It’s a weekend wipeout for Galway basketball teams


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

It’s a weekend wipeout for Galway basketball teams It’s a weekend wipeout for Galway basketball teams

IT was a weekend wipeout for Galway’s national league sides, with all four falling to defeat, though the level of damage of those losses varied across the four sides.

Maree were stunned by a relegation-threatened Killorglin side, but on a weekend when the top three in the Southern Conference all lost, it means last year’s Cup champions still sit at the top of the standings.

The Killorglin win was bad news for Maigh Cuilinn: heading into the weekend, the men in green would have been confident of wins for Maree and Ballincollig over Killorglin and UCC Demons respectively, offering them a chance to climb clear of the drop zone with a win with fellow strugglers, Neptune.

Instead, Demons pulled off another shock with a win over the reigning league champions, and when Maigh Cuilinn fell to defeat in the heart of Connemara on Sunday, it left them sitting on a record of five wins and 10 defeats, the same as both Demons and Killorglin, but both those sides have a game in hand over the Galway outfit.

University of Galway Mystics welcomed Kara McCleane back from international duty, but the Irish star was unable to guide her side to victory as defeat to Trinity Meteors leaves them at the foot of the table; while Titans are also down at the bottom of Men’s Division One after they fell to a 13th defeat in 14 games when losing away to SETU Carlow.

Pictured: Tahmir Gadsden hit 38 points for Maree in their surprise Super League defeat to Killorglin on Saturday.


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