After a longer than anticipated break we are back with our latest podcast! Niall and Mark talk about the Irish Super League season and Martin Conroy joins on the phone to discuss all things College basketball before we finish up reminiscing about some old Varsities memories.
About Niall McDermott
Niall is the Co-Founder of the Courtside Collective and www.BasketballDirect.com . He was one of the founding members of North Star in 2002. He has coached at a variety of levels from kids to senior men's teams. He is currently coach of the LYIT National League team and women's college team.
The new season is almost here so we break down the comings and goings during the off-season of the Irish Basketball Superleague with Niall & Mark O’Leary.
We also talk to Mark Nagle about his decision to return to DCU saints and his thoughts on the upcoming season. Did we miss any big transfer news? Let us know! The Podcast is here! Spread the word….
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.
Name: 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.
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.
- 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:
“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… (!?)
Check out the answers below!
Name: Jordan Blount
Most embarrassing basketball moment for you: