Nov 13 2023

Basketball Ireland U15 boys academy programme selections confirmed following trial days

The players who will take part in the 2023/24 Basketball Ireland U15 Boys 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 Boys 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 Boys

Code Players Name Last Club / School
CB1 Nicholas  Ahearne Maree BC
CB2 Jack  Akman Maree BC
CB3 Evan  Barrett O’Neill Sligo All Stars
CB4 Darragh Dickson Titans BC
CB5 Odhran Donnellan Shannon Jets
CB6 Oliver  Ettery Sligo All Stars 
CB7 Rory Fahey Moycullen BC
CB8 Jeaic  Fahy Claregalway BC
CB9 Kevin Freeman Maree BC
CB10 Jack  Glenister Sligo All Stars 
CB11 Keelan  Griffin Maree BC
CB12 Sean Griffin  East Galway Celtics
CB13 Calum Gruss Titans BC
CB14 Conor Hickey East Galway Celtics
CB15 Darragh Kelly Moycullen BC
CB16 Jack  Kelly  Sligo All Stars
CB17 James Lineen Sligo All Stars
CB18 Tobiasz  Lisowski Tullamore BC
CB19 Maciej  Matuszewski Shannon Jets
CB20 Frank Mc Donagh Moycullen BC
CB21 Jamie McDonnell Annaghdown Vikings
CB22 Leo   Molloy Maree BC
CB23 Sean Morrison Moycullen BC
CB24 Tom Naughton  Annaghdown Vikings 
CB25 Daniel  O Shea Maree BC
CB26 Joshua Okafor Moycullen BC
CB27 Alex O'Sullivan Moycullen BC
CB28 Filip  Rogowicz Titans BC
CB29 Simon Snee Sligo All Stars 
CB30 Daniel Speight Claregalway BC
CB31 Noah Wilbur East Galway Celtics

Leinster U15 Boys

Code Players Name Last Club / School
LB1 Lewis Adjinakou Oblate BC
LB2 Moyo Ajayi Swords Basketball
LB3 Kevin  Asuncion Ongar Chasers
LB4 Arnau Ballester-Ferrandis Drogheda Wolves
LB5 Daniel Browne St. Vincents BC
LB6 Brian  Ciuciu Baltinglass bulldogs 
LB7 Noah Coughlan Carlow Basketball
LB8 Brandon Dembo Swords Thunder
LB9 James Dillon  St. Vincents BC
LB10 Kyle Forray Swords Basketball 
LB11 Reuben Fraunfelter Tolka Rovers
LB12 Joe Garvey Templeogue BC
LB13 Sebastian  Hartas Eanna BC
LB14 Justice Iheme Portlaoise Panthers
LB15 Shane Kelly Drogheda Wolves
LB16 Michael  Kenny Oblate BC
LB17 Nikolas  Krylovas  Templeogue BC
LB18 Daniel Lawlor  Templeogue BC
LB19 Davin Lawrence Dublin Sonics
LB20 Einaras  Miltinis Athlone BC
LB21 Meyal Monshengwo Ongar Chasers
LB22 Bentoy Monshengwo Ongar Chasers
LB23 Max Moran Scoil Chonglais
LB24 Conor Naughton Eanna BC
LB25 Jp Ogobamidele Dundalk Ravens
LB26 Sean Olokun Dublin Lions
LB27 Joseph Osagie Dundalk Ravens
LB28 Finn  Reville Killester BC
LB29 Seán Reville Killester BC
LB30 Phillip Rogowski Swords Basketball
LB31 Ibrahim Sami Ahmed Portlaoise Panthers
LB32 Harry Tighe Templeogue BC
LB33 Oisin Toomey Templeogue BC
LB34 Marc  Villepreux  Killester BC
LB35 Gustavs Vitols Dublin Lions
LB36 Alex  Voicehs Swords Basketball
LB37 Karl Walsh Eanna BC
LB38 Marcus Whittle Baltinglass Bulldogs

Munster U15 Boys

Code Name Surmane Club
MB1 Miguel Azzopardi Limerick Celtics
MB2 Rueben Blake Tipperary Talons
MB3 Daniel Brennan Waterford Vikings
MB4 Liam Byrne Waterford Vikings 
MB5 Aidan Carney Cobh Basketball Club
MB6 Conor Carroll Mallow BC
MB7 Charlie Clifford Limerick Celtics
MB8 Jamie Connor Tipp erary Talons
MB9 Cian Cronin Limerick Celtics
MB10 Covenant Ero CBS Sexton Street
MB11 Hubert Gocek Limerick Lions
MB12 Alex  Jacewicz  Fr Matthew's 
MB13 Ellis  James  Ballincollig BC
MB14 Timmy Kennelly St. Michaels College Listowel
MB15 Fryderyk Klimas Limerick Lions
MB16 Matthew Lehane Neptune BC
MB17 Royce Lin Fr Matthew's 
MB18 Sam Lynch Kanturk BC / Blue Demons BC
MB19 Lucas Manning Westtown School / PA Hoops Academy
MB20 Jamie Mcanamara Midleton BC
MB21 Oscar McMahon Ballincollig BC
MB22 Jake Moore Limerick Lions
MB23 Daithí Murphy Ballincollig BC
MB24 Cillian Murphy Limerick Celtics
MB25 Éanna  Ó hUrnaí  Ballincollig BC
MB26 Pablo O’Regan Fr Matthew's 
MB27 Patrick O'Keeffe Tipp Titans
MB28 Cillian  O'Leary  St. Paul's Killarney
MB29 Cameron Reardon Crosshaven BC
MB30 Emils Sakalausks Tipperary Talons
MB31 Jakub Surzyn St. Mary's Castleisland
MB32 Daniel  Tomac  Limerick Lions
MB33 Alex Toth Limerick Lions
MB34 David Watson St Joseph’s Duagh
MB35 Airidas Zalkauskas Limerick Lions

Ulster U15 Boys

Code Name Surname Club / School
UB1 Alan Baranowski Hazelwood Hawks BC
UB2 Thady Barrett Letterkenny Blaze
UB3 Noah Beales Northstar Warriors 
UB4 Chè Brennan Tigers
UB5 Liam Carson Phoenix BC
UB6 Tiernan Conway Belfast Star
UB7 Jacob  Coyle Muckno Lakers Castleblaney 
UB8 Josh Cunningham Newry Fliers 
UB9 Finn Dolliver Queens
UB10 Ryan Dowling Drogheda Wolves
UB11 Gabriel Gormley Magherafelt Titans
UB12 Oisin Holman Phoenix BC
UB13 Dallan Holman Phoenix BC
UB14 Kyran Houlahan Newry Fliers
UB15 Pijus Januskevicius  Blackwater Steelers
UB16 Leo Kavanagh East Cavan Eagles
UB17 John Kennedy St.Marys CBGS
UB18 James Kennedy St.Marys CBGS
UB19 Oisin Martin Hazelwood Hawks BC
UB20 John McEntee Phoenix BC
UB21 Tyler Mcilwaine Hazelwood Hawks BC
UB22 Blake McVicar Blackwater Steelers
UB23 Sean Moran Cavan Lakers
UB24 Kamal  Nour Phoenix BC
UB25 Jude O’Carroll Belfast Star
UB26 Layden  O'Neill Belfast Star
UB27 Matthew Reavey Newry Fliers
UB28 Austin  Reynolds Phoenix BC
UB29 Adam Savage Belfast Star
UB30 Rory Sherry Belfast Phoenix
UB31 Euan Smith Letterkenny Blaze
UB32 Cormac  Smyth  St.Patricks Classical school
UB33 Joe Wright Letterkenny Blaze