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Podcasts – The Courtside Collective
79 minutes | Dec 31, 2018
Podcast Ep 21: 2018 Top 10
We Back! It’s been a while but we have a new Podcast looking back at the top 10 moments in Irish Basketball in 2018. Niall is joined by UCD Marian and Basketball Ireland’s own Conor Meany to discuss the list. Let us know what you think? What did we miss, what’s too high or too low? Here’s looking forward to 2019! http://media.blubrry.com/thecourtsidecollective/s/thecourtsidecollective.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Episode23.mp3
69 minutes | Oct 23, 2017
Podcast Ep 20: Mackey Year
Basketball is back! The domestic and NBA seasons are underway and TCC is back with a new podcast and a new regular guest! Jack joins Niall to look ahead to the NBA season and we make some Irish/NBA player and team comparisons. Check it out and spread the word…. http://media.blubrry.com/thecourtsidecollective/s/thecourtsidecollective.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Podcast22.mp3
54 minutes | Mar 3, 2017
Podcast Ep 19: “Taps Aff!” – James Weldon and the Quinn Twins
In this episode we have a very Irish American feel as we talk to James Weldon about his recent trip to the USA where he toured some top college programmes and talked to some legendary coaches. Also make sure and check out James’ post on his trip here. Then we talk to the Quinn twins formerly of Belfast Star who are now playing college basketball at Mayville State University in North Dakota to find out what life is like there, what colour are dragons and how to count to 5!
68 minutes | Jan 16, 2017
Podcast Ep 18: Mark Woods & Emmet Ryan – Irish National Cup & NBA London
We finally welcome Belfast man and the UK’s top basketball journalist Mark Woods onto the The Courtside Collective Podcast for a wide ranging discussion that spans from the Irish Superleague glory days right through to the present day. Then Ball in Europe’s Emmet Ryan comes on to breakdown the Irish Cup Semi Finals with Niall and Mark. Please note we recorded this Podcast on the road so some slight audio issues – apologies!
57 minutes | Jan 1, 2017
Podcast Ep 17: Top 10 Moments in Irish Basketball of 2016
A special end of year Podcast this time as Niall and Mark take a look back on the year that was 2016 and run down what we see as the top 10 moments in Irish Basketball. Did we get it right? What did we miss out? Let us know through Twitter , Facebook and Snapchat.
52 minutes | Dec 9, 2016
Podcast Ep 16: Basketball’s Coming Home with Andy Gill & Aidan O’Shea
In this episode we discuss the fantastic news about the u18b Women FIBA European Championships coming to Ireland in the summer of 2017 with head coach of the u16 programme Andy Gill. How well can Ireland do and how much of an advantage is having the Championships at home? We also have Mayo GAA star player Aidan O’Shea on to talk about why he came back to basketball and how the season is going with the Sligo All-Stars in the National League. Subscribe on your favourite Podcast Player/App! Make sure and add us on Snapchat : CourtsideCo , Follow on Twitter : CourtsideCo and Like on Facebook Photo Credit Jordan Cummins – Check him out on Facebook!
59 minutes | Nov 9, 2016
Podcast Ep 15: Outsiders; Conan Doherty & Eric Benedick
In this episode we speak to Conan Doherty, features editor at SportsJoe.ie , about the perception of Basketball in Ireland, how the sport can break into the mainstream and the recent GAA crossover stars. We also talk to Eric Benedick about his extraordinary journey to becoming a professional basketball player.
70 minutes | Oct 21, 2016
Podcast Ep 14: Super League and the start of the College Season
After a longer than anticipated break we are back with our latest podcast! Niall and Mark talk about the Irish Super League season and Martin Conroy joins on the phone to discuss all things College basketball before we finish up reminiscing about some old Varsities memories.
65 minutes | Sep 2, 2016
Podcast Ep 13: Irish Superleague 2016 Preview with Mark Nagle & Mark O’Leary
The new season is almost here so we break down the comings and goings during the off-season of the Irish Basketball Superleague with Niall & Mark O’Leary. We also talk to Mark Nagle about his decision to return to DCU saints and his thoughts on the upcoming season. Did we miss any big transfer news? Let us know! The Podcast is here! Spread the word….
66 minutes | Aug 12, 2016
TCC Podcast Ep 12: TCC talk Irish International Basketball with Paul Kelleher
We talk with experienced international coach Paul Kelleher in this weeks Podcast about how the Irish international teams are doing this summer, his experiences with the senior women and his plans for Neptune. Niall also talks to Andy about the crazy end of Ireland v England at the u16 Euro’sand discuss the difference between the state of basketball in both regions.
63 minutes | Aug 5, 2016
TCC Podcast: Ep 11; Rising Stars, UNV v Irish Women and Jordan Blount Interview
In episode 11 Niall is joined by Emmet Ryan from Ball in Europe to discuss the recent challenge game between UNC Tar Heels and the senior Irish women’s team. We talk about the rise and rise of Claire Melia and have an interview with Jordan Blount after his busy summer and ahead of his departure to play NCAA Division 1 basketball at UIC.
42 minutes | Jul 29, 2016
TCC Podcast Ep 10: Ireland taking on Europe! Maeve & Maeve Interview, NBA All-Star controversy and Podcast 9 “The Sealed Tapes”
“It’s been a long time.. we shouldn’t have left you…” We are back from a short summer break with a brand new podcast! On Podcast 10 we talk about the Irish teams competing in Europe with a recap on the men and women’s u20 campaigns and the current u18 girls who are blazing a trail though their tournament. We speak to coach of the u16s Maeve Coleman and player Maeve Cannon ahead of their Europeans which start next week. We then discuss the NBA All-Star game and the reasons behind it’s moving from Charlotte. Also what happened to Podcast number 9… (!?)
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