UL Huskies – “Process over outcome”

James Weldon (UL Huskies) leads his team to victory

James Weldon (UL Huskies) leading the team during a time-out

The UL Huskies have been dominating the Irish Women’s basketball over the past few years, which both the Head Coach, James Weldon, and the Strength & Conditioning Coach, Ed Coughlan, attribute to a ‘hunger‘ within each of their players.


Rachel Vanderwal, who has represented Team GB in the Olympics, has been a major component to the success

Rachel Vanderwal, who has represented Team GB in the Olympics, has been a major component to the success (Photo courtesy of GB Basketball)

UL Huskies have won consistently over the past three seasons, securing three Superleague titles in a row. TCC asked Coach James Weldon, “What’s next?”

“I think our team and staff want try and push on for our 3rd cup in a row. This will not be easy but this is a specail group of women who love to test themselves all the time”



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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