Friday 15 December 2017

double date for eagles

UL Eagles return to action in the Nivea For Men's SuperLeague this weekend with a double header against DCU Saints and Bord Gais Neptune respectively. 11890 Killester will be hoping to continue their 100pc start to the season away to Belfast Star, while UCD Marian will be looking to build on their fine win last weekend when they make the trip to Ulster Elks.

Moycullen will be hoping their home tie on Saturday evening with UCC Demons marks their first win of the season.

Meanwhile, the Women's SuperLeague returns this weekend with 11890 Killester hosting champions Team Montenotte Hotel Cork, while Black Forge Oblate Dynamos return to Ireland's top division with an all-Dublin affair against Meteors.

UL Eagles v DCU Saints, UL Arena, Sat (7.30)

UL Eagles enjoyed a weekend off in the last round but will need to be fully alert when they welcome DCU Saints.

The Saints ran last season's treble champions 11890 Killester all the way last weekend and appear to be stabilised with 10 out of their 11 players returning from last season. A huge crowd is expected in UL to witness Eagles' new arrivals make their home debuts; Mark Bernsen as team coach, Carelton Cuff, Ciaran White and young Sean McCarthy as players.

Moycullen v UCC Demons, Kingfisher Club NUIG, (Sat, 8.0)

Moycullen continue the search for their first points of the season against a UCC Demons side on the back of a disappointing defeat to UCD Marian.

An expectant crowd will be looking for more of the same from Cian Nihill, who has been the star for the Westerners.

Demons will be heartened by the display of their new American recruit Marcus Van, who enthralled the crowd at UCD last weekend with five second half dunks.

Belfast Star v 11890 Killester, De La Salle College, Anderstown, Sat (7.15)

Belfast Star's return to action couldn't come against tougher opposition as 11890 Killester make the trip to Anderstown.

Star's only game to date resulted in defeat away to Bord Gais Neptune.

Kieran O'Brien's return from injury has been a huge positive for 11890 Killester but he is likely to be missing for this clash due to an injury sustained in training.

Bord Gais Neptune v UL Eagles, Neptune Stadium, Sun (3.0)

Bord Gais Neptune will be hoping two games in two days will be too much for UL Eagles this weekend. Neptune's cause has been hampered by the loss of Robinson Louisme to injury and he is expected to miss the next two weeks.

Ulster Elks v UCD Marian, University of Ulster HPC, Sun (2.30)

Dubliner Kevin Foley produced a superb display to help Elks to their first points last weekend at the expense of Neptune and they face an equally buoyant side in the shape of UCD Marian this weekend. The Belfast outfit will be aiming to reach the play-offs this year.

Marian ended a run of four years without a win over UCC Demons last weekend.

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11890 Killester v Team Montenotte Hotel Cork, IWA Clontarf, Sat (6.0)

11890 Killester welcome five new players into their ranks ahead of their mammoth opener against the reigning league champions Team Montenotte Hotel Cork.

The Wilkins sisters, Karen and Julie, have joined the club from fellow northside club Tolka Rovers, while Julie Kavanagh, Ciara Flaherty and Caroline Flynn have all made the move across the Liffey from Meteors.

Team Montenotte Hotel Cork will place a big emphasis on their hugely successful underage programme this season.

Black Forge Oblate Dynamos v Meteors, Oblate Hall, Sat (7.0)

Black Forge Oblate Dynamos make their long awaited return to the top-flight when they host Meteors on Saturday night.

Dynamos will be hoping the likes of Shelly Behan and Tammy McKenna will provide the inspiration this season.

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