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REPRO FREE - BASKETBALL at juvenile and senior level in Kerry has been given a major boost at the start of the new season with the announcement that Kerry Airport has become the lead sponsor of the sport in the county.
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Kerry Airport Unveiled As Lead Sponsor of Basketball In The Kingdom For 2020
BASKETBALL at juvenile and senior level in Kerry has been given a major boost at the start of the new season with the announcement that Kerry Airport has become the lead sponsor of the sport in the county.
The Kerry Area Basketball Board (KABB) season has just commenced with over 300 teams competing in over 50 League, Cup and Plate competitions. These competitions will now be known as the Kerry Airport League, Kerry Airport Cup and Kerry Airport Plate Competitions at all levels from Juvenile up to Senior in both Girls / Women and Boys / Men.
The CEO of Kerry Airport, John Mulhern, said: “We are celebrating our 50th anniversary at Kerry Airport and over the coming year, we are reaching out to communities throughout the county to show our appreciation of what they do for others. Basketball – in clubs and schools – is at the heart of so many towns and villages in Kerry. Hundreds of people play, coach and coordinate games, camps and activities from Ballybunion to Caherciveen, from Kenmare to Dingle, from Farranfore to Glenbeigh. Most of these wonderful people are volunteers who invest so much time and energy year after year for the love of the sport and to ensure that youngsters have a healthy social outlet. We are proud to play our part and we are looking forward to working closely with KABB in promoting and developing the sport at club level into the future.”
The partnership between Kerry Airport and KABB will also embrace the representative Kerry Juvenile Girls and Boys Teams from Under 14 to Under 17 as well as the Juvenile Academy Under 12 and Under 13 Teams. The new-look Kerry Airport logo will be featured on the team jerseys.
Kerry Airport, which serves two German destinations with Ryanair, is planning to send one of the underage teams to compete against a German team in Berlin in the new year.
The Executive Secretary of Kerry Area Basketball Board, David Ahern, said: “The Kerry Area Basketball Board is delighted to announce a new partnership with Kerry Airport for 2020. It's an exciting time in Kerry Basketball as the game is enjoying continued growth throughout the county. Kerry basketball is involved in many communities in all parts of the Kingdom and everyone involved in Kerry Basketball is excited to be part of Kerry Airport’s plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary as a gateway to Ireland and the rest of the world.”
Kerry Airport recently announced Pieta House as its charity partner for 2020 and KABB will also work closely with Kerry Airport to stage a fundraising event in support of Pieta House next year.
Kerry Airport is ideally located for anyone wishing to travel on business or pleasure with direct flights to seven destinations including: London-Stansted, London-Luton, Frankfurt-Hahn, Berlin, Alicante & Faro with Ryanair and to Dublin with Aer Lingus Regional.  There is ample and great value parking at Kerry Airport as well as friendly service.
For more information about Kerry Airport, please visit or contact +353 66 9764644.

Kerry Airport Announces Sponsorship Of Basketball In Kerry

November 6, 2019 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

BASKETBALL at juvenile and senior level in Kerry has been given a major boost at the start of the new season with the announcement that Kerry Airport has become the lead sponsor of the sport in the county. The Kerry Area Basketball Board (KABB) season has just commenced with over 300 […]

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PHOTOS: Successful Shooters Summer League Comes To A Close

August 22, 2019 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

THE Shooters Club Summer League ran for six weeks throughout the summer with over 60 youngsters taking part and the finals took place on Tuesday evening. Run by Fergal O’Sullivan of Tralee Warriors/St Brendan’s Basketball Club, everyone showed great enthusiasm in the games and skills to try and improve their […]

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Irish Under 18 Basketball Squad In Tralee For Skills Session And Game Against Warriors

Irish Under 18 Basketball Squad In Tralee For Skills Session And Game Against Warriors

July 2, 2019 at 4:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Under 18 basketball team is coming to Kerry for a four day camp in preparation for the forthcoming European Basketball Championships in Romania which are taking place later this month. The squad features three local Kerry players who are members of the Garveys Tralee Warriors squad Rap Buivydas, […]

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Principal of Mercy Mounthawk, John O'Roarke with their international basketballers Leeroy Idiahio, Tim and Sean Pollmann-Daamen and Daire Kennelly. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Schools Basketballers Heading To Euro Championships This Summer

May 24, 2019 at 1:28 pm Comments are Disabled

THESE are heady days for basketball in Tralee. With the fantastic success of Warriors over the past few years, the town has gone basketball crazy, none more so than in the town’s secondary schools which are now producing some of the best talent in the country. Over in CBS The […]

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The Holy Family team, winners in the Plate final.

