U14 Boys win North West League

A big congratulations to the U14 Boys who have won the NW league this year for the 2nd year running and automatically qualify for the AICC’s (All Ireland Club Championships). The venue for this is still to be confirmed. They were in Sligo over the weekend and had another hat trick winning all 3 games. Well done lads, Catriona, Kevin and Sissi.

Playing for Others

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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS MARATHON – SAT 19TH DEC 9.00am U 8 Mixed Group ( Deirdre ) 9.30am Marathon Begins 9.45am U 8 Mixed Group (Kevin ) 10.30am U 10 Boys 11.45am U 10 Girls 1.00pm U 14 Mixed 2.15pm U 12 Mixed 3.30pm U 16 Mixed 4.45pm Family Time ( including an ‘attempt’ at longest ‘Basketball Relay Race’! ) 6.15pm U18s & Adults. 7.30pm Marathon Ends.







Coach Pat Price will be giving a Coaching Clinic to our Blaze coaches on Sunday 9th August 2015.  This clinic is also open to all coaches from other clubs who would like to attend for a nominal fee of €10 pp.  The clinic will be held at the Loreto Secondary School gym from 11 – 1pm and 2 – 4 pm.  Just come along.  Light refreshments will be available.  The topics Pat is going to address are the following: 

– Building a spread motion offence (2 hours)
– Break
– Special situations / plays / strategies
– Disruptive defences ( half court  /full court pressure) 


A little background to our visiting coach – Coach Pat Price is a widely recognised teacher, specialising in both player and club development programmes. With 25 years of coaching experience in both the US and Ireland, Pat has experience with the Irish Senior Men, several years in the Superleague with both Demons and Neptune – capturing 4 National Cups and the 2005 Superleague title while rebuilding both programmes , as well as nine years as Sports Officer and lecturer at University College Cork. In addition to several years at NCAA schools, Coach Price currently serves as director of Competitive Edge Sports in Philadelphia, as well as director of Kinsale Sports International.  

** Prestigious American Coach to be Summer Camp Director **

We are delighted to give you the exciting news that Letterkenny Blaze Basketball  will  have Pat Price as Camp Director for the Intermediate and Senior Camps this year.  Camp will run from 10th – 14th August.  Details and forms for download are in the Summer Camp section.  Payment needs to accompany registration forms.  The following bio illustrates the vast experience Pat will bring to this  years campers.  Pat is currently Director of Basketball at Competitive Edge Sports PA  Don’t delay and miss out on this great opportunity, get booking!

Coach Pat Price is a highly sought-after clinician and guest speaker, having served as a consultant to several sporting organizations, specializing in player, coach and club development programs. Price spent several seasons in Europe coaching two professional club teams (UCC Demons and Neptune Basketball Club) in the Irish Superleague, as well as the Irish National team from 2007-2009, and captured the Irish National Cup on four occasions as well as the Superleague Championship in 2005. Pat Price on sidelineIn addition to his coaching duties, Price spent nine years as Assistant Athletic Director at University College Cork in Ireland, while also lecturing in the Sports Studies Department. Prior to his European experience, Price served as an Assistant Director for The Hoop Group, the nations largest basketball camp and event organization. He served as an Assistant Director for The Hoop Group from 1996-1998. While with the Hoop Group, he directed Pocono Invitational Basketball Camp, The Sunshine Invitational (Orlando, FL), The New England Top 100, The Metro Top 100, and the annual Jam Fest Tournament in Providence. Coach Price has also had coaching stints at Ursinus College, Connecticut College and Kean University.Pat Price 1

Weekend round up 1st/2nd November 2014

On Saturday Blaze U12 boys and girls hosted Ballyshannon in the NW league. With Blaze having 2 boys teams and Ballyshannon having 2 girls teams we were treated to 4 games of basketball with the results divided between the two clubs. While Blaze dominated the girls games coming away with the victory in both it was Ballyshannon Basketball Club who claimed two strong wins in the boys game. Blaze U12 girls and the Ballyshannon U12 boys could be two teams to watch out for later in the season.

On Sunday our U12 players were on the move again when they had an early start to travel to Lisburn to play Phoenix Basketball Club. The early morning must have helped because Blaze claimed two very decisive wins.
U12 girls Blaze 44 Phoenix 10
U12 boys Blaze 33 Phoenix 3

Later on Sunday our U16 and U18 girls made the trip to Donegal Town where, despite both teams giving their all right to the final whistle, they were both outplayed by good Donegal Town Basketball Club teams.

Midterm is over and all are back to training this week and have another busy weekend ahead of us.. Details of next weekends games will be confirmed later in the week

Blaze General Meeting

A General Meeting of Blaze Basketball Club will take place in the Silver Tassie Hotel in Tuesday 16th September 2014 at 8pm.  We would encourage all members and parents to attend.  With so many children involved in the club it would be great to see as many of you as possible attend.