Abbey Seals Dublin Lions would like to welcome Amelia and Ringo to the club and wish them and all of the other players and coaches the best of the luck for the season. #GoLions
Harry Scully and Jake Mullins receiving their International Caps at the National Basketball Arena.
The Club AGM which we were unable to hold as usual in May is scheduled for Tuesday Aug 30th at 7pm in Colaiste Bride. If anyone has any motions or nominations please forward them to dublinlions at gmail.com by Tues 23rd.
|Saturday||Oct 8th||5pm||Moy Tolka Rovers||Abbey Seals Dublin Lions||Tolka Rovers SC|
|Saturday||Oct 15th||5.30pm||Abbey Seals Dublin Lions||GC Templeogue||Colaiste Bride|
|Saturday||Oct 22nd||5.15pm||Swords Thunder||Abbey Seals Dublin Lions||ALSAA|
|Saturday||Oct 29th||5.30pm||Abbey Seals Dublin Lions||St Pauls Killarney||Colaiste Bride|
|Saturday||Nov 12th||5.30pm||Abbey Seals Dublin Lions||Oblate Dynamos||Colaiste Bride|
|Sunday||20th Nov||3.30pm||McEvoy’s Cavan Eagles||Abbey Seals Dublin Lions||Virginia Show Centre|
|Sunday||Nov 27th||3.30pm||Abbey Seals Dublin Lions||Phoenix Rockets||Colaiste Bride|
|Saturday||Dec 10th||7.15pm||Abbey Seals Dublin Lions||Moy Tolka Rovers||Colaiste Bride|
|Saturday||Dec 17th||5pm||GC Templeogue||Abbey Seals Dublin Lions||National Basketball Arena|
|Monday||Jan 2nd||5.30pm||Abbey Seals Dublin Lions||Swords Thunder||Colaiste Bride|
|Saturday||Jan 14th||7.15pm||Abbey Seals Dublin Lions||Limerick Celtics||Colaiste Bride|
|Saturday||Jan 28th||4pm||Phoenix Rockets||Abbey Seals Dublin Lions||Lisburn Racquets|
|Saturday||Feb 4th||7pm||Oblate Dynamos||Abbey Seals Dublin Lions||Oblate Hall|
|Saturday||Feb 11th||7.15pm||Abbey Seals Dublin Lions||McEvoy’s Cavan Eagles||Colaiste Bride|
|Saturday||Feb 18th||12.30pm||SETU Carlow||Abbey Seals Dublin Lions||Barrow Centre|
|Saturday||Feb 25th||5pm||Limerick Sport Huskies||Abbey Seals Dublin Lions||St Munchins|
|Saturday||March 4th||7.15pm||Abbey Seals Dublin Lions||Portlaoise Panthers||Colaiste Bride|
|Saturday||March 11th||7pm||Marble City Hawks||Abbey Seals Dublin Lions||O’Loughlin Gaels|
Oct 1st 5pm Team North West v Abbey Seals Dublin Lions @ ATU Donegal
Oct 8th 7.15pm Abbey Seals Dublin Lions v Ulster University @ Colaiste Bride
Oct 15th 7.30pm Abbey Seals Dublin Lions v Malahide @ Colaiste Bride
Oct 22nd 8pm Portlaoise Panthers v Abbey Seals Dublin Lions @ St Mary’s Hall, Portlaoise
Oct 29th 7.30pm Abbey Seals Dublin Lions v Limerick Celtics @ Colaiste Bride
Nov 12th 7.30pm Abbey Seals Dublin Lions v Moy Tolka Rovers @ Colaiste Bride
Nov 19th 7.30pm Drogheda Wolves v Abbey Seals Dublin Lions @ Ballymakenny College
Nov 26th 7pm Malahide v Abbey Seals Dublin Lions @ Malahide Community School
Dec 10th 4pm Ulster University v Abbey Seals Dublin Lions @ Jordanstown Sports Village North 9
Dec 17th 7.30pm Abbey Seals Dublin Lions v Team North West @ Colaiste Bride
Jan 2nd 7.30pm Abbey Seals Dublin Lions v Portlaoise Panthers @ Colaiste Bride
Jan 14th 6pm Moy Tolka Rovers v Abbey Seals Dublin Lions @ Tolka Rovers SC
Jan 28th 8.30pm Abbey Seals Dublin Lions v SETU Carlow @ Colaiste Bride
Feb 5th 4pm Abbey Seals Dublin Lions v Drogheda Wolves @ Colaiste Bride
Feb 11th 7.15pm Killarney Cougars Abbey Seals Dublin Lions Presentation Gym
Feb 18th 7.15pm Abbey Seals Dublin Lions SETU Waterford Vikings Colaiste Bride
Feb 25th 7.15pm Abbey Seals Dublin Lions Scotts Lakers SPK Colaiste Bride
March 4th 7pm Limerick Sport Eagles Abbey Seals Dublin Lions UL Arena
Mar 11th 5pm Dwyers of Cork Fr Mathews Abbey Seals Dublin Lions Fr Mathews Arena
The latest guidelines from Basketball Ireland for the return to indoor play on Sept 20th is available here. ALL COACHES, SENIOR PLAYERS and MANAGERS are expected to read these guidelines and contact the Covid officers or committee if you have any questions or if you can help with anything.
