National Basketball Arena Tallaght

Basketball Ireland National League InsureMyVan.ie Men’s Super League 2022-23

Standings and Scoreboard

Conference Standings

Basketball Ireland National League InsureMyVan.ie Men's Super League Conference North 2022-23

PosTeamWLGBPFPADIFFPts
114508276642
213608377639
310907879-130
481108485-124
561308085-618
651407483-915
721706783-176

Basketball Ireland National League InsureMyVan.ie Men's Super League Conference South 2022-23

PosTeamWLGBPFPADIFFPts
1163083701248
214508983542
312709082936
412708578736
511808480433
661308586-118
741506377-1512

Conference Standings compiled from results on Basketball Ireland website – please visit official Basketball Ireland National League InsureMyVan Super League page for Official Results & Fixtures at: https://ireland.basketball/national-league-tables-standings . Please also see References S-1 to S-2 for more details.

Relegation Playoffs 2022-23

Match Day Relegation Playoff
(Relegation Playoff)
69 - 64
Basketball Ireland InsureMyVan.ie Super League Relegation Playoffs

Moycullen BC vs UCD Marian

Schedule compiled from results on Basketball Ireland website – please visit official Basketball Ireland National League InsureMyVan Super League page for Official Results & Fixtures at: https://ireland.basketball/20210930151947-men-s-superleague . Please also see References S-1 to S-2 for more details.

Super League Playoffs 2022-23

Match Day Quarter-Finals
(Quarter-Finals)
94 - 101
Basketball Ireland InsureMyVan.ie Super League Playoffs

DBS Éanna vs Emporium Cork Basketball

(Quarter-Finals)
120 - 116
Basketball Ireland InsureMyVan.ie Super League Playoffs

UCC Demons vs Killester MSL

(Quarter-Finals)
80 - 72
Basketball Ireland InsureMyVan.ie Super League Playoffs

University of Galway Maree vs EJ Sligo All-Stars

(Quarter-Finals)
73 - 69
Basketball Ireland InsureMyVan.ie Super League Playoffs

Belfast Star vs Energywise Ireland Neptune

Match Day Semi-Finals
(Semi-Finals)
87 - 75
Basketball Ireland InsureMyVan.ie Super League Playoffs

University of Galway Maree vs Belfast Star

(Semi-Finals)
76 - 84
Basketball Ireland InsureMyVan.ie Super League Playoffs

UCC Demons vs Emporium Cork Basketball

Match Day Final
(Final)
78 - 64
Basketball Ireland InsureMyVan.ie Super League Playoffs

Emporium Cork Basketball vs University of Galway Maree

Schedule compiled from results on Basketball Ireland website – please visit official Basketball Ireland National League InsureMyVan Super League page for Official Results & Fixtures at: https://ireland.basketball/20210930151947-men-s-superleague . Please also see References S-1 to S-2 for more details.

Regular Season Schedule

Schedule compiled from results on Basketball Ireland website – please visit official Basketball Ireland National League InsureMyVan Super League page for Official Results & Fixtures at: https://ireland.basketball/20210930151947-men-s-superleague . Please also see References S-1 to S-2 for more details.

Weekly Recaps

Week 1 (1 October 2022)

There were opening day wins for Belfast Star (90-67 versus Bright St. Vincent’s), Killester (84-82 at UCD Marian) and EJ Sligo All-Stars (93-82 at DBS Éanna) in Conference North, while in Conference South the opening day triumphs were for Emporium Cork Basketball (83-49 versus Moycullen BC), Garvey’s Tralee Warriors (105-103 in a Kerry derby versus Flexachem KCYMS) and Energywise Ireland Neptune (92-91 versus UCC Demons) in a Cork derby. Meanwhile in the lone Inter-Conference match-up University Galway Maree came away with a 91-70 win at Griffith College Templeogue. [References S1-S2]

Week 2 (7-9 October 2022)

EJ Sligo All-Stars continued unbeaten in Conference North with a 95-72 win at home to UCD Marian who fell to 0-2. DBS Éanna joined Killester on 1-1 with a 90-77 victory after their trip to the Northside in an all-Dublin fixture and Griffith College Templeogue also travelled over to the Northside and came away with a win, triumphing 83-77 in Glasnevin versus Bright St. Vincent’s who remained winless. Griffith College Templeogue joined DBS Éanna and Killester on 1-1. Conference South was a three-way tie for first place on 2-0 with Energywise Ireland Neptune coming away from Galway with a 94-63 win at Moycullen BC who remain winless although fellow Tribesmen University of Galway Maree joined Neptune on 2-0 after a 94-84 win at home to Flexachem KCYMS who join Moycullen BC on 0-2. An all-Cork derby saw Emporium Cork Basketball triumph 81-62 at UCC Demons to join Neptune and Maree on 2-0 as Demons drop to 0-2 like Moycullen and KCYMS. In the only Inter-Conference game Belfast Star made the long journey to Kerry and levelled matters up at 1-1 on the season for Conference North versus Conference South when coming away with an 87-81 victory over Garvey’s Tralee Warriors. Belfast Star join EJ Sligo All-Stars on 2-0 at the top of Conference North and Garvey’s Tralee Warriors sat in mid-table in the South on 1-1 after the result. [References S1-S2]

