Waterford Wildcats hunting for glory in Champions Trophy Semi-Final

Waterford Wildcats hunting for glory in Champions Trophy Semi-Final

The Waterford Wildcats make the trip to Cork to face Glanmire in the Champions Trophy semi-final on Sunday, March 26.

Tommy O'Mahony's side has been in impressive form of late. They hope to go one better this year, following defeat in Cork against Brunell at the same stage in 2022.

Glanmire are the side to beat in Irish basketball and has reigned supreme on five occasions in the past decade.

The most recent meeting between the sides ended in a memorable away victory for the Wildcats on Sunday, March 12.


Travelling to the home of the league leaders would always be challenging, but a dogged performance saw the Wildcats seal an 83-81 victory over their Munster hosts.


Confidence is high in the camp and resonates from the top down. Speaking to Beat Sport, head coach O'Mahony said, "we are eagerly looking forward to our semi-final against Glanmire."

"They have proved this year to be the best team in the league and have multiple threats all over the court," he continued.

"We have been delighted with our performance and application in the last few weeks, and we know nothing short of our best will be good enough.

"Having only played them two weeks ago, I'm sure both teams will make a lot of adjustments and should make for an interesting encounter.


"Playing against the best team in the league in their home venue is a daunting task, but it's something we are looking forward to.

"Being at the business end of the season is where everyone wants to be, and we are well aware that big performances are needed to get us over the line."

Tip-off is at 1.30 pm, Sunday 26th at Mardyke arena, with a partisan crowd expected.

The club is calling on all able bodies to make the trip to support the girls and cheer them on toward a potential final.