Category: National Basketball League

Irish Basketball Association Men’s Super League 1997-98

Final Standings 1997-98

 PWLPFPAPts
Star of the Sea18171  52
Denny Notre Dame18135  44
Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s18108  38
Killester18108  38
Dungannon1899  36
Longnecks Ballina18810  34
UCD Marian18711  32
Kerry Spring Water Killarney18612  30
Neptune18513  28
Garvey’s Tigers Tralee18513  28
[References: 15]

National Championships

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Semi-Finals   
 15.03.1998Star of the Sea94Killester72
 15.03.1998Denny Notre Dame97Marathon Sp St. Vincent’s70
 Final   
 15.03.1998Star of the Sea92Denny Notre Dame74
[References: 16]

Regular Season Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
05.10.1997Marathon Sports St. Vincemt’s90Dungannon Fliers81
05.10.1997Team Longnecks Ballina74Star of the Sea90
05.10.1997Killester83UCD Marian73
05.10.1997Kerry Spring Water Killarney67Denny Notre Dame83
Week 2
12.10.1997UCD Marian86Neptune80
12.10.1997Garvey’s Tigers Tralee91Team Longnecks Ballina81
12.10.1997Killester85Denny Notre Dame90
12.10.1997Kerry Spring Water Killarney74Dungannon75
12.10.1997Star of the Sea93Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s75
Week 3
17.10.1997Denny Notre Dame80UCD Marian60
19.10.1997Garvey’s Tralee Tigers74Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s78
19.10.1997Dungannon83Killester78
19.10.1997Longnecks Ballina99Neptune69
19.10.1997Star of the Sea95Kerry Spring Water Killarney50
Week 4
26.10.1997Amev UCD-Marian93Dungannon94
26.10.1997Neptune95Denny Notre Dame112
26.10.1997Killester84Star of the Sea98
26.10.1997Kerry Spring Water Killarney96Garvey’s Tralee Tigers80
26.10.1997Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s95Longnecks Ballina115
Week 5
09.11.1997Amev UCD-Marian81Star of the sea90
09.11.1997Denny Notre Dame108Dungannon78
09.11.1997Garvey’s Tigers Tralee90Killester70
09.11.1997Longnecks Ballina81Kerry Spring Water Killarney77
09.11.1997Neptune84Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s87
Week 6
16.11.1997Denny Notre Dame93Star of the Sea84
16.11.1997Dungannon76Neptune67
16.11.1997Garvey’s Tigers Tralee60Amev-UCD Marian82
16.11.1997Longnecks Ballina85Killester102
16.11.1997Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s109Kerry Spring Water Killarney95
Week 7
23.11.1997Denny Notre Dame109Garvey’s Tigers Tralee83
23.11.1997Killester72Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s68
23.11.1997Kerry Spring Water Killarney89Neptune83
23.11.1997Dungannon77Star of the Sea87
23.11.1997Longnecks Ballina81Amev UCD-Marian77
Week 8
30.11.1997Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s91UCD-Marian93
30.11.1997Lomgnecks Ballina78Denny Notre Dame92
30.11.1997Garvey’s Tigers Tralee70Dungannon72
30.11.1997Killester76Kerry Spring Water Killarney89
30.11.1997Neptune91Star of the Sea107
Week 9
05.12.1997Denny Notre Dame99Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s85
07.12.1997Kerry Spring Water Killarney82Amev UCD-Marian81
07.12.1997Dungannon85Longnecks Ballina77
07.12.1997Neptune104Killester83
07.12.1997Star of the Sea92Garvey’s tigers Tralee89
Week 10
21.12.1997Denny Notre Dame83Kerry Spring Water Killarney83
21.12.1997Star of the Sea108Longnecks Ballina94
21.12.1997Amev UCD-Marian90Killester82
21.12.1997Garvey’s Tigers Tralee86Neptune83
21.12.1997Dungannon74Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s85
Week 11
04.01.1998Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s62Star of the Sea90
04.01.1998Neptune74UCD-Marian75
04.01.1998Denny Notre Dame78Killester85
04.01.1998Longnecks Ballina130Garvey’s Tigers Tralee97
Week 12
11.01.1998Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s97Garvey’s Tigers Tralee87
11.01.1998Neptune103Longnecks Ballina86
11.01.1998Amev UCD-Marian82Denny Notre Dame99
11.01.1998Killester86Dungannon72
11.01.1998Kerry Spring Water Killarney82Star of the Sea106
11.01.1998Neptune95Garvey’s Tigers Tralee88
Week 13
18.01.1998Killester119Garvey’s Tigers Tralee103
18.01.1998Kerry Spring Water Killarney85Longnecks Ballina92
18.01.1998Dungannon81Denny Notre Dame93
18.01.1998Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s78Neptune88
18.01.1998Star of the Sea124Amev UCD-Marian88
Week 13 B
25.01.1998Dungannon71Kerry Spring Water Killarney75
Week 14
01.02.1998Denny Notre Dame85Neptune82
01.02.1998Dungannon86Amev UCD-Marian85
01.02.1998Longnecks Ballina85Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s87
01.02.1998Garvey’s Tigers Tralee86Kerry Spring Water Killarney72
01.02.1998Star of the sea113Killester80
Week 15
08.02.1998Star of the Sea100Denny Notre Dame83
08.02.1998Amev UCD-Marian99Garvey’s Tigers Tralee91
08.02.1998Neptune81Dungannon84
08.02.1998Killester98Longnecks Ballina82
08.02.1998Kerry Spring Water Killarney89Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s82
Week 16
15.02.1998Star of the Sea110Dungannon90
15.02.1998Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s91Killester82
15.02.1998Amev UCD-Marian94Longnecks Ballina95
15.02.1998Neptune96Kerry Spring Water Killarney90
15.02.1998Garvey’ds Tigers Tralee117Denny Notre Dame100
Week 17
22.02.1998Amev-UCD Marian95Kerry Spring Water Killarney81
22.02.1998Garvey’s Tigers Tralee68Star of the Sea81
22.02.1998Killester108Neptune94
22.02.1998Longnecks Ballina114Dungannon89
22.02.1998Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s100Denny Notre Dame69
Week 18
01.03.1998Amev UCD-Marian73Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s86
01.03.1998Denny Notre Dame115Longnecks Ballina84
01.03.1998Kerry Spring Water Killarney76Killester109
01.03.1998Dungannon101Garvey’s Tigers Tralee83
01.03.1998Star of the Sea97Neptune77
[References: 2-20; 23]

Report

Javan Dupree led Star of the Sea of Belfast to their first ever Irish Basketball Association Men’s Super League National Championship in 1997-98, running up a 17-1 regular season record (their only loss was a 93-84 loss to Denny Notre Dame in Week 6, which put the Tallaght side on top of the table on 6-0). After going 9-0 in the first half Denny faltered over Christmas and New Year’s, with back to back losses to Kerry Spring Water Killarney and Killester. Notre Dame stuck with Star through Week 14, just a game behind the Belfast side going into the big clash between the two in Week 15, which Star won 100-83 with 29 points by C Guitlar, 24 by G Maguire and 19 by Adrian Fulton. Another loss the following week for Denny meant the League title was wrapped up by Star in Week 16, and they went on to win the National Championships with a 92-74 victory over their nearest challengers on March 15th, Gareth Maguire scoring 23, C Guitlar 20 and John Leahy 18. Denny’s Americans, Randall Mounts (27) and Lennie McMillan were unable to stop them.

Starof the Sea 1998 [Reference: 24][Picture Credit: John Folan]

References

Newspapers

[1] Anon. (1997) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, October 6, 1997. pp. 30.

[2] Anon. (1997) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, October 13, 1997. pp. 34

[3] Anon. (1997) “Factfile: Basketball”. Irish Independent. Saturday, October 18, 1997. pp. 22

[4] Anon. (1997) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, October 20, 1997. pp. 32

[5] Anon. (1997) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, October 27, 1997. pp. 34.

[6] Anon. (1997) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, November 10, 1997. pp. 34.

