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Irish Basketball Association | Men’s Super League 1993-2003

IBA Men’s Super League 1993-94

 

  P W L PF PA Pts
Jameson St. Vincent’s 14 11 3     22
Garvey’s Tigers Tralee 14 9 5     18
Connacht Gold Ballina 14 9 5     18
Neptune 14 8 6     16
Star of the Sea 14 6 8     12
Queens Strongbow 14 5 9     10
Oscar Taylor’s Killester 14 5 9     10
North Monastery 96’ers 14 3 11     6

[8][31]

 

Date Home Team   Away Team  
  Promotion/Relegation Playoff 1st Leg      
  Dungannon 70 Queens Strongbow 80
  Promotion/Relegation Playoff 2nd Leg      
  Queens Strongbow 93 Dungannon 62

 

Date Home Team   Away Team  
  Semi-Finals Leg 1      
  Connacht Gold Ballina 55 Garvey’s Tigers Tralee 98
  Neptune 59 Jameson St. Vincent’s 69
  Semi-Finals Leg 2      
  Garvey’s Tigers Tralee 95 Connacht Gold Ballina 66
  Jameson St. Vincent’s 81 Neptune 82
  Final      
  Jameson St. Vincent’s 82 Garvey’s Tigers Tralee 75

[2][9][32][33][34]

 

IBA Men’s Super League 1994-95

 

  P W L PF PA Pts
*Neptune 14 10 4     34
*Oscar Taylor’s Killester 14 9 5     32
*Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s 14 8 6     30
*Delta Notre Dame 14 8 6     30
*Chambourcy Ballina 14 7 7     28
*Star of the Sea 14 6 8     26
Garvey’s Tigers Tralee 14 6 8     26
Queen’s Strongbow 14 2 12     18

[3]

DateHome TeamAway Team
Round 11st Leg
12.03.1995Neptune107Marian83
12.03.1995Oscar Taylors Killester100MSB88
12.03.1995Chambourcy Ballina107Sligo Dairies83
12.03.1995Garvey’s Tigers Tralee97Dungannon92
12.03.1995Delta Notre Dame91Marathon71
12.03.1995Queen’s Strongbow61Kerry Spring Water83
12.03.1995Star of the Sea108North Monastery77
12.03.1995Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s118Tolka Rovers65
Round 12nd Leg
19.03.1995Kerry Spring Water122Queens Strongbow79
(Kerry win 206-144 on agg.)
19.03.1995MSB91Oscar Taylors Killester122
(Killester won 222-179 on agg.)
19.03.1995Sligo Dairies80Chambourcy Ballina77
(Ballina won 184-163 on agg.)
19.03.1995Dungannon102Garveys Tigers Tralee92
(Dungannon won 197-175 on Agg.)
19.03.1995Marian74Neptune94
(Neptune won 201-157 on agg.)
19.03.1995Marathon Limerick86Delta Notre Dame90
(Notre Dame won 181-157 on agg.)
19.03.1995Tolka Rovers100Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s88
(St. Vincent’s won 206-165 on agg.)
19.03.1995North Monastery82Star of the Sea90
(Star won 198-159 on agg.)
Quarter-Finals
24.03.1995Neptune74Star of the Sea73
24.03.1995Delta Notre Dame77Chambourcy Ballina70
25.03.1995Oscar Taylors Killester70Kerry Spring Water75
25.03.1995Marathon Sports St. Vincent’sWDungannonL
Semi-Finals@NBA, Tallaght
25.03.1995Kerry Spring Water75Oscar Taylors Killester70
25.03.1995Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s78Dungannon70
Final@NBA, Tallaght
26.03.1995Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s103Delta Notre Dame88

Reference: [37-43]

IBA Men’s Super League 1995-96

 PWLPFPAPts
Garvey’s Tigers Tralee18144  46
Marathon Sport’s St. Vincent’s18135  44
TNT Killester18117  40
Star of the Sea18117  40
Denny Notre Dame18108  38
Neptune1899  36
Kerry Spring Water Killarney18810  34
North Monastery 96’ers18711  32
Chambourcy Ballina #(-1)18612  29
Dungannon18117  20

[4]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Semi-Finals   
 Marathon St. Vincent’s93TNT Killester83
 Star of the Sea88Garvey’s Tigers Tralee74
 Final   
 Star of the Sea106Marathon St. Vincent’s83

[5]

