Basketball, National Leagues

Irish Basketball Association Women’s National League Division 1 1991-1997

IBBA NBL Women’s Division 1 1991-92

PWLPts
Naomh Mhuire1411322
West Coast Cooler Meteors1411322
Lee Strand Tralee1410420
Snowcream Wildcats1410420
Dairygold Blarney144108
Tolka Rover144108
Corinthians144108
Lucozade Sport Killester142124

[1]

IBBA Women’s National Basketball League Division 1 1992-93

PWLPts
Naomh Mhuire1413126
West Coast Cooler Meteors1410420
Snowcream Wildcats1410420
Lee Strand Tralee149518
Tolka Rovers146812
Drimnagh Dynamos143116
Snowcream Wexford143116
Dairygold Blarney141132

[2]

DateHome TeamAway Team
Final
1993Lee Strand Tralee49Naomh Mhuire48

IBA Women’s National Basketball League Division 1 1993-94

PWLPts
Naomh Mhuire1411322
Snowcream Wildcats1411322
Lee Strand Tralee1411322
West Coast Cooler Meteors1410420
Tolka Rovers145910
Oscar Taylor’s Killester144108
Dairygold Blarney143116
Drimnagh Dynamos141132

[3]

DateHome TeamAway Team
Final
1994Lee Strand Tralee59Naomh Mhuire46

[7][9]

IBA Women’s National Basketball League Division 1 1994-95

PWLPts
Naomh Mhuire1413140
West Coast Cooler Meteors1411336
Snowcream Wildcats1411336
Lee Strand Tralee148630
Tolka Rovers145924
Crown Wexford145924
Oscar Taylor’s Killester1421218
Slevin Group Mid Sutton-Baldoyle1411316

[4]

DateHome TeamAway Team
Final
1995Snowcream Wildcats51Naomh Mhuire49

IBA Women’s National Basketball League Division 1 1995-96

PWLPts
*Snowcream Wildcats1412238
*West Coast Cooler Meteors1411336
*Naomh Mhuire1411336
*Tolka Rovers147728
Lee Strand Tralee146826
Wexford145924
Atlantic Ballybunnion1421218
Brunell1421218

[5]

DateHome TeamAway Team
Semi-Finals
1996Wildcats69Tolka Rovers64
1996Meteors76Naomh Mhuire66
Final
1996Meteors79Wildcats61

BI Women’s National Basketball League Division 1 1996-97

PWLPts
Snowcream Wildcats1211134
West Coast Cooler Meteors129330
Openet Naomh Mhuire129330
Tolka Rovers126624
Mid Sutton-Baldoyle123918
Brunell123918
Lee Strand Tralee1211114

[6]

DateHome TeamAway Team
Final
1997Naomh Mhuire76Tolka Rovers69

[8]

Report

The Ladies National Basketball League was given a slight name-change in 1991 to the Women’s Basketball League. The new decade brought plenty of success for Naomh Mhuire (Inchicore, Dublin), Meteors (Stillorgan, Dublin), Lee Strand Tralee (Kerry), and new team to the ranks of the Champions, Snowcream Wildcats from Waterford.

Lee Strand Tralee caused a shock in both the 1992-93 and 1993-94 seasons, winning the Top Fours, after Naomh Mhuire and Meteors had dueled it out for the League title (both finishing on equal won-loss records at the top both seasons).

Naomh Mhuire won the League title in 1994-95, but Snowcream Wilcats won the Top fours, and the pattern of the League winners losing out in the Top Fours continued the next year, as Wildcats won the League with a 13-1 record, but lost to Meteors in the Final. The pattern was again repeated in the 1996-97 season as Wildcats again won the League title but lost the Top Four Final to Naomh Mhuire.

Following the 1996-97 season, the Women’s Divisions 1 and 2 were merged into one 9-team Super League.

Snowcream Wildcats (Waterford) Women’s Basketball Team 1990s [Ref: 10]

Bibliography

Articles

[1] (1992) “Citrus Spring League Final standings”. IBA Official Basketball Magazine. Number 21. April 1992 pp. 7

[2] (1993) “WOMENS NATIONAL LEAGUE”. IBA Official Basketball Magazine. Number 24. April 1993 pp. 15-17

[3] (1994) “Budweiser Superleague Final”. IBA Official Basketball Magazine. Number 27. March 1994 pp. 16-17

[4] (1995) “Gateaux Women’s League Final Standing”. IBA Official Basketball Magazine. Number 30. March 1995 pp. 30

[5] (1996) “Wildcats take league title”. IBA Official Basketball Magazine. Number 33. April 1996. pp. 28

Sources

[6] (1997) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 3, 1997. pp. 28-29.

[7] (1994) “A Stroll for Lee Strand”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 14, 1994. pp. 24-25.

[8] (1997) “Star make amends by taking top four title”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 17, 1997. pp. 26-27.

[9] (1994) “Rose Breen Orchestrates Victory”. Irish Examiner. Monday, March 14, 1994. pp. 20-21.

Images

[10] Folan, John | Irish Basketball Memories of the 80s And 90s Facebook Group (2017) Post to Page, August 21, 2017“A TEAM I ALWAYS ADMIRED WATERFORD WILDCATS” [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21032387_475279026189587_7928038181444510144_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_sid=07e735&_nc_ohc=FZ5zlf3O7mkAX9w81FZ&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=64b7bfef521ea2a81bd568e0e096bc3c&oe=5EA0D60F [Accessed 25 March 2020][Adjusted]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Ann Hanley, Killester and Ireland National Team.

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 25 March 2020

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