Dublin Primary Schools' Mini-Basketball League Finals

Dublin Primary Schools' Mini-Basketball League Finals

  • Dec 05,2015
33 finals of the Dublin Primary Schools Mini-Basketball League are to take place in the National Basketball Arena.

School teams were clustered in groups of no more than five schools and played one another once. They were then ranked 1, 2, 3 etc. in their cluster. The Dublin Primary Schools Mini-Basketball Board then paired 1s, 2s, 3s etc. for Finals in the National Basketball Arena.

Each school team brings two table officials and schools were sent a child-friendly scoresheet with guidelines in advance.

In all over 800 children are playing and 136 children are officiating.

All children participate in at least one quarter with no child playing more than two quarters. All children are awarded a participation medal and the winning schools are presented with a trophy.

Over 1,500 supporters are enjoying the occasion – most visiting the Arena for the first time.

The Dublin Officials Association is providing referees and Commissioners oversee the event each day.

This imaginative approach is in keeping with the ethos of the Primary Schools’ Mini-Basketball as outlined in the PSMNC brochure which can be downloaded from www.basketballireland.ie Primary Schools.

The ethos is defined in the PSMNC brochure as “enabling children to learn, play and enjoy basketball in a supportive environment”. Furthermore the brochure goes on to emphasise the “importance of age appropriate fundamental movement and basketball skills development” while avoiding the “negative aspects of competition for children”. Samples of negative aspects outlined in the PSMNC brochure include; playing the best players only, complex tactics, early elimination structures and trying to win matches at the expense of player development”.

Teaching videos, the Mini3on3 booklet, Rules, Scoresheet & Guidelines – can be all downloaded on www.basketballireland.ie

For further information on the League contact the Coordinator Catriona Casey on casey.catriona@gmail.com Or the Chairman Noel Keating on noelkeatingwoodlawn@gmail.com

Dublin Primary Schools 2015 Mini-Basketball League Finals

Thursday December 3rd, 2015:


10:00am St Pat's Drumcondra v St Brigid’s Killester
10:00am Scoil Mobhi Glasnevin v Rathfarnham Ed Together
11:30am Scoil Mobhi v St Anne's
11:30am Rathfarnham v St Thomas
1:00pm St Anne's v St Raphael's
1:00pm Exhibition v St Thomas

Friday December 4th, 2015:


10:00am Scoil Assaim v Ballyroan BNS
10:00am Burrow NS v St Eithne's
11:30am Scoil Aine Naofa v Rush NS
11:30am Donabate/Portrane v Burrow NS
1:00pm Scoil Aine Naofa v Portrane/Donabate
1:00pm Rush NS v Our Lady's GNS

Monday December 5th, 2015:

10:00am Scoil Bhride v Loreto
10:00am Scoil Treasa v Gaelscoil Mide
11:30am St John Paul v Scoil Bhride
11:30am Scoil Treasa Mary, Mother of Hope
1:00pm St Raphaela's v St John Paul Malahide
1:00pm Mary, Mother of Hope v St Matthew's

Wednesday December 9th, 2015:


10:00am Scoil San Treasa v Teresians
10:00am Scoil Oilibheir v Adamstown Castle
11:30am Scoil San Treasa v  Lusk NS
11:30am Scoil Oilibheir v Adamstown Castle
1:00pm Lusk NS v Johnstown NS
1:00pm Mount Anville Goatstown v Hollypark Foxrock

Thursday December 10th, 2015:

10:00am St Brigid’s v St Francis Xavier
10:00am St Mary’s Haddington Rd v Oliver Plunkett Malahide
11:30am St Francis Xavier v Queen of Angels
11:30am Oliver Plunkett v Griffeen Valley
1:00pm Queen of Angels Balally v St Teresa's
1:00pm Griffeen Valley v Ballyroan BNS

Friday December 11th, 2015:

10:00am Swords ET D7 v Ed Together
11:30am Dublin 7 ET v Harold Boys
11:30am Swords ET v O Connells's
1:00pm Divine Mercy v Marist, Crumlin

Richie O Mahoney, Chairman PSMNC
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