CORK will be well represented at the Basketball Ireland awards next month.
A host of Leeside-based players, coaches and officials will collect prizes at the ceremony, which is currently scheduled for May 30 at Croke Park.
Tradehouse Central Ballincollig pulled off a clean sweep of Division 1 baubles, Andre Nation retaining the Player of the Year, with Kieran O'Sullivan the Coach of the Year and Dylan Corkery the Young Player of the Year.
The Village will step up to the Super League next season after going unbeaten in this campaign, including a third President's Cup in a row.
Dazzling American guard Shrita Parker was the women's Super League MVP for her electric displays with Ambassador UCC Glanmire.
Edel Thornton will collect two awards after her return from the States with Trinity Meteors, the Division 1 Player of the Year and the NBCC Colleges Division 1 honours.
Derek Hegarty of Rebel Wheelers has been named the Wheelchair Basketball Men’s Player of the Year for the second year in a row, which is no surprise after his brilliance in the cup final.
Popular local referee Stuart Joyce has also been acknowledged, along with cup-winning U18 Neptune coach Keith Daly and Skibbereen Community School, who dominated the C grade this season.
Player of the Year: Shrita Parker (Ambassador UCC Glanmire).
Wheelchair Men’s Player of the Year: Derek Hegarty (Rebel Wheelers).
Men’s Division 1:
Player of the Year: Andre Nation (Tradehouse Central Ballincollig).
Young Player of the Year: Dylan Corkery (Tradehouse Central Ballincollig).
Coach of the Year: Kieran O’Sullivan (Tradehouse Central Ballincollig).
Women’s Division 1:
Player of the Year: Edel Thornton (Trinity Meteors) IWA:
NRC Referee of the Year: Stuart Joyce (CCBOA).
Division 1 Female Collegiate Player of the Year: Edel Thornton (TCD).
Post Primary Schools:
Boys C School of the Year: Skibbereen Community School (Cork).
Men’s: Keith Daly (Neptune BC).