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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

 PWLPFPAPts
Delta Notre Dame14122  24
Dungannon14113  22
Marian1495  18
Marathon1477  14
St. Paul’s Killarney1468  12
Slevin Group Mid Sutton-Baldoyle1459  10
St. Gall’s14410  8
Tolka Rovers14212  4
DateHome Team Away Team 
 Promotion/Relegation Playoff 1st Leg   
 Dungannon70Queens Strongbow80
 Promotion/Relegation Playoff 2nd Leg   
 Queens Strongbow93Dungannon62

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

 PWLPFPAPts
*Kerry Spring Water Killarney16133  42
North Monastery 96’ers16133  42
*Dungannon16115  38
Sligo Dairies16106  36
Marathon Limerick1697  34
Tolka Rovers16610  28
Mid Sutton-Baldoyle16511  26
Marian16412  24
St. Gall’s16115  18

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

 PWLPFPAPts
Marian14140  42
Queen’s Strongbow14113  36
Sligo Dairies14104  34
Tolka Rovers1495  32
Marathon Limerick1459  24
St. Gall’s1459  24
Mid Sutton-Baldoyle14113  16
Trident14113  16
DateHome Team Away Team 
 
Semi-Finals
   
 Queen’s Strongbow80Sligo Dairies102
 Tolka Rovers96Marian115
 
Final
   
 Sligo Dairies85Marian78

IBA National League Men’s Division 1 1996-97

 PWLPFPAPts
Longnecks Ballina14113  36
Dungannon14113  36
Mid Sutton-Baldoyle14104  34
Riverisland Castleisland1495  32
Tridents1459  24
Tolka Rovers14410  22
St. Gall’s14311  20
Burger King Limerick14311  20
DateHome Team Away Team 
 
Semi-Finals
   
     
     
 
Final
   
 Mid Sutton-Baldoyle89Longnecks Ballina63

IBA Men’s Division 1 1997-98

 PWLPFPAPts
Sligo Dairies18144  46
Waterford Crystal18135  44
Burger King Limerick18126  42
Tolka Rovers18108  38
Mid Sutton-Baldoyle18108  38
Riverisland Castleisland18810  34
Team Oscar Tridents18513  28
St. Gall’s18018  18
DateHome Team Away Team 
 
Semi-Finals
   
 Waterford Crystal87Limerick75
 Sligo Dairies74Tolka Rovers67
 
Final
   
 Waterford Crystal90Sligo Dairies68
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

 PWLPFPAPts
*Longnecks Ballina1192  18
*Queens University Belfast1394  18
*Neptune B1192  18
*Moycullen1284  16
Castleisland1266  12
Tegral Athy1257  10
Westaro Castlebar1257  10
Lundy Foods Ballina1239  6
Crescent13013  0
DateHome Team Away Team 
 
Semi-Finals
   
 Longnecks Ballina77ADC Moycullen52
 Neptune70Queens University67
 
Final
   
 Longnecks Ballina83Neptune76

IBA Men’s Division 1 2002-03

 PWLPFPAPts
*Longnecks Ballina14131  26
*Moycullen14113  22
*Queens University Belfast14113  22
*Westaro Castlebar1486  16
Tyrone Towers14410  8
Longford Falcons14311  6
Lundy Foods Ballina14311  6
Newport14311  6
DateHome Team Away Team 
 
Semi-Finals
   
 Longnecks Ballina85Westaro Castlebar73
 Moycullen76Queens University77
 
Final
   
 Longnecks Ballina82Ballina72

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

Sources

(1994) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, February 28, 1994. pp. 26-27.

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(1995) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 14, 1994. pp. 24-25.

(1995) “Vincent’s have winning formula”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 27, 1995. pp. 22-23.

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(1998) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 2, 1998. pp. 20-21.

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(1999) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 15, 1999. pp. 42-43.

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

(2002) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 11, 2002. pp. 94-95.

(2002) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 18, 2002. pp. 28-29.

(2002) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 25, 2002. pp. 74-75.

(2003) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 10, 2003. pp. 66-67.

(2003) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 24, 2003. pp. 34-35.

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(1994) “Basketball”. Irish Examiner. Monday, March 7, 1994. pp. 22-23.

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

(1994) “Basketball”. Irish Examiner. Monday, March 18, 1994. pp. 18-19.

(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.

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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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