Liam McHale

  • Ballina’s Liam McHale is to be inducted into the Basketball Ireland Hall of Fame at a special ceremony in May.

    Basketball Ireland will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2020 and, as part of the celebrations marking the history of the game, the organisation announced late last year that the Basketball Ireland Hall of Fame would be relaunched in 2019.

    Currently there are six B.I. Hall of Fame members – Fr. Joe Horan, Harry Boland, Tom Collins, Liam McGinn, Danny O’Connor and Paul Meany.

    Nominations were made by the public, with an independent nominations committee announcing the six final recipients who are: Siobhan Caffrey (nee Stapleton), Danny Fulton, Kelvin Troy, Susan Moran, Liam McHale and the late Paudie O’Connor.

    Chairman of the Board of Basketball Ireland, Fran Ryan, and President of Basketball Ireland, Theresa Walsh also extended their congratulations to the six recipients and their families.


  • Ballina's Liam McHale is to be inducted into the Basketball Ireland Hall of Fame.

    A ceremony will take place at the Croke Park Stadium on Saturday 11th May where six people will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

    Basketball Ireland says Liam McHale is a household name throughout the country, for his contribution and prowess in both football and basketball.

    Siobhan Caffrey nee Stapleton, Danny Fulton, Kelvin Troy, Susan Moran and the late Paudie O'Connor are the other five being inducted into the Basketball Ireland Hall of Fame.


  • Former Mayo star Liam McHale has been announced today as the new manager of Athlone GAA Club's senior football team.

    The legendary Mayo midfielder’s coaching involvement includes working alongside fellow Mayo man Kevin McStay as part of the Roscommon management set-up until the 2019 season.

    McHale was involved with the Mayo from 1985 until 1999 and won 8 Connacht titles, an All-star award and was famously red carded in the 1996 All-Ireland final replay against Meath.

    McHale was also a part of Kevin McStay's management team when they guided St Brigid's club in Roscommon to All Ireland senior glory in 2013.

  • Former Mayo footballer Liam McHale has been confirmed as a selector of the Naas senior footballers, according to the Irish Independent.

    The 1996 All-Star midfielder had been a regular part of various management teams with his brother-in-law Kevin McStay - most recently a three year stint with Roscommon and previously at club level with St Brigid's.

    Naas native Niall Cronin has been confirmed as the manager.