Final Pool Standings
|Glen Abbey Tournament 1972||P||W||L||PF||PA||Pts|
|Boroughmuir (Sco) (Q)||1||1||0||95||69||2|
|Blue Demons (Cork)||2||0||2||109||120||0|
|Manchester Area All-Stars (Eng) (Q)||2||2||0||120||99||4|
|Sligo All-Stars (Q)||2||1||1||122||114||2|
|St. Vincent’s “B” (Glasnevin)||2||0||2||85||114||0|
|St. Vincent’s “A” (Glasnevin) (Q)||2||2||0||123||92||4|
|Heriots of Polonia (Sco)||2||1||1||120||123||2|
|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|26.03.1972||St. Vincent’s “A”||56||Manchester Area All-Stars||43|
|26.03.1972||Manchester Area All-Stars||W||Sligo All-Stars||L|
|26.03.1972||St. Vincent’s “A”||66||Boroughmuir||65|
|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|24.03.1972||Tournament Selection||45||Blue Demons||40|
|25.03.1972||Sligo All-Stars||59||St. Vincent’s “B”||49|
|25.03.1972||Manchester Area All-Stars||65||Sligo All-Stars||63|
|25.03.1972||Manchester Area All-Stars||55||St. Vincent’s “B”||36|
|24.03.1972||St. Vincent’s “A”||51||Corinthians||29|
|24.03.1972||St. Vincent’s “A”||72||Heriots of Polonia||63|
|25.03.1972||Heriots of Polonia||57||Corinthians||51|
St. Vincent’s “A” 66 –J Prendergast 30, D. Fitzsimons 14, O. Hearns 8, B. Casey 6, P. Crean 4, G. Ginhan 2, R. O’Hanlon 2.
Boroughmuir 65 – W. McInnes 23, S. Capaldi 22, J. Carmichael 9, A. Bissett 4, D. Patterson 5.
St. Vincent’s of Glasnevin in Dublin won the Glen Abbey Tournament they hosted in the Naomh Mhuire Sports Hall in Inchicore, Dublin from the 24th to 26th March 1972. With an outstanding 30 points from captain John Prendergast they defeated the British & Irish Basketball Federation Cup holders Boroughmuir of Scotland 66-65 in the Final.
They had earlier won their Pool in the nine-team International Tournament by defeating Corinthians, and a second Scottish side, Heriots of Polonia. Boroughmuir won Pool A ahead of a Tournament Selection, and a below-form Blue Demons from Cork. Manchester Area All-Stars won Pool B by defeating both St. Vincent’s “B” team and Sligo All-Stars, who also qualified for the Semi-Finals on points difference as best second placed qualifier ahead of Heriots of Polonia. Manchester again defeated Sligo in the 3rd Place Playoff after falling to St. Vincent’s in the Semi-Finals. The other Semi-Final was a 17 point victory for Boroughmuir, who scored a tournament-high 90 points against Sligo All-Stars.
 Anon. (1972) “Basketball win for Boroughmuir” Sunday Independent, March 26, 1972. pg. 30.
 Anon. (1972) “Glen Abbey Basketball” Irish Press, Saturday, March 25, 1972. pg. 17.
 Anon. (1972) “Basketball Title for St. Vincent’s” Irish Press, Monday, March 27, 1972. pg. 16.
 Anon. (1972) “Glen Abbey Basketball under way” Irish Independent, Saturday, March 25, 1972. pg. 13
 Anon. (1972) “Glen Abbey basketball tournament” Irish Examiner, Tuesday, March 21, 1971. pg. 15
Thanks to Rob Gihbu.
About this document
Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the
Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive
Last Updated: 24 March 2021
(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2021
You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved.