Cork basketball to the fore... as Neptune, Glanmire, Fr Mathew's and Ballincollig pick up awards

Cork basketball to the fore... as Neptune, Glanmire, Fr Mathew's and Ballincollig pick up awards
Shrita Parker, Team Ambassador UCC Glanmire, takes on Maria Palarino, Maxol WIT Wildcats. Picture: Jim Coughlan

CORK is well represented in the Basketball Ireland Players and Coaches of the Month awards for November.

Neptune's Lehmon Colbert, Glanmire's Shrita Parker and Mark Scannell, Ballincollig's Ciarán O'Sullivan and Fr Mathew's Darko Bucan have all been honoured for their team's success and their own individual efforts.

It’s a back-to-back win for the Men’s Super League Player of the Month award as DBS Éanna star, Stefan Zecevic, has scooped his second consecutive Player of the Month award. Lehmon Colbert, head coach of Coughlan C&S Neptune has been awarded the Coach of the Month award following a solid month from the Cork side and a fine season overall, with a cup semi-final secured.

Picture: Jim Coughlan
Picture: Jim Coughlan

In the Women’s Super League meanwhile, Ambassador UCC Glanmire have scooped both awards as they finished out the month of November with a seven-game winning streak. 

Player of the Month is Shrita Parker who leads the league in point-scoring and has lit up every arena with her street-ball style, while head coach, Mark Scannell has been awarded the Coach of the Month award.

Picture: David Keane
Picture: David Keane

In the Men’s Division 1 meanwhile, the Player of the Month award goes to Ciaran O’Sullivan of the unbeaten Tradehouse Central Ballincollig following a superb month of performances, particularly with American Andre Nation injured for a spell, while the Coach of the Month award has been awarded to near neighbours, Fr Mathews, with Darko Bucan scooping the title following a hugely impressive month.

Ballincollig and Fr Mathew's meet in a top-of-the-table clash this Sunday in Ballincollig Community School at 1pm.

Picture: Larry Cummins.
Picture: Larry Cummins.

Men’s Super League Player of the Month: Stefan Zecevic (DBS Éanna) 

Men’s Super League Coach of the Month: Lehmon Colbert (Coughlan C&S Neptune) 

Women’s Super League Player of the Month: Shrita Parker (Ambassador UCC Glanmire) 

Women’s Super League Coach of the Month: Mark Scannell (Ambassador UCC Glanmire) 

Men’s Division 1 Player of the Month: Ciaran O’Sullivan (Tradehouse Central Ballincollig) 

Ciaran O'Sullivan, Ballincollig, battles Oisin O'Reilly, Tolka Rovers. Picture: Jim Coughlan.
Ciaran O'Sullivan, Ballincollig, battles Oisin O'Reilly, Tolka Rovers. Picture: Jim Coughlan.

Men’s Division 1 Coach of the Month: Darko Bucan (Fr Mathews) 

Women’s Division 1 Player of the Month: Sarah Kenny (Trinity Meteors) 

Women’s Division 1 Coach of the Month: Vinny O’Keeffe (Trinity Meteors)

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