Week 3 (15 October 2022)

Five teams were level at the top of the Men’s Super League Conference North on 2-1 after three weeks: EJ Sligo All-Stars and Belfast Star both lost for the first time in 2022-23 with losses to Dublin teams: Sligo went down 84-93 to Killester at Mercy Sligo and Belfast Star made the trip to Nord Anglia International School where they lost 83-78 to Griffith College Templeogue. Joining those four teams on 2-1 were DBS Éanna who won 82-73 at UCD Marian. Bright St. Vincent’s were, like UCD Marian, still seeking a first win after losing to Flexachem KCYMS in the Inter-Conference game by 89-75.

Conference South was more straightforward, with University of Galway Maree winning their third straight to start the season, 90-64 at home in NUIG Kingfisher versus Garvey’s Tralee Warriors who were now 1-2. Maree were joined on 3-0 by Energywise Ireland Neptune who defeated Emporium Cork Basketball 91-87 at Neptune Stadium. The Ballincollig side dropped to 2-1 with the loss in what was the game of the weekend. In the other Conference South game UCC Demons defeated Moycullen BC 85-60 to leave both teams on 1-2. [References S1-S2]

Week 4 (22-23 October 2022)

Belfast Star and EJ Sligo All-Stars both got back to winning ways after losing the previous weekend to head Conference North on 3-1. Star defeated DBS Éanna 87-67 dropping Éanna to 2-2. Sligo travelled to the National Basketball Arena to take on Griffith College Templeogue, winning 97-90 as Templeogue also fell to 2-2 in a very competitive Conference. Killester also dropped back to 2-2 in Conference North aswell after losing to North Dublin rivals Bright St. Vincent’s in Glasnevin 91-82 in St. Vincent’s first victory of the season. UCD Marian lost the Inter-Conference game in week 4 at Ballincollig to Emporium Cork Basketball 81-67 as the Cork County team improved to 3-1 and left UCD Marian still looking for their first victory of the season.

Energywise Ireland Neptune defeated Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 100-91 in an All-Munster clash between great rivals Cork and Kerry which put Neptune top of Conference South on 4-0 and left Tralee Warriors on 1-3. Tralee’s Kerry neighbours Flexachem KCYMS pulled off a big 87-39 victory at the University of Galway over Moycullen BC as KCYMS improved to 2-2 and Moycullen fell to 1-3. Moycullen’s fellow Kingfisher tenants University of Galway Maree fared better scoring-wise at UCC Demons at the Mardyke Arena in a battle between the rival Connacht and Munster traditional elite Universities, but unfortunately for UG Maree and fortunately for UCC the Westerners were handed their first defeat of the season 95-91 as the Demons ensured fellow Cork rivals Neptune took over sole possession of first place in the South. [References S1-S2]

Week 5 (29-30 October 2022)

Week 5 of the Basketball Ireland National League Super League Men witnessed Belfast Star move to the top of the North Conference on 4-1, a game ahead of EJ Sligo All-Stars after a 71-70 victory over the Yeats County team in a game that could not have been closer. Killester and DBS Éanna joined Sligo on 3-2 with wins over Moycullen BC (59-37) and Griffith College Templeogue (79-63) respectively. Griffith College Templeogue fell to 2-3 with the loss. UCD Marian meanwhile gained their first win of the season triumphing 80-69 at home to Dublin rivals Bright St. Vincent’s who remain on one win.

