Harry Boland (basketball)

Harry Boland (1925 – 18 December 2013) was an Irish basketball player who competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England, United Kingdom[1]

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Boland was named after his uncle Harry Boland, activist and politician active during the Irish revolutionary period. His father Gerald and brother Kevin were both senior members of Fianna Fáil and Irish government ministers.

Boland was a close friend of Charles Haughey. They knew each other from childhood, having both attended St. Joseph's Secondary C.B.S. in Fairview and they set up accountancy firm Haughey, Boland & Co after graduating from UCD. Haughey later left to pursue his political career.[2]

Harry Boland died on 18 December 2013, aged 88, in Dublin. He was survived by his wife, Noirin, and was buried at St. Fintan's Cemetery in Sutton, Dublin.[3]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Harry Boland". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  2. ^ O'Regan, Michael (24 December 2013). "Funeral of Harry Boland, who had close links to Haughey". irishtimes.com. The Irish Times. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  3. ^ McConnell, Daniel (22 December 2013). "Former Olympic great Harry Boland dies". independent.ie. The Independent. Retrieved 26 December 2013.