Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland | National Club Championships 1961



Date Team 1   Team 2  
  1st Round      
21.10.1961 Dublin Celtics 31 St. Mary’s Athlone 30
21.10.1961 Belfast Celtic 51 Kickhams Clonmel 32
21.10.1961 Dublin Celtics 41 Curragh Band 21
21.10.1961 Belfast Celtics 37 St. Mary’s Dungannon 26
21.10.1961 Dublin Celtics 39 Belfast Celtics 33





Match Venue
All Matches Cathal Brugha Gymnasium, Dublin

National Club Championships 1961




Dublin Celtics qualified for the European Cup with a 39-33 victory in the National Basketball Championships in Cathal Brugha Gymnasium in Dublin. The quality of play was not of a high standard for a National Competition and it was only the brilliant play of the Dublin team’s veteran, Capt. Pat O’Hara that gave them victory in the Final against their Belfast namesakes. Kickhams Clonmel were the Munster representatives, St. Mary’s Athlone the Connacht representatives, St. Mary’s Dungannon the Ulster Regional representatives, and Curragh Band the Leinster Regional representatives. [1]






[1] Anon (1961) “NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS” Irish Examiner Monday, October 23, 1961. pg. 10-11



Thanks to John Folan.


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