THE Limerick Sport Eagles’ and the Limerick Celtics’ seasons are finished up with both teams falling short of the finals.
After an impressive season of basketball throughout, the Limerick Sports Eagles and The Limerick Celtics fell short of play-offs stages but not for the want of trying.
The Limerick Sport Eagles‘ who finished the season (10-6) had been off the mark recently losing four of their last five games. There most recent loss was to Grand Hotel Malahide (9-5) who finished second in the North Conference. The Eagles then had a relatively straight forward win over WIT Vikings (2-14).
Scotts Lakers Killarney (9-7) were the next to take a win from them narrowly winning by seven points. The UCC Demons (15-1) who are top of the South Conference with only one loss found it easy to get by the out of form Limerick side. The unfortunate run was mainly from playing the Demons back to back with the Cork side in scintillating form.
Fifth place Fr. Mathews (9-7) were the only the second side of the season to beat the Limerick natives before their poor run.
The Sports Eagles finished third in their conference behind IT Carlow (11-5) and the UCC Demons.
In the last game of the season the Limerick Celtics (9-7) suffered at the hands of Fr Mathews at home. On the road to the Portlaoise Panthers (4-12) the Celtics were able to dig out a win beating them 84-80.
IT Carlow were too good for the Celtics who struggled against the Leinster side. The Limerick outfit put up a strong contest against the UCC Demons who only managed to narrowly beat them. The Celtics hammered the WIT Vikings beating them 114-73.
The Celtics overall finished sixth losing out through point difference with Fr Mathews but finished off the season in some good form.
The UCC Demons will meet the EJ Sligo All-Stars in the Division 1 final after they topped their respective conferences.
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