Mark Scannell, Head Coach Bord Gáis Neptune basketball team, has won the Philips Sports Manager of the month for January 2013.
Having beaten UCC Demons in a local derby semi-final, Neptune faced the experienced UL Eagles in the National Basketball Finals. Eagles, as holders of the League and Cup titles were favourites, but supported by a boisterous following that had made their way from Cork, Neptune led by 23-11 at the end of the first period. Despite a strong comeback by the holders Neptune ran out 85-65 winners to land their first National Cup in 21 years.
Mark Scannell paid tribute to club sponsors Bord Gáis and the hard training and preparation put in by his players throughout the season.