In the South Conference Emporium Cork Basketball travelled from Ballincollig to Killorglin in Kerry to take on Flexachem KCYMS, coming out 84-81 winners in a close game. Emporium Cork improve to 4-1 and were level at the top of the standings with University of Galway Maree and Energywise Neptune after the two teams played out an exciting encounter in Galway, UG Maree prevailing 89-83 in the end. In the other game UCC Demons travelled to Kerry and won 89-85 at Garvey’s Tralee Warriors to improve to 3-2 as Tralee slipped to 1-4. [References: S-1 to S-2]

Week 7 (19-20 November 2022)

Belfast Star moved to 5-2 in the North Conference with a 72-61 defeat of UCD Marian who remained on one win. DBS Éanna and Killester kept pace with the Ulster team with important victories over Bright St. Vincent’s (91-77) and Griffith College Templeogue (93-80) respectively. EJ Sligo All-Stars remained a game behind the leaders with a close 100-97 victory in the Inter-Conference match-up in Cork with UCC Demons who fell to 4-3. [References: S-1 to S-2]

The South Conference continued to be led by University of Galway Maree (6-1) who won 68-46 at NUIG Kingfisher in the Galway derby versus struggling Moycullen who have yet to win a game. Emporium Cork Basketball and Energywise Ireland Neptune stayed a game back from the early pacesetters with wins over Garvey’s Tralee Warriors (95-85) and Flexachem KCYMS (108-87) as the Cork clubs gained important bragging rights over their Kerry neighbours who both fall to 2-5. [References: S-1 to S-2]

Week 8 (26 November 2022)

In a North Conference top of the table clash DBS Éanna defeated Dublin rivals Killester 87-73 to move to 6-2 alongside Belfast Star who won 91-81 versus visiting Flexachem KCYMS. Killester dropped to 7-3 with the loss and Ej Sligo All-Stars also lost, 87-80 at UCD Marian, to fall to 4-4 as UCD Marian improved to 2-6. Bright St. Vincent’s moved level with Griffith College Templeogue in another North-South Dublin clash after triumphing 87-79 in Nord Anglia International School. [References: S-1 to S-2]

In the South Conference University of Galway Maree continued on winning ways with a 80-72 victory at Gravey’s Tralee Warriors, dumping the Warriors to 2-6 and improving themselves to 7-1 in the process. In a clash of two 5-2 teams, just behind leaders UG Maree, Emporium Cork Basketball triumphed 97-96 in a game at Ballincollig with Energywise Ireland Neptune that could not have been closer. Meanwhile there were celebrations in Galway as Moycullen gained their first victory of the season, 60-53 versus UCC Demons who fell to 4-4. [References: S-1 to S-2]

Week 9 (10 December 2022)

A weekend of Inter-Conference Games on the 10 December 2022 witnessed UCC Demons improve to 5-4 with a 107-93 defeat of Griffith College Templeogue who slumped to 3-6; Ej Sligo All-Stars shocked Energywise Ireland Neptune down in Cork 87-82 as both teams now stood on 5-4; Flexachem KCYMS improved to 3-6 with a 115-70 victory over the 2-7 UCD Marian; Belfast Star continued to lead the North Conference with an 86-62 win at University Galway Maree in a battle of the two Conference leaders, with both teams now standing on 7-2; Garvey’s Tralee Warriors joined Bright St. Vincent’s on 3-6 after a 93-77 victory at Glasnevin; and DBS Éanna stuck with Belfast Star on 7-2 at the top of the North Conference after a 74-63 win over Moycullen (1-8) at Ballyroan. [References: S-1 to S-2]

Week 10 (17 December 2022)

In the South Conference wins in week 10 for UCC Demons (98-88 versus Emporium Cork Basketball), Energywise Ireland Neptune (96-80 versus Moycullen BC), and University of Galway Maree (98-61 at Flexachem KCYMS) meant it was as it was at the top of the Conference Standings, and with Garvey’s Tralee Warriors winning 89-75 at Griffith College Templeogue in an Inter-Confrence match-up, it meant UG Maree were now 8-2, Emporium Cork 6-3, both Neptune and UCC Demons were on 6-4, Tralee Warriors on 4-6, KCYMS on 3-7 and Moycullen on 1-9.

In the North Conference, there were wins for the top three as Killester defeated UCD Marian 78-64, DBS Éanna had a narrow 93-90 victory at Ej Sligo All-Stars and Belfast Star triumphed 79-65 at Bright St. Vincent’s. Belfast Star and DBS Éanna led the way on 8-2, Killester were on 6-3, Ej Sligo All-Stars were beginning to drop back on 5-5, one-time powers Bright St. Vincent’s and Griffith College Templeogue were on 3-7 and UCD Marian were on 2-8. [References: S-1 to S-2]

Week 11 (30 December 2022-2 January 2023)

In one of the biggest games of the 2022-23 season to date DBS Éanna defeated Belfast Star 75-67 to take over sole ownership of first place in the North Conference on 9-2, with Star dropping back to 8-3. Killester kept up with the pace of the top two as they moved to 7-3 after an 81-62 win versus North Dublin rivals Bright St. Vincent’s, who drop to 3-8. Meanwhile Griffith College Templeogue traveled to the North West and came back with a 86-85 win at Ej Sligo All-Stars, leaving Templeogue one game behind Sligo on 4-7.

