Press Release

Sep 24 2023

SETU Waterford Wildcats win at reigning Super League champions The Address UCC Glanmire

Image: Ireland international Sarah Hickey helps Waterford outfit to 80-75 road win on opening weekend

SETU Waterford Wildcats picked up an 80-75 win at defending Super League champions The Address UCC Glanmire on the opening weekend of the new season. Ireland international Sarah Hickey was to the fore in their victory with 23 points, while their new signing Myia Clark hit 18 points in their victory on Sunday.

SETU Waterford Wildcats head coach, Tommy O’Mahony, said: “Delighted to get the win, beating a team of Glanmire’s calibre is never easy. Being the first game of the season, it was scrappy affair, but I thought our girls dug deep to get us over the line. I thought we had a lot of big performances today and they stood up when it was needed, which is always nice. We understand we have things to improve on and we will work really hard to get them right for our next game.”

After finishing 2nd last season, DCU Mercy got off to a flying start on Saturday against University of Galway Mystics at the Kingfisher Sports Arena, winning by a 25-point margin, 98-73, the largest of this weekend’s games. Ireland international Hannah Thornton put in a big performance, top scoring with 31 points, along with 11 rebounds and five assists.


Ulster University narrowly edged out newly promoted Portlaoise Panthers by four points, 81-77. Alex Mulligan and Aoife Callaghan, who returned to the side after one-year studying stints in the USA, scored 23 and 18 points respectively for Patrick O’Neill’s side. Jessica Fressle scored a game-high 33 points for Portlaoise Panthers.


Gurranabraher Credit Union Brunell picked up an impressive 99-74 road win over Trinity Meteors. Ireland captain Edel Thornton and new signing Kayja Williams were in fine form for the Cork outfit, both scoring 25 points.

Gurranabraher Credit Union Brunell coach, Liam Culloty said: “We are very happy to pick up our first win especially away from home. We know we have a lot of work to do to improve on certain aspects of our performance but I was happy with our pace and we look forward to playing at home next weekend.”


FloMAX Liffey Celtics raced to an 36-7 first quarter lead against Pyrobel Killester and were 65-29 ahead by half-time, before the Paudie O’Connor National Cup champions launched a second half fightback, however FloMAX Liffey Celtics hung on for a 78-75 win. Super League Results:

Saturday, September 23rd

University of Galway Mystics 73–98 DCU Mercy

Ulster University 81–77 Portlaoise Panthers

Trinity Meteors 74–99 Gurranabraher Credit Union Brunell

FloMAX Liffey Celtics 78–75 Pyrobel Killester

Sunday, September 24th

The Address UCC Glanmire 75 – 80 SETU Waterford Wildcats Super League Fixtures:

Saturday 30th September

SETU Waterford Wildcats v Trinity Meteors, 1700, Mercy Gym

Portlaoise Panthers v FloMAX Liffey Celtics, 1800, St. Mary’s Hall

Pyrobel Killester v Catalyst Fr. Mathews, 1800, IWA

Sunday 1st October

DCU Mercy v Ulster University, 1430, DCU Arena

Gurranabraher Credit Union Brunell v University of Galway Mystics, 1445, Gurranabraher Credit Union Arena Super League Fixtures

Saturday 30th September

Irish Guide Dogs Ballincollig @MTU v Energywise Ireland Neptune, 1600, MTU Arena

Belfast Star v Bright St. Vincent’s, 1830, De la Salle College

Griffith College Éanna v EJ Sligo All-Stars, 1900 Coláiste Éanna

Maree v Ulster University, 1900, Kingfisher Sports Arena

Flexachem KCYMS v UCC Demons, 1915 Killorglin Sports Complex

Garvey’s Tralee Warriors v Maigh Cuilinn, 1930, Tralee Sports Complex Division 1 Fixtures

Saturday 30th September

Abbey Seals Dublin Lions v Templeogue, 1730, Coláiste Bríd

iSecure Swords Thunder v Phoenix Rockets, 1730, ALSAA

Limerick Sport Huskies v Moy Tolka Rovers, 6pm, UL Arena

Sunday 1st October

SETU Carlow v St. Paul’s Killarney, 1230, Barrow Centre

McEvoy’s Cavan Eagles v Oblate Dynamos, 1500, Virginia Show Centre

Limerick Celtics v Marble City Hawks, 1515, Cresent College Division 1 Fixtures

Saturday 30th September

Team NorthWest v Drogheda Wolves, 1700, ATU

Titans BC v Limerick Sport Eagles, 1800, Knocknacarra Community Centre

Mater Private Malahide v Moy Tolka Rovers, 1900 Malahide Community School

SETU Waterford Vikings v Limerick Celtics, 1900, SETU College Hall

Abbey Seals Dublin Lions v UCD Marian, 1930, Coláiste Bríd

Kavanagh’s Portlaoise Panthers v Killarney Cougars, 2000, St. Mary’s Hall

Sunday 1st October

SETU Carlow v Scotts Lakers Killarney, 1515, Barrow Centre