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Basketball Ireland has today launched the second year of the Irish Jr. NBA League, which will tip off in September 2019.The league will follow the same format as last year, with ten clubs being selected to partner with local schools. Clubs will be responsible for delivering the Jr. NBA programme locally before the National Festival of Basketball caps off...

MNCC invites Expressions of Interest

Wednesday 17th April, 2019



The MNCC (MEN’S NATIONAL COMPETIITONS COMMITTEE) is inviting Expressions of Interest from existing and prospective clubs who wish to play Men’s Senior Basketball in the coming 2019/20 season. New applicants should provide only top line information (eg. name, location, present league status and contact names for at least two people) as...


The Ireland U18 men’s team will travel to France this coming weekend to take part in a warm-up tournament as part of their preparations for the FIBA U18 Men’s European Championship Division B this summer.Looking ahead to the games, head coach Paul Kelleher stated: "This is the first real opportunity for our team to understand what we are...


The Ireland Under 16 women’s team will play a warm-up tournament in Nottingham, England this coming weekend as part of their ongoing preparations for the FIBA U16 Women’s European Championship Division B this summer.The squad will contest games from April 18-21st, and looking ahead to the weekend, head coach Andy Gill said: “Having...


The Ireland Under 20 Men’s team are seeking expressions of interest this week for the position of Team Physio with the squad.The role, which is a voluntary one, will start immediately. This is a short programme as the squad prepare for the 2019 European Championships this summer.If you are interested in this position, please contact the team...


2018/19 National Draw Winners Announced!The National Draw was held at the National League finals in DCU at the weekend, with the winners overseen by CEO of Basketball Ireland, Bernard O’Byrne.The winners are:1. Car winner - Ellie and Joe Battle (Donegal Town)2. Trip to New York - Mariloo Geibelot (Blackrock, Co Dublin)3. Trip to Paris - John...

First Mini 3x3 in Wicklow a big success

Monday 15th April, 2019



Over 50 Primary School pupil attended Wicklow’s first Mini 3x3 Tournament at the Shoreline Leisure Complex on April 10th.The event was organised by the Wicklow Sports Partnership and was supported by the Dublin Primary Schools Mini-Basketball Board as an outreach programme. The event was facilitated on the day by Head of Development at...


CHECK OUT ALL THE PHOTOGRAPHS HERE: https://images.sportspress.ie/gallery/champions-trophy-2019/homeBasketball Ireland Results - April 13/14thMen’s D1 League Cup Semi Final Bad Bobs Tolka Rovers 89-91 Abbey Seals Dublin Lions (after double overtime)WATCH BACK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSCJUz-9RQMTradehouse Central...

RECAP: AICC U16 Girls April 13th-14th

Saturday 13th April, 2019



This weekend saw the All Ireland Club Championships continue with the Under 16 Girls taking centre stage in Gormanston Park.It was an action-packed weekend with teams from all around the country testing their skills against one another.This year saw the introduction of the C section of the competition which has proved to have been a great decision as...

GAMEZONE: U16 Girls AICC 2019

Saturday 13th April, 2019



The U16 A, B and C Girls All Ireland Club Championship (AICC's) get underway this weekend April 13th & 14th at Gormanston College. Follow all the fixtures and scores below over the course of another busy weekend.PLEASE NOTE: The presentation of the Cups and Medals for the A,B and C finals will commence on court after the last final ends. Please note...


This weekend the Basketball Ireland National League season is set to come to a thrilling conclusion as the semi finals and finals of the League Cup as well as the finals of the Champions Trophy take place at DCU.The Men's Division One League Cup semi finals get proceedings underway on Saturday afternoon, with an all Dublin affair in the opening game at...


The recipients of this year’s President’s Lifetime Achievement Awards have been announced today.This year is the inaugural year of the awards, and will see all recipients honoured at the 2019 Basketball Ireland Annual Awards ceremony at Croke Park on May 11th. The awards are in recognition of the fantastic work being done by members of the...


The Basketball Ireland 2018/19 All Star teams were announced today. The All Stars were voted for by coaches in each division of the National League. In the Men’s Super League, point guard for this year’s League champions, Paul Dick of Garvey’s Tralee Warriors gets the nod for the first team, along with high-scorers Mike Davis of Belfast...


Abbey Seals Dublin Lions will play their 2019/2020 season in the Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League thanks to a 79-70 point win over C and S Neptune in the relegation/promotion battle held at IT Carlow this evening.Stunning performances from young stars Finn Hughes and Igor Markiewicz, coupled with a rebounding masterclass from Lions’...


IT Carlow will be the venue for a hugely-anticipated game this evening [Wednesday] as C and S Neptune go head-to-head with Abbey Seals Dublin Lions in a Men’s Super League relegation/promotion battle.Neptune, who were promoted to the Super League this season, finished bottom of the table this year and now face the threat of relegation back to the...


Minor & Junior All Ireland Schools League Playoffs Schools basketball has now turned its attention to the Minor and Junior All Ireland League Playoffs. 48 tournaments took place across host venues throughout Ireland as teams hope to progress to the All Ireland Schools League finals at the National Basketball Arena, from April 29th to May 3rd, 2019....


The 2019 Intervarsities finals take place at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown on Sunday, April 7th, You can view the fixtures, results and Youtube links below.NBCC 2019 Intervarsities ResultsWomen’s Division B FinalLYIT 53-63 UCDWATCH BACK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D5-VN_T-UsMen’s Division B FinalMaynooth...


The Federation of Irish Sport has today announced the shortlist of finalists for the 2019 Sport Industry Awards, with Basketball Ireland shortlisted for four of the prestigious awards. The Awards recognise and reward excellence in the business of sport, whilst simultaneously highlighting the contribution of sport to Ireland. A women in sport award,...

RECAP: AICC U14 Boys April 6th-7th

Friday 05th April, 2019



AICC's: U14 GirlsScore and scorers recap - https://www.basketballireland.ie/news-detail/10050071/This weekend saw the All Ireland Club Championships continue with the Under 14 Boys taking centre stage in Gormanston Park.It was an action-packed weekend with teams from all around the country testing their skills against one another.This...


The 67th Intervarsity tournament tips off in Dublin this weekend with an action-packed three days of basketball in store. Hosted by Griffith College Dublin, there will be 64 games taking place, with the first game tipping off at 9am Friday morning. There will be four courts running throughout Friday and Saturday, while the four finals will take centre...