Post Tagged with: "Basketball"

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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Action from the Irish TV Tralee Warriors Match against Swords Thunder in The Complex. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Warriors Win By Six In Front Of Capacity Attendance

October 23, 2016 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

IRISH TV Tralee Warriors made it four wins in a row when they beat Griffith Swords Thunder, 61 to 55, in the First Round, First Leg of the Hula Hoop Men’s SuperLeague Pat Duffy Cup in the Tralee Sports and Leisure Centre last night. The venue was full 40 minutes before the start […]

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Mercy Mounthawk Ireland basketball stars in front, Rachel and Rebecca Ryan and Dara Kennelly. Back row, Liam Culloty (Teacher and former Ireland U18 women basketball head coach), Norah Quane and Pat Fleming, Mercy Mounthawk dept head Principles.  Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Ireland Comes Calling For Young Mounthawk Basketball Stars

October 8, 2016 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

THREE Mercy Mounthawk students have big years ahead of them both in class and on the basketball court. Darragh Kennelly, Rebecca Ryan and Rachel Ryan are all involved with Irish national basketball teams this year and continue a fine Mounthawk tradition of producing international players in recent years. Sisters, Rebecca and […]

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Warriors Bring Super League Basketball Back To Tralee

Warriors Bring Super League Basketball Back To Tralee

September 20, 2016 at 1:24 pm Comments are Disabled

SINCE 2009 Tralee has been in the wilderness when it comes to top flight basketball on this island. This Friday night that will all end when the Irish TV Tralee Warriors play their inaugural game of the Men’s Super League in Cork. And it doesn’t come more difficult for The […]

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New Basketball Tournament Planned During Rose Of Tralee Festival

New Basketball Tournament Planned During Rose Of Tralee Festival

July 28, 2016 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

A BASKETBALL tournament is to be held during the Rose of Tralee Festival and teams from all over the country are being invited to take part. Organised by Tralee Imperials and sponsored by Premier Financial Services, the ‘Rose of Tralee 3×3 Tournament 2016’ will take place on Saturday, August 20 featuring […]

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Jimmy Diggins. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Kerry Basketball Legend To Be Inducted Into Ireland Coaches Hall-Of-Fame

May 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm Comments are Disabled

A BASKETBALL legend in the county is to be inducted into the Basketball Ireland Coaches Hall Of Fame at a ceremony in The National Basketball Arena in Tallaght this Saturday. Jimmy Diggins has given almost 40 years to basketball in the county and as he says himself “it’s my life”. […]

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Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai students and teachers going to the from left:  Jack Ó Duagáin, Eanna O Connchur, Jimmy O Suílleabháin, Aodhán O Seanachan, Tomás O hIniféin, Dónal Ó Ruanidh, Abbie Ní Bhrosacháin, Marnie Ní Horáin, Caoimhe Ní Chearbhaill, Sophie Lowham, Sinéad Ní Chathasaigh, Muireann Ní Dhullaig, Brenda Ní Dhubhaí, Clodagh Ní Dhonnaile, Emily Ní Cuileagóid. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí ‘Hooping’ For Victory At National Finals In Dublin

April 27, 2016 at 3:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE teams from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí are aiming for national honours in Dublin next week. First year boys and girls teams and the 2nd year girl team will compete in the National Schools League C Division Finals in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght next Wednesday. Continued below… The sides began their […]

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PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Triumph In CBS Basketball Tournament

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Triumph In CBS Basketball Tournament

March 7, 2016 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

JOHN Mitchels GAA Club was basketball central on Friday, as the venue for the CBS Primary Hoops Tournament. Fifteen teams competed, with 30 games played throughout the day. Teams from CBS, Holy Family, Dromclough, Moyderwell, O’Brennan, Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn, Murhur and Listellick all competed. The day was a huge success, with high levels […]

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Tralee Imperials U18 Boys Make Club History

