Ireland’s re-emergence as a player on the international basketball stage won a huge boost last year when the country’s Under 18 girls ranked second in the European Championships. Now the senior women’s squad look to build on that momentum in Cork this week.
Tue, 26 Jun, 2018
UCC Demons’ player-coach Colin O’Reilly is urging his players to maintain their intensity levels for Sunday’s visit of Killester to the Mardyke Arena. O’Reilly’s charges has been plagued with injuries this season meaning a heavy playing schedule for the squad.
Fri, 10 Nov, 2017
Ireland’s elite basketball players will have to keep putting their hands in their own pockets and raising funds independently for the foreseeable future in order to wear the green jersey on the international stage.
Fri, 09 Sep, 2016
Mon, 04 Jul, 2016
Compared to Euro 2016, or the World U20 rugby final, or the decisive third test in South Africa, Ireland’s return to the international basketball arena seems like small potatoes. Perhaps it is. But it’s an important small step for the sport in this country, and for the women’s team preparing for the FIBA tournament in Gibraltar. Coach Mark Scannell put it in context.
Sat, 25 Jun, 2016
Sat, 05 Dec, 2015
For every ambitious basketball club, the National Cup weekend in January is where it’s at. So when a women’s powerhouse like Glanmire is knocked out of the U18 and U20 competitions in the preliminary rounds, it understandably sets alarm bells ringing around the club.
Fri, 04 Dec, 2015
Bakken Bears needed a late surge to pull clear of Hibernia and qualify for the last 32 of the FIBA Europe Cup at the National Basketball Arena. The Danish champions beat the home side 90-67, but there were just 10 points between the sides with 3:30 to go.
Thu, 19 Nov, 2015