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Club Flag Day
Nov 23, 2015, 5:43 pm


Ballincollig Basketball Club would like to thank the people of Ballincollig and surrounding area's who contributed to our annual Flag Day collection last weekend.  Also thanks to all those involved in the club who gave up their time to carry out the collection. 

CLUB FLAG DAY - November 20th & 21st 2015
Nov 9, 2015, 12:16 pm

Collectors are needed for our club Flag Day in Ballincollig Town Centre on Friday 20th November 2015 and Saturday 21st November 2015. 

Each collector will be allocated a time slot of 1 to 2 hours in the rota of collection points around Ballincollig.  Please contact Ken Quinn or any member of the Fundraising Committee or your Team Coach if you are available to help out that day or you can email your contact details to and we will get back to you.

Used Clothing Collection
Nov 8, 2015, 11:44 pm

Ballincollig Basketball Club are having a Used Clothing Collection during training times in the Sportlann at Coláiste Choilm from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday 13th November 2015 and from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday 14th November 2015. Time to carry out that cleanup you've been meaning to do for the last 5 years, de-clutter that wardrobe and get all those old clothes, bed linen, curtains, lap-tops and mobile phones down to Ballincollig Basketball Club. This is open to anyone in Ballincollig and not just club members.  

Boys Match Reports
Nov 8, 2015, 11:28 pm

It was a busy weekend for our U16A boys with matches on both Saturday and Sunday. Saturdays game saw the boys play host to Limerick Lions. Ballincollig played well from the beginning. A strong start on defence set the tone early and the boys pushed on from there forcing turnovers to create scoring opportunities. It was a disciplined and efficient performance on both ends of the floor throughout and the boys managed a comfortable win in the end. Fine defensive performances from Eoin O' Reilly and the Murphy brothers Jack and Hugh. Isaac James, Micheal Lynch, Oisin McCormack and Gareth Blount all turned solid contributions into a good team effort.

Sundays game was a much tougher proposition as the boys were away to Limerick Celtics and travelled with only 5 players. However in a stroke of luck one of our U14s Sean O Flynn was in the hall and stepped in at the last minute to give the lads some much needed help off the bench. Another solid days work from the lads gave them another win in what were difficult circumstances. The boys played through some sticky patches to earn a hard fought win against a physically bigger side and played some great basketball in doing so. Well done to all involved in a great weekends work.


Our U18 Boys also played Limerick Lions. After a slow start where Limerick got an early lead, Ballincollig came into the game with great shooting from Josh Ngai and Dylan Corkery showing our intentions. We led by 14 points at half time and dominated the second half to win on a score line of 96 points to 66.


Ladies Match Reports
Nov 2, 2015, 2:52 pm

U14B Girls started their season with two games over the weekend.  On Saturday they played Carrig na bhFear in Whitechurch and gave a great performance. In the first quarter they stunned the opposition with a skilful display. The second quarter saw us struggle against a physically stronger team. The final quarters saw Ballincollig come to grip with Carrig na bhFear and narrowed the gap but could not get ahead to win. A great performance that showed lots of promise.

The following day they travelled to Ballinlough to play St Anthony’s.  This time is was a tough first quarter with St Anthony’s holding the edge. The second quarter saw Ballincollig's greater teamwork gain the initiative and take the lead. We extended our lead in the third quarter but signs of tiredness was starting to show. Two hard game for a young squad on consecutive days was always going to be hard. St. Anthony’s narrowed the lead but our girls fought hard to hold on for a fully deserved win. A tremendous win that was got though great teamwork and skill by the whole squad.


An under strength U15 squad travelled to St Anthony’s and were no match for the home side. Despite fielding a weakened side Ballincollig girls never gave up and played with great spirit against the odds.


Div 1 Ladies played Carrig na bhFear in a thrilling game in Whitechurch.   Ballincollig couldn’t buy a score in the first quarter no matter how hard they tried. Second quarter saw a display of three point shooting from Ballincollig that had the scores level at half time.

The lead changed hands numerous time in the third and fourth quarter. Ballincollig had the score level once again with four seconds remaining in the game only for their opponents to score on the buzzer to snatch victory in the cruellest manner.


Boys Match Reports
Nov 2, 2015, 2:50 pm

The Under 18 Boys team played Limerick Lakers away last Sunday. We started the match strongly and had a 15 point lead after the first quarter. Good performances from Dylan Corkery and David Finn helped us greatly. We then gave all the players a good game and eventually won on a score line of 90 points to 30. Top scorers were Michael O' Sullivan (22 ), Dylan Corkery (18) and Josh Ngai (15). We now have 2 wins from 2 games and are looking forward to a National Cup fixture in Dublin on 7th & 8th November.


