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Thursday 16 August 2018

'Unbelievable' UL do double at the Arena

UNIVERSITY of Limerick were crowned double champions after a 66-54 victory over Team Montenotte Cork in the final of the Nivea Women's Baskeetball SuperLeague last night.

James Weldon's side secured the National Cup earlier this year, and claimed this title after a hard fought win over the Cork side.

UL coach Weldon's praise for his charges was well justified.

"To win 35 games in a row is unbelievable," he said.

"I can't say enough about the commitment and dedication of those girls.

"They had us well scouted. You have to give credit to Cormac (O'Donoghue) and his Montenotte team. We maybe could have been further ahead at half time but we have a great system and a great belief here."



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However, the coach would not be drawn on the future after this record-breaking season.

"We've just won the treble. We will go and enjoy this and then we can think about what we are going to do next," he added.

Team Montenotte were showing incredible appetite to get back into the game, with the scores 33-30 at half-time. Yet, every time they got to within range, UL underlined their quality by eking out important scores to keep the Cork side at bay.

Montenotte did get within three (46-43) heading into the final quarter, but Weldon's side were able to close out the game in the final stages.

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