LiveBasketball.TV, the primary streaming service for Euroleague, has ended it’s relationship with Euroleague and it leaves Europe’s biggest basketball league with a ticking clock to find a new home according to Emmet Ryan It wasn’t even a press release. As an affiliate of LiveBasketball.tv, I received a notice from the service this afternoon saying it […]
France are the favourites but BallinEurope’s Emmet Ryan sees some interesting opportunities for value throughout EuroBasket 2015 The effective hosts, well they won’t leave their home country at any stage, for EuroBasket 2015 are a surprisingly good price right now to win it all. Given how utterly loaded France are at present, getting them at […]
Following news of Ireland’s decision to enter FIBA’s new European club competition, Emmet Ryan reacts to a busy summer for one of Europe’s lower profile federations The news this morning was a shock to most following Irish basketball and to basketball fans who know next to nothing about Ireland. A country that hasn’t had a […]
In a stunning announcement, Basketball Ireland has announced it will re-enter European club competition this autumn in FIBA’s new European club competition. Fresh off a third place finish for its Men’s Premier Select side at the Sino-European championships, Basketball Ireland has announced that a combined team will represent Irish clubs in European competitions in the […]
Another salvo has been fired in the battle for supremacy between Euroleague Basketball and FIBA. Emmet Ryan says whoever wins, it’s going to be a costly fight On the eve of the draw for the 2015/§6 Euroleague and Eurocup Mundo Deportivo described an earthquake in European basketball. The Spanish publication announced 8 big names it […]
Ireland’s 3×3 women’s basketball team made history at the 2015 European Games in Baku by reaching the quarter finals before finally falling to Russia. Orla O’Reilly, the lone pro on the team, gave her thoughts after the game about what the run meant for her and her team mates.
Listen to Ireland captain Suzanne Maguire react to reaching the quarter finals of the women’s 3×3 competition at the 2015 European games in Baku.
Normally, BiE is all about being fair and balanced. Normally, Ireland isn’t playing a knockout game. Today is not a normal day because Ireland play the Czech Repbulic at 16.30 CET and BiE is in no mood to be fair and balanced. So instead, today, we are waving our tricolour and coming up with as […]
The Euroleague final is almost a distant memory despite taking place just 10 days ago but we’ve just entered one of the most interesting phases of the year for what happens next season across the board in basketball, writes Emmet Ryan The week in Madrid was fun and it’s easy to get lost in the […]
The draws for the 3×3 basketball competitions at the European Games in Baku have been made. Both competitions will see 16 nations taking part. First up here’s the draw for the men’s competition Pool A Slovenia Romania Lithuania Israel Pool B Russia Spain Turkey Belgium Pool C Estonia Serbia Italy Greece Pool D Andorra Czech […]
The opening salvos have been fired with little dignity. It’s not going to get prettier. Everyone needs to grow up. That’s what Emmet Ryan thinks of the latest FIBA vs ULEB spat. Didn’t we already go through this around the turn of the century? ULEB and FIBA Europe fought for control of Europe’s top competition […]
We could write a really long post telling you about the aesthetics of the ball for EuroBasket 2015, which was unveiled today, or we could just re-post the press release after a snarky intro. I’ve got work today, no prizes for guessing the route we’re going. Here’s the official release: Molten, in collaboration with FIBA, […]