2016–17 Irish Super League season

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2016–17 Irish Super League season
LeagueSuper League
SportBasketball
Duration23 September 2016 – 19 March 2017 (Regular season)
25 March 2017 – 2 April 2017 (Champions Trophy)
Number of games22
Number of teams12
Regular season
League championsTempleogue
Season MVPTrae Pemberton (Tralee Warriors)
Top scorerDillon Stith (Belfast Star)
(27.4 ppg)
Tournaments
Champions Trophy championsTralee Warriors
  Champions Trophy runners-upTempleogue
National Cup championsSwords Thunder
  National Cup runners-upKillester
Super League seasons

The 2016–17 Irish Super League season was the 44th running of Basketball Ireland's premier men's basketball competition. The season featured 12 teams from across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, with the regular season beginning on 23 September 2016 and ending on 19 March 2017.[1] During the 2016 off-season, Basketball Ireland expanded its top flight men's league to 12 teams, with new team Tralee Warriors entering and Dublin side KUBS being granted promotion from the Men's Division One.[2] With a first-place finish and a 20–2 win/loss record, Templeogue were crowned league champions for the first time in their history. 2017 National Cup honours went to Swords Thunder, who collected their first piece of silverware in the top flight league, while Tralee were crowned the winners of the season finale Champions Trophy tournament after defeating Templeogue in the final.

Teams[edit]

Team Stadium City/Area Last season
Belfast Star Methodist College Belfast 7th
DCU Saints DCU Sports Complex Glasnevin, Dublin 6th
Éanna Coláiste Éanna Rathfarnham, Dublin 10th
Killester IWA Sports Hall Clontarf, Dublin 2nd
KUBS Carroll Arena Greendale, Dublin New
Moycullen Kingfisher, NUIG Galway 9th
Swords Thunder ALSAA Sports Complex Dublin Airport, Dublin 5th
Templeogue Oblate Hall Inchicore, Dublin 3rd
Tralee Warriors Tralee Sports Complex Tralee New
UCC Demons Mardyke Arena, UCC Cork 1st
UCD Marian UCD Sports Centre Belfield, Dublin 4th
UL Eagles PESS Building, UL Limerick 8th

Regular season[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Templeogue (C) 22 20 2 1906 1619 +287 60
2 Swords Thunder 22 19 3 1902 1518 +384 57
3 Tralee Warriors 22 17 5 1773 1590 +183 51
4 UCD Marian 22 17 5 1871 1656 +215 51
5 Killester 22 13 9 1683 1601 +82 39
6 UCC Demons 22 12 10 1776 1827 −51 36
7 Moycullen 22 9 13 1730 1784 −54 27
8 DCU Saints 22 7 15 1628 1754 −126 21
9 Éanna 22 6 16 1568 1746 −178 18
10 Belfast Star 22 6 16 1564 1717 −153 18
11 KUBS 22 5 17 1526 1731 −205 15
12 UL Eagles (R) 22 1 21 1387 1771 −384 3 Relegated
Source: Basketball Ireland
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Champions Trophy[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Quarter-finals     Semi-finals     Final
                           
      1 Templeogue 71  
  4 UCD Marian 80     4 UCD Marian 64    
  Ulster University Elks** 56         Templeogue 73
      Gold Cup icon.svg Tralee Warriors 74
      2 Swords Thunder 64    
  3 Tralee Warriors 82     3 Tralee Warriors 66  
  Maree* 67  

*National League Division 1 champions.[3]

**National League Division 1 runners-up.[3]

Quarter-finals[edit]

25 March 2017
15:00 GMT
Ulster University Elks 56–80 UCD Marian
Pts: Marty McDonald (18) Pts: Tied (19)
Methodist College, Belfast
25 March 2017
19:00 GMT
Maree 67–82 Tralee Warriors
Pts: Eoin Rockall (18) Pts: Trae Pemberton (31)
Calasanctius College, Oranmore

Source: Basketball Ireland, Basketball Ireland

Semi-finals[edit]

