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UL Eagles v Neptune, UL Pess Gym (7.0)

UL Eagles will be looking to make it a double success over Neptune after recording a 76-62 away win earlier in the season.

Neptune will provide stiffer opposition this time, on the back of seven consecutive league wins.

DCU Saints v Ulster Elks, DCU Sports Complex, (7.0)

DCU Saints will be hoping to welcome back Joey McGuirk, Pat Glover and Martins Provizors ahead of their clash with Ulster Elks.

Elks will be desperate to put a miserable 2009 campaign behind them.

Belfast Star v Hoops, De La Salle College (7.15)

A rejuvenated Belfast Star can leapfrog Killester into pole position in the Northern Conference at home to Hoops.Hoops suffered a defeat by UL Eagles in one of the few games that survived last weekend's weather, but they are boosted by the return of Ciaran White.

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Killester v Tolka Rovers, IWA Clontarf (6.0)

Tolka Rovers have been boosted by the return of Emma Dyer.

Killester have the rare luxury of a full-strength squad and will be looking to Louise Gray for another big scoring display.

UL Basketball Club v Sligo All-Stars, Castletroy College (5.0)

Sligo All Stars are on the back of six consecutive defeats in the league and it will be a tough proposition to end that run here.

University of Limerick were on the wrong end of a narrow 79-76 loss to Team Montenotte Hotel Cork in their last outing but Rachel Vanderwal, averaging 23 points per game, may prove too strong for the westerners.


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UCC Demons v UCD Marian, Parochial Hall (4.0)

UCC Demons head coach Luke D'Alessio knows his side will have to keep tabs on UCD's new American Ian McCormick if they are to achieve victory next weekend.

McCormick netted 26 points for UCD in their defeat by Belfast Star and they will see 2010 as an opportunity to improve on their run of just three wins this season.

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Meteors v Bausch & Lomb WATERford Wildcats, Shoreline Leisure Centre (2.45)

Nikki O'Brien and Lorraine Scully are set to hand Meteors a huge boost.

Bausch & Lomb Waterford Wildcats ended 2009 with their first win of the season and will be hoping Cathy Kavanagh will once again be to the fore.

DCU Mercy v Team Montenotte Hotel Cork, DCU Sports Complex (3.30)

This clash is all the more mouthwatering given that Mercy head coach Mark Ingle and Montenotte head coach Mark Scannell, both involved in the Irish senior women's set-up, square up, while the two clubs have produced memorable battles in the past.

Their meeting in the semis of the 2009 National Cup turned out to be one of the most memorable games the National Basketball Arena has ever witnessed.