Basketball

Basketball National Leagues

The Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland was formed in 1947. After 25 years of All-Ireland Championships based on a Club & County basis like in the GAA, the ABAI created the first National Basketball League based on clubs in 1972-73.

In 1979-80 St. Vincent’s Killarney brought in two paid American Imports, contrary to the rules of the ABAI, but after taking no action against them for most of the season, they relented having seen how many fans it was bringing in, and allowed paid imports, changing the name of the Association to the Irish Basketball Association to reflect this. This era, from 1980-1991 is regarded by many in Irish Basketball as its “Golden Era”.

The first Ladies National Basketball League was also formed around this time in the late-1970s. After a few seasons both Men’s and Ladies added a second division.

In 1991 the Association merged the Men’s Divisions 1 & 2 into one National Basketball League, with two conferences: North & South. at the same time it reduced the number of paid American Imports from two to one, thinking the Irish playerscould make the step up. The fans lost interest, however, with just one American on the teams, and it is regarded as the end of the “Golden Era”. After two seasons under this format, the two division set-up was reinstated, with Divisions 1 & 2 now named the Super League & Division 1.

In 1991, the Ladies League also got a slight name-change to the Women’s National Basketball League and in 1997 Divisions 1 & 2 were merged into one Super League. Below the Super League was a Women’s Regional League, playing 2-3 games a weekend for each team in the one venue.

The Irish Basketball Association was rebranded in 2003 as Basketball Ireland, and the two Conference (North & South) model was again reintroduced, although the two Division (2 levels) set-up was retained. The Women’s 2nd Level was reinstated at this time also, although the Women’s Divisions never had North & South Conferences.

In 2013 the Super League underwent a name-change to the Premier League, as a drastic attempt was made to fix the National Leagues and the massive debt Basketball Ireland had built up.   In 2016 the Super League brand made a comeback and by 2019 it was stated on the Basketball Ireland website that the €1.4 Million debt was paid off.

National Basketball League Finals

Basketball Ireland Men’s National League Top Four / Champions Trophy Finals 1977-Present

National Basketball League | Men’s Level 1 

National Basketball League Men’s Level 1 (Decade / Era Overviews)

Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland | National League | Division 1 1975-1979

Irish Basketball Association National Basketball League Men’s Division 1 1979-1991

Irish Basketball Association Budweiser Men’s National League 1991-1993

Irish Basketball Association | Men’s Super League 1993-2003

Basketball Ireland | National League | Men’s Super League 2003-2013

Basketball Ireland | National League | Men’s Premier League 2013-2016

Basketball Ireland | National League | Men’s Super League 2016-2019

IBA NBL Men’s Division 1 1979-1991 (Seasons): 1990-91

IBA Men’s Budweiser NBL (Seasons): 1991-92 1992-93

IBA NL Men’s  Super League (Seasons): 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97

BI NL Men’s Premier League 2013-2016: 2014-15 2015-16

BI NL Men’s Super League 2016-2020: 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20

National Basketball League | Women’s Level 1 

National Basketball League Women’s Level 1 (Decade / Era Overviews)

Irish Basketball Association Ladies National Basketball League 1979-1991

Irish Basketball Association | Women’s National League Division 1 1991-1997

Irish Basketball Association | Women’s Super League 1997-2003

Basketball Ireland | National League | Women’s Super League 2003-2013

Basketball Ireland | National League | Women’s Premier League 2013-2016

Basketball Ireland | National League | Women’s Super League 2016-2019

IBA NBL Ladies Division 1 1979-1991 (Seasons): 1990-91

IBA NBL Women’s Division 1 1991-1997 (Seasons):  1991-92

BI NL Women’s Premier League 2013-2016 (Seasons): 2015-16

BI NL Women’s Super League 2016-present: 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20

National Basketball League | Men’s Level 2

National Basketball League Men’s Level 2 (Decade / Era Overviews):

Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland | National League | Division 2 1977-1979

Irish Basketball Association | National Basketball League | Men’s Division 2 1979-1991

Irish Basketball Association | National Basketball League | Men’s Division 1 1993-2003

Basketball Ireland | National League | Men’s Division 1 2003-2013

Basketball Ireland | National League | Men’s Division 1 2013-2019

BI NL Men’s Division 1 2013-2020: 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20

National Basketball League | Women’s Level 2 

National Basketball League Women’s Level 2 (Decade / Era Overviews):

Irish Basketball Association | National Basketball League | Ladies Division 2 1982-1991

