Oct 09 2023

Basketball Ireland U14 boys academy programme selections confirmed following trial days

The players who will take part in the 2023/24 Basketball Ireland U14 Girls Academy have been selected, and can be viewed at the bottom of this page. Basketball Ireland wishes to thank all players that attended the Talent Identification Sessions, especially for the effort made by each and every player in the sessions.


If your child has been selected and you wish to accept the place, please read the information below.

Academy place confirmation and registration

This year we will be using a new system across the entire academy and International teams called XPS. This system can be downloaded to any mobile phone, tablet or computer. It will allow parents, players and coaches to communicate on a much quicker and safer platform. XPS will allow communication between parents and players, it will allow training plans to be shared from academy coaches, all session information will appear on XPS, session plans and video analysis can also be shared on XPS. On top of this all players will have access to huge a library of basketball drills to cover anything in the game and a similar library of strength and conditioning exercises. As this is a new system it will take a little while to get used to all the functions that it offers but the basics of getting registered and using the calendar are all very simple. For those that want to learn more you will receive links for the online tutorials.

How to get XPS?

On Tuesday 10th of October all selected players will receive an email from Sideline Sports to the parents email address used to register them for the talent ID session. This email may go to your junk email so please check all inboxes. If for any reason you have not received the email by close of business Tuesday, please email Matt on and include the players name, region and parents’ email. We will be prioritizing these emails for this period so please include the correct information.

Once you receive the email, please download the application and login with the details contained in the email. You will then be taken to a registration page within he app. Please complete all information requested carefully as this will be used for your child’s profile. Once this form is completed you don’t have to do anything further for the time being.

Deadline for accepting the academy place?

We ask that all parents register their child no later than the close of business this coming Friday 14th of October. After this time, we will mark the player as not accepting a place on the academy.

Change to 1st session date

Please note that due to the Bank Holiday at the end of October, the first academy sessions will take place on the weekend of November 4th/5th. All session time, dates and venues will still appear on the academy page of the website and will also appear on the calendar of your XPS app.

With 400 players at this age group across the country we rely on information being correct on the database.

If you do not wish to take up this place in the academy, please let us know by completing this quick form so we can give the place to someone else.

To confirm your child does not wish to attend the academy:


To focus fully on running the academy, we need to cut down on email traffic so for this coming season all information will be published on the Basketball Ireland website via the Academy page which can be found here:

Please bookmark this link on your browser and check at regular intervals. 

 Basketball Ireland Academy Page

All information on the coaching staff, session calendar, gyms and times will still appear on the academy page of the website should anyone need it but all communications for players who register for the academy should now go through the XPS network app.

Once again we have an excellent group of coaches with a lot of experience, enthusiasm and knowledge in order to raise the standard of coaching and playing.

Under the academy head coaches Martin McGettrick and Ciaran O’Sullivan, the regional head coaches and their staff will be coaching from a syllabus put together to improve the standard of the players and give them the knowledge they will need to play basketball at an elite level.

Below you will see the confirmed players selected to each academy along with a code next to each player.

  • Please use this code along with the players’ names for communication especially when it comes to online payments.
  • The payment system will be sent out by email and put on the website in the coming weeks once we get registrations completed.

The cost of Academy is €220 for the year up until the end of May which includes the players academy vest.

As already communicated, we do intend to hold a two day,  one night camp which will be optional but will carry an extra charge, we are trying to secure a new venue and once that is finalised we will communicate this.  


To make sure all issues are covered, and we are able to answer any questions quickly, please check messages and calendars on XPS network as well as checking the academy pages on the website for all information first before sending emails.

  • If the answer is not there and it is about a training session or confirming you cannot make something please communicate to the head coach of your regional academy via XPS network.

You will have a direct link to the academy Head coach and administrative staff for each region via the XPS app.

  • If you have a payment question once we send out details them please contact BI accounts through Michelle Dermody
  • For general questions that are not answered on the website and don’t relate to any of the above please contact Matthew Hall for Regional Academy questions. 

Basketball Ireland U14 Boys Academies 2023/24: Player Selection

Basketball Ireland Academy Scholarship Application Process

Deadline for applications 21st of October 2023.

