Nov 13 2023

Basketball Ireland U15 girls academy programme selections confirmed following trial days

The players who will take part in the 2023/24 Basketball Ireland U15 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 Wednesday 15th of Novemver 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 17th of November. After this time, we will mark the player as not accepting a place on the academy.

1st Session Date

All sessions will appear on the calendar of your XPS app. Most sessions should already be up when you login with a few that will be put up this week for the December 2nd/3rd session. In future you will be able to click a button within the app to register your attendance or let coaches know if a player is unable to make it. Once registered we will send a how to guide for this. Sessions should also appear on the website but parents should be looking for details within the app.

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 sent out through the XPS app and placed on the XPS calendar. We will also publish details  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 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.

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 message on XPS Network in coming weeks once we get registrations completed.

The cost of the Academy is €240 for the year up until the end of May which includes the players academy reversible kit.

Once all players are registered we will send out details on payment so no need to do anything until you receive this email which won’t be with you until after the registration deadline.


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 U15 Girls Academy 2023/24 Player Selection

Basketball Ireland Academy Scholarship Application Process

Deadline for applications 24th of November 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 24th of November and we will reply to all applications to confirm if you are successful or not no later that Monday 27th of November.

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

Connacht U15 Girls

Code Players Name Last Club / School
CG1 Anna Assis Athlone BC
CG2 Cara Cleary Moycullen BC
CG3 Millie  Cunningham Titans BC
CG4 Sarah Deely Titans BC
CG5 Muireann Elliman Corrib BC
CG6 Lauren Fahey Castlebar Comets
CG7 Siobhan Feeney Titans BC
CG8 Emilia Feeney Titans BC
CG9 Covenant  Fitzgerald Clare Cascaders
CG10 Labhoise Keane  Maree BC
CG11 Sierra  Healy Bearna BC 
CG12 Derrin  Healy Comets BC
CG13 Niamh Heneghan Castlebar Comets
CG14 Anna Horan Comets BC
CG15 Clara  Keane Titans BC
CG16 Erin Keane  Moycullen BC
CG17 Caoimhe Lydon Corrib BC
CG18 Ava Lyons Sligo All Stars
CG19 Lauren Mcgranaghan Maree BC
CG20 Cliona Murray  Moycullen BC
CG21 Niamh OMalley Scoil Iognaid
CG22 Chloe  Quinn  
CG23 Rachel  Frain  Sligo All Stars
CG24 Kelleigh McHugh Sligo All Stars
CG25 Aine  Omoifo Clare Comets

Leinster U15 Girls

Code Players Name Last Club / School
LG1 Darcie Abbey Padgate Aces - Uk
LG2 Nada Ayornu Tolka Rovers
LG3 Lilla Barta Templeogue BC
LG4 Emily Behan Templeogue BC
LG5 Erin Boyce Liffey Celtics BC
LG6 Sarah Brady Liffey Celtics BC
LG7 Orlaith  Bruton Tolka Rovers
LG8 Laura Byrne Templeogue BC
LG9 Roisin  Carey Malahide BC
LG10 Tara Carroll Swords Basketball
LG11 Cara  Coll Killester BC
LG12 Cody  Cosgrove  Firhouse BC
LG13 Isabbelle Delaney Firhouse BC
LG14 Skekinah Djoussa Ongar Chasers
LG15 Elle Dodson Meteors BC
LG16 Taylor Drury Meteors BC
LG17 Robyn Dunne Longford Phoenix 
LG18 Amy Elliott Swords Basketball
LG19 Seren Fitzpatrick Malahide BC
LG20 Tea Gjoni Templeogue BC
LG21 Katie Rose Harrison Portlaoise Panthers 
LG22 Summer Ivory Templeogue BC
LG23 Aine Izegwire  Ongar Chasers
LG24 Arawyn  Jones Naas Serpents 
LG25 Crea  Langan Liffey Celtics BC
LG26 Amie Leigh Larrie Birds BC
LG27 Sofie Lopez O'Sullivan Meteors BC
LG28 Lucy Mander Templeogue BC
LG29 Amy  McCarthy Meteors BC
LG30 Eabha McGlynn Athlone BC
LG31 Una O'Breartuin Firhouse BC
LG32 Aoibhinn O'Brien Longford Phoenix 
LG33 Kate O'Connor Dublin Raiders
LG34 Niamh Purtil Athlone BC
LG35 Lily Stenson Malahide BC