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

Basketball Ireland | National League | Women’s Division 1 2003-2013

Basketball Ireland | National League | Women’s Division 1 2013-2019

IBA NBL Ladies Division 2 1979-1991 (Seasons): 1990-91

IBA NBL Women’s Division 2 1991-1997 (Seasons):  1991-92

BI NL Women’s Division 1 2013-2020: 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20

National Basketball League | Under 20 Men’s

BI Under 20 Men’s National League (Seasons): 2019-20

National Cups (Finals):

Men’s Level 1 National Cup:

Irish Basketball Association | Men’s Senior Cup Finals 1984-1994

Irish Basketball Association | Men’s Senior National Cup 1994-2005

Basketball Ireland | Men’s Super League Cup 2005-2013

Basketball Ireland | Men’s National Cup 2013-2017

Basketball Ireland | Men’s Pat Duffy National Cup (Level 1) 2017-2019

Women’s Level 1 National Cup:

Irish Basketball Association | Women’s Senior Cup 1984-1994

Irish Basketball Association | Women’s Senior National Cup 1994-2005

Basketball Ireland | Women’s Super League Cup 2005-2013

Basketball Ireland | Women’s National Cup 2013-2018

Men’s Level 2 National Cup:

Basketball Ireland | Men’s Senior National Cup (Tier 2) 2005-2013

Basketball Ireland | Men’s President’s National Cup (Level 2) 2013-2019

Women’s Level 2 National Cup:

Basketball Ireland | Women’s Senior Cup (Tier 2) 2005-2013

Basketball Ireland | Women’s Senior National Cup (Level 2) 2013-2019

Men’s Level 3 Intermediate National Cup:

Basketball Ireland | Men’s National Intermediate Cup Competition (Level 3) 2015-2019

Women’s Level 3 Intermediate National Cup:

Basketball Ireland | Women’s National Intermediate Cup Competition (Level 3) 2015-2019

Men’s Junior (Underage) National Cups:

Irish Basketball Association | Men’s Junior U19 National Cup 1984-2006

Basketball Ireland | Men’s Under 20 National Cup 2007-2018

Women’s Junior (Underage) National Cups:

Irish Basketball Association | Women’s Junior U19 National Cup 1984-2006

Basketball Ireland | Women’s Under 20 National Cup 2007-2018

Men’s Junior (Underage) Level 2 National Cups:

Irish Basketball Association | Men’s Junior B (Under 19) National Cup 1989-1997

Basketball Ireland | Men’s Under 18 National Cup 2007-2018

Women’s Junior (Underage) Level 2 National Cups:

Irish Basketball Association | Women’s Junior B (Under 19) National Cup 1989-1997

Basketball Ireland | Women’s Under 18 National Cup 2007-2018

National Cups (Seasons Results):

Basketball Ireland | Men’s Pat Duffy National Cup (Super League Cup):

2017-18 2018-19 2019-20

Basketball Ireland | Women’s Paudie O’Connor National Cup (Super League Cup):

2017-18 2019-20

Basketball Ireland | Men’s President’s (Senior) Cup (Division 1 Cup):

2017-18

Basketball Ireland | Women’s Senior Cup (Division 1 Cup):

2017-18

Basketball Ireland | Men’s National Intermediate Cup Competition (Area Boards):

2017-18

Basketball Ireland | Women’s National Intermediate Cup Competition (Area Boards):

2017-18

Basketball Ireland | League Cups:

Basketball Ireland | Men’s Division 1 League Cup (Seasons):

2016-17 2017-18 2018-19

Basketball Ireland | Women’s NLC Champions Trophy (Seasons):

2017-18

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.

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 Club (Overviews):

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

Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland Minor (Overviews):

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

Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland Ladies (Overviews):

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

ABAI All-Ireland Senior County Championships (Seasons):

1963

ABAI National Basketball Cup (Seasons):

1971-72 1970-71

ABAI All-Ireland Blitz (Seasons):

1960 1961

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

Basketball Tournaments

International Tournaments (ABAI & IBBA era)

British & Irish Basketball Federation | Roy Curtis Trophy (Seasons):

1971 1984 1988 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996

Basketball Ireland | National League Tournaments:

Pat Clarke Women’s Tournament (Meteors):

2012

Anglo-Irish Bank Ladies Tournament (UCD Marian):

1990

Drimnagh Basketball Club Invitational Tournament (Ladies) (Seasons):

1990

3×3 Basketball

FIBA Europe | 3×3 Europe Cup | Mens Qualifiers:

2017

FIBA Europe | 3×3 Europe Cup | Womens Qualifiers:

2017

FIBA Europe | 3×3 Europe Cup | U18 Mens Qualifiers:

2016

Wheelchair Basketball

Irish Wheelchair Basketball League (Overviews):

IWA | Irish Wheelchair Basketball League 2015-2018

IWBL (Seasons):

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18

IWBL National Cup (Seasons):

2016-17

Basketball Area Boards

Almost every County in Ireland has had its own Area Board at some stage or other, governing amateur competitons at both adult & underage levels for Men, Women, Boys & Girls.

