Roscommon teams thrive on court!



Basketball in Roscommon is thriving with three Roscommon teams taking the spoils at the Lonleitros Cup Finals last weekend in Boyle.

  Boyle Ladies took on Longford Torpedoes in the Shield final. This was a very entertaining game and Boyle displayed strong character to take the shield against a gallant Torpedoes side.

  Western Warriors retained their Top 4 Cup winners’ title by defeating rivals Mustangs of Castlebar 57-55 in dramatic fashion, winning by a single basket scored on the final buzzer. What’s even more remarkable is that despite playing their semi-final on Saturday night, the Western Gaels ladies football representatives played a club senior league match at 11 am and took to the court at 5 pm in the cup final.

  Castlerea Kings won the men’s cup final for the first time ever by defeating a well drilled Torpedoes side 77-67 in an action-packed final. This game was a tense affair and Castlerea worked tirelessly to the final buzzer to take the cup home. Seanie McDermott high-tailed it from an emphatic win with the senior men’s GAA team in Clare to change into his basketball boots for the 7 pm tip-off.

  Boyle Basketball Club must be commended on hosting a fantastic weekend of finals and for providing great facilities to all teams and supporters. Thank you to the Lonleitros Committee, Boyle BC volunteers, the referees, table officials, players, coaches and supporters for making it all a huge success.

  Roscommon is continuing to promote basketball with the recent establishment of Primary Schools Basketball. Schools are asked to register interest through email to