Who are we?

UCD Marian Basketball Club is Ireland’s oldest basketball club and has served to promote our sport to southside Dublin since 1968. We are primarily based in Oatlands College Stillorgan, Marian College Lansdowne and in University College Dublin Sports Centre in Belfield.

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Super League

UCD Marian competes in the Super League; Basketball Ireland’s top division for senior men. The team comprises of overseas semi-professional players, scholarship students at UCD and experienced senior players from the area. UCD Marian was one of the original founder clubs of the Irish National League in 1974 and has been ever present since. Our Super League games are played in UCD Sports Centre, Belfield on alternate Saturday nights at 7pm between October and March. They offer a exciting view of top level basketball and all are welcome.

Aims of the Club

We are dedicated to promoting, playing and developing the sport of basketball in South Dublin. We do this through our Men’s Super League programme, our Senior Men’s teams, our Underage Boys teams and our Academy and development programmes. Additionally, the club provides basketball coaches for many primary and post primary schools in the area and strives to constantly improve the local playing and coaching standards.

Recent News


Marian Basketball Club was founded in 1968 when a group of pupils and past-pupils of Marian College Ballsbridge entered a team in the Dublin Minor Basketball league.

That team included Paul Meany, Ken Mc Intyre, Sean Conroy, Michael Meany and Fran Ryan. Their coach was Bro. Fintan…

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Our Sponsors

Excellent Sports Club and UCD center, which has just added ten new watt bikes - great news for cyclists who want to train with power. Also has a 50m pool, spinning and several other studios. Two men's change rooms. All round great facilities.

Adam Blackwell

With two gym options, a climbing wall, two big halls, several activities rooms, squash courts, tennis courts, amazing pool, rugby, soccer, and hockey fields... There is all possible options here. The UCD clubs are also very good, some of them with national and international prestige. As a student I am glad these conditions exist but wouldn't think twice even if paying a fee was necessary for me.

John Stonewell

Masters and degree students would love that place it's huge and the sports ground on this campus are truly beautiful and we'll kept

Monica Dwane
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