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All-Ireland success for Wildcats

Wildcats U14’s won the All-Ireland Club Championship
here was mixed fortunes for Wildcats at the Club All Ireland Championships with victory for the U14’s in the final while the U16’s also reached the final but lost out narrowly to Liffey Celtics. Coached by Sinéad Deegan and Jane Kenneally the Wildcats U14’s got off to a winning start in an extremely tight opening game [...]

Women’s Superleague: WIT Wildcats 49 – DCU 57

Maxol WIT Wildcat’s Brittney Dunbar is determined to drive past DCU’s Nicole Clancy.
WIT Wildcats 49 DCU 57 Maxol WIT Wildcats threw away a 17 points lead as they succumbed to a painful loss to DCU at the Mercy Gym last Saturday night. Leading by 17 points with as many minutes remaining in the game, Wildcats simply disintegrated and gifted a game they should have won to the visitors. In the [...]

Women’s Superleague

Maxol WIT Wildcats Stephanie O’Shea clashes with Brunell’s Alison Kearney. Photos: Noel Browne
WIT Wildcats 66 Brunell (Cork) 47 Maxol WIT Wildcats recovered from their disappointing defeat away to Liffey Celtics with a another stylish performance at home where they accounted for Cork City side Brunell on a 66-47 points scoreline at the Mercy Gym on Saturday night last. Wildcats raced into an early lead with the first four baskets [...]

Disappointing defeat for Wildcats

Wildcats coach will be hoping his side can recover for last weeekend’s heavy defeat when they take on Brunell on Saturday next
Maxol WIT Wildcats suffered their heaviest loss for some time when they were defeated by 28 points away to Liffey Celtics last Saturday night. Wildcats former favourite Jazmen Boone inflicted most of the damage as she finished the game as top scorer in a 78-50 points win for the home side. Wildcats were never in this [...]

Basketball; Women’s Superleague

WIT Wildcats 55 Meteors (Dublin) 44 Maxol WIT Wildcats continued their winning ways with a hard fought 55 to 44 points victory over Dublin Meteors at the Mercy Sports Hall last Saturday night. Possibly not the best game one could wish to see but it was Wildcats first game in three weeks. For a [...]

Ireland v USA at Mercy Gym

Senior Basketball A rare basketball treat comes to town this Saturday evening April 30th when the Irish senior women’s team take on team USA. The American team are Victory Scholars from the Sport Changes Life (SCL) programme. Regular basketball supporters will be well aware of these talented SCL students who have enhanced our national leagues over [...]

All-Ireland delight for Wonderful WIT

WIT Ladies celebrate their success in the Colleges ‘A’ Basketball Final.
All-Ireland Colleges ‘A’ Basketball Final WIT 63 CIT 59 WIT ladies basketball team upset favourites CIT to win the All-Ireland Colleges Ladies ‘A’ final at the National Basketball Arena last week. The Waterford side’s only previous success in colleges basketball was a division two title in 2006. Having defeated reigned champions Trinity College in their semi-final WIT expected a tough [...]

DE LA SALLE DELIGHT

Captain Daniel Sheehan collects his gold medal Photo: Colm Dunphy
De La Salle win U19B Schools league Final De La Salle Waterford 54 St. Malachy’s Belfast 29 e La Salle Waterford put the heartache of four semi-final defeats behind them when they turned in an impressive performance to defeat St Malachy’s, Belfast in the U19B All Ireland Schools League Final at the National basketball Arena last Tuesday. After a [...]

WILDCATS FINISH IN STYLE

Ruthie Leavey (Maxol WIT Wildcats) is faced by UL Huskies Kelsey Harris
WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE IT Wildcats 69 UL Huskies 56 MAXOL WIT Wildcats finished the regular season with a comfortable win over UL Huskies last Saturday evening in the Mercy Sports Hall. Wildcats bounced back from a poor performance last weekend at home to Killester, to put in a solid display leading [...]

Magnificient Wildcats blitz Champions elect

: Wildcats were in superb form last Sunday when they defeated league leaders DCU Mercy
Basketball; Women’s Premier League DCU Mercy 56 Maxol WIT Wildcats 77 Maxol WIT Wildcats tore up the formbook when they blitzed champions elect DCU in the capital last Sunday evening. Dublin City University, who were on a 12 game winning streak and are top of the premier league, were expected to continue their winning ways. Despite home advantage and [...]