There are 26 Elite scholarships that will be awarded at the end of the year based on coaches feedback on players from the under 14 and under 15 age groups.

We also have 22 full scholarships for economically disadvantaged families to be shared across the under 14 age group with a further 14 being available to the under 15 age group. These may be split into some half scholarships depending on circumstances and the number of worthy applications we receive.

The idea behind these scholarships is to ensure that no talented basketball players miss out on joining the academy due to the financial requirements involved. Our aim is to help financially those most in need of assistance, so we hope parents will apply in confidence if help is required.

The deadline for applications is 21st of October and we will reply to all applications to confirm if you are successful or not no later that Wednesday 26th of October.

We will be sending out payment details to all those that have registered on the academy as soon as possible after this date.

Applications are by way of form only.

 Scholarship Application Form

U14 Boys | North West

Code Name Last Club
NW1 Isaac Murphy Letterkenny Blaze
NW2 Oscar Diffily Ballintubber Bulls
NW3 Thomas Battles Boyle Basketball Club
NW4 Ryan Wynne Boyle Basketball Club
NW5 Ryan Cranwell Letterkenny Blaze
NW6 Mark Mc Brearty Letterkenny Blaze
NW7 Conn McGettigan Letterkenny Blaze
NW8 Diarmuid  Whelan Sligo All stars 
NW9 John McLoughlin Letterkenny Blaze
NW10 Donagh Bigley Kiltimagh Giants
NW11 Conor McDaid  Letterkenny Blaze
NW12 Rónan Byrne Sligo All Stars
NW13 Cristofer Maniti Letterkenny Blaze
NW14 Tadhg  Cesena Wynne  Mohill
NW15 Josh  Brennan Donegal Town BC
NW16 Iarla Cassidy Donegal Town BC
NW17 Odhran Cox Donegal Town
NW18 Jay Cullen Donegal town
NW19 Alex Cummins Sligo All Stars
NW20 Aaron Gallagher Mulroy hoops
NW21 Senán Gallagher  Abbey Vocational school 
NW22 David  Kalu EJ All Stars Sligo
NW23 Presley  Mc Brearty  Donegal Town BC
NW24 Darragh  Mc Gowan  Ballyshannon 88ers
NW25 James McGonigle Sligo All Stars
NW26 Michael  McMorrow  Ballyshannon 88ers
NW27 Daire O Donnell  Donegal town BC
NW28 Aaron Perry Donegal Town 
NW29 Max van Someren Sligo All Stars
NW30 Joseph  Williams Ballyshannon 88ers
NW31 Konrad Zdrojewski Sligo All-Stars

U14 Boys | South-West

Code Players Name Last Club / School
SWB1 Shea Bowler Gaelscoil Tra Li
SWB2 Rory Bowler St Brendans Tralee 
SWB3 Luke Clancy St Paul’s Killarney
SWB4 Noah Clifford  Rathmore Ravens
SWB5 Jack  Cotter  Limerick Celtics 
SWB6 Callum Cox Killarney Cougars
SWB7 Alan Crkon Limerick lions
SWB8 Seán Crowley Limerick Celtics
SWB9 Donnacha  Cummins Limerick lions
SWB10 Fionn Doorley St. Joseph's Basketball
SWB11 Mason Fitzpatrick  Limerick Celtics
SWB12 Luke  Foley Killarney Cougars
SWB13 Adam  Galvin Killarney Cougars
SWB14 Liam  Galvin  St Joseph’s Duagh
SWB15 Arsenij Gurjanov Chantemirov  Nenagh Warriors 
SWB16 Domas  Kasparavicius Limerick Celtics 
SWB17 Patrick  Kelly Limerick Lions
SWB18 Lucas  Lumanlan Nenagh Warriors 
SWB19 Kieran Moloney St. Paul's Killarney
SWB20 Luke  Moran Limerick Celtics 
SWB21 Cillian Moynihan Rathmore Ravens
SWB22 Olly  O Shea St. Mary’s Castleisland 
SWB23 Darragh  O sullivan St. Mary’s Castleisland 
SWB24 Ben Pierce  St.Brendans
SWB25 Nick Pliesmanis Limerick Lions 
SWB26 Oscar Shire  Limerick Celtics
SWB27 Liam Troude St Joseph’s Duagh
SWB28 Alan  Twardowski Limerick Celtics 
SWB29 Dovydas  Venckunas   Limerick Celtics
SWB30 Jeevan  Vijandran  Limerick Celtics 
SWB31 Jack Walsh Limerick Lions
SWB32 Rian Weldon St Paul’s Killarney