[7] Anon. (1997) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, November 17, 1997. pp. 34

[8] Anon. (1997) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, November 24, 1997. pp. 30

[9] Anon. (1997) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, December 1, 1997. pp. 30.

[10] Anon. (1997) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, December 8, 1997. pp. 33.

[11] Anon. (1997) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, December 15, 1997. pp. ??.

[12] Anon. (1997) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, December 22, 1997. pp. ??

[13] Anon. (1998) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, January 5, 1998. pp. 23

[14] Anon. (1998) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, January 12, 1998. pp. 31

[15] Anon. (1998) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, January 19, 1998. pp. 31

[16] John Taylor (1998) “Neptune looking up as Augusto points the way”. Irish Independent. Monday, January 26, 1998. pp. 30

[17] Anon. (1998) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, February 2, 1998. pp. 20

[18] Anon. (1998) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, February 9 , 1998. pp. 26

[19] Anon. (1998) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, February 16 , 1998. pp. 32

[20] Anon. (1998) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, February 23, 1998. pp.28

[21] Anon. (1998) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 2, 1998. pp. 20-21.

[22] Anon. (1998) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 16, 1998. pp. 34-35.

[23] Anon. (1998) “Sports Round-Up: Basketball” Irish Times. Saturday, December 6, 1997. pg. 34 [Website Reference: https://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1997/1206/Pg034.html#Ar03403 ]

Images

[24] Irish Basketball Memories of the 80s and 90s (2018) Photo to Page by John Folan, July 24, 2018 “What more can you say but
STAR”
[Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=644547202596101&set=gm.1921626407860829 [Accessed 20 March 2021]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to John Folan.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 20 March 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2021

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Irish Basketball Association Men’s Division 1 1997-98

Final Standings

 PWLPFPAPts
Sligo Dairies (C – D1C)18144  46
Waterford Crystal (D1C)18135  44
Burger King Limerick (D1C)18126  42
Tolka Rovers (D1C)18108  38
Mid Sutton-Baldoyle18108  38
Riverisland Castleisland18810  34
Team Oscar Tridents18513  28
St. Gall’s18018  18
[Reference: 1]

Division 1 Championship

DateHome Team Away Team 
 
Semi-Finals
   
 14.03.1998Waterford Crystal87Limerick75
 14.03.1998Sligo Dairies74Tolka Rovers67
 
Final
   
 15.03.1998Waterford Crystal90Sligo Dairies68
[Reference: 2]

Note: Division 1 was merged with the Super League in 1998 and recreated as a second level in 2001. There was no second level at National League level from 1998-2001.

Regular Season Results

W/EHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
05.10.1997St. Galls71Sligo Dairies83
05.10.1997Burger King Limerick73Tolka Rovers76
05.10.1997Riverisland Castleisland98Team Oscar Tridents84
05.10.1997Waterford Crystal88Mid Sutton-Baldoyle75
Week 2
11.10.1997Team Oscar Tridents103St. Galls60
11.10.1997Sligo All Stars100Tolka Rovers75
11.10.1997Riverisland Castleisland77Mid Sutton Baldoyle83
12.10.1997Waterford Crystalw/oBurger King Limerickscr #
Week 3
19.10.1997Sligo All Stars103Riverisland Castleisland69
19.10.1997Waterford Crystal95Burger King Limerick87
19.10.1997Team Oscar Tridents91Mid Sutton Baldoyle78
19.10.1997Tolka Rovers101St. Galls89
Week 4
26.10.1997Riverisland Castleisland97Tolka Rovers93
26.10.1997Team Oscar Tridents82Sligo Dairies104
26.10.1997Mid Sutton Baldoyle91Waterford Crystal70
26.10.1997Burger King Limerick102St. Galls75
Week 5
09.11.1997Team Oscar Tridents86Waterford Crystal107
09.11.1997Tolka Rovers85Sligo Dairies102
09.11.1997Burger King Limerick94Mid Sutton Baldoyle82
09.11.1997St. Galls66Riverisland Castleisland85
Week 6
16.11.1997Sligo Dairies74Waterford Crystal72
16.11.1997Mid Sutton-Baldoyle82Team Oscar Tridents67
16.11.1997Riverisland Castleisland75Burger KIng Limerick81
16.11.1997Tolka Rovers118St. Galls59
Week 7
23.11.1997Team Sligo Dairies88Mid Sutton-Baldoyle84
23.11.1997Burger King Limerick65Oscar Tridents72
23.11.1997St. Galls60Riverisland Castleisland71
23.11.1997Waterford Crystal112Tolka Rovers106 ot
Week 8
30.11.1997Team Oscar Tridents89Team Sligo Dairies97
30.11.1997Waterford Crystal95St. Galls75
30.11.1997Burger King Limerick81Riverisland Castleisland72
30.11.1997Tolka Rovers83Mid Sutton-Baldoyle84
Week 9
07.12.1997Sligo Dairies74Burger King Limerick90
07.12.1997Riverisland Castleisland122Waterford Crystal113 ot
07.12.1997St. Galls81Mid Sutton-Baldoyle82
07.12.1997Tolka Rovers87Oscar Tridents73
Week 10
21.12.1997St. Galls85Team Oscar Tridents107
21.12.1997Waterford Crystal66Burger King Limerick71
21.12.1997Mid Sutton-Baldoyle93Riverisland Castleisland79
21.12.1997Tolka Rovers98Sligo Dairies111
Week 11
04.01.1998Tolka Rovers85Burger King Limerick103
04.01.1998Sligo Dairies122St. Galls74
04.01.1998Mid Sutton-Baldoyle72Waterford Crystal75
04.01.1998Oscar Tridents64Riverisland Castleisland100
Week 12
11.01.1998Riverisland Castleisland89Sligo Dairies101
11.01.1998Burger King Limerick74Waterford Crystal82
11.01.1998Mid Sutton-Baldoyle102Oscar Tridents87
11.01.1998St. Galls71Tolka Rovers117
Week 13
18.01.1998Sligo Dairies83Team Oscar Tridents85
18.01.1998Waterford Crystal104Mid Sutton-Baldoyle84
18.01.1998Tolka Rovers102Riverisland Castleisland95
18.01.1998St. Galls71Burgerland Limerick98
Week 14
01.02.1997Sligo Dairies 85Tolka Rovers81
01.02.1997Waterford Crystal106Oscar Tridents87
01.02.1997Riverisland Castleisland129St. Galls81
01.02.1997Mid Sutton-Baldoyle67Burger King Limerick51
Week 15
08.02.1998St. Galls74Tolka Rovers115
08.02.1998Oscar Tridents51Mid Sutton-Baldoyle81
08.02.1998Waterford Crystal91Team Sligo Dairies85
08.02.1998Burger King Limerick112Riverisland Castleisland89
Week 16
15.02.1998Mid Sutton-Baldoyle106Sligo Dairies87
15.02.1998Tolka Rovers109Waterford Crystal78
15.02.1998Team Oscar Tridents99Burger King Limerick110
15.02.1998Riverisland Castleisland112St. Galls71
Week 17
22.02.1998Team Sligo Dairies111Team Oscar Tridents85
22.02.1998Riverisland Castleisland80Burger King Limerick89
22.02.1998St. Galls62Waterford Crystal127
22.02.1998Mid Sutton-Baldoyle88Tolka Rovers92
Week 18
22.02.1998Burger King Limerick61Sligo Dairies98
22.02.1998Waterford Cyrstal67Riverisland Castleisland61
22.02.1998Mid Sutton-Baldoyle121St. Galls82
22.02.1998Team Oscar Tridents76Tolka Rovers79
[References: 3-27]

Report

Sligo All Stars (aka Sligo Dairies for sponsorship reasons) were out in front of the Irish Basketball Association Budweiser Men’s Division 1 at the end of October with four wins from four games. Waterford Crystal were hot on their heels with three wins and one loss.

A month later at the end of November, Team Sligo Dairies were still undefeated with 8 wins, two ahead of nearest challengers Waterford Crystal, with three teams on 4 wins: Riverisland Castleisland, MSB (Mid Sutton-Baldoyle) and Burger King Limerick.

