Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland All-Ireland Blitz 1960

Venue: Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines, 2 October 1960


First Round
02.10.1960Army School of Music (Dublin)20St. Mary’s B Athlone6
02.10.1960Corinthians (Dublin)12Rosario B Belfast6 aet
02.10.1960James Stephens Kilkenny21Custume Athlone4
02.10.196044th FCA Cork13Air Corps (Dublin)11
02.10.1960Dublin Celtic30Dungannon13
02.10.1960Rosario A Belfast14Robert Emmetts Kilkenny12 aet
02.10.1960St. Mary’s A Athlone17Bangor8
02.10.1960St. Mary’s Teachers Union15St. Colmcille Tralee10
02.10.1960Army School of Music (Dublin)11Corinthians8
02.10.196044th FCA Cork23James Stephens Kilkenny22 aet
02.10.1960Dublin Celtic29Rosario A Belfast7
02.10.1960St. Mary’s A Athlone18SMTU Belfast14
02.10.1960Army School of Music Dublin1244th FCA Cork5
02.10.1960Dublin Celtic19St. Mary’s A Athlone18
02.10.1960Dublin Celtic15Army School of Music (Dublin)10
Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland All-Ireland Blitz Results 1960 [Reference: 1]


Dublin Celtic, who had been beaten finalists in 1959, won the All-Ireland Basketball Blitz for the first time in October 1960, when beating Army School of Music 15-10 in the Final. M. Morrison top-scored on 8 points for the Army School of Music, but it wasn’t enough as the combination of P. O’Hara (7 pts), N. Nugent (5) and D. Rochford (3) saw of the challenge of ASM to give the title to Celtic.


Team / ScorersPointsTeam / ScorersPoints
Dublin Celtic15Army School of Music10
P. O’Hara7M. Morrison8
N. Nugent5K. Staunton2
D. Rochford3
ABAI All-Ireland Blitz 1960 Final Scorers [Reference: 1]


The Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland (now Basketball Ireland) was the organisation in charge of running Basketball in Ireland from 1947 to 1979 when it changed its name to the Irish Basketball Association.

From 1953 to 1973 it was organised on a Club and County basis like the Gaelic Athletic association, and the All-Ireland Minor Championship was the Underage County Championship.

The All-Ireland Blitz was Club Championship, held over the course of a weekend.



[1] Anon. (1960) “Celtic won ‘blitz’ title” Irish Press. Monday, October 3, 1960. pg. 9 [Internet] Available from the Irish Newspaper Archive: which is a subscription service)


Thanks to Rob Gihbu

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