Oct 12 2022

Basketball Ireland U14 girls academy programme selections confirmed following trial days

The players for the 2022-2023 Basketball Ireland U14 Girls 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.

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 required fields and check information is correct.


With 400 players at this age group across the country we rely on information being correct on the database

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 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. Any email sent out will be viewable 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 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 regional 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 U14 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 €220 for the year up until the end of May which includes the players academy vest.

As already communicated, we do intend to hold a two day,  one 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 Regional Academy questions. 

Basketball Ireland U14 Girls Academies 2022-2023: Player Selection

Basketball Ireland Academy Scholarship Programme

Deadline for applications 21st of October 2022.

For the first time, Basketball Ireland are able to offer scholarships for the academy.

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 21st of October and we will reply to all applications to confirm if you are successful or not no later that Wednesday 26th of October.

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

U14 Girls | North-West

Players Name Region Club/School  Code
Ciara Gribben Northwest  Letterkenny Blaze  NWG1
Luíseach  Flynn Northwest  Letterkenny Blaze  NWG2
Mary-Bridget McGeever Northwest Mulroy Hoops NWG3
Una Sweeney Northwest Mulroy Hoops NWG4
Anna Giles Northwest Mulroy Hoops  NWG5
Shauna McGowan Northwest Sligo All Stars NWG6
Nessa Keane Northwest Sligo All Stars NWG8
Kelleigh  McHugh Northwest Sligo All Stars NWG9
Kahli Fagan Northwest Sligo All Stars NWG10
Sheana Barrett Northwest Sligo All Stars NWG11
Rachel McHugh Northwest Sligo All Stars NWG12
Silvia  Fernández-Hatre Northwest Sligo All Stars NWG13
Isabel Rodriguez Northwest Sligo All Stars NWG14

U14 Girls | South-West

Players Name Region Club/School  Code
Iona Wynton Southwest Caherciveen Basketball Club SWG1
Emma Looney Southwest Caherciveen Basketball Club SWG2
Clodagh  Quirke Southwest Glenbeigh Falcons SWG3
Faye Lynch Southwest Killarney Cougars SWG4
Kate  Lyons  Southwest Killarney Cougars SWG5
Naoise O'Connor Southwest Killarney Cougars SWG6
Leah O'Sullivan Southwest Killarney Cougars SWG7
Megan  Hehir Southwest Limerick Celtics SWG8
Emer Purtill Southwest Limerick Celtics SWG9
Emma Ryan Southwest Limerick Celtics SWG10
Aveen Shahab Southwest Limerick Celtics SWG11
Emma Somers Southwest Limerick Celtics SWG12
Madelyn  Hartigan  Southwest Limerick Celtics SWG13
Abbey  Nealon  Southwest Limerick Celtics SWG14
Niamh  O'Rourke  Southwest Limerick Celtics SWG15
Robyn Walsh Southwest Limerick Celtics SWG16
Jenna Fitzgerald Southwest Springfield Basketball Club SWG17
Rachel  Boyle Southwest St Colmans Milltown  SWG18
Amy  Fitzgerald Southwest St. Anne's Farranfore SWG19
Eabha Downey  Southwest St. Colm's Limerick SWG20
Kayla Loughran Southwest St. Colm's Limerick SWG21
Julie O'Connor Southwest St. Mary's Castleisland SWG22
Erinn O'Sullivan Southwest St. Mary's Castleisland SWG23
Tara Cronin Southwest St. Paul's Killarney SWG24
Lily Mae Bowler Southwest Tralee Magic SWG25
Abby Crowley Southwest Tralee Magic SWG26
Ashlyn  Falvey Southwest Tralee Magic SWG27
Sophie Mitchell Southwest Tralee Magic SWG28
Anna Slattery Southwest Tralee Magic SWG29
Evie O’Sullivan Southwest Tralee Magic  SWG30
Sarah Horkan Southwest UL Huskies SWG31
Gracie O'Sullivan Southwest Ballybunion Wildcats SWG32
Doireann O'Neill  Southwest Kenmare Kestrals SWG33
Caoimhe McNamara Moore Southwest Cobras Causeway SWG34