It was a busy week for the Ballincollig Men's Division 1 team as they played 3 matches in the space of 7 days.   Things got off to a flyer with a 14 point win against Mallow in the league in the Parochial Hall. A combination of strong work inside from Neil O'Sullivan and Stephen Coughlan combined with accurate shooting from Shane Mooney and Dylan Corkery gave Ballincollig the edge over the men from North Cork. On Wednesday the team travelled to Limerick to play Limerick Celtics in the National Cup. It would prove to be a disappointing night as the team relinquished a 15 point lead and ultimately outscored by 52-45 points by their hosts. The week ended on a down beat note as Ballincollig were once again edged out in a tight encounter against Neptune at Neptune Stadium on Friday night. Ballincollig put in another strong team performance only to see their host finish strongly to record a 5 point win. The team will enjoy a two week break before their next fixture as they search for a way to turn these tight defeats into crucial wins.

Ladies Match Reports
Oct 26, 2015, 1:33 am

Great fun was had by the Under 10 Ballincollig girls in their first basketball tournament of the year. We had 14 girls who played in 3 games with all girls getting loads of game time versus Brunell, Fr. Matthews and Cobh. For some girls there were butterflies before their first game as they had never played a competitive game before. However, once they got a taste of playing, they wanted to play all the time. It was a very enjoyable day with some brilliant team play on offence and defence and a good start to the year. They represented the club brilliantly.


Our Under 16 team made the trip to Bantry on last Thursday evening.

With only 6 girls on the bench compared with 18 for the home team we expected a close match. However Ballincollig started at a blistering pace and soon built up a comfortable lead. They continued in this fashion throughout the match eventually running out winners with 20 points to spare. 

Boys Match Reports
Oct 26, 2015, 1:32 am

It was a case of 3rd time lucky for the Men's Division 1 team as they recorded their first win of the season against Mallow last Friday. Ballincollig started well going 8 up after the first quarter thanks to big efforts from Neil O'Sullivan and Stephan Coughlan. The team never looked back from that point on and, with some good shooting from Dylan Corkery and Shane Mooney they stretched the lead further. Thanks to a good all round team performance they went on to win by 14 points. Next up is the National Cup game on Wednesday against Limerick Celtics.


Our Under 16A boys visited Limerick Lakers for the second game of their league campaign. Despite having just six players for the trip they secured their second win of the season. This was another good team performance particularly on defence with all six players contributing to restrict Lakers. Good ball movement on the other end created plenty of scoring opportunities. The lads finished well to eventually run out comfortable winners. Another good effort from all involved.


Ladies Match Reports
Oct 20, 2015, 10:57 am

The Ladies Senior team played Glanmire in the Premier League . It was a game where we were missing a number of players due to injuries and the list got longer at this game. The first half was a close encounter between two very committed sides. We lost one player to injury in the opening minute who will miss a number of weeks. Early in the third quarter we suffered the loss of two more players. Despite these setbacks the team continued to play good basketball. Fatigue effected the players in the fourth quarter and Glanmire won the game.


Our Division 1 Ladies also played Glanmire in their first outing this season. This is a young team made up of players from the U18B team of last year. They opened strongly and controlled the first half without it showing on the scoreboard. The longer the game went on the physically stronger and more experienced opponents worked their way back into the game. Ballincollig were not good enough on the night to win, but showed plenty of promise and will be in the mix at the end of the season.


Our 16B Girls entertained Carrig na bhFear in Coláiste Choilm on Friday night. Our visitors started the game in explosive form and Ballincollig were stunned by the running game of the opposition. The Ballincollig girls never gave up and kept trying even though the going was tough. It wasn’t until the third quarter that everything started to fall into place with the home side making substantial inroads into the Carrig na bhFear lead . While the fourth quarter performance was tremendous, we ran out of time and couldn’t get the victory they deserved. This team have great teamwork and are training hard and will get their reward in the future that they fully deserve.


Boys Match Reports
Oct 20, 2015, 10:56 am

The Boys Under 16A team has a very good opening to their season. They gave a fine team performance playing good basketball at both ends of the floor to comfortably beat Father Matthews. It was a great start for new players Gareth Blount and Gavin Burke. With solid contributions from Eoin O' Reilly, Micheal Lynch, Oisin McCormack, Isaac James and Hugh Murphy we have plenty to look forward to in the coming season with this kind of effort.

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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Fr. Mathews vs Ballincollig Ladies PRM
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 9:00 pm
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Ballincollig Girls U16B vs Bantry
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 7:30 pm
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Lee Valley vs Ballincollig Girls U12B
Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 11:00 am
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Lee Valley vs Ballincollig Girls U14B
Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 12:00 pm
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Ballincollig Girls U12B vs Carrig na bhFear
Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 10:30 am
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