Wolves in the hunt for trophy on home debut
Tournament director Colin Doheny was impressed with how Drogheda Wolves' weekend of basketball played out last weekend.
It was the newly formed club's inaugural pre-season event and served its purpose to prep Wolves' senior men's and senior ladies teams for the imminent new season.
The Wolves men made it to the final after seeing off Dundalk Ravens in their semi in a thriller. However, National Super League team Eanna, from Dublin's southside, had too much power in the decider and ran out comfortable winners - 57-46.
For Wolves ladies, acting coach for the weekend Barbara Kelly was happy with how the senior team's regulars blended with the new recruits from the Under-18 girls team who will play at senior level in the season ahead. That blend saw them come from 15 points back to win impressively by four points in their pool match against Cork team Midleton.
Castlebar outfit Mustangs eventually beat Fabplus Northwest from Donegal on a 47-35 scoreline in the ladies final.
Regular ladies coach Maeve Coleman had the Wolves U-16 boys playing in Limerick in their pre-season prep where they went well but lost out in the final to hosts Limerick Celts.
Similarly, under team coach Emer Howard, Wolves U-14s boys were beaten finalists down in Limerick, but the goal of getting the teams ready for the new season was achieved.
Meanwhile, Wolves' official launch goes ahead this Saturday 7th at the d Hotel in Drogheda. It's a fun-filled family event running from 2 to 6pm, with a barbecue, food, bouncy castles, face-painting and basketball games among some of the things geared to make everybody welcome.