U14 Girls | South

Players Name Region Club/School  Code
Laura Moynihan South Ballincollig BC SG1
Belle  O'Donoghue South Bantry BC SG2
McKenzie  Lucey South Brunell BC SG3
Saoirse  Lyons  South Brunell BC SG4
Abbie Power South Brunell BC SG5
Sorcha Fitzgerald South Brunell BC SG6
Abby Culhane South Carrigaline BC SG7
Katie Culhane South Carrigaline BC SG8
Carly O'Donoghue South Carrigaline BC SG9
Aoibhinn Anderson South Cobh BC SG10
Emma Cronin South Cobh BC SG11
Erin Hornibrook South Cobh BC SG12
Isabelle O'Connell South Cobh BC SG13
Lily  Quinlan  South Cobh BC SG14
Ciara Ronan South Cobh BC SG15
Naoise Ryan South Cobh BC SG16
Rebecka O'Callaghan South Donoughmore BC SG17
Katie-Anne O'Hanlon South Donoughmore BC SG18
Katie Mae Bell South Donoughmore BC SG19
Ava Murphy  South Donoughmore BC SG20
Ella Forde South Fr Mathews BC SG21
Maja Lukasiewicz  South Fr Mathews BC SG22
Roisin  Murphy South Fr Mathews BC SG24
Sophie  Flanagan South Fr Mathews BC SG25
Leah  Brennan South Glanmire BC SG26
Sarah Coughlan South Glanmire BC SG27
Beth Hanrahan South Glanmire BC SG28
Emer  Kiely South Glanmire BC SG29
Aoife McCarthy South Glanmire BC SG30
Hannah  Murphy  South Glanmire BC SG31
Aoife O'Callaghan South Glanmire BC SG32
Jill Buckley South Mallow BC SG33
Louise Dineen South Mallow BC SG34
Ciara Dwyer South Mallow BC SG35
Saorlaith Fitzgerald South Mallow BC SG36
Amy McCormack South Mallow BC SG37
Doireann O'Flaherty South Mallow BC SG38
Emily O'Sullivan South Mallow BC SG39
Darcy Kehelly South Scoil Mhuire SG40
Lilly O'Callaghan South Scoil Mhuire SG41

U14 Girls | West

Players Name Region Club/School  Code
Lauren McGranaghan West Maree BC WG1
Cara  Cleary West Moycullen BC WG2
Lily  Shelley West   WG3
Lábhaoise  Keane  West Maree BC WG4
Sarah Deely West Titans BC WG5
Orla Houlihan West Moycullen Bc WG6
Niamh OMalley West Titans BC WG7
Holly Fox West Moycullen BC WG8
Aoife  Walsh West Moycullen BC WG9
Ciara Bowden West Moycullen BC WG10
Saorlaith Reid West Moycullen BC WG11
Erin Kennedy  West Clare Panthers WG12
Emilia  Feeney West Titans BC WG13
Siobhan Feeney West Titans BC WG14
Alex Barnes West Annaghdown Vikings WG15
Lilly Van De Geer West Annaghdown Vikings WG16
Ciara  Fahy West Annaghdown Vikings WG17
Marisa Renjith West Annaghdown Vikings WG18
Katelyn  Joyce  West Corrib BC WG19
Aoibhinn McHale West Moycullen BC WG20
Katherine  Teleanca  West Corrib BC WG21
Katie O'Hara West East Galway Celtics WG22
Rachel  Sidley West Moycullen BC WG23
Aine Cooke West East Galway Celtics WG24
Hannah  Loughnane West East Galway Celtics WG25
Isablle Kelleher West Clare Panthers WG26
Erin Keane West Moycullen BC WG27
Amelie Previllon West   WG28
Eva Murtagh West   WG29
Siobhann Crawley West East Galway Celtics WG30
Orla Mulligan West Clare Panthers WG31
Muireann Elliman West Corrib BC WG32
Aishling Gannon West Corrib BC WG33
Layla Conroy West Moycullen BC WG34
Roisin Walsh West Moycullen BC WG35

U14 Girls | East

Players Name Region Club/School  Code
Kate O’Connor  East Dalkey EG1
Cody  Cosgrove  East Firhouse Notre Dame EG2
Una O Breartuin East Firhouse Notre Dame EG3
Selina Prah East Firhouse Notre Dame EG4
Sarah Shelley East Kilcock Tigers EG5
Julia Kaleta East Killester EG6
Sorcha Kelly East Killester EG7
Zena Mc Govern East Killester EG8
Charlotte  Young East Killester EG9
Ciara  Zurawska  East Killester EG10
Erin Boyce East Liffey Celtics EG11
Clara O'Connor East Loreto Abbey Dalkey EG12
Sadhbh Byrne East Malahide BC EG13
Roisin Carey East Malahide BC EG14
Laura  Coffey  East Malahide BC EG15
Seren Fitzpatrick East Malahide BC EG16
Alice Harvey East Malahide BC EG17
Emily Moffatt East Malahide BC EG18
Lily Stenson  East Malahide BC EG19
Grace Gregory East Meteors EG20
Amy McCarthy East Meteors EG21
Taylor  Drury East Meteors  EG22
Holly Helme East Meteors  EG23
Katie-Rose Harrison East Naas Serpents  EG24
Shekinah  Djoussa East Ongar Chasers EG25
Armita  Farren East Ongar Chasers EG26
Aine Izegwire  East Ongar Chasers EG27
Ruby Tilson East St. Andrews College EG28
Amy Elliott East Swords BC EG29
Laura Byrne East Templeogue BC EG30
Tea Gjoni East Templeogue BC EG31
Emily  Hannigan East Templeogue BC EG32
Nada Amaki Ayornu East Tolka Rovers EG33
Orlaith Bruton East Tolka Rovers EG34
Crea Langan East Tridents BC EG35
Elle  Dodson East Meteors BC EG36
Sadhbh O'Donovan East  Firhouse EG37

