Caoimhe’s photos of basketball, Dublin style. I asked her about them, and she said:
Thanks so much! Basketball is played in most schools in Dublin I know anyway (I played field hockey though!) and there would be a good number of clubs around. Those photos are from the Nivea Superleague, and were the first basketball photos I’ve taken. I’m hoping I’ll get the chance to do it again. It’s a great game to watch!
As published in the University Observer Volume XVIII Issue 3
Psyched about the Irish Superleague follow, for a couple of reasons.
1) I love Ireland, and Galway was my favorite town we visited when my wife and I went there on our 10th anniversary trip.
2) I read this fantastic book, which I will pimp any chance I get:
It’s called Paddy on the Hardwood, and it’s written by former DI assistant coach Rus Bradburd. He coached in Ireland’s Superleague for a couple of seasons, while learning music from master Irish fiddlers and learning all kinds of magical life lessons and shit. You know, the usual. But told very well. It bolsters my personal belief that basketball rules no matter where or at what level it is played.
If you read and like this book, Bradburd also wrote a bio of former Arkansas head coach Nolan Richardson called Forty Minutes of Hell. It’s an interesting look at a controversial figure - it helped me understand why Richardson did some of the things he did - including winning a national title.