Basketball Ireland has six Development Officers located around Ireland.
Meet the team below.
Head of Development: Ciaran O'Sullivan
Ciaran is the Head of Development for Basketball Ireland based in Cork as the Cork Development Officer. Ciaran works with the Cork Sports Partnership and works to develop, support and promote basketball participation in Cork.
You can contact Ciaran by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 087 968 0320.
Development Officer: Paul Carr
Paul is the development officer of Leinster and works out of the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. Paul's immediate plan is to try to increase the number of primary school children playing the sport of basketball in schools as well as creating pathways which will lead them to join their local clubs. Paul will use numerous of the existing Basketball Ireland programmes such as Mini Basketball, Mini 3x3 and Green Shoots in order to help improve the participation level of primary school children in the sport.
If you are looking for a coach for your club, want to book Paul for a session in your school or are just looking for help in your club/school or organising an event you can contact Paul on email@example.com or on 086 782 0673.
Development Officer: Niall McDermott
Region: North West
Niall is the Development Officer for the North West and is based out of LYIT college in Letterkenny. His work serves the North West Area Board region and he works with the college, clubs and schools at all levels running programmes like Urban Hoops Basketball Blitzes, 3x3, Active Schools, Elites in Schools and Green Shoots. Niall also organises the U16 NWAB Regional Academy and assists with the BI U14 and U15 Academies. He also organises coaching and officiating courses in the region and is responsible for the set up and coaching of the LYIT Donegal National League team and the men's and women's college teams.
If you wish to contact Niall you can get him on email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Development Officer: Patrick O'Neill
Based out of Ulster University, Jordanstown in Belfast, Patrick is the Belfast Development Officer for Basketball Ireland. He is an experienced coach and helps schools and clubs experience and develop the sport of basketball throughout Ulster. Patrick rolls out a number of programmes in Belfast including: the Green Shoots programme which is designed to be a fun, enjoyable social activity for children and to improve the skill level of each player. Green Shoots is ideal for clubs or schools and any club interested can get a free session where Patrick will visit the club/school and run a coach education session specific to Green Shoots at which all club/school coaches are invited to attend. Patrick is also available to attend any school/club in the region to: run an age appropriate coaching session or coach workshop and also a demonstration explaining the specific 3X3 rules and set up the tournament format through FIBA 3X3 for clubs that want to run tournaments at no cost to the club. Patrick can also organize recognized education courses at appropriate levels for coaching, table officiating or refereeing for any group. You can contact Patrick on: email@example.com
Development Officer: Mike Murray
Mike is the BI Development Officer for Galway and is also the Director of Basketball at NUI Galway. He is responsible for directing the basketball program at NUI Galway and co ordinates the rollout of Basketball Ireland’s Development program within the region.
You can contact Mike on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Development Officer: Niall Berry
Region: Mid West
Niall is the newest face of the Basketball Ireland development team and will be based in the Mid West covering mainly Limerick and Clare. He will endeavor to assist clubs to develop player development and coach development pathways in line with Basketball Ireland's national strategies, strengthening the foundations of schools and clubs and providing any assistance needed. Niall's role is in partnership with Limerick Institute of Technology and along with working with Clubs in the Mid West to grow the game outside of the college, he will have an integral role in developing Basketball within the college from participation and competitive viewpoints. You can contact Niall on: email@example.com