Basketball News


May 14, 2021
For the third straight edition of the European Games, the event will feature the best 3x3 stars from across the continent after the European Olympic Committees (EOC) and FIBA reached an agreement for Krakow-Malopolska 2023 today. As at previous editions, 128 players in total will compete at Krakow-Malopolska, with an equal 16 teams of four […]

European Games 2023 - List of Sports Agreed

September 14, 2020
EOC, Krakow-Małopolska agree on preliminary list of sports for European Games The European Olympic Committees (EOC) this weekend welcomed a delegation from Poland to the CONI headquarters in Rome for discussions on the 3rd edition of the European Games (EG), which are scheduled to take place in Krakow-Małopolska in summer 2023. The meeting was led […]

"Dream Big" - Basketball Ireland marks International Women’s Day 2020 with launch of new Women in Sport campaign

March 13, 2020
"Dream Big" - Basketball Ireland marks International Women’s Day 2020 with launch of new Women in Sport campaign   Basketball Ireland is marking International Women’s Day 2020 today by urging all young players to dream big with the launch of their new Women in Sport campaign “She Got Game”.   The campaign is aimed at […]


November 21, 2019
Ireland to host 2020 FIBA Men’s European Championship for Small Countries   Basketball Ireland has been awarded the hosting rights for the 2020 FIBA Men’s European Championship for Small Countries it was announced at the FIBA board meeting in Cologne today. The championships will be held at the University of Limerick.   The announcement comes […]

RECAP: Heartbreak for Ireland as they bow out of FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series following overtime loss

June 15, 2019
There was heartbreak for the Ireland Senior Women’s 3x3 team this morning as they bowed out of the FIBA 3x3 Women’s World Series in Italy following a 13-14 overtime loss at the hands of Mongolia. The game, which was a refixed match from Friday evening due to rain, was Ireland’s last pool game of the […]

The Golden Generation - Five Rings Films

October 30, 2018
      "The history of the golden generation is much more than a triumph of underdogs, which it is.  What really thrills and impacts is the humility, effort and camaraderie of a group of people that keeps growing stronger over time – a team of individual stars who managed to merge into a single […]

Ireland Basketball lose out to Russia

June 26, 2015
The Irish women’s team took to outdoor court number two for their 3x3 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

June 25, 2015
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

June 25, 2015
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:

Ireland defeat Slovakia 20-12

June 24, 2015
Ireland secured third place in Group C of the Women’s 3x3 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

June 23, 2015
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

June 23, 2015
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

June 23, 2015
Schedule for Team Ireland: Tuesday 23 June             3x3 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

June 23, 2015
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

September 6, 2014
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

February 2, 2014
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 […]

RIP 1948 Olympian Harry Boland

December 20, 2013
It was with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Olympian Harry Boland on Wednesday December 18th. Introduced to the sport by the legendary Fr Horan, Harry Boland went to on become a member of the Basketball Ireland Hall of Fame and among other achievements, played in the 1948 Olympic Games for the Irish […]

Introduction to Basketball

January 1, 2010
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





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