Tralee Magic Basketball Club News

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It has been a big week for our club.

After twenty years as Tralee Imperials, the decision was made at our AGM to change the club’s name to TRALEE MAGIC BC.

The Tralee Imperials name has been synonymous with girls basketball, and past success in both the National Cup and National League. In 2021 we welcomed boys to Imperials and the club continues to grow from strength to strength.

Members of our club have gone on to win the Superleague and National Cup with Tralee Warriors, represent the county and country in tournaments and includes recipients of college scholarships stateside.

The new name of Tralee Magi provides plenty of sponsorship opportunities which we rely on to support the running of a successful club.

We would like to thank everyone who has helped to build our club over the last twenty years and we are excited to move forward as Tralee Magic BC

–          John Dowling, Chairperson



Tralee Magic BC had its first outing whereby we were represented in the Basketball Ireland 3×3 event in Limerick. Anna Chute, Ciara Costello and Sophie Mitchell were runners up to Cobh in the U14 girl’s competition. They were coached by Jason Mitchell. Well done on a great performance.



Ireland U16 Men were in action recently in Luxembourg at the Dussman Trophy. They played three games, with a win over hosts Luxembourg, a 6-point loss to Portugal and a 13-point loss to tournament winners, Romania. The town of Tralee was well represented on the team, with Joshua Osayanrhion powerful under the boards and Tralee Magic player Tomas Kennedy impressing, averaging 8 points a game. Following on from the tournament Ireland U16 men’s head coach Pat Price named Joshua and Tomas on his final 12 for the Fiba European Championships in August. Congratulations to Tomas who has also been nominated as vice-captain. Tralee’s representation doesn’t stop on the court, with our very own Jimmy Diggins part of the coaching staff.

Ireland U18 Men have completed their preparations for the FIBA U18 Men’s European Championship. The team were in Portugal playing games against the host nation and Switzerland. Tralee Magic player Aivaras Uosis has been named on Paul Kelleher’s squad that have travelled to Romania and you can follow the links on our social media channels to watch the games live.

Ireland U20 Men were in Georgia at the FIBA U20 Men’s European Championship. Rap Buivydas and Tralee Magic’s Leeroy Odiahi were part of the team. The team had some incredible performances winning 5 out of their 6 gams finishing up in an overall position of 9th. They were a very exciting team to watch and no doubt have very bright futures.


Preparations are well and truly underway for the new season.

KAAB have announced that the competitive season will begin on 1st October so our teams will be returning in August. Notifications on commencement dates for the various ages and teams will be on ClubZap. If you have not done so already, please download the app ClubZap and select TRALEE MAGIC BC. New members welcome.

The portal on ClubZap is now open to pay your membership fee for 2022/2023 season and it will close on 18th September. Further updates on ClubZap.


Tralee Magic Academy returns for three weeks of summer basketball. The sessions will take place in CBS The Green on Thursday 4th/11th/18th August. Boys & Girls born 2013 are 5-6pm and Boys & Girls born 2014-2017 are 6-7pm. This is the perfect time to come along if you are thinking about joining basketball and trying out the sport. Register online now via ClubZap or on Please note these are the details for our summer program and are subject to change when we get in to the regular season in September.


Your child’s game cannot happen without the volunteer table officials. If you are interested in learning how to do the table, our club will be running some training evenings next month. Email our secretary and we can forward on relevant details.

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