Welcome to the Blaze website!
Letterkenny Blaze Basketball Club was established in 1999 with just 20 members. Our mission was to promote the game of basketball and develop and underage coaching structure which would ultimately bring us to national league status. While we haven’t yet realised our goal, we are well on the way. Many of our members are currently playing Varsity and Division One basketball at a high level. At International level, Aodhan Hickey has represented Ireland at u-18 level last year, and Mark Cannon was on the Irish U20 team in 2006 when he competed in the European Championships.
Our club currently has 350 active members aged 6 to 19 years. We compete in the Ulster Junior Basketball League and the North West Junior Basketball League and Cup competitions and have won many titles throughout the various age groups. We have 15 coaches in the club, 4 Child Protection officers, 2 actives referees, a very hard working committee and a host of other volunteers who provide a very valuable contribution to the success of the club.
We are very fortunate to have the Loreto Convent Gymnasium as our home venue. Without their generosity we would not have a club and we are eternally grateful to Noel Ferry and his management committee for the use of the facility.
Coaching times, groups and coaches:
|9.30am – 10.15am||6-7/8yrs||Martina Gormley & Cathy Nee|
|10.15am – 11.00am||7-8/9yrs||Johnny Mc Gettigan|
|11.15am – 12.00pm||9-10yrs||Declan Nee & Dermott Kelly|
|12.00pm – 1.30pm||U13 Girls||Declan Nee & Daryl Hann|
|1.30pm – 3.00pm||U13 Boys||Conor McGoohan & Seamus Hickey|
|3.00pm – 4.30pm||U14 Boys||Maura Hickey & Tony Curley|
|4.30pm – 6.00 pm||U16 Boys||Padraig Barrett & Tony Curley|
|6.00pm – 7.30pm||U19 Boys||Mark Cannon|
|Friday Night Sessions|
|6.00pm – 7.00pm||U14 Girls||Maria Mc Gill|
|7.00 pm – 9.00pm||U19 Girls||Karen Bourne|
|Tuesday & Thursday Night Sessions|
|8.30pm – 10.00pm||U16 Girls||Vincent O’Brien|
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