St. Joseph’s College has a long and proud tradition of playing basketball at participation level as well as at the highest competitive level. The Bish has won National Titles at every age group. This current year (2019) has to date been one of the best seasons with the Bish winning the U14A and U16A Schools Cup titles and beaten finalists in the U15A and U19A (Senior) Cups. Our school was awarded Basketball Ireland ‘School of the Year’ in 2012 and again in 2016. The Bish participates in the West Region of the Basketball Ireland Post-Primary Schools Competition which includes 9 Regions covering the 32 Counties on the island of Ireland. The Bish was selected and proudly represented ‘Ireland’ in the bi-annual International Schools Federation World Schools Championships in Croatia in April 2017. Below is a list of the eleven National Titles won in the past ten years namely on top of a significant number of Western Regional Titles each year.
U19A 2015 & 2018
U16A 2011, 2012, 2016 & 2019
Junior A 2011 & 2012
Minor A 2009 & 2010
Four Bish teachers who are qualified basketball Ireland coaches train and prepare the teams. They train at lunch each day and sometimes in the evening after school.