Conor O’Reilly’s basketball All-Star team challenge

Colin O’Reilly has laid down a challenge to players hopeful of making the Men’s Premier League All-Star team competing at the Sino-European Championships in July.

Conor O’Reilly’s basketball All-Star team challenge

Twenty-three players have been named in a provisional squad by the tour’s lead coach for the trip to China and O’Reilly, who is player coach with 2015 League and Cup champions UCC Demons, is counting on a selection headache.

“Each one of them needs to make it too hard for us not to pick them,” he said.

Twelve players will make the cut for the tour to compete against Italy, Slovenia and China in Jiangsu Province with the squad set to gather for the first time on Apr 18.

Men’s Premier League All-Star Training squad


Roy Downey (BFG Neptune), Kyle Hosford (C&S UCC Demons), Shane Coughlan (C&S UCC Demons), Mark Nagle (DCU Saints), Kevin Lacey (Travelodge Swords Thunder), Conor Meany (UCD Marian), Dan James (UCD Marian), Scott Kinevane (UL Eagles), Paul Dick (EVL Limburg)


Ciaran O’Sullivan, (C&S UCC Demons), Dylan Cunningham (SSE Airtricity Moycullen), Conor Grace (Templeogue), Luke Thompson (Templeogue), Niall O’Reilly (C&S UCC Demons), Colin O’Reilly (C&S UCC Demons)


Keelan Cairns (Belfast Star), Lehmon Colbert (C&S UCC Demons), Martins Provizors (DCU Saints), Jermaine Turner (Killester), Ronan O’Sullivan (SSE Airtricity Moycullen), Jason Killeen (Templeogue), Neil Baynes (UCD Marian), Kenneth Hansberry (Maree)



Men’s Premier League:

Dublin Inter v Templeogue, Mountview Y&C Club, 6pm; Travelodge Swords Thunder v UCD Marian ALSAA, 6pm; Killester v UL Eagles, IWA Clontarf, 8pm

Women’s Premier League:

Killester v Maxol WIT Wildcats, IWA, 6pm.

Men’s Division One:

SSE Airtricity Moycullen v Maree, NUIG, 7pm; Fr Mathews v Eanna, Chriost Ri, 7.15; Tolka Rovers v C&S Blue Demons, Tolka Rovers SC, 7.30

Women’s Division One:

ITC Basketball v Portlaoise Panthers, IT Carlow, 3pm; Garveys Tralee Imperials v Team Denjoes American Style, Mounthawk, Tralee, 7pm


Men’s Premier League:

Belfast Star v DCU Saints, Methodist College, 3pm

Women’s Premier League:

Singleton Supervalu Brunell v Meteors, Parochial Hall, Cork, 2.45pm; DCU Mercy v Courtyard Liffey Celtics, DCU, 3.30pm

Women’s Division One:

Oblate Dynamos v ITC Basketball, IT Carlow, 1.30pm

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CourtsBasketballSino-European ChampionshipsColin O’ReillyPlace: ChinaPlace: ItalyPlace: SloveniaPlace: Jiangsu ProvincePlace: HallPlace: CorkPerson: Conor OPerson: ReillyPerson: ColinPerson: O’ReillyPerson: Roy DowneyPerson: Kyle HosfordPerson: Shane CoughlanPerson: Mark NaglePerson: Kevin LaceyPerson: Conor MeanyPerson: Dan JamesPerson: Scott KinevanePerson: Paul DickPerson: Ciaran O’SullivanPerson: Dylan CunninghamPerson: Conor GracePerson: Luke ThompsonPerson: Niall O’ReillyPerson: Colin O’ReillyPerson: Keelan CairnsPerson: Lehmon ColbertPerson: Martins ProvizorsPerson: Jermaine TurnerPerson: Ronan O’SullivanPerson: Jason KilleenPerson: Neil BaynesPerson: Kenneth HansberryPerson: MareeEvent: Sino-European ChampionshipsEvent: 2015 League and CupEvent: Premier LeagueEvent: Saturday Men’s Premier LeagueEvent: Women’s Premier LeagueEvent: Sunday Men’s Premier LeagueOrganisation: ;s Premier LeagueOrganisation: UCC DemonsOrganisation: BFG NeptuneOrganisation: C&SOrganisation: C&S UCC DemonsOrganisation: DCU SaintsOrganisation: Travelodge Swords ThunderOrganisation: UCD MarianOrganisation: UL EaglesOrganisation: EVL LimburgOrganisation: SSE Airtricity MoycullenOrganisation: TempleogueOrganisation: Belfast StarOrganisation: Dublin InterOrganisation: Mountview Y&C ClubOrganisation: UCDOrganisation: KillesterOrganisation: IWA ClontarfOrganisation: Maxol WIT WildcatsOrganisation: IWAOrganisation: SSE AirtricityOrganisation: MoycullenOrganisation: MareeOrganisation: MathewsOrganisation: EannaOrganisation: Tolka RoversOrganisation: C&S Blue DemonsOrganisation: Tolka Rovers SCOrganisation: ITC BasketballOrganisation: Portlaoise PanthersOrganisation: Garveys Tralee ImperialsOrganisation: Team Denjoes AmericanOrganisation: Methodist CollegeOrganisation: MeteorsOrganisation: DCUOrganisation: MercyOrganisation: Courtyard Liffey CelticsOrganisation: Oblate Dynamos
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