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Charities: St Vincent de Paul and Downs Syndrome – 16th December.

Each age groups has their own ‘fun’ slot and a ‘family slot . Please bring sponsorship card or if you don’t have one, your usual €4 training money.

Parents are invited to a complimentary tea/coffee mince pie in the Constance Centre during the marathon.  We’d like to bring the sense of family club back into Blaze Basketball – We’re all too busy these days.  Click on the link below for allotted times.

Annual Christmas Basketball Marathon


Dunnes Stores has kindly agreed to a Bag Packing Day for Blaze Basketball on Friday 22nd December in the New Dunnes. Time slots to teams have been allocated as listed below. – we will need a minimum of eight for each time slot. Please contact your Parent Co-Ordinator before 4th December with your availability.
Children are NOT allowed to be present at the bag packing. The Under 19 boys and girls can participate as well as their parents.

Time slot – Groups
09.00am – 10:30am – U11 Boys & Girls
10:30am – 12.00pm – U12 Boys & Girls
12.00pm – 01:30pm – U16 Boys
01:30pm – 03.00pm – U19 Boys
03.00pm – 04:30pm – U19 Girls
04:30pm – 06.00pm- U14 Boys Group 1
06.00pm – 07:30pm – U14 Boys Group 2
07:30pm – 09.00pm – U14 Girls
09.00pm – 10:30pm – U16 Girl


Training Times:
Training sessions for the new season will be held in the Loreto Secondary School gym.

Saturday 9.00am – 9.45am U 8 mixed (2010 & 2011)
Saturday 9.45am – 10.45am U10 girls (2008 & 2009)
Saturday 10.45am – 11.45am U10 boys (2008 & 2009)
Saturday 11.45am – 1.00pm
Saturday 1.00pm – 2.15pm U12 boys (2006)
Saturday 2.15pm – 3.30pm  U11 boys (2007)
Saturday 3.30pm – 6.00pm U14 boys (2004 & 2005)
Saturday 6.00pm – 7.30pm U16 girls (2002 & 2003)

Monday 7.30pm – 8.45pm U19 girls Dev/Social (1999,2000,2001)
Monday 6.00pm – 7.30pm Social Men – (Vets)
Monday 8.45pm – 10.00pm U19 boys (1999,2000,2001)
Tuesday 7.30pm – 8.30pm Social Ladies
Tuesday 8.30pm – 10.00pm U16 boys (2002 & 2003)

Wednesday 6.00pm – 7.15pm U11 girls (2007)
Wednesday 7.15pm – 8.30pm U12 girls (2006)
Wednesday 8.30pm -10.00pm U19 boys (1999, 2000 &2001)

Thursday 6.00pm – 7.30pm U19 girls (Comp) 1999,2000,2001)
Thursday 7.30pm – 8.30pm U16 girls (Comp) 2002/03
Thursday 8.30pm – 10.00pm U16 boys 2002/03

Friday 6.00pm – 7.15pm U14/16 Girls (Dev) (2002,03,04,05)

Friday 7.15pm – 8.30pm U14 girls (Comp) 2004/05
Friday 8.30pm – 10.00pm Senior Ladies



Registration will take place next week during Summer Camp on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th ONLY for all existing members and for children born 2011 for U8 group.
It will take place between 10.00am – 1.00pm in Convent and in the LYIT between 4.30pm – 6.00pm on each of the days. Please take note of the times. It would be helpful if the parents of children NOT doing the afternoon camps could complete their registrations at Loreto in the mornings.


All details relating to this years camp are under the Summer Camp 2017 tab.  We are delighted to have two very brilliant coaches come to facilitate our Intermediate & Senior Camps.  They are Francis O’Sullivan (Head Coach – Brunell BC Cork) and Brian O’Malley (Head Coach – Killester BC Dublin)


The following are the arrangements for each of the groups for the month of May

  • U8’s will continue until Sat 20th May
  • U10 girls continue until Sat 20th May
  • U10 boys will be finishing this Sat 6th
  • U11 girls – Coach will be in contact direct – no finish date decided
  • U12 girls – are finished for the season – (possible friendly)
  • U11 boys are continuing training 6th May 11.45am-1pm.
  • U11 and U12 boys are combining sessions Saturday13th and 20th 11.4am – 1.15pm.
  • U11 and U12 boys are finishing season on Saturday 20th May.
  • U14 girls – are finished for the season
  • U14 boys – Coach will be in contact direct – no finish date decided
  • U16 girls – Coach will be in contact direct – no finish date decided
  • U16 boys – are finished for the season
  • U18 boys – Session next Monday – Coach will decide then

News Update

  • Good Luck to both our U16 Girls and U16 Boys as they travel to Kikenny and Kerry this weekend to play in the AICC’s – All Ireland Club Championships.  The girls have Longford Falcons and Tralee Imperials and their games tomorrow are at 10am and 3pm.  The boys have KCYMS and Kilkenny Stars in their pool and they play at 12.30 and 3.00pm.  Further game times will be decided on the result of these games.
  • Presentation Night Sunday 30th April
    Tickets will be on sale in the Convent on
    Saturday 22nd – 2.15pm to 4.45pm and 6pm to 7pm;
    Wednesday 26th – 6pm to 7pm.
    There will be NO TICKETS on sale on Saturday 29th April or on the night. All players playing U14 basketball should be accompanied by an adult on the night.
  • The club AGM will take place on Tuesday 30th May in Arena 7 at 8.00pm.  We ask that there is a representative from each family in attendance.




NW SUPER CUP FINALS (League winners v Cup winners)
will be held in the Aura Leisure Complex this Saturday 1st April with the two U14 finals being held at 10.00 am and the U16 finals at 12.00.

Our fixtures are:
10.00 am – Blaze U14 Girls V Sligo All Stars – Court 1

12.00 Noon – Blaze U16 Boys V Sligo All Stars – Court 1
12.00 Noon – Blaze U16 Girls V Donegal Town – Court 2

Please come along and support the players


Table Quiz in Arena 7 this Thursday 16th March.

The U14 and U16 girls are hosting a table quiz to help them with their expenses in playing in the All Ireland Club Championships next month.  Both groups have qualified automatically being unbeaten all season.  U14 girls will head to University of Limerick while the U16 girls make the trip to Kilkenny City.

The quiz starts at 9.30 until late.  ALL SUPPORT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED