Summer League

The Courtside Collective has been coordinating an annual Summer League in Belfast for the past two Summers. We have been fortunate to have Wingfoot™ involved as our title sponsor for both years.

In 2013, we had six men’s team competing in the league. The winning team won high quality shooting shirts from our sponsors, Wingfoot™. All teams play each other twice with all teams competing in a playoff on the final night. The games are 2×20 minute halves, running clock. Our league format has proven popular and we have been oversubscribed both years.

Additionally, we provided an open court for women’s pick-up basketball to run alongside the men’s league. Each week, we had anywhere from 6-12 women show up and work on their game.

Wingfoot Summer League Captains 2013

Team Captains 2013

Moving forward, TCC would like to set up Summer Leagues in Dublin and Cork, with the hope of expanding into other major Irish towns/cities. If you, or someone you know, is interested in finding out how TCC can help with your local Summer League, go ahead and contact us. We’d love to work with you!


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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