Basketball Ireland appoints new Development Officer
April 28, 2020
Basketball Ireland, in partnership with LIT, is delighted to announce the appointment of Niall Berry as the new Development Officer for the mid-west area.
Niall will be based in LIT and brings a wealth of experience to the role, having coached for many years most recently as head coach of Men’s Division One side, Portlaoise Panthers. Niall was also part of the coaching team for the Ireland U18 women’s team that made history in Dublin in 2017, securing a silver medal and a historic promotion to Division A basketball. He has also worked alongside Pat Burke at HOOPSLife in the USA.
Speaking about the news, Niall said: “I’ve always had an ambition to go out and experience basketball in different cultures and at the highest levels with the long term view of bringing some knowledge home and hoping to get the opportunity to work in a role with Basketball Ireland in the future. I am delighted to have been appointed to this role and I can’t wait to get started and see how I can add value to an already rapidly growing organization. I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity.”
Speaking about the appointment, CEO of Basketball Ireland, Bernard O’Byrne stated: “We are delighted to welcome Niall to our team of Development Officers, which is led by Ciaran O’Sullivan. His appointment increases the number of Development Officers to six. We are sure Niall will bring great knowledge and enthusiasm to the role and will grow our sport in quantity and quality in the mid-west region.”
Adrian Flaherty of LIT also welcomed Niall to the role, adding: “We congratulate Niall on his appointment as a new Development Officer for the Mid-West area. We look forward to working with both Niall and Basketball Ireland in our new partnership, which will be focused on growing basketball in the mid-west region."