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« Reply #5985 on: May 22, 2020, 10:16:49 PM »
I never would have guessed that basketball was such a popular sport here with so many knowledgeable followers, who must have played the game at some level themselves and avidly followed the fortunes of Michael Jordon et al in the NBA in the 1990s, however that was possible -  perhaps by a transatlantic phone connection?
Perhaps we just knew things differently before broadband. We'd look at a photo in the newspaper and just know that such and such was a class act.

No Channel 4 in the Free State?

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« Reply #5986 on: May 22, 2020, 11:05:25 PM »
Iíve a few mates who are basketball fanatics! Our club had a very successful team back in The day. Few international players, games would have been played in Andytown leisure centre for the games..
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« Reply #5987 on: May 22, 2020, 11:10:57 PM »
Iíve a few mates who are basketball fanatics! Our club had a very successful team back in The day. Few international players, games would have been played in Andytown leisure centre for the games..
I remember that. How did it come about?


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« Reply #5988 on: May 22, 2020, 11:29:17 PM »
Iíve a few mates who are basketball fanatics! Our club had a very successful team back in The day. Few international players, games would have been played in Andytown leisure centre for the games..
I remember that. How did it come about?

John Kennedy (rip) was the big motivator in that, the McGourtys and Gribbies and big PJ were big players
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« Reply #5989 on: May 22, 2020, 11:36:43 PM »
Aye, I remember a big lad Eugene McKenna who lived beside me played. I knew very little about basketball but had always heard that St Gallís were a good local team. That said, those I ran about with would have been biased.


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« Reply #5990 on: May 23, 2020, 12:27:06 AM »
Iíve a few mates who are basketball fanatics! Our club had a very successful team back in The day. Few international players, games would have been played in Andytown leisure centre for the games..
I remember that. How did it come about?

John Kennedy (rip) was the big motivator in that, the McGourtys and Gribbies and big PJ were big players
There is a Belfast fella in work called John Kennedy who's big into his basketball. Wonder if any relation.

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« Reply #5991 on: May 23, 2020, 12:39:56 AM »
Iíve a few mates who are basketball fanatics! Our club had a very successful team back in The day. Few international players, games would have been played in Andytown leisure centre for the games..
I remember that. How did it come about?

John Kennedy (rip) was the big motivator in that, the McGourtys and Gribbies and big PJ were big players
There is a Belfast fella in work called John Kennedy who's big into his basketball. Wonder if any relation.

Possibly, the Kennedyís were huge players both GAA and basketball,  John Kennedy sr was the main player, we brought many college and ex players from the states over, they were enjoying our Wed nights in the club  ;D. Very popular with the local ladies
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« Reply #5992 on: May 23, 2020, 06:20:48 AM »
Basketball was big in Strabane and St Colmans HS back in the day

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« Reply #5993 on: May 23, 2020, 08:01:42 AM »
Are st Malachys Belfast not big into basketball? Looking at donaghyís laochra Gael show the top league looks to have a bit of a following.

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« Reply #5994 on: May 23, 2020, 08:54:35 AM »
St Pat's in Armagh have multiple Ulsters &  All Irelands in Basketball in various grades down through the years, died away for a bit there but back at it again now, have won C & B grades again recently.

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« Reply #5995 on: May 23, 2020, 10:28:49 AM »
St Pat's in Armagh have multiple Ulsters &  All Irelands in Basketball in various grades down through the years, died away for a bit there but back at it again now, have won C & B grades again recently.
Yeah noticed they won the all Ireland again this year and even went over to New York to do a bit. It was always big in St Pat's. I always enjoyed playing it in the school but wouldn't have competed on the teams due to being vertically challenged :)

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« Reply #5996 on: May 23, 2020, 11:45:23 AM »
I never would have guessed that basketball was such a popular sport here with so many knowledgeable followers, who must have played the game at some level themselves and avidly followed the fortunes of Michael Jordon et al in the NBA in the 1990s, however that was possible -  perhaps by a transatlantic phone connection?
Perhaps we just knew things differently before broadband. We'd look at a photo in the newspaper and just know that such and such was a class act.

Ignorant prat in reveals ignorance shocker.

Are st Malachys Belfast not big into basketball? Looking at donaghyís laochra Gael show the top league looks to have a bit of a following.

St. Malachy's would always have been big into basketball. OLSP Knock a big school for it as well. James Loughery, of St. Brigid's and Antrim (and subsequently and more notably Cork) fame went to Knock and was an exceptional basketball player when he was younger and would have played far more organised basketball than football until St. Brigid's was founded.
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« Reply #5997 on: May 23, 2020, 12:02:20 PM »
Didnít know that about loughrey.

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« Reply #5998 on: May 23, 2020, 12:43:50 PM »
I never would have guessed that basketball was such a popular sport here with so many knowledgeable followers, who must have played the game at some level themselves and avidly followed the fortunes of Michael Jordon et al in the NBA in the 1990s, however that was possible -  perhaps by a transatlantic phone connection?

Even I was a basketball fan in the 90s - I recorded the late night games that were broadcast by c4 (definitely a few programmes broadcast per week) and followed the league closely at the time. I used to get this bi-weekly magazine/newspaper thing on the NBA, and had poster of Michael Jordan in my room...no transatlantic phonecalls required.

Basketball was big in Strabane and St Colmans HS back in the day
Yeah, the incredibly enthusiastic coach in Strabane certainly got me playing the game (which I kept playing through uni with Queenís - not an overly-successful team, but the inter-varsities tournaments were great craic).



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« Reply #5999 on: May 23, 2020, 03:50:15 PM »
Are st Malachys Belfast not big into basketball? Looking at donaghyís laochra Gael show the top league looks to have a bit of a following.
i went to a good few star of the sea games at Maysfield, it was a decent standard with Gareth Maguire , Aidrain Fulton and Javan Dupree  to the fore.
It must have been C4 but i definitely  remember watching some of these laker / celtic finals in the 80;s ( as well as the bulls finals of the 90s )