Belfast Star have swept the top three awards in the men's game at the Basketball Ireland Annual Awards, which were announced on Thursday.

Delaney Blaylock scooped the player of the year award for the men’s Super League, CJ Fulton was named young player of the year for the second year in a row, while Adrian Fulton secured the coach’s award.

In the women’s Super League, guard Shrita Parker of Ambassador UCC Glanmire has been crowned player of the year, while league champions, DCU Mercy picked up the two other awards, with Rachel Huijsdens named as the top young player, and coach Mark Ingle awarded the coach of the year award.

In the men’s Division One, Tradehouse Central Ballincollig has won all three awards with Andre Nation winning the player of the year award for the second year in a row, Dylan Corkery named young player of the year for the third year in a row, while Kieran O’Sullivan has been named the coach of the year following a superb season that saw the Cork side crowned league and cup champions.

In the women’s Division One, Edel Thornton of Trinity Meteors has been named the player of the Year, Ciara Byrne of Portlaoise Panthers has secured the young player award, while Trinity Meteors’ head coach, Vinny O’Keeffe won coach of the year following a big season for the club that saw them crowned league champions and Northern Conference winners.

Portlaoise Panthers have been named the Area Board Club of the Year, while Derek Hegarty of Rebel Wheelers has been named the Wheelchair Basketball men’s player of the year for the second year in a row, with Jodie Waite of Limerick Scorpions named the women’s player of the year.

The president’s lifetime achievement awards were also revealed with Pat Critchley, Frank Cashman and Ann Diffney announced as this year’s recipients.

The awards are scheduled to be presented at the Hall of Fame and Annual Awards ceremony on Saturday, 30 May, at Croke Park, subject to change depending on the Covid-19 situation nationwide.