Sligo Dairies dropped their first game of the season in Week 9 to Burger KIng Limerick who won by a surprising 16 points as they moved into a three-way tie for second on 6 wins with Waterford Crystal and MSB, three behinf Sligo Dairies by the end of 1997. Three other teams were still n contention for the playoffs with Riverisland Castleisland on five wins, and Tolka Rovers and Team Oscar Tridents on four each. Only St. Galls of Belfast out of the running with ten straight defeats.

By the last weekend of league action in January 1998, Sligo Dairies were still on top although had just lost their second game of the season to Oscar Tridents, who were second last. Waterford Crystal remained in contention with three wins in January, leaving them on 9-4. Burger King Limerick (8-5) and MSB (7-6) were the other two playoff placed teams.

At the end of the season, Sligo Dairies had held on to win the League with 14 wins from 18 games, one win ahead of Waterford Crystal and two ahead of Burger King Limerick. Tolka Rovers sneaked into the Division 1 Championship ahead of Mid Sutton-Baldoyle after both finished on 10-8. Riverisland Castleisland (8-10), Oscar Tridents (5-13) and St. Galls (0-18) took the bottom three spots.

In the Division 1 Championship Waterford Crystal overcame Sligo Dairies 90-68 in the Final, after they had knocked out Burger King Limerick and Tolka Rovers respectively in the Semi-Finals. All four were promoted to the Super League for 1998-99.

About the Basketball National Leagues

The Men’s Division 1 was the 2nd Level of the IBA National Basketball League from 1993-2003. There was automatic Promotion and Relegation to and from the Super League.

The Second Level was merged with the Super League after the 1997-98 season and re-established in 2001. Ballina won the Playoff Final in 2001-02, and completed the double in 2002-03.

References

Newspapers

[1] Anon. (1998) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 2, 1998. pp. 20-21.

[2] Anon. (1998) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 16, 1998. pp. 34-35

[3] Anon. (1997) “Factfile: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, October 6, 1997. Pg. 30

[4] Anon. (1997) “Factfile: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, October 13, 1997. Pg. 34

[5] Anon. (1997) “Ballina want McClean on the Plane from Spain” Irish Independent. Friday, October 17, 1997. Pg. 18

[6] Anon. (1997) “Factfile: Basketball” Irish Independent. Saturday, October 18, 1997. Pg. 22

[7] Anon. (1997) “Factfile: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, October 20, 1997. Pg. 32

[8] Anon. (1997) “McClean helps to sink Neptune” Irish Independent. Monday, October 20, 1997. Pg. 32

[9] Anon. (1997) “Factfile: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, October 27, 1997. Pg. 34

[10] Anon. (1997) “Factfile: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, November 10, 1997. Pg. 34.

[11] Anon. (1997) “Factfile: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, November 17, 1997. Pg. 34.

[12] Anon. (1997) “Factfile: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, November 24, 1997. Pg. 30.

[13] Anon. (1997) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, December 1, 1997. Pg. 30

[14] Anon. (1997) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, December8, 1997, Pg. 33

[15] Anon. (1997) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, December 22, 1997, Pg. 40

[16] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, January 5, 1998, Pg. 23

[17] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, January 12, 1998, Pg. 31

[18] Anon. (1998) “Neptune looking up as Augusto points the way” Irish Independent. Monday, January 19, 1998, Pg. 30

[19] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, January 26, 1998, Pg. 31

[20] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, February 2, 1998, Pg. 20

[21] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, February 9, 1998, Pg. 26

[22] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, February 16, 1998, Pg. 32

[23] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, February 23, 1998, Pg. 28

[24] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, March 2, 1998, Pg. 20

[3] Anon. (1997) “Sports Round Up” Irish Times. Monday, November 24, 1997. pg. 28 [Internet] Available online at: https://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1997/1124/Pg028.html#Ar02800 [Accessed 19 December 2020]

[4] Anon. (1997) “Sports Round Up” Irish Times. Monday, December 1, 1997. pg. 30 [Internet] Available from: https://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1997/1201/Pg030.html#Ar03000 [Accessed 19 December 2020]

Websites

[1] Basketball Ireland (2018) History [Internet] Available from: http://www.basketballireland.ie/history/ [Accessed 26 May 2018]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to John Folan.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 19 December 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Resereved.

Irish Basketball Association Women’s Super League 1997-98

Final Table

 PWLPFPAPts
Avonmore Snowcream Wildcats (C – NC)16160  48
Openet Naomh Mhuire (NC)16133  42
Tolka Rovers (NC)16124  40
Meteors (NC)16106  36
Blarney Spring1688  32
Killester1679  30
Supermacs Limerick16511  26
Riverisland Castleisland16115  18
Lee Strand Tralee16115  18
[Reference: 1]

Top Four Playoffs

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Semi-Finals   
 Snowcream Wildcats65Meteors43
 Tolka Rovers64Naomh Mhuire61 ot
 Final   
 Snowcream Wildcats82Tolka Rovers68
[Reference: 2]

Regular Season Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
05.10.1997Snowcream Wildcats75Killester51
05.10.1997Lee Strand Tralee51Blarney64
05.10.1997Meteors75Limerick40
05.10.1997Riverisland Castleisland72Tolka Rovers94
Week 2
12.10.1997Lee Strand Tralee50Riverisland Castleisland58
12.10.1997Killester51Meteors72
12.10.1997Snowcream Wildcats72Openet Naomh Mhuire64
12.10.1997Limerick62Tolka Rovers64
Week 3
19.19.1997Meteors48Snowcream Wildcats52
19.10.1997Openet Naomh Mhuire104Lee Strand Tralee58
19.10.1997Riverisland Castleisland49Limerick70
19.10.1997Tolka Rovers83Blarney45
Week 4
26.10.1997Supermacs Limerick49Killester46
26.10.1997Meteors66Blarney45
26.10.1997Openet Naomh Mhuire79Riverisland Castleisland62
26.10.1997Tolka Rovers72Snowcream Wildcats78
Week 5
09.11.1997Lee Strand Tralee39Meteors72
09.11.1997Snowcream Wildcats107Supermacs Limerick34
09.11.1997Riverisland Castleisland42Killester70
09.11.1997Blarney53Openet Naomh Mhuire98
Week 6
16.11.1997Riverisland Castleisland67Blarney91
16.11.1997Killester56Tolka Rovers77
16.11.1997Snowcream Wildcats106Lee Strand Tralee42
16.11.1997Supermacs Limerick47Openet Naomh Mhuire68
Week 7
23.11.1997Tolka Rovers70Meteors69
23.11.1997Blarney60Snowcream Wildcats105
23.11.1997Killester47Openet Naomh Mhuire74
23.11.1997Supermacs Limerick83Lee Strand Tralee50
Week 8
30.11.1997Meteors56Openet Naomh Mhuire62
30.11.1997Lee Strand Tralee56Tolka Rovers89
30.11.1997Killester58Blarney56
30.11.1997Riverisland Castleisland67Snowcream Wildcats146
Week 9
07.12.1997Lee Strand Tralee58Killester79
07.12.1997Supermacs Limerick69Blarney74
07.12.1997Meteors97Riverisland Castleisland57
07.12.1997Tolka Rovers70Openet Naomh Mhuire73
Week 10
21.12.1997Tolka Rovers107Riverisland Castleisland53
21.12.1997Killester53Snowcream Wildcats90
21.12.1997Supermacs Limerick97Meteors84
21.12.1997Blarney59Lee Strand Tralee44
Week 11
04.01.1998Meteors73Killester38
04.01.1998Openet Naomh Mhuire56Snowcream Wildcats67
04.01.1998Riverisland Castleisland63Lee Strand Tralee67
04.01.1998Tolka Rovers86Supermacs Limerick58
Week 12
11.01.1998Blarney68Tolka Rovers57
11.01.1998Lee Strand Tralee52Openet Naomh Mhuire76
11.01.1998Snowcream Wildcats83Meteors61
11.01.1998Supermacs Limerick90Riverisland Castleisland64
Week 13
18.01.1998Snowcream Wildcats83Tolka Rovers58
18.01.1998Killester77Supermacs Limerick63
18.01.1998Riverisland Castleisland61Openet Naomh Mhuire119
18.01.1998Blarney54Meteors56
Week 14
01.02.1998Openet Naomh Mhuire91Supermacs Limerick59
01.02.1998Lee Strand Tralee40Snowcream Wildcats84
01.02.1998Tolka Rovers66Killester60
01.02.1999Blarney97Riverisland Castleisland50
Week 15
08.02.1998Supermacs Limerick53Snowcream Wildcats83
08.02.1998Meteors80Lee Strand Tralee41
08.02.1998Killester61Riverisland Castleisland39
08.02.1998Openet Naomh Mhuire63Blarney53
Week 16
15.02.1998Openet Naomh Mhuire66Killester35
15.02.1998Meteors55Tolka Rovers81
15.02.1998Snowcream Wildcats81Blarney62
15.02.1998Lee Strand Tralee50Supermacs Limerick57
Week 17
22.02.1998Openet Naomh Mhuire57Tolka Rovers59
22.02.1998Killester94Lee Strand Tralee56
22.02.1998Riverisland Castleisland51Meteors81
22.02.1998Blarney94Supermacs Limerick52
Week 18
01.03.1998Openet Naomh Mhuire52Meteors62
01.03.1998Snowcream Wildcats123Riverisland Castleisland26
01.03.1998Tolka Rovers95Lee Strand Tralee46
01.03.1998Blarney Spring57Killester71
[References: 3-27]

