Basketball

Introduction to Basketball


Basketball is played by two teams, made up of five players and seven substitutes. The aim of the game for each team is to get the ball into the elevated baskets at either end of the court more times than the opposition, while preventing the opposition from scoring at the same time. A game is made up of four periods, each lasting 10 minutes of actual playing time. If the scores are tied at the end of the game, extra five-minute overtime periods are played until a winner is declared. There are strict limitations on how the ball can be moved by and between players, including strict time limits that make the games fast, furious and physical. For contact details of Basketball Ireland please click Full story

Ireland Basketball lose out to Russia

The Irish women’s team took to outdoor court number two for their 3×3 basketball quarter-final against Russia.   The Russians,top seeds won in the end by 21-15. But Ireland gave them a hard fought game with the sides level at 7-7 midway through. “I’m disappointed we gave up the 21 points against them because we […]

Dean Walsh celebrates 21st Birthday

Dean Walsh celebrated his 21st birthday in Team Ireland HQ in the Baku 2015 athlete village with performance staff and athletes. Happy birthday Dean!

Ireland to play Czech Republic

Ireland will play the Czech Republic this evening at 19.30pm (Baku Time) Women’s Eighth Finals Basketball Arena – Day 14: Thursday, June 25th – Central Court Details here: http://www.baku2015.com/basketball3x3/event/women/match=b3w400408/index.html?intcmp=sr-bysport-byday-schline-calltoaction

Ireland defeat Slovakia 20-12

Ireland secured third place in Group C of the Women’s 3×3 Basketball Competition of the Baku 2015 European Games with a dominant 20-12 win over Slovakia. The result means Ireland will avoid a top seed in Thursday’s Round of 16 in the Azeri capital. The draw is to be confirmed later this evening. Chasing their […]

Basketball 3 x 3 Team Ireland

Team Ireland’s basketballers were beaten 14-10 by Slovenia in their first outing of the European Games. Two outside shots from Niamh Dwyer narrowed the gap to a single point with 32 seconds remaining before a rapid-fire response from the tournament’s sixth seeds pushed them through. “It’s an encouraging first game, but we’re disappointed,” said Team […]

Team Ireland Basketball

Team Ireland basketball captain Suzanne Maguire says her squad’s mindset has evolved since arriving at the Baku 2015 European Games.The four-player squad touched down in the Azeri capital early on Friday morning and Maguire believes they have ‘gotten over’ the settling-in phase and being taken in by the atmosphere at the games. “We’re here as […]

Team Ireland in Action Today

Schedule for Team Ireland: Tuesday 23 June             3×3 Basketball 19:30 Women’s Pool C Ireland vs Slovenia   Badminton   MAGEE Chloe 09:40 Women’s Singles Group Play Stage Group F Chloe Magee vs Kristine Sefere (LAT)     MAGEE Chloe and MAGEE Sam 13:40 Mixed Doubles Group Play Stage A […]

Scott Evans Takes Control

Scott Evans got his European Games badminton off to a flying start by taking just 24 minutes to beat Greece’s Georgios Charalambidis 21-7, 21-9. Evans, who is the top-ranked player competing in Baku is top of group A having won his first of three games – the top two progressing to the last 16. He […]

Irish Women’s Basketball make history

In Bucharest on Saturday 6th September 2014 the Irish Women’s 3 X 3 Basketball Team beat Ukraine in the closest of matches with a final score of 16 to 14 in the favour of Team Ireland, to qualify for the First European Games in Baku 2015. Team Ireland’s Niamh Dwyer, Alish McLaughlin, Grainne Dwyer and […]

European Games Baku 2015 Sport Qualification Systems

We are pleased to attach the Sports Qualification Documents (version 1.0) for 16 of the sports which are confirmed for the inaugural European Games in Baku 2015. These documents may be liable to some small changes and clarifications by the European Federations and we will inform you of these as they happen. Update: Please click […]
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