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Basketball: Grennell unfazed by Killester's Belfast trip

With just three points separating the sides, Killester and Belfast Star meet this weekend in the second leg of their Men's National Cup opening round tie.

Killester, one of the firm favourites for the title, squandered a big lead late at home last weekend and must now travel north in search of a performance.

On the back of his side's three-point win in the first leg the last day, Killester head coach Jonathan Grennell said: "We are an experienced team and I don't think it fazes us whether we are on the road or at home and we will close it out up there I think. We don't have to win, we just have to lose by less than three."

Weekend Fixtures


  • Men's National Cup: Dublin Inter v UL Eagles, Mountview Y&C Club, 6.30pm; SSE Renewables Moycullen v Bord Gáis Neptune, NUIG Kingfisher, 6.30pm; DCU Saints v Templeogue, DCU Sports Complex, 7pm; UCD Marian v C&S UCC Demons, UCD Sports Centre, 7pm; Belfast Star v Killester, Methodist College, 8pm.
  • Women's Premier League: UL Huskies v Killester, UL PESS Building, 5pm; Meteors v Ulster Rockets, Coláiste íosagáin, 7pm.
  • Men's Division One: JM&L Auctioneer's Titans v Team Left Bank Kilkenny, Cappagh Park SC, 3pm; Fr Mathew's v Swords Thunder, Coláiste Chríost Rí, 7.15pm.
  • Men's National Shield: éanna v St Vincent's, Coláiste éanna, 5pm.
  • Senior Women's National Cup: Oblate Dynamos v UL Huskies, Oblate Hall, 7pm; Ballincollig v Firhouse Notre Dame, Parochial Hall, 7.30pm; Portlaoise Panthers v Tolka Rovers, St Mary's Hall, 7.30pm; Tom McCarthy's St Mary's v Killester, Castleisland CC, 7.30pm; Tralee Imperials v Donegal Town, Mercy Mounthawk, 7.30pm.


  • Women's National Cup: DCU Mercy v WIT Wildcats, DCU Sports Complex, 3.30pm.
  • Men's Division One: Tolka Rovers v C&S Blue Demons, Tolka Rovers SC, 3pm; Portlaoise Panthers v Team Garvey's St Mary's, St Mary's Hall, 3.30pm.
  • Senior Women's National Cup: Glanmire Ladies v Meteors, Upper Glanmire Sports Centre, 2pm; IT Carlow v Fr Mathews, IT Carlow, 3pm.