Basketball, National Leagues

Irish Basketball Association | National Basketball League | Ladies Division 2 1982-1991

IBBA NBL Ladies Division 2 1982-83

 

  P W L Pts
*Eagle Lodge Tralee 14 13 1 26
*Moyle Park 14 12 2 24
*Athlone 14 10 4 20
*Eagles 14 6 8 12
Marian 14 5 9 10
Sporting Belfast 14 5 9 10
St. Joseph’s 14 3 11 6
Portlaoise 14 2 12 4

[8]

 

Date Home Team   Away Team  
 
Semi-Finals
     
  Tralee 68 Eagles 42
  Moyle Park L Athlone W
 
Final
     
  Tralee 65 Athlone 37

 

IBBA NBL Ladies Division 2 1983-84

 

  P W L Pts
Athlone 18 16 2 32
St. Louis 18 15 3 30
Killester Kittens 18 13 5 26
Atlantis 18 12 6 24
Beaumont Celts 18 9 9 18
Castledermot 18 8 10 16
Galway Democrats 18 5 13 10
Team Satzenbrau 18 5 13 10
Marian 18 4 14 8
Eagles 18 3 15 6

[1]

 

Date Home Team   Away Team  
 
Semi-Finals
     
  St. Louis 39 Killester Kittens 26
  Athlone 93 Atlantis 83
 
Final
     
  Athlone 52 St. Louis 40

 

IBBA NBL Ladies Division 2 1984-85

 

  P W L Pts
Killester Kittens 16 14 2 28
Yoplait Silhouette [Marian] 16 13 3 26
Team Burgerland [Limerick] 16 12 4 24
Beaumont Celts 16 9 7 18
Castledermot 16 8 8 16
Team Satzenbrau 16 8 8 16
Traffic 16 6 10 12
Galway Democrats 16 2 14 4
Navan O’Mahony’s 16 0 16 0

[2]

 

Date Home Team   Away Team  
 
Semi-Finals
     
  Killester Kittens W Beaumont Celts L
  Yoplait Marian L Burgerland Limerick W
 
Final
     
  Killester Kittens 67 Burgerland Limerick 65

 

IBBA NBL Ladies Division 2 1985-86

 

  P W L Pts
*Team Lyonara Wildcats 16 14 2 28
*Team Satzenbrau Belfast 16 12 4 24
*St. Louis 16 11 5 22
*Castledermot 16 10 6 20
Traffic 16 7 9 14
Athlone 16 5 11 10
Team Burgerland Limerick 16 5 11 10
Beaumont 16 4 12 8
Moyle Park 16 4 12 8

[3]

 

Date Home Team   Away Team  
 
Semi-Finals
     
  Wildcats W Castledermot L
  Satzenbrau Belfast L St. Louis W
  Final      
  Wildcats 53 St. Louis 47

 

IBBA NBL Ladies Division 2 1986-87

 

  P W L Pts
Athlone 14 12 2 24
Swatch Castledermot 14 12 2 24
Team CSB 14 10 4 20
Moyle Park Columbas 14 9 5 18
St. Colm’s 14 6 8 12
Opel Sport 14 4 10 8
Dublin Celtic 14 3 11 6
Bray 14 0 14 0

[4]

 

Date Home Team   Away Team  
 
Semi-Finals
     
  Castledermot 63 Team CSB 53
  Athlone 46 Moyle Park 45
  Final      
  Athlone 46 Castledermot 44

 

IBBA NBL Ladies Division 2 1987-88

 

Date Home Team   Away Team  
  Final      
  Fitzpatricks Shannon 87 Premier Milk Killester 86

 

IBBA NBL Ladies Division 2 1988-89

 

  P W L Pts
*Marathon 12 9 3 18
*Premier Milk Killester 12 9 3 18
*Satzembrau Belfast 12 9 3 18
*Moyle Park Columbas 12 8 4 16
Kyer Kelts 12 3 9 6
Pacers 12 3 9 6
Dublin Celtic 12 1 11 2

[5]

 

Date Home Team   Away Team  
 
Final
     
  Marathon 79 Premier Milk Killester 77

 

IBBA NBL Ladies Division 2 1989-90

 

