Oct 09 2023

Basketball Ireland U14 girls 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 Girls Academy 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 Girls | North West

Code Name Last name Club/ School
NW1 Alesha  Murray  Blaze Basketball 
NW2 Caragh Guckian Carrick Cougars
NW3 Anna Giles Mulroy Hoops
NW4 Éloise  Healy Donegal Town 
NW5 Grace Healy Boyle Basketball 
NW6 Amy Doherty Donegal town BC
NW7 Romy Byrne Donegal Town BC
NW8 Líle Kelly  Sligo All Stars 
NW9 Clodagh  Sweeney  Boyle basketball 
NW10 Aoibhin Cregg Boyle basketball club
NW11 Lucy  Faul Sligo All Stars 
NW12 Julianna  Gormley  Sligo all stars
NW13 Nina Nwankwo Letterkenny Blaze
NW14 Saoirse  Mc Goldrick  Boyle basketball club
NW15 Roise Kennedy Boyle Basketball club
NW16 Bláthnaid  Kilroy Boyle basketball club
NW17 Shayla Lannon Boyle basketball club
NW18 Rianne Robb Letterkenny Blaze
NW19 Ciara Mahony Letterkenny Blaze
NW20 Beth  McHale  Letterkenny Blaze
NW21 Síofra  Bonner  Letterkenny Blaze
NW22 Sarah Mc Glynn  Letterkenny Blaze
NW23 Blaithin O Meara  Sligo All Stars 
NW24 Therese Coyle Boyle Basketball club
NW25 Abbey  Giblin Sligo All Stars 
NW26 Emma  Ferry Letterkenny Blaze
NW27 Freya  Fitzpatrick Boyle basketball club
NW28 Eimear  Meehan Donegal Town Basketball Club
NW29 Alana McMonagle  Donegal Town Basketball Club

U14 Girls | South-West

Code Name Surname Club / School
SWG1 Gyte Andrijauskaite Limerick Celtics
SWG2 Lily Mae Bowler Tralee Magic
SWG3 Mia Boyle St Brendan's
SWG4 Kate Cantwell St Colms
SWG5 Beibhinn Collins Limerick Celtics
SWG6 Shauna Collins Vixens
SWG7 Abby  Crowley  Tralee Magic
SWG8 Eilbhe Cunneen St Colms
SWG9 Aideen Dwyer Cahirciveen
SWG10 Lauren Fitzgerald Springfield BC
SWG11 Éabha Hayes Limerick Celtics
SWG12 Megan Hehir Limerick Celtics
SWG13 Maggie Hilliard Ballybunion Wildcats
SWG14 Sarah Horkan Limerick Sport Huskies
SWG15 Lauren  Lawlor Tralee Magic
SWG16 Niamh Lynch Tralee magic
SWG17 Isabelle Lyons Killarney Cougars
SWG18 Aoibhínn  McNamara Moore  St Josephs
SWG19 Hollie Moore Limerick Sport Huskies
SWG20 Clodagh Morris St Brendan's
SWG21 Aisling  Murphy  St Brendan's
SWG22 Charlotte Noctor Limerick Celtics
SWG23 Siun O Brien St Josephs
SWG24 Megan  O Connor  Springfield
SWG25 Niamh O Rourke Limerick Celtics
SWG26 Eilis O’Neill Limerick Celtics
SWG27 Sophie O'Shea Killarney Cougars
SWG28 Evie O’Sullivan  Tralee Magic
SWG29 Arwen Platt Limerick Celtics
SWG30 Clodagh Quirke St Coleman’s Miltown
SWG31 Emma Ryan Limerick Celtics
SWG32 Faye Sheehan Limerick Celtics
SWG33 Emma Somers Limerick Celtics
SWG34 Milly Spillane Killarney Cougars
SWG35 Niamh Sweeney Limerick Celtics
SWG36 Amy Treacy St Colms
SWG37 Robyn Walsh Limerick Celtics
SWG38 Kamila  Wiczynska  Vixens
SWG39 Kay You Limerick Celtics
SWG40 Siún Kelly Limerick Celtics
SWG41 Aoife Kennelly Waterford Wildcays
SWG42 Lucy Ahern Vixens