Report

Wildcats of Waterford won the first Super League title in 1997-98 defeating Tolka Rovers 82-68 in the Final.

Snowcream Wildcats from Waterford were on top of the Irish Basketball Association Women’s Super League at the end of October 1997, with four wins from four games. Tolka Rovers and Meteors were both a game behind on three wins and one loss, although Opent Naomh Mhuire from Inchicore in Dublin had a game in hand with two wins from three. What made Wildcats position even more outstanding was three of those wins came agianst their three nearest challengers, for all of whom it was their only loss.

By the end of November, Snowcream Wildcats were still undefeated, with maximum points from 8 games, their eighth game being a 146-67 demolition of Riverisland Castleisland, Jillian Hayes contributing 30 points in the game. Tolka Rovers and Openet Naomh Mhuire could not be counted out however with 6 wins from 7 games each in second place. Meteors were a bit further back in fourth with 4 wins from seven games.

At the years end Snowcream Wildcats were still undefeated with 9 wins, two ahead of Tolka Rovers and Naomh Mhuire, with Naomh Mhuire having a game in hand. Tolka Rovers narrow three-point loss at home to the women from Inchicore in Week 9 damahing their title hopes. Meteors were still hanging in there in fourth with 6 wins.

By the last weekend of league action in January before the Cup Finals Weekend, Snowcream Wildcats had kept their unbeaten record, stretching it to 12 wins. Openet Naomh Mhuire occupied second on 9 wins, with Tolka Rovers and Meteors tied in third on eight wins each.

At the end of the season at the End of February / Beginning of March, Snowcream Wildcats finished off their League campaign with an astonishing 123 to 26 victory over Riverisland Castleisland, to top the table with a perfect 16 wins from 16, three wins ahead of Openet Naomh Mhuire in second, with Tolka Rovers in third on 12-6 and Meteors finishing off the season in fourth with 10-6, sneaking into the playoffs ahead of Blarney Spring with a win over Opent Naomh Mhuire on the last day as Blarney lost to Killester.

The National Championship in the National Basketball Arena on the 14th to 15th March saw Snowcream Wildcats win all three major Competitions with an 82-68 triumph over Tolka Rovers in the Final after a 65-43 defeat of Meteors in the Semi-Finals. The other Semi-Final was a 64-61 win for Tolka Rovers in overtime versus Opent Naomh Mhuire.

The following year the Super League dropped to five teams as Naomh Mhuire lost their sponsor and Riverisland Castleisland and Lee Strand Tralee, who had struggled all season dropped out. The loss of Blarney was another big blow to the league.

About the National Basketball Leagues

The Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland was founded in 1947 and set up the first National League for men in 1971. In 1979 the League brought in professional players from America and the ABAI became the Irish Basketball Association and also started up the first Women’s League with a 1st and 2nd Division.

In 1997 the two Divisions were merged into one Women’s Super League, with a Regional League bbelow this, which in 2003 reverted back to two Divisions – Super League and Division 1 – with another rebranding of the Association to Basketball Ireland.

References

Newspapers

[1] (1998) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 2, 1998. pp. 20-21.

[2] (1998) “Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 16, 1998. pp. 34-35.

[3] Anon. (1997) “Factfile: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, October 6, 1997. Pg. 30

[4] Anon. (1997) “Factfile: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, October 13, 1997. Pg. 34

[5] Anon. (1997) “Ballina want McClean on the Plane from Spain” Irish Independent. Friday, October 17, 1997. Pg. 18

[6] Anon. (1997) “Factfile: Basketball” Irish Independent. Saturday, October 18, 1997. Pg. 22

[7] Anon. (1997) “Factfile: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, October 20, 1997. Pg. 32

[8] Anon. (1997) “McClean helps to sink Neptune” Irish Independent. Monday, October 20, 1997. Pg. 32

[9] Anon. (1997) “Factfile: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, October 27, 1997. Pg. 34

[10] Anon. (1997) “Factfile: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, November 10, 1997. Pg. 34.

[11] Anon. (1997) “Factfile: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, November 17, 1997. Pg. 34.

[12] Anon. (1997) “Factfile: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, November 24, 1997. Pg. 30.

[13] Anon. (1997) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, December 1, 1997. Pg. 30

[14] Anon. (1997) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, December8, 1997, Pg. 33

[15] Anon. (1997) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, December 22, 1997, Pg. 40

[16] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, January 5, 1998, Pg. 23

[17] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, January 12, 1998, Pg. 31

[18] Anon. (1998) “Neptune looking up as Augusto points the way” Irish Independent. Monday, January 19, 1998, Pg. 30

[19] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, January 26, 1998, Pg. 31

[20] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, February 2, 1998, Pg. 20

[21] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, February 9, 1998, Pg. 26

[22] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, February 16, 1998, Pg. 32

[23] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, February 23, 1998, Pg. 28

[24] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, March 2, 1998, Pg. 20

[3] Anon. (1997) “Sports Round Up” Irish Times. Monday, November 24, 1997. pg. 28 [Internet] Available online at: https://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1997/1124/Pg028.html#Ar02800 [Accessed 19 December 2020]

[4] Anon. (1997) “Sports Round Up” Irish Times. Monday, December 1, 1997. pg. 30 [Internet] Available from: https://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1997/1201/Pg030.html#Ar03000 [Accessed 19 December 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Ann Hanley, Killester and Ireland National Team.

