Basketball Ireland | National League | Men’s Super League 2016-2018


BI Men’s Super League 2016-17

x – Templeogue222021906161960
x – Griffith Swords Thunder221931902151854
y – Garvey’s Tralee Warriors221751773159051
y – UCD Marian221751871165651
y – Pyrobel Killester221391683160139
y – UCC Demons2212101776182736
SSE Airtricity Moycullen229131730178427
DCU Saints227151628175421 Eanna226161568174618
Belfast Star226161564171718
KUBS BC225171526173115
r – Radisson Blu UL Eagles22121138717713


DateHome TeamAway Team
Maree67Garvey’s Tralee Warriors82
Ulster University Elks56UCD Marian80
Semi-Finals (LYIT)
Templeogue71UCD Marian64
Griffith Swords Thunder64Garvey’s Tralee Warriors64
Final (LYIT)
Templeogue73Garvey’s Tralee Warriors74ot


BI Men’s Super League 2017-18

c – UCD Marian231851863164654
x – Pyrobel Killester231761964169251
y – Black Amber Templeogue221661939180248
y – Garveys Tralee Warriors221661761162148
y – Griffith College Swords Thunder221481807157542
y – UCC Demons221391965185239
Belfast Star219121555153527
DCU Saints228141738195024
q – Eanna224181642182312
r – KUBS BC22220149019326


DateHome TeamAway team
Promotion/Relegation Playoff (Waterford)


DateHome TeamAway team
18.03.2018Black Amber Templeogue90UCC Demons77
18.03.2018Garvey’s Tralee Warriors78Griffith College Swords Thunder71
21.03.2018Pyrobel Killester73Black Amber Templeogue75
22.03.2018UCD Marian78Garvey’s Tralee Warriors82
24.03.2018Black Amber Templeogue61Garvey’s Tralee Warriors73


Points System: 3 Pts Win / 0 Pts Loss / Tied teams separated by Points Difference (PF – PA)

c – Super League Champions / x – Qualify for Champions Trophy Semi-Finals / y – Qualify for Champions Trophy Quarter-Finals / q – Enter Promotion-Relegation Playoff / r – relegated to Division 1

The Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland was created in 1945, and in 1971 set up the National League. the modern era began in 1980 when the ABAI changed its name to the Irish Basketball Association (IBBA) and sanctioned the introduction of paid professional imports from America. In 1991 the First and Second Divisions were merged into One Division with two conferences, which in 1993 were split again into a Super League (First Level) and Division 1 (Second Level). They were again merged in 1998 and split once again in 2001. The Association rebranded in 2003 as Basketball Ireland and in 2013 the Super League was rebranded the Premier League for three seasons, reverting back to the name Super League in 2016. [8]

This document provides an Overview of the Super League of the Basketball Ireland Men’s National League from 2016 to 2018, which was First Level of Men’s Basketball in Ireland, and was a period when the League reverted to the Super League brandt, with each team playing Home & Away against each other team to decide the League Champion, followed by a series of Playoffs, called the Champions Trophy, which is a separate competition to the League.




[2] Basketball Ireland (2018) Mens Super League [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 28 March 2017]

[3] Basketball Ireland (2018) Mens Champions Trophy [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 28 March 2017]

[4] Basketball Ireland (2018) Results & Reaction: League Finals April 1st and 2nd [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 3 April 2017]

[5] Basketball Ireland (2018) Mens Super League [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 26 March 2018]

[6] Basketball Ireland (2018) Mens Champions Trophy [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 12 March 2018]

[7] Basketball Ireland (2018) Recap: Neptune secure promotion while Templeogue win in OT [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 26 March 2018]

[8] Basketball Ireland (2018) History [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 26 May 2018]


[1] Sligo Sports and Recreation (2017) Basketball Ireland logo [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 10 March 2017]


Thanks to John Folan.

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 10 February 2019

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