U14 Boys | South

Code Players Name Last Name Club / School
SB1 Matthew  Afonso  Clonakilty CC
SB2 Charlie Barry Blue Demons BC
SB3 Calvin Blake Neptune BC
SB4 Kail Borecki Ballincollig BC
SB5 Rory Bradley St Anthonys School
SB6 Conor Bree Youghal Basketball Club
SB7 Danny Bruhn Blue Demons BC
SB8 Jack Burke Blue Demons BC
SB9 Aidan Carney Cobh BC
SB10 Ciarán  Clancy  Cobh BC
SB11 Tommy Coakley Ballincollig BC
SB12 Ryan Crean Blue Demons BC
SB13 Harry Curran Bantry
SB14 Noah Dorgan Cobh BC
SB15 Adeolu George-Buckley East Cork Glenmary
SB16 Darragh  Glavey East Cork Glenmary
SB17 Donagh Hartnett  Kanturk Basketball Club
SB18 Michael  Hayden Bantry
SB19 Teodor Iwaszuk Ballincollig BC
SB20 Adam  Jasionek  Ballincollig BC
SB21 Sean Kelleher Cobh BC
SB22 Aidan Keogh Neptune BC
SB23 Tom  Lane Kanturk Basketball Club
SB24 Zack Lehane  Blue Demons BC
SB25 Zinedine Louadah Carrigaline BC
SB26 Isaiah Lubogo  Labanga
SB27 Davin Mckeown Neptune BC
SB28 Harish Natchimuthu  Labanga
SB29 Darragh O Cathasaigh East Cork Glenmary
SB30 Urla Ó hUrnaí Ballincollig BC
SB31 John O'Brien Youghal Basketball Club
SB32 Isaac O'Neill Ballincollig BC
SB33 Mihai Onofrei Blue Demons BC
SB34 Kyle Sheehan Ballincollig BC
SB35 Konrad Stanczak Ballincollig BC
SB36 Rhys Thomas Blue Demons BC
SB37 Charlie  Downey Bantry BC
SB38 Ronan O'Riordan Ballincollig BC
SB39 Aidan O'Neill Ballincollig BC
SB40 Theo Carney Cobh BC

U14 Boys | West

Code Players Name Last Club / School
WB1 John Brennan Maree BC
WB2 Conan Burke Clare Cascaders
WB3 Jack Cleary Maigh Cuilinn
WB4 Conor Cormican Maigh Cuilinn
WB5 Ethan Downey Annaghdown BC
WB6 Craig  Fahy Corrib BC
WB7 Noah Griffin Maigh Cuilinn
WB8 Séamus Hayes Maigh Cuilinn
WB9 Samuel Hresko Titans BC
WB10 Cillian Hunt Titans BC
WB11 Lee Keane Claregalway BC
WB12 Sebastian  le Clos Bearna BC
WB13 Daniel Le Duigou-Etayo Maree BC
WB14 Daniel Loughlin Titans BC
WB15 Luke Mcdonnell  Claregalway BC
WB16 Miguel  Mercado-Sullivan Titans BC
WB17 Henry O Toole  Maigh Cuilinn
WB18 Finn O’Reilly Claregalway BC
WB19 Gavin Olayemi Maree BC
WB20 Patryk Pieczara Titans BC
WB21 Conor Potito Titans BC
WB22 Liam Potito Titans BC
WB23 Thomas  Riordan  Claregalway BC
WB24 Liam Shine Titans BC
WB25 Neven Sosas-ONeill Titans BC
WB26 Ciaran Staunton Titans BC
WB27 Dylan  Sweeney  Corrib BC
WB28 Dara Walsh  