All PARENTS/GUARDIANS are advised to read through these guidelines.
The Club is also looking at the Basketball Ireland recommended APP for return to training contact tracing and will advise if we can get it up and running.
Link to guidelines: Click here
Chairman Dublin Lions Basketball Club
We have a new section on the website which has all the information we receive from Basketball Ireland, DLBB, DMBB and the various venues we use, about the return to play on Sept 20th 2021. We advise all players, parents, guardians etc. to familiarise themselves with this information. Please remember that we are all volunteers and that the guidelines we have to adhere to are outside of our control. Your understanding in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Chairman – Dublin Lions Basketball Club
Dublin Lions AGM will take place on Weds June 2nd at 9pm online. We are scheduling it later than usual in the evening to facilitate as much outdoor training as possible for our teams while it’s still bright. If you wish to attend please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours before the meeting and a link will be sent. Any nominations or motions should be sent to the same email address by 9pm on Weds May 26th.
Yours in sport
Chairman Dublin Lions Basketball Club
Our re-scheduled AGM will take place on Tuesday Aug 4th at 19:30 assuming current restrictions remain the same. It is hoped to have a physical meeting in Colaiste Bride – however we made need to move to an online environment if too many people wish to attend. Therefore I am asking members to email email@example.com by Weds July 30th to let me know if you wish to attend. This will allow us to prepare a safe space for a physical meeting or set up an online one.
As usual all committee positions are available. Should you wish to be considered for a position please get a proposer and a seconder email firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business Tues 29th.
Paul Molloy – Chairman
Dublin Lions Basketball Club: An update from the Chairperson.
To all involved with our club:
As we prepare to return to training I would like to take this opportunity to address our members.
Firstly I should say that unfortunately over the last few months we have lost some members of our basketball family. Members, past members, founding members and good friends of the club have sadly lost people. To those friends we offer our deepest condolences. May your loved ones rest in peace.
The club has been working tirelessly since the first easing of the lockdown to try to find a way to get our sport running again. Indeed several teams have been working out in small groups in local parks. This morning we were given the go ahead by the board of management of Colaiste Bride to re-commence training outdoors from today and indoors from Monday next. The club has some very comprehensive guidelines in place for what these new training sessions might look like.
Basketball Ireland have issued two sets of guidelines. All players and coaching staff should familiarise themselves with the first set linked here. The second set is a more comprehensive document – linked here. The club will be following all guidelines from the Government and from Basketball Ireland. The CoVid officer for the club is Rob White – should you have any concerns please contact Rob. The number one priority of the club is to keep our members and their families safe.
The club also has a google form that every junior player and their parent MUST sign before coming back to train. Your coach or the CoVid officer will contact you with a link to this form when training times have been sorted. Obviously we have a lot of teams so this may take a few days. Some of the main points of the club google form are:
Every player MUST have their own ball
Only attend at time of you pre booked training session
Bring your own ball and other equipment.
Arrive as close to time as possible and leave promptly at end
Arrive ready to train as no access available to changing rooms
Know that there is no access to toilet facilities at this time
Wash your hands before coming to training
Bring your own hand sanitiser/ antiseptic wipes.
Parents are asked to drop and leave their children and if waiting on the premises must stay in their own cars.
Club members including parents who do not follow the club guidelines will be asked to leave.
Social Distancing behaviour
To protect against infection:
Players must refrain from hand shaking, high fives and fist pumps
Keep 2 metres away from others at all times.
Do not share balls, equipment, drinks, food, or towels.
Get your own rebounds. Do not rebound for other players.
Follow good cough/sneeze etiquette and dispose of any used tissue in your own bag and bring it home with you.
Sanitise your hands after cough/sneezing.
Avoid touching your face
Avoid touching any surfaces such as position cones, backboard and rims of baskets.
Remain apart from other players if taking a break
When training is finished
Leave promptly at end of training session as directed by supervisor
Sanitise your hands as soon as possible
Go directly to your car or if walking leave immediately
If a player becomes unwell after training first contact your GP and read the HSE guidelines and then inform the club. The club will then follow advice provided to them by the HSE on the next steps.
Players are encouraged to remind other players in a gentle way to adhere to club guidelines.
Players must only bring their own ball
Players should not touch any equipment such as cones
Players must refrain from touching backboard and rims.
Finally can I say that our AGM had to be postponed in May and will take place in September. We look forward to seeing you all back in the near future.
Dublin Lions Basketball Club