TBC Awards Night 2017

May 31, 2017

Templeogue Basketball Club celebrated the historical 2016/2017 season at their Annual Awards Night on Wednesday, 24th May in Presentation College, Terenure. Thank you to all the players, parents/guardians and friends who turned up to celebrate our 11 major Trophy successes across the club. The following is a 2016/2017 season summary for all our teams, including the Academy.


Academy: Once again our academy was a huge success thanks to our wonderful group of volunteer coaches led by Margaret Miley and Anthony Murray. With an average attendance of 35-40 every week the popularity of the academy is growing every year. Hopefully many of these kids will continue on into our underage ranks and reach the top like so many of our senior players. So thanks to the coaches – Terry Faure, Matthew Harper, Eva Murphy, Aoife McDevitt, Lynn Tunnah, Amie Tunnah & Aoife Cullen. A special thanks to Miriam Faure who took over the scone baking duties from Anthony this season.

U11 Girls: These 19 girls played in a non-competitive League. This is a development League with the focus on player development and not scores. The girls played very well in their first year playing together. They also played in a few friendly matches over the season and two Blitzes in Kilcock and Limerick which they thoroughly enjoyed. Coaches June Mullins & Bronagh Byrne, Manager Bernadette Butler. MIP: Saoirse McMahon

U11 Boys: A big panel of 15 players for games and another 3 or more who trained regularly. The under 11 League is non-competitive and the emphasis is more about player development rather than winning. This is a real positive to have so many players, but can limit on some individual work. We competed in the DMBB South Dublin League and won 7 of the ten League games. This was a really good League with a lot of evenly matched teams and many really close matches. Coach Paul Behan, Manager Brad Shortt. MIP: Charlie Stevens

U12 Girls: The girls came 4th in the League, moving up one place from last season with 6 wins and 6 losses. This is a small team made up of 7 natural U12’s and 5 players playing up from U11’s. The team and players developed well during the season. Coach Eamon Purcell, Manager Roisin O’Sullivan. MIP: Doireann Doyle

U12 Boys: The boys had a fantastic first competitive season playing in the Dublin South League where they were unbeaten going on to win the League and Cup double. The boys also played Nottingham when they toured Ireland in February and were the only team to beat them. The highlight of the season was lifting the DMBB Cup in a packed Oblate Hall full of TBC supporters back in March. The boys fly to Inverness in June to compete in the Monsterball tournament. Coach Jay Fazande, Assistant Coach Terry Faure, Manager Anthony Murray. MIP: Alex Piul

U13 Girls: This is another large team of 18 girls with three playing up from U12’s. The girls came joint 2nd in the League and were also runners up in the DLBB Cup Final. This team are one to look out for next season. Coach Bernie Darcy, Assistant Coach Lauren Darcy, Manager Joan Hesse. MIP: Eve Bailey

U13 Boys: There are 13 on this team including 2 playing up. Like the U12’s the U13’s under Jay were unbeaten all season in the Dublin (1) League also winning League and Cup. The boys also played Moycullen home and away in 2 very successful friendly games, something they hope to repeat next year. Having gone unbeaten over two seasons in League and Cup the boys know they have a host of team chasing them and are already looking forward to next season and lots of hard work during the Summer. Coach Jay Fazande, Assistant Coach Terry Faure, Manager Anthony Murray. MIP: Togoldor Chilkhaajav (Togi)

U14 Girls: The girls came 2nd in the League staying in the same position as last season, they had 10 wins and 6 losses, they had a couple of very tight & exciting games over the season and we have no doubt next year they will continue improving. Coach Mark Byrne, Assistant Coach Lynn Tunnah, Manager Tony Conefrey. MIP: Megan Conefrey

U14 Boys: This team progressed well under Fabian Mak who did a fantastic job in his first year of coaching. Finished top four in a very competitive League and showed great signs of improvement. Coach Fabian Mak, Manager Peter Carroll. MIP: Karol Ogonowksi

U15 Girls: The girls came 6th in the League, with 11 wins and 8 losses. This was a tough year for the girls as there were a lot of match changes and players involved in other sports and Irish squad training which hampered their preparations. Coach Des Hopkins, Assistant Coach Amie Tunnah, Manager Brian Cullen. MIP: Aoife Cullen

U15 Boys: There are 12 on this team; They came third in League behind Liffey Celtic and St Vincent’s and beaten semi-finalists in Cup when Eanna got the better of us. Coach Deryck Payne, Manager Stephen Finn. MIP: Zack Collins

U16 Girls: The girls came in 2nd in the League moving up a place from last year, with 7 wins and 5 losses. The team made vast improvements this year and had a very strong season with some matches going to the wire, one match against DCU went into three extra times, unfortunately the clock was against the girls and they lost out by a point. Coach Roy Harper, Manager Niamh Murphy. MIP: Eilis O’Neill

U16 Boys: The lads came 4th in a very competitive League and got to the final of the Cup where they lost to KUBs who they had previously beaten a few weeks earlier. Coach Ray Armstrong, Manager Karen Brady. MIP: Scott Kavanagh

