ÍR women's basketball

The Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur women's basketball, commonly known as ÍR, is the women's basketball department of Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur. It is based in Reykjavík, Iceland and currently plays in Division I.

Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur
Leagues1. deild kvenna
Founded1952
HistoryÍR
1952–2000
ÍR/Breiðablik
2000–2002
ÍR
2002–present
ArenaHertz-Hellirinn
LocationReykjavík, Iceland
Team colorsBlue, White
         
PresidentGuðni Fannar Carrico
Head coachÓlafur J. Sigurðsson
Championships11 Icelandic championships
1 Icelandic Cup

History

ÍR was one of the pioneers of women's basketball in Iceland and one of the founding members of the women's Úrvalsdeild. It is also one of the must successful women's team in the country, winning a total of 11 national championships.[1]

After not fielding a team since being relegated from the Úrvalsdeild in 2004, the team was revived in 2017 and registered into Division I for the 2017-2018 season.[2] On June 16, 2017, the club hired former player Ólafur Jónas Sigurðsson as the head coach of the team.[3]

Arena

ÍR plays its home games at the Hertz-Hellirinn.

Notable players

  • Anna Dís Sveinbjörnsdóttir
  • Ásta Garðarsdóttir
  • Gréta María Grétarsdóttir
  • Guðrún A. Sigurðardóttir
  • Guðrún Gunnarsdóttir
  • Guðrún Ólafsdóttir
  • Hildigunnur Hilmarsdóttir
  • Hildur Sigurðardóttir
  • Hrönn Harðardóttir
  • Linda Stefánsdóttir
  • Lína Gunnarsdóttir
  • Olga Bjarnadóttir
  • Vala Úlfljótsdóttir
  • Þóra Gunnarsdóttir
  • Þóra Ragnarsdóttir
  • Þórunn Bjarnadóttir

Coaches

  • Hrefna Ingimarsdóttir: 1950–1959[4]
  • Einar Ólafsson: 1959–1964[4], ?–1975[5], 1980–1981, 1993–1994
  • Robert Stanley: 1981–1982
  • Jim Dooley: 1982–1983
  • Kristinn Jörundsson: 1983–1984
  • Hreinn Þorkelsson: 1984–1985
  • Benedikt Ingþórsson: 1985–1986
  • Kristján Oddsson: 1986–1987
  • Jón Jörundsson: 1987–1989, 1994, 1995
  • Thomas Lee: 1989–1990
  • Kristján Sigurður F. Jónsson: 1990–1992
  • Helgi Jóhannsson: 1992–1993
  • Bragi Reynisson: 1994
  • Jón Örn Guðmundsson: 1994–1995
  • Eggert Garðarsson: 1995–1996
  • Antonio Vallejo: 1996–1997
  • Karl Jónsson: 1997–1999
  • Hlynur Skúli Auðunsson: 2003–2004
  • Ólafur J. Sigurðsson: 2017–present

Trophies and awards

Trophies

1956, 1957, 1958, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975

Awards

Úrvalsdeild Women's Domestic Player of the Year

Úrvalsdeild Women's Domestic All-First Team

Úrvalsdeild Women's Young Player of the Year

  • Gréta María Grétarsdóttir – 1994
  • Þórunn Bjarnadóttir – 1997
  • Guðrún A. Sigurðardóttir – 1998
  • Hildur Sigurðardóttir – 1999

Úrvalsdeild kvenna Coach of the Year

  • Antonio Vallejo – 1997
  • Karl Jónsson – 1998

References

  1. "Meistaratitlar kvenna". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  2. "ÍR stofnar meistaraflokk kvenna". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). 5 May 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  3. "Ólafur Jónas tekur við kvennaliði ÍR". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). June 16, 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  4. Ágúst Ásgeirsson (11 March 2007). Heil öld til heilla - Saga ÍR í 100 ár. Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur. p. 562, 590–591.
  5. "Fríður ÍR-hópur". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 25 February 1975. p. 18. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
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