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, […]
The last couple of weeks on BallinEurope have been a touch Ireland-centric. The elephant in the room when discussing basketball on the island is the lack of a national team. Ireland took a small step back there today, writes Emmet Ryan. Last year BallinEurope exclusively reported plans for the Irish senior national teams to return […]
In a shock to roughly nobody, Tony Parker claimed a second straight FIBA Europe men’s player of the year award but the big surprise was how much the San Antonio Spurs man needed to lean on support from non-fan votes to get over the line. Parker narrowly beat Milos Teodosic for the overall award after […]
Despite being favourite from the outset, Dario Saric (Croatia) of Anadolu Efes had to hold off a strong challenge from Giannis Antetokounmpo (Greece) of the Milwaukee Bucks to secure his second FIBA Europe Young Player of the Year award. Saric was incredible in the Adriatic League last season and proved his worth as a big […]
The date and venue for the draw for EuroBasket 2015 has been announced. Disneyland Paris, or EuroDisney to some of us, will be the venue to decide who plays who and where. The draw will take place at 16.00 CET on 8 December. The top two teams at EuroBasket will progress to the 2016 Olympics […]
In his first post for BiE, Andrei Britz looks back on the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup through the eyes of a man who grew up appreciating Balkan hoops. It’s just over a week since Spain 2014. We enjoyed two weeks of intense and fun basketball. Spain was a close to perfect host, bolstering good […]