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Nivea For Men's SuperLeague

DCU Saints v Neptune, DCU Sports Complex, Sat, 7pm

DCU Saints face a difficult assignment this week at home to a Neptune side who are enjoying a renaissance this season. Head coach Vinny O'Keefe returns a full squad back to league play and is looking forward to the challenge that Neptune poses. He said: "This will be a good test for us to see where we are at."

UL Eagles v UCD Marian, UL Arena, Sat, 7pm

UL Eagles look to continue their reign at the top of the Southern Conference as they host a UCD Marian side looking to get their season back on track. Eagles' Head coach Tony Hehir knows that their opponents will be ready to take on the conference leaders. He said: "UCD will be as tough as they come. Hopefully we will maintain our form and get a win on the night."

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UL Basketball Club v Bausch & Lomb Waterford Wildcats, UL Arena, Sat, 5pm

UL Basketball Club will be favourites to overcome a Bausch & Lomb Wildcats outfit that is undergoing a transitional season. UL head coach James Weldon is expecting a tough game in preparation for a solid position in the league tables: "Waterford is a solid, young team and they gave us a hard game before Christmas. We have to start coming together as a team as we have two huge games at the end of the month."

Killester v Meteors, IWA, Clontarf, Sat, 6.30pm

The meeting of Killester and Meteors is turning out to be a real fight for a play-off spot with both sides in contention. With the fourth position in the tables at stake, Killester head coach Mark Grennell knows the importance of keeping focus: "It's make it or break it time and we have to get our focus back." Killester will be without Alison Maguire due to prior commitments.

Team Montenotte Hotel Cork v Tolka Rovers, Little Island Sports Complex, Sat, 7pm

Team Montenotte Hotel Cork will be desperate to put their cup woes behind them as they return to league action at home to Tolka Rovers. Team Montenotte hold firm their second spot in the conference and a win would edge the Cork side into first position.

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UCC Demons v Ulster Elks, Mardyke, Sun, 3.15pm

Demons will be looking for a quick turnaround in fortunes after a crushing 25-point defeat in the National Cup final last weekend to Killester. In a relieved return to the Nivea For Men's Superleague, UCC Demons' Head Coach Luke D'Alessio said: "We must play flawless defence and not give away points over silly turnovers. This game will be the true test of our character."

Belfast Star v Killester, Queens University,

Sun, 3.45pm

Belfast Star will host the recently crowned National Cup champions Killester on Sunday night. Although they will be without the expertise of Scott Summersgill, head coach Danny Fulton knows that Killester will have the momentum. He said: "We have played against them before in the season and I know their strengths. They are very deep, very tough and shoot the ball well."

However, Killester's head coach Mark Keenan believes his Dublin side's preparation and focus is at top notch: "It will be a tough game and Star have been on a good run, but we want to go all the way and win the league title."

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DCU Mercy v Sligo All-Stars, DCU Sports Complex, Sun, 3.30pm

DCU Mercy will be brimming with confidence at home to Sligo All Stars, just a week after the club claimed its first ever National Cup success. Backing a full-strength squad, head coach Mark Ingle is wary of the Sligo threat. He said: "They are such a young team and they were well able to tally 80 points against Glanmire. We just have to stay on form and make sure they don't tally that against us."


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