Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland 1947-1979

About the ABAI

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.

The All-Ireland Blitz from 1953 to 1964 was the Club Championship, held on a Blitz basis over the course of a weekend in one venue. It was replaced by the National Basketball Cup, in which the top 16 teams from the four provinces played in four groups of four over the course of a year with semi-finals and final. In 1973 a National League based on clubs replaced the All-Ireland County Championships and National Basketball Cup.

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ABAI County Championships 1952-1973

ABAI Senior County Championships; ABAI Junior County Championships; ABAI Minor County Championships;

Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland County Championships (Overviews):

Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland All-Ireland Senior County Championships 1952-1973

Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland | All-Ireland Junior County Championships 1959-1972

Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland Minor (Overviews):

Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland All-Ireland Minor County Championship 1953-1974

ABAI All-Ireland Senior County Championships (Seasons):

1963

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ABAI Club Championships 1950-1978

ABAI All Ireland Senior Blitz 1950-1964; ABAI Ladies All-Ireland Blitz 1968-1978; ABAI National Basketbal Cup 1970-1973.

Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland Club (Overviews):

Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland All Ireland Senior Blitz 1950-1964

Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland Ladies (Overviews):

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

ABAI National Basketball Cup (Seasons):

1971-72 1970-71

ABAI All-Ireland Blitz (Seasons):

1960 1961

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ABAI Provincial Championships 1951-1973

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Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland Provincial Championships (Overviews):

Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland Connacht Senior Championship 1952-1973

Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland Leinster Senior Championship 1951-1973

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