  P W L Pts
*Tolka Rovers 18 17 1 34
*Brunell 18 14 4 28
*Columbas Moyle Park 18 11 7 22
*Drimnagh Dynamos 18 11 7 22
Eagles 18 9 9 18
Carrick-on-Shannon 18 8 10 16
Castledermot 18 8 10 16
Gateaux Athlone 18 8 10 16
Pacers 18 2 16 4
Satzenbrau Belfast 18 2 16 4

[6]

 

Date Home Team   Away Team  
  Final      
  Tolka Rovers 63 Brunell 68

 

IBBA NBL Ladies Division 2 1990-91

 

  P W L Pts
Corinthians 14 13 1 26
Thor Sporting Belfast 14 9 5 18
Athlone 14 9 5 18
Drimnagh Dynamos 14 9 5 18
Eagles 14 7 7 14
Castledermot 14 6 8 12
Carrick-on-Shannon 14 3 11 6
Keltic 14 0 14 0

[7]

 

Report

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The Irish Basketball Association (IBBA) started the Ladies National Basketball League in 1979-80, and the Ladies Division 2 in 1982-83, with automatic Promotion and Relegation between them.

The 1982-83 season was won by Eagle Lodge of Tralee who went on to defeat Athlone 65-37 in the Top-Four Playoffs. Athlone would make up for the loss the following season winning Division 2 and beating St. Louis in the Top-Four Final by a score of 52-40. The 1984-85 season would see the start of the Killester Kittens long-term success, winning the Division and beating Burgerland Limerick 67-65 in the Top-Four Final.

Wildcats of Waterford would start their road to Super League success winning the double in 1985-86, with St. Louis losing another Top-Four Final, 53-47. Athlone, back in Division 2 for 1986-87, would play out a fantastic tussle all-season with Kildare’s Castledermot – the two would finish level on points at the top of the league, before Athlone would beat the Kildare team 46-44 in the Top-Four Final.

The 1987-88 season Finale would be won by Shannon 87-86 over a Killester team back in Division 2. Killester would lose out the following season also, 89-87 to Marathon. Tolka Rovers of Dublin would win the League in 1989-90, only to lose to Brunell, 68-63 in the Final. Corinthians would win the last League under the IBBA Ladies NBL name.

The League underwent rebranding in 1991 – The IBBA became the IBA and the Men’s Division 1 became a Super League. In the Ladies Leagues, the IBA changed the name of the competition to the Women’s National League Divisions 1 & 2, a Super League would be a further 6 years off for the Women.

 

References

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Articles

 

[1] (1984) “National league 1983-84”. IBA Official Basketball Magazine. October 1984.

[2] (1985) “Final Standings”. IBA Official Basketball Magazine. Autumn 1985.

[3] (1986) “National League Standings 1985-86”. IBA Official Basketball Magazine. 1985-86 Season.

[4] (1987) “National League 1986-87”. IBA Official Basketball Magazine. 1986-87 Season.

[5] (1989) “National League 1988-89 Final Standings”. IBA Official Basketball Magazine. Number 12. 1988-89 Season. pg. 28

[6] (1990) “National League 1989-90 Final Standings”. IBA Official Basketball Magazine. Number 15. March 1990 pp. 18

[7] (1991) “National League Tables 1990/91”. IBA Official Basketball Magazine. Number 18. May 1991 pp. 14

 

Sources

 

[8] (1983) “Scene is set for top-four showdown”. Irish Press. Monday, March 16, 1983.

[9] (1988) “Dawn Milk leave it to last seconds”. Irish Press. Monday, March 21, 1988. pp. 12-13.

[10] (1989) “Neptune find right formula”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 20, 1989. pp. 14-15.

[11] (1990) “Ballina overtime ban hands it to Vincents”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 19, 1990. pp. 12-13.

[12] (1991) “Last gasp Neptune!”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 25, 1991. pp. 22-23.

[13] (1983) “Vincent’s, North Mon on top”. Irish Examiner. Monday, March 21, 1983. pp. 14-15.

[14] (1984) “Top two titles stay in Dublin”. Irish Examiner. Monday, March 19, 1984. pp. 16-17.

[15] (1985) “Formula finally right”. Irish Examiner. Monday, March 18, 1985. pp. 16-17.

[16] (1986) “Dubliners basket top four honours”. Irish Examiner. Monday, March 17, 1986. pp. 12-13.

 

Acknowledgements

 

Thanks to Ann Hanley, Killester and Ireland National Team.

 

About this document

 

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 20 January 2019

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