Basketball Ireland


Basketball Ireland

Basketball Ireland (BI) is the National Governing Body for Basketball in Ireland. The Association has responsibility for the promotion, development and administration of all basketball activities in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Despite not having the profile of the four major games (Gaelic football, soccer, hurling and rugby), basketball is Irelands' third largest sport in participation terms with currently over 180,000 people actively playing basketball in Ireland. Numbers playing have increased from 120,000 since 1999. Almost 300 clubs cater for basketball players around the country, with approximately 1,200 teams participating in local competitions at a variety of levels. [ [http://www.basketballireland.ie/basketballireland/content.jsp?newsid=53 :: Basketball Ireland :: ] ]

Superleague

Basketball Ireland is responsible for the administration of the top league in Ireland named the Superleague. Currently there are 11 men's superleague teams and 7 women's teams.

Men's Teams

* Belfast Star
* Dart Killester
* UCD Marian
* DCU Saints
* Neptune
* UCC Demons
* Abebrakebabra Tigers
* Limerick Lions
* Merry Monk Ballina
* Hoops
* UUJ

Women's Teams

* DCU Mercy
* Tolka Rovers
* Dart Killester
* Team Montenotte Hotel Cork
* Meteors
* UL Aughinish
* Bausch and Lomb Wildcats

External links

* [http://www.BasketballIreland.ie Official Basketball Ireland Website]
* [http://www.streetballireland.com Irish Basketball and Streetball Fan Site]
* [http://www.tolkaroversbasketball.com Tolka Rovers Homepage]
* [http://WWW.METEORS.IE Meteors]

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