UL Eagles hope to hold on to their top perch as they face UCD Marion
BASKETBALL:This weekend, the battle continues in the Nivea For Men’s SuperLeague, as teams look to secure a top-four position to contend for the Champions Trophy later in March. Meanwhile, for the top-of-the-table teams, the chase for the league title hots up.
UL Eagles are currently perched at the top of the table and in order to retain their title challenge they must win their remaining games. They take on UCD Marian tomorrow, a rematch of the National Cup semi-finals. Although the Limerick lads saw them off in their last encounter, a revived Marian will enter the game with confidence as they come off three wins on the bounce.
Hot on the Eagles heels are rivals UCC Demons. In order for the Cork side to keep their title dreams alive they also need to win the rest of their games and hope the Eagles slip up.
They take on the young boys from Moycullen who have justified their place in the big league this year.
The Galway side, along with Dublin’s DCU Saints and Killester, will all fight for the fourth spot over the coming weeks, as they look to chase a run at the Champions Trophy.
Their second game of the weekend will see them take on DCU Saints in Galway the following day and the result of this clash will be pivotal for both sides going forward as they currently sit neck and neck in the table.
Neptune, who have already secured a spot in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy, will be eager to return to winning ways when they host Dublin Inter.
In the Nivea Women’s SuperLeague, UL Huskies travel to Waterford tonight to take on WIT Wildcats as the Limerick ladies seek to extend their league lead.
Tonight: Womens SuperLeague – WIT Wildcats v UL Huskies, Mercy College, 8.30.
Saturday : Mens SuperLeague – Moycullen v UCC Demons, Calasanctius College, 3.45; Bord Gais Neptune v Dublin Inter, Neptune Stadium, 7.0; UL Eagles v UCD Marian, UL Arena, 7.30. Womens SuperLeague – Ulster Rockets v Team Montenotte Hotel Cork, De La Salle, 6.30; Liffey Celtics v WIT Wildcats, Leixlip Centre, 7.30.
Sunday: Mens SuperLeague – Moycullen v DCU Saints, Calasanctius College, 3.45. Womens SuperLeague – Singleton SuperValu Brunell v Killester, Parochial Hall, Cork, 2.45; DCU Mercy v Meteors, DCU Complex, 3.30.