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

IBBA NBL Ladies Division 2 1982-83

 PWLPts
*Eagle Lodge Tralee1413126
*Moyle Park1412224
*Athlone1410420
*Eagles146812
Marian145910
Sporting Belfast145910
St. Joseph’s143116
Portlaoise142124

[8]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 
Semi-Finals
   
 Tralee68Eagles42
 Moyle ParkLAthloneW
 
Final
   
 Tralee65Athlone37

IBBA NBL Ladies Division 2 1983-84

 PWLPts
Athlone1816232
St. Louis1815330
Killester Kittens1813526
Atlantis1812624
Beaumont Celts189918
Castledermot1881016
Galway Democrats1851310
Team Satzenbrau1851310
Marian184148
Eagles183156

[1]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 
Semi-Finals
   
 St. Louis39Killester Kittens26
 Athlone93Atlantis83
 
Final
   
 Athlone52St. Louis40

IBBA NBL Ladies Division 2 1984-85

 PWLPts
Killester Kittens1614228
Yoplait Silhouette [Marian]1613326
Team Burgerland [Limerick]1612424
Beaumont Celts169718
Castledermot168816
Team Satzenbrau168816
Traffic1661012
Galway Democrats162144
Navan O’Mahony’s160160

[2]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 
Semi-Finals
   
 Killester KittensWBeaumont CeltsL
 Yoplait MarianLBurgerland LimerickW
 
Final
   
 Killester Kittens67Burgerland Limerick65

IBBA NBL Ladies Division 2 1985-86

 PWLPts
*Team Lyonara Wildcats1614228
*Team Satzenbrau Belfast1612424
*St. Louis1611522
*Castledermot1610620
Traffic167914
Athlone1651110
Team Burgerland Limerick1651110
Beaumont164128
Moyle Park164128

[3]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 
Semi-Finals
   
 WildcatsWCastledermotL
 Satzenbrau BelfastLSt. LouisW
 Final   
 Wildcats53St. Louis47

IBBA NBL Ladies Division 2 1986-87

 PWLPts
Athlone1412224
Swatch Castledermot1412224
Team CSB1410420
Moyle Park Columbas149518
St. Colm’s146812
Opel Sport144108
Dublin Celtic143116
Bray140140

[4]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 
Semi-Finals
   
 Castledermot63Team CSB53
 Athlone46Moyle Park45
 Final   
 Athlone46Castledermot44

IBBA NBL Ladies Division 2 1987-88

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Final   
 Fitzpatricks Shannon87Premier Milk Killester86

IBBA NBL Ladies Division 2 1988-89

 PWLPts
*Marathon129318
*Premier Milk Killester129318
*Satzembrau Belfast129318
*Moyle Park Columbas128416
Kyer Kelts12396
Pacers12396
Dublin Celtic121112

[5]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 
Final
   
 Marathon79Premier Milk Killester77

IBBA NBL Ladies Division 2 1989-90

 PWLPts
*Tolka Rovers1817134
*Brunell1814428
*Columbas Moyle Park1811722
*Drimnagh Dynamos1811722
Eagles189918
Carrick-on-Shannon1881016
Castledermot1881016
Gateaux Athlone1881016
Pacers182164
Satzenbrau Belfast182164

[6]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Final   
 Tolka Rovers63Brunell68

IBBA NBL Ladies Division 2 1990-91

 PWLPts
Corinthians1413126
Thor Sporting Belfast149518
Athlone149518
Drimnagh Dynamos149518
Eagles147714
Castledermot146812
Carrick-on-Shannon143116
Keltic140140

[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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