Basketball, National Leagues

Irish Basketball Association | National League | Women’s Division 2 1991-1997

IBA Women’s NBL Division 2 1991-92

 

  P W L Pts
Drimnagh Dynamos 14 10 4 20
Snowcream Wexford 14 9 5 18
Brunell 14 9 5 18
Carrick-on-Shannon 14 7 7 14
Eagles [Kildare] 14 7 7 14
Thor Sporting Belfast 14 7 7 14
Keltic 14 6 8 12
Athlone 14 1 13 2

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Date Home Team   Away Team  
 
2nd Place Playoff
     
  Snowcream Wexford 76 Brunell 69

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IBA Women’s NBL Division 2 1992-93

 

  P W L Pts
Oscar Taylor’s Killester 12 10 2 20
Carrick-on-Shannon 12 7 5 14
Brunell 12 6 6 12
Sporting Belfast 12 6 6 12
Eagles 12 5 7 10
Keltic 12 5 7 10
Elan Athlone 12 2 10 4

[3]

 

Date Home Team   Away Team  
 
Final
     
  Carrick-on-Shannon 57 Oscar Taylor’s Killester 59

 

IBA Women’s NBL Division 2 1993-94

 

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  P W L Pts
Snowcream Wexford 14 13 1 26
Parcelforce Sporting Belfast 14 11 3 22
Slevin Group Mid Sutton-Baldoyle 14 11 3 22
Carrick-on-Shannon 14 8 6 16
Silken Thomas Eagles 14 5 9 10
Elan Athlone 14 3 11 6
Dublin Crusaders 14 3 11 6
Dublin Celtic 14 2 12 4
Date Home Team   Away Team  
 
2nd Place Playoff
     
  Mid Sutton-Baldoyle 71 Sporting Belfast 63

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IBA Women’s NBL Division 2 1994-95

 

  P W L Pts
Brunell 12 9 3 30
Atlantic Ballybunnion 12 8 4 28
Eagles 12 6 6 24
Parcelforce Sporting Belfast 12 6 6 24
Athlone 12 1 11 14

[5]

 

Date Home Team   Away Team  
 
Promotion Playoff
     
  Atlantic Ballybunnion 69 Oscar Taylor Killester 51

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IBA Women’s NBL Division 2 1995-96

 

  P W L Pts
Mid Sutton-Baldoyle 12 9 3 30
Athlone 12 8 4 28
Silken Thomas Eagles 12 7 5 26
TNT Killester 12 6 6 24
Sporting Belfast 12 5 7 22
Castleisland 12 4 8 20
Coasters 12 3 9 18

[6]

 

Date Home Team   Away Team  
 
Semi-Finals
     
  Mid Sutton-Baldoyle 45 Killester 44
  Eagles 72 Athlone 55
 
Final
     
  Mid Sutton-Baldoyle 74 Eagles 61

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IBA Women’s NBL Division 2 1996-97

 

  P W L Pts
Buckley Sports Blarney 12 12 0 36
TNT Killester 12 9 3 30
Firhouse Coasters 12 7 5 26
Sporting Belfast 12 6 6 24
Riverisland Castleisland 12 5 7 22
Silken Thomas Eagles 12 2 10 16
Atlantic Ballybunnion # (-1) 12 1 11 13

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Date Home Team   Away Team  
 
Semi-Finals
     
         
         
 
Final
     
  Killester 79 Buckley Sports Blarney 75 ot

 

Report

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The Irish Basketball Association rebranded the Ladies National Basketball League as the Women’s National League in 1991. Division 2 was the Second Tier.

Drimnagh Dynamoes would win the Division in 1991-92 on a 10-4 record, but lose the Final 62-44 to Snowcream Wexford. The following year Killester would top the league on 10-2 and defeat Carrick-on-Shannon, by two points 59-57 in the Final.

Snowcream Wexford would be back in Division 2 after one season in Division 1 and would win the title with 13 wins from 14 matches. The 1994-95 season would see a drop in the number of teams to five as Brunell of Cork  took the title with a 9-3 record. MSB wouuld take the title in 1995-96 with a 9-3 record and defeat Eagles of Kildare 74-61 in the Final.

Following the 1996-97 season which was won by Blarney with an unblemished 12-0 record, though they lost the Final to Killester in Overtime, 79-75, it was decided to merge Divisions 1 & 2 into one Super League, with a Regional League below this.

 

References

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Articles

 

[2] (1992) “Citrus Spring League Final standings”. IBA Official Basketball Magazine. Number 21. April 1992 pp. 7

[3] (1993) “WOMENS NATIONAL LEAGUE”. IBA Official Basketball Magazine. Number 24. April 1993 pp. 15-17

[4] (1994) “Budweiser Superleague Final”. IBA Official Basketball Magazine. Number 27. March 1994 pp. 16-17

[5] (1995) “Gateaux Women’s League Final Standing”. IBA Official Basketball Magazine. Number 30. March 1995 pp. 30

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

 

Sources

 

[7] (1992) “North Mon plough into stars: DETAIL”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 16, 1992. pp. 3224-25.

[8] (1994) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, February 28, 1994. pp. 26-27.

[9] (1994) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 14, 1994. pp. 24-25.

[10] (1997) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 3, 1997. pp. 28-29.

[11] (1995) “Basketball Reults”. Irish Examiner. Monday, March 13, 1995. pp. 14-15.

 

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: 10 February 2019

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