December Awards 2015
January 07, 2016
Seven more clubs have been honoured with monthly awards in the Basketball Ireland National League for the Month of December 2015.
Jazmen Boone receives her second successive Player of the Month award in the Women's Premier League following strong performances for Waterford WIT Wildcats. The American was the popular choice among voting coaches. Mark Byrne picks up a Coach of the Month Award with Meteors going unbeaten in December including a first Cup quarter-final win in six years.
Resurgence was the award-worthy trait in the Men's Premier League as DCU Saints' return to form was recognised by the voting of Duane Johnson as Player of the Month. Belfast Star's rise up the table helps Neal McCotter secure the Coach of the Month award.
Fr. Mathews' fine run sees them pick up both the player and coach award in the Women's Division One. Dearbhla Breen was the clear choice for the player award while James Fleming was named Coach of the Month in just his second month in charge of the Cork side.
In the Men's Division One, John Finn is back-to-back winner of the Coach of the Month after a month which saw Maree advance in both cup and league. Keane's SuperValu Killorglin add their name to the roll of honour for the first time as Kevin Gray sees off stiff competition for the Players' Golden Ball.
Menâs Premier League Player Of The Month: Duane Johnson, DCU Saints
Menâs Premier League Coach Of The Month: Neal McCotter, Belfast Star
Womenâs Premier League Player Of The Month: Jazmen Boone, Maxol WIT Wildcats
Womenâs Premier League Coach Of The Month: Mark Byrne, Meteors
Menâs Division One Player Of The Month: Kevin Gray, Keaneâs SuperValu Killorglin
Menâs Division One Coach Of The Month: John Finn, Maree
Womenâs Division One Player Of The Month: Dearbhla Breen, Fr. Mathews
Womenâs Division One Coach Of The Month: James Fleming, Fr. Mathews