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TWO KUBS GIRLS FOR LIFFEY CHALLENGE TEAM
Well done to our two KUBS girls who made the Liffey Challenge Team. Emily Brady and Madeline Duplo will be a great asset to the Northside Liffey Team. Don’t forget that the Liffey Challenge Game takes place on April 29th in Greendale.
Another Home Super League Win
Another exhilarating, superfast paced, Super League encounter. There was plenty of excitement and some drama for the fans tonight as KUBS hosted Eanna in Greendale. After last weeks win at home, the guys were tipping off with a little extra buzz, and the crowd wondered if this tempo could be maintained for the four quarters again tonight. Well the lads showed what level of fitness they had, and it was awesome to watch. They turned the pressure up to 11 against a very fit and skilled Eanna side. It’s often said that basketball is a big mans game, but the KUBS guys showed there are ways around that also. Some amazing three-point shooting from Stephen Ingle ratcheted up the points for KUBS and these were answered with a quick succession of three-pointers from Ian Lynch of Eanna. It looked like all the shooters were back on target tonight with Gary Barron sinking some deliciously swishy deep threes of his own. B.J. Andrews was joining in the basket fun with lovely short outside shots and full on drives to the rim that delivered yet another high scoring game for him. Eoin Chubb was the force he usually is now that he’s back to full fitness and set up some class plays that payed off. The bit of drama came late in the game when Kevin O’Hanlon was out the door after a couple of quick technical fouls put an end to his game. But the KUBS lads still rose to the challenge and finished with a win by 8 points. Well done to all.
KUBS Super League Team Take Home Court Win Over Saints
An awesome performance by every KUBS player on the court this evening provided a great but heart-stopping spectacle of basketball. KUBS once again were at a height disadvantage to Saints, but they didn’t let that stop them. Over previous games there was the same intensity right up to a few near wins, but tonight they managed keep that exhilarating pace right into the final seconds when Kevin O’Hanlon delivered, with nerves of steel, a thrilling ninja jump-shot buzzer-beater for the win. Tonight, wasn’t KUBS night to be denied in the last quarter again. The guys could get the scent of victory, and with the unbelievable defensive work and steals of Marcus Black, possession proved crucial to keep that scent strong in the air. The guys have worked really hard all year and it finally delivered for them. Well done to Coach Eoin Chubb and all the lads for showing such resolve.
U20 Men Win Hula Hoops National Cup Final.
OH YES THEY DID!
A great performance from these lads showed great staying power and real grit to dig deep and hold the lead all the way to the final buzzer. The guys all stepped up when needed. It ended up being a real nail biter at the end, but the KUBS guys looked comfortable most of the time.What a great job was done by Coach Andy Flood over the last three years, bringing these guys to this level and not forgetting the great support from the main man Frank Flood who has also made many sacrifices in personal time over these years. And well done to Eoin McCann on getting the MVP award. (Thanks Alex Troy, you did a great job wrapping up those ankles.)
Congratulations to all and hard look to Moycullen who put in an amazing performance and a come back. Unfortunately the clock ran out on them.
KUBS U12 Girls in fast paced win.
It was great to see our U12 Girls getting a nice home court win this morning. They hosted the excellent Malahide girls in a fast paced game that saw both sides fighting hard for the ball. In the end it was a couple of sharp outside shots that seem to make the difference. Malahide have some great talent and the KUBS girls had to work hard to counter them. Well done to all.
KUBS U13 Girls Rock on to next Round in Cup
12 Seconds to go 37 points each on the board against a spirited Meteors side playing at home. Nip and tuck all the way throughout the whole game. At 12 Seconds from final buzzer. Ross McCann after a hard nights work called a time out. Ball was in KUBS possession. The coach instructed his team on what was too happen. Ball came into Siobhan's hands, she pivots, the KUBS players spread the floor. Meteors defence parted like the Red Sea and Siobhan had a clear path to the basket and scored a winning layup. Eight seconds to go, Meteors ball handler was bringing it up the court to meet Emily on the half way line. Emily whipped the ball away caught it and scored the basket that hit home the win. Ross put a tall side out for the first quarter with Kate, Madelyn, Oname, Niamh and Emily scoring for us.
Second quarter the speed merchants Aoife and Sadbh, no sign of sore ankle for Aoife. Melinn, Ailbhe and Siobhan being strong and solid in defence and winning great ball at both ends of the court. Kate and Colleen came on in the third quarter and both played well to put KUBS a point ahead starting the 4th quarter. Kate had to come on for Aoife in the 4th quarter and played really smart basketball. Siobhan scored the winner in this tight game and Emily secured it. It was a great game from Meteors who have some very stylish basketballers.
All KUBS girls played a great game. Though some parents mentioned themselves about having heart pains for the last 15 seconds. A win helped them get over it.
Thanks to Ross, manager Dave and the girls for a great afternoon of sport.
Check out the updated fixture pages. Super League fixtures have been added and Girls fixtures have been updated also.
U14 Girls Win Away
Sunday afternoon in Killiney and our under 14s girls got their 1st win of the season. Right from the tip our girls seemed up for this one, with Emily P on point and Hollie on the boards at both ends, as the 1st quarter finished with KUBS up 6-12. Enter Emma who along with Shauna and Madeline had the quarter of her life she just couldn’t miss. Although raiders tried as hard as they could the KUBS girls were not going to give their lead away easily. Coach Bernard rotated his squad to great use, with strong displays from Ailbhe and Katie and some great layups from Aoife and Emily B in control of the court it was left to Niamh to score the last two baskets to give KUBS the win with a final score 20-43.
Well done to Bernard and manager Sinead and all the girls keep up the good work.