U14 Girls | South

Code Players Name Last Club / School
SG1 Sophia Allen Cobh
SG2 Tara Brady Glanmire
SG3 Leah Brennan Glanmire
SG4 Isabella Brosnan Glanmire
SG5 Mia Carroll Mallow
SG6 Sarah Coughlan Glanmire
SG7 Rachel Delahunt Mallow
SG8 Maddison  Delaney  Ballincollig
SG9 Emma Dempsey Fr. Mathews
SG10 Aisleigh Finnegan Mallow
SG11 Abbie Geaney Glanmire
SG12 Isabelle Geary Cobh
SG13 Amy Harrington Glanmire
SG14 Rachel Hastings Gilley Cobh
SG15 Caoimhe  Hennessy Mallow
SG16 Ellie  Horgan Ballincollig 
SG17 Aoibhe Keating Ballincollig
SG18 Ava Keenan Glanmire
SG19 Emer Kiely Glanmire
SG20 Saoirse Lyons Brunell
SG21 Cerys  Mc Carthy Glanmire
SG22 Sarah McCormack  Mallow
SG23 Sophia Mulcaire Glanmire
SG24 Ruby Murphy Carrigaline
SG25 Faye Murphy Cobh
SG26 Aisling  Murphy  Ballincollig 
SG27 Isabelle  O'Callaghan Ballincollig 
SG28 Aoife O'Callaghan Glanmire
SG29 Lily O'Callaghan Mallow
SG30 Kalli O'Connell  Brunell
SG31 Faye O'Connor  Mallow
SG32 Carly O'Donoghue  Carrigaline
SG33 Saoirse  O'Driscoll  Brunell 
SG34 Aisling O'Leary Ballincollig 
SG35 Ava O'Mahony  Brunell
SG36 Lola O'Sullivan  Fr. Mathews
SG37 Ava O'Sullivan  Kanturk 
SG38 Zlata Ptashinskaia Ballincollig
SG39 Samantha  Roche  Glanmire
SG40 Naoise Ryan Cobh
SG41 Lucy Sheehan Mallow
SG42 Ava Sorensen Glanmire
SG43 Meabh  Wiley  Mallow
SG44 Sanne Connolly
SG45 Emma  Hodnett

U14 Girls | East North

Code Name Surname Club
ENG1 Saula   Castel Killester BC
ENG2 Jo-Ann Bourien Dublin Sonics
ENG3 Ema Bozic Killester BC
ENG4 Orla Brennan Killester BC
ENG5 Danielle  Brezak Sonics
ENG6 Molly buckley Killester BC
ENG7 emma Canning Malahide BC
ENG8 Eliyah Carr Malahide BC
ENG9 Eva Cleland  Malahide BC
ENG10 Aimee Crean  
ENG11 Thia Abigail  Dinesh Ongar Chasers 
ENG12 Kate  Fitzpatrick  Malahide BC
ENG13 Marta  Galej  Dublin Sonics 
ENG14 Emily Grogan Malahide BC
ENG15 Caoimhe Heneghan Malahide BC
ENG16 Sorcha Kelly Killester BC
ENG17 Laura  Leonard Malahide BC
ENG18 Tiya Libomi Killester BC
ENG19 Zena Mc Govern Killester BC
ENG20 Abbey McDade Ongar Chasers 
ENG21 Áine McShera  Ongar Chasers
ENG22 Olivia  Morris Malahide BC
ENG23 Clara Morris Malahide BC
ENG24 Kaelin  Murphy Malahide BC
ENG25 Emma  Murphy  Malahide BC
ENG26 Caoilinn O'Carroll Killester BC
ENG27 Lily O'Carroll  Killester BC
ENG28 Georgiana  Birca Ongar Chasers 
ENG29 Alanna  O'Loughlin  Malahide BC
ENG30 Ines Pereira Tridents
ENG31 Ellyn  Rashleigh  Killester BC
ENG32 Stella Reece-Okić Ongar Chasers
ENG33 Georgia Ryan Drogheda Wolves 
ENG34 Niveditha  Saji Swords BC
ENG35 Emma Serena Tridents
ENG36 Áine Sheerin Malahide BC
ENG37 Rachael Sinnott Tridents
ENG38 Polina Sultanova Killester BC
ENG39 Maddie  Temple DCU Mercy 
ENG40 Rosemarie  Walker  Malahide BC
ENG41 Charlotte Young Killester BC
ENG42 Ciara  Zurawska  Killester BC
ENG43 Ayotade Ademokun Drogheda Wolves 
ENG44 Jessica Clarke Drogheda Wolves
ENG45 Ellen McParland Malahide BC

