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Killester have eye on Eagles

11890 Killester host UL Eagles in a heavyweight clash in the Nivea For Men's SuperLeague tonight, while UCD Marian will be looking to continue their winning ways away to Bord Gáis Neptune.

In-form DCU Saints host Ulster Elks and Belfast Star entertain a Moycullen side looking to build on their solitary win this season.

The IrishSport.TV Women's SuperLeague is set for a mammoth clash tomorrow with reigning champions Team Montenotte Hotel Cork facing UL.


Nivea For Men's SuperLeague

Bord Gáis Neptune v UCD Marian, Neptune Stadium, 7.0.

Neptune will be desperate to return to winning ways after their National Cup interests ended away to UL Eagles last weekend.

Michael Bonaparte has firmly established himself in the Cork line-up with an average of 31 points per game this season but UCD's James Crowder is also impressing with a 23.29-point average.

The Students' preparations have not been helped by a crippling injury crisis with Barry Glover and Dan James doubtful, while Paddy Young and Conor James are definitely ruled out.

Belfast Star v Moycullen, De La Salle College, Andersonstown, 7.15.

Moycullen are on the back of three successive defeats in league and cup with their latest loss putting an end to any hopes of cup success this season.

The Westeners will be without the hugely influential Cian Nihill, who suffered an ankle injury in last weekend's defeat by Killester.

Star's winning revival was halted by DCU in their last outing but Moycullen will have to keep close tabs on American Clayton Longmire, who contributed 39 points against Vinny O'Keeffe's side.

Killester v UL Eagles, IWA Clontarf, 8.15.

The game of the weekend sees unbeaten Northern Conference leaders Killester facing Southern Conference table toppers UL Eagles.

Killester enjoyed a quartet of victories last season over the Eagles including the league final where Mark Keenan's side rounded off a perfect campaign by confirming the treble.

The Dubliners continue to be without Paddy Kelly and Kieran O'Brien, though, while Mark Bernsen's Eagles have a full quota to choose from.

IrishSport.TV Women's SuperLeague

Waterford Wildcats v DCU Mercy, Mercy Secondary School, 6.0.

Wildcats have started the season brightly but face their toughest test against the might of last year's National Cup champions DCU Mercy, who will have to plan without the services of Suzanne Maguire -- unavailable due to work commitments.

11890 Killester v Black Forge Oblate Dynamos, IWA Clontarf, 6.0.

11890 Killester have endured a disappointing start to the season but will be hoping home advantage will count against a tough Black Forge Oblate Dynamos outfit on Saturday.

Dynamos have got their return to SuperLeague level off to a hugely encouraging start with two wins recorded from their first three games.


Nivea For Men's SuperLeague

DCU Saints v Ulster Elks, DCU Sports Complex, 3.30.

DCU Saints are on the back on three wins in a row and will be favourites to inflict more misery on Ulster Elks this weekend.

The Elks' last trip to the capital resulted in a crushing defeat at the hands of UCD Marian and they will be wary of the Saints side, who are enjoying consistent displays from the likes of Mike Trimmer, Eoin Darling and Pat Glover.

Elks will be hoping for a similar outcome from their last meeting with DCU, when they recorded an 84-73 win in Dublin last January.

IrishSport.TV Women's SuperLeague

Team Montenotte Hotel Cork v UL, Neptune Stadium, 2.30.

A mouth-watering prospect in store as the reigning league champions aim to maintain their 100pc start to the season against a fancied UL side.

UL will be without Rachel Vanderwal (foot injury), Rheanne McNulty (ankle), while Natalie Taylor is ineligible.

Montenotte are sweating over the availability of Denise Walshe.