The Celtics beat the Sport Eagles in all-Limerick derby to move outright top of Division 1 Southern Conference

The Celtics edged the Sport Eagles in an all-Limerick derby in round 17 of the National League to move into first outright in the Southern Conference.

In Division 1, the Limerick Celtics picked up two wins in as many days, including one over local rivals the Sport Eagles. In UL, they held off their hosts, 87-83 to move to the top of the Southern Conference. They followed that up with an 87-69 win against the Drogheda Wolves.

The wins move the Celtics to (14-4), level with Moy Tolka Rovers at the top of the overall standings.

The Limerick Sport Eagles bounced back from Friday’s derby disappointment with a 85-60 success on Saturday over Abbey Seals Dublin Lions to move to (13-5), one game behind the league leaders.

Elsewhere, Malahide picked up two from two as did the Portlaoise Panthers. SETU Waterford Vikings defeated Team North West 88-87, North Conference leaders Moy Tolka Rovers beat SETU Carlow 83-73 and Ulster University won 94-77 at Scotts Lakers SPK. On Sunday SETU Carlow overcame Team North West 80-59. Division 1

Wednesday, March 1st

Malahide 95-80 Drogheda Wolves

Friday, March 3rd

Limerick Sport Eagles 83-87 Limerick Celtics

Scotts Lakers SPK 83-85 Portlaoise Panthers

Saturday, March 4th

Dwyer’s of Cork Fr. Mathews 70-82 Malahide

SETU Waterford Vikings 88-87 Team North West

Limerick Sport Eagles 85-60 Abbey Seals Dublin Lions

Drogheda Wolves 69-87 Limerick Celtics

Killarney Cougars 73-89 Portlaoise Panthers

Moy Tolka Rovers 83-73 SETU Carlow

Scotts Lakers SPK 77-94 Ulster University

Sunday, March 5th

SETU Carlow 80-59 Team North West

In Division 1 McEvoy’s Cavan Eagles slipped to just their second league defeat of the season, losing 69-59 at Limerick Celtics on Sunday.

The Celtics (10-6) are two games back in third in the Southern Conference while the Sport Huskies (1-15) remain at the bottom with just one to show from their efforts after losing to the Phoenix Rockets. Division 1 

Thursday, March 2nd

Oblate Dynamos 86-93 Moy Tolka Rovers

Saturday, March 4th

Limerick Sport Huskies 50-91 Phoenix Rockets

Moy Tolka Rovers 62-57 Marble City Hawks

Griffith College Templeogue 73-80 St. Pauls Killarney

Swords Thunder 46-80 SETU Carlow

Abbey Seals Dublin Lions 72-58 Portlaoise Panthers

Sunday, March 5th

Limerick Celtics 69-59 McEvoy’s Cavan Eagles

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