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A Winning Weekend for the Ulster Ladies

January 19, 2014

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

October 27, 2013

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

Rockets Win Season Opener

October 4, 2009

Ulster Rockets stormed to victory today in St. Malachy’s with a twenty two point win over Glanmire. Every player on the home side put points on the board to finish the game 62-40.

May 16th – AGM and Table quiz

May 4, 2009

Just to inform all players and affiliated clubs that the A.G.M. of Ulster Rockets will take place in Belfast Harlequins on Saturday 16th May at 7.30 P.M.

This will be followed by a fundraising table quiz in the same venue at 8.30 P.M.

Table Quiz – 16th May

April 9, 2009

Ulster Rockets will be holding a table quiz in Harlequins Rugby Club on Saturday 16th May.

Keep that day free and spread the word!