U17 Girls: The girls came 3rd in the League, staying in the same League position as last year, with 10 wins and 4 losses. This team have worked very hard this season, with 2 players leaving the team at the start of the season, unfortunately one was Ellen Kirwan due to a knee injury she was advised to give up the game on medical advice, she was a great loss to the team. But the girls picked themselves up and fought hard to keep the team going with 9 players, playing matches with as little as 6 players and coming out winning. We would like to congratulate them and their coaches on this. Coach Roy Harper, Assistant Coach Joe Smith, Manager Annemarie McMahon. MIP: Ciara Murphy

U17 Boys: Another successful season for the team finishing as DMBB League Winners. Lost in the first round of the DMBB Cup to a last second shot to eventual winners Dublin Lions. Disappointingly lost in the Quarterfinals of The Billy Kelly Tournament to the eventual winners Killorglin. Coach Jason Killeen, Asstistant Brian Thiessen, Manager Fiona Robinson. MIP: Finn McKeon

U18 Boys: The boys completed a League and Cup double in Dublin Leagues going unbeaten in the League. They qualified 2nd from the U18 National Cup Qualifiers in Cork and then went on to beat Killorglin in the Quarterfinals in December. Unfortunately they lost to KUBS (who they beat twice during the Dublin League) in the Semifinals. Coach Dan James, Manager Ann Walsh. MVP: Sean Daly

Division 5 Men: The D5 men had a fantastic season winning a League and Cup double and being runners-up in the Top 4. There was a great team spirit all year long and hopefully the bulk of this team will be back again next season looking to repeat this year’s feats. A special mention to Eddie who has coached D5 for more years than he cares to remember and for having the distinction of being the only player to have played in all 41 seasons of Templeogue’s existence. Coach Eddie Guilmartin. MVP: Donal O’Connell

Division 2 Ladies: This is a new team made up of new players as well as two ex Templeogue Players, Niamh Lakes and Amie Tunnah who returned to the fold. We would like to thank Bronagh Byrne who put in a lot of hard work and time to get this team off the ground, training twice a week and getting to the standard that is required for them to play in the DLBB Division 2 League. With all that hard work came the celebrations and the team came in joint 1st in the League and also won the Top Four Dublin Ladies Board Competition which was held in the Arena last April. The Ladies team couldn’t believe the support they received that weekend and were delighted to be able to take home the trophy on the Sunday afternoon. Coach Bronagh Byrne, Manager Ann Walsh. MVP: Amie Tunnah

Division 1 Men: The D1 men had a good season having been promoted from D2 the previous season. They were a mixture of experienced players and young players and their aim was a top 4 finish. They competed for this spot all the way through the season in a very competitive League and just missed out by 1 game. They did however beat the top 4 champions a few weeks earlier and with a bit more luck would have been in the mix for a 3rd or 4th place finish. Definitely with more young players to come on board this team has loads of potential for next season. Coach Padraic Roche. MVP: Sam Walsh

Super League: This was a historic season for Templeogue Basketball Club, winning the Super League in only their fourth year playing in Irish Basketballs highest level. Having lost a number of key players at the very start of the season the outlook wasn’t as positive as it had been earlier in the Summer. However the team stepped up with all players making a huge contribution. While there were many excellent individual performances it really was the unity and team spirit which achieved such a success. Special mention to Lorcan Murphy who picked up Basketball Ireland Player of the Month awards in both October & November. Head Coach Mark Keenan also picked up 2 Basketball Ireland Coach of the Month awards and also received The Echo Sports Coach of the Year Award. The team also won Echo Sports Team of the Month for March after securing the Super League title. Coach Mark Keenan, Assistant Coach John Walsh, Manager Fiona Robinson. Player of the Year: Lorcan Murphy

Special Achievement Awards

DLBB U13 Squad: Sarah Howard, Shauna Finn & Ashley Finn
DLBB U14 Squad: Hannah Byrne, Sadhbh Doyle & Abby Stacey
BIPPS U14 East Girls: Hannah Byrne & Abby Stacey
DMBB U14: Karol Ogonowski & Daniel Cassidy
DLBB U15: Aoife Cullen & Kaitlyn Miley
BIPPS U15 East Girls: Emma Mullins
BIPPS U15 Midland Girls: Kaitlyn Miley
DLBB U16 Squad: Hannah Murphy
DMBB U16 Squad: Hugo McDonald, Eoghan Armstrong & Jake Brady
DLBB U17 Squad: Lauren Darcy & Lynn Tunnah
DMBB U17 Squad: Iarla McKeon, Conor Flood & Tom Phelan

Ireland Women U15 Development Squad: Emma Mullins & Ellen Ryan
Ireland Women U16 Squad (Final 15): Lauren Darcy
Ireland Men U16 Squad (Final 12): Matthew Harper
Ireland Women U17 Development Squad: Lynn Tunnah & Eva Murphy
Ireland Men U17 Development Squad: Eoghan Armstrong
Ireland Men U18 Squad (Final 12): Sam Walsh, Sean Daly & Mark Gilleran
Ireland Senior Men: Stephen James, Lorcan Murphy, Neil Randolph & Jason Killeen

Honorary Awards
Super League Supporters Player of the Year: Lorcan Murphy
Andrew Holland Young Player of the Year Award (Girls): Lauren Darcy
Andrew Holland Young Player of the Year Award (Boys): Sam Walsh
Mick James Club Person of the Year: Bronagh Byrne