Abbey Seals Dublin Lions v Garveys Tralee Warriors

Final Score Lions 70-Warriors 76. We would like to thank all of the supporters who came down to see a fantastic game, our sponsors Abbey Seals and our match sponsor MemoryC.com
MemoryC have offered our members a discount code of 5% off all new orders from now until Dec 21st using the code GOLIONS. Thanks again for the support. The match report below is from the Basketball Ireland website.

Abbey Seals Dublin Lions came agonizingly close to claiming their first win of the season at home on Saturday evening, as they lost out 70-76 to the reigning champions, Garvey’s Tralee Warriors. Lions opened the game in red-hot fashion, stunning the Warriors into a 31-13 point end of first quarter scoreline, with Finn Hughes and James Gormley dominating the scoring. Lions kept the intensity up in the second quarter, and despite a big Tralee push in the second, the hosts still held the lead, 43-37 going in at half time. Warriors regrouped well at the break, with Jonathan Lawton and Paul Dick picking up some big scores in the third, but again, superb shooting from Hughes coupled with some great plays from Conroy Baltimore kept Lions’ in front, leading by 10 going into the last, 61-51. The fourth quarter was where it unraveled for Lions though, with Eoin Quigley, Paul Dick and Lawton leading the way for Warriors, and they kept mounting the pressure before edging into the lead and eventually taking the win by six, 70-76.

“We conceded 31 points in the first ten minutes and really put ourselves into a deep, deep hole,” acknowledged head coach, Pat Price afterwards. “When you make that comeback, you’re gassed. They went on another run after that. Not enough credit is going to Dublin Lions – they’re the best 0 and 10 team I’ve seen in a long, long time. You saw in the last three minutes some of our more experienced guys made some big plays and that was really the difference. We showed maturity and we were very measured. There was no panic buttons pushed. We’ll take it – it’s a great prep for next week.”

Abbey Seals Lions v Garveys Tralee Warriors

Abbey Seals Dublin Lions take on joint top of the table Garveys Tralee Warriors this Saturday in Colaiste Bride in what promises to be a mouth-watering clash. Warriors feature players such as Ivan Bogdanovic, Eoin Quigley and the versatile Kieran Donaghy. Lions will have 2 Americans available for the game as Conroy is fit again and Jarrett makes his home debut. The game tips off at 17:30. Be sure to get there early. Our sponsor for the game this weekend is MemoryC.com. #GoLions #ThisIsSuper

U.S.A. Bound

Dublin Lions are delighted to announce that Clinton Efinda has been offered and accepted a scholarship to Lawrence Woodmere Academy in Long Island, New York.

Woodmere is where our own Aidan Igiehon attended for four years and Aidan is already a big success story.

All of us at Dublin Lions would like to congratulate Clinton and his family and wish him the very best in his studies and basketball in the USA.

