Category Archives: St. Mary’s Baskeball Club

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…

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…

Castleisland is Ready for St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017

Castleisland is Ready for St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017

The street has been decorated and the permanent sound system is ready to go for the big event on Friday. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade here is set for the off at 1pm. from its regular blocks on Tralee Road. It will be led out again this year by the blood stirring strains of theRead 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…

Tommy’s Two Teams Qualify for Munster Games Finals

Tommy’s Two Teams Qualify for Munster Games Finals

Congratulations to the U-11 mixed and the girls U-13 teams and their coach, Tommy Dom O’Connor on their Kerry Community Games final wins recently. They now go forward to the Munster finals at the University of Limerick on April 2nd.  Well done also to club member, Jack Curran who won a Lee Strand Garda achievementRead more…

St.Mary’s Blitz – A Hugely Successful 47th Annual Tournament

St.Mary’s Blitz – A Hugely Successful 47th Annual Tournament

St. Mary’s Basketball Club’s 47th annual Christmas Blitz came to a close on Friday night. It was a huge success with 157 games played. All the games met their time obligations even though several went to overtime on finals day. The crowds exceeded all expectations, both St. John’s Hall and Castleisland Community Centre were veryRead more…

Killarney Cougars Tamed By Tigerish St. Mary’s

Killarney Cougars Tamed By Tigerish St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s Castleisland 62, Killarney Cougars 45 In what St. Mary’s coach, Conor Brosnan described as resembling a scene from a gladiatorial battle, both teams tried to get to grips with each other in the Hula Hoops Women’s National Intermediate Cup qualifying round in Castleisland on Sunday afternoon. The was also the matter of aRead more…