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Header Image (1) and Featured Image Credit: National Basketball Arena, Tallaght – Ross Mahon / Shutterstock (2021) TALLAGHT, IRELAND – MARCH 01, 2021: An aerial view of the National Basketball Arena in Tymon Park. [Accessed 4 May 2021]

Header Image (2): OAKLAND, CA – FEBRUARY 22: Celtics vs. Warriors: Players shoot around to warm-up during halftime break at Oracle Arena taken February 22, 2011 Oakland California. ©ericbvd/123RF.COM Image ID: 9205782 [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_9205782_oakland-ca-february-22-celtics-vs-warriors-players-shoot-around-to-warm-up-during-halftime-break-at-.html?vti=o23bl3o3kkuh4q3qv9-1-3 [Accessed 9 March 2022]

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Header Image (5): Contributor: Alex Bogatyrev MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA -17 MAY, 2019: Suncorp Super Netball, Melbourne 2019, Week 4, Collingwood Magpies Netball VS Adelaide Thunderbirds. Item ID: 1402422806. Shutterstock: Availalable from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/melbourne-australia-17-may-2019-suncorp-1402422806 [Accessed 29 April 2022]

Eirball is an all-time Archive of Irish, North American and World Sports Results and Standings. This is the Basketball website of Eirball.

Within Basketball Ireland there are 4 National Associations or Leagues: National Basketball Leagues, Irish Wheelchair Basketball League, 3×3 Basketball League and All-Ireland Schools Cup (BIPPS – Basketball Ireland Post-Primary Schools); 9 Post-Primary Schools Regions; 12 Area Boards and 32 Mini-Basketball Primary Schools Counties. The Ratio of Men and Women, Boys and Girls is approximately equal throughout.

Links are available below to the landing pages of various league and cup results from the National Basketball Leagues and Cups (1975-present), International Basketball, Area Boards, All-Ireland Championships (1950s to 1979), Basketball Area Boards, Schools and Colleges Basketball, Netball, and much more.

National Basketball League

Quicklinks to the National Basketball League All-Time Results and Standings

Basketball Ireland

Basketball Ireland was founded as the Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland in 1947, and after playing a County and Club Championship format for nearly 30 years switched to a National Basketball League based on clubs in 1973. This became professionalised with the import of American players during the 1979-80 season and the name of the organisation was changed to the Irish Basketball Association to reflect this. The IBA became Basketball Ireland in 2003 and organises National Leagues, Cups and Tournaments as well as entering International competitions.

National Basketball Leagues

This is the Eirball Index Page to the All-Time Results and Standings of the Basketball Ireland National Leagues. First founded in 1973-74 after 27 years of the Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland All-Ireland Club and County Championshps, the National Basketball Leagues have two tiers in both Men’s and Women’s Basketball.

Header Picture Credit: [1] Folan, John | Irish Basketball Memories of the 80s And 90s Facebook Group (2020) Post to Page, January 27, 2020″Fantastic team loved going to see them play” [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/84031072_1023908997993251_8391839803976450048_n.jpg?nc_cat=104&_nc_sid=ca434c&_nc_ohc=eZjapq8zlu4AX9QUva&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=03447b305a695c8d4a572078f382a059&oe=5E9F44CB [Accessed 25 March 2020][Adjusted]

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The Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland was formed in 1947. After 25 years of All-Ireland Championships based on a Club & County basis like in the GAA, the ABAI created the first National Basketball League based on clubs in 1972-73.

In 1979-80 St. Vincent’s Killarney brought in two paid American Imports, contrary to the rules of the ABAI, but after taking no action against them for most of the season, they relented having seen how many fans it was bringing in, and allowed paid imports, changing the name of the Association to the Irish Basketball Association to reflect this. This era, from 1980-1991 is regarded by many in Irish Basketball as its “Golden Era”.

NBL Men’s Super League

BBI Men’s Super League 2003-Present; IBA Men’s Super League 1993-2003; IBBA Men’s Division 1 1979-1993; ABAI Men’s Division 1 1973-1979

National Basketball League Men’s Level 1 Standings

Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland National League Division 1 1975-1979

Irish Basketball Association National Basketball League Men’s Division 1 1979-1991

Irish Basketball Association Budweiser Men’s National League 1991-1993

Irish Basketball Association Men’s Super League 1993-2003

Basketball Ireland National League Men’s Super League 2003-2013

Basketball Ireland National League Men’s Premier League 2013-2016

Basketball Ireland National League Men’s Super League 2016-2019

National Basketball League Men’s Level 1 Results

BI NL Men’s Super League 2016-2020: 

2020-21 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 

2016-17 

BI NL Men’s Premier League 2013-2016:  

2015-16 2014-15

IBA NL Men’s  Super League (Seasons):  

1997-98 1996-97 1995-96 1994-95 

1993-94 

IBA Men’s Budweiser NBL (Seasons):  1992-93 1991-92

IBA NBL Men’s Division 1 1979-1991 (Seasons): 1990-91

National Basketball Arena, Tallaght
National Basketball Arena, Tallaght

Picture Credit: Ross Mahon / Shutterstock (2021) TALLAGHT, IRELAND – MARCH 01, 2021: An aerial view of the National Basketball Arena in Tymon Park. [Accessed 4 May 2021]

The first Ladies National Basketball League was also formed around this time in the late-1970s. After a few seasons both Men’s and Ladies added a second division. In 1991, the Ladies League also got a slight name-change to the Women’s National Basketball League and in 1997 Divisions 1 & 2 were merged into one Super League. Below the Super League was a Women’s Regional League, playing 2-3 games a weekend for each team in the one venue.

