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Sem 1 Round UP

Posted 11th Jan 2024
Author UL Wolves Basketball PRO

Happy New Year to all our members. As we head into Semester 2 and what is known as the business end of the season, we wanted to briefly re-cap on Semester 1. 

We started off the year with a fantastic intake of members we currently have 230+ members. We knew with these numbers we would need more courts and potentially teams. So in the Woman's we have the senior D1 and Fresher Team. In the Men's we have a team in D1, D2 & D3 with Freshers as well. 

All games were played in the first half of the year with a few big hitters left or Semester 2. Currently the Men are top of the League table. The Ladies are second with a game in hand. The Men's The Men's D3 are currently top of the table as well so all in all a great Semester 1. 

Our Social basketball (Just want to "play" group) has grown massively. We have social basketball three nights a week with phenomenal numbers. We have a number of Club people doing the table for us 

We have some fantastic people coaching in the club this year. Niall McDermott has taken over the D1 Men, Danny Mooney has moved up to take on the D2 team from D3 last year. Mike Sheehan is coaching the D3 team. Jordan Hehir is coaching the D1 Woman. All doing a superb job with the squads of players. 

This year UL Wolves attended the First ever 3x3 competition and we were the only college to have three teams at the event. We have two men's teams and a woman's team. All the teams preformed well with the woman's and one men's team reaching the final. Worth nothing that it the UL team that reached the final knocked out the other UL Team. A good day .. LOL

The Second semester will bring a host of competition and events for the club. We have the Fresher Tournament in Feb and that is here in UL, we have the League Semi finals and Finals hopefully. Then the big one - The Intervarsities in April where it all happens - Three full days of basketball with over 30 teams to start. If you are a basketball fan this is where you want to be. 

Chat to you all in Jan .. 


Social Media

Posted 1st Oct 2023
Author Club PRO

To keep up to date with what is happening in the club you NEED to follow us on Instagram. You will find us @ulwolvesbasketball

Here you will get updates on 

  • Squads 
  • Events
  • Games 
  • Score Updates
  • Team News
  • Lots More

Give us a Follow and #BelongToThePack

Basketball Tryouts / Trials

Posted 1st Oct 2023
Author Noreen O Connell (Chairperson)

If you want to play competitively we will have trials on Week 1 , 2 & 3. If you have not got seen by then we will do one more in week 4

After this we will announce training squads and players still move up or down after this but it give the coaches to see players properly. 

Men's Teams - Div 1 , Div 2, Div 3 & Fresher 

Woman's Team - Div 1 & Freshers

3x3 Teams in Men & Woman to be scheduled for tryouts

Intervarsities Men & Woman will be selected from the League teams

Social Basketball will be run a few nights and Wednesday afternoons

Sign Up Fair

Posted 1st Oct 2023
Author Noreen O Connell (Chairperson)

We cant wait to see you all at the Sign Up Fair. We will be in there so pop in and say hi ... 

It will be open Wednesday Sept 13th from 16:00 - 19:00


Welcome to UL

Posted 1st Oct 2023
Author Club PRO

Welcome to UL and we are very much looking forward to you been part of the UL Wolves Basketball Club. If you are a player , Coach , Administrator, Fan we have a place for you. 

Make sure that you come chat to us at the Sign Up Fair , Week 1 in the UL Sport Arena on the Wednesday from 16:00 - 19:00.


Freshers Basketball Win

Posted 14th Feb 2022
Author UL Wolves PRO

The UL Wolves Men's Fresher Basketball bridge a ten year gap. The UL Men won the Fresher Cup for the first time since 2011. In what was a fantastic day for the club on Sunday 6th 2022. The boys played 5 games over the day and remained unbeaten. The commitment from these young men has been super and the early morning training sessions definitely paid of.  We had 24 players involved over the weekend and that's why we were able to get the win. There was some excellent individual performances over the day , but it takes a "TEAM". 

  • UL 60 - NUIG 58 (R Murphy 20, D Mooney 18, E Donaghy 15)
  • UL 73 - UCC 38 (R Murphy 12, E Donaghy 11, D Mooney 9)
  • UL 52 - UCD 46 (R Murphy 15, E Donaghy 14, D Mooney 10)
  • SEMI - UL 69 - MTU Cork 58 (D Mooney 24, R Murphy 11, E Murphy 10)
  • FINAL - UL 62 - TCD 53 (Top Scorers: E Donaghy 23, R Murphy 14, D Mooney 10).

Well done fellas and also a shout out to Rioghan Murphy who picked up the MVP (Most Valuable Player) award from the competition. Thanks to Ben Reddy & Adam Wixted who coached the lads. 

Also a shout out to the woman's team who competed on the Saturday . The girls gave a super account of themselves and thanks to Rowanna McNulty who coached the woman. 

