Killester Basketball Club

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Killester Basketball Club
Founded 1967
Arena IWA Sports Hall
Location Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland
Team colors Orange & black
Main sponsor Pyrobel
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Killester Basketball Club is an Irish basketball club based in Dublin. Established in 1967 by Michael Casey,[1] Killester is one of the oldest and most successful professional basketball clubs in Ireland. The club's senior men's and women's representative teams, Pyrobel Killester, both play in Ireland's top national leagues.


In 1973, Killester BC entered a men's team into the Irish National League for the competition's inaugural season. Between 1975 and 1977, Killester won three championships in a row. In 1978, a women's competition was established, and a Killester women's side won the competition's first two titles.[2]

Between 2001 and 2014, the Killester men won five championships and three National Cup titles.[2] The women also managed two National Cup titles in 2002 and 2005.[2]


  • 8× Irish Men's National League champions: 1975, 1976, 1977, 2001, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2014[3]
  • 4× Irish Men's National Cup champions: 1987, 2001, 2008, 2010
  • 2× Irish Women's National League champions: 1979, 1980
  • 2× Irish Women's National Cup champions: 2002, 2005

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Pyrobel Killester men's roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht.
G 4 Republic of Ireland Nihill, Cian 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
5 Republic of Ireland McGeever, Andrew
G 6 Republic of Ireland Anderson, Keith 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
F 7 Republic of Ireland Casey, Alan 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
G 9 Republic of Ireland Grennell, Jonathan 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
10 Republic of Ireland O'Neill, Jody
G 11 Republic of Ireland Madsen, Peder 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
G 12 United States Marx, Julian 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
F 14 Republic of Ireland Hegarty, Niall 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
G 15 Republic of Ireland Roe, Ciaran 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
20 Republic of Ireland Lacey, Pete
F/C 33 Republic of Ireland Kiernan, Eoghain 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
Head coach
  • Republic of Ireland Brian O'Malley
Assistant coach(es)
  • Republic of Ireland Mark Grennell

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 7 January 2017

Notable past players[edit]

  • Grenada Michael Bonaparte
  • United States Mario Elie
  • United States Kelvin Troy
  • United States Kenny Perkins


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