U14 Girls | North

Players Name Region Club/School  Code
Cora McCaughey North  Blackwater Steelers NG1
Faye Trainor North  Blackwater Steelers NG2
Omey McArdle North  Carrick Cruisers NG3
Sara Fitzgerald  North  Carrick cruisers NG4
Tegan Connor North  Drogheda Wolves NG5
Emily Martin North  East Cavan Eagles NG6
Aine Keogan North  East Cavan Eagles NG7
Kate Boylan North  East Cavan Eagles NG8
Lucy Golden North  East Cavan Eagles NG9
Lauren Carol North  East Cavan Eagles NG10
Grace  Mc Dermott North  East Cavan Eagles NG11
Sophie Mc Dermott North  East Cavan Eagles NG12
Elena Ormazabal  North  East Cavan eagles  NG13
Grace Keogan McDonnell  North  East Cavan Eagles  NG14
Kate  Gallagher North  East Coast Cavaliers NG15
Rachel McLaughlin North  Muckno Lakers NG16
Hannah Cassin North  Queens NG17
Katie Napier North  Queens NG18
Annie McKeever North  Tyrone Towers NG19
Keira McLaughlin North  Muckno Lakers NG21
Liliana Jassa North  Drogheda Wolves NG23
Louise Tuohy North  East Cavan Eagles NG24

U14 Girls | South-East

Players Name Region Club/School  Code
Áoibhe Halligan Southeast Carlow Basketball SEG1
Kiyah Dunn Southeast Carlow Basketball SEG2
Shalom Adebisi Southeast Carlow Basketball  SEG3
Catherine Byrne Southeast Carlow Basketball  SEG4
Louise Brown Southeast Carlow Basketball  SEG5
Tara Webb Southeast Carlow Basketball  SEG6
Sophie Moran Southeast Carlow Basketball  SEG7
Sinéad  Bowe Southeast Carlow Basketball  SEG8
Megan Harding Southeast Kilkenny Stars SEG9
Niamh  Mulhall  Southeast Kilkenny Stars SEG10
Kayla Wall Southeast Kilkenny Stars SEG11
Mia Kealy Southeast Kilkenny Stars SEG12
Sarah Donlan Southeast Kilkenny Stars SEG13
Moya Bambrick Southeast Kilkenny Stars SEG14
Emma  Roche  Southeast Kilkenny Stars SEG15
Lauren Butler Southeast Tramore BC SEG16
Rachael  Partridge Southeast Tramore BC SEG17
Amy Barry Southeast Tramore BC SEG18
Kate Ann O'Leary Southeast Tramore BC SEG19
Molly Swift Southeast Tramore BC SEG20
Lily Murphy Southeast Waterford wildcats SEG21
Lana Elez Southeast Kilkenny Stars SEG24
Zoe  O'Sullivan  Southeast Tramore BC SEG25
Abby Crowley Southeast Tralee Magic SEG27

U14 Girls | Midlands

Players Name Region Club/School  Code
Anna Assis Midlands Athlone Basketball Club MG1
Eabha McGlynn Midlands Athlone Basketball Club MG2
Niamh  Purtill Midlands Athlone Basketball Club MG3
Alyssa Glynn Midlands Athlone Basketball Club MG4
Sarah Murray Midlands Athlone Basketball Club MG5
Amie Leigh Midlands Larrie Birds BC MG6
Juno Vanhengel  Midlands Larrie Birds BC MG7
Aoibhínn  O’Brien Midlands Longford Phoenix  MG8
Doireann  ni thuathail Midlands Longford Phoenix  MG9
Ailbhe Mulligan Midlands Longford Phoenix  MG10
Sinéad Masterson Midlands Longford Phoenix  MG11
Robyn  Dunne Midlands Longford Phoenix  MG12
Erica Higgins Midlands Longford Phoenix  MG13
Aoife Creevy Midlands Longford Phoenix  MG14
Charlotte Trautt Midlands Longford Phoenix  MG15
Máire Creagh  Midlands Nenagh Warriors  MG16
Ellen Fitzpatrick  Midlands Portlaoise Panthers MG17
Kara  Powders Midlands Portlaoise Panthers MG18
Mia Delaney Midlands Portlaoise Panthers MG19
Yifei Li Midlands Portlaoise Panthers MG20
Emily Abrama Midlands Portlaoise Panthers MG21
Orlaith  McEvoy Midlands Portlaoise Panthers MG22
Ruth  Prendergast  Midlands Tullamore BC MG23
Katie  Condron  Midlands Tullamore BC MG24
Anna McGreal  Midlands Tullamore BC MG25
Aisling  Smith Midlands Tullamore BC MG26
Diana  Sikora  Midlands Tullamore BC MG27
Karen  Dunne  Midlands Tullamore BC MG28
Kate Marsden Midlands Tullamore BC MG29