U14 Girls | East South

Code Players Name Last Club / School
ESG1 Mysha Ali Dublin Raiders
ESG2 Emily Behan Templeogue BC
ESG3 Laoise Boyce Liffey Celtics
ESG4 Jessica Bree Meteors BC
ESG5 Abi  Brodrick  Dublin Raiders
ESG6 Eluisa  Burke Meteors BC
ESG7 Eve Byrne  Firhouse BC
ESG8 Aoife Collings Naas Serpents 
ESG9 Anna Conroy Kilcock Tigers BC
ESG10 Aoife Courtney  Dublin Lions
ESG11 Emily Delaney Firhouse BC
ESG12 Layane Didani Dublin Raiders
ESG13 Isabella  Dixon Dublin Lions
ESG14 Elle Dodson Meteors BC
ESG15 Rachel Doyle Liffey Celtics
ESG16 Taylor  Drury Meteors BC
ESG17 Mia Dunne Dublin Lions
ESG18 Sophia  Forster  Liffey Celtics
ESG19 Cayla Gallagher Firhouse BC
ESG20 Athulya Gireeshkumar Priyadarsini Dublin Raiders
ESG21 Ada Hanlon  Liffey Celtics
ESG22 Nia Harrington  Templeogue BC
ESG23 Pru Heffernan Templeogue BC
ESG24 Holly Helme Meteors BC
ESG25 Sarah Kelleher Meteors BC
ESG26 Rosie Kelly Wicklow Gators
ESG27 Lauren  Lynch Firhouse BC
ESG28 Avie-Leigh McGonagle  Dublin Lions
ESG29 Sophia McGovern Firhouse BC
ESG30 Holly Mooney  Dublin Raiders
ESG31 Emily Rose O'Driscoll Meteors BC
ESG32 Anna Pamplin Liffey Celtics
ESG33 Freya Quinn Meteors BC
ESG34 Isabelle Vince Templeogue BC
ESG35 Emily Wellwood  Firhouse BC

U14 Girls | North

Code Name Last Club / School
NG1 Aisling Beirne Our Lady’s Secondary School
NG2 Caitriona  Blaney  Queens BC
NG3 Eva  Boyle Queens BC
NG4 Maebh Byrne Wolves
NG5 Sadie Byrne  Muckno Lakers
NG6 Niamh Clarke Our Lady’s Secondary School
NG7 Cara  Costello  East Cavan eagles 
NG8 Hannah Dignam Muckno Lakers
NG9 Leona Fagan Rockets, Dunshaughlin
NG10 Niamh Ferguson Belfast Star
NG11 Sara Fitzgerald Carrick Cruisers
NG12 Grace  Fleming  Muckno Lakers
NG13 Ava Kelly Drogheda Wolves
NG14 Sinead  Konate Drogheda Wolves
NG15 Elisha Lennon   
NG16 Emma McDermott  Muckno Lakers
NG17 Olivia  McGirr Belfast Star
NG18 Hannah McGrogan Phoenix BC
NG19 Annie McKeever Tyrone Towers
NG20 Katie  Napier  Queens BC
NG21 Síle  Nic Críosta  Drogheda Wolves
NG22 Julia  Reszkowska  Drogheda Wolves
NG23 Beatrice Reynolds Phoenix BC
NG24 Èlise  Stratton Phoenix BC
NG25 Louise Tuohy East Cavan eagles 
NG26 Eabha Willows Drogheda Wolves