These competitions form a level 3 or below in the Irish Basketball system, with the Basketball Ireland National Leagues forming the top two levels (Super League & Division 1)

There is no automatic promotion or relegation to and from the National Leagues and the Area Boards, with teams wishing to move up to National League level applying for a license and being assessed on a number of factors not just on the results on court.

Below you will find links to index pages for the results & tables of various Area Boards:

Connacht / North West:

Galway Area Basketball Board

Mayo Area Basketball Board

Shannonside / LonLeitRos Area Board (Counties Longford, Letrim & Roscommon – LonLeitRos / Westmeath, Longford, Leitrim, Roscommon – Shannonside)

North West Area Board (Sligo & Donegal)

Leinster:

Dublin Ladies Basketball Board

Dublin Men’s Basketball Board

North East Basketball Board (Louth, Meath, Westmeath, Cavan & Monaghan)

Midlands Area Basketball Board (Kildare, Laois & Offaly)

Kilkenny & South East Area Basketball Board (Kilkenny, Carlow, Wexford, Wicklow & Waterford)

Shannonside / LonLeitRos Area Board (Counties Longford, Letrim & Roscommon – LonLeitRos / Westmeath, Longford, Leitrim, Roscommon – Shannonside)

Munster:

Cork Ladies Area Board

Cork Men’s Basketball Board

Clare Area Basketball Board

Kerry Area Basketball Board

Ulster:

Basketball Northern Ireland

North East Basketball Board (Louth, Meath, Westmeath, Cavan & Monaghan)

North West Area Board (Sligo & Donegal)

Dublin Ladies Basketball Board

Dublin Ladies Basketball Board:

DLBB Senior Tier 0 League:

Dublin Ladies Basketball Board | Ladies Super League 1994-1998

DLBB Senior Tier 1 League: 

Dublin Ladies Basketball Board | Premier Division 1990-1994

Dublin Ladies Basketball Board | Senior 1 Division 1994-1998

Dublin Ladies Basketball Board | Senior Division 1 1998-2000

Dublin Ladies Basketball Board | Senior Division 1 2015-2018

DLBB Senior Tier 2 League:

Dublin Ladies Basketball Board | Senior Division 2 1990-1994

Dublin Ladies Basketball Board | Senior Division 2 1994-1998

Dublin Ladies Basketball Board | Senior Division 2 1998-2000

Dublin Ladies Basketball Board | Senior Division 2 2015-2018

DLBB Senior Tier 3 League:

Dublin Ladies Basketball Board | Senior Division 3 1990-1994

Dublin Ladies Basketball Board | Senior Division 3 1998-2000

Dublin Ladies Basketball Board | Senior Division 3 2015-2018

Dublin Ladies Basketball Board (Seasons):

DLBB Senior Division 1:

2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20

DLBB Senior Division 2:

2018-19 2019-20

DLBB Senior Division 3:

2018-19 2019-20

DLBB Senior Division 4:

2018-19 2019-20

DLBB Senior Division 5:

2018-19 2019-20

Dublin Men’s Basketball Board

Dublin Men’s Basketball Board:

Dublin Men’s Basketball Board | Senior 1 Division 1992-2000

Dublin Men’s Basketball Board | Men’s Division 1 2014-2018

Dublin Men’s Basketball Board | Senior Division 2 2014-2018

DMBB | Senior Division 1 (Seasons):

2015-16 2017-18 2019-20

DMBB | Senior Division 2 (Seasons):

2019-20

DMBB | Senior Division 3 (Seasons):

2019-20

DMBB | Senior Division 4 (Seasons):

2019-20

DMBB | Cup Finals (Seasons):

1989-90 2015-16 2017-18

Midlands Area Basketball Board

Midland Area Basketball Board:

Midland Area Basketball Board | Ladies Division 1 2013-2018

Midland Area Basketball Board | Men’s League 2013-2018

MABB | Ladies Division 1 (Seasons):

2015-16 2017-18

MABB | Men’s Division (Seasons):

2017-18

South East Basketball Boards

Kilkenny & South East Area Basketball Board

KSEABB | (Year-by-Year Champions):

2014-15

KSEABB | Senior Ladies League (Seasons):

2017-18

KSEABB | Senior Men’s League (Seasons):

