ABAI All-Ireland Minor Championships, Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland, Basketball

Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland All-Ireland Minor County Championship 1953-1973

Finals 1953-1974

YearWinners Runners-Up 
1953Kilkenny   
1954Kilkenny   
1955Kilkenny   
1956Antrim   
1957Dublin48Cork19
1958Antrim29Kerry18
1959Antrim   
1960Kerry   
1961Kerry41Dublin31
1962Kerry   
1963Kerry70Kilkenny37
1964Kerry   
1965Dublin48Down45
1966    
1967Dublin   
1968Dublin   
1969Kerry   
1970Kerry   
1971Dublin42Kerry22
1972Dublin69Kerry49
1973Cork50Sligo46
BAIA All-Ireland Minor Championship Finals 1953-1973 [Reference: 1-24]

Report

The All-Ireland Minor Championships were won by Kilkenny from 1953 to 1955, before Antrim won three finals out of four from 1956 to 1959 (with Dublin breaking the sequence in 1957), Kerry then won the five-in-a-row from 1960 to 1964, before Dublin went on a winning streak from 1965 to 1968.

There were then two years of Kerry victories (1969 to 1970), before Dublin also won two in-in-a-row from 1971 to 1972, Cork took the 1973 title.

About

The Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland (now Basketball Ireland) was the organisation in charge of running Basketball in Ireland from 1947 to 1979 when it changed its name to the Irish Basketball Association.

From 1953 to 1973 it was organised on a Club and County basis like the Gaelic Athletic association, and the All-Ireland Minor Championship was the Underage County Championship.

The Minor Championships were replaced by the Under 19 and Under 17 Championships in 1974 (still on a County basis unlike the Senior Championship which appears to have been replaced by a National League based on clubs, and the National Intermediate Area Competition)

References

Sources

[2] Anon (1953) “Basketball” Irish Independent Thursday, December 31, 1953. pg. 9

[3] Anon (1954) “Basketball” Irish Independent Friday, December 31, 1954. pg. 6-7

[4] Anon (1955) “Basketball” Irish Independent Saturday, December 31, 1955. pg. 10-11

[5] Anon (1956) “Basketball” Irish Independent Monday, December 31, 1956. pg. 10-11

[6] Anon (1957) “Basketball” Irish Independent Tuesday, December 31, 1957. pg. 10

[7] Anon (1958) “Basketball” Irish Independent Wednesday, December 31, 1958. pg. 10

[8] Anon (1959) “Basketball” Irish Independent Thursday, December 31, 1959. pg. 12

[9] Anon (1960) “Basketball” Irish Independent Saturday, December 31, 1960. pg. 14-15

[10] Anon (1961) “Senior Title for Roscommon” Irish Independent Wednesday, May 3, 1961. pg. 20-21

[12] Anon (1963) “Kerry Foiled Of Making History” Irish Independent Monday, April 22, 1963. pg. 8-9

[13] Anon (1964) “Basketball” Irish Independent Wednesday, December 30, 1964. pg. 12-13

[15] O’Connor, Tony (1966) “Basketball” Irish Press Friday, April 15, 1966. pg.

[16] Anon (1967) “Basketball” Irish Independent Saturday, December 30, 1967. pg. 14-15

[16] ‘Rebounder’ (1968) “Basketball: At Last Victory for Cork in All-Ireland Senior, Junior Finals” Evening Echo, Tuesday, December 17, 1968. pg.

[17] Anon (1968) “Basketball” Irish Independent Tuesday, December 31, 1968. pg. 12-13

[18] Anon (1969) “Basketball” Irish Independent Wednesday, December 31, 1969. pg. 12

[19] Anon (1970) “Basketball” Irish Independent Thursday, December 31, 1970. pg. 12-13

[20] Anon (1971) “Basketball” Irish Independent Friday, December 31, 1971. pg. 14-15

[21] Anon. (1971) Cork capture All-Ireland While Na Mistealaigh Take Lota Tournament” Evening Echo. Tuesday, April 20, 1971. pg. 12.

[22] Anon (1972) “Basketball” Evening Press Monday, March 13, 1972. pg. 15

[23] A Special Correspondent (1973) “Sligo win the big one: First All-Ireland Title” Sligo Champion, Friday, March 16, 1973. pg. 14.

[24] Anon. (1974) “Galway capture first ever All-Ireland trophy” Connacht Tribune. Friday, May 3, 1974. pg. 9

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Rob Gihbu ; and Mick Turley (Galway 1974).

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