Category Archives: Basketball

KDYS/An Garda Síochána Basketball Blitz

KDYS/An Garda Síochána Basketball Blitz

 The Kerry Diocesan Youth Service in partnership with An Garda Síochána held their ninth annual basketball blitz at Castleisland Community Centre on Good Friday. The event was organised by Helena Falvey, Youth Justice Worker with the KDYS and Garda Liz Twomey, Castleisland Garda Station. The event attracted over 100 young people who took part inRead more…

St. Mary’s U-16 Girls Bring First International Title Home

St. Mary’s U-16 Girls Bring First International Title Home

St. Mary’s Basketball Club’s U-16 girls made the long journey last week to Malgrat de Mar in Barcelona to take part in the 32nd annual Tomas Sola tournament. They also made history by winning it – and the first ever international title for the club in its many illustrious years in existence. Report by LizRead more…

St. Mary’s Club Go Gate Collecting as U-16 Girls Go to Play in Spain

St. Mary’s Club Go Gate Collecting as U-16 Girls Go to Play in Spain

St. Mary’s Basketball Club will hold its annual church gate collection at all masses over this Easter weekend. U-16 Girls off to Sunny Spain Meanwhile, the club’s U-16 girls and coaches, Aoife Nolan and Conor Brosnan are bound for the Mediterranean coast of Spain to represent the club in a long running tournament there. ByRead more…

Traditional ‘Round the Town’ Treatment for Basketball Heroines

Traditional ‘Round the Town’ Treatment for Basketball Heroines

The age old ritual of basketball teams returning to Castleisland in triumph opened a brand new chapter on Sunday evening. This time because the St. Mary’s U-14 Girls came home with the All Ireland ‘A’ Club Championship title. Then, following a well set pattern, cup bearing, medal wearing champions are paraded up and down MainRead more…

St. Mary’s U-16 Boys into All Ireland Club Play-offs

St. Mary’s U-16 Boys into All Ireland Club Play-offs

Our U-16 boys had a 49 to 48 win over Gneeveguilla in their final game of the season which turned out to be a thriller. By Liz Galwey The boys had a cracking opening quarter and kept their lead right up to the final few minutes but a strong Gneeveguilla side kept coming back andRead more…

Community Games Team Geared Up for Munster Finals

Community Games Team Geared Up for Munster Finals

With the Community Games Golden Jubiliee taking place this year, basketball competitions finals have been brought forward to the May weekend in Dublin. By Bríd Kenny As a result all local competitions were also played off earlier. While just recovering from the Christmas Blitz and cup finals, coach Tommy Dom O’Connor called together all theRead more…

Enter Now for KDYS/An Garda Síochána Basketball Blitz

Enter Now for KDYS/An Garda Síochána Basketball Blitz

The Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) in partnership with An Garda Síochána is running its annual Basketball Blitz tournament on Good Friday. The event will be held in Castleisland Community Centre and the entry forms are out now. Applications are invited from teams from the Castleisland area interested in taking part. One Day Only TheRead more…

St. Mary’s Basketball Club News Round-Up

St. Mary’s Basketball Club News Round-Up

It was a busy week for St. Mary’s Basketball Club. There was a big push on to get games played as the end of the season is fast approaching. By Liz Galwey One of the highlights of the week was the win by the club’s U-12 Girls Division three team which had a one pointRead more…

Pres Girls Capture All Ireland Schools League Title

Pres Girls Capture All Ireland Schools League Title

I don’t know if anyone in Castleisland ever did a head count on the amount of locals in possession of All-Ireland medals in the region. It is a count that would have to be updated on a very regular basis as the second level schools in town just keep coaching and encouraging their pupils toRead more…

St. Mary’s Basketball Club Notes

St. Mary’s Basketball Club Notes

St. Mary’s Basketball Club’s Division two men engaged in a thrilling clash in the cup semi-final on Thursday. St. Mary’s 1 took on St. Mary’s 2 in a Castleisland derby game that went down to the wire. St. Mary’s 2 came out on top and progress to the final. St. Mary’s 1. 63 – St.Read more…