Basketball Ireland Awards for Bish

Basketball Ireland have awarded three of their 2017 National Awards to the Bish. The Awards ceremony took place in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght on Saturday the 10th June 2017. The Bish won School of the Year; Mr. Bernard De Souza was awarded Schools Coach of the Year and James Connaire was awarded U16 Male Schools player of the year.

Basketball Ireland listed the following as factors in their decision to award St. Joseph's College 'School of the Year 2017'. 

In 2017....

* ‘The Bish U16A Team had won the Schools Cup and were finalists in the U16A National League.

* The Bish were All Ireland semi-finalists in both the U14A & U15A Cups

* The Bish Junior A (2nd Yr) team were All-Ireland finalists

* The Bish Minor A (1st Year) team progressed to the National quarter-finals stage.

* The Bish school retained three out of four Western Regional ‘A’ Titles. 

* The Bish Senior Basketball team had qualified and subsequently represent Ireland in the bi-annual International Schools Federation World Schools Championships in Croatia in May 2017 playing many Schools National Champions - Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia, Belgium, Cyprus, Hungary, and Austria - n the process. 

* Bish players had played significant roles in the Western Regional teams successes in both the U15 & U17 Inter-Regional 2017 competitions.

* The Bish have representative players on current National teams namely James Lyons (U18), James Connaire (U17) & Matthew Sweeney (U15). 

 

 Pictures below include Theresa Walsh President of Basketball Ireland & Marie O'Toole Chair of BI Schools Committee 

 

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 (L-R) James Lyons, Liam Nolan, James Connaire, Bernard De Souza

 

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SCHOOL OF THE YEAR 2017 AWARD

(L-R) Marie O' Toole, James Lyons, James Connaire, Liam Nolan, Theresa Walsh

 

 

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  U16 MALE SCHOOLS PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD 

(L-R) Marie O Toole, James Connaire, Theresa Walsh 

 

 

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SCHOOLS COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD 

(L-R) Marie O'Toole, Bernard De Souza, Theresa Walsh

 

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