Meet the Team – Irish u20 Men

Name: Jordan Blount
School: UIC
Position: SG/SF

Most embarrassing basketball moment for you:

Getting dunked on by a 5’10 kid

Something/fun fact about yourself not many would know:
Love a game of odds

Who has the worst fashion sense in the team?
Kev Foley. Only owns one jacket

 

If your stuck on a desert island with one player from the team, who and why?
Martin Neary, has a tesco club card and an extension lead. Smart man


Name: Seán Flood
Club: Templeogue B.C
Position: Point Guard

Most embarrassing basketball moment for you:

Missing a dunk on the fast break in Germany with my brother, my girlfriend and her mam in the crowd.

Something/fun fact about yourself not many would know:

Invented the bottle flip

Who has the worst fashion sense in the team?

Kev Foley, no explanation needed.

If your stuck on a desert island with one player from the team, who and why?

Martin Neary because he looks like he’s been living on one for the last 8 months and survived pretty well.


Charlie Coombs taking it to the basket vs Greece.

Name: Charlie Coombes
Position: SG

Embarrassing moment: 

losing to Scotland u18 Europeans

Something/fun fact about yourself not many would know:

Grew up in Morocco

Who has the worst fashion sense in the team?

Conor Gilligan

If your stuck on a desert island with one player from the team, who and why? 

Eoghain Kiernan, because I think he’d know strange survival tactics! And if we’re being chased I know I can outrun him!


Name: Martin Neary
Club: St.Vincents
Position: 4

Most embarrassing basketball moment for you:

That moment i realised that ive lost 4 national cups in a row

Something/fun fact about yourself not many would know:

I can’t grow a moustache

Who has the worst fashion sense in the team?

Pistol pete

If your stuck on a desert island with one player from the team, who and why?

Kevin edward foley… because hes a champ


Name: Graham Brannelly
Club: St.Vincents/DCU Saints
Position: Guard

Most embarrassing basketball moment for you:

Waking up finding my jeans soaked not knowing what (yellowy acidic) substance was on them after being crowned king of varsities

Something/fun fact about yourself not many would know:

Currently saving for a panda

Who has the worst fashion sense in the team?
Kev “Billie Ray Cyrus” foley

If your stuck on a desert island with one player from the team, who and why?

Gary Barron because GBs stick together


Stephen O’Hanlon in action vs Greece

Name: Stephen O’Hanlon
School: Trinity-Pawling
Position: Point Guard

Most embarrassing basketball moment for you:

I went to receive an award at the end of a camp once when I was younger and when I walked up to the coach handing out the awards he told me to sit back down because the female awards are next. I had really long hair…

Something/fun fact about yourself not many would know:

I have a higher standing vertical than Martin Neary.

Who has the worst fashion sense in the team?

Kev (he has one jacket)

If your stuck on a desert island with one player from the team, who and why?

Joe Tummon, considering his strength as a swimmer. (He water polo’s for Ireland)


Name: Diarmuid O’Shea
Club: UL Eagles
Position: Forward

Most embarrassing Moment:
Loosing to Scotland

Fun fact:
I know who the real GB is

Worst fashion sense:
GB

Stuck on a desert island with:
The real GB 😏


Name: Eoghain Kiernan
Club: Killester
Position: Forward

Most embarrassing basketball moment for you:

Making a post move way too low on the block, spinning baseline before proceeding to try shoot the ball through the back of the backboard and call “bank”. The coaching staff look down the bench to Jermaine Turner to which he replied; “I did NOT teach him THAT!”

Something/fun fact about yourself not many would know:

Can hold my breath under water: Personal best 3mins 5sec

Who has the worst fashion sense in the team?

There are a lot of guys on the team you can give this one to simply cause they don’t care or try so I’ll just go for Kev Foley, even though his classic blue hoodie will never go out of style.

P.S. Best fashion sense goes to Conor Lilly for his sweet ass T-Shirts.

If your stuck on a desert island with one player from the team, who and why?

Steven O’Hanlon for his determination, initiative and athleticism. With his body, brain and drive you’re sure to survive


Name: Conor Gilligan
Club: St Vincent’s
Position: anywhere for a few minutes

Most embarrassing basketball moment for you: losing to Neptune in the national cup final

Something/fun fact about yourself not many would know:
I was crowned kitchen hero and got to cook on stage with Donal Skehan in the helix.

Who has the worst fashion sense in the team ?
Peter Madsen it’s a disgrace he even wears a tshirt with a body like that

If your stuck on a desert island with one player from the team, who and why?
Charlie Coombes because he spent 11 years growing up in the jungle in Morocco

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The u20 Squad who are currently in Greece at the FIBA u20 Men’s Championships


Name: Gary Barron
Club: Kubs BC
Position: Guard

Most embarrassing basketball moment for you:

Blocked on a break away fast-break lay-up at the buzzer against Luxembourg. Damn un-athleticism!

Something/fun fact about yourself not many would know:

My confirmation name is Elmo

Who has the worst fashion sense in the team?

Kev Foley, without question. The man wears Curry’s to Coppers.

If your stuck on a desert island with one player from the team, who and why? Steve “Bear Grills” O’Hanlon

 


Name: Kyle Cunningham
Club: Moycullen
Position: Guard

Most embarrassing basketball moment for you:

Every time I’ve ever airballed a 3..by the time you’re reading this there’s a chance I’ve been dunked on by a Greek player which would surely be top

Something/fun fact about yourself not many would know:

I’m officially the worst at bowling on the team

Who has the worst fashion sense in the team ?

Has to be Joe Tummon..luminous yellow shoes and his Ireland jacket on a night out can’t be matched.

If your stuck on a desert island with one player from the team, who and why?

Stephen O’Hanlon, he’s survived the Monaghan wilderness all this time so a desert island should be nothing to him


Name: Joseph Tummon
Club: Moycullen
Position: Forward

Most embarrassing basketball moment for you:

At varsities last year Carlow’s American grabbed the ball out of my hands when I tried to dunk it.

Something/fun fact about yourself not many would know:

I’m pretty sick at ring toss

Who has the worst fashion sense in the team ?

Kev the man needs to buy another jacket. (Lilly has the best because of his extensive collection of pun related t-shirts)


Name: Darren O’Neill
Club: Belfast Star
Position: Head Coach

Most embarrassing basketball moment for you:
Watching Star lose to UUJ in the cup.

Something/fun fact about yourself not many would know:
Born in Australia

Who has the worst fashion sense in the team ?
Conor Lilly

If your stuck on a desert island with one player from the team, who and why?
Gary Barron


Name: Kevin Foley
Club: Kubs
Position: Player/Coach

Most embarrassing basketball moment for you:
The many many times I’ve been dunked on by Jermaine Turner

Something/fun fact about yourself not many would know:
I’m Graham Brannelly’s carer

Who has the worst fashion sense in the team ?
Gary Barron

If your stuck on a desert island with one player from the team, who and why?
Brother Jesaquay Neary


Name: Conor Lilly
Club: UCD Marian
Position: Retired

Most embarrassing basketball moment for you:

Moment- refing a game and back pedalling up the court who to fall over and do a full head over heels!

Who has the worst fashion sense in the team ?

Fashion- Sean Flood – skinny jeans…. I’ll say no more #shameonyou

If your stuck on a desert island with one player from the team, who and why?

Sir Martin of clan Neary. He’s a carpenter and could build an amazing treehut


About

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.

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