News 2006-2007

Best Wishes!

The QUB Ladies Basketball commitee would like to wish all our friends and members the best of luck in any upcoming exams. Also best wishes to anyone taking part in the Queen's Summer League. Training returns in September. It has been a great year for the club and we can only wait for the great things to come next year! :D

31st May 2007 - Team Dinner this weekend

The club will have a team dinner in Ryan's on the Lisburn Road on Sunday the 2nd June. Fun Awards are also to be given. Come join us for drinks after!

15th April 2007 - Senior League Finals Results

Well done to all teams who took part in the Ulster Basketball League this year. A huge thank you goes out to Mr.Conor Lilly (league convener), Referees, Table Officials and others involved in making the competitions what they were!

Ulster Basketball Ladies League Queen's Vs. Star Winners = Queen's

13th April 2007 - Senior League Finals

Although we were unfortunate enough to get knocked out in the semi-final stages of the league, we are pleased to announce that the finals will take place this weekend, the 14th April 2007 in UUJ. For a schedule of the games that day see below:

Ladies Queen's Vs. Star 13.15
Scorpion's Vs. Blackstone 15.15
Division One
Eagles Vs. Hornets 17.15

The MVP and 10 All Star players will be announced for each league. Best of luck to all teams taking part.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Conor Lilly (the league convener), all the coaches, referees and table officials who made it possible.

29th March 2007 - QUB go down to Queen's in an excellent UBA Women's League Semi-Final

Hard luck to the QUB team who played an excellent game tonight and were narrowly beaten by their rivals Queen's. The game started well for the QUB side and by half time Queen's were in foul trouble and QUB were only behind by two baskets (29-33). The QUB team kept fighting back, matching basket for basket, but 10minutes later the Queen's team were still ahead. The scoreboard read 40-46 leading into the final quarter. Both teams picked up the pace and fought hard, by the end of the quarter both teams were in foul trouble but it was too late. Despite tremendous efforts on all players' parts the QUB team lost 48-62. Commiserations to all those individuals.

May we take this opportunity to wish the Queen's team all the best in the future and we hope they go on to take the win over Star of the Sea in the UBA Women's League Final.

But for us, the competitive season may be over but we will continue to hold training sessions in the PEC Minor Hall at 8pm on Tuesdays.

15th March 2007 - QUB loose to Queen's

Hard luck and comiserations to the ladies who played in tonight's game against Queen's. UBA League playoffs are expected to take place from next weekend. Click here to see our standing in the league so far.

14th March 2007 - Intercollegiate Games

Well done to all the QUB students who played in the Intercollegiate game against University of Ulster today and emerged victorious. See the PEC website for more details of the event.

12th March 2007 - Cork Intervarsities

Well done to everyone who took part in the intervarsities in Cork this year. The QUB Ladies team played some excellent matches and were unfortunate enough to loose to the DCU (B) Team in the finals. Click here to see the games schedule. A huge thank you goes out to University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology for the fantabulous job they did organising the whole weekend. Also to the QUB committe for their efforts in co-ordinating our participance in the competition. A great weekend was had by all, you need only take a look at the photos to see!

Click here for more great photos...

25th February 2007 - Queen's Poker Night

A big thank you and well done to Gavin for organising this fundraising event and also congratulations to Emer on winning the 'Best Female Player' prize.

22nd February 2007 - Win over UUC

The QUB Ladies team travelled to coleraine last night to take on the UUC team. Well done to all who played and also took home the win. The team would also like to thank the UUC players for their hospitality, especially Edel and Dave for putting them up and taking us out for the night. (",)

16th February 2007 - AGM

Last night's AGM went well and there was a huge amount of topics discussed. Please take the time to read the minutes if you were not present on the night. We have training as usual on Tuesday night and Wednesday we have a game in Coleraine.We're gonna have a team bonding session on Monday the 26th. Details to be confirmed, but everyone MUST attend!! especially varsity players. Finally - after Amy's birthday last Tuesday (Happy Birthday Amy) she's heading out for dinner on Sunday and a night out after.