2017-18

Cork Ladies Area Board

Cork Ladies Area Board:

Cork Ladies Area Board | Ladies Premier Division 2010-2018

CLAB Ladies Premier League (Seasons):

2015-16 2017-18 2019-20

CLAB Ladies Senior League (Seasons):

2015-16 2019-20

CLAB Ladies Division 1 League (Seasons):

2015-16 2019-20

CLAB Ladies Premier Championship (Seasons):

2015-16

CLAB Ladies Senior Championship (Seasons):

2015-16

CLAB Ladies Division 1 Championship (Seasons):

2015-16

Cork Men’s Basketball Board

Cork Men’s Basketball Board:

Cork Men’s Basketball Board | Men’s Division 1 League 2010-2018

CMBB | Men’s Division 1 League (Seasons):

2017-18

Kerry Area Basketball Board

The Kerry Area Basketball Board is one of a dozen in Ireland, operating Ladies and Men’s and Boys and Girls Leagues and Cups in Co. Kerry. It is Level 3 in the Basketball Ireland system, below the two National League Divisions in both Men’s and Ladies.

KABB Ladies Leagues

Kerry Area Basketball Board | Ladies Division 1 2011-2018

KABB Ladies Senior Division 1 (Seasons): 2015-16 2017-18

KABB Men’s Leagues

Kerry Area Basketball Board | Men’s Division 1 2011-2018

KABB Men’s Senior Division 1 (Seasons): 2015-16 2017-18

KABB Men’s Cross Division 2/3 (Seasons): 2015-16

KABB Men’s Division 2 (Seasons): 2015-16

KABB Men’s Division 3 (Seasons): 2015-16

KABB Ladies Cups

KABB Ladies Division 1 Cup (Seasons): 2015-16

KABB Ladies Division 2 Cup (Seasons): 2015-16

KABB Ladies Division 3 Cup (Seasons): 2015-16

KABB Men’s Cups

KABB Men’s Division 1 Cup (Seasons): 2015-16

KABB Men’s Division 2 Cup (Seasons): 2015-16

KABB Men’s Division 3 Cup (Seasons); 2015-16

North Munster Basketball Boards

Clare Area Basketball Board

CABB | Finals (Seasons):

2017-18

Galway Area Basketball Board

Galway Area Basketball Board:

Galway Area Basketball Board | Senior Men’s League 2016-2019

Galway Area Basketball Board | Senior Women’s Division 2016-2019

GABB Senior Men’s Division (Seasons):

2016-17 2017-18 2018-19

GABB Senior Women’s Division (Seasons):

2017-18 2018-19

Mayo Area Basketball Board

Mayo Area Basketball Board:

MABB Finals (Seasons):

League & Championship Era:

1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99

League Playoffs & Cup Era

2006-07 2007-08 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17

North Connacht Area Boards

Shannonside Basketball League:

Shannonside Basketball League | Men’s League 2012-2015

LonLeitRos Area Basketball Board:

LonLeitRos Basketball Area Board | Senior Ladies 2016-2019

LonLeitRos Area Basketball Board | Senior Men’s Division 2016-2019

LLR Senior Ladies (Seasons):

2016-17 2017-18

LLR Senior Men’s (Seasons):

2016-17 2017-18

North West Area Boards

NWAB Ladies League (Seasons): 2015-16

NWAB Underage Finals (Seasons)2015-16 2017-18

Basketball Northern Ireland

Basketball Northern Ireland:

Basketball Northern Ireland | Men’s Premier League 2014-2018

Basketball Northern Ireland | Women’s Senior League 2014-2018

BNI Men’s Premier League (Seasons):

  2019-20 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16

BNI Women’s Senior League (Seasons):

 2017-18 2015-16

BNI Men’s Division 1 (Seasons):

2015-16 2019-20

BNI Men’s Division 2 (Seasons):

2015-16

North East Basketball Boards

North East Basketball Board:

North East Basketball Board | Senior Ladies League 2015-2018

North East Basketball Board | Senior Men’s League 2015-2018

NEBB | Senior Ladies League (Seasons):

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18

NEBB | Senior Men’s League (Seasons):

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18

Colleges and Schools Basketball

Colleges Basketball

Colleges and Universities Sports Association of Ireland Logo 2000s [Ref: 1]

Basketball Ireland Varsities

Basketball Ireland | Varsities Men’s Division A (Seasons): 2019 2017 

CUSAI Basketball Intervarsities Men (Seasons): 2002-03

Basketball Ireland | Varsities Women’s Division A (Seasons): 2019 2017

CUSAI Basketball Intervarsities Women (Seasons): 2002-03

Basketball Ireland | Varsities Men’s B (Seasons): 2017

Basketball Ireland | Varsities Women’s B (Seasons): 2017

National Basketball Colleges Cup

Basketball Ireland National Basketball Colleges Cup Men’s Division 1 (Seasons): 2016-17

