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.
Photo Credit Jordan Cummins – Check him out on Facebook!
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… (!?)
The North Atlantic Basketball Academy (NABA) invite parents and players to an information evening for secondary school students (1st – 6th year and Post Leaving Cert) on Tuesday 24 May, 6.45pm to 9pm, in our new campus located at the Deaf Village Ireland, Navan Road, Dublin 7.
With the final Irish international squad due to depart for the Euro’s this week we talked to their head coach, Andy Gill, on his thoughts on the international programme and the upcoming European Championships.
Hey guys, for people who don’t know me, my name is Jordan Blount, 18 years old, from Cork. I am currently on my 3rd year away from home on a basketball scholarship. I am now on my 2nd year in the Canary Islands, Spain, after completing a year in England.