Jun 01 2022

Basketball Ireland announce U15 summer academy programme selections

Basketball Ireland are delighted to announce the 76 players selected to participate in the summer academy programme. 

It will act as a bridge from the provincial academy system to the  U16 national team squad. Players will receive approximately 30 hours of coaching, culminating with a tournament in the University of Limerick on the first weekend of August.

There will also be a strength & conditioning element along with more tactical work, adding to the technical development of participants over the last number of months.

281 players participated in the U15 academy system this year. 145 boys and 136 girls, representing a near 50/50 split. The players had an academy session each month, a three day camp at Easter in Gormanston Park and a tournament in May.

On the introduction of the Summer Programme, Senior Technical Officer, Matthew Hall said:

"This is the first year of the summer programme for the Under 15 Provincial Academy Players. The opportunity to give players extra coaching over the summer and to link in with the U16 National Team Coaches to give these players a roadmap in terms of their preparation.

Players from the academy who didn’t get selected at this point will have the opportunity to get selected for the U16 NT later in the summer. Selecting any squad is tough and probable least enjoyable part of any coach’s job.

The players have done an amazing job over the since September when the Academy Programme started. The standard of play and commitment, of these young players has been fantastic”. 

Programme Dates:


Saturday 18th - St. Aidan's CBS, Co. Dublin

Saturday 25th or Sunday 26th


Saturday 9th or Sunday 10th

Saturday 23rd or Sunday 24th

Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st


Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th (Tournament, University of Limerick)

Boys U15 Selection

Name Club
Conor Moynihan  Rathmore
Dylan O' Rourke Neptune BC
Zach O' Sullivan Tramore
Nagli Vaivada Kanturk
Justin Raheem Neptune BC
Oisin O' Hanlon Carraigaline
Charles Nkoy  Fr. Matthews
Callum O' Rourke Limerick Celtics
Jack Phillips Bantry
Molua Mac Seain Youghal
Tadhg Murphy Ballincollig 
Ciaran Fitzsimons Ballincollig 
Name Club
Luke Kavanagh Portlaoise Panthers
Jack Heneghan Dublin Lions
Darragh Russell BC Taurus
Adam Charles Éanna
Fionn Stack Portlaoise Panthers
Andrej Opala Street Warriors
Noah Winders St. Vincent's BC
Name Club
Eoin Cleary Moycullen BC
Nathan Ruddy Ballina BC
Danny O' Meara Sligo All-Stars
Owen Patito Titans BC
Cillian Cannon Maree BC
Zac Henry Sligo All-Stars
Name Club 
Adomas Vaitkaitis St Macartan's College, Monaghan
Sean Smyth Blackwater Steelers 

Girls U15 Selection

Name Club
 Sarah Garvey  Templeogue BC
Andrea Jude  Meteors BC
Aoife Hutchinson  Meteors 
Erin Yumul  Oblate
Helena Keane  Meteors BC
Isabelle Faure  Templeogue BC
Kayla McGonagle Liffey Celtics
Kira Lynch  Meteors BC
Mia Stanley  Tolka Rovers
Riodhna McGrath  Meteors BC
Sarah Power  Killester
Sophie Staunton  Oblate
Tara Grealy Meteors BC
Una O'Brien  Tullamore BC
Zoe Egan  Malahide BC
Ciara Brogan  Liffey Celtics
Name  Club
Ava O'Mahony  Mallow BC
Catherine Murphy  Ballincollig 
Chloe O' Driscoll  Glanmire BC
Clodagh Downey  Bantry BC
Eabha Nagle  Mallow BC
Emily O' Dwyer Limerick Celtics
Grainne Culbert  St Colms BC
Karine O' Leary Clare Cascaders
Katie Tarrant  Cobh BC
Kayla O' Mahony  Mallow BC
Lucy Barry  Limerick Celtics
Mia Lynch  Brunell BC
Zoe Raethorne  Waterford Wildcats 
Eimear Carew Ballincollig 
Sona Field Glanmire
Emma Taylor Mallow BC
Name  Club
Lily Hynes  Moycullen BC
Jessica Ross  Maree BC
Aisling Jordan  Maree BC
Ceoilin Byrne  Sligo All-Stars
Kate Burke  Maree BC
Elisha Cosgrove  Claregalway
Cara Cormican  Maree BC
Aoibhinn Connolly  Moycullen 
Laoise McDonagh  Maree BC
Name Club
Lauren Foy Ballyshannon 89ers
Aine Maguire  Blackwater Steelers
Caitlin Carroll East Cavan Eagles
Clodagh Clarke Cavan Lakers
Layla Ryan Drogheda Wolves
Lisa Nulty Drogheda Wolves 
Miracle Sokan Drogheda Wolves 
Roisin Quinn Belfast Star