November Appointed Fixtures

DateTimeDivisionHome TeamAway TeamGym Name
Sat, 2 Nov  201915:00U17(2)Dublin LionsMeteorsMoyle Park
Sat, 2 Nov  201915:00U16 (1)Dublin LionsTempleogue BCColaiste Bride
Sun, 3 Nov  201913:30U17(2)SwordsDublin LionsALSAA 
Sun, 3 Nov  201916:40U16(1)Dublin LionsTempleogueColaiste Bride
Mon, 4 Nov  201920:40Senior 4UCDDublin LionsUCD 
Wed, 6 Nov  201921:10SNR CupGlasnevin BCDublin LionsSt Aidans 
Thu, 7 Nov  201919:20Senior 4KillesterDublin LionsSt. Fintans 
Thu, 7 Nov  201921:10D2Dublin LionsBC Leixlip ZalgirisMoyle Park 
Fri, 8 Nov  201921:10Senior 5OblatesDublin LionsOblates
Sat, 9 Nov  201912:40U17(1)Templeogue BCDublin LionsPres Terenure
Sat, 9 Nov  201915:00U16(2)Dublin LionsMeteorsMoyle Park
Sat, 9 Nov  201915:00U16 (1)Dublin LionsMalahide Mens BCColaiste Bride
Sun, 10 Nov  201916:15U18Malahide Mens BCDublin LionsMalahide CS
Sun, 10 Nov  201916:40U16(1)Dublin LionsMalahideColaiste Bride
Mon, 11 Nov  201920:40D4Bray BulletsDublin LionsLoreto College Bray
Wed, 13 Nov  201920:40Senior 5TridentsDublin LionsSt. Vincents 
Wed, 13 Nov  201921:10D3Dublin LionsTrinity College BCColaiste Bride
Thu, 14 Nov  201919:10Inter CupDublin Lions Senior 4Ongar Chasers Senior 3Collinstown 
Sun, 17 Nov  201913:35U17(2)Northside EclipseDublin LionsBeneavin 
Sun, 17 Nov  201915:15U18KUBS BCDublin LionsGreendale
Sun, 17 Nov  201916:40U16(1)Dublin LionsMeteorsColaiste Bride
Sun, 17 Nov  201918:00U17(1)Dublin LionsOngar Chasers BCColaiste Bride
Mon, 18 Nov  201919:45U18Dublin LionsLiffey Celtics BCColaiste Bride
Thu, 21 Nov  201919:10Senior 5Dublin LionsKUBSCollinstown 
Thu, 21 Nov  201920:40D4Dublin LionsBarrow RoversCollinstown 
Sat, 23 Nov  201915:00U16 (1)Dublin LionsDublin SonicsColaiste Bride
Sun, 24 Nov  201916:40U16(1)Dublin LionsLiffey CelticsColaiste Bride
Sun, 24 Nov  201917:30U16 (1)Liffey Celtics BCDublin LionsLeixlip Amenities 
Wed, 27 Nov  201921:10D3Dublin LionsUCD Marian BCColaiste Bride
Thu, 28 Nov  201921:10D4UCD Marian BCDublin LionsOatlands 
Fri, 29 Nov  201919:30D2St. Vincents BCDublin LionsSt Vincents 
Sat, 30 Nov  201915:00U17(2)Dublin LionsOngar ChasersMoyle Park

U18 boys v Eanna (Cup)

Our young Lions U18 men came out on top of a tight game with Eanna in Moyle Park last night in the cup quarter final. Lions started the brighter of the two teams and got out to an early lead but Eanna battled their way back to lead by a point at the half. Turnovers looked like they might cost the home team in the end but some well timed 3 pointers gave Lions back the lead which they held until the final whistle to win by the slimmest of margins 64-63.

Abbey Seals Dublin Lions v KCYMS – Colaiste Bride 17:30

Abbey Seals Dublin Lions v KCYMS – Colaiste Bride 17:30 Saturday Nov 2nd:

Coach Rob and the boys are still looking for their forst win of the season and take on Killorglin CYMS at home this Saturday. KCYMS lie two places above us in the league and hopefully the lads can register their forst win of the season and get the ball rolling. #GoLions

Abbey Seals Dublin Lions v Eanna

Abbey Seals Dublin Lions v Eanna – Colaiste Bride 17:30

It’s game-day finally – The club make history as for the first time Abbey Seals Dublin Lions will compete in the Super League playing our Dublin neighbours Eanna. Make sure to get down early as the hall is sure to be packed.

Venue information: Colaiste Bride :22 New Rd, Clondalkin, Co. Dublin
Doors 16:30 – Tip off 17:30
Admission Adults €6 U18s €3 (Members €5 and U18s wearing Lions gear/Tshirt €2)
Shop – There will be a shop open upstairs for refreshments teas/coffees/soft drinks and sweets. The shop also has a stock of replica Super League Tshirts. All proceeds to club.
Please note that supporters will NOT be permitted to bring basketballs into the hall during the game. Please leave them at home or in cars.

Best of luck to Rob and the lads. #GoLions #ThisIsSuper

Fixtures

Fixtures for the various sections Mens, Ladies, Boys and Girls can be found by clicking on fixtures above and then on the relevant drop-down link.

Fixtures will be added as soon as they have been arranged or when the various team managers send them on to the webmaster.