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Irish Basketball Association Men’s Super League 1997-98

Final Standings

 PWLPFPAPts
Star of the Sea (C-SF)18171  52
Denny Notre Dame (SF)18135  44
Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s (SF)18108  38
Killester (SF)18108  38
Dungannon1899  36
Longnecks Ballina18810  34
UCD Marian18711  32
Kerry Spring Water Killarney18612  30
Neptune18513  28
Garvey’s Tigers Tralee18513  28
[References: 1]

National Championships

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Semi-Finals   
 14.03.1998Star of the Sea94Killester72
 14.03.1998Denny Notre Dame97Marathon Sp St. Vincent’s70
 Final   
 15.03.1998Star of the Sea92Denny Notre Dame74
[Reference: 2]

Regular Season Results

W/EHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
05.10.1997Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s90Dungannon81
05.10.1997Longnecks Ballina74Star of the Sea90
05.10.1997Killester83UCD Marian73
05.10.1997Kerry Spring Water Killarney87Denny Notre Dame98
Week 2
12.10.1997UCD Marian86Neptune80
12.10.1997Garvey’s Tigers Tralee91Longnecks Ballina81
12.10.1997Killester85Denny Notre Dame93
12.10.1997Kerry Spring Water Killarney74Dungannon75
12.10.1997Star of the Sea92Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s75
Week 3
17.10.1997Denny Notre Dame80UCD Marian60
19.10.1997Garvey’s Tigers Tralee74Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s78
19.10.1997Dungannon63Killester78
19.10.1997Longnecks Ballina99Neptune89
19.10.1997Star of the Sea95Kerry Spring Water Killarney50
Week 4
26.10.1997AMEV UCD Marian93Dungannon94
26.10.1997Neptune95Denny Notre Dame112
26.10.1997Killester84Star of the Sea95
26.10.1997Kerry Spring Water Killarney86Garvey’s Tigers Tralee80
26.10.1997Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s95Longnecks Ballina115
Week 5
09.11.1997AMEV UCD Marian81Star of the Sea90
09.11.1997Denny Notre Dame108Dungannon75
09.11.1997Garvey’s Tigers Tralee90Killester70
09.11.1997Longnecks Ballina85Kerry Spring Water Killarney77
09.11.1997Neptune84Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s87
Week 6
16.11.1997Denny Notre Dame92Star of the Sea84
16.11.1997Dungannon76Neptune67
16.11.1997Garvey’s Tigers Tralee60AMEV UCD Marian82
16.11.1997Longnecks Ballina85Killester102
16.11.1997Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s109Kerry Spring Water Killarney95
Week 7
23.11.1997Denny Notre Dame109Garvey’s Tigers Tralee83
23.11.1997Killester72Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s78
23.11.1997Kerry Spring Water Killarney 89Neptune83
23.11.1997Dungannon77Star of the Sea87
23.11.1997Longnecks Ballina81Amev UCD Marian77
Week 8
30.11.1997Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s91UCD Marian93
30.11.1997Longnecks Ballina78Denny Notre Dame92
30.11.1997Garvey’s Tigers Tralee70Dungannon72
30.11.1997Killester96Kerry Spring Water Killarney89
30.11.1997Neptune91Star of the Sea107
Week 9
05.12.1997Denny Notre Dame99Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s85
07.12.1997Kerry Spring Water Killarney82Amev UCD Marian81
07.12.1997Dungannon85Longnecks Ballina77
07.12.1997Neptune104Killester83
07.12.1997Star of the Sea92Garvey’s Tigers Tralee89
Week 10
21.12.1997Denny Notre Dame83Kerry Spring Water Killarney85
21.12.1997Star of the Sea100Longnecks Ballina94
21.12.1997UCD Marian90Killester82
21.12.1997Garvey’s Tigers Tralee86Neptune83
21.12.1997Dungannon74Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s85
Week 11
04.01.1998Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s62Star of the Sea90
04.01.1998Neptune74Amev UCD Marian75
04.01.1998Denny Notre Dame78Killester85
04.01.1998Longnecks Ballina130Garveys Tigers Tralee97
Week 12
11.01.1998Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s97Garveys Tigers Tralee87
11.01.1998Neptune103Longnecks Ballina86
11.01.1998Amev UCD Marian82Denny Notre Dame99
11.01.1998Killester86Dungannon72
11.01.1998Kerry Spring Water Killarney82Star of theSea106
11.01.1998Neptune95Garveys Tigers Tralee88
Week 13
18.01.1998Killester119Garveys Tigers Tralee83
18.01.1998Kerry Spring Water Killarney85Longnecks Ballina92
18.01.1998Dungannon81Denny Notre Dame93
18.01.1998Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s78Neptune88
18.01.1998Star of the Sea124Amev UCD Marian88
Week 14
01.02.1997Denny Notre Dame65Neptune82
01.02.1997Dungannon86Amev UCD Marian85
01.02.1997Longnecks Ballina85Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s87
01.02.1997Garveys Tigers Tralee86Kerry Spring Water Killarney72
01.02.1997Star of the Sea113Killester60
Week 15
08.02.1998Star of the Sea100Denny Notre Dame83
08.02.1998Amev UCD Marian99Garveys Tigers Tralee91
08.02.1998Neptune81Dungannon84
08.02.1998Killester98Longnecks Ballina82
08.02.1998Kerry Spring Water Killarney89Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s82
Week 16
15.02.1998Star of the Sea110Dungannon90
15.02.1998Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s91Killester82
15.02.1998Amev UCD Marian94Longnecks Ballina95
15.02.1998Neptune96Kerry Spring Water Killarney90
15.02.1998Garveys Tigers Tralee117Denny Notre Dame100
Week 17
22.02.1998Amev UCD Marian95Kerry Spring Water Killarney81
22.02.1998Garveys Tigers Tralee68Star of the Sea81
22.02.1998Killester106Neptune94
22.02.1998Longnecks Ballina114Dungannon89
22.02.1998Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s100Denny Notre Dame69
Week 18
01.03.1998Amev UCD Marian73Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s85
01.03.1998Denny Notre Dame115Longnecks Ballina84
01.03.1998Kerry Spring Water Killarney76Killester109
01.03.1998Dungannon101Garveys Tigers Tralee83
01.03.1998Star of the Sea97Neptune77
[Reference: 3-27]

Report

St. Vincent’s secured victory in 1997-98, 92-74 against Notre Dame, another agonising defeat for the Firhouse club based in the National Basketball arena in Tallaght.

By the end of October 1997, Denny Notre Dame from Firhouse, Tallaght and Star of the Sea from Belfast were undefeated with four wins apiece. Dungannon were the surprise packet on 3 wins and one loss in third. Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s and Longnecks Ballina, for so long the two favourites in the 1990s, were a game further back in fourth.

By November’s end, Denny Notre Dame were still undefeated on 8 wins, Lenny McMillian sparking them to the top of the table, one game ahead of Star of the Sea, with Dungannon two games further back. Three teams were tied for fourth place on four wins: Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s, Longnecks Ballina and Killester. at the other end of the table, Neptune, for so long a Cork success-story were languishing on 7 losses from 7 games with one game postponed, two games behind Garvey’s Tigers Tralee and Kerry Spring Water Killarney, the Kerry teams also struggling of late.

Denny Notre Dame and Star of the Sea were battling it out for top spot with 9 wins each from 10 games at the end of December, three ahead of Dugannon, while Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s took up fourth spot with 5 wins. There wasa log-jam of four teams on four wins in fifth: Longnecks Ballina, Killester, Kerry Spring Water Killarney and UCD Marian, with even Garveys Tigers Tralee still in contention for a Playoff spot with 3 wins and a game in hand. Neptune were the only team which could be counted out with only one victory to their credit.

By the last league weekend of January, just before Sprite Cup Final Weekend, Star of the Sea had moved into sole position at the top with 12 wins and one loss, Denny Notre Dame in second with 11 wins and 2 losses after their loss to Killester in Week 11, which moved Killester into sole ownership of third on 7-6. Three teams were in fourth on 6-7: Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s, Longnecks Ballina and Dungannon.

At the end of the season it was Star of the Sea who pulled away, victory over Denny Notre Dame in Week 15 starting a string of three losses in a row for the Firhouse, Tallaght team as the Belfast side finished on 17-1 with Denny finishing on 13-5, four games behind. A further three back were Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s and Killester, who also qualified for the Top Four Playoffs. Dungannon’s late slide meant they finished on 9-9 in fifth place, followed by Longnecks Ballina (8-10), UCD Marian (7-11) and Kerry Spring Watter Killarney (6-12). The bottom two spots, on 5-13 went to Neptune and Garveys Tigers Tralee.

The National Championships, in the National Basketball Arena, saw Star of the Sea win 92-74 in the Final against Denny Notre Dame, denying the Tallaght side the Championship and Cup Double, and securing the League and Championship Double for the Belfast team. Star had disposed of Killester in the Semi-Finals, 94-72, while Denny Notre Dame had won 97-70 over Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s in the other Semi-Final.

