BG Basketball is a business start up by Brian Gartland. Brian is a graduate BSc Sports Management of UCD and an experienced children’s basketball coach. Brian coached for over 10 years in Knocklyon and took over the after school basketball classes ran in the Knocklyon Youth Community Centre, adjacent to St Colmcilles National School.
At 26, Brian has a 10 year history of coaching children in basketball and football. At 16 he gave up playing basketball at the highest level here with an all-Ireland title to further his career as a semi professional footballer in the League of Ireland and Irish Premier League. Brian decided to combine his love of sports [basketball especially 😉 ] and coaching with his education of coaching and child development to put his time and energy into BG Basketball. So far BG Basketball has had great success with high numbers and lots of positive feedback from parents and children. Brian is also heavily involved in running Knocklyon Community Games Basketball teams voluntarily for the last 10 years.