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Podcast Ep 18: Mark Woods & Emmet Ryan – Irish National Cup & NBA London

We finally welcome Belfast man and the UK’s top basketball journalist Mark Woods onto the The Courtside Collective Podcast for a wide ranging discussion that spans from the Irish Superleague glory days right through to the present day.

Then Ball in Europe’s Emmet Ryan comes on to breakdown the Irish Cup Semi Finals with Niall and Mark.

Please note we recorded this Podcast on the road so some slight audio issues – apologies!

 

Podcast Ep 17: Top 10 Moments in Irish Basketball of 2016

A special end of year Podcast this time as Niall and Mark take a look back on the year that was 2016 and run down what we see as the top 10 moments in Irish Basketball. Did we get it right? What did we miss out? Let us know through Twitter , Facebook and Snapchat.

 

Podcast Ep 16: Basketball’s Coming Home with Andy Gill & Aidan O’Shea

In this episode we discuss the fantastic news about the u18b Women FIBA European Championships coming to Ireland in the summer of 2017 with head coach of the u16 programme Andy Gill. How well can Ireland do and how much of an advantage is having the Championships at home?

 

We also have Mayo GAA star player Aidan O’Shea on to talk about why he came back to basketball and how the season is going with the Sligo All-Stars in the National League.

 

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Ireland announces Pete Strickland

The signs were there after the Sino-European games, after the Hibernia team played in the FIBA EuroCup and, particularly, after the senior men’s team competed in the European Small Nations this past summer in Moldova: The Irish Senior Men’s Basketball team is back and now it has a new head coach, former George Washington University Assistant Pete Strickland. Strickland will hold the position for two seasons (2016/17 and 2017/18), culminating in participation in the FIBA Small Nations European Championships in 2018.

Podcast Ep 15: Outsiders; Conan Doherty & Eric Benedick

In this episode we speak to Conan Doherty, features editor at SportsJoe.ie , about the perception of Basketball in Ireland, how the sport can break into the mainstream and the recent GAA crossover stars.

We also talk to Eric Benedick about his extraordinary journey to becoming a professional basketball player.

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
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