Basketball Ireland Men’s Colleges League Division 1 (Seasons): 2013-14

Basketball Ireland National Basketball Colleges Cup Women’s Division 1 (Seasons): 2016-17

Basketball Ireland Women’s Colleges League Division 1 (Seasons): 2013-14

Schools Basketball Inter Regionals

The Schools Basketball Inter Regionals are a Representative Competition for the 9 Regions in the Irish Schools Basketball System. Players are selected to represent their region from the Schools within that region and the Tournament is used to select players for the Schools Basketball International Panel.

Irish Schoolgirls Basketball Association | U-18 All Ireland Inter Regionals (Seasons):

2000-01 2002-03

Irish Schoolgirls Basketball Association | U-15 All Ireland Inter Regionals (Seasons):

2000-01 2002-03

All-Ireland Schools Basketball Finals

Schools Basketball | All-Ireland Cup Finals (Overviews):

Basketball Ireland Post-Primary Schools | All-Ireland Schools Cup | U19 A Boys 1992-2018

Basketball Ireland Post-Primary Schools | All-Ireland Schools Cup | U19A Girls 1994-2018

Basketball Ireland Post-Primary Schools | All-Ireland Schools Cup U16 A Boys 2001-2018

Basketball Ireland Post-Primary Schools | All-Ireland Schools Cup U16 A Girls 2001-2018

Basketball Ireland | U19B Boys All Ireland Schools Cup Finals 1994-2019

Basketball Ireland | U19B Girls All Ireland Schools Cup Finals 1994-2019

Basketball Ireland | All-Ireland Schools League Finals

Irish Schools Basketball was reorganized in 1984, with the Championship, based like the GAA, on a regional knockout followed by All-Ireland knockout basis, with an All-Ireland League and Cup, with the League based along the lines of Regional Leagues, followed by All-Ireland Playoffs and Finals in the National Basketball Arena, in Tymon, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

The Irish Schools Basketball Association (Boys) and Schoolgirls Basketball Association of Ireland were brought together under one organisation: Basketball Ireland Post-Primary Schools in 2003. At the same time the Senior (Under 18) and Junior / Cadette (Under 15) grades were renamed Under 19 and Under 16 grades.

Basketball Ireland Post-Primary Schools All-Ireland League Finals 2003-Present (Overviews):

BIPPS All-Ireland Schools League U19A Boys 2003-Present: https://eirball.ie/2019/11/14/basketball-ireland-post-primary-schools-all-ireland-schools-league-u19a-boys-finals-2003-present/

BIPPS All-Ireland Schools League U19A Girls 2003-Present: https://eirball.ie/2020/05/05/basketball-ireland-post-primary-schools-all-ireland-schools-league-u19a-girls-2003-present/

BIPPS All-Ireland Schools League U16A Boys 2003-Present: https://eirball.ie/2020/05/05/basketball-ireland-post-primary-schools-all-ireland-league-u16a-boys-2003-present/

BIPSS All-Ireland Schools League U16A Girls 2003-Present: https://eirball.ie/2020/05/05/basketball-ireland-post-primary-schools-all-ireland-league-u16a-girls-2003-present/

Irish Schools Basketball Association All-Ireland League Finals 1984-2003 (Overviews):

ISBA All-Ireland League U19A Boys 1984-2003: Irish Schools Basketball Association All-Ireland League Boys U19A 1984-2003

ISBA All-Ireland League Junior A (U15) Boys 1984-2003: https://eirball.ie/2020/05/05/irish-schools-basketball-association-all-ireland-schools-league-junior-a-boys-1984-2003/

Schoolgirls Basketball Association of Ireland All-Ireland League Finals 1984-2003 (Overviews):

SBAI All-Ireland League Senior A (U18) Girls 1984-2003: https://eirball.ie/2020/05/05/schoolgirls-basketball-association-of-ireland-all-ireland-league-senior-a-girls-1984-2003/

SBAI All-Ireland League Cadette A (U15) Girls 1984-2003: https://eirball.ie/2020/05/05/schoolgirls-basketball-association-of-ireland-all-ireland-schools-league-cadette-a-1984-2003/

Schoolgirls Basketball Association of Ireland All-Ireland Championship Finals:

The Schoolgirls Basketball Association of Ireland and Irish Schoolboys Basketball Association organized the All-Ireland Schools Championship up until 1991, when it was reorganized on a League and Cup basis.

