Glen Abbey Basketball Tournament 1972

Final Pool Standings

Glen Abbey Tournament 1972PWLPFPAPts
Pool A
Boroughmuir (Sco) (Q)11095692
Tournament Selection11045402
Blue Demons (Cork)2021091200
Pool B
Manchester Area All-Stars (Eng) (Q)220120994
Sligo All-Stars (Q)2111221142
St. Vincent’s “B” (Glasnevin)202851140
Pool C
St. Vincent’s “A” (Glasnevin) (Q)220123924
Heriots of Polonia (Sco)2111201232
Corinthians (Dublin)202801080
[References: Compiled fromResults in 1-5]


DateHome TeamAway Team
26.03.1972Boroughmuir90Sligo All-Stars73
26.03.1972St. Vincent’s “A”56Manchester Area All-Stars43
3rd Place
26.03.1972Manchester Area All-StarsWSligo All-StarsL
26.03.1972St. Vincent’s “A”66Boroughmuir65
[References: 3]

Pool Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Pool A
24.03.1972Tournament Selection45Blue Demons40
25.03.1972Boroughmuir95Blue Demons69
Pool B
25.03.1972Sligo All-Stars59St. Vincent’s “B”49
25.03.1972Manchester Area All-Stars65Sligo All-Stars63
25.03.1972Manchester Area All-Stars55St. Vincent’s “B”36
Pool C
24.03.1972St. Vincent’s “A”51Corinthians29
24.03.1972St. Vincent’s “A”72Heriots of Polonia63
25.03.1972Heriots of Polonia57Corinthians51
[References: Compiled from Results in 1-5]


St. Vincent’s “A” 66 –J Prendergast 30, D. Fitzsimons 14, O. Hearns 8, B. Casey 6, P. Crean 4, G. Ginhan 2, R. O’Hanlon 2.

Boroughmuir 65 – W. McInnes 23, S. Capaldi 22, J. Carmichael 9, A. Bissett 4, D. Patterson 5.

St. Vincent’s of Glasnevin in Dublin won the Glen Abbey Tournament they hosted in the Naomh Mhuire Sports Hall in Inchicore, Dublin from the 24th to 26th March 1972. With an outstanding 30 points from captain John Prendergast they defeated the British & Irish Basketball Federation Cup holders Boroughmuir of Scotland 66-65 in the Final.

They had earlier won their Pool in the nine-team International Tournament by defeating Corinthians, and a second Scottish side, Heriots of Polonia. Boroughmuir won Pool A ahead of a Tournament Selection, and a below-form Blue Demons from Cork. Manchester Area All-Stars won Pool B by defeating both St. Vincent’s “B” team and Sligo All-Stars, who also qualified for the Semi-Finals on points difference as best second placed qualifier ahead of Heriots of Polonia. Manchester again defeated Sligo in the 3rd Place Playoff after falling to St. Vincent’s in the Semi-Finals. The other Semi-Final was a 17 point victory for Boroughmuir, who scored a tournament-high 90 points against Sligo All-Stars.



[1] Anon. (1972) “Basketball win for Boroughmuir” Sunday Independent, March 26, 1972. pg. 30.

[2] Anon. (1972) “Glen Abbey Basketball” Irish Press, Saturday, March 25, 1972. pg. 17.

[3] Anon. (1972) “Basketball Title for St. Vincent’s” Irish Press, Monday, March 27, 1972. pg. 16.

[4] Anon. (1972) “Glen Abbey Basketball under way” Irish Independent, Saturday, March 25, 1972. pg. 13

[5] Anon. (1972) “Glen Abbey basketball tournament” Irish Examiner, Tuesday, March 21, 1971. pg. 15


Thanks to Rob Gihbu.

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