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Nathan Moore Limerick Junior Sports Star December 2016

Limerick Lions wish to give a huge congratulations to their U16 player Nathan Moore who recently received the “Limerick Junior Sports Star” for the month of December 2016.

This award comes after an exceptional month of basketball for the Lions and Irish International underage player. Nathan kicked off the month of December with a visit to Minsk in Belarus to play against some of the power houses of European Basketball. Nathan held his own against some of the top talent from Poland, Lithuania and Belarus during the Irish U16 squad’s preparations for the European Championships later this year.

Then it was back home to face back-to-back games against the relentless and talented Ballincollig boys. The Lions boys split the spoils with the Ballincollig lads winning by just 4 points in Ballincollig and losing by a tantalising 2 points at home. Nathan was on fire in both games knocking down 36 points and 38 points respectively.

The next stop for Nathan and his Lions team-mates was a Tuesday night date with St. Brendan’s of Tralee down in the Parochial Hall in Cork. Where else would a youngster want to be on a Tuesday night, but in the U16 Cork Cup semi-final in one of the most famous basketball halls in the Country!!! This was certainly a game of many lead changes, but it all came down to the last play of the game……….Both teams tied 49-49…….. 5 seconds left on the clock…….Lions have a time-out…….Inbounds play to get Nathan the ball……..Ball released with 2 seconds on the clock………Swish…….. Lions heading to the Cork Cup Final and Nathan heading for a well-deserved Christmas break.

Nathan received his award at the ceremony held in the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa on Friday 27th January. He also had the honour of meeting Football Legend Brian Kerr who was the guest speaker on the day. Thanks to the Radisson Blu Hotel, the Limerick Leader and Keanes Jewellers for the excellent event.

Limerick Lions would also like to congratulate all the other monthly winners and most especially Conor Boylan who won the Junior Sports Star of the Year.


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Limerick Lions U14's Vs Ballincollig

Limerick Lions U14's Vs Ballincollig


Lions 14’s got their Cork League campaign underway in St.Clements with a visit from a strong Ballincollig team.

In the opening half Lions struggled to deal with Ballincolligs excellent outside shooting and strong inside play, the Lions regrouped at half time and outscored Ballincollig in qtrs 3 & 4, but could not claw back the lead they
had built in the opening 2 quarters, final score Lions 42 – Ballincollig 64.

Reece Barry top scored for the Lions with 20pts, Edgar Berkishvilli grabbed 8 rebounds and 6pts, Alan Fitzgerald also had 6 points and 3 steals, Janis PliesmanisFinn Martin & Alfie McCoy also chipped in with important baskets.

Defensively Egor Bodrov, Eoin Price, & Stephen Shaw grabbed some great rebounds. Nathan Stanners, Adam Lengen & Joey Fogarty passed well to create scores for the team!

Well done to all players for their hardworking performance!

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Throwback! Lions In Wales 2013

Throwback! Limerick Lions In Wales 2013

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