport Huskies were on the losing side in their clashes over the weekend.
Moy Tolka Rovers bested the Celtics 61-53 in Limerick while the Sport Huskies continue to search for their first win following their 85-43 away defeat to St. Paul’s Killarney.
All sides return to action again this weekend.
See results in full below:
Men’s Division One
Limerick Celtics 82 – 99 Limerick Sport Eagles
SETU Carlow 66 – 77 Ulster University
Team North West 63 – 85 Drogheda Wolves
Dwyer’s of Cork Fr. Matthews 78 – 48 SETU Waterford Vikings
Malahide 87 – 60 Portlaoise Panthers
Abbey Seals Dublin Lions 75 – 87 Moy Tolka Rovers
Women’s Division One
Limerick Celtics 53 – 61 Moy Tolka Rovers
St Paul’s Killarney 85 – 43 Limerick Sport Huskies
Phoenix Rockets 56 – 53 McEvoy’s Cavan Eagles
Abbey Seals Dublin Lions 68 – 72 Oblate Dynamos
Swords Thunder 53 – 69 Griffith College Templeogue
Marble City Hawks 63 – 77 SETU Carlow