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Church Gate Collection
Sep 13, 2016, 10:44 am

Ballincollig Basketball Club's annual Church Gate Collection will take place on this weekend of 17th and 18th of September 2016 at all Masses in Ballincollig.  We look forward to your support for the club at this time as the collection is an important part of our fundraising for the year.  Any members or parents who can assist us with this collection are asked to contact Ken Quinn on 086/1636035.

Used Clothing Collection
Sep 13, 2016, 10:20 am

Autumn is the time for spring cleaning! Ballincollig Basketball Club are having a Used Clothing Collection during the month of September. Time to carry out that cleanup you've been meaning to do, de-clutter that wardrobe and get all those old clothes, bed linen, curtains, lap-tops and mobile phones down to Ballincollig Basketball Club. Items will be accepted on Saturdays in the Sportlann at Coláiste Choilm from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on September 17th and 24th . This is open to anyone in Ballincollig and not just club members.  

Provisional Training times for the year ahead
Sep 13, 2016, 10:19 am

Training times (Boys)


U9/10    Friday's 5pm - 6pm

U11       Wednesday 5pm - 6pm

U12       Thursday 5pm - 6pm

U13       Monday 5pm - 6pm & Wednesday 6pm -7pm

U14       Monday & Thursday 6pm - 7pm

U16       Monday & Wednesday 7pm - 8pm /Thursday 8pm - 9pm

U18       Monday & Wednesday 8pm - 9pm

U20       Wednesday 8pm - 9pm

Div 1      Monday/Thursday 9pm - 10pm

Div 2      Wednesday 9pm - 10pm



Training Times (Ladies)


U9         Saturday 10.00am - 11.00am

U11/12  Saturday 11.00am - 12.45pm

U14       Tuesday 5pm - 6.15pm

U15       Friday 6pm - 7:30pm

U16        Friday 7.30pm - 9.00pm

U18        Tuesday 6.15pm - 7.30pm & Sunday 6pm - 8pm

Senior   Tuesday 7.30pm - 8.45pm & Sunday 6pm - 8pm

Div 1      Tuesday 8.45pm - 10.00pm & Sunday 6pm - 8pm

Welcome Back!
Aug 30, 2016, 10:46 am

We are back!


Ballincollig Basketball Club are back in action after those long lazy hot days of summer! We hope you enjoyed the break and are looking forward to getting back to basketball training and matches. Some of our teams have already commenced pre season training - you have been warned! Individual teams are being notified by their coaches about training times. All training takes place in the Sportlann in Coláiste Choilm.



Annual Open Day


The club will be holding their Annual Fun Day in Coláiste Choilm on Sunday 11th September 2016 between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. All existing members and those considering joining are welcome to come along.

Registration of members for the year ahead will take place on the day.



New Members always welcome!

If anyone would like further information on joining Ballincollig Basketball Club they can contact Ken Quinn on 086/1636035 or Francis O' Sullivan on 087/2532671. Alternatively they can email us at for details of training times.

Happy Holidays!
Jun 21, 2016, 5:26 pm

With the end of the season upon us, Ballincollig Basketball Club would like thank all those who helped us throughout the year. Thanks to the players for attendance at training and matches, the parents for getting them there, all the coaches, our generous sponsors, all those who helped with fundraising, our photographer, Coláiste Choilm for the use of their facilities and our committee members. Some training will continue through the summer and individual coaches will notify players where this is happening. We will be back after the summer and if anyone would like further information on joining the club, they can contact us by email at ballincollig.basketballclub In the meantime keep up the basketball practice, enjoy the holiday break and all the fine weather to come!


Cork Ladies Basketball Awards Night
Jun 1, 2016, 5:07 pm

The Ladies Basketball Board Awards were held in the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel on last Friday. Ballincollig players were once again on the winners list of Most Valuable Player as selected by the coaches in each league.

The U14 recipient was Ballincollig team captain Claudia Keane who led a young team to a second place finish in the league and runner up in the Top Four final.

Premier recipient was Samantha Coomey who plays on our senior team squad which also play up a grade in the Premier grade. The team finished runners up in the Senior Championship, runners up in the Senior Top Four and semi finalists in the Premier Top Four.

Congratulations to both players on their awards which were fully deserved.


Under 16 Girls complete Treble
Jun 1, 2016, 5:06 pm

Our U16 girls completed a clean sweep of League, Championship & Top 4 last week when they defeated Mallow in the final of the Top 4 in Parochial Hall. Ballincollig started strongly with a great defensive display and with some astute rebounding they led 15-9 at the end of the first quarter. By half time they had stamped their authority on the game and led 23-14. Mallow pushed them in the third quarter but our girls opened up the floor and moved the ball around to take a commanding 38-22 lead into the final quarter. Ballincollig finished winners on a score of 44-34 to complete a fantastic treble.

Caitlin Quinn & Amy Corkery had already collected the Championship cup, Patricia O'Riordan and Ayla Hanley collected the League and Sarah Murphy collected the Top 4 trophies for Ballincollig.


The success this year was a great reward for the hard work these girls put in all season and the dedication they have each shown through the years. The Ballincollig team was : Amy Corkery, Ava Lordan, Ayla Hanley, Caitlin Quinn, Cristina Collazo, Grace Kiernan, Jennifer Nyagaya, Karen Maher, Kate Brady, Maria O'Sullivan, Niamh Herbert, Niamh McGrath, Patricia O'Riordan, Rachel Finnegan, Sarah Murphy. First Aid - Elaine Kiernan. Coaches - Ken Quinn & Kevin Murphy.