1 April 2017
16:00 GMT
Templeogue 71–64 UCD Marian
Scoring by quarter: 20–21, 14–10, 15–19, 22–14
Pts: Jason Killeen (21)
Rebs: Jason Killeen (14)
Asts: Tied (3)
Pts: Conor Meany (17)
Rebs: Mike Garrow (12)
Asts: Scott Kinevane (9)
1 April 2017
18:00 GMT
Swords Thunder 64–66 Tralee Warriors
Scoring by quarter: 15–18, 12–18, 16–16, 21–14
Pts: Alex Dolenko (13)
Rebs: José María Gil Narbón (10)
Asts: Alex Calvexe (4)
Pts: Trae Pemberton (24)
Rebs: Goran Pantovic (14)
Asts: Kieran Donaghy (5)

Source: Basketball Ireland Basketball Ireland

Final[edit]

2 April 2017
16:00 GMT
Templeogue 73–74 (OT) Tralee Warriors
Scoring by quarter: 16–18, 20–16, 14–17, 16–15, Overtime: 7–8
Pts: Michael Bonaparte (22)
Rebs: Michael Bonaparte (14)
Asts: Stephen James (6)
Pts: Trae Pemberton (21)
Rebs: Goran Pantovic (18)
Asts: Kieran Donaghy (8)

National Cup[edit]

Round 1 (2 legs)[edit]

22 October 2016 (Series 1)
Moycullen 72–71 Belfast Star
NUIG Kingfisher, Galway
22 October 2016 (Series 2)
UCD Marian 95–68 UL Eagles
UCD Sports Centre, Dublin
22 October 2016 (Series 3)
Tralee Warriors 61–55 Swords Thunder
Tralee Sports Complex, Tralee
22 October 2016 (Series 4)
KUBS 72–65 Éanna
Carroll Arena, Dublin
22 October 2016 (Series 5)
Killester 69–70 DCU Saints
IWA-Clontarf, Dublin
22 October 2016 (Series 6)
Templeogue 96–87 UCC Demons
Oblate Hall, Dublin
29 October 2016 (Series 2)
UL Eagles 62–69 UCD Marian
UCD Marian win Series 2 on aggregate (164–130).
UL Arena, Limerick
29 October 2016 (Series 3)
Swords Thunder 77–64 Tralee Warriors
Swords Thunder win Series 3 on aggregate (132–125).
ALSAA, Dublin
29 October 2016 (Series 4)
Éanna 53–68 KUBS
KUBS win Series 4 on aggregate (140–118).
Coláiste Éanna, Dublin
29 October 2016 (Series 5)
DCU Saints 68–84 Killester
Killester win Series 5 on aggregate (153–138).
DCU Sports Complex, Dublin
30 October 2016 (Series 6)
UCC Demons 85–94 Templeogue
Templeogue win Series 6 on aggregate (190–172).
Mardyke Arena, Cork
19 November 2016 (Series 1)
Belfast Star 80–84 Moycullen
Moycullen win Series 1 on aggregate (156–151).
Methodist College, Belfast

Round 2 (1 leg)[edit]

Winner of Series 5 vs Winner of Series 4

26 November 2016
Killester 84–62 KUBS
IWA-Clontarf, Dublin

Winner of Series 6 vs Winner of Series 3

7 December 2016
Templeogue 81–88 Swords Thunder

Semi-finals[edit]

Winner of Series 1 vs Winner of Game 2, Round 2

7 January 2017
16:00 GMT
Moycullen 77–85 Swords Thunder
Neptune Stadium, Cork

Winner of Game 1, Round 2 vs Winner of Series 2

7 January 2017
20:00 GMT
Killester 81–69 UCD Marian
Neptune Stadium, Cork

Final[edit]

