Please note waiting list now in operation.

Paddy Mullally

Director of Coaching

Coach Paddy Mullally returns for a fourth term as Coaching Director to the Academy of 2017. He is one of the countries  top coaches and is highly respected throughout Ireland in coaching circles. His appointment is hugely important for the camp as he brings a wealth of knowledge and vast experience gained over a basketball career spanning a forty year period. The success he has had with his native Athlone B.C. and the Midlands Regional Teams is testament to his outstanding coaching ability. The academy looks forward to benefiting and learning from the years he has spent in the U.S.A. working with many top level coaches the most notable being the legendary All American Hall of Famer Coach Bob Hurley of St Anthonys New Jersey.


Liam O'Connell

Academy Director

One of the most respected names in Irish Basketball, Liam emerged from the Neptune coaching stable to coach at National League level for 11 years with Neptune, St. Vincent’s Killarney and North Monastery as well as Coach to Irish Junior mens Team. As Head Coach Liam steered his teams to National Success winning Mens Premier National League and Cup Titles with St Vincents Killarney, Div 1 Mens National League and Cup Double with North Monastery and U19 National Cup with North Monastery School for the first time in their history.  He is a former President of the Irish Basketball Coaches Association and Course Tutor for the Coach Award scheme. He has coached extensively at camps in the USA and received a World Coaches Association Certificate under Coach Bob Knight.

Liam was instrumental in changing the shape of Irish Basketball to the modern format of men’s national League when he was appointed Coach to St. Vincent’s Killarney as they introduced the first American professional players in 1979/80.



Full list of staff for 2017 will appear here soon.



Mike Duignan

Head Coach

Holy Child HS,  New York

Pat Connolly


Alba Garcia


Jillian Hayes

Coach Waterford Wildcats

Former Irish International

Top Irish Coach to staff Shooting Hoops Basketball Camp this summer at Kilkenny College.

Coach Maeve Coleman is currently the Head Coach to the Irish International U20 ladies team.

We are delighted to welcome her to the staff of 2017 July 30th -- Aug 4th.



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