A Huge Thank You.

DCU Mercy would like to start by saying a huge thank you to everyone for their help and support throughout the season especially our team managers who volunteer and organise referees, table officials and much more. To all the club members who did the table at games and to our coaches who give their time voluntarily.

To our sponsors, particularly DCU, the Committee and of course, to the parents whose support is always there, and lastly the players for their dedication, commitment and efforts throughout the season.

Thank you to all who made sandwiches etc. at our various events throughout the season. To those who baked and helped at the cake sale. For donations to the charity bag collections, for buying raffle tickets etc. A particular thank you to Paul and Sharon Hennessy who organised this year’s new event “the 75km cycle”, it was a great success and a fun day was had by all involved. Hopefully, we can build on it and have more cyclists next year.


Season Re-Cap

The 2016-2017 season was another very successful season. We had 9 players selected for Irish panels and 3 players selected for Dublin teams. Damien Sealy was awarded Women’s underage “Coach of the Year”. Mark Ingle who received Basketball Ireland Coach of the Month for December. Sarah Fairbanks was awarded Superleague Player of the Month for October and December.

The senior team, the under 18 and under 17 girls won the Dublin Cups. The under 20’s and under 18’s won the National Cup titles with Nicole Clancy and Bronagh Power-Cassidy receiving MVP of the respective cup finals. The under 18’s won the Laura Brennan Memorial Tournament. Sarah Fairbanks was awarded the Basketball Ireland’s Women’s Superleague first team All-Star Award and Sarah Woods was awarded Basketball Ireland Women’s Superleague second team All Star Award.

As we are so closely linked with DCU College and some of our players play on the college team also, we would like to congratulate Megan Connolly and Sarah Fairbanks who received College All Star awards and to Sarah Fairbanks who was MVP of the College Varsities and who received College Player of the Year.

We would like to congratulate Saoirse Power-Cassidy who left us last year to play in America and who signed a 4 year scholarship with University of Massachusetts Lowell. So as you can see a very successful season overall.


Dublin League Winners and Runners Up

Under 18 team and Coach Damien Sealy – players Rachael Huijsdens, Deborah Sealy, Bronách Monaghan, Niamh Kenny, Niamh Hickey, Melissa Kelly, Bronagh Power-Cassidy, Maeve Ó’Séaghdha, Ali Donohoe, Katie Nolan, Fiona O’Grady, Aisling Byrne, Elizabeth Black and Nicole Clancy

Under 17 team and Coach Damien Sealy, players Elizabeth Black, Niamh Hickey, Rebecca Dodd, Ciara Owens, Laura Owens, Aisling Byrne, Jane McHugh, Kim Clarke Bronagh Power Cassidy, Maeve O’Séaghdha, Ali Donohoe, Katie Nolan, Nicole Clancy and Fiona O’Grady.

Under 13 team and Coach Stephen Ingle, players Rachel Sealy, Ali Sealy, Mia Challoner, Alison Grealy, Lynn Grealy, Claire Canning, Orlaith Monaghan, Brook Farrell, Kate Hennessy, Amie Curley, Alex Nolan, Jewel Wenzel and Holly Stanley.

To all our other teams congratulations on your achievements and league placements.

Under 16 – 3rd
Under 14 – 4th
Senior – 5th


Coaches Awards

DCU Mercy: Under 16's
Head Coach: Stephen Ingle

Contribution Award
Rising Star

Melissa Kelly
Emily Hennessy
Emma Crumlish


DCU Mercy: Under 14's
Head Coach: Jodie Black

Contribution Award
Rising Star

Ava Rooney
Amie Curley
Claire Canning


DCU Mercy: Under 17's
Head Coach: Damien Sealy

Most Improved
Defensive P.O.T.Y

Maeve Ó’Séaghdha
Ali Donohoe
Elizabeth Black


DCU Mercy: Academy
Sarah Fairbanks, Stephen Ingle, Adam Ingle, Ashley Perez
Helpers: Niamh Hickey, Bronagh Power-Cassidy & Maeve Ó’Séaghdha

Hot Seat – Junior
Hot Seat – Senior
Concentration – Junior
Concentration – Senior
Ball Tag – Junior
Ball Tag – Senior
Camp Lay Up – Junior
Camp Lay Up – Senior
Attitude – Junior
Attitude – Senior

Aoibhinn Walsh
Eoin Ponsenby
Lily Ryan
Lauren Menton
Chloe Graham
Eoin Flores
Grace Hennessy
Shane Carpenter
Adrianna Bucur
Sarah Ryan


DCU Mercy: Senior/U20's
Head Coach: Sarah Woods

Unsung Hero
Offensive Player
Defensive Player
Team MVP

Ruth Fennell
Anna Brennan                                              Cliona Hamill
Enya Brady
Aoife Maguire


DCU Mercy: U13's
Head Coach: Stephen Ingle

MIP/Contribution (Voted by players/coaches)
Rising Star

Ali Sealy
Brook Farrell
Orlaith Monaghan

Kate Hennessy


DCU Mercy: U18's
Head Coach: Damien Sealy

Reluctant Superstar
Defensive Player of the Year

Fiona O’Grady
Rachel Huijsdens
Deborah Sealy
Bronagh Power-Cassidy


DCU Mercy: Superleague
Head Coach: Mark Ingle
Asst. Damien Sealy

Player of the Year
Coaches Award
Young Player of the Year

Sarah Fairbanks
Sarah Woods
Bronagh Power-Cassidy


Irish and Dublin Team Panels

Irish Senior Team

Irish Under 20's

Irish Under 18's


Irish Under 17's


Irish Under 16's

Dublin Under 16's

Dublin Under 15 (Liffey Challenge)

Sarah Woods

Anna Brennan
Nicole Clancy

Rachel Hujisdens
Maeve Ó’Séaghdha
Bronagh Power-Cassidy

Ali Donohue
Fiona O’Grady
Nicole Clancy

Niamh Kenny

Melissa Kelly
Emma Crumlish

Alex O’Rourke