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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.

Streetball Ireland : Reincarnate

If you’re too young to remember Streetball Ireland, you need to read this. If you are old enough, come reminisce with us…

UCD Marian Land Eagles in Cup Semi

UCD Marian withstood a third quarter comeback from UL Eagles to book their place in the Men’s National Cup Quarter Final on January 24th.

Killester Clutch in Women’s Cup Semi

Killester pulled off a last gasp win over UL Huskies to reach their first Women’s National Cup Final since 2006.

TM Hotel Cork Show No Mercy for DCU in Cup Semi

Team Montenotte Hotel came through a high octane Women’s National Cup semi-final clash against DCU Mercy at Neptune Stadium on Saturday night.

UCC Demons Silence Thunder in Cup Semi

Ciaran O’Sullivan (far left) and Colin O’Reilly combined to hit five consecutive three-pointers without reply in the third quarter as the home side overturned a 12-point deficit.

Kobe: European players ‘more skillful’

One of the things that has made Kobe Bryant more likable as he’s aged is his outspokenness, and on Friday, he didn’t hesitate to offer his opinion on the difference between European and North American basketball players.

Dunk of the Year?

Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant throws down a huge slam in the second half of the Irish’s 83-76 win over Georgia Tech.

Conor Meany: Cup, League & Irish Basketball

In a week when the plight of the inter-county GAA player has been prominently described as “depressing”, any conversation with an Irish Premier League basketball player is worth starting with asking what that experience is like, writes Kieran Shannon.

Jordan Lee Makes Irish Team

Even though he was born with just one full arm, teenager Jordan Lee was determined it would never thwart his ambition to become a major force on the basketball court.