Feb 23 2022

Basketball Ireland enters three teams into FIMBA Masters European Championships

Basketball Ireland and the Elite Performance Committee is pleased to announce that three teams will represent Ireland in the FIMBA Masters European Championships in Malaga from  June 24th to July 3rd. 

The administrator for masters basketball in Basketball Ireland, Mike Murray, welcomed the move.

"A massive thank you to the EPC and Basketball Ireland for ratifying the teams to travel to the European Championships. Masters basketball is going from strength to strength in Ireland and allows our players to continue playing competitive basketball and earning international caps later in their careers. Congratulations to all the coaches and managers on their selection to the relevant positions." - Mike Murray

Ireland's Over-40 Women's team which competed in the FIMBA World Masters Championships in Helsinki in 2019

Siobhan Caffrey is Ireland’s Over-55 Women’s head coach. "I'm delighted to be appointed coach of the Irish women’s Masters basketball team. Working with people of the calibre of Collette Boylan and Ann-Marie Lenihan will be a pleasure as we prepare for the European Championships in Malaga in June."

“It's a great honour to represent Ireland at this level. The coaching team and players have been working hard over the past two years and we welcome the foresight of Basketball Ireland in supporting the masters basketball programme. We look forward to the challenge of the European Masters championships in Malaga in June.” - Eddie Guilmartin, Ireland Over-60 men’s head coach

Derck Payne has been appointed the Over-65 head coach. "We have a strong squad with many former senior internationals and are looking forward to matching up with the best in European master's basketball."

The team selection process will now proceed to trials and the information for this is below. 

O55 Women

Head Coach. Siobhan Caffrey

Assistant Coach.  Collette Boylan

Manager. Ann Marie Lenihan

Women’s O55's Open Trials: 

Sat 26th Feb   2pm-3pm   

Sunday 27thFeb  3pm -4.30pm 

Both trials take place in St Catherine's Hall, Marrowbone Lane, Dublin  D08W5WC. For more information please email:

O60 Men

Head Coach. Eddie Guilmartin

Assistant coach. Owen O’Brien

Manager. Liam Lavelle

O65 Men

Head Coach: Derck Payne

Assistant Coach: Adrian Payne

Manager: Brendan Burke

Men's O60/65 Open Trials:

Day/Date:  Sunday March 13th 2022.  

Venue: Our Ladys Bower Secondary School, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Time: 2pm -5pm

For more information please email: