National League

National League
Dec 03 2021

November players and coaches of the month announced

Tradehouse Central Balllincollig’s Andre Nation has picked up November’s Super League Player of the Month, while The Address UCC Glanmire’s Claire Melia is the Super League player of the month for the second month in a row.

Andre Nation fended off NUIG Maree’s De’ondre Jackson and UCD Marian’s Srdan Stojanovic to take the Super League prize. It is a Tradehouse Central Ballincollig double, head coach Kieran O’Sullivan has been named coach of the month, after leading them to the top of the table, with an unbeaten start since they began life in the Super League, following promotion in 2020.

Ireland international Claire Melia picked up the Super League Player of the Month, helped by her 33 point haul in last weekend’s win over DCU Mercy. Singleton SuperValu Brunell’s Kwanza Murray was second, among her highlights was an impressive 49 point haul in Saturday’s 107-87 road win at Killester, while DCU Mercy’s Bailey Greenberg was third.

November Player of the Month awardees (Clock-wise from top left): Claire Melia (The Address UCC Glanmire), Manny Payton (Limerick Sport Eagles), Andre Nation (Tradehouse Central Ballincollig), Yuleska Ramirez Tejeda (Limerick Sport Huskies)

Tommy O’Mahony is the The Super League coach of the month. They top the table and are on a six-game winning run.

In the Division One there was also a repeat winner of the players gong, with Limerick Sport Eagles player Manny Peyton once again claiming top prize, ahead of Ireland international captain Kyle Hosford (UCC Demons) and Rafael Llopis Martinez (Limerick Celtics). Gerald Kennedy is November’s Coach of the Month, his McGowan’s Tolka Rovers team are on a five-game winning streak.

In Division 1, Yuleska Ramirez Tejeda (Limerick Sport Huskies), who was runner-up in October, has claimed November’s prize. Sofia Paska (Limerick Celtics) was second, while Shannon Cunningham (LYIT Donegal) was third. NUIG Mystics head coach Paul O’Brien is Division 1 Coach of the Month.

November Coach of the Month awardees (Clock-wise from top left): Tommy O'Mahony (WIT Waterford Wildcats), Kieran O'Sullivan (Tradehouse Central Ballincollig), Gerald Kennedy (McGowan's Tolka Rovers), Paul O'Brien (NUIG Mystics) Super League - November Player & Coach of the Month

Player – 1st Andre Nation (Tradehouse Central Ballincollig) – 2nd De’ondre Jackson (NUIG Maree) – 3rd Srdan Stojanovic (UCD Marian)

Coach - Kieran O’Sullivan (Tradehouse Central Ballincollig) Super League - November Player & Coach of the Month

Player – 1st Claire Melia (The Address UCC Glanmire) – 2nd Kwanza Murray (Singleton SuperValu Brunell) – 3rd Bailey Greenberg (DCU Mercy)

Coach – Tommy O’Mahony (WIT Waterford Wildcats) Division One - November Player & Coach of the Month

Player – 1st Manny Payton (Limerick Sport Eagles) – 2nd Kyle Hosford (UCC Demons) – 3rd Rafael Llopis Martinez (Limerick Celtics)

Coach – Gerald Kennedy (McGowan’s Tolka Rovers) Division One - November Player & Coach of the Month

Player – 1st Yuleska Ramirez Tejeda (Limerick Sport Huskies) – 2nd Sofia Paska (Limerick Celtics) – 3rd Shannon Cunningham (LYIT Donegal)

Coach – Paul O’Brien (NUIG Mystics)