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The Men Who Stayed

Below is Chapter 10 from Hoops Across the Ocean Kelvin Troy was as close to a superstar as Ireland would ever welcome into the country....

March Madness - Irish Connections

Every year March Madness takes over the basketball world as buzzer-beaters, Cinderella stories and more deliver incredible storylines...

The only Irish born NBA draft pick

“We are delighted that John O’Donnell has received this high honour. He has meant so much to our basketball programme and he has...

Real Madrid in Ireland

The team the Irish basketball world forgot After the Olympic experience in 1948, basketball continued to grow through visionaries like...

Irish NBA Coaching Connections

Irish Coaching Connections "He did great, perfect," Chris Paul said. "I just hate that we couldn't get the win for him." On Monday...

Frankie Powell

Impact Simply put, Frank Powell was the first star that the Irish American vision delivered. Without Frank arriving in, it’s impossible...

Cal Bowdler

Introduction Playing a game of Irish NBA trivia is limited. Both in the number of questions that can be asked and the likelihood anyone...

Billy Donlon

“Billy Donlon who was a really good point guard who was used to getting the ball to people. I thought he was a big factor for those first...

Alan Tomidy

Impact When the World University Games trials happened in 1993, those who had been around the Irish team for several years knew that...

Tim Kennedy

“Tim was probably one of the best players I played with ever. The kid was a phenomenon, he was the embodiment of a professional, why...

Marty Conlon

“Marty Conlon….I made up the rule, and I’m talking stuff at practice, if anybody goes for his pump fake it’s a $100 fine. I went for...

Dan Callahan

“I love Callahan...he’s relentless. I love that kid. He’s a great player. He knows who he is and doesn’t try to be anything else. I love...

Mike Mitchell

Competitive Games for Ireland: 8 Debut: Home vs Switzerland August 2001 Final Game: Away vs Bosnia and Herzegovnia January 2003 Career...

Pat Burke

Impact Pat is probably the name most linked to the Irish American era despite him being born in Ireland and also not playing for very...

Jay Larranaga

Impact Combining both profile and impact, it would be easy to argue that Jay Larranaga was the most important recruit Ireland ever had....

Jim Moran

Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach Jim Moran rose from basketball obscurity at William & Mary to become a legend in Spain.

John O'Connell

Height: 6’5 Position: Small Forward College: St. Anselm (D2) Irish points average: 10.4 Irish Career High: 22 (twice) Impact John was a...