“I was in Ireland, where the story of the game is an epic quest for shelter.”

-Alexander Wolff, Big Game, Small World: A Basketball Adventure


The Courtside Collective seeks to redress this imbalance by giving local ballers a place to share their news, their hopes and their dreams – and maybe find a pick-up game.

Established 15th January 2012


The Courtside Collective is a media platform, catering towards the ever-growing Basketball scene in (N)Ireland.


Tony McGaharan

Co-founder of The Courtside Collective, Tony has been a player, scorekeeper, referee, coach and MC. A true fan of the game! In 2009, he coached women's basketball in Sweden for a season with the Umeå Comets ("Udominate"). He then returned home and worked with PeacePlayers International, which uses the game of basketball to bring young people together from divided communities. Tony has since joined Google and has worked in Dublin, Singapore, and now London. He is now working to create a new basketball league to provide a better basketball experience for ballers in central London and with the added goal of engaging young people in the sport.

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