The Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club commenced basketball in 2018. It has become a very popular sport with our athletes. We train every Wednesday night from 7pm-8pm during the months September to May at the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre. We compete in Special Olympics competitions. At present we have a Ladies division 2 team and a men’s division 1 and 2 team.
We have been very successful in competitions since we began, winning both cup and league titles.
In conjunction with the Killarney Lions club (Sponsor) we hold our own basketball tournament on the first Saturday in April at the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre. We have Special Olympics teams from Munster competing in 6 different divisions: 3 divisions in ladies and 3 divisions in men.
With the help of the local St.Pauls Basketball club our athletes have benefitted from excellent coaching with Liadh Tobin, Michelle Greene, Leanne Cronin, Tom Cronin and Mike Pierce. We also have an excellent coach Jill Kerins who is a family member.
Due to the current Covid 19 restrictions, all training and activities have been suspended.
If you want to play basketball or get involved in the coaching side, we would love to have you. Please contact Tom Tobin on 0872338575 for more information.