Tralee Imperials U18 Boys Make Club History

March 3, 2016 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Imperials U18 Boys have made club history by completing the double this season, capturing both the u18 division 1 county cup and league titles as a  77-70 victory over a very strong St. Mary’s side sealed top position on the league table on Monday night. The game was […]

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Rick Leonard makes a presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award for the late Bruddy Burrows, to his son Alan Burrows, accepting on behalf of the family, at the Kerry Masters Basketball Social at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Lifetime Achievement Award Presented To Bruddy Burrows’ Family At Social

February 22, 2016 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Masters Basketball tournament was another resounding success at the weekend with teams from all over the country and beyond coming to the town. The competition brings past players from all over the country down for the weekend to renew friendships and rivalries and this year, Tralee Together Special […]

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Brilliant St Brendan’s Bring A National Cup Home To Tralee

Brilliant St Brendan’s Bring A National Cup Home To Tralee

January 30, 2016 at 6:04 pm Comments are Disabled

  BASKETBALL is back with a bang in Tralee with St Brendan’s winning the Mens Hula Hoop’s National Intermediate Championship Cup in Tallaght this afternoon. The Tralee side beat Leixlip by 78 points to 60. Kieran Donaghy was named MVP for his dominant contribution and his teammate Darren O’Sullivan was top scorer with […]

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St Brendans Basketball Team. Photo from St Brendans Basketball Facebook.

PREVIEW: Big Day For Tralee Basketball As St Brendan’s Bid For National Glory

January 27, 2016 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

BASKETBALL fever is beginning to build once more in Tralee. Leading the charge are St Brendan’s who will play in the Men’s Intermediate National Cup Final at the mecca of Irish basketball, the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. Continued below… It’s a long time coming for St Brendan’s. 2001 was the […]

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Liam Culloty

Listellick Man Takes Top Coaching Job With U18 Irish Women’s Basketball Team

January 12, 2016 at 4:03 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Imperials basketball coach, Liam Culloty, made took another step up the ladder in his coaching career, when over the weekend he was appointed head coach for the Ireland U18 Women’s team. The Mercy Mounthawk teacher, had been serving as assistant coach of the side since November 2014 and now has made […]

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Cian Sullivan is presented with a special glass vase to acknowledge his scholorship to LaSalle University by Mercy Mounthawk Principal, Jim O'Rourke. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Cian Is Back And Says He’s Enjoying His US Basketball Experience

November 26, 2015 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER the last few weeks, former Mounthawk student, Cian Sullivan, gained national attention after he became only the eighth Irish basketball player – and the first Kerry man – to sign a contract to play with a US College (see previous story). At the beginning of the month, news spread that the Ballymac teenager had […]

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PREVIEW: Team Brogue Look Forward To Dublin Side’s Challenge

PREVIEW: Team Brogue Look Forward To Dublin Side’s Challenge

November 12, 2015 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Imperials’ Team Brogue are looking to continue the momentum built  up with their victory last weekend, in their Intermediate Cup 2nd round tie Vs Eanna of Dublin at Mercy Mounthawk gym at 6.30pm on Saturday. Team Brogue has already defeated a very strong team in the 1st round against Sligo All Stars, […]

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Tralee Student Offered Five-Year Scholarship To Play US College Basketball

Tralee Student Offered Five-Year Scholarship To Play US College Basketball

November 9, 2015 at 3:59 pm 1 comment

A TRALEE teenager, who headed Stateside to a prep school earlier in August to further his basketball career, has just been offered a five year scholarship with a Philadelphia college. Nineteen-year-old Cian Sullivan from Ballymac is to sign a letter-of-intent to play at LaSalle University after committing to the college while on a visit to the school’s […]

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Tralee Imperials Sides Ready To Take On National Cup Challenge

Tralee Imperials Sides Ready To Take On National Cup Challenge

November 5, 2015 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Imperials teams will take to the road this weekend for National Cup action. The U18 boys will travel to Dublin for the first round of the competition. They will face Ongar Chasers, Kilkenny Stars and Limerick Celtics. This is the second year of the side has entered the national competition. […]