U14 Boys | East North

Code Players Name Last Club  / School
ENB1 David  Antonov Kilbarack Kubs
ENB2 Muhammad Ayornu Tolka Rovers
ENB3 Michael Jerry Boylan St Vincent’s Basketball Club
ENB4 Will Clarke Tolka Rovers
ENB5 Sam Coffey Dublin Sonics
ENB6 Joshua Colgan Ongar Chasers 
ENB7 Finn Collins Donabate BC
ENB8 Luke  Collins Malahide BC
ENB9 Charlie  Doherty  Killester BC
ENB10 Emmet Donohue St Vincent’s Basketball Club
ENB11 Conor Doyle Malahide BC
ENB12 Scott Egan Malahide BC
ENB13 Sean Fallon St Vincent’s Basketball Club
ENB14 James Fanning Tolka Rovers
ENB15 Jacob Kamenicky Byrne Tolka Rovers
ENB16 Kamil Kopaczynski  
ENB17 Gabriel Lamour Tridents BC
ENB18 David Lawless  Tridents BC
ENB20 Lóchán Mac Criostail Tridents BC
ENB21 Abraham Josh Marzan Tolka Rovers
ENB22 Conor McDermott Killester
ENB23 Matthew McDonald St Vincent’s Basketball Club
ENB24 Ryan  Mullen Malahide BC
ENB25 Sean  Murphy  Malahide BC
ENB26 Harry Murray Malahide BC
ENB27 Sean Nathan Tolka Rovers
ENB28 Daniel Nicoli Kilbarrack Kubs
ENB29 Ollie  O'Callaghan  Donabate BC
ENB30 Kevin  O'Leary Donabate BC
ENB31 Matthew Partridge Swords Basketball Club
ENB32 Fergal Rogers Killester BC
ENB33 Nathan Sibley Malahide BC
ENB34 TJ  Smith Costello  Malahide BC
ENB35 Evan Smith  
ENB36 Jack  Troy Kilbarrack Kubs

U14 Boys | East South

Code Name Surname Club
ESB1 Conor Bates Dublin Raiders BC
ESB2 Ruairi  Baxter  Eanna BC
ESB3 Breen Bell  Eanna BC
ESB4 Harley Brunker  Dublin Raiders BC
ESB5 Jamie  Charles Eanna BC
ESB6 Harry Clarke Templeogue Basketball Club
ESB7 Rian  Comerford Eanna BC
ESB8 Tommy  Conroy-Roche Tempelogue Basketball Club
ESB9 Jamal  Cooke Tempelogue Basketball Club
ESB10 Michael  Dempsey Eanna BC
ESB11 Bobby  Doyle  Eanna BC
ESB12 Timothy Ermantano Oblates BC
ESB13 Cian Fickett Dublin Raiders BC
ESB14 Jamie  Geary Templeogue Basketball Club
ESB15 Tony Glaholm Oblates BC
ESB16 Oran Higgins Templeogue Basketball Club
ESB17 Michael Houlihan Eanna BC
ESB18 Ryan Kelly Eanna BC
ESB19 Filipe Kemmerich Azevedo Dublin Raiders BC
ESB20 Dax Long Dublin Raiders BC
ESB21 Robin Markus Manlapat Oblates BC
ESB22 Conor McCashin Dublin Raiders BC
ESB23 Ky McDonnell Tempelogue Basketball Club
ESB24 Ross  McGrath Templeogue Basketball Club
ESB25 James  McKeown  Eanna BC
ESB26 Conor Murray Templeogue Basketball Club
ESB27 Muhamed Fadi  Muslem Oblates BC
ESB28 Benj Nadurata Dublin Raiders BC
ESB29 Ryan  Nolan  Ongar Chasers
ESB30 Adam Nutley Dublin Raiders BC
ESB31 Corben O’Donohue  Eanna BC
ESB32 Dan  OSullivan Eanna BC
ESB33 Leon Prah Eanna BC
ESB34 Ronan Tighe Templeogue Basketball Club
ESB35 Owen Wynne Naas Serpants