Munster U15 Girls

Code Name Surname Club
MG1 Jean Aherne  Ballincollig BC
MG2 Aoibhinn Anderson Cobh BC
MG3 Katie Mae  Bell Donoughmore BC
MG4 Annie Brosnan St. Paul's
MG5 Eva Browne Kanturk BC
MG6 Laura Buckley Limerick Celtics
MG7 Jill Buckley Mallow BC
MG8 Emma Cronin Cobh BC
MG9 Abby Culhane Carrigaline BC
MG10 Katie Culhane Carrigaline BC
MG11 Sophie Cummins St Colms
MG12 Eabha  Downey  St Colms
MG13 Ciara Dwyer  Mallow BC
MG14 Ashlyn Falvey Tralee Magic
MG15 Madelyn  Hartigan  Limerick Celtics
MG16 Sarah Horkan Limerick Sport Huskies
MG17 Erin Hornibrook  Cobh BC
MG18 Kayla Loughran Limerick Celtics
MG19 Mckenzie Lucey Brunell BC
MG20 Maja Lukasiewicz Fr. Mathews 
MG21 Lily Madigan Ballincollig BC
MG22 Sophie Mitchell Tralee Magic
MG23 Hannah  Murphy Glanmire BC
MG24 Abbey  Nealon  Limerick Celtics
MG25 Laurie  O' Brien  Carrigaline BC
MG26 Naoise O Connor  Killarney Cougars
MG27 Julie O Connor  St. Marys
MG28 Gracie O' Sullivan Ballybunion Wildcats
MG29 Katie-Anne O’Hanlon Donoughmore BC
MG30 Emily O’Sullivan Mallow BC
MG31 Doireann OFlaherty Mallow BC
MG32 Zoe O'Sullivan  Tramore BC
MG33 Rachael Partridge Tramore BC
MG34 Emer Purtill Limerick Celtics
MG35 Emma Somers Limerick Celtics
MG36 Nadia Ustjanowska Bantry BC
MG37 Iona Wynton Cahirciveen Basketball Club

Ulster U15 Girls

Code Players Name Last Club / School
UG1 Laoise Foy Ballyshannon 88ers
UG2 Erin McGloin  Ballyshannon 88ers
UG3 Isabelle McGirr Belfast Star
UG4 Cora McCaughey Blackwater Steelers
UG5 Faye Trainor Blackwater Steelers
UG6 Omey McArdle Carrick Cruisers
UG7 Laura Quinn Donegal Town BC
UG8 Brannagh Connolly Drogheda wolves
UG9 Tegan Connor Drogheda Wolves
UG10 Kate Gallagher Drogheda Wolves
UG11 Aoibhinn Hackett Drogheda Wolves
UG12 Kaylah Hunters Drogheda Wolves
UG13 Liliana Jassa Drogheda Wolves
UG14 Emily  Martin East Cavan Eagles
UG15 Grace Keogan-McDonnell East Cavan Eagles
UG16 Laura Boyle Kilcar BC
UG17 Luíseach Flynn Letterkenny Blaze
UG18 Ciara Gribben Letterkenny Blaze
UG19 Abaigh Mc Geough Muckno Lakers
UG20 Keira McLaughlin  Muckno Lakers
UG21 Rachel McLaughlin  Muckno Lakers
UG22 Caoimhe Beirne Muckno Lakers
UG23 Mary kate Byrne  Muckno Lakers
UG24 Naomi McCaghey  Muckno Lakers
UG25 Shannon McDermott  Muckno Lakers
UG26 Ruby O Brien Muckno Lakers
UG27 Hannah  Cassin Queens BC
UG28 Niamh Napier Queens BC