References

Newspapers

[1] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 2, 1998. pp. 20-21.

[2] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 16, 1998. pp. 34-35.

[3] Anon. (1997) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, October 6, 1997. Pg. 30

[4] Anon. (1997) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, October 13, 1997. Pg. 34

[5] Anon. (1997) “Ballina want McClean on the Plane from Spain” Irish Independent. Friday, October 17, 1997. Pg. 18

[6] Anon. (1997) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Saturday, October 18, 1997. Pg. 22

[7] Anon. (1997) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, October 20, 1997. Pg. 32

[8] Anon. (1997) “McClean helps to sink Neptune” Irish Independent. Monday, October 20, 1997. Pg. 32

[9] Anon. (1997) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, October 27, 1997. Pg. 34

[10] Anon. (1997) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, November 10, 1997. Pg. 34.

[11] Anon. (1997) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, November 17, 1997. Pg. 34.

[12] Anon. (1997) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, November 24, 1997. Pg. 30.

[13] Anon. (1997) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, December 1, 1997. Pg. 30

[14] Anon. (1997) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, December8, 1997, Pg. 33

[15] Anon. (1997) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, December 22, 1997, Pg. 40

[16] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, January 5, 1998, Pg. 23

[17] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, January 12, 1998, Pg. 31

[18] Anon. (1998) “Neptune looking up as Augusto points the way” Irish Independent. Monday, January 19, 1998, Pg. 30

[19] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, January 26, 1998, Pg. 31

[20] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, February 2, 1998, Pg. 20

[21] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, February 9, 1998, Pg. 26

[22] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, February 16, 1998, Pg. 32

[23] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, February 23, 1998, Pg. 28

[24] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, March 2, 1998, Pg. 20

[25] Anon. (1997) “Sports Round Up” Irish Times. Monday, November 24, 1997. pg. 28 [Internet] Available online at: https://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1997/1124/Pg028.html#Ar02800 [Accessed 19 December 2020]

[26] Anon. (1997) “Sports Round Up” Irish Times. Monday, December 1, 1997. pg. 30 [Internet] Available from: https://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1997/1201/Pg030.html#Ar03000 [Accessed 19 December 2020]

[27] Anon. (1997) “Sports Round Up” Irish Times. Monday, December 6, 1997. Pg. 34 [Internet] Available from: https://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1997/1206/Pg034.html#Ar03403 [Accessed 19 December 2020]

Websites

[28] Basketball Ireland (2018) History [Internet] Available from: http://www.basketballireland.ie/history/ [Accessed 26 May 2018]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to John Folan.

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 19 December 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved.

Basketball Ireland National League Men’s Super League 2020-21

Basketball Ireland Logo [Ref: 1]

BI MSL Standings

PWLPFPAPts
Super League North
Belfast Star
Eanna
UCD Marian
Templeogue
Killester
DCU Saints
Super League South
Maree
Moycullen
KCYMS
Tralee Warriors
Neptune
Ballincollig
Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League Conferences 2020-21 [Ref: 2]

Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1Northern Conference
17.10.2020UCD MarianBelfast Star
17.10.2020DBS EannaPyrobel Killester
17.10.2020Griffith College TempleogueDCU Saints
Week 1South Conference
17.10.2020Tradehouse Central BallincolligGarvey’s Tralee Warriors
17.10.2020Maree BCMoycullen BC
17.10.2020Keane’s SuperValu KillorglinCandS Neptune BC
Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League Conferences 2020-21 [Ref: 3]

Report

The Basketball Ireland Men’s National League Conferences were announced on 7th July 2020. The National Leagues will be returning to a North and South Conference system, not used in the Super League since the 2011-12 season.

Ballincollig were promoted to the Men’s Super League and will take part in the South Conference alongside fellow Cork side Neptune, Kerry clubs KCYMS and Tralee Warriors and two Galway teams, Maree and Moycullen.

Super League North Conference consists of another six teams: Belfast Star and five Dublin teams: Eanna (Ballyroan), Templeogue, UCD Marian from the Southside and Killester and DCU Saints from the Northside.

Reference

Images

[1] Basketball Ireland (2019) Basketball Ireland Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.basketballireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/extralogo.png [Accessed 13 August 2019]

Websites

[2] Basketball Ireland (2020) News: July 07, 2020: Men?s SL teams learn Conference fate, four new Division 1 teamsn’s Super | Fixtures [Internet] Available from:https://www.basketballireland.ie/news-detail/10064442/men%e2%80%99s-sl-teams-learn-conference-fate-four-new-division-1-teams/ [Accessed 7 July 2020]

[3] Basketball Ireland (2020)2020/2021 Super League and Division One Fixtures Released [Internet] Available from: basketballireland.ie/news-detail/10067145/202021-super-league-and-division-one-fixtures-released/ [Accessed 10 October 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to John Folan.

About this document

REsearched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish, North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 10 October 2020

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Basketball Ireland National League Men’s Division 1 2020-21

Basketball Ireland Logo [Ref: 1]

BI MNL D1 Standings

PWLPFPAPts
Division 1 North
Ulster University
LYIT
Sligo All-Stars
Titans
Drogheda Wolves
Malahide
Tolka Rovers
Dublin Lions
Division 1 South
St. Paul’s Killarney
Team Kerry
Limerick Celtics
UL Eagles
Fr. Mathews
WIT Waterford
Portlaoise Panthers
IT Carlow
Basketball Ireland Men’s Division 1 Conferences 2020-21 [Ref: 2]

Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1North Conference
17.10.2020LYIT DonegalTitans BC
17.10.2020Grand Hotel MalahideSligo All-Stars
17.10.2020Abbey Seals Dublin LionsMcGowans Tolka Rovers
18.10.2020Drogheda Wolves Ulster University
Week 1South Conference
17.10.2020Scotts Lakers St. Paul’s KillarneyKillarney Cougars
17.10.2020Fr. MathewsWIT Waterford
17.10.2020Portlaoise PanthersLimerick Celtics
18.10.2020IT Carlow BasketballLimerick Sport Eagles
Basketball Ireland Men’s Division 1 Conferences 2020-21 [Ref: 3]

Report

The Basketball Ireland Men’s National League Conferences were announced on 7th July 2020. The National Leagues will be returning to a North and South Conference system, not used in the Super League since the 2011-12 season.

Division 1 consists of 16 teams, divided equally into North and South Conferences. Division 1 North consists of Ulster University and Letterkenny IT from Ulster, Sligo All-Stars and Titans (Galway) from Connacht, Drogheda Wolves from Louth and Malahide, Tolka Rovers and Dublin Lions (Clondalkin) from Dublin.

Division 1 South includes St. Paul’s and Team Kerry (both Killarney, Kerry), Limerick Celtics and UL Eagles from Limerick, Fr. Mathews from Cork, and Waterford IT, all from Munster. Two South Leinster teams complete the line-up: Portlaoise Panthers (Laois) and IT Carlow.

In all there are four new teams completing a 28-team National League: Team Kerry, Drogheda Wolves, Malahide and Titans, with Titans returning after a years absence.

Reference

Images

[1] Basketball Ireland (2019) Basketball Ireland Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.basketballireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/extralogo.png [Accessed 13 August 2019]

Websites

[2] Basketball Ireland (2019) News: July 07, 2020: Men?s SL teams learn Conference fate, four new Division 1 teamsn’s Super | Fixtures [Internet] Available from:https://www.basketballireland.ie/news-detail/10064442/men%e2%80%99s-sl-teams-learn-conference-fate-four-new-division-1-teams/ [Accessed 7 July 2020]

[3] Basketball Ireland (2020)2020/2021 Super League and Division One Fixtures Released [Internet] Available from: basketballireland.ie/news-detail/10067145/202021-super-league-and-division-one-fixtures-released/ [Accessed 10 October 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to John Folan.

About this document

REsearched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish, North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 20 July 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

You may quote this document in whole or part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved.