U14 Boys | North

Code Players Name Last Club / School
NB1 Matthew Allen Our Lady & St Patrick’s College
NB2 Cormac Bryan Phoenix Basketball
NB3 Adam Byrne Dynamites BC
NB4 Joe  Devlin Belfast Star
NB5 Finn Doherty Hazelwood Hawks BC
NB6 Oliver  Donnelly Belfast Star
NB7 Jhake Richard Gallo Phoenix Basketball
NB8 Justin Gritenas Cavan Lakers BC
NB9 Dallan Holman Phoenix Basketball
NB10 Dylan  Hughes Belfast Star
NB11 Matthew  Lennon Muckno Lakers
NB12 Fionn Marley Belfast Star
NB13 Aaron John Marra Dynamites BC
NB14 Michael Mc Ardle Muckno Lakers
NB15 Danny McCaughey Newry BC
NB16 Jonah McCracken Phoenix Basketball
NB17 Oliver McGeough Muckno Lakers
NB18 Guillermo  Munoz Baena  North Star
NB19 Cian  Nickel  Queens BC
NB20 Bobby O Brien Muckno Lakers
NB21 Tomas O'Donoghue East Cavan Eagles
NB22 Conor O'Reilly Carrick Cruisers
NB23 Arda Ozden Cavan Lakers BC
NB24 Ignas Pudenas  Wolves
NB25 Harry  Ronaghan Blackwater Steelers 
NB26 Tom Ronaghan Blackwater Steelers 
NB27 Matthew Wilson Phoenix Basketball

U14 Boys | South East

Code Players Name Last Club / School
SEB1 Ruadhán  Ball Waterford Vikings
SEB2 Cormac Crotty Sparks New Ross
SEB3 Dylan Cummins Old Leighlin Carlow
SEB4 Jack Doyle  Kikenny Stars
SEB5 Ross  Egan  Carlow Basketball 
SEB6 Bobby  Flynn Waterford Vikings
SEB7 Peter Hanlon Kikenny Stars
SEB8 Sean  Kelly Tipp Titans 
SEB9 Owen Killen Tipp Titans
SEB10 Laoch Leonard Baltinglass Bulldogs
SEB11 JJ Love Baltinglass Bulldogs
SEB12 Sean  McEvoy Bailtinglas Bulldogs
SEB13 Evan McLoughlin Baltinglass Bulldogs
SEB14 Karl Mullen Kikenny Stars
SEB15 Ben  Nolan Carlow Basketball 
SEB16 Aaron  Prout  South Tipp Titans
SEB17 Adam Prout  South Tipp Titans
SEB18 Denisas  Ribinskis  Carlow Basketball 
SEB19 Harry Smith Waterford Vikings
SEB20 Matthew Tuohy  Kikenny Stars
SEB21 Emmanuel  Folorunsho Sparks New Ross
SEB22 Fionn Ryan Berkeley Boys BC

U14 Boys | Midlands

Code Players Name Last Club / School
MB1 Logan Blake Tipp Talons
MB2 Diarmaid Callanan Tipp Talons
MB3 Jamie Connor Tipp Talons
MB4 Charlie Dempsey  North Kildare Eagles
MB5 Jack Doran Athlone BC
MB6 Jacob Foy Athlone BC
MB7 Bobby  Gannon  Athlone BC
MB8 Criss Geronimo Tipp Talons 
MB9 Ben Heffernan Portlaoise Panthers
MB10 Prince Iheme Portlaoise Panthers
MB11 Daniel  Ivanov Longford Phoenix
MB12 Caelan Keaveney Streete Warriors BC 
MB13 Nemanja  Kosanović  Athlone BC
MB14 Liam Mahon Streete Warriors
MB15 Daris  Mandal  Athlone BC
MB16 Calon Mannion  
MB17 Keelan Martin Athlone BC
MB18 Fionn Mcnie Tipperary knights
MB19 Daniel Murphy Athlone BC
MB20 Senan  O Connell  Portlaoise panthers 
MB21 Conor O'Brien Longford Phoenix
MB22 Sochima Onuorah Portlaoise Panthers
MB23 Giovanni  Osadolor  Portlaise Panthers
MB24 Kenny Perkin Athlone BC
MB25 Tomas Piskorowski Athlone BC
MB26 Tadhg Prendergast Ballyroan Bluestars
MB27 Arthur Sweeney North Kildare Eagles
MB28 John Walsh North Kildare Eagles
MB29 Noah Barbour Larrie Birds BC