In the South Conference University of Galway Maree won an important game in Cork, 92-69 at Energywise Ireland Neptune, leaving Neptune on 6-5 and improving UG Maree to 9-2. Fellow Galway team Moycullen BC had an important relegation battle with UCD Marian, and even though the Westerners continued to struggle to put points on the board, scoring only 55, their defence held UCD Marian to a paltry 38 points as both teams now lay on 2-9 folllowing Moycullen’s victory. UCC Demons defeated Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 92-86 to improve to 7-4 as Tralee fell to 4-7 and Emporium Cork Basketball had a narrow 85-81 win in Ballincollig to defeat Kerry rivals Flexachem KCYMS. The Cork village were now on 7-3 in second place and the Kerry village on 3-8.

Relegation Playoff (19 March 2023)

Moycullen BC (4-15, 7th Conference South) defeated UCD Marian (2-17, 7th Conference North) 69-64 to retain their place in the Basketball Ireland National League Super League for 2023-24. UCD Marian were relegated to Basketball Ireland National League Division One. [References: S-2]

Super League Playoffs Quarter-Finals (18-19 March 2023)

The more competitive Conference South won three of the four Playoff Quarter-Finals with only Belfast Star (13-6, 2nd North) winning out over Southern opposition, when they defeated Energywise Ireland Neptune (12-7, 3rd South) 73-69 in Belfast. In other games DBS Éanna (14-5, 1st North) fell victim to Emporium Cork Basketball (12-7, 4th South) 94-101. UCC Demons (14-5, 2nd South) won by a slender margin, 120-116, versus Killester (10-9, 3rd North) at the Mardyke Arena, while in Galway, UG Maree (16-3, 1st North) were victorious by 80-72 over fellow Connacht team Ej Sligo All-Stars (8-11, 4th North). [References: S-2]

Super League Playoffs Semi-Finals (25-26 March 2023)

University Galway Maree triumphed by 87-75 versus the lone Conference North team left in the Playoffs, Belfast Star, while at the Mardyke Arena, Ballincollig-based Emporium Cork Basketball upset their nearby city favourites, UCC Demons 84-76 to progress to the Men’s Super League Final. [References: S-2]

Super League Playoffs Final (1 April 2023)

Having defeated teams from Dublin City and Cork City in the Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals, Emporium Cork Basketball, from the Cork village of Ballincollig continued their fairytale run in the Playoffs by triumphing 78-64 over number one seed University of Galway Maree in the Men’s Super League Final. [References: S-2]

Map of Ireland – Basketball Ireland National League InsureMyVan.ie Super League Men Teams 2022-23

Map of Ireland – Basketball Ireland National League Men’s Super League 2022-23 [Reference: MBI-1]

[MBI-1] Vector Contributor Rainer Lesniewski (2022) administrative map of Ireland and Northern Ireland [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/administrative-map-ireland-northern-1665171421 [Last Accessed 11 August 2022][Overlaid with Map of Dublin isolated from: Vector — Map of Ireland administrative divisions on counties level Copyright: lesniewski [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_51580818_map-of-ireland-administrative-divisions-on-counties-level.html?vti=lnoo9k86jx77fg2u6b-1-1 [Accessed 10 January 2022][Basketball Ireland Team Logos added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball – see References BIL-1 to BIL-14][12 November 2022]

About

About Basketball Ireland National League InsureMyVan.ie Super League Men 2022-23

The Basketball Ireland National League InsureMyVan.ie Super League Men is the Top Division in Men’s Basketball in Ireland. It is an All-Ireland League featuring teams in all four provinces and promotion and relegation with the InsureMyVan.ie Division One which is the second level. The 2022-23 season is the 49th year of the Men’s National League. There are 14 teams in the Super League Men, divided equally between a Conference North and a Conference South.

Conference North features Ulster team Belfast Star, EJ Sligo All-Stars from Connacht, and Dublin teams DBS Éanna, Griffith College Templeogue, UCD Marian, Bright St. Vincent’s and Killester from Leinster. Conference South features University Galway Maree and Moycullen BC, both from Galway; Kerry teams Garvey’s Tralee Warriors and Flexachem KCYMS as well as Emporium Cork Basketball (previously Ballincollig), Energywise Ireland Neptune (sponsored prior to 2022-23 by C&S) and UCC Demons, all from Cork.

About Basketball Ireland

Basketball Ireland (then known as the Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland) was founded in 1947, playing a Club and County model like the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) before making the change over to a National League based on clubs in the mid-1970s with the National Basketball Cup, a kind of Champions League in four groups of four and Semi-Finals and Finals for the winners of the Area Boards an interim competition between the two in the late 1960s to early 1970s.

