Top play: Ash Murray spins

Aisling Murray is becoming a well-known name in basketball across Ireland, especially since the Ulster Rockets entered the Irish women’s superleague this season. She is a lightning quick guard (the female equivalent to Stephen Dawson, some say) who is continuing to develop her skill-set. A tremendous athlete who loves to compete, Aisling is one of the most exciting female players to watch in the country.

In this play, Murray intercepts a pass and converts the steal into an impressive coast-to-coast, cross-over, spin-move, managing to complete the play despite being contested by another stand-out guard, Orla O’Neill.




 Don’t forget to check out Matt McColgan’s rim-rocking, off-the-glass, alley-oop.

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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.

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