Irish Basketball Association Junior Women’s Sprite National Cup 1998-99

Finals Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Semi-FinalsAt National Basketball Arena
30.01.1999Avonmore Snowcream Wildcats52Mercy College Coolock50
30.01.1999Lee Strand Tralee51Supermacs Limerick46
FinalAt National Basketball Arena
31.01.1999Avonmore Snowcream Wildcats66Lee Strand Tralee30
[References: 2-3]

Qualifying Pool Finals

DateHome TeamAway Team
Pool 1
15.11.1997New Ross Bullets49Mercy College Coolock73
Pool 2
15.11.1997Snowcream Wildcats47Maree36
Pool 3
15.11.1997Ballincollig46Lee Strand Tralee65
Pool 4
15.11.1997Supermacs Limerick42Sligo Dairies33
[References: 1]


At National Basketball Arena,
31 January 1999
Avonmore Snowcream Wildcats(31)66Orla Dempsey 14, K Maher 12, J Coady 10
Lee Strand Tralee(16)30M Galwey 18, M McCarthy 3
Most Valuable Player (MVP)Team
Orla DempseyAvonmore Snowcream Wildcats
[References: 2]


Avonmore Snowcream Wildcats from Waterford won the Irish Basketball Association Junior Women’s National Sprite Cup in 1998-99 thanks to MVP Orla Dempsey’s 14 points, and K Maher’s 12 points and J Coady’s 10. A game-high 18 points from M Galwey was not enough for Lee Strand Tralee as all other Tralee players were restricted to 3 points or less.

About Basketball Ireland / Irish Basketball Association Cups

The Irish Basketball Association ran the National Cup for the Top Two Divisions as well as any regional teams that wished to enter in both Men’s and Women’s as well as Junior (Under 19) Cup for both Men and Women as well as a Junior B (U19) Regional Cup for both Men and Women. The Cups were Knockout (single elimination) from the First Round. They were replaced by Super League and Division 1 Cups when the Association rebranded as Basketball Ireland in 2003. The Junior (U19) Cups were replaced by Under 20 and Under 18 Cups. Other Cups included the Irish Wheelchair Basketball Cup and introduced in the late 2010s the National Intermediate Cup Competition (Tier 3).



[1] Anon. (1999) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, September 16, 1998. Pg. 36.

[2] Anon. (1999) “A-Z of Weekend Sport: Basketball” Irish Independent. Monday, February 1, 1999, Pg. 30

[3] Cliona Foley. (1999) “Notre Dame and Tolka Cup Joy” Irish Independent. Monday, February 1, 1999, Pg. 30


Thanks to Ann Hanley (Killester and Ireland)

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