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Posts Tagged ‘ slovenia ’

King’s Under 21’s Seek To Make History After Euro Draw

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REPUBLIC of Ireland U21 Head Coach  Noel King today gave his reaction to the UEFA U21 Championships 2017 Qualifying Round draw which has grouped his side with Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Lithuania and Andorra.

Group Two top seeds Italy have won this competition more often than any other nation – five times – while second seeds Serbia were champions once previously and won the UEFA U19 Championships in 2013 with the squad who will compete in this qualifying round. Continue reading

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2014-15 Women’s National League Fixtures Revealed

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THE fixture list for the 2014-2015 Women’s National League has been confirmed and released to the clubs and media today.

This new campaign will be eagerly awaited as a result of the success of the Republic of Ireland Women’s U19 side in UEFA competition this summer and the continued progress of Sue Ronan’s senior international side. The league’s new sponsor will announced at the league launch on Wednesday, August 20 – the same day Ireland host Slovenia in World Cup qualifier at Tallaght Stadium. Continue reading

The Globalisation Of The NBA

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Brooklyn Nets kicked off the first global game of 2014 with a resounding 127-110 win over the Atlanta Hawks at London’s 02 Arena last Thursday.

Over the past 35 years the NBA have played 147 games globally, visiting 20 different countries including China, Germany, Italy and Russia amongst others.

Yet the globalisation of the NBA has extended far beyond bringing the game cross continent.  Continue reading

Spanish Basketball Coach Set For Irish Coaching Clinic

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Basketball Ireland revealed some good news during the week when it was revealed that Spanish Assistant Coach Jaume Ponsarnau, is coming to Ireland on December the 15th to host a coaching clinic in Galway. Ponsarnau has just returned from the European Championships with the Spanish National Men’s team in Slovenia.

Ponsarnau won Catalan coach of the year in 2007 and 2012 during his time as Head Coach of Basquet Manresa in the Spanish First Division, a position he held from 2006 until earlier this year. Having coached players such as Ricky Rubio and  Marc Gasol, Coach Ponsarnau will be hoping to pass on some of his knowledge to the coaches and players that are present next Sunday. Continue reading

Symth Eyes Victory In Slovenia

2012 Algarve Cup - Algarve Women's Football Cup: Team Portraits and InterviewsVersatile midfielder Shannon Smyth wants the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team to finish 2013 with a win when they face Slovenia in their FIFA Women’s World Cup Group 1 qualifier in Velenje tomorrow at 4pm (Irish time).

Sue Ronan’s side have lost just once in seven games this year after wins over Northern Ireland, South Africa and Slovakia and draws against South Korea, Austria and Croatia. The only defeat was a 0-1 loss to Finland in the play-off for seventh and eighth place at the 12-team Cyprus Cup in March. Continue reading

Bright Future Ahead For Irish Basketball

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Finally after years of having little or no international basketball the underage teams seem to be back up and running with Basketball Ireland hopeful that they will have a senior team back competing in the not too distant future.

As things stand there is currently an Irish U15,U16 and U17 team with an U20 team due to be set up later this year. This will be the most teams that Basketball Ireland have had since they were forced to dismantle the Senior International Teams four years ago. This was especially controversial on the girls side as they operated on a budget of just €40,000 a year and were extremely hopeful of gaining promotion to Division A. Continue reading

News in Brief- Corrupt Ming Wins Gold Cup

MINGThe property tax website doesn’t even warrant NIB’s derision. For feck’s sake lads. The government really backed a loser there. Incapable of hurdling over the minor issue that 50% of the website didn’t work. There’s been lots of winners this Cheltenham race week though, not just Willie Mullins.

Obviously we were all waiting with breath that was bated on Tuesday for Ming’s speech from the Dail on the possibility of An Garda Siochana and a council official removing points incurred by him for driving offences. Currently the law allows members of the Oireachtas to avoid driving penalties if on “official business” meaning Ming hasn’t technically done anything wrong other than be a complete hypocrite and winning the Gold Cup for being as corrupt as those he has previously accused. But sure he’s a politician. Continue reading

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