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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!


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.

TCC Podcast Ep8: FIBA Small Countries Review, Jason Kennedy on Irish Wheelchair Basketball & Kevin Durant

With the FIBA Small Countries just over Niall and Andy take a look back at the tournaments and review Ireland’s performances. Were the tournaments a success and what is next for the international programmes?

We talk to Jason Kennedy, head coach of the Irish Wheelchair Basketball team, who are headed to their European Championships in Bosnia this Friday and also have details on how you can get your hands on a limited edition TCC reversible basketball jersey!

And of course with the week that is in it we talk Kevin Durant, NBA free agency and just what it means for next season in the NBA.

TCC Podcast Ep 7: Euro Small Countries, Plus Emer Foley & Aoife Whelan from Irish u20s

In the latest podcast Niall & Andy review how the Irish men and women have performed in the FIBA European Small Countries so far and preview the semi final match ups. We also talk to Irish u20 women head coach Emer Foley and player Aoife Whelan ahead of the European u20 championships next week in Montenegro.

And we wrap things up with some chat on the NBA Free agency speculation.

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TCC Podcast Ep 6: Paul Dick & Puff Summers talk senior men at the Euros with NBA chat from Andy

We sit down with senior men standout Paul Dick and assistant coach Puff Summers to talk about the European Championships for Small Nations which start net week. Are Ireland ready to compete for a gold medal?

We also discuss the current state of Irish basketball, what Colin O’Reilly leaving for BBL means and take a look ahead to NBA free agency in the wake of the NBA finals.