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

Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland Ladies All-Ireland Championship 1968-1978

Finals 1968-1978

YearWinnersRunners-Up
1968St. Louis Meteors (Dublin)
1969St. Louis Meteors (Dublin)
1970St. Louis Meteors (Dublin)
1971St. Vincent’s
1972Corinthins (Dublin)44Meteors (Dublin)36
1973St. Louis Meteors (Dublin)
1974Marathon (Dublin)47Killester Kaleidoscopes (Dublin)38
1975Corinthians (Dublin)57St. Louis Meteors (Dublin)53
1976Louis Meteors (Dublin)
1977Louis Meteors (Dublin)
1978Louis Meteors (Dublin)65Marathon (Dublin)49
ABAI All-Ireland Ladies Championship 1968-1978 [References: 1-8]

Report

Louis Meteors won their record seventh All-Ireland Blitz Title since 1968 in the Final edition of the competition in 1978 [Reference: 8]. Other winners of the All-Ireland Blitz were Corinthians (also from Dublin) in 1972 and 1975, St. Vincent’s (1971) and Marathon, another Dublin team, in 1974.

About

The Ladies All-Ireland Championship was the Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland’s Annual Blitz to determine the Irish Club Champions. In 1978 the Blitz was replaced by a National League in line with the Men’s which had also replaced the All-Ireland Championship in 1973. (see https://eirball.ie/2018/12/19/ibba-ladies-national-basketball-league-1980-1991/ for the Ladies National Basketball League 1980-1991).

The Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland was organised very like the Gaelic Athletic Association prior to 1973, with All-Ireland County & Club Championships, and after the introduction of the National Leagues based on clubs, was renamed the Irish Basketball Association in 1980.

References

Newspapers

[1] Anon. (1971) “Basketball” Irish independent. Friday, December 31, 1971. pg. 14-15. [Available on the Internet at the Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service]

[2] Anon. (1972) “Corinthians best Killarney in Basketball test” Irish Examiner. Tuesday, April 11, 1972. pg. 13. [Available on the Internet at the Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service]

[4] Anon. (1974) “Marathon win All-Ireland ladies Championship” Irish Examiner. Monday, April 22, 1974. pg. 14. [Available on the Internet at the Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service]

[5] Anon. (1975) “Senior Title Regained” Irish Press. Monday, April 7, 1975. pg. 10. [Available on the Internet at the Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service]

[8] Anon. (1978) “Louis Meteors win title for a third time” Irish Examiner. Monday, April 3, 1978. pg. 13. [Available on the Internet at the Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Fiona Corrigan

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 28 February 2020

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