Ballincollig Basketball Awards Night
May 18, 2016, 2:26 pm

The great and the good of Ballincollig Basketball Club donned their finest clothes for our annual awards night for teams from Under 13 to Senior on Sunday 15th May in the Oriel House Hotel. The paparazzi missed out the display of fashion in the hotel and that was just from the committee members! Fortunately our own photographer was on hand to record the occasion and photos will be appearing on our website shortly. A large crowd turned up for the presentation of MVP awards to our players in the different age groups. And the winners were.............................


Girls MVP Awards

Under 14             Alison Lyons

Under 15             Amy Corkery

Under 16             Caitlin Quinn

Under 18             Emma Sullivan

Division 1            Alyson Enright

Premier                Chinwe Ojini

Senior                  Jen Dinan


Boys MVP Awards

Under 13             Fabian Schmitz

Under 14             Eli Linehan

Under 16             Michael Lynch

Under 18             Emmanuel Anaba & Adam O' Connell

Under 20             Dylan Corkery

Division 1            Shane Mooney & Cathal Geraghty

Basketball Awards Night
May 11, 2016, 11:09 am

Ballincollig Basketball annual awards night for teams from Under 13 to Senior takes place this Sunday night 15th May in the Oriel House Hotel from 6 to 8 PM.

Entry is €5.

U14 Boys are All Ireland Champions
May 11, 2016, 11:05 am

Ballincollig Boys U-14 team landed the biggest prize available by winning the AICC National U-14 title. Only the top teams from every league across the country qualify for this Tournament so the prestige behind winning the competition is huge.

Ballincollig had a very tough group with Liffey Celtic from Dublin, Sligo All Stars, Titans from Galway and Kestrels from the Midlands.

The first game of the day was against Titans and Ballincollig ran out comfortable winners after a huge effort on both ends of the floor.

The next game proved to be more of a struggle against Sligo. Some sloppy finishing and careless play allowed Sligo to hang around but another great defensive effort ensured that, although not firing on all cylinders offensively, Ballincollig were still able to escape with a 9 point victory.

Liffey Celtic, who were some people's favourites for the tournament were up next and Ballincollig put together arguably their best performance of the year. Liffey's total of 11 points after 3 quarters is testament to the work effort and tenacity that the whole team were displaying on the defensive end of the court. Ballincollig ran out 30 point winners which was an extraordinary scoreline.

After a final pool victory against Kestrels, a very well coached St Vincent's from Dublin awaited in the semi final on Sunday morning. In fairness to the boys, they had not taken their eye off the ball. They started from where they left off the previous evening and secured a place in the final.
Belfast Star were the opponents after upsetting Liffey Celtics in the other semi final. The 1st quarter was very tense but some excellent scoring from Mark Lucey, Sean McCarthy and Eli Linehan settled Ballincollig. Some nice passes from Luke O'Sullivan and excellent rebounding from Colm Blount ensured Ballincollig were 10 points up at the end of the opening quarter.

The game sprung to life in the 2nd quarter when Sean O' Flynn scored 11 points in the space of 4 minutes. This combined with the ever present dogged defence from Hugh Murphy, Cathal McDermott, Brian Mcnabola and Philipp Schmitz meant Ballincollig possessed a commanding lead at half time.


Ballincollig never relinquished that lead and some nice shooting from Emmet O'Shea and a boost off the bench from Colm Hayes meant Ballincollig ran out 40-26 winners and were crowned All Ireland Champions.

Results for the weekend:
Ballincollig 59 - 29 Titans
Ballincollig 38 - 29 Sligo
Ballincollig 46 - 19 Liffey Celtic
Ballincollig 42 - 24 Kestrels
Semi final: Ballincollig 40 - 25 St Vincent's
Final: Ballincollig 40 - 26 Belfast Star

Coach's Corner

Nov 3, 2010, 5:59 pm



Experts Dr John Bradley and Dr Tom Hill share their expertise and provide guidelines for coaches and parents on how best to prepare athletes (both junior and senior) for performance and recovery from performance.

Dr John Bradley is lecturer in Exercise Physiology and Coaching Science at UCC. Prior to UCC he worked as an Exercise Physiologist with the Scottish Institute of Sport, providing high performance support to elite Scottish and British athletes in a range of sports.

John has a particular research interest in athlete hydration and will share this expertise at the CTC forum.

John takes a practical approach to sports science making it relevant to athlete performance and coaches needs. His sports science background is supplemented with sporting experience as a competitive swimmer, representing Great Britain as a Senior International at numerous events.

He is currently a Technical Member of the Irish Institute of Sport, providing support for talented Irish athletes to ensure high performance and athletic achievement at the highest level.

Cork's Lisa Cummins, the long distance swimmer, who two years ago became the first Irish person to swim the English Channel both ways spending more than 35 hours in the water will give us a practical insight into her hydration and nutrition regime for training and competition.

Dr John's talk is entitled 'Hydration for athletes (and coaches)' and he will present a user-friendly guide to what to drink and when to drink it. Practical ways to judge if your athlete is hydrated will be discussed and the best drink for your athletes will be revealed

Very often athletes will seek nutrition advice from their coach. Dr Tom's talk entitled 'Eat to Compete: The coaches perspective' will practically examine how the coach can take a lead in implementing basic but effective nutrition strategies.

Dr Tom Hill is a registered nutritionist and part-time lecturer in Nutrition in the School of Food and Nutritional Science UCC. He has worked on diet and nutrition issues with players, athletes and teams across a range of sports including gaelic football, rugby, soccer, basketball, sailing and athletics.

He has also published numerous research articles and book chapters in nutrition and his main research interest is the role of nutrition in musculoskeletal health. He has played rugby for UCC and is currently involved in coaching youth rugby.

The very topical role of sports nutrition supplements will also be explored.

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