Feature  -  International  -  Irish  -  Junior August 12, 2016
Feature  -  International  -  Irish  -  Junior August 12, 2016

TCC Podcast Ep 12: TCC talk Irish International Basketball with Paul Kelleher

We talk with experienced international coach Paul Kelleher in this weeks Podcast about how the Irish international teams are doing this summer, his experiences with the senior women and his plans for Neptune.

Niall also talks to Andy about the crazy end of Ireland v England at the u16 Euro’sand discuss the difference between the state of basketball in both regions.

Meet the Team: Ireland u16 Women

Abby FlynnName: Abby Flynn
School / Club: St Angela’s / Waterford Wildcats
Position: Point guard
Favourite Irish Sports Person/People:
Ronan O Gara
Favourite Basketball Memory:
Getting my first cap for Ireland playing against Scotland
Fun fact you’ve learned about someone else on the team:
Alison is not a morning person!!!
If you could be someone else on the team for a day, who would it be and why?:
Maeve Cannon, so I could dunk it.

TCC Podcast: Ep 11; Rising Stars, UNV v Irish Women and Jordan Blount Interview

In episode 11 Niall is joined by Emmet Ryan from Ball in Europe to discuss the recent challenge game between UNC Tar Heels and the senior Irish women’s team. We talk about the rise and rise of Claire Melia and have an interview with Jordan Blount after his busy summer and ahead of his departure to play NCAA Division 1 basketball at UIC.

Meet The Irish Team: u18 Men

The u18 Men are currently in Skopje representing Ireland in the FIBA European Championships. We asked them three simple questions.
  • If they could take any skill form an NBA player what would it be?
  • Who is their favourite teammate on the u18 panel and why?
  • What is their most embarrassing basketball moment:
Check out their player profiles below and add us on snapchat for behind the scenes insight at the euros: CourtsideCo

TCC Podcast Ep 10: Ireland taking on Europe! Maeve & Maeve Interview, NBA All-Star controversy and Podcast 9 “The Sealed Tapes”

“It’s been a long time.. we shouldn’t have left you…” We are back from a short summer break with a brand new podcast!

On Podcast 10 we talk about the Irish teams competing in Europe with a recap on the men and women’s u20 campaigns and the current u18 girls who are blazing a trail though their tournament. We speak to coach of the u16s Maeve Coleman and player Maeve Cannon ahead of their Europeans which start next week.

We then discuss the NBA All-Star game and the reasons behind it’s moving from Charlotte. Also what happened to Podcast number 9… (!?)

Meet the team! Irish u18 Women

The Irish u18 women are in Sarajevo for the FIBA u18 European Basketball championships so we thought we would get to know the squad a little better! We asked them all the same questions:
Name:
Club/School:
Position:
Favourite Basketball memory or moment:
If they had one superpower what would it be and why?
Who is the real MVP of the squad?

Check out the answers below!


NBA moves All Star Game 2017 from Charlotte

The 2017 NBA All-Star Game was given to the city of Charlotte in North Carolina, the home of the Charlotte Hornets franchise, on 22 June 2015.  Just over a year later, in a statement made on Thursday, the NBA decided to move the game and all the events that go with it, with New Orleans currently (at the time of writing) the favorite to host the festivities.

Meet the Team: Ireland u20 Women

The Irish u20 women are off to Montenegro for the European championships! We decided to get to know the squad a little better in advance of the tournament where they are in a group with Slovenia and the home nation Montenegro.

Make sure and checkout our Podcast interview with head coach Emer Foley and co-captain Aoife Whelan here.

Details on all of their games are in the Basketball Ireland Gamezone here.