14th February 2007 - Valentine's Photos added

Some of the pictures from the Valentine's Party have now been posted. Click here to see them..... (",)

14th February 2007 - QUB loose out to UUJ

Hard luck to the ladies who played in last night's game. It was a tough one and the QUB ladies team finally lost to the Jordanstown team 60-42 after full time.

12th February 2007 - Valentine's Party

Just a few short thank you's for the people involved in last night's Valentine's Party! First to Jo for taking the time and effort to organise it, to the girls and guy who helped decorate the bot before-hand, to Cupid for being an excellent host!! To all our sponsors for their very generous prizes and also to everone who bought the tickets. There will be photos up on the website soon (click here!)

6th February 2007 - Fundraiser Announced

Jo has been very busy and has come up with a fantastic fundraiser for the Club. It will be a night out in the Bot (on Sunday the 11th of February) with a raffle - for which there will be great prizes - see list of prizes and our generous sponsors here! Please come along and help us out where we need it most. (",) Looking forward to seeing you all there Sunday!

23rd January 2007 - QUB win over Tyrone Towers

Well done to the Lades who donned the shiny new kit tonight to win 41-34 against a strong Dungannon team. Here's a picture of the girls in action : (More photos are available on the club's bebo page.....)

7th January 2007 - Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone and Best Wishes to any members taking exams at this time. This is a short message to remind everyone that training returns on Tuesday the 16th of January, please note that the game against Star of the Sea, scheduled for that Thursday the 18th has been postponed. Also on the 15th of February the AGM will be held and all members (and non-members) are invited to attend. Orla McKeever is currently taking final orders for the new design club hoodies, any interested parties should contact her with 20 (total cost) as soon as possible. Finally a reminder that Varsities are being held the 9th-13th March this year in Cork. More details on that to come.....

12th December 2006 - QUB loose to Star of the Sea

Hard luck in tonight's game against Star of the Sea. The 13 strong team of QUB Ladies managed to hold the depleted (7 players) Star of the Sea team to a 10 point lead at half time but things changed with the second half and it was the North Belfast ladies who emerged victorious. We play Star of the Sea again in January.

7th December 2006 - Christmas Party

Ladies, its official, the Christmas Party was a huge sucess! Thanks to the Fly for letting us use their venue. Well done to Bridgin for selling the raffle tickets and to Niamh for winning the prize. Congrats also to everyone who showed up on the night, especially those in costume - who saw the dancing elf? lol. Anyways there were pictures taken on the night - see them here. Well done again everyone, any money raised will be put towards varsity costs for this March.

See more photos here

See more photos here

5th December 2006 - Great game against Andytown

Well done to the ladies who played tonight's game against Andytown. The depleted QUB team played really well to win 67-21. In the words of Lou - YEAH!! (",)

To see our progress in the Ulster League so far click here.

4th December 2006 - Intermural Sports Night

Thanks to everyone who showed up to the intermural sports night tonight, it was a good laugh! Thanks go out to Paddy and Orla for organising it on behalf of the basketballers and also to the netball and volleyball teams for showing us how to play their sports too. But congratulations to the imalgimated basketball teams for being the most versatile and doing well in all three sports.

29th November 2006 - Updates for everyone

1. Intermural night this Monday the 4th at 6.30pm.

This means that we show the netball girls and volleyball people how to play basketball and we try a bit of their sports. Anyone is welcome (and encouraged) to come along to the main hall in the PEC. Thanks to Orla McKeever and Paddy Hegarty for helping to organise it. :D

2. Intervarsity Competition in Cork, 9-12th March 2006.

The comittee is trying to organise travel and accomodation for said weekend and they need to have a round figure for numbers etc. For this reason we need to know if you can make it down. There are no details finalised yet and the team hasn't been picked . Please let the committee know as soon as possible - even if you've told them before just drop a short email. Thanks. :D