The SBAI and ISBA All-Ireland Championships were organized on a regional knockout basis, followed by an All-Ireland knockout stage much like in the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association).

SBAI All-Ireland Championships Senior A Girls 1974-1991:  https://eirball.ie/2020/05/05/schoolgirls-basketball-association-of-ireland-all-ireland-schools-championship-senior-a-girls-1974-1991/

Schools Basketball Association of Ireland  | All-Ireland Schools Finals (Seasons):

1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03

Basketball Ireland Post-Primary Schools | All-Ireland Schools Finals (Seasons):

2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18

All-Ireland Schools Basketball Cup

Schools Basketball | All-Ireland Cup Finals (Overviews):

Basketball Ireland Post-Primary Schools | All-Ireland Schools Cup | U19 A Boys 1992-2018

Basketball Ireland Post-Primary Schools | All-Ireland Schools Cup | U19A Girls 1994-2018

Basketball Ireland Post-Primary Schools | All-Ireland Schools Cup U16 A Boys 2001-2018

Basketball Ireland Post-Primary Schools | All-Ireland Schools Cup U16 A Girls 2001-2018

Basketball Ireland | U19B Boys All Ireland Schools Cup Finals 1994-2019

Basketball Ireland | U19B Girls All Ireland Schools Cup Finals 1994-2019

Under 19 Boys Subway All-Ireland Schools Cup

Basketball Ireland U19 A Boys Subway All-Ireland Schools Cup  (Seasons): 2019-20 2018-19  2017-18 2015-16

Basketball Ireland U19 B Boys All-Ireland Schools Cup (Seasons):  2019-20 2017-18 2015-16

Basketball Ireland U19 C Boys All-Ireland Schools Cup (Seasons): 2019-20 2015-16

Under 19 Girls Subway All-Ireland Schools Cup

Basketball Ireland U19 A Girls Subway All-Ireland Schools Cup (Seasons):  2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2015-16

Basketball Ireland U19 B Girls All-Ireland Schools Cup (Seasons):  2019-20 2017-18

Basketball Ireland U19 C Girls All-Ireland Schools Cup (Seasons): 2019-20

Under 16 Boys Subway All-Ireland Schools Cup

Basketball Ireland U16 A Boys All-Ireland Schools Cup (Seasons): 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2015-16

Basketball Ireland U16 B Boys All-Ireland Schools Cup(Seasons):  2019-20 2017-18

Basketball Ireland U16 C Boys All-Ireland Schools Cup (Seasons): 2019-20

Under 16 Girls Subway All-Ireland Schools Cup

Basketball Ireland U16 A Girls All-Ireland Schools Cup (Seasons):  2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 

Basketball Ireland U16 B Girls All-Ireland Schools Cup (Seasons):  2019-20 2017-18

Basketball Ireland U16 C Girls All-Ireland Schools Cup (Seasons): 2019-20

Under 15 Boys Subway All-Ireland Schools Cup

Basketball Ireland U15 B Boys All-Ireland Schools Cup (Seasons): 2016-17

Under 15 Girls Subway All-Ireland Schools Cup

Basketball Ireland U15 A Girls All-Ireland Schools Cup (Seasons): 2016-17

Basketball Ireland U15 B Girls All-Ireland Schools Cup (Seasons): 2016-17

Basketball Ireland U15 C Girls All-Ireland Schools Cup (Seasons): 2016-17

All-Ireland Schools Basketball League

Basketball Ireland | All-Ireland Schools League Finals

Irish Schools Basketball was reorganized in 1984, with the Championship, based like the GAA, on a regional knockout followed by All-Ireland knockout basis, with an All-Ireland League and Cup, with the League based along the lines of Regional Leagues, followed by All-Ireland Playoffs and Finals in the National Basketball Arena, in Tymon, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

The Irish Schools Basketball Association (Boys) and Schoolgirls Basketball Association of Ireland were brought together under one organisation: Basketball Ireland Post-Primary Schools in 2003. At the same time the Senior (Under 18) and Junior / Cadette (Under 15) grades were renamed Under 19 and Under 16 grades.