Aerial View of National Basketball Arena, Tallaght

National Basketball Arena Tallaght
National Basketball Arena, Tallaght [Picture Credit: Ross Mahon / Shutterstock (2021) TALLAGHT, IRELAND – MARCH 01, 2021: An aerial view of the National Basketball Arena in Tymon Park. [Reference: 5]

References

Schedule References

[S-1] Basketball Ireland InsureMyVan.ie Mens Super League League Tables 2022-23 [Internet] Available from: https://ireland.basketball/2022-23-league-tables-insuremyvan.ie-super-league [Accessed 13 October 2022][Last Accessed 14 December 2022]

[S-2] Basketball Ireland InsureMyVan.ie Mens Super League Results & Fixtures 2022-23 [Internet] Available from: https://ireland.basketball/20210930151947-men-s-superleague  [Accessed 13 October 2022][Last Accessed 20 August 2023]

Image References

[5] Picture Credit: Ross Mahon / Shutterstock (2021) TALLAGHT, IRELAND – MARCH 01, 2021: An aerial view of the National Basketball Arena in Tymon Park. [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/tallaght-ireland-march-01-2021-aerial-1927772876 [Accessed 4 May 2021]

Logo References

[BIL-1] Ballincollig Basketball Facebook (2022) Photo, September 4, 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=479599347509145&set=a.479599297509150 [Accessed 12 November 2022] [Actual Logo Reference]: 303285058_479599330842480_3552463607468562100_n [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/303285058_479599330842480_3552463607468562100_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=d8MDxlL6MwwAX-RBo5z&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AfAwMQJIht755vGV0rgY6j9K8q0RW4H6PdW9A9oBH6LVvw&oe=6374CE02 [Accessed 12 November 2022]

[BIL-2] Belfast Star (2022) 1376232128 [Internet] Available from: https://www.belfaststar.org/uploads/2/2/5/7/22576286/1376232128.png [Accessed 12 November 2022][Resized]

[BIL-3] DBS Eanna Twitter (2022) YQzgP_zf_400x400 [Internet] Available from: https://twitter.com/eannabasketball/photo [Accessed 12 November 2022][Resized]

[BIL-4] Warriors BC Twitter (2022) FWTz0Gyu_400x400 [Internet] Available from: https://twitter.com/warriors_bc/photo [Accessed 12 November 2022][Resized]

[BIL-5] Killester (2019) cropped-killester-logo-nav [Internet] Available from: https://killester.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/cropped-killester-logo-nav.jpg [Accessed 12 November 2022][Resized]

[BIL-6] Killorglin Sports Complex (2022) kcyms-baskeball-1-758×700 [Internet] Available from: https://killorglinsportscomplex.com/basketball-2/ [Accessed 12 November 2022][Background Added]

[BIL-7] Galway Bay FM (2022) 1002A-University-of-Galway-Maree [Internet] Available from: https://galwaybayfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/1002A-University-of-Galway-Maree.jpg [Accessed 12 November 2022][Cropped]

[BIL-8] UCD Marian (2020) UCDMarianLogoT [Internet] Available from: https://www.ucdmarian.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/UCDMarianLogoT.png [Accessed 12 November 2022][Resized]

[BIL-9] Moycullen BC (2022) cropped-website-header-1 [Internet] Available from: https://moycullenbasketball.files.wordpress.com/2022/09/cropped-website-header-1.png [Accessed 12 November 2022][Cropped]

[BIL-10] Neptune BC Twitter (2022) neptunelogo2_400x400 [Internet] Available from: https://twitter.com/neptunebc/photo [Accessed 12 November 2022][Resized]

[BIL-11] Sligo All-Stars (2021) Untitled-design [Internet] Available from: https://sligoallstars.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Untitled-design.png [Accessed 12 November 2022][Resized]

[BIL-12] St. Vincent’s Basketball (2022) VinsBBall [Internet] Available from: https://s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/theclubapp-photos-production/clubs/logos/000/002/826/thumb/VinsBBall.png?1596015904 [Accessed 12 November 2022][Resized]

[BIL-13] TBC.ie (2016) Templeogue_BC_Crest [Internet] Available from: http://tbc.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Templeogue_BC_Crest.png [Accessed 12 November 2022][Resized]

[BIL-14] Blue Demons BC (2022) Theme.Logo_ [Internet] Available from: https://www.bluedemonsbc.com/club/wp-content/uploads/Theme.Logo_.png [Accessed 12 November 2022][Resized]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to John Folan.

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