NBL Women’s Super League

BBI Women’s Super League 2003-Present; IBA Women’s Super League 1997-2003; IBBA Women’s Division 1 1979-1997

National Basketball League Women’s Level 1 Standings

Irish Basketball Association Ladies National Basketball League 1979-1991

Irish Basketball Association Women’s National League Division 1 1991-1997

Irish Basketball Association Women’s Super League 1997-2003

Basketball Ireland National League Women’s Super League 2003-2013

Basketball Ireland National League Women’s Premier League 2013-2016

Basketball Ireland National League Women’s Super League 2016-2019

National Basketball League Women’s Level 1 Results

BBI NL Women’s Super League 2016-present: 

2020-21 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17  

BI NL Women’s Premier League 2013-2016 (Seasons): 2015-16

IBA NBL Women’s Division 1 1991-1997 (Seasons):  1991-92

IBA NBL Ladies Division 1 1979-1991 (Seasons): 1990-91

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In 1991 the Association merged the Men’s Divisions 1 & 2 into one National Basketball League, with two conferences: North & South. at the same time it reduced the number of paid American Imports from two to one, thinking the Irish playerscould make the step up. The fans lost interest, however, with just one American on the teams, and it is regarded as the end of the “Golden Era”. After two seasons under this format, the two division set-up was reinstated, with Divisions 1 & 2 now named the Super League & Division 1.

The Irish Basketball Association was rebranded in 2003 as Basketball Ireland, and the two Conference (North & South) model was again reintroduced, although the two Division (2 levels) set-up was retained. The Women’s 2nd Level was reinstated at this time also, although the Women’s Divisions never had North & South Conferences.

In 2013 the Super League underwent a name-change to the Premier League, as a drastic attempt was made to fix the National Leagues and the massive debt Basketball Ireland had built up.   In 2016 the Super League brand made a comeback and by 2019 it was stated on the Basketball Ireland website that the €1.4 Million debt was paid off.

NBL Men’s Division 1

BBI Men’s Division 1 2003-Present; IBA Men’s Division 1 1993-2003; IBBA Men’s Division 2 1979-1991; ABAI Men’s Division 1977-1979

National Basketball League Men’s Level 2 Standings

Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland National League Division 2 1977-1979

Irish Basketball Association National Basketball League Men’s Division 2 1979-1991

Irish Basketball Association National Basketball League Men’s Division 1 1993-2003

Basketball Ireland National League Men’s Division 1 2003-2013

Basketball Ireland National League Men’s Division 1 2013-2019

National Basketball League Men’s Level 2 Results

BBI NL Men’s Division 1 2013-2020:

 2020-21 2019-20  2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16

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The Irish Basketball Association was rebranded in 2003 as Basketball Ireland, and the two Conference (North & South) model was again reintroduced, although the two Division (2 levels) set-up was retained. The Women’s 2nd Level was reinstated at this time also, although the Women’s Divisions never had North & South Conferences.

In 2013 the Super League underwent a name-change to the Premier League, as a drastic attempt was made to fix the National Leagues and the massive debt Basketball Ireland had built up.   In 2016 the Super League brand made a comeback and by 2019 it was stated on the Basketball Ireland website that the €1.4 Million debt was paid off.

NBL Women’s Division 1

BBI Women’s Division 1 2003-Present; IBA Women’s Regional League 1997-2003; IBBA Women’s Division 2 1991-1997; IBBA Ladies Division 2 1982-1991

National Basketball League Women’s Level 2 Standings

Irish Basketball Association National Basketball League Ladies Division 2 1982-1991

Irish Basketball Association National League Women’s Division 2 1991-1997

Basketball Ireland National League Women’s Division 1 2003-2013

Basketball Ireland National League Women’s Division 1 2013-2019

National Basketball League Women’s Level 2 Results

BBI NL Women’s Division 1 2013-2020: 

2020-21 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16

IBA NBL Women’s Division 2 1991-1997 (Seasons):  1991-92

IBBA NBL Ladies Division 2 1979-1991 (Seasons): 1990-91

Basketball Ireland

Image Credit: National Basketball Arena, Tallaght – Ross Mahon / Shutterstock (2021) TALLAGHT, IRELAND – MARCH 01, 2021: An aerial view of the National Basketball Arena in Tymon Park. [Accessed 4 May 2021]

Men’s and Women’s Super Leagues (2003-Present) Men’s Divisions 1 and 2 (1975-2003) Ladies Divisions 1 and 2 (1979-2002).

Men’s and Women’s Super League National Cups, Men’s and Women’s Division 1 National Cups, Boys and Girls U19 and U19B National Cups. National Intermediate Cup Competitions.