PHOTOS: Mercy Mounthawk Hosts Tournament To Promote Basketball In Primary Schools

May 22, 2019 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

TEAMS from primary schools around Tralee and beyond gathered in Mercy Mounthawk gym on Monday for a tournament aimed at promoting the game of basketball. The sport is enjoying a resurgence in popularity over the past few years thanks to the achievements of Garvey’s Tralee Warriors, so the organisers feel […]

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Mercy Mounthawk Basketballers Win All-Ireland Final

Mercy Mounthawk Basketballers Win All-Ireland Final

February 13, 2019 at 5:29 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE has new All-Ireland champions thanks to the exploits of Mercy Mounthawk basketballers this afternoon. After some disappointments over the past few week, the Under 15A boys side went to the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght today and won the Subway  All-Ireland Schools final. They beat Malahide in the semi-final […]

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Action from the Mercy Mounthawk v CBS The Green game. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Wins A Thriller Against CBS To Go Through To Schools Cup Final

January 10, 2019 at 3:38 pm Comments are Disabled

WHAT a game. What an atmosphere! Tralee Sports Complex was packed to capacity on Thursday afternoon to see Mercy Mounthawk take on CBS The Green in an all-Tralee U19A National Subway Schools Cup Semi-Final. In a thrilling game, it took overtime to separate the sides and Mercy Mounthawk emerged victorious […]

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Action from the U19 game at Mercy Mounthawk gym. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Double Victory For Mounthawk In All-Ireland Schools Cup

October 19, 2018 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

John Dowling of Mercy Mounthawk reports on the double header in the Subway All-Ireland Schools Cup Round 2 at the school on Thursday… Under 19 boys Mercy Mounthawk (26) 66 St.Marys Portlaoise (21) 41 An action packed day in Mercy Mounthawk saw both under 19 and under 16 teams victorious […]

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Three Tralee Students Make Ireland U18 Basketball Squad

Three Tralee Students Make Ireland U18 Basketball Squad

October 10, 2018 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Under 18 basketball squad for the 2018/19 season was announced yesterday and features three Tralee teenagers. Mercy Mounthawk students Daire Kennelly and Leeroy Odiahio, and CBS The Green’s Rapolas Buivydas were named in the 23-player strong squad by Ireland Under 18 men’s head coach, Paul Kelleher. The three, who are […]

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Rapolas Buivydas accepting his Basketball of the Year award. Photo by Rolf Stenberg

CBS Tralee Student Shares Irish Basketballer Of The Year Award

September 23, 2018 at 4:43 pm Comments are Disabled

A CBS The Green student was a joint winner of the International Male Player of the Year award at the Basketball Ireland International Players and Coaches of the Year 2018 awards announced on Saturday at a ceremony at Gormanston Park, Co. Meath. With nothing separating two of Ireland’s stand-out players, […]

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Mercy Mounthawk basketballers Daire Kennelly, Sean and Tim Pollmann-Daamen and Leeroy Odiahi who are off to Irish squad training camps this weekend.

Mounthawk Basketballers Off To Irish National Squad Training Weekend

September 21, 2018 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

FOR the first time in Mercy Mounthawk’s history, the school has four players heading to Gormanstown, Co. Meath this weekend for the Irish national squad training weekend. Sean and Tim Pollman-Daamen are 3rd year students and have been training with the Irish under 16 team with the last year. This […]

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Tralee Imperials Club To Take Part In Jr. NBA League

Tralee Imperials Club To Take Part In Jr. NBA League

July 18, 2018 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Imperials will be one of 13 clubs nationwide to take part in the inaugural Jr. NBA league this year. The league will run from October to December, culminating in a festival of games at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. The Junior NBA is a global youth basketball programme that will reach […]

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Sean Reidy, Ger O'Mahony, Patrick Knowles and Colm Sheehy at the Celtic Basketball Club function on Friday night in The Grand Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

