Club News

Nov 16 2022

Basketball Ireland U15 Girls Provincial Academy selections confirmed following trial days

The players for the 2022-2023 Basketball Ireland U15 Girls Provincial Academies 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.

Any parent wishing to take up the place for their child must complete this form in full.

Academy place confirmation and registration

  • If you wish to accept the place on the academy, please follow this link to fully register.
  • It is very important that you complete all require fields and check information is correct.
  • With 200 players at this age group across the country we rely on information being correct on the database.

Click here to register

  • 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:

 Click here to decline place on the academy

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

Basketball Ireland Academy Page

All information on the coaching staff, session calendar, gyms and times will be available here as well as a section with parent’s updates. Any information for parents will appear here as it is updated. I will also put any email I send out there as well so you can refer to them for answers before asking questions.

We expect to have all session times and venues up on the website well in advance of the weekends but for anything not on the website the head coach will be the first point of contact.

  • Email addresses for head coaches are on the website in the coaches’ section on the academy page of the website.
  • If there are last minute changes coaches will contact parents by email, but we hope this is not be required.
  • Please make it a habit to always check the session details on the website before travel.

Once again, this year we have an excellent group of coaches with a lot 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 Provincial 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. Included in the U15 staff there are a number of current or former international coaches along with many coaches with assistant coach experience at this level so the players are learning from the very best.

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 €240 for the year up until the end of May which includes the players academy vest.

As already communicated, we do intend to hold a 3 day 2 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 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.

List of Head Coach emails is on the coaches’ section of the academy website page.

  • 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 provincial academy questions. 

Basketball Ireland U15 Girls Provincial Academy 2022-2023: Player Selection

Connacht Girls

First Name Last Name Club Code
Ailbhe  Walsh Corrib BC CG1
Bríd-Áine Rouine Clare Cascaders CG2
Caomhog McManus Sligo All Stars  CG3
Cara Cormican Maree BC CG4
Ciara Kelly Clare Comets CG5
Ciara  Hickey Clare Comets CG6
Ella Sweeney Annaghdown Vikings CG7
Ella Niland Sligo All Stars  CG8
Emma Gleeson Annaghdown Vikings CG9
Erin Dillon Maree BC CG10
Gemma Brennan Titans BC CG11
Gráinne Kennedy Clare Cascaders CG12
Isabel Horgan Clare Cascaders CG13
Juno  Hayes Moycullen CG14
Kate Feeney Moycullen CG15
Katie Ross Maree BC CG16
Laoise McDonagh Maree BC CG17
Laura Colleran Maree BC CG18
Laura Casserly Titans BC CG19
Lauren Leahy Moycullen CG20
Lydia Bennett Clare Cascaders CG21
Orla  Cunningham Moycullen CG22
Ruby Kelly Moycullen CG23
Saorla  Byrne Sligo All Stars  CG24
Sarah Hickey Clare Comets CG25
Stephanie  Walsh Moycullen CG26

Ulster Girls

First Name Last Name Club Code
Annie Carroll Muckno Lakers  UG1
Aoibhinn Donnelly Belfast Star   UG2
Ava Callery Blackwater Steelers UG3
Ava Murphy Blackwater Steelers UG4
Cara McGonagle  Letterkenny Blaze UG5
Ciara Brady  East Cavan Eagles UG6
Eabha Rae UU Tigers UG7
Emma McGuigan Muckno Lakers  UG8
Emma Gilgunn UU Tigers UG9
Helen McGeough Queens  UG10
Karina Urbanaviciute Carrick Cruisers UG11
Laura Quinn Donegal Town BC UG12
Lily Delaney Dundalk Ravens  UG13
Louise Foy Ballyshannon 88ers UG14
Maeve Maguire Letterkennny Blaze  UG15
Maeve Lyons Tyrone Towers  UG16
Megan Hanratty Drogheda Wolves UG17
Neve Canning  Tyrone Towers UG18
Orlaith Hoey Carrick Cruisers UG19
Orlaith Crowley Drogheda Wolves UG20
Rebecca Keenan  Muckno Lakers  UG21
Robyn Markey  Dundalk Ravens  UG22
Ruby Chidgey  Drogheda Wolves UG23
Sarah Lowry  Cavan Lakers UG24
Sophie Bell UU Tigers UG25
Thea Ledley Letterkenny Blaze UG26
Zara Duddy Drogheda Wolves  UG27
Zariah Faapito  Dundalk Ravens 


