A Winning Weekend for the Ulster Ladies

Posted January 19, 2014 by John Francis Dick
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Rockets came back fighting this weekend off an under par performance against DCU and Wildcats with victories over Brunell and Liffey Celtics. Saturday’s game was no doubt a challenge as this has been one of the best runs for Brunell in recent seasons.

This girls fought hard and narrowed the scoreline but it wasn’t until the dying seconds of the game when the home side courtesy of Mairead McNally went 2 ahead off two free throw shots. Brunell raced down the court and released the ball just as the buzzer sounded but the shot went wide of the rim. Man of the match had to go for the fantastic performance from Helena Fairbairn who scored 16 points.

Today’s game saw Rockets match up against South Dublin side, Liffey Celtics under new coach, Vinnie O’Keefe. The Dublin girls were a powerful force and their three point attempts at the basket were successful. Rockets only managed to bring the gap back to ten in parts of the first half meaning Liffey were up 28-42 at half time.

Power was restored to the Rockets in the second half and they closed the gap to 4 to end the third quarter. But foul trouble on both sides allowed the Rockets to come right back and the score was tied at 61-61 with 45 seconds. Once again 2 free throws sealed the game for the home side and final score was 63-61

Rockets face a third double header weekend when they play Limerick and Glanmire on Feb 1 and 2.


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Under power Rockets beat Liffey Celtics

Posted October 27, 2013 by John Francis Dick
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Coming off a home defeat last weekend, Ulster Rockets made the trip to Dublin to take on Liffey Celtics.

The game was slow to start with neither letting the other take the lead by more than a basket. Rockets pulled away but the girls in green brought it back to a point to close the first 23-24.

The second quarter saw much of the same basketball being played with both teams failing to get any sort of lead. Brittney got injured early in the second which saw her leave the game early. Some good shooting by Liffey saw them pull ahead to end the half 38-36.

Rockets were slow of the mark going in to the 3rd but they pulled the seven point lead back to a draw to close out the third 54-54. Kerry Shields was fouled on the buzzer scoring all 3 free throws to put rockets three ahead. But that wasn’t all as a technical in the interval gave Shields 2 more points in the scorebook leaving the third quarter score 54-59.

The pace of the game picked up in the fourth. Rockets managed to hold a ten point lead with 7:17 left in the game. Rockets didn’t let the hosts come back and extended the lead to 15, with five minutes remaining. Liffey tried to fight back but some good shooting by Kerri Shields once again sealed the win. Final score 64-75.

In a post game interview with Breda, the Dublin-born coach was pleased with the win but missed the height of Finnoula Toner who missed today’s game.

Top scoters
K. Shields 36
M. McNally 21
Fairbairn 6

Next Game. Sun Nov. 3rd. Home v Limerick 1pm. Methodist College Belfast

On the Road again – 3rd December 2011

Posted December 2, 2011 by ulsterrockets
Categories: 2011-12, Game, Superleague

Last weekend Ulster Rockets made the journey to Limerick to play UL. Rockets are playing a second consecutive away fixture by traveling to Killester on Saturday 3rd December.

Rockets Host Brunell

Posted November 3, 2011 by ulsterrockets
Categories: 2011-12, Game, Superleague

This Saturday Ulster Rockets will host Brunell.

Tip off: 6.30pm – De La Salle College, Belfast

Saturday, November  5

Rockets take on Liffey Celtics!

Posted October 20, 2011 by ulsterrockets
Categories: 2011-12, Belfast Star, Game, Superleague

This Saturday sees another Double Header with Ulster Rockets hosting Liffey Celtics and Belfast Star playing directly after.

Women’s tip off: 6.30
Men’s tip off: 8.30

For both games:
Adults £5
Students £3
Kids £1

Saturday, October 22 · 6:30pm

Ulster Rockets vs Waterford Wildcats – Sat 15 Oct 2011

Posted October 14, 2011 by ulsterrockets
Categories: 2011-12, Game, Superleague

Rockets take on the Wildcats this Saturday at home!
6.30pm tip-off

This is a double header with Belfast Star vs UCD Marian.

Price for both games:
£5 adults
£3 students
£2 kids

De La Salle College, Saturday, October 15 2011 · 6:30pm