Basketball Ireland Post-Primary Schools All-Ireland League Finals 2003-Present (Overviews):

BIPPS All-Ireland Schools League U19A Boys 2003-Present: https://eirball.ie/2019/11/14/basketball-ireland-post-primary-schools-all-ireland-schools-league-u19a-boys-finals-2003-present/

BIPPS All-Ireland Schools League U19A Girls 2003-Present: https://eirball.ie/2020/05/05/basketball-ireland-post-primary-schools-all-ireland-schools-league-u19a-girls-2003-present/

BIPPS All-Ireland Schools League U16A Boys 2003-Present: https://eirball.ie/2020/05/05/basketball-ireland-post-primary-schools-all-ireland-league-u16a-boys-2003-present/

BIPSS All-Ireland Schools League U16A Girls 2003-Present: https://eirball.ie/2020/05/05/basketball-ireland-post-primary-schools-all-ireland-league-u16a-girls-2003-present/

Irish Schools Basketball Association All-Ireland League Finals 1984-2003 (Overviews):

ISBA All-Ireland League U19A Boys 1984-2003: Irish Schools Basketball Association All-Ireland League Boys U19A 1984-2003

ISBA All-Ireland League Junior A (U15) Boys 1984-2003: https://eirball.ie/2020/05/05/irish-schools-basketball-association-all-ireland-schools-league-junior-a-boys-1984-2003/

Schoolgirls Basketball Association of Ireland All-Ireland League Finals 1984-2003 (Overviews):

SBAI All-Ireland League Senior A (U18) Girls 1984-2003: https://eirball.ie/2020/05/05/schoolgirls-basketball-association-of-ireland-all-ireland-league-senior-a-girls-1984-2003/

SBAI All-Ireland League Cadette A (U15) Girls 1984-2003: https://eirball.ie/2020/05/05/schoolgirls-basketball-association-of-ireland-all-ireland-schools-league-cadette-a-1984-2003/

Basketball Ireland Post-Primary Schools Era

BIPPS | All-Ireland Schools League | U19 A Boys (Seasons): 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19

BIPPS | All-Ireland Schools League | U19 A Girls (Seasons): 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19

BIPPS | All-Ireland Schools League | U19 B Boys (Seasons): 2016-17

BIPPS | All-Ireland Schools League | U19 B Girls (Seasons): 2016-17

BIPPS | All-Ireland Schools League | U16 A Boys (Seasons): 2017-18

BIPPS | All-Ireland Schools League | U16 A Girls (Seasons): 2017-18

BIPPS | All-Ireland Schools League | Minor B Boys (Seasons): 2016-17

Irish Schools Basketball Association (Boys) Era

ISBA All Ireland League U18A Boys (Seasons): 1993-94

Schoolgirls Basketball Association of Ireland Era

SBAI All-Ireland League U18A Girls (Seasons): 1993-94

All-Ireland Schools Basketball Championship

The Schoolgirls Basketball Association of Ireland and Irish Schoolboys Basketball Association organized the All-Ireland Schools Championship up until 1991, when it was reorganized on a League and Cup basis.

The SBAI and ISBA All-Ireland Championships were organized on a regional knockout basis, followed by an All-Ireland knockout stage much like in the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association).

Schoolgirls Basketball Association of Ireland All-Ireland Championship Finals:

SBAI All-Ireland Championships Senior A Girls 1974-1991:  https://eirball.ie/2020/05/05/schoolgirls-basketball-association-of-ireland-all-ireland-schools-championship-senior-a-girls-1974-1991/

SBAI | All Ireland Schools Championship | Senior A Girls (Seasons): 1990-91 

SBAI | All Ireland Schools Championship | Senior B Girls (Seasons): 1990-91

SBAI | All Ireland Schools Championship | Senior C Girls (Seasons): 1990-91

SBAI | All Ireland Schools Championship | Cadette A Girls (Seasons): 1990-91

SBAI | All Ireland Schools Championship| Cadette B Girls (Seasons): 1990-91

SBAI | All Ireland Schools League | Cadette C Girls (Seasons): 1990-91

Dublin Schoolgirls Basketball

Secondary Schoolgirls Association | Dublin Regional Basketball League (Overviews):

Secondary Schoolgirls Association | Dublin Regional Basketball League | U19 Premier Finals 2009-2018

Secondary Schoolgirls Association | Dublin Regional Basketball League | U16 Premier Finals 2009-2018

Secondary Schoolgirls Association | Dublin Regional Basketball League | 2nd Year Premier Finals 2009-2018

Secondary Schoolgirls Association | Dublin Regional Basketball League | 1st Year Premier Finals 2009-2018

Mini Basketball

Mini Basketball is a version of Basketball for Primary School Aged Children, with shorter baskets, less time per quarter and less players on the court. There is also modified rules to make the game more inclusive (such as all players playing a minimum amount of quarters).