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Leinster Girls

First Name Last Name Club  Code
Abi Lyons Meteors BC LG1
Abigail Smyth Malahide BC LG2
Aimee O'Reilly Baltinglass Bulldogs LG3
Alanna Doherty Liffey Celtics LG4
Amelie Law Malahide BC LG5
Anna McCourt Athlone BC LG6
Aoibhinn Doyle Liffey Celtics LG7
Aoife Redden Dublin Raiders LG8
Caoimhe Timmons Kilkenny Stars LG9
Eabha Booth Templeogue BC LG10
Éabha O'Mahony Streete Warriors LG11
Ella Beere Portlaoise Panthers LG12
Ellie McDade Ongar Chasers BC LG13
Erin Boyce Liffey Celtics LG14
Eva Langan Naas Serpents LG15
Eve Murphy Athlone BC LG16
Ezinwanne Onwodi Ongar Chasers BC LG17
Grace Miley Templeogue BC LG19
Grace Colfer Wicklow Gators LG20
Hannah Harte Meteors BC LG21
Isabelle Prenter Meteors BC LG22
Julia Sherlock Liffey Celtics LG23
Kaitlyn Summers Kilkenny Stars LG24
Katie Behan Templeogue BC LG25
Keelin Dunne Tullamore BC LG26
Lara McGuinness Ongar Chasers BC LG27
Lauren O’Toole Dublin Raiders LG28
Lena Zydek Athlone BC LG29
Matilda Parker Athlone BC LG30
Naomi Farrington Tolka Rovers LG31
Niamh Purtill Athlone BC LG32
Nora Allen Killester BC LG33
Orla Collins Tullamore BC LG34
Roisin Murphy Portlaoise Panthers LG35
Sarah Costello Athlone BC LG36
Siofra Lynch Liffey Celtics LG37
Siofra Vandamme Meteors BC LG38
Sophia Kiely Templeogue BC LG39
Sophie Gallagher Templeogue BC LG40
Udochukwu Uzor Tolka Rovers LG41

Munster Girls

First Name Last Name Club Code
Abbie Lyons  Brunell BC MUG1
Abby Doherty St. Paul’s Killarney MUG2
Alice  FitzPatrick Glanmire BC MUG3
Anna  Nealon  Limerick Celtics BC MUG4
Aoibheann  McCarthy St. Brendan's Tralee MUG5
Aoife  Heavin Mallow BC MUG6
Bianka Bulkowski Fr Mathews BC MUG7
Ciara O'Sullivan St. Paul’s Killarney MUG8
Ciara Costello Tralee Magic BC MUG9
Cliodhna Bradley Fr Mathews BC MUG10
Clodagh  Clancy  St. Paul's Killarney  MUG11
Daniela Puspure Ballincollig BC MUG12
Eabha Curtin Glanmire BC MUG13
Francesca Kyamagero Cobh Basketball MUG14
Grace Cox Killarney Cougars MUG15
Heather  Murphy Glanmire BC MUG16
Imogen Skuse Fr Mathews BC MUG17
Jade You Limerick Celtics BC MUG18
Katelyn Brosnan St Mary’s castleisland  MUG19
Katie  Quinlan  Glanmire BC MUG20
Katie Mae O Neill Mallow BC MUG21
Kirsty Cronin Limerick Celtics BC MUG22
Laura Gocek Limerick Celtics BC MUG23
Lucy Sheridan  Cobh Basketball MUG24
Lucy Walsh Cobh Basketball MUG25
Maya Finn Hannon Midleton BC MUG26
Meabh Purtill Limerick Celtics BC MUG27
Meg O Donoghue  Carrigaline BC MUG28
Muireann  Teahan Cahersiveen BC MUG29
Niamh Twomey Donoughmore BC MUG30
Priya O'Donovan Tralee Magic BC MUG31
Rebecca Harrington Glanmire BC MUG32
Sadhbh O'Sullivan  Cahersiveen BC MUG33
Sophie Okeeffe Mallow BC MUG34

U15 Academy Summer Programme

First Name Last Name Club Province
Isabel Horgan Clare Cascaders Connaught
Cara Cormican Maree BC Connaught
Erin Dillon  Maree BC Connaught
Orla Cunningham  Moycullen BC Connaught
Gemma Brennan Titans BC Connaught
Matilda Parker  Athlone BC Leinster
Lena Zydek Athlone BC Leinster
Eve Murphy  Athlone BC Leinster
Aimee O'Reilly Baltinglass Bulldogs Leinster
Aoife Redden Dublin Raiders  Leinster
Caoimhe Timmons Kilkenny Stars  Leinster
Siofra Lynch  Liffey Celtics  Leinster
Aoibhinn Doyle  Liffey Celtics  Leinster
Abigail Smyth  Malahide BC Leinster
Hannah Harte  Meteors BC Leinster
Ezi Onwodi  Ongar Chasers BC Leinster
Eabha Booth Templeogue BC Leinster
Katie Behan Templeogue BC Leinster
Grace Miley  Templeogue BC Leinster
Naomi Farrington Tolka Rovers BC Leinster
Udochukwu Uzor  Tolka Rovers BC Leinster
Grace Colfer  Wicklow Gators BC Leinster
Abbie Lyons Brunell BC Munster
Muireann Teehan  Cahersiveen BC Munster
Lucy Walsh Cobh BC Munster
Anna Nealon Limerick Celtics Munster
Maeve Purtill Limerick Celtics Munster
Sophie O'Keeffe Mallow BC Munster
Katie May O'Neill Mallow BC Munster
Maya Finn Hannon Midleton BC Munster
Clodagh Clancy  St. Pauls Killarney Munster
Priah O'Donovan Tralee Magic  Munster
Ava Callery  Blackwater Steelers  Ulster
Laura Quinn  Donegal Town BC Ulster
Ruby Chidgey  Drogheda Wolves  BC Ulster
Ciara Brady  East Cavan Eagles  Ulster
Sophie Bell  UUJ Tigers Ulster