28 January 2017
20:00 GMT
Killester 51–72 Swords Thunder
Scoring by quarter: 15–17, 12–16, 13–20, 11–19
Pts: Cian Nihill (16)
Rebs: Jermaine Turner (16)
Asts: Ciaran Roe (4)
Pts: Justin Goldsborough (14)
Rebs: José María Gil Narbón (8)
Asts: Isaac Westbrooks (7)
National Basketball Arena, Dublin
MVP: José María Gil Narbón

Source: Basketball Ireland

Awards[edit]

Player of the Month[edit]

Month Player Team Ref
October Lorcan Murphy Templeogue [4]
November Lorcan Murphy Templeogue [5]
December Dillon Stith Belfast Star [6]
January José María Gil Narbón Swords Thunder [7]
February Trae Pemberton Tralee Warriors [8]
March Trae Pemberton Tralee Warriors [9]

Coach of the Month[edit]

Month Player Team Ref
October Mark Keenan Templeogue [4]
November Dave Baker Swords Thunder [5]
December Mark Keenan Templeogue [6]
January Dave Baker Swords Thunder [7]
February Mark Bernsen Tralee Warriors [8]
March Mark Bernsen Tralee Warriors [9]

Statistics leaders[edit]

Stats as of the end of the regular season[10][11]

Category Player Team Stat
Points per game Dillon Stith Belfast Star 27.4
Rebounds per game Mārtiņš Provizors DCU Saints 16.7
Assists per game Scott Kinevane UCD Marian 9.7
Steals per game Michael Garrow UCD Marian 5.4
Blocks per game Jacob Lawson UCC Demons 3.2

Regular season[edit]

  • Player of the Year: Trae Pemberton (Tralee Warriors)[12]
  • Young Player of the Year: Ryan Leonard (Tralee Warriors)[13]
  • Coach of the Year: Mark Bernsen (Tralee Warriors)
  • All-Star First Team:
    • Trae Pemberton (Tralee Warriors)
    • José María Gil Narbón (Swords Thunder)
    • Lorcan Murphy (Templeogue)
    • Jermaine Turner (Killester)
    • Michael Bonaparte (Templeogue)
  • All-Star Second Team:
    • Dillon Stith (Belfast Star)
    • Mike Garrow (UCD Marian)
    • Kevin Foley (KUBS)
    • Jason Killeen (Templeogue)
    • Isaac Westbrooks (Swords Thunder)
  • All-Star Third Team:
    • Kieran Donaghy (Tralee Warriors)
    • Corbin Jackson (KUBS)
    • Keelan Cairns (Belfast Star)
    • Mārtiņš Provizors (DCU Saints)
    • Ryan Leonard (Tralee Warriors)

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "MNCC ANNOUNCE LEAGUE EXPANSION". BasketballIreland.ie. 4 May 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b "PREVIEW: WE LOOK AHEAD TO THIS WEEKEND'S GAMES". BasketballIreland.ie. 23 March 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
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  5. ^ a b "PLAYERS AND COACHES OF THE MONTH FOR NOVEMBER ANNOUNCED". BasketballIreland.ie. 7 December 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  6. ^ a b "PLAYERS AND COACHES OF THE MONTH FOR DECEMBER ANNOUNCED". BasketballIreland.ie. 11 January 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  7. ^ a b "PLAYERS AND COACHES OF THE MONTH FOR JANUARY ANNOUNCED". BasketballIreland.ie. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  8. ^ a b "PLAYERS AND COACHES OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY ANNOUNCED". BasketballIreland.ie. 13 March 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  9. ^ a b "BASKETBALL IRELAND PLAYERS AND COACHES OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH". BasketballIreland.ie. 5 April 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Basketball Ireland – Player Stats". BasketballIreland.ie. Archived from the original on 23 March 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  11. ^ "Basketball Ireland – League Stats". BasketballIreland.ie. Archived from the original on 23 March 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  12. ^ "BASKETBALL IRELAND 2017 ALL STARS AND PLAYERS OF THE YEAR". BasketballIreland.ie. 12 April 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  13. ^ "BASKETBALL IRELAND ANNUAL AWARDS 2017". BasketballIreland.ie. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2017.

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