1. ericangevine:

    John Fitzgerald made an excellent documentary (The Emerald Diamond) about baseball in Ireland a few years back, and now he’s helping to build a baseball diamond in County Meath. The foundation is asking for tiny donations of $1-$5 (or whatever your nation’s currency is), which is so ridiculously affordable.

    If, for some reason, you don’t care about baseball, I know several of you would part with a buck or two just because Irish accents are so wonderful. Do it for the accents.

    (via Field O’ Dreams - Home)

  2. tecnosaurusrex:

FM Belfast playing Basketball
at Mauerpark Berlin

    tecnosaurusrex:

    FM Belfast playing Basketball

    at Mauerpark Berlin

  3. 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! 

blaubear:

As published in the University Observer Volume XVIII Issue 3

    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!

    blaubear:

    As published in the University Observer Volume XVIII Issue 3

  4. 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.

    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.

  5. College hoops in Ireland. I had no idea…
blaubear:

_MG_7378 on Flickr.

    College hoops in Ireland. I had no idea…

    blaubear:

    _MG_7378 on Flickr.