IBA Men’s Super League 1996-97

 PWLPFPAPts
Neptune Camlec18171  52
Star of the Sea18153  48
Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s18126  42
Denny Notre Dame18117  40
Garvey’s Tigers Tralee18810  34
TNT Killester18711  32
Kerry Spring Water Killarney18711  32
AMEV Marian # (-1)18612  29
Sligo Dairies18414  26
Queen’s Annadale18315  24

[12]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Semi-Finals   
 Neptune Camlec98Denny Notre Dame96
     
 Final   
 Star of the Sea90Neptune Camlec85

[13][14]

IBA Men’s Super League 1997-98

 PWLPFPAPts
Star of the Sea18171  52
Denny Notre Dame18135  44
Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s18108  38
Killester18108  38
Dungannon1899  36
Longnecks Ballina18810  34
UCD Marian18711  32
Kerry Spring Water Killarney18612  30
Neptune18513  28
Garvey’s Tigers Tralee18513  28

[15]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Semi-Finals   
 Star of the Sea94Killester72
 Denny Notre Dame97Marathon Sp St. Vincent’s70
 Final   
 Star of the Sea92Denny Notre Dame74

[16]

IBA Men’s Super League 1998-99

 PWLPFPAPts
Star of the Sea26215  68
Waterford Crystal26197  64
Killester26179  60
Esat Telecom Blue Demons26179  60
Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s26179  60
Denny Notre Dame261610  58
Burger King Limerick261214  50
Neptune261214  50
UCD Marian261214  50
Kerry Spring Water Killarney261115  48
Sligo Dairies261016  46
Dungannon26818  42
Dublin Bay Vikings26818  42
Tolka Rovers26224  30

[17]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Quarter-Finals   
 Star of the Sea82Neptune59
 Waterford Crystal83Burger King Limerick80
 Killester Denny Notre Dame 
 Esat Blue Demons51Marathon Sp St. Vincent’s80
 Semi-Finals   
 Killester95Waterford Crystal65
 Star of the Sea72Marathon Sp St. Vincent’s86
 Final   
 Marathon Sp St. Vincent’s86Killester78

[18][19][20]

IBA Men’s Super League 1999-2000

 PWLPFPAPts
Neptune26233  46
Esat Blue Demons26197  38
St. Vincent’s26188  36
Denny Notre Dame26179  34
Star of the Sea26179  34
Kerry Spring Water Killarney261313  26
Killester261214  24
Hibernian UCD Marian261115  22
Tolka Rovers261016  20
Clare Jets26917  18
Waterford Crystal26917  18
Sligo Dairies26917  18
Burger King Limerick26818  16
Dungannon26719  14

[21]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Quarter-Finals   
 Neptune76UCD Marian70
 Esat Telecom Blue Demons95Killester93
 KSW Killarney87St. Vincent’s106
 Denny Notre Dame85Star of the Sea76
 Semi-Finals   
 Denny Notre Dame83Neptune71
 St. Vincent’s70Esat Telecom Blue Demons68
 Final   
 Denny Notre Dame93St. Vincent’s74

[22][23]

IBA Men’s Super League 2000-01

 PWLPFPAPts
*Thorn Killester21174  34
Star of the Sea23167  32
Burger King Limerick22157  30
Big Al’s Notre Dame23158  30
Frosties Tigers Tralee21147  28
Hibernian UCD Marian22148  28
O’Hagan Saints23149  28
Waterford Crystal21138  26
Neptune22139  26
Esat Demons22715  14
Tolka Rovers20614  12
Tyrone Towers23419  8
Abbey Foods Sligo21318  6
Killarney22210  4

[24]

League abondoned 7 March 2001 due to outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease and Killester declared champions 29 March 2001

IBA Men’s Super League 2001-02

 PWLPFPAPts
*Waterford Crystal26215  42
*Frosties Tigers Tralee26206  40
*Killester26188  36
*Limerick26188  36
*Esat Demons261511  30
*Neptune261511  30
St. Vincent’s261412  28
UCD Marian251213  24
SX3 Star251114  22
Notre Dame261115  22
Gleneagle Lakers261016  20
Tolka Rovers26818  16
Abbey Foods Sligo26719  14
Tyrone Towers26115  2

[25]

 PWLPFPAPts
Pool A      
*Limerick220  4
*Waterford Crystal211  2
Esat Demons202  0
Pool B      
DART Killester220  4
Frosties Tigers Tralee211  2
Neptune202  0