Basketball Ireland National League Women’s Division 1 2020-21

Basketball Ireland Logo [Ref: 1]

Standings

PWLPFPAPts
North Conference
LYIT Donegal
Belfast Phoenix Rockets
Swords Thunder
Griffith College Templeogue
Ulster University
South Conference
Limerick Celtics
UL Huskies
NUIG Mystics
Tipperary Knights
Portlaoise Panthers
St. Paul’s Killarney
Basketball Ireland National League Women’s Division 1 Standings 2020-21 [Ref: 2]

Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1North Conference
17.10.2020LYIT DonegalPhoenix Rockets
17.10.2020Griffith College TempleogueSwords Thunder
Week 1South Conference
16.10.2020Limerick Sport HuskiesNUIG Mystics
17.10.2020St. Paul’s KillarneyTipperary Knights
17.10.2020Portlaoise PanthersLimerick Celtics
Basketball Ireland National League Women’s Division 1 Results 2020-21 [Ref: 3]

Report

Basketball Ireland continued with the two Conference system for the National League Women’s Division 1 (Level 2) for the 2020-21 season, with five teams in the North Conference and six in the South.

Division 1 North consists of newcomers LYIT Donegal (Letterkenny IT), alongside Belfast Phoenix Rockets, Swords Thunder, Griffith College Templeogue, and Ulster University.

Division 1 South contains two Limerick sides, Limerick Celtics and UL Huskies, NUIG Mystics from Galway, Portlaoise Panthers (Laois), Tipperary Knights and Kerry side St. Paul’s Killarney.

Teams are to play each team in their own Conference twice and teams in the other Conference once, meaning a 15-game schedule in the North Conference and 16-game schedule in the South Conference.

The top three teams in each Conference qualify for the playoffs, with each of the Conference winners seeded directly into the Semi-Finals.

Reference

Images

[1] Basketball Ireland (2019) Basketball Ireland Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.basketballireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/extralogo.png [Accessed 13 August 2019]

Websites

[2] Basketball Ireland (2019) Conference system confirmed for Womens Division 1 [Internet] Available from: https://www.basketballireland.ie/news-detail/10064577/conference-system-confirmed-for-womens-division-1/ [Accessed 20 July 2020]

[3] Basketball Ireland (2020)2020/2021 Super League and Division One Fixtures Released [Internet] Available from: basketballireland.ie/news-detail/10067145/202021-super-league-and-division-one-fixtures-released/ [Accessed 10 October 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Ann Hanley, Killester.

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Basketball Ireland National League Women’s Super League 2020-21

Basketball Ireland Logo [Ref: 1]

Standings

PWLTPFPAPct
North Conference
DCU Mercy
Pyrobel Killester
Trinity Meteors
IT Carlow
Leixlip Amenities Liffey Celtics
Maree
South
UCC Glanmire
Fr Mathews
Brunell
St. Mary’s Castleisland
Marble City Hawks
Waterford Wildcats
Basketball Ireland Women’s National League Super League Standings 2020-21 [Ref: 2]

Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1North Conference
17.10.2020Trinity MeteorsDCU Mercy
17.10.2020Pyrobel Killester Leixlip Amenities Liffey Celtics
17.10.2020Maree BCIT Carlow
Week 1South Conference
17.10.2020The Address UCC GlanmireMarble City Hawks
17.10.2020Fr. MathewsTeam Garvey’s St. Mary’s
17.10.2020Waterford WildcatsSingleton SuperValu Brunell
Basketball Ireland Women’s National League Super League Results 2020-21 [Ref: 3]

Report

Basketball Ireland introduced a Conference system for the National League women’s Super League for the first time for the 2020-21 season, with 12 teams in total divided into two conferences, North and South.

The North conference features three Dublin teams: Champions DCU Mercy, Pyrobel Killester and Trinity Meteors, as well as IT Carlow, Leixlip Amenities Liffey Celtics (Kildare) and Maree fro Galway.

The South Conference features three Cork sides: Ambassador UCC Glanmire, Fr. Mathews and Singleton SuperValu Brunell, as well as Kerry team St. Mary’s Castleisland, Marble City Hawks from Kilkenny and Waterford Wildcats.

The top three teams in each Conference qualify for the playoffs, with each of the Conference winners seeded directly into the Semi-Finals.

Reference

Images

[1] Basketball Ireland (2019) Basketball Ireland Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.basketballireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/extralogo.png [Accessed 13 August 2019]

Websites

[2] Basketball Ireland (2019) Conference system confirmed for Womens Division 1 [Internet] Available from: https://www.basketballireland.ie/news-detail/10064577/conference-system-confirmed-for-womens-division-1/ [Accessed 20 July 2020]

[3] Basketball Ireland (2020)2020/2021 Super League and Division One Fixtures Released [Internet] Available from: basketballireland.ie/news-detail/10067145/202021-super-league-and-division-one-fixtures-released/ [Accessed 10 October 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Ann Hanley, Killester.

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Basketball Ireland Men’s National League Conferences 2020-21

Basketball Ireland Logo [Ref: 1]

BI Men’s National League Super League Conferences

Super League NorthSuper League South
Belfast StarMaree
EannaMoycullen
UCD MarianKCYMS
TempleogueTralee Warriors
KillesterNeptune
DCU SaintsBallincollig
Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League Conferences 2020-21 [Ref: 2]

BI Men’s National League Division 1 Conferences

Division 1 NorthDivision 1 South
Ulster UniversitySt. Paul’s Killarney
LYITTeam Kerry
Sligo All-StarsLimerick Celtics
TitansUL Eagles
Drogheda WolvesFr. Mathews
MalahideWIT Waterford
Tolka RoversPortlaoise Panthers
Dublin LionsIT Carlow
Basketball Ireland Men’s Division 1 Conferences 2020-21 [Ref: 2]

Report

The Basketball Ireland Men’s National League Conferences were announced on 7th July 2020. The National Leagues will be returning to a North and South Conference system, not used in the Super League since the 2011-12 season.

Ballincollig were promoted to the Men’s Super League and will take part in the South Conference alongside fellow Cork side Neptune, Kerry clubs KCYMS and Tralee Warriors and two Galway teams, Maree and Moycullen.

Super League North Conference consists of another six teams: Belfast Star and five Dublin teams: Eanna (Ballyroan), Templeogue, UCD Marian from the Southside and Killester and DCU Saints from the Northside.

Division consists of 16 teams, also divided equally into North and South Conferences. Division 1 North consists of Ulster University and Letterkenny IT from Ulster, Sligo All-Stars and Titans (Galway) from Connacht, Drogheda Wolves from Louth and Malahide, Tolka Rovers and Dublin Lions (Clondalkin) from Dublin.

Division 1 South includes St. Paul’s and Team Kerry (both Killarney, Kerry), Limerick Celtics and UL Eagles from Limerick, Fr. Mathews from Cork, and Waterford IT, all from Munster. Two South Leinster teams complete the line-up: Portlaoise Panthers (Laois) and IT Carlow.

In all there are four new teams completing a 28-team National League: Team Kerry, Drogheda Wolves, Malahide and Titans, with Titans returning after a years absence.

Reference

Images

[1] Basketball Ireland (2019) Basketball Ireland Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.basketballireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/extralogo.png [Accessed 13 August 2019]

Websites

[2] Basketball Ireland (2019) News: July 07, 2020: Men?s SL teams learn Conference fate, four new Division 1 teamsn’s Super | Fixtures [Internet] Available from:https://www.basketballireland.ie/news-detail/10064442/men%e2%80%99s-sl-teams-learn-conference-fate-four-new-division-1-teams/ [Accessed 7 July 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to John Folan.