Founders Of Celtic Basketball Club Honoured At Grand Hotel

June 12, 2018 at 3:51 pm Comments are Disabled

THE founding members of a Tralee basketball club which set the foundations for the great success of the sport in the town were celebrated on a night of nostalgia at the Grand Hotel on Friday. Founding members and coaches of Celtic Basketball Club, Tom Falvey and Joe Joe O’Sullivan were […]

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Tralee Warriors Dusan Bogdanovic, coaches and Tralee Community Gardaí with teams at the blitz on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Primary Schools Girls Take To The Court For Basketball Blitz

June 1, 2018 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

THE Moyderwell school gym was the location on Thursday for the second schools basketball blitz for girls, run by the Community Gardaí. There were nine teams from six schools taking part were Moyderwell, St Brendan’s NS Fenit, Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn, Presentation Primary, St Brendan’s NS Blennerville. “We decided to organise […]

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Free Basketball Clinic With American College Team Coaches

Free Basketball Clinic With American College Team Coaches

May 8, 2018 at 5:09 pm Comments are Disabled

BASKETBALL lovers might be interested in this free upcoming event next Monday. A basketball coaching clinic in Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee from 7pm-10pm, given by three American NCAA Division 1 college coaches from the MACC (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Jody Craig from Monmouth University, Brian Giorgis from Marist College and Jada […]

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The Mercy Mounthawk 1st year basketball team and coaches.

Mercy Mounthawk Basketballers Just Pipped For All-Ireland Title

April 30, 2018 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk first year basketballers can be proud of their achievements at the weekend, after they made it to the All-Ireland Schools League Final played at UL. After winning five games on the trot against teams from Cork, Wicklow, Antrim, Dublin and Cavan, they faced Presentation Brothers Cork in the […]

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Bobcats u12 Division 1 County League Winners  Jill Quirke, Maire Culloty, Aoibheann Broderick, Laura Sugrue, Kate Collins, Rachel Creedon, Orla O'Connor, Rachel Griffin, Anna Collins and Aislinn Bailey

PHOTOS: Bobcats Basketball Club Gives Out Annual Awards

April 12, 2018 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

BOBCATS Basketball Club held their annual awards night on Saturday evening in O’Riadas in Ballymacelligott in Tralee to celebrate another great year for the Ballymac based club. The majority of the club’s teams participated in Division One of their respective Leagues. The U12 girls (Co League Division One Winners) and […]

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Presentation girls and supporters after winning the U16B National League title at the National Basketball Arena in Dublin yesterday.

WATCH: Presentation Basketballers Complete National Title Double

February 28, 2018 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Secondary School Tralee completed a double of national titles when they won the U16 B League All Ireland at National Basketball Arena, Tallaght yesterday. Having won the U16B Cup in January, their opponents were St Paul’s Oughterard and the girls ran out 47 to 14 winners. There was joyous […]

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The CBS team who won the CBS Primary Hoops Tournament on Friday.

PHOTOS: Hosts Win CBS Primary Schools Hoops Basketball Tournament

February 24, 2018 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

THE CBS Primary Hoops Tournament was held at the John Mitchels Sports Complex in Ballyseedy and it was another hotly contested event. Twelve teams from the North Kerry area took part in the tournament which is now in its fourth year. The tournament aims at giving Primary school boys in the Tralee area a chance to […]

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A Feast Of Basketball On Saturday At Tralee Sports Complex

A Feast Of Basketball On Saturday At Tralee Sports Complex

February 22, 2018 at 1:55 pm Comments are Disabled

BASKETBALL lovers are very well taken care of this weekend with all of Saturday devoted to the sport in the Tralee Sports Complex court. First of all, Tralee Tigers are hosting their U19 Invitational Tournament which will see teams from St Mary’s Castleisland, St Paul’s Killarney, Hertfordshire Warriors from the […]

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Terry Healy (second from right) of Terry's Butcher's Oakpark presented jerseys to the Under 14 Mercy Mounthawk Basketball Team on Friday. Also included are assistant coaches Lyndsey Moriarty and Jimmy Diggins and Head Coach John Dowling. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Teams Get Ready For All-Ireland Semi-Finals

February 17, 2018 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

TWO teams at Mercy Mounthawk are preparing for All Ireland semi-finals next week. First up, the under 14 boys play St Pats of Cavan in the All A Ireland Under 14 cup semi final this Tuesday, February 20, in the National Basketball Arena Dublin. In the previous rounds they beat […]

