Jim Dineen, Blue Demons Basketball Club

Introduced to the game in Blarney Street C.B.S. before embracing the game with DePaul Boys Club. Jim went on to become a founder member of Blue Demons in 1966, coaching for several years before becoming an administrator with the club. He also served time as a secretary to the Cork County Basketball board and on the Men’s Super league Club Committee

Sean Murphy, Blue Demons Basketball Club

An underage player with Iona, in 1968 he joined Blue Demons where he won a national league, championship and a Federation cup. Capped as player at international level where he also later coached. Following his playing retirement in 1983 Sean went straight to coaching Blue Demons (Team Britvic) to a Super league title. Always generous with his time Sean continues to assist the County Board with their development clinics.

John Houlihan, C.C.B.O.A

Has given countless service to the game both as administrator, teacher, and officiator. Referee at the top level of the game and has spent over 20 years helping develop young officials along with being an officer of the C.C.B.O.A.

Noel Ryan, East Cork Glenmary Basketball Club

Another man of many attributes Noel commenced initially with his playing careers at St. John Bosco’s before relocating to Carrigtwohill for his job. There he was instrumental in the formation of E.C. Glenmary and a school team. He also was an accomplished referee on the national stage

Noel Allen. Neptune BC

A Neptune stalwart with basketball to his core. Accomplished coach who brought through many players that we know today. Noel also refereed who officiated at many championships and international tournaments.

Jim O'Donoghue, Neptune BC

Another member of the O’ Donoghue Family who has kept the heartbeat of Neptune alive. After a successful playing career became an integral part of the stadium project and a member of C.C.B.O.A.

Michael “Fox” Sullivan, Mallow Basketball Club

Michael Sullivan has developed and nurtured the game of basketball in the Mallow since the 1980’s. Coaching at all grades since that time he has seen Mallow grow in stature in both the female and male side of the club.

Donal O’Donoghue, Neptune BC

One of the first civilians to help the progress the game of basketball. Holder of numerous officer posts within Neptune and the County Board and Chairman of the Munster Council on a few occasions.

Billy Coffey, Cork County Basketball Board

Billy was elected on to the Cork County Basketball board as Treasurer in 1976 and later became Chairman a role he held for 41 years. In his many years Billy held many roles to facilitate the playing of Men’s Basketball in Cork City and County and also held positions at National level on different Basketball Ireland Committees. Billy Coffey served basketball in Cork and held basketball together for so long in this city and county. Whether dealing with Basketball Ireland or as Chairperson of the National Area Boards committee he held them to high standards and that was the honest way he always operated to. He gave a lot of his life to our sport as a volunteer and conducted the business of the board in a very fair and progressive manner. Billy showed his commitment and dedication over such a long period and on the back of his work the Cork County Board hosted tournaments at all levels under his guidance and the success rate was phenomenal.

John Coughlan, Blue Demons

Mr John Coughlan, Honorary President of Blue Demons and Honorary President of the Cork County Basketball Board. With over sixty-four years’ service in the game of basketball. He embraced the game of basketball soon after its foundation and oversaw the development of the juvenile game in Cork with other pioneers of the juvenile game. Took the helm at the Cork Juvenile Board and also through his work as chairperson he helped shape Blue Demons Basketball Club to what is today when he founded and held the office of chairperson from 1967 until 1973. He brought international club basketball to Cork through the hosting of the Major Extra Size Tournament in 1973 to 1975. Mr. Coughlan has been honoured with a Cork Indoor Sports award and is an Honorary Life Member of Basketball Ireland and has been inducted into the Blue Demons club ‘Hall of Fame’. Upon his retiring as chairperson of the Cork Juvenile Board took up the position of President of the Cork County Basketball Board a position, he held for nigh on thirty years.