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Annual Fun Day
Aug 31, 2015, 3:46 pm

The club will be holding their Annual Fun/Registration Day in Coláiste Choilm on Sunday 13th September 2015 between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. All existing members and those considering joining are welcome to come along.

Welcome Back!
Aug 31, 2015, 3:45 pm

Ballincollig Basketball Club are back in action after those long lazy hot days of summer! We hope you enjoyed the break and are looking forward to getting back to basketball training and matches. Individual teams are being notified by their coaches about training times and a full list of times will be published in the Ballincollig Newsletter next Friday. All training takes place in the Sportlann in Coláiste Choilm. If anyone would like further information on joining the club, they can contact us by email at or phone Ken Quinn on 086/1636035 or Francis O' Sullivan on 087/2532671.  They are also welcome to come along to a training session to try out basketball as a sport.

Leaving Certificate Results
Aug 12, 2015, 9:32 am


Best wishes to all our players who get their Leaving Certificate results today.

End of Season Thanks
Jun 5, 2015, 3:09 pm

With the end of the season upon us, Ballincollig Basketball Club would like thank all those who helped us throughout the year. Thanks to the players for attendance at training and matches, the parents for getting them there, all the coaches, our generous sponsors, all those who helped with fundraising, our photographer (you know who you are), Coláiste Choilm for the use of their facilities and our committee members. We would also like to wish any of our members doing State exams the best of luck. Some training will continue through the summer and individual coaches will notify players where this is happening. We will be back after the summer and if anyone would like further information on joining the club, they can contact us by email at ballincollig.basketballclub In the meantime keep up the basketball practice, enjoy the holiday break and all the fine weather to come!

Annual Awards Ceremony
Jun 3, 2015, 1:43 pm

Our members turned out in style for our annual Awards Ceremony which was held in the Oriel House Hotel on Friday 29th May 2015 to celebrate another successful year in Basketball. Our Chairman Ken Quinn acted as MC for the announcement of the Club Member of the Year Awards at all age groups. The winners were as follows:-

Under 14 Girls - Jennifer Nyagaya

Under 15 Girls - Ava Lordan

Under 16 Girls - Rachel Moore

Under 18 Girls - Amy O' Sullivan

Division 2 - Emer Roche

Senior - Clodagh O' Driscoll

Under 14A Boys - Aaron Brady

Under 16A Boys - Stephen O' Shea

Under 16B Boys - Jack O' Connor

Under 18 Boys - Eliot Asemoto


Following the presentation of the awards some of the audience were willing to show that their skills on the dance floor were as good as those on the basketball court in the Boys v Girls Dance Off. While the girls were a little bit shy about their moves, the boys were not backward about coming forward and wowed the crowd with their talent to the music of "Let It Go" from Frozen. All the photos of the Award Ceremony can be viewed in the Photo Gallery on our website.

l members (U14 teams upwards) to join us to in celebrating another successful year in Basketball. Players

Annual Awards Night coming up fast
May 27, 2015, 5:37 pm

All matches have now been finished for the season and our members are looking forward to our annual Awards Ceremony for teams from Under 14 upwards to celebrate another successful year in Basketball. This will be held in the Oriel House Hotel on this Friday 29th May 2015 from 8 till late! Music, food and fun for all will be provided along with the announcement of the Club Member of the Year Awards at all age groups.  Tickets cost €10 per person or €30 per family and are available at the Coláiste Choilm Sportlann this evening between 6:30 & 7:30 or by contacting Ken Quinn.  l members (U14 teams upwards) to join us to in

Cork Ladies MVP Winners
May 19, 2015, 11:49 pm



Apr 14, 2015, 2:57 pm


Our U18B Girls won the league in a dramatic finish to their season with a win over Lee Valley. The title was won with victory in their last league game of the season. The match will live long in the memory of the players. The game lasted thirty seconds on the night but started last November. Back in November the game was abandoned with thirty seconds remaining due to a wet floor resulting in an injury to a player with the game tied at twenty seven points each. Both teams were on top of the league with one defeat each. The winners of the thirty seconds game would be crowned champions.

Ballincollig had the ball at the restart. They advanced the ball under pressure and attempted a shot which missed. Ballincollig won the rebound and attempted a shot only for the shooter to be fouled in the act. A shooting foul gave us two free throws and the Lee Valley coach called a time out to try and put pressure on the shooter. Fourteen seconds remained when the shooter stepped up to attempt shots that could decide an entire season work. The first shot swished the net for a score, giving us a point lead. Second shot hit the ring we gained the rebound and missed on the put back. With the clock running down Lee Valley advanced with the ball over the half way line. Ballincollig defence regrouped and after a hectic scramble regained control of the ball to see out the final seconds and take the win. The League was won due to a very committed squad of sixteen players who deserve their win for their efforts throughout a hard season.

