National League

Dec 01 2023

National League Player and Coach Of The Month awards announced for November

November's and Super League and Division One 'Player of the Month' and 'Coach of The Month' awards have been decided. 

Ireland international Sorcha Tiernan picks up the Super League player of the month, having finished third in October's awards. Tiernan has been in fine form with a 15.4 ppg average in the Super League, playing a big part in FloMax Liffey Celtic's 6-1 start to the season.

Gurranabraher Credit Union Brunell's Jayla Johnson, who racked up 26 points in last weekend's win over Liffey Celtics, was second in the voting, while another Cork-based player - Catalyst Fr. Mathews' Ariel Johnson - was in third place.  Liam Culloty picked up the Coach of Month honours, having led Gurranabraher Credit Union Brunell to the top of the Super League, having had a 7-1 start.

De'Ondre Jackson, who was runner up in Ocotber's Player of the Month in the Super League, has finished top of the standings for November. A fine month by Jackson was capped when he scored an impressive 39 points for Belfast Star in last weekend's win over Energywise Ireland Neptune, to bring his league average to 24.1ppg. Adrian O'Sullivan was second in the players standings, with Garvey's Tralee Warriors' Jarvis Doles completing the top-three.

Adrian Fulton gets the nod for the coaches award, as Belfast Star sit pretty on 8-0 at the the top of the North Conference and into the quarter-finals of the Pat Duffy National Cup.

In Division One it's back-to-back Player of the Month Awards for Abbey Seals Dublin Lions player Sydney Kin, among her highlights was 33 points and 19 rebounds in their win over Marble City Hawks. In second spot was Alarie Mayze, of Oblate Dynamos, with Lynn Tunnah - a runner up in October - third in the voting for November.

Maeve Coleman, who led McEvoy's Cavan Eagles to two league wins from two in November, is the Division One Coach of the Month.

Ravel Moody is November's Division One Player of the Month, after picking up a runner's up spot in October. He's helped Portlaoise Panthers to top of the North Conference and has a 26.1 ppg from his seven league games so far.

Scotts Lakers Killarney's Braden Bell, who had 26 points and 18 rebounds last time out to bring his season average to 29.2ppg was runner up. JaJa Davis, from Moy Tolka Rovers, was third. SETU Carlow's Martin Conroy gets the Coach of the Month award, his side head the South Conference standings, following a 6-1 start to the season.

October Player and Coach of The Month Awards Super League

Players -  1st De’ondre Jackson (Belfast Star), 2nd Adrian O’Sullivan (Irish Guide Dogs Ballincollig @MTU), 3rd Jarvis Doles (Garvey's Tralee Warriors)

Coach -  Adrian Fulton (Belfast Star) Super League

Player:  1st Sorcha Tiernan (FloMAXLiffey Celtics), 2nd Jayla Johnson (Gurranabraher Credit Union Brunell), 3rd Ariel Johnson (Catalyst Fr. Mathews)

Coach: Liam Culloty (Gurranabraher Credit Union Brunell) Division One

Players -  1st Ravel Moody (Portlaoise Panthers), 2nd Braden Bell (Scotts Lakers Killarney), 3rd Jaja Davis (Moy Tolka Rovers)

Coach - Martin Conroy (SETU Carlow) Division One

Player:  1st Sydney Kin (Abbey Seals Dublin Lions), 2nd Alarie Mayze (Oblate Dynamos), 3rd Lynn Tunnah (Templeogue)

Coach:  Maeve Coleman (McEvoy's Cavan Eagles)