This weekend sees the National League finals take place with ‘Super Saturday’ on April 1st as The Address UCC Glanmire take on DCU Mercy in the MissQuote.ie Champions Trophy final at 12pm.
The Address UCC Glanmire will be hoping to defend their MissQuote.ie Champions Trophy with the game taking place at the National Basketball Arena.
𝘽𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚 𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝘿𝙧𝙖𝙬𝙣 🏆
Super Saturday is just 𝟒𝟖 𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨 away. Experience a packed at the National Basketball Arena.
📺| Live on @sporttg4 from 11:50am on Saturday.
🎟️| Tickets available on https://t.co/QdC7j8HG4A#BISL | #BITV pic.twitter.com/TojbWxyhid
— Basketball Ireland (@BballIrl) March 30, 2023
Mark Ingle’s DCU Mercy showed resilience when required in the semi-final as Trinity Meteors tried to rally in the closing stages of a 67-58 win for the home side at DCU Arena. It was the fourth time the sides met in this campaign with incredible shooting on display with DCU's Lindsey Abed particularly on form.
Mark Scannell’s The Address UCC Glanmire came through their semi-final slightly easier an were dominant in the second half of their 94-67 win against Waterford Wildcats. The defending champions saw nine players register points in the box score, Brittany Byrd and Khiarica Rasheed combined for 47, with Claire O’Sullivan (13), Amy Dooley (9) and Aine McKenna (9) all making crucial shots.
It sets up an intriguing meeting between the best offence and defence in Irish women’s basketball at the National Basketball Arena on Saturday. The Address UCC Glanmire took both games in the MissQuote.ie season, and DCU Mercy will be ready to put it up to them again and break the Cork club's streak.
The game will be broadcast live on TG4 from 11.50am
Na sraitheanna náisiúnta ar aer don chéad uair 💯
Basketball 'Super Saturday' on @TG4TV
📆 Dé Sathairn / Saturday
🏀 @GlanmireBBall v @dcumercy
🏆 Champions Trophy
🏀 @BallincolligB v @UGMareeBball
🏆 Super League@BballIrl pic.twitter.com/q5s1hYSTaZ
— Spórt TG4 (@SportTG4) March 29, 2023
National League finals fixtures (National Basketball Arena):
Saturday 1st April
MissQuote.ie Champions Trophy final
The Address UCC Glanmire v DCU Mercy; 12:00pm (Live on TG4)
MissQuote.ie Division 1 League Cup final
Phoenix Rockets v Portlaoise Panthers; 6:00pm
Sunday 2nd April
Women’s National Intermediate League Plate final
Portlaoise Panthers v Cobh; 11:00am
Women’s National Intermediate League final
Liffey Celtics v Claregalway; 1:00pm
InsureMyHouse.ie Over 40 Women’s Masters National Cup final
Midlands Masters v Cork Rebels; 5:00pm