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Irish Basketball Association | National Basketball League | Men’s Division 1 1993-2003

IBA National League Men’s Division 1 1993-94

 

  P W L PF PA Pts
Delta Notre Dame 14 12 2     24
Dungannon 14 11 3     22
Marian 14 9 5     18
Marathon 14 7 7     14
St. Paul’s Killarney 14 6 8     12
Slevin Group Mid Sutton-Baldoyle 14 5 9     10
St. Gall’s 14 4 10     8
Tolka Rovers 14 2 12     4

 

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

 

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

 

  P W L PF PA Pts
*Kerry Spring Water Killarney 16 13 3     42
North Monastery 96’ers 16 13 3     42
*Dungannon 16 11 5     38
Sligo Dairies 16 10 6     36
Marathon Limerick 16 9 7     34
Tolka Rovers 16 6 10     28
Mid Sutton-Baldoyle 16 5 11     26
Marian 16 4 12     24
St. Gall’s 16 1 15     18

 

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

 

  P W L PF PA Pts
Marian 14 14 0     42
Queen’s Strongbow 14 11 3     36
Sligo Dairies 14 10 4     34
Tolka Rovers 14 9 5     32
Marathon Limerick 14 5 9     24
St. Gall’s 14 5 9     24
Mid Sutton-Baldoyle 14 1 13     16
Trident 14 1 13     16

 

Date Home Team   Away Team  
 
Semi-Finals
     
  Queen’s Strongbow 80 Sligo Dairies 102
  Tolka Rovers 96 Marian 115
 
Final
     
  Sligo Dairies 85 Marian 78

 

IBA National League Men’s Division 1 1996-97

 

  P W L PF PA Pts
Longnecks Ballina 14 11 3     36
Dungannon 14 11 3     36
Mid Sutton-Baldoyle 14 10 4     34
Riverisland Castleisland 14 9 5     32
Tridents 14 5 9     24
Tolka Rovers 14 4 10     22
St. Gall’s 14 3 11     20
Burger King Limerick 14 3 11     20

 

Date Home Team   Away Team  
 
Semi-Finals
     
         
         
 
Final
     
  Mid Sutton-Baldoyle 89 Longnecks Ballina 63

 

IBA Men’s Division 1 1997-98

 

  P W L PF PA Pts
Sligo Dairies 18 14 4     46
Waterford Crystal 18 13 5     44
Burger King Limerick 18 12 6     42
Tolka Rovers 18 10 8     38
Mid Sutton-Baldoyle 18 10 8     38
Riverisland Castleisland 18 8 10     34
Team Oscar Tridents 18 5 13     28
St. Gall’s 18 0 18     18

 

Date Home Team   Away Team  
 
Semi-Finals
     
  Waterford Crystal 87 Limerick 75
  Sligo Dairies 74 Tolka Rovers 67
 
Final
     
  Waterford Crystal 90 Sligo Dairies 68

 

Note: Division 1 was merged with the Super League in 1998 and recreated as a second level in 2001. There was no second level at National League level from 1998-2001.

 

IBA Men’s Division 1 2001-02

 

  P W L PF PA Pts
*Longnecks Ballina 11 9 2     18
*Queens University Belfast 13 9 4     18
*Neptune B 11 9 2     18
*Moycullen 12 8 4     16
Castleisland 12 6 6     12
Tegral Athy 12 5 7     10
Westaro Castlebar 12 5 7     10
Lundy Foods Ballina 12 3 9     6
Crescent 13 0 13     0

 

Date Home Team   Away Team  
 
Semi-Finals
     
  Longnecks Ballina 77 ADC Moycullen 52
  Neptune 70 Queens University 67
 
Final
     
  Longnecks Ballina 83 Neptune 76

 

IBA Men’s Division 1 2002-03

 

  P W L PF PA Pts
*Longnecks Ballina 14 13 1     26
*Moycullen 14 11 3     22
*Queens University Belfast 14 11 3     22
*Westaro Castlebar 14 8 6     16
Tyrone Towers 14 4 10     8
Longford Falcons 14 3 11     6
Lundy Foods Ballina 14 3 11     6
Newport 14 3 11     6

 

Date Home Team   Away Team  
 
Semi-Finals
     
  Longnecks Ballina 85 Westaro Castlebar 73
  Moycullen 76 Queens University 77
 
Final
     
  Longnecks Ballina 82 Ballina 72

 

The Men’s Division 1 was the 2nd Level of the IBA National Basketball League from 1993-2003. There was automatic Promotion and Relegation to and from the Super League.

Delta Notre Dame of Firhouse, playing in the National Basketball Arena, won the Division in 1993-94 by one game from Dungannon of Tyrone. The following season Killarney and North Monastery 96ers of Cork finished tied at the top. Marian, from South-East Dublin, ran away with the title in 1995-96, winning all fourteen games, with Queen’s University in second. Sligo All-Stars won the Top four Playoffs.

Ballina (Mayo) and Dungannon finished tied at the top in 1996-97 with MSB of North Dublin winning the Playoffs. Sligo won the title in 1997-98 but lost the Playoff Final to Waterford.

The Second Level was merged with the Super League after the 1997-98 season and re-established in 2001. Ballina won the Playoff Final in 2001-02, and completed the double in 2002-03.

In 2003 The irish Basketball Association underwent a rebranding as Basketball Ireland.

 

References

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Magazine Articles

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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(2001) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, February 26, 2001. pp. 28-29.

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(1995) “Brunell lift league title for first time”. Irish Examiner. Monday, March 6, 1995. pp. 14-15.

 

Websites

 

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

 

Acknowledgements

 

Thanks to John Folan.

 

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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