3. Logo Competition

As mentioned before QUB-Ladies-Basketball Club is changing it's logo and we're asking you to contribute. Just bring you doodle along and give it to club secretary, Orla McKeever. The deadline is this Tuesday the 5th of December. The winner will get a hoodie free of charge with their logo printed on it. The Winner will be announced at the Christmas Party on Thursday the 7th. :D

4. Match this week - Tuesday the 5th December

This Tuesday we're playing Andytown in the PEC. Tip-off is at 8pm so please could all players come down for 7.45. :D

5. Christmas Party - Thursday the 7th December

You should all know the story by now, basically it's the Fly, Thursday the 7th from 9.30pm. Everyone has to come or you will face the wrath of Jo and Aisling, and please have lots of friends in tow. Please stick up the posters as soon as possible - our fans will want a head's up, lol. :D

I think that's it, please reply with your response as to whether you can make it if chosen for the intervarsity team. We'll see you Tuesday for the match, training Wednesday and the Christmas Party on Thursday.

22nd November 2006 - Lots of News

First of all, well done to the girls who played last night in the P.E.C. against University of Ulster, Coleraine. It was a good game and it was great to be able to put our new plays and tactics to use. To see our progress in the League so far click here.

Next the dates for the Intermural Sports night have been announced - it will be held on the 4th of December in the P.E.C. We will be playing Basketball, Netball and Volleyball. A volunteer is required to help organise this with the other netball and volleyball teams. If you are available please talk to Emer at training or email or bebo us. Thanks.

Finally we are pleased to announce the dates for this year's intervarsities competition in Cork. You can find the link to the UCC basketball club here. This year the varsities will be held from the 9th to 12th of March. We all remember the fun of last year's competition in Limerick, if you were unfortunate enough to miss out you can see the pictures here.

14th November 2006 - Victory over Jordanstown

Congratulations to the ladies who played a tough game last night against University of Ulster, Jordanstown. After normal time the QUB Ladies team was down one man but had succeded in holding their Jordanstown counterparts to a 48 point draw. It was decided to play 5 minutes of over-time to determine a winner. The Belfast girls fought hard and had earned their reward when with just two seconds to go they we're leading 58-56, that was until Jordanstown's main shooter was fouled taking a three point shot. With no time left on the clock it was down to luck and karma to determine the winners. QUB Ladies won 58-56. What a game!!

11th November 2006 - Win against Tyrone Towers

Well done to the ladies who played in last night's game in Dungannon and made the 1 hour journey back up the motorway victorious - As Dee might put it - Good fussle ladies. (",)

8th November 2006 - Competition to Design New Club Logo

It has been decided that the club will update the logo. To do this we are running a competition for the best new design for QUB Ladies Basketball Club. Any interested parties should submit their drawings by email/bebo/at training.... (artistic talent is not a necessity!! Any doodle is welcome....) The best design will be used on Club hoodies, Websites etc. The winner will get a hoodie (in their size) featuring their design, free of charge!So get working on it - all entries welcome!

8th November 2006 - Thanks

Thanks very much to Andy and Paddy for taking tonight's training session. Aparently all donations of oranges will gladly be taken by Andy! (",)

7th November 2006 - Tomorrow's Training

Don't miss your chance to get hot and sweaty with the boys - The guys will be taking tomorrow's training session.

4th November 2006 - Win against Andytown

Well done to all the girls who played in last night's game against Andytown. A great match was had by all and the QUB team came away with a great score. Well done Ladies!!

26th October 2006 - Pyjama Party

Thank you very much to everyone who supported us in our fundraising efforts last night. I think everyone enjoyed the night- Twister, Pillow fights and sweets included! A special thank you to Jo and Co. who organised the night. For all who supported us we thank you - all funds raised will go towards the purchase of a new kit, payment of referees and intervarsity competition costs for the coming year among other things. Thanks once again for all your support. Photos are now up of the night under the 'Images' section. Keep a watch on the website (and on Bebo) for news of more upcoming events and fundraisers.

2nd October 2006 - Welcoming all New Players

QUB Ladies Basketball Club are currently welcoming all new players who are interested in playing with the club. If you too are interested, please contact us.

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