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Nov 18, 2014, 5:24 pm




Ladies Senior team who were the first Senior Team in the club history to win a SENIOR NATIONAL CUP game and qualify for a Quarter Final game v Meteors of Dublin .

Nov 12, 2014, 6:42 pm

U18 Womens National Cup Team - Dublin 8th-9th November


Under 18 Tournament
Nov 4, 2014, 5:06 pm
Ballincollig Basketball Club wishes the best of luck to the Under 18
boys & girls teams who are heading to Dublin for the National Cup
qualifications tournament this weekend.  Also best wishes to our
Ladies Senior team who play Tolka Rovers in the Senior National Cup
next weekend in Dublin.

Ballincollig Players on Cork and Irish Teams
Nov 4, 2014, 5:02 pm
Congratulations to Ballincollig Players
Well done to the Cork schools teams who won the U15 Schools All Ireland
and the following Ballincollig players who made the Cork and Irish squads
- Jennifer Nyagaya,Caitlin Quinn, Eoin O'Reilly and Jack Murphy. 
Also congratulations to Michael Lynch and Dylan Church who
played on the Cork teams.

Annual Flag Day
Oct 7, 2014, 9:41 am

CLUB FLAG DAY - November 15th 2014


Collectors are needed for our club Flag Day in Ballincollig Town Centre from 9am - 5.30pm on Saturday 15th November 2014.  Each collector will be allocated a time slot of 1 to 2 hours in the rota of collection points around Ballincollig.  Please contact a 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.


Match Reports
Oct 6, 2014, 12:27 am

It’s been a busy time for our Ladies section.


Premier Ladies who travelled to Mallow a venue that is always hard to get a win.  After a slow start we settled and were five behind at half time. We were still two down entering the last quarter. We won by five points in what was a well deserved victory.


18B were also in Mallow and the game was similar to the Premier game.

While playing well we were losing by four at the start of the fourth quarter. Showing tremendous team work we won by two points.

Overall a good night works in Mallow.


12B played Blue Demons and came away with a very convincing win.

Showing great skill they led for the entire game. 16B went to Bandon to take on Lee Valley. Despite been short a number of players they gave their opponents a good game.  They put in a great effort before losing by five points.


Premier Ladies were up against Glanmire in their second game in three day. After their exertions in Mallow they lost to a superior Glanmire team, who were sharper on the day.


U14A girls were in Midleton to take on the home side.  Midleton girls were no match for a rampant Ballincollig side that showed great promise for the season ahead.


In Colaiste Choilm on Sunday 14A playing their second game in two days found their opponents Fr Mathews difficult to handle. We stayed with Fr Mathews until half time, but tiring limbs in the third quarter saw the game slip away. Once again the girls can take a lot of positives from the game.


12B hosted St Colms from Limerick on Sunday. With a large squad of players and taking on a physically stronger team we struggled.

However with all players getting court time and never giving up this young side gave as good as they got before losing.


U15 girls had their first outing of the season playing St Colms. Showing great determination and lots of good team work they easily overcame their opponents. There was never any doubt of the final result as Ballincollig were always in command.

Sep 23, 2014, 9:31 am
Church Gate Collection
Ballincollig Basketball Club would like to thank the people of Ballincollig for
their support of our annual Church Gate Collection which took place
on last weekend.


Sponsorship from Ballincollig Credit Union

We would also like to thank Ballincollig Credit Union for their generous sponsorship of the club.  Their contribution will help some of our younger members to experience the sport of basketball.


Sep 23, 2014, 9:16 am



A combined squad of our Div 2 and Senior Ladies played in the St Colm’s 50th Anniversary Tournament in Limerick on

last Saturday.  Teams taking part were UL Huskies, Killorgin, Newport, St Colm’s Saints, St Colm’s Scholar’s and Ballincollig.


Our first game was against Colm’s Scholar’s and with a combined team we took a while to gel. Down by four at half time we

were happy with our performance.  The second half saw us up the tempo and controlled the game. Unfortunately we didn’t

convert our chances and lost by four. The disappointment of losing a game that was ours for the taking was obvious for all to see.


The second game against Newport was a game that both teams had to win to progress to the play offs.  A determined Ballincollig

side showed a better team effort to be level at half time.  It was a tight game until midway through the second half when

Ballincollig took the lead and were comfortable winners.  We qualified as runners up in our section for a semi final against

St Colm’s Saints who had won their section convincingly.  This was our third game in the space of three hours and we were feeling

the effects of our previous games. However Ballincollig were well warmed up at this stage and came out of the blocks firing on all cylinders. 

Our opponents were shell shocked by the intensity of the play and struggled for most of the first half. We lead at the break by seven points.

Colms rallied in the second half but couldn’t overcome a determined Ballincollig side.


Next up was the final against St Colms Scholars who defeated UL Huskies in their semi final.  Ballincollig went into the final with the team

 blending nicely and improving with every game. The only worry was the long break we had between the Semi final and final and the

tremendous effort the team had already put in.  In a tough first half Ballincollig took the lead and looked in control with a lead of six points

at the break. The start of the second half saw a complete turnaround with Colms taking complete control by scoring three un- answered baskets.

Ballincollig looked tired and were struggling to stay in the game. In a game with a running clock we were running out of time.  When the response

came, one would have to wonder how the team still had the energy to even play.  A basket by Rebecca and a great assist by Aobha to Clodagh

for a score and we were up and running again.  With less than two minutes on the clock we trailed by five points.  Aimee grabbed a great

defensive rebound and Jen finished the fast break, an immediate turnover led to a basket by Jen.  Our pressure on Colms led to more turnovers

and Catherine converted one of two free throws to level the score.


With the scores level and twenty eight seconds on the clock Jahna had two free throws.  NO PRESSURE.  Jahna converted the two throws and

we were in the lead by two points.  The final seconds saw Ballincollig pressure force another turnover and we ran down the clock to win an amazing game.

The scenes at the end showed how much it meant to the team and the way it was won showed great character.


Team; Aimee Nugent, Catherine O’Toole, Jahna Hilliard, Jen Dinan , Aobha Hickey, Clodagh O’Driscoll, Rebecca Buckley. Rachel Pueyo.



Training Schedule
Sep 15, 2014, 2:06 pm
The full schedule of training times is as follows:-
Boys training schedules;  
U9/10 Friday 5-6pm                                                                                              
U11    Thursday 5-6pm                                                                                           
U12    Saturday  4-5pm                                                                                       
U13    Monday 5-6pm & Thursday 6-7pm                                                                
U14    Monday 6-7pm & Wednesday 6-7.15pm         
U16    Monday 7-8pm & Wednesday 7.15-8.15pm                                                
U18    Monday 8-9pm & Wednesday 8.15-9.30pm                                                  
Div. 1 Monday 9-10pm & Thursday 8-9.15pm                                                        
Ladies training schedules ;
U6/U7      Saturday  10-11am
U8/U9      Saturday 11-12md
U12/14C  Saturday 12-1pm
U14         Friday 6.15-7.30pm
U15         Tuesday 5-6.15pm
U16          Friday 7.30-9pm
U18         Tuesday 6.15-7.30pm
Seniors    Tuesday 7.30-9pm

Annual Fun Day 2014
Sep 15, 2014, 2:01 pm

Annual Fun Day

The club held their Annual Fun Day in Colaiste Choilm, Ballincollig on last Sunday 14th September 2014 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.  A great day was enjoyed by the large attendance and members were able to meet their coaches and register with the club and Basketball Ireland for the coming year. If anyone was unable to attend and would like further information on joining the club, they can contact us by email at

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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