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Harry Boland

Full name: Harry Boland
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm) Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Died: December 18, 2013 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Affiliations: UCD, Dublin (IRL)
Country: IRL Ireland
Sport: Basketball


Originally a competitor in the sport of hurling, Harry Boland took up the sport of basketball while a student at University College, Dublin. He was one of only two members of the Irish basketball team at the 1948 Games to be picked from outside the military. Boland was one of Ireland's top players in the 1940s and 50s and, after his playing days were over, served as President of Basketball Ireland.

He was an accountant by profession and, in 1950, set up the firm of Haughey Boland in partnership with Charles Haughey who would later serve three terms as Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer London Basketball Men's Basketball Ireland IRL 23

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1948 Summer London Basketball Ireland IRL Group D Match #8 2 1948-08-05 CUB 88, IRL 25
1948 Summer London Basketball Ireland IRL Group D Match #10 2 1948-08-06 FRA 73, IRL 14
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