Irish Basketball Association Sprite Men’s U19 Junior National Cup 1997-98


DateHome TeamAway Team
24.01.1998Killester78Marathon Limerick56
24.01.1998New Balance Blue Demons89Team Sligo Dairies64
25.01.1998Killester67New Balance Blue Demons52
[References: 3]

Pool Finals

DateHome TeamAway Team
Pool 1 Final
16.11.1997Sligo Dairies57Tolka Rovers55
Pool 2 Final
Pool 3 Final
16.11.1997Blue Demons66Marian64
Pool 4 Final
16.11.1997Marathon Limerick79St. Vincent’s65
[Reference: 2]

Pool Tables

Mens U19 Cup PWLPts
Pool 4
Burger King Marathon Limerick3309
St. Vincent’s3217
Roadstone Rockets2114
Crescent Limerick3125
Mid Sutton-Baldoyle3033
[Reference: Compiled from 1-2]


The Irish Basketball Association Men’s U19 Junior National Cup was won in 1997-98 by Killester from Dublin who defeated New Balance Blue Demons from Cork 67-52 in the Final. The Cup was divided into four Preliminary Round Pools, with the Winners of the Four Pool Finals being: Sligo Dairies (57-55 v Tolka Rovers), Killester (74-57 v Neptune), Blue Demons (66-64 v Marian), and Marathon Limerick (79-65 v St. Vincent’s). The four Pool Winners then met in the Sprite Cup Finals weekend at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght, Dublin 24, where Killester knocked out Marathon Limerick, and Blue Demons defeated Sligo Dairies.

About Basketball Ireland / Irish Basketball Association Cups

The Irish Basketball Association ran the National Cup for the Top Two Divisions as well as any regional teams that wished to enter in both Men’s and Women’s as well as Junior (Under 19) Cup for both Men and Women. The Cups were Knockout (single elimination) from the First Round. They were replaced by Super League and Division 1 Cups when the Association rebranded as Basketball Ireland in 2003. The Junior (U19) Cups were replaced by Under 20 and Under 18 Cups. Other Cups included the Irish Wheelchair Basketball Cup and introduced in the late 2010s the National Intermediate Cup Competition (Tier 3).

Pool Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Pool 4
15.11.1997Team Burger KIng Marathon82St. Vincent’s81
15.11.1997Crescent Limerick124Mid Sutton-Baldoyle39
15.11.1997St. Vincent’s77Roadstone Rockets58
15.11.1997Team Burger King Marathon54Crescent Limerick53
15.11.1997Roadstone Rockets82Mid Sutton-Baldoyle67
15.11.1997St. Vincent’s61Crescent Limerick60
15.11.1997Team Burger King Marathon80Mid Sutton-Baldoyle78
[Reference: Compiled from 1-2]



[1] Anon. (1997) “Factfile: Basketball” Irish Independent. Sunday, November 16, 1997. Pg. 60.

[2] Anon. (1997) “Factfile: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, November 17, 1997. Pg. 34.

[3] Anon. (1998) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, January 26, 1998, Pg. 31


Thanks to Ann Hanley, Killester and Ireland National Team.

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