The future of the Wolf Pack is looking promising.. For full updates make sure that you follow us on Instagram & Facebook.

#BelongToThePack #ULWolvesBasketball 


Strategic Fund Shooting Gun Arrives

Posted 14th Feb 2022
Author UL Wolves Basketball PRO

The club is delighted to say that the Shooting gun has arrived. This is going to be a super piece of equipment for the basketball club to ensure that we have some serious sharp shooters in the club. In the coming week we will let the members know the times when the gun is available and then you will be able to use it. Please note that at the moment this is only available for members at allocated times. 

The purchase of this machine was only possible through the UL Wolves strategic fund and will serve the club well for the coming years. 

Basketball Games are Back

Posted 20th Oct 2021
Author UL Wolves PRO

Delighted to tell everyone that our Basketball Games are due to start back after a two year break. We are so excited to be back on the court and also to have people watching.. You will see all our fixtures both home and away listed in the Events calendar. 

Just to get things started here are our home games before Christmas. 

  • Monday Nov 1st @ 20:15 - UL Wolves Ladies v CIT (Cork IT)
  • Wednesday Nov 3rd @ 20:30 - UL Wolves D3 Men v AIT (Athlone IT)
  • Tuesday Nov 9th @ 20:15 - UL Wolves D1 Men v GMIT (Galway/Mayo IT)
  • Wednesday Nov 24th @ 20:30 - UL Wolves D3 Men v UCD2 (University College Dublin)

Make sure that you are following us on Instagram @ulwolvesbasketball for updates..

Welcome to UL

Posted 27th Sep 2021
Author UL Wolves Chairperson

Welcome to UL. We are delighted to have so many of you registered and paid already (The biggest numbers in 10 years). With the numbers so big we are going to run an internal league to ensure that anyone who wants to play will get to. We also have Div 1 & Div 3 teams. A fresher Tournament and a 2nd year tournament. A 3x3 competition for participation and competitive players so lots to look forward to. 

If you need any help with a query email us on or via the question box on the UL Wolves page. 

To ensure you get all the relevant information make sure that you are registered and paid. 

Basketball Coaching Conference

Posted 25th Nov 2020
Author UL Wolves Committee

Basketball Ireland is delighted to announce the Basketball Ireland Performance Conference in association with Pinergy, the official energy partner to Basketball Ireland. It will be hosted this Saturday, 28th November from 11:00 - 15:00. Basketball Ireland will have a range of talks available online. The talks will feature experts in their field, discussing topics that affect performance at both elite and grassroots levels. There are some serious speakers on this and you should jump on it.  Each talk will be in a panel format and will last 30 minutes and you can find them all on the Basketball Ireland YouTube Channel. Check out our event page or Basketball Ireland website for the Schedule...

Listen Back Chat with Louise Galvin

Posted 22nd Nov 2020
Author Noreen O Connell (Chairperson)

Listen back to the Chat Basketball Ireland did with Louise Galvin. Louise played with the College team and the Club Huskies team. Louise has also played Football for Kerry and Rugby for Ireland. She just retired this year. 

Worth listening to this is an excellent interview. 

Click Here

Listen Back Chat with Rachael Vanderwal

Posted 22nd Nov 2020
Author Noreen O Connell (Chairperson)

Have a listen back to the Chat that Basketball Ireland had with UL Huskies past player Rachael Vanderwal. Rachael went on to play for GB in the London Olympics and now plays professionally. 

Click Here

Basketball Ireland calls on government.

Posted 22nd Nov 2020
Author UL Wolves Committee

Basketball Ireland is now urgently calling for the government to provide a clear exit plan from level 5 for our sport, once restrictions are eased in December to allow our sport to restart.

Link: https :

Safe During Covid-19

Posted 19th May 2020
Author Club PRO

With a very strange end to the year and disappointing that there is no intervarsities. We will be back next year and ready for more.. We hope that you are all safe and well with your family and loved ones. 

We would like to say a big "Thank YOU and Good Luck" to all our 4th years and Post Grads who we loose this year. The dedication that you have given to the club has been phenomenal .. From Coaching & Playing and giving advise to the young players coming in every year.. You will be sorely missed, Please don't be strangers and know that you will always be a wolf and welcome in UL.

For Now - Stay Safe, Stay Home and take care of each other by staying apart !


Teams Update

Posted 4th Oct 2019
Author Wolves PRO

Team Selection Update: As we head into week five - We just wanted to update all in relation to the team trials. We have had a fantastic turnout this year for both Men & Woman and the standard has been super...  The coaches of all the teams are very impressed. 

This year our Men's Team are back in Division 1 which is Super and hopefully we will be very competitive. The Woman remain in Division 1 which is great. We have both a Men's & Woman's Fresher Team with great numbers at training the 12 players that make this team will be competitive. This year for the first time we are entering a team into the Men's Division 3 league and looking forward to see what this brings. 

