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Basketball: Killester's crew will be keen to haunt Demons at the IWA

UCC Demons will need to bounce back from a deflating National Cup semi-final loss to bitter rivals Bord Gáis Neptune when they face Killester in the Nivea For Men's SuperLeague.

Elsewhere today, there is an all-Dublin affair at Belfield when UCD Marian play Dublin Inter. Moycullen travel to Cork to play Neptune and UL Eagles play DCU Saints.

For Demons, the challenge in their contest will be to contain the powerful Killester front-court combination of Michael Bonaparte, Mike Westbrook, Alan Casey and Kieran O'Brien.

At home in the IWA centre in Clontarf, Killester can prove fearsome on the offensive boards.

The Eagles have the benefit of being at home as they welcome DCU Saints. Since the addition of 6'10" Conor Grace, Saints have been a changed outfit and are beginning to climb back up the table. They would love nothing more than to impede the Eagles, who beat them in the league final last year.

The closest challenger to the top two is Neptune. They will need to keep their focus firmly on tonight as they play a Moycullen team that has been on the verge of stealing a win in Cork for some time and will feel they are due a big result down south sooner rather than later.

UCD Marian and Dublin Inter will go head to head in an all-Dublin battle as both teams look to lift themselves off the bottom of the table.


TODAY -- Nivea For Men's SuperLeague: Killester v UCC Demons, IWA Clontarf, 6.0; UCD Marian v Dublin Inter, UCD Sports Complex,7.10; Bord Gáis Neptune v Moycullen, Neptune Stadium, 7.30; UL Eagles v DCU Saints, UL Arena, 7.30.

Nivea Women's SuperLeague: UL Huskies v Liffey Celtics, UL Arena, 5.0; Meteors v WIT Wildcats, Coláiste íosagáin, 7.0; Killester v DCU Mercy, IWA Clontarf, 8.0.

Basketball Ireland Men's Div 1: Matt O'Flaherty Chemists Titans v Fr Mathew's, Renmore, 7.0; Templeogue Azzurri v Maree, Oblate Hall Inchicore, 7.0; Team Garvey's St Mary's v Team Left Bank Kilkenny, Castleisland, 7.45.

Basketball Ireland Women's Div 1: UL Huskies v Portlaoise Panthers, UL Arena, 2.30.

TOMORROW -- Nivea Women's SuperLeague: Singleton SuperValu Brunell v Team Montenotte Hotel Cork, Parochial Hall Cork, 2.45.

Basketball Ireland Women's Div 1: Oblate Dynamos v Team Tom McCarthy's St Marys, Oblate Hall Inchicore, 1.30.