Apr 5, 2015, 10:18 pm


Best of luck to Cork players and coaches tomorrow in UL.

Boys U14 Sean Mc Carthy,Hugh Murphy and Peter Leneghan.

Boys U17, David Finn,Daniel Sisk,Michael O'Sullivan,Lucas Smigelskis and team coach Kieran O'Sullivan.

Girls U18, Cliona Moore, Amy O'Sullivan and Alyson Enright.

U14 Girls coaches Kevin Murphy and George Meade.


IRISH U15 girls travel to France .

Best of luck to Caitlin Quinn and Jennifer Nyagaya who make the trip.


The club hopes everyone will enjoy their experience in UL and France



Apr 3, 2015, 11:44 am

A weekend of Championship Finals in Neptune Stadium saw Ballincollig ladies play in the Division 2 and Senior Finals. Both teams played their part in two of the best finals over the weekend.



Ballincollig v Donoughmore saw a game that went down to the wire.

With little between the teams in a tough first quarter Ballincollig trailed by one point. The second quarter saw Donoughmore increase their lead to five points with Ballincollig battling hard to stay in the game. The third quarter saw Ballincollig get into their stride and turned the deficit of five into a lead of one point entering the last quarter. Ballincollig held onto the lead until the final two minutes to when their opponents took the lead. Ballincollig pushed the opposition to the limit but failed by four points to get the victory their efforts deserve. Disappointed to lose this game, the team gave everything on the court and can be proud of their performance.



Ballincollig v Skibbereen was another hard fought game which has become the norm between these two sides. Skibbereen opened the scoring and edged the first quarter by three points. Ballincollig while staying in contention struggled to get their game to the level expected of them. Losing by six at half time Ballincollig went into the third quarter needing to up their game. They improved their position entering the fourth with an improved performance trailing by three.

While never playing to their potential Ballincollig continue to work hard. Living on scraps Ballincollig proved that if you keep working, the breaks will eventually come your way. Taking full advantage of the chances that came their way Ballincollig outscored their opponents by nine points in the final quarter to win the game by six points. A never say die attitude and a outstanding team ethic is the true strength of this team where all the squad played their part at different stages of the game.


Coach's Corner

Nov 3, 2010, 5:59 pm



Experts Dr John Bradley and Dr Tom Hill share their expertise and provide guidelines for coaches and parents on how best to prepare athletes (both junior and senior) for performance and recovery from performance.

Dr John Bradley is lecturer in Exercise Physiology and Coaching Science at UCC. Prior to UCC he worked as an Exercise Physiologist with the Scottish Institute of Sport, providing high performance support to elite Scottish and British athletes in a range of sports.

John has a particular research interest in athlete hydration and will share this expertise at the CTC forum.

John takes a practical approach to sports science making it relevant to athlete performance and coaches needs. His sports science background is supplemented with sporting experience as a competitive swimmer, representing Great Britain as a Senior International at numerous events.

He is currently a Technical Member of the Irish Institute of Sport, providing support for talented Irish athletes to ensure high performance and athletic achievement at the highest level.

Cork's Lisa Cummins, the long distance swimmer, who two years ago became the first Irish person to swim the English Channel both ways spending more than 35 hours in the water will give us a practical insight into her hydration and nutrition regime for training and competition.

Dr John's talk is entitled 'Hydration for athletes (and coaches)' and he will present a user-friendly guide to what to drink and when to drink it. Practical ways to judge if your athlete is hydrated will be discussed and the best drink for your athletes will be revealed

Very often athletes will seek nutrition advice from their coach. Dr Tom's talk entitled 'Eat to Compete: The coaches perspective' will practically examine how the coach can take a lead in implementing basic but effective nutrition strategies.

Dr Tom Hill is a registered nutritionist and part-time lecturer in Nutrition in the School of Food and Nutritional Science UCC. He has worked on diet and nutrition issues with players, athletes and teams across a range of sports including gaelic football, rugby, soccer, basketball, sailing and athletics.

He has also published numerous research articles and book chapters in nutrition and his main research interest is the role of nutrition in musculoskeletal health. He has played rugby for UCC and is currently involved in coaching youth rugby.

The very topical role of sports nutrition supplements will also be explored.

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