[26][27]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Semi-Finals   
 DART Killester99Waterford Crystal81
 Limerick85Frosties Tigers Tralee96
 Final   
 Frosties Tigers Tralee78DART Killester69

[26][27]

IBA Men’s Super League 2002-03

 PWLPFPAPts
*Neptune22184  36
*SX3 Star22166  32
*Notre Dame22148  28
*ITP Saints22148  28
*UCD Marian22139  26
*UCC Demons221210  24
*Burger King Limerick221210  24
*DART Killester221111  22
Tolka Rovers22715  14
Gleneagle Lakers22517  10
Waterford Crystal22517  10
Tigers Tralee22517  10

[28]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Quarter-Finals   
 DART Killester75Neptune78
 Notre Dame114UCC Demons90
 ITP Saints82UCD Marian74
 SX3 Star97Burger King Limerick89
 Semi-Finals   
 Neptune80ITP Saints90
 Notre Dame99SX3 Star81
 Final   
 ITP Saints115Notre Dame84

[29]

The National Basketball League was again split into two levels in 1993, with St. Vincent’s winning at their third attempt in 1993-94, defeating Garvey’s Tigers Tralee 82-75 in the Final. The Dublin club would win again the following year 103-88 against Notre Dame.

St. Vincent’s  would be in the Final for the fifth year running in 1994-95 losing to Belfast’s Star of the Sea 106-83. This would start a run of four wins in a row for the Belfast side, defeating St. Vincent’s Glasnevin 106-83 in 1995-96 and Neptune of Cork 90-85 in 1996-97. They would top this off with another Final victory in 1997-98, 92-74 against Notre Dame, another agonising defeat for the Firhouse club based in the National Basketball arena in Tallaght.

St. Vincent’s Glasnevin would again take the honours in 1998-99, defeating fellow Dubliners Killester 86-78 in the Final. That season would see the Super League and Division 1 merged yet again after being split into two levels since 1993. The 1999-2000 season would finally see another Dublin team, Notre Dame make the breakthrough, beating St. Vincent’s 93-74.

The 2000-01 season would be cut short due to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth-disease and the title would be awarded to Killester who were ahead on points. They would lose the Final the following year 78-69 to Tralee Tigers, a Kerry team finally winning the title after a long absence from the winners roll for the county. St. Vincent’s, now known as Saints would again be the winners in the 2002-03 season, beating Dublin rivals  Notre Dame 115-84 in the Final.

This would be the end of another era as the Association changed its name to Basketball Ireland in 2003, and reverted to a two-division format, with the both the Super League and Division 1 divided into Northern and Southern Conferences.

References

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Magazine Articles

[1] (1992) “Budweiser Superleague Finals”. IBA Official Basketball Magazine. Number 21. April 1992 pp. 17

[2] (1994) “Budweiser Superleague Final”. IBA Official Basketball Magazine. Number 27. March 1994 pp. 16-17

[3] (1995) “Budweiser League Final Standings”. IBA Official Basketball Magazine. Number 30. March 1995 pg. 24

[4] (1996) “Tralee Tops in Budweiser Superleague”. IBA Official Basketball Magazine. Number 33. April 1996. pg. 16

[5] (1996) “Tralee Tops in Budweiser Superleague Marian: Back in big-time after unbeaten campaign”. IBA Official Basketball Magazine. Number 33. April 1996. pg. 27

[6] (1996) “MSB return to top flight”. IBA Official Basketball Magazine. Number 33. April 1996. pp. 29

References

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[3] Anon. (1995) “BUDWEISER LEAGUE FINAL STANDINGS Irish Basketball Association Magazine. March 1995. Pg. 27-30.

Newspapers / Sources

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[38] Hudson, Elizabeth (1995) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 20, 1995. [pg. 24-25 Irish Newspaper Archive]

[39] Anon. (1995) “Basketball”. Sunday Independent. March 26, 1995. [pg. 48-49 Irish Newspaper Archive]

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[41] Anon. (1994) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 20, 1995. [pg. 24 Irish Newspaper Archive]

[42] Anon. (1995) Kerry spring surprise” Sundat Independent. March 26, 1995. [Pg. 49 Irish Newspaper Archive]

[43] Anon. (1995) “Neptune squeeze through” Irish Examiner. Saturday, March 25, 1995 [Pg. 33 Irish Newspaper Archive]

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Websites

[36] Basketball Ireland (2018) History [Internet] Available from: http://www.basketballireland.ie/history/ [Accessed 26 May 2018]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to John Folan.

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 9 December 2019

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