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Last Updated: 7 July 2020

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Basketball Ireland National League Women’s Division 1 2015-16

Final Standings

 PWLPFPAPTS
*NUI Galway Mystics16151114482946
*Fr. Mathews16124100183844
*Team Denjoes American Style1611598587338
*Oblate Dynamos169792690134
Ulster Rockets168893891932
Team Garvey’s Tralee167984787030
IT Carlow Basketball1661088896928
Marble City Hawks1641268585924
Longford Falcons16016663101916
Basketball Ireland National League Women’s Division 1 Final Standings 2015-16 [Ref: 2]

Playoffs

DateHome TeamAway Team
Quarter-Finals
05.03.2016Oblate Dynamos45Ulster Rockets70
05.03.2016Team Denjoes AS57Team Garvey’s Tralee41
Semi-Finals
12.03.2016NUI Galway Mystics68Ulster Rockets58
12.03.2016Fr. Mathews68Team Denjoes AS60
Final
19.03.2016Nui Galway Mystics79Fr. Mathews61
Basketball Ireland National League Women’s Division 1 Playoffs 2015-16 [Ref: 2]

Regular Season Results

DateHome Team Away Team 
Round 1
03.10.2015IT Carlow Basketball46Team Garvey’s Tralee51
03.10.2015Oblate Dynamos62Ulster Rockets70
03.10.2015NUI Galway Mystics62Marble City Hawks32
03.10.2015Fr. Mathews67Longford Falcons50
Round 2
10.10.2015IT Carlow Basketball71NUI Galway Mystics85
10.10.2015Team Denjoes AS54Oblate Dynamos63
11.10.2015Marble City Hawks41Fr. Mathews37
Round 3
17.10.2015Team Garvey’s Tralee36NUI Galway Mystics56
18.10.2015Team Denjoes AS62IT Carlow Basketball55
18.10.2015Marble City Hawks40Ulster Rockets58
Round 4
24.10.2015NUI Galway Mystics69Longford Falcons55
24.10.2015Ulster Rockets38Oblate Dynamos58
24.10.2015Team Denjoes AS59Marble City Hawks31
24.10.2015Team Garvey’s Tralee46Fr. Mathews52
Round 5
25.10.2015IT Carlow Basketball70Ulster Rockets40
25.10.2015Longford Falcons52Team Denjoes AS75
25.10.2015NUI Galway Mystics81Team Garvey’s Tralee49
25.10.2015Marble City Hawks47Oblate Dynamos58
Round 6
31.10.2015Longford Falcons37Oblate Dynamos60
31.10.2015Team Garvey’s Tralee66IT Carlow Basketball45
01.11.2016Ulster Rockets36Marble City Hawks31
01.11.2016Team Denjoes AS65Fr. Mathews54
Round 7
07.11.2015Ulster Rockets83NUI Galway Mystics58
08.11.2015Oblate Dynamos66IT Carlow Basketball55
08.11.2015Marble City Hawks65Longford Falcons43
Round 8
21.11.2015Fr. Mathews75Oblate Dynamos54
21.11.2015Ulster Rockets70Team Denjoes AS59
22.11.2015Longford Falcons43Team Garvey’s Tralee54
22.11.2015Marble City Hawks47NUI Galway Mystics76
Round 9
28.11.2015IT Carlow Basketball50Longford Falcons44
28.11.2015NUI Galway Mystics82Oblate Dynamos63
28.11.2015Ulster Rockets68Fr. Mathews79
28.11.2015Team Garvey’s Tralee79Marble City Hawks46
29.11.2015IT Carlow Basketball58Team Denjoes AS70
Round 10
13.12.2015Oblate Dynamos63Team Garvey’s Tralee58
13.12.2015Marble City Hawks56IT Carlow Basketball64
Round 11
19.12.2015Fr. Mathews68IT Carlow Basketball55
19.12.2015Team Denjoes AS48NUI Galway Mystics81
20.12.2015Oblate Dynamos54Fr. Mathews63
20.12.2015Marble City Hawks38Team Garvey’s Tralee42
Round 12
02.01.2016NUI Galway Mystics71Team Denjoes AS56
02.01.2016Team Garvey’s Tralee59Longford Falcons34
Round 13
16.01.2016NUI Galway Mystics72IT Carlow Basketball46
16.01.2016Longford Falcons29Marble City hawks49
16.01.2016Fr. Mathews77Team Denjoes AS65
16.01.2016Team Garvey’s Tralee49Oblate Dynamos57
17.01.2016IT Carlow Basketball38Marble City Hawks53
17.01.2016Ulster Rockets70Longford Falcons36
Round 14
13.01.2016IT Carlow Basketball31Fr. Mathews54
13.01.2016Longford Falcons41Ulster Rockets59
13.01.2016Team Denjoes AS59Team Garvey’s Tralee41
14.01.2016Oblate Dynamos30NUI Galway Mystics81
Round 15
06.02.2016Longford Falcons47NUI Galway Mystics80
06.02.2016Ulster Rockets74Team Garvey’s Tralee63
06.02.2016Fr. Mathews61Marble City Hawks42
07.02.2016Oblate Dynamos53Team Denjoes AS73
Round 16
12.02.2016Fr. Mathews65Ulster Rockets53
12.02.2016Team Garvey’s Tralee43Team Denjoes AS64
13.02.2016NUI Galway Mystics64Fr. Mathews51
13.02.2016Oblate Dynamos68Longford Falcons22
14.02.2016Ulster Rockets65IT Carlow Basketball76
Round 17
17.02.2016Team Denjoes AS60Longford Falcons35
20.02.2016Longford Falcons33Fr. Mathews70
20.02.2016Team Denjoes AS63Ulster Rockets55
21.02.2016IT Carlow Basketball64Oblate Dynamos55
21.02.2016Team Garvey’s Tralee61Ulster Rockets48
21.02.2016Marble City Hawks34Team Denjoes AS53
Round 18
26.02.2016Fr. Mathews64NUI Galway Mystics67
26.02.2016Longford Falcons62IT Carlow Basketball64
27.02.2016Fr. Mathews64Team Garvey’s Tralee50
27.02.2016Marble City Hawks33Oblate Dynamos64
27.02.2016NUI Galway Mystics59Ulster Rockets51
Basketball Ireland National League Women’s Division 1 Regular Season Results 2015-16 [Ref: 2]

Report

The Basketball Ireland National League Women’s Division 1 League title was won in 2015-16 by NUI Galway Mystics with a 15-1 Won-Loss Record, three wins ahead of second place Fr. Mathews, from Cork. These two teams were given a bye into the Playoff Semi-Finals, and were joined by Ulster Rockets and Team Denjoes American Style (St. Mary’s Castleisland – Kerry) after they beat Oblate Dynamos (Inchicore, Dublin) and Team Garvey’s Tralee (Kerry) in the Quarter-Finals. NUI Galway then went to to win the Final 79-61 against Fr. Mathews.

NUIG Mystics were promoted to the Women’s Super League for 2016-17, and were replaced by UL Huskies (Limerick) who were relegated. In addition, Longford Falcons, Tralee and Ulster Rockets dropped back down to the Area Boards, and were replaced by Ulster University Elks.

About

The Basketball Ireland National League Women’s National League Division 1 was the second level of Women’s Basketball in Ireland in 2015-16, below the Super League, and above 12 Area Boards.

There were none teams in Division 1 for 2015-16, up from six in 2014-15. Portlaoise Panthers had been promoted to the Premier League after 2014-15, and no team was relegated. Fr. Mathews (Cork LAB), Ulster Rockets (Basketball NI), Marble City Hawks (Kilkenny – Kilkenny-South East ABB), and Longford Falcons (Shannonside BL) were promoted from the Area Boards, and no team dropped down after the 2014-15 season.

For more on other National Basketball League seasons see: https://eirball.ie/basketball-national-leagues/ including more references)

References

Websites

[1] Basketball Ireland (2017) Women’s Division 1 [Internet] Available from: http://www.basketballireland.ie/womensdivision1/ [Accessed 4 October 2015 to 21 September 2016][Broken Link – No Longer Available]

[2] Basketball Ireland (2017) Women’s Division 1 Playoffs [Internet] Available from: http://www.basketballireland.ie/wd1playoffs 4 October 2015 to 21 September 2016][Broken Link – No Longer Available]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Ann Hanley, Killester and Ireland National Team.

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