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The Presentation U16 team who won the Subway Schools U16B All Ireland title on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation Girls Welcomed Home With AIl-Ireland Schools Cup

January 26, 2018 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THE victorious Presentation Secondary School Tralee U16 basketballers were celebrated at the school on Thursday for their fantastic success in the Subway Schools U16B All-Ireland Schools Cup win. The girls won by 33 to 28 against Muckross College Dublin at the National Basketball Arena on Wednesday and the whole student […]

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The CBS The Green U16 team with coaches Dale Counihan and Ruairi O'Rahilly.

CBS The Green Basketball Team Through To National Final

January 11, 2018 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green are through to the National schools Cup Under 16 A  Final at the end of the month following a nail biting climax at the University of Limerick on Tuesday last where they clinched a 39-38 victory against Bandon in  the semi-final. Resilience was the key ingredient for […]

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Kieran Donaghy and Dave Hopla at the Belfast Classic last weekend. Photo: Kieran Donaghy Instagram

Former NBA Shooting Coach To Give Masterclass In Tralee This Sunday

December 7, 2017 at 5:16 pm Comments are Disabled

FORMER shooting coach with the Detroit Pistons, Dave Hopla is coming to Tralee on Sunday to give a masterclass which is not to be missed if you play or coach basketball. Hopla, who has also worked with players at the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks, is considered by many […]

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Kieran Donaghy with youngsters at his Basketball Camp on Friday at John Mitchels GAA Complex in Ballyseedy. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kieran’s Camp Inspires The Next Generation Of Basketballers

November 4, 2017 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

KIERAN Donaghy held his basketball camp during the week and there was another huge turnout. The John Mitchels GAA Complex in Ballyseedy was buzzing with over 180 youngsters taking part and they received expert coaching from Kieran and his Warriors buddies, among others. “I hold one camp a year but […]

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Dáire Kennelly (second left) with Coach Jimmy Diggins of Tralee Imperials, teacher and assistant coach Lyndsey  Moriarty and teacher and coach John Dowling. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mounthawk Student Dáire Makes Irish Under 16 Basketball Squad

May 17, 2017 at 1:14 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a proud day for the Kennelly family and Mercy Mounthawk school when news emerged yesterday that a student had made an Irish basketball team. Third year student Dáire Kennelly, from Camp, made the final 12 of the Irish Under 16 team to travel to Sofia in Bulgaria this […]

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Mercy Mounthawk Basketballers Win All-Ireland Schools Title

Mercy Mounthawk Basketballers Win All-Ireland Schools Title

May 9, 2017 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk’s 1st year boys team created history becoming the 1st boys team from the school to capture an All-Ireland A schools title on Sunday at University of Limerick. They defeated a St Pats of Castleisland side on a scoreline of 29 to 26 in a nail biting contest, capping off a magical […]

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PREVIEW: Warriors Hope To End First Season On A High

PREVIEW: Warriors Hope To End First Season On A High

March 29, 2017 at 3:46 pm Comments are Disabled

Garvey’s Tralee Warriors have breathed new life into basketball in Tralee says Timmy Sheehan. Now they travel to Donegal to see if they can end their season on a high…  Tralee has enjoyed a long and varied basketball history both at local and national level. The return to the top […]

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Three Tralee Men Named On Irish Basketball Squad

Three Tralee Men Named On Irish Basketball Squad

March 7, 2017 at 3:14 pm Comments are Disabled

THE success of Garvey’s Tralee Warriors has not gone unnoticed this season, with two of their players making the Irish basketball squad. Kieran Donaghy and Ryan Leonard are among the 20 players named in head coach Pete Strickland’s squad. There are eight of the 12 Men’s Super League teams  represented on the squad which also […]

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Two Warriors Make Ireland U20 Basketball Squad

Two Warriors Make Ireland U20 Basketball Squad

January 17, 2017 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

GARVEYS Tralee Warriors are certainly making an impact in their first season in the Men’s Superleague and the talent of their younger players is being recognised nationally. Yesterday, the 20 players for the Ireland Under 20 Men’s team were selected and it features two Warriors among them. Ryan Leonard from Leith […]

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