Keep watching for updates on the league fixtures with the league starting on the Week of Oct 21st.. 

Recruitment Drive

Posted 11th Sep 2019
Author Club PRO

The Recruitment Drive is where you can sign up to Clubs and Socs. We would love to chat to you at the Basketball Stand. If you are going to join the Basketball Club make sure that you have pre-registered and then we will take care of the rest...


Fresher Men & Woman

Posted 29th Oct 2018
Author PRO

Well done to the Fresher Men & Woman who made their respective Squads in preparation for the All Ireland Fresher Tournament.. Training takes place on Wednesday mornings from 07:15 - 08:30 .. Fresher Woman Squad: Aine Bannon, Aoife Henn, Aoife Philips, Ashlyn Voohout, Ciara Deegan, Ciara Hassett, Claudia Kearney, Emma O Connor, Hayley Dillon, Johanna Vogel ,Mary Conneally, Niamh Moriarty, Rachel Begg, Rachel Mulvihill & Rowanna McNulty

The Fresher Men's Squad is listed here : Andy Quaid, Conor McKenna, David Butler, Dylan Hughes, Jack Coyne, Jack Craughwell, Jack Hehir, John Tierney, Kevin Kolev, Luke Murray Kearney, Michael Sheehan, Paul Roche, Rokas Jesevicius, Sajjad Rezaei, Tom Anderson & Tommy Walsh. 

The Coaches of the Woman are Abbie Jefferys & Niamh Lynch. The Men's Coaches are Aaron Whelan, Bobby Kennedy & Dylan Dunne. 

Basketball Trials

Posted 16th Sep 2018
Author Club Pro

Calling all Basketballer's ... Trials for Freshers and Seniors will start on Week 2 (Sept 16th) at the designated training times... Check in the activities section if you are unsure of the times.

Please ensure that you have registered on the Wolves site and we will register you at the session if you didn't get it sorted at the registration night. Registration is €10. Please ensure that you have this as without been registered you can not take part in the trials as you are not coverd by insurance .. 

See you all Soon !!!  

Basketball Intervarsities

Posted 21st Mar 2018
Author Club PRO

UL Wolves are hosting the Basketball Intervarsities on the weekend of April 6th - 8th .. This is an event that we host once every six years. The Club is extremly greatful to Bank of Ireland for their support and financial assistance to run this and without their help it would not have been possible. 

The event itself is held over three days, there are both Men & Womans teams representing colleges from all over Ireland. The event in numbers is as follows.. 

  • 36 Team 
  • 21 Third level colleges represented
  • 30 Volunteers
  • 65 games
  • 120 medals
  • 4 Finals
  • 4 Most Valuable Player Awards
  • 10 All Star selections
  • 5 Medical Staff
  • 4 courts
  • 490 Shirts & Bags
  • 105 Court Hours

Watch this space ... for more information - The event is open to all and we would love support - Please call in and support the UL Wolves.


  • 09:00 - UL Wolves v GCD - Woman
  • 10:30 - UL Wolves v UCC - Men 


  • 09:00 - UL Wolves v GMIT - Men
  • 09:00 - UL Wolves v WIT - Woman

Games after this will depends on where UL place in the pool. Looking forward to seeing you all in the UL Sport Arena.

Scholarships UL Basketball

Posted 14th Dec 2017
Author PRO

The UL Wolves were delighted this year to have three of our Athletes received Sports Scholarships. We have Aaron Whelan who is a second year education student. Aaron has international experience and has a World Title for Irish Dancing. Aaron plays his club basketball with IT Carlow. He made both the Fresher and Intervarsities team in First year and made a big impact to the team. He coached the Fresher Men this year.  Our Second Scholar is Dylan Dunne who is a Fresher and is studying to be a Health and Fitness professional with the NCEF. Dylan has made the Fresher Squad and is currently holding his own on the senior panel.  Dylan has international experience at U16 & U18, he also plays Golf and is currently playing off 4 !!! Dylan plays his club basketball with Portlaoise Panters. Our third scholar is Tiarnan O Donnell who is already a senior International Wheelchair Basketballer. He is a fresher and studying Business. He plays his Club basketball with Limerick Scorpion. Tiarnan is the assistant Coach on the Fresher Men's Team.

The Club is very proud of these fine ambassadors and looking forward to seeing them telling others about their experience in UL and indeed with UL Wolves basketball..

WELL DONE From all in the Club.


Posted 22nd May 2017
Author PRO

We now have Sports Scholarships ... If you want to excel in your sport and you are at the level that is required .. You need to check out the UL page and get your application in ... The Applications for 2017 / 18 are closed, however if you are in school and checking out your options remember #StudyatUL .... 

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