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Tralee Imperials Players Pick Up Their Ireland Caps

Tralee Imperials Players Pick Up Their Ireland Caps

November 2, 2015 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee Imperials basketball players have been presented with their Ireland caps which they earned recently. Basketball in town got a boost with the selection of Ryan Leonard and Philip Corkery for the national side in the U18 and U15 categories. Philip Corkery received an Irish cap for his appearance […]

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At the launch of Kieran Donaghy's Be A Star Bsketball Camp, were from left, front: Mark Stevenson, Liam Kingston, Danny Kingston and Donna Stevenson. Back: Vinny Murphy, Ricardo Leonard, Muireann Kingston, Kieran Donaghy and Alan O'Donoghue. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Kieran Donaghy Looks Forward To Returning To Basketball Action

October 22, 2015 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

WITH his tenure as Kerry captain now over, Kieran Donaghy is facing into a winter away from Kerry football and going back to the sport closest to his heart. Along with hosting a juvenile basketball camp (see details below), the former football player of the year will be returning to […]

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Tralee Imperials players launching 'Paint it Pink' were, from left: . Courtney Ryan, Jaunita Robayo, Rheanna O'Shea and Cassandra Buckley. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tralee Basketball Side To ‘Paint it Pink’ For Breast Cancer Awareness Week

October 20, 2015 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Imperials Team Garveys will mark their match against Fr Matthews of Cork this Saturday with an Irish Cancer Society Breast Cancer Awareness initiative. Patrons are invited to come along to the game wearing something pink and make a small donation to help to raise vital life-saving funds supporting breast cancer research […]

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Tralee Imperials Basketball Club News

Tralee Imperials Basketball Club News

October 19, 2015 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

  Results for the week as follows: Under 11 Girls played TK Vixens on Sunday and won 22 – 16. Our under 14 Girls devision 2 played St. Bridgets but were unlucky on the night. Under 12 Girls team 2 also played St. Bridgets who played their hearts out but […]

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'Garvey the Bear' with Grace Reilly, Laura Reilly and Aisling Casey, at the Team Garvey's game on Saturday evening at Mercy Mounthawk gym. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fans Cheer On Imperials But No Joy For Two Teams

October 18, 2015 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee Imperials sides were out in action yesterday at Mercy Mounthawk gym, but there was no joy in either game. First up was Team Brogue in the Under 20 National Cup tie against St Vincent’s 2 in the early afternoon. Continued below… In a thrilling game, Team Brogue just lost […]

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At the Tralee Imperials Basketball Health Information Night, were in front, Emma Ryan and Oisin O'Shea. Back: Garvey the Bear, Veronica O'Hanlon, Pat McTighe, Jimmy Diggins, Juanita Robayo, Melissa Costello, Kevin McCarthy, John Dowling and Mark Bernson. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tralee Imperials Hold Healthy Eating Evening For New Season

September 25, 2015 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

  BASKETBALLS were swapped for baskets of fruit last week as Tralee Imperials held a healthy eating evening in anticipation of the new season at Mercy Mounthawk School. The event took place on Thursday, September 17, and was attended by the bulk of the Tralee Imperials 300 strong membership. Story […]

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St Brendan’s Basketball Club

St Brendan’s Basketball Club

September 7, 2015 at 6:26 pm Comments are Disabled

St Brendan’s Basketball Club Training Times for 2015/2016 are now confirmed. Please note that any of the times may change at the start of the season. The venue is Moyderwell Hall. Boys and Girls Academy 5yrs-9yrs Tuesday 5-6pm Saturday 9.30-11am U10s Thursdays 6-7pm Sunday 9.30-10.30am U11s Tuesday 6-7pm Sunday 10.30-11.30am U12s (A) Friday 7-8pm Sunday 11.30-12.30pm U12s (B) Tuesday 6-7pm […]

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