All-Ireland Championships (1950-1975), Provincial Championships (1950-1975), National Basketball Cup (1969-1975), All-Ireland Club Championships (1950-1975).

Roy Curtis Tournament

Basketball Ireland Teams

All-Star Teams

International Basketball

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International Basketball Overview / Landing Page

Ireland at London 1948

Federation Internationale de Basket – Ireland in International Competitions

FIBA Europe Cup (2015-16); BIBF British and Irish Basketball Federation Cup (1980-1983); FIBA Europe Champions Cup (1961-1986);

Four Countries Tournaments (2016); BIBF British and Irish Basketball Federation Cup (1980-1983); Roy Curtis International Tournament (1971-1996)

Coming soon…

Coming soon…

Special Olympics World Gamesc Los Angeles 2015 (Ireland)

Schools Basketball

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Schools Basketball Landing Page

National Basketball Colleges Cup; Basketball Intervarsities

BIPPS All-Ireland Schools Finals (2003-2018); SBAI / ISBA All-Ireland Schools Finals (1995-2002)

All-Ireland Schools Basketball Cups Finals (1992-2018); All Results Boys & Girls U16-U19 (2015-2020)

All-Ireland Schools Basketball Leagues Finals (BIPPS 2003-2020 and ISBA / SBAI 1984-2003); All Results U19A Boys and Girls (2016-2019)

All-Ireland Schools Basketball Championship Finals (Girls 1974-1984)

Schools Basketball Inter-Regionals (1997-2003); Secondary Schoolgirls Association – Dublin Regional Basketball League (2009-2018); South East Schoolgirls Basketball (U19 and U16 2015-16)

Longford Primary Schools (2016); Roscommon Primary Schools (2019)

East Coast Area Boards

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Basketball Northern Ireland; North East Basketball; Dublin Ladies Basketball; Dublin Men’s Basketball; Midland Area Baskerball; South East Basketball; Cork Basketball

Basketball Northern Ireland

North East Basketball Board; North East Area Board (Fingal, Louth, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, Westmeath)

Dublin Ladies Basketball Board

Dublin Men’s Basketball Board

Midland Area Basketball Board (Kildare, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath)

South East Area Basketball Board (Kilkenny, Carlow, Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford)

Cork Ladies Area Board; Cork Men’s Basketball Board

West Coast Area Boards

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Kerry Area Basketball; North Munster Basketball; Galway Area Basketball; Mayo Area Basketball; North Connacht Basketball; North West Basketball

Kerry Area Basketball Board

North Munster Area Board; Clare Area Basketball Board (Clare, Limerick, Tipperary)

Galway Area Basketball Board

Mayo Area Basketball Board

LonLeitRos Area Basketball Board; Shannonside Basketball League; Sligo Area Basketball Board (Longford, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo, Westmeath)

North West Area Board; Donegal Area Basketball Board; Cavan Area Basketball Board (Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Sligo)

Other Basketball

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Other Basketball Overview Landing Page

Irish Wheelchair Basketball League 2015-2018

FIBA Europe 3×3 Basketball Qualifiers (Mens, Womens, U18) 2018

Dublin Indoor Sports Mixed Basketball 2016

Coming soon…

Connacht Community Games Basketball (2019); Mayo Community Games Basketball (1994-1995); Clare Community Games Basketball (2010-2018)

Macra na Feirme Basketball 1991

Basketball USA

OAKLAND, CA – FEBRUARY 22: Celtics vs. Warriors: Players shoot around to warm-up during halftime break at Oracle Arena taken February 22, 2011 Oakland California.

©ericbvd/123RF.COM Image ID: 9205782 [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_9205782_oakland-ca-february-22-celtics-vs-warriors-players-shoot-around-to-warm-up-during-halftime-break-at-.html?vti=o23bl3o3kkuh4q3qv9-1-3 [Accessed 9 March 2022]

Basketball USA Overview / Landing Page

NBA 2002-2007 Final Standings (Pat Burke Record); NBA Preseasons 2019-2021; All NBA Leagues Final Tables 2019-20

WNBA 1997-1999 Final Standings

NBDL National Basketball Development League 2001-2005;

Coming soon…

Basketball Hall of Fame Classic Belfast 2017

Netball and World Basketball

Contributor: Alex Bogatyrev MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA -17 MAY, 2019: Suncorp Super Netball, Melbourne 2019, Week 4, Collingwood Magpies Netball VS Adelaide Thunderbirds. Item ID: 1402422806. Shutterstock: Availalable from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/melbourne-australia-17-may-2019-suncorp-1402422806 [Accessed 29 April 2022]

Netball; Korfball; Cestoball; Ringball Overview Landing Page

Netball Ireland Winter League; Netball Ireland Summer League

Netball World Championships (Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland); Commonwealth Games Netball (Northern Ireland); Netball Europe

Mixed Fast Fives

Dutch version of Basketball and Netball; Korfball World Championships

Argentinian version of Basketball and Netball; Argentinian Championship

South African version of Basketball and Netball; South African Championship

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Eirball is an all-time Archive of Irish, North American and World Sports Results and Standings. This is the Basketball website of Eirball.

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