SDA Blog

7 November, 2018

SDA 2018 was another fantastic camp

SDA 2018 was another fantastic camp where top talent ranging from 14 – 17 years old competed against each other and gained in knowledge, skill and strength on the basketball court. This years camp was targeted at a slightly younger age group than previous years [more]

29 November, 2016

2014 SDA Camp MVP Aaron Whelan earns scholarship to the University of Limerick

Fantastic news recently when SDA learned that the 2014 SDA Camp MVP Aaron Whelan earned a scholarship to the University of Limerick to play basketball and study Materials & Technology Education. [more]

2 October, 2016

Dublin GAA Star helps 2016 SDA Athletes gain a Mental Edge

Dublin GAA star Kevin McManamon gave a wonderful lecture to 2016 SDA Athletes to help them gain ‘The Mental Edge’ in their sport of basketball. [more]

30 September, 2016

10 SDA Athletes have been facilitated to follow their Student-Athlete Dream in the USA since 2013

SDA is first and foremost about developing the right habits, key skills and a work ethic. The reason for this is simple: [more]

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29 September, 2016

SDA 2016 star Eoghan Kelly is headed to The Gunnery Prep School located in Connecticut.

Eoghan has been a standout player at the SDA Elite Invitational Camp Structure since 2014. The Moycullen star has grabbed attention on his Galway school and club teams since he began to play the game, and Eoghan made an impact immediately at SDA through his athleticism, ball-handling skills, offensive decision-making and tough defence.


28 September, 2016

SDA Star Sean Flood is taking his talents to Sante Fe Junior College (Florida, USA)

SDA is delighted to announce that Sean Flood (2015 SDA Elite Invitational Camp Co-MVP) is following his dream to play hoops in the USA where he will bring his talents to the Sante Fe Saints Junior College team in Florida. [more]

22 September, 2016


The 2016 SDA Elite Invitational Camp was a huge success once again as it served to raise the bar for player development, coaching standards and talent exposure within Irish basketball. Some of the top 55 ‘U18 basketball players’ from all over the country came to compete against the best to push their limits of development, experience and learning. [more]

20 January, 2016

SDA Featured on Newstalk’s The Right Hook!

SDA founder, Paul Cummins, met up with Newstalks George Hook on Thursday to discuss SDA. [more]

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9 November, 2015

2 SDA Players Receive Division 1 NCAA Scholarships

This week both, Jordan Blount and Cian Sullivan have taken massive strides forward in their basketball careers. Both SDA athletes this week have officially committed to play Division 1 basketball with two top American Colleges. [more]

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24 June, 2015

SDA Founder Dr. Paul Cummins co-authors a ‘Leaderhip in Sport’ book aimed at college students

Follow this link to view more on this book co-authored by SDA founder Dr. Paul Cummins.


23 June, 2015

SDA Kildare Academy Athletes are putting Kildare on the Irish Basketball Map

SDA Academy athletes have made a splash in Irish Basketball this year!


15 June, 2015

SDA Hosts Lafayette Head Coach & Patriot League Champ Fran O’Hanlon in Ireland!

Lafayette Head Coach Fran O’Hanlon comes to Ireland to work with Irish coaches


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13 June, 2015

Duke Basketball’s Casey Stevenson comes to SDA 2015

The 2015 SDA Elite Invitational Camp attracts Coach Casey Stevenson from Duke University


4 June, 2015

SDA Athlete Charlie Coombes Signs Letter of Intent to play at NCAA Division 2 University

Charlie has put in the work and put his game in the shop window…  and it has paid off.


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29 April, 2015

SDA Athlete Cian Sullivan dreams big!

SDA Athlete Cian Sullivan gets Full Scholarship to Prestigious US Prep School


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26 March, 2015

2015 SDA Elite Invitational Camp Overview

Take a look at the overview for this year’s Invitational Camp!
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2 March, 2015 Interviews Paul Cummins about SDA

Discover the history of Sport Dream Academy and Paul’s dedication and commitment to up-and-coming athletes in this exclusive interview by The42.


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22 January, 2015

Interviews with 2014 SDA Elite Invitational Campers

See what some of our 2014 camp coaches, attendees, and parents have to say about SDA and the camp experience!


22 January, 2015

2014 SDA Elite Invitational Camp Winners

While everyone who attended this year’s camp are winners, here are a few standouts that were awarded special recognition:


Sport Psychology fun!
20 January, 2015

2014 SDA Elite Invitational Camp Skills & Drills

2014 SDA Elite Invitational Camp Skills & Drills

Watch camp attendees in action as they practice their skills at our Skills and Drills sessions!