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Introduction - Basketball in Ireland  

According to the Irish Basketball Association's Website there are currently over 150,000 people actively playing basketball at some level in Ireland.

Irish Basketball Association 

The Irish Basketball Association is the National Governing Body for the sport of basketball in Ireland. It was officially formed in 1947 and affiliated to FIBA in the same year.

Basketball Internationally  

FIBA, of which Ireland is a member, is the world governing body for basketball.

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Basketball Ireland
www.basketballireland.ie
Basketball Ireland is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of basketball in Ireland. The NGB was officially formed in 1947 and affiliated to FIBA (European Governing Body) in the same year. The Primary focus of our mission statement is to increase the participation levels of basketball throughout Ireland and to provide a professionally managed courses, competitions, leagues and services to the basketball public with the aim of improving the overall level of basketball in this country. The Irish Basketball office is based in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght, Dublin 24. The Irish Schools Basketball Office is in Mount Temple School, Dublin. The current Schools Development Officer is Paul Ryan Irish Basketball, in association with ESB and the Irish Sports Council, launched the Community Hoops Programme in May 1998. The programme aims to install vandal resistant outdoor hoops in parks, playgrounds, schools, estates and communities across Ireland, providing free and open access to the sport for everyone - player and non-player alike. Over 200 hoops have been installed to date. The National Basketball Arena The National Basketball Arena is situated in Tymon Park , Tallaght, Dublin 24. It is the largest indoor sports venue in Ireland and opened in February 1993. The Arena is a thoroughly modern facility, architecturally designed to be functional, comfortable and client conscious.