U14 Girls | South-East

Code Name Last Club / School
SEG1 Amy Barry Tramore
SEG2 Leanne Buck Tramore BC
SEG3 Eve  Butler Wildcats
SEG4 Lauren Butler Tramore BC
SEG5 Alanna Byrne Carlow
SEG6 Lily-Mae Byrne Carlow
SEG7 Mollie Campbell  Carlow Basketball 
SEG8 Anna Conroy-Walker Carlow Basketball 
SEG9 Doireann Corr Kilkenny Stars
SEG10 Ruby Deevy Wildcats
SEG11 Jane Delaney Carlow
SEG14 Lana Elez  Kilkenny Stars
SEG15 Siobhan Halligan Carlow
SEG16 Megan Harding Kilkenny Stars 
SEG17 Katie Holden Kilkenny Stars 
SEG18 Chloe Jones  
SEG19 Deborah Kareen Wildcats
SEG20 Keira Kelly Carlow Basketball 
SEG21 Katie  Kenny  Tramore BC
SEG22 Anna McDonnell Carlow Basketball
SEG23 Grace McEvoy Kilkenny Stars
SEG24 Abbie McLawrence Wildcats
SEG25 Lily Murphy Waterford Wildcats
SEG26 Rachael Partridge tramore
SEG27 ellie power Wildcats
SEG28 Sally Power Kilkenny Stars
SEG29 Saoirse  Proudfoot   
SEG30 Emma  Roche  Kilkenny stars 
SEG31 Ella Shanahan Wildcats
SEG32 Ellie  Sheridan Wildcats
SEG33 Cara Shields Carlow Basketball 
SEG34 Elizabeth Taylor Tramore
SEG35 Kayla Wall Presentation Kilkenny
SEG36 Zoe Whelan Wildcats

U14 Girls | Midlands

Code  Name Last Club / School
MG1 Emma Brazil Clonaslee BC
MG2 Klaudija Brence Phoenix BC Longford
MG3 Zoe Byrne  
MG4 Noreen  Carroll  Clonaslee BC
MG5 Gráinne  Coleman Portlaoise Panthers
MG6 Aine Conroy Clonaslee BC
MG7 Susan Conroy Clonaslee BC
MG8 Mia Delaney  Portlaoise Panthers 
MG9 Bett Donoghue Portlaoise Panthers 
MG10 Ciara  Dunne  Tullamore BC
MG11 Cailtin  Fitzpatrick  Portlaoise Panthers 
MG12 Katie Rose  Harrison Portlaoise Panthers 
MG13 Amy Healy Baltinglass Bulldogs
MG14 Aifric Hennessy Portlaoise Panthers 
MG15 Jessica Horan Portlaoise Panthers 
MG16 Sarah  Kellaghan Tullamore BC
MG17 Anna  Kellaghan  Tullamore BC
MG18 Yifei Li Portlaoise Panthers 
MG19 Kate Marsden Tullamore BC
MG20 Sinéad Masterson Longford Phoenix BC
MG21 Orlaith  McEvoy  Portlaoise Panthers 
MG22 Julianne  McKeon Tullamore BC
MG23 Eve O'Gorman  Holy Family 
MG24 Kara Phelan Portlaoise Panthers 
MG25 Kara Powders Portlaoise Panthers 
MG26 Louise Ryan Kilkenny Stars
MG27 Hannah  Scully Portlaoise Panthers 
MG28 Diana  Sikora  Tullamore BC
MG29 Emma Walsh  
MG30 Rachel Ward Tullamore BC
MG31 Anna Young Tullamore BC

U14 Girls | West

Code Name Last Club / School
WG1 Ella-Rose  Boland Maree BC
WG2 Ciara Bowden Maigh Cuilinn
WG3 Ava Burke Bearna BC
WG4 Leah Coleman Maree BC
WG5 Rachel  Coyne  
WG6 Siun Cullinan Maigh Cuilinn
WG7 Anabella  de Swart Boru Blazers
WG8 Rhiannon  Devlin  Corrib BC
WG9 Emilia Feeney Titans BC
WG10 Mila Gillard Maree BC
WG11 Clodagh Grealy Maree BC
WG12 Moya Grehan   
WG13 Rachel  Hayes  Galway East Celtics
WG14 Aisling Hynes Maree BC
WG15 Aoibhe  Keane Maree BC
WG16 Aideen Lambe Maree BC
WG17 Amy Lyons Corrib BC
WG18 Leah  MacLoughlin Maigh Cuilinn
WG19 Amy Maloney  Maree BC
WG20 Lauren Mcgranaghan Maree BC
WG21 Rachel  Mcgranaghan Maree BC
WG22 Lauren Morrissey  Clare Panthers
WG23 Lucy  Nolan Bearna BC
WG24 Kayla  O'Connor  Maree BC
WG25 Charlotte Osborne Corrib BC
WG26 Michelle  Osborne  Corrib BC
WG27 Saoirse Reilly Ballintubber Bulls
WG28 Aoife Reynolds Clare Panthers
WG29 Alisha Ryan Boru Blazers