Roscommon Primary Schools Mini Basketball Finals (Seasons): 2019

Longford Primary Schools Mini Basketball Finals (Seasons): 2016

Options Unlimited Summer School Baseball, Flag Football and Basketball (Seasons): 1986

References

Images

[1] Wikipedia (2020) CUSAI Logo [Internet] Available from: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/18/CUSAI-Logo-Only.jpg/220px-CUSAI-Logo-Only.jpg [Accessed 12 April 2020]

International Basketball

Olympic Games

Olympic Games Basketball Tournament for Men (Editions): 1948

FIBA Europe Mens Competitions:

FIBA Europe | Eurobasket | Division B Qualifying Round (Senior Men) (Editions): 2005 2007 2009

FIBA Europe: Senior Men Celtic Clash (Editions): 2017

FIBA Europe: U18 Men European Championships (Editions): 2017

FIBA Europe: U15 Men Friendlies (Editions): 2017

FIBA Europe Womens Competitions:

FIBA Europe | Eurobasket Women | Division B Qualifying Round (Senior Women) (Editions): 2005 2007 2009

FIBA Europe: Senior Women Friendlies (Editions): 2017

FIBA Europe: U17 Women Friendlies (Editions): 2017

FIBA Europe: U16 Women Friendlies (Seasons): 2017

FIBA Europe: Club Competitions:

FIBA Europe Club Competitons (Overviews):

Federation Internationale de Basket Europe | European Champions Cup 1961-1986

British & Irish Basketball Federation | Federation Cup 1980-1983

British & Irish Basketball Federation | Roy Curtis Trophy (Seasons):

1971 1984 1988 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996

Other Basketball

As well as the National Leagues & Cups, International Basketball, Schools, Colleges & Underage Basketball and Area Boards, there have been numerous other Competitions and Tournaments.

Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland 1947-1979 – the All-Ireland County & Club Championships, organised much like the GAA with Provincial & All-Ireland Knockout Competitions.

Wheelchair Basketball – There is an Irish Wheelchair Basketball League

3×3 Basketball – An National 3×3 Basketball (3-a-side version of Basketball) has recently been introduced.

Wheelchair Basketball

Irish Wheelchair Basketball League (Overviews):

IWA | Irish Wheelchair Basketball League 2015-2018

IWBL (Seasons): 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18

IWBL National Cup (Seasons): 2016-17

3×3 Basketball

FIBA Europe | 3×3 Europe Cup | Mens Qualifiers: 2017

FIBA Europe | 3×3 Europe Cup | Womens Qualifiers: 2017

FIBA Europe | 3×3 Europe Cup | U18 Mens Qualifiers: 2016

Community Games Basketball

Community Games is an organisation in Ireland which runs sporting & other competitions for Children & Teenagers on a parish/community level throughout Ireland, with County Competitions followed by Provincial & All Ireland Finals.

Clare Community Games | Basketball (Seasons): 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Mayo Community Games | Basketball (Seasons): 1994 1995

Independent Basketball

A number of Independent Basketball Organisations exist in Ireland, running Competitions separate to Basketball Ireland and its Associated Bodies.

These include Mixed Basketball Organisations in Dublin, Macra (The Farmers Organisation), Steetball Tournaments in Belfast (4v4 Basketball) and Community Games (Underage National and County Tournaments associated with Community Centres and Summer Activities Community Organisations)

Dublin Indoor Sports Mixed Basketball (Seasons):

Dublin Indoor Sports Mixed 5v5 Basketball 2016

Basketball Teams

Men’s National Basketball League Teams (History)

Blue Demons 1979-1993

St. Vincent’s Killarney 1979-1987

Irish Basketball Teams (Season Reports & Rosters):

Hibernia Irish Representative Basketball Team Roster & Match Reports 2015-16

Galway Democrats | Irish Basketball Team | Season 1991-92

Basketball Players

Basketball Ireland | All-Star Teams (Seasons):

2017-18

World Basketball

National Basketball Association Leagues | NBA, WNBA, NBA G-League, NBA 2K-League (seasons):

2019-20

National Basketball Association (Overviews):

National Basketball Association 2002-2007 (Pat Burke, Orlando Magic & Phoenix Suns)

National Basketball Association | Preseasons:

2019

Womens National Basketball Association (Overviews):

Womens National Basketball Association 1997-1999

National Basketball Association Development League (Overviews):

National Basketball Development League 2001-2005

Image References

Header Image

[1] Irish American Football Association (2018) Nostalgia – A look a some pictures from the archives [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/20171016_165339-1024×768.jpg [Accessed 3 July 2018]

Featured Image

[2] The 42.ie (2020) Pat Burke – Phoenix Suns [Internet] Available from: https://img2.thejournal.ie/inline/3208764/original/?width=416&version=3208764 [Accessed 18 January 2020]