Annual Awards 2015
NATIONAL AWARDS - SEASON 2014/15

The Basketball Ireland Annual Awards have been revealed for the 2014/2015 season. Over 30 awards are set to be handed out at the organisation's AGM on Saturday June 6th, honouring excellence across all levels of the sport over the past 12 months.

Cork teams dominated the prizes at Premier League level. Colin O’Reilly was honoured with the Player and Coach of the Year awards for his role in guiding C&S UCC Demons to a historic treble in National Competitions and an unbeaten 24-0 record.

Niamh Dwyer picked up the Women’s Premier League Player of the Year award while her Team Montenotte Hotel Coach Mark Scannell won the Coach of the Year award for guiding the Glanmire outfit to a League and Cup double.

Edel Thornton picked up the Women’s Premier League Young Player of the Year award for the second time in three years while Killester point guard Ciaran Roe was chosen as the Men’s Premier League’s Young Player of the Year.

Elsewhere in the National League Salva Camps was chosen as Men’s Division One Coach of the Year for a season in which SSE Airtricity Moycullen reached the Presidents’ Cup final and secured the league title in the last game of the season. Team Left Bank Kilkenny’s Lawrence ‘Puff’ Summers was the popular choice as Player of the Year while Kenneth Hansberry picked up his third ‘Young Player of the Year’ in just four years.

Jennifer Morabito is the Women’s Division One Player of the Year. Her Oblate Dynamos side beat Portlaoise Panthers in the Women’s Division One Final but Panther’s Coach Peter O’Sullivan retained his Coach of the Year as the Midlanders won two out of the three trophies they fought for.

Basketball Ireland Secretary General Bernard O’Byrne said: “These awards reflect the high standards set by the basketball community in Ireland. Players, coaches and officials across every strata of the game are constantly striving to improve and the sport of basketball can only improve with them.”

Basketball Ireland Annual Awards 2015:

Men’s Premier League Player of the Year: Colin O'Reilly (C&S UCC Demons)

Women’s Premier League Player of the Year: Niamh Dwyer (Team Montenotte Hotel)

Premier League Young Player of the Year: Ciaran Roe (Killester)

Premier League Young Player of the Year: Edel Thornton (Singleton SuperValu Brunell)

Men’s Premier League Coach of the Year: Colin O'Reilly (C&S UCC Demons)

Women’s Premier League Coach of the Year: Mark Scannell (Team Montenotte Hotel)

Men’s Division One Player of the Year: Lawrence Summers (Team Left Bank Kilkenny)

Women’s Division One Player of the Year: Jennifer Morabito (Oblate Dynamos)

Men’s Division One Young Player of the Year: Kenneth Hansberry (Maree)

Women’s Division One Young Player of the Year: Ailish O'Reilly (NUIG Mystics)

Men’s Division One Coach of the Year: Salva Camps (SSE Airtricity Moycullen)

Women’s Division One Coach of the Year: Peter O'Sullivan (Portlaoise Panthers)

Club of the Year: St Joseph's BC, Kerry

Men’s Underage Coach of the Year: Moycullen BC

Women’s Underage Coach of the Year: Yvonne Bracken (Colaiste Chiarain Leixlip)

Men’s Collegiate Player of the Year: Jason Killeen (IT Carlow)

Women’s Collegiate Player of the Year: Kelsey Harris (UL Huskies)

Irish Wheelchair Basketball Player of the Year: To be announced Friday May 15th

Tom Collins Award: Michael Marshall - Carrigaline CS

Boys School of the Year: Summerhill College Sligo

Girls School of the Year: Ard Scoil Rathangan

U19 Boys Schools Player of the Year: Aaron Whelan (Ard Scoil Rathangan)

U19 Girls Schools Player of the Year: Hannah McCarthy (Christ King Cork)

U16 Boys Schools Player of the Year: Oisin O'Reilly (Summerhill College Sligo)

U16 Girls Schools Player of the Year: Claire Melia - Ard Scoil Rathangan

U14 Boys All Ireland Club Championships Player of the Year: Paul Kelly (Moycullen)

U14 Girls All Ireland Club Championships Player of the Year: Shauna Ahern (St Mary's Castleisland)

U16 Boys All Ireland Club Championships Player of the Year: Sean Jenkins (Neptune)

U16 Girls All Ireland Club Championships Player of the Year: Sorcha Tiernan (Liffey Celtics)

Senior Referee Development Award: Emma Perry

Young Referee of the Year: Jamie Dooley

Table official of the Year: Mary Flanagan

Young Table Official of the Year: Amy Rooney

Commissioner of the Year: Declan Murray

President’s Award: Pat Duffy (RIP)

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