Lusk Ravens Basketball
Dublin, Ireland

“All the successful teams I’ve ever seen have three characteristics: They play unselfish, they play together and they play hard.“ Larry Brown

One of Ireland's newest Clubs

Lusk Ravens were established in 2022 by a group of ex-players and coaches who saw the need for a club in the town and who wanted to give something back to the game and perhaps the chance to lace up the boots again. The biggest challenge was the lack of facilities in the town and the club was very lucky Lusk National School came on board to host the club.

Basketball Club & Community

Lusk Ravens Basketball Club is the newest club in the town having started in 2022. Lusk is one of the fastest growing towns in Ireland with over 11,000 people and the demand for basketball was clear. Lusk Ravens mission is to grow and strengthen our community by providing basketball pathways that are affordable, accessible and inclusive for all players, coaches and officials.

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The Ravens have landed!

After securing facilities thanks to Lusk National School we have quickly established a mens senior team, ladies senior team, an academy and a masters team. Our players are currently training and competing in friendlies and our hope is to enter multiple teams for the 2023 season.

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Our Teams

Currently we have a men's senior team, ladies senior team and an academy for 5/6th class students.

Basketball Coaching

Many of our academy kids are students in Lusk National School and our coaches work closely with the school to develop coaching drills and routines that compliment the work the school does with that of the academy.


Sponsoring a local club is not only a great way to give something back , it also promotes a powerfully positive image of your company in addition it generates a lot of goodwill within the community. There are different levels of sponsorship available to fit your budget. If you are interested in coming on board as a Ravens sponsor Email us at and you might even get a cool shirt to boot.

James Naismith invented basketball

Asked in 1891 to invent an indoor winter activity by his boss at a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts, James Naismith is credited as the founder of basketball. Naismith, a physical education teacher, also wrote the original basketball rule book and founded the University of Kansas basketball program.

Basketball was played with a soccer ball and peach baskets

Basketball was originally played with a soccer ball and peach baskets, with referees having to retrieve the ball each time a player made a basket. In 1900, the string baskets we know today were introduced to the game and, later, backboards were attached to prevent spectators from blocking shots.


Dribbling wasn't allowed

Players never could advance the ball. Instead, each player had to throw it from wherever he caught it. The first team credited with advancing the ball by dribbling it played at Yale in 1897, and the official allowance for the dribble, just one per possession at first, were adopted four years later.
Another important basketball move, the slam dunk, was banned just before the 1967-1968 season until the 1976-1977 season.

Possession rules changed in 1913

The game as we know it gives possession of an out-of-bounds ball to the player who last had contact with it, but that wasn’t always the case. Prior to 1913, a referee would pick up and throw an out-of-bounds ball down the court, and the first player to touch it retained possession. The rules eventually changed because of the increase in the number of player injuries.

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