Basketball

Three Limerick Basketball prospects make Ireland U18 squad for upcoming European competition

By Joe Saunders / June 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Three Limerick Basketball prospects make Ireland U18 squad for upcoming European competition

Ireland U18 men’s head coach Paul Kelleher has named his final squad for the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) European Challenge 2021, which will take place in Levice, Slovakia from August 3rd – 8th. Local Limerick lads Ajay Ryan Walsh (Limerick Lions) and Ruairi Cronin (Limerick Celtics) are among the five uncapped players selected. Reece Barry…

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BREAKING: Limerick Institute of Technology unveiled as new Basketball Ireland Centre of Excellence

By Joe Saunders / June 16, 2021 /

Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) has today been confirmed as a Basketball Ireland Centre of Excellence. The governing body for basketball in Ireland has announced LIT as the sixth Centre of Excellence. Speaking out on the announcement, President of LIT, Professor Vincent Cunnane said that they’re delighted to further develop the relationship with Basketball Ireland,…

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Limerick pair selected on Irish Women’s U20 Squad

By Jack Neville / May 31, 2021 /

Congratulations to Limerick Celtics Eve Nealon and Laura Stapleton on their selection to the Irish Under 20 Women’s team. Both Eve and Laura were selected for the upcoming FIBA Challenge games. The duo have played for Limerick Celtics from under 12’s up and attended Crescent College Comprehensive where they won the Under 16 National Schools…

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Decision on FIBA European Championships in Limerick to be made in May

By Jack Neville / March 22, 2021 /

UL is due to host the FIBA Men’s European Championship for Small Countries in Limerick in June 2021.

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Limerick Celtics and UL Huskies entrance fees for Division One reduced

By admin / July 14, 2020 /

Basketball Ireland confirmed this morning that participation fees for Division 1 teams have been reduced to €250 per club for the 2020/21 season. Limerick Celtics and UL Huskies will play in the Division 1 South Conference this season, following the new Conference format that was also announced this morning. The four teams filling the Celtics’…

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Limerick Basketball Clubs learn their conference fate as draws made

By Jack Neville / July 8, 2020 /

The MNCC has confirmed which teams will compete in each of the Men’s Super League and Division One Conferences, with four new sides also joining Division 1 next season. Limerick clubs, Limerick Celtics and Limerick Sport Eagles will compete in the The Division 1 South Conference. They will be joined by two Killarney clubs, Scott’s Lakers…

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Rescheduled dates for European Basketball Championships in UL confirmed

By Jack Neville / June 17, 2020 /

New dates for the Men’s European Championship for Small Countries, due to be held in Limerick have been confirmed. The 2020 tournament, which was postponed in April because of the Covid-19 pandemic, will now take place from June 28th to July 3rd 2021 at the University of Limerick. The board of FIBA Europe has also confirmed the…

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Limerick Celtics duo to begin basketball scholarships stateside later this year

By Jack Neville / May 20, 2020 /

Limerick Celtics duo Sabhdh Edwards and Eve Nealon will begin their Basketball scholarships in America later this year after they were both awarded with the delas in 2019. Edwards is headed for Akron, Ohio while Nealon is headed for Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. The Division One University of Akron Ohio have awarded Sabhbh a full…

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Three Limerick players selected as Basketball Ireland All Stars announced

By Jack Neville / April 10, 2020 /

The 2019/20 Basketball Ireland National League All Stars have been announced today. Three Limerick players were nominated to All Star teams. Those were Kevin Oberweiser (Limerick Celtics) who was selected on the Basketball Ireland Men’s 1st Division All Star First Team and Reece Dupler (Limerick Sport Eagles) who was nominated to the second team. Kendall…

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FIBA European Championship for Small Countries postponed

By Jack Neville / April 8, 2020 /

The senior men’s and women’s FIBA European Championship for Small Countries – due to be held in June 2020 – have been provisionally postponed until 2021. The University of Limerick, which was set to host this summer’s event will hold the rights for the competition in 2021. Ireland was due to compete in both the men’s and…

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