Dublin Masters 2016
Dublin Masters 2016
- Apr 21,2016
Dublin Masters International Basketball Tournament
6th-8th May 2016
Article: John Walsh
The 4th edition of the Dublin Masters International Basketball Tournament will take place in 4 South Dublin venues on the weekend of 6th-8th May. This is our biggest event yet with 34 teams competing across 3 different categories – Over 40 Men, Over 40 Ladies and Over 50 Men. The venues being used are Oblate Hall & St Michaels in Inchicore, Colaiste Bride in Clondalkin and Presentation Secondary School in Terenure.
As always there will be a great array of talent on display proving that you are never too old to play the game you love. There are new teams in this year’s line-up including a number of foreign teams, Boroughmuir, Strathclyde, Aberdeen (Checkmate Knights) and Edinurgh Phoenix from Scotland, Sussex Hawks, London Eagles and Sussex All Stars from England, Flesbek ’98 from Holland, Team Belgium, Marino’s Friends from Croatia and Santander Masters from Spain.
These will compete with a strong selection of Irish teams to take home the various trophies on offer. Some of the best known names in Irish basketball from the past will be in action such as Ricardo Leonard, Mark Keenan, Stephen McGuirk, Deora Marsh, Kieran O’Sullivan, Scottie Summersgill, Adrian Fulton, Karl Donnelly, Jerome Westbrooks, Catriona White, Debbie Doyle, Karen Staunton and some current NL players in Suzanne Maguire & Siobhan Kilkenny.
While games will be extremely competitive on the court during the day, the competitors, officials and friends will let their hair down (those that still have it) at night and compete for the title of the oldest swinger in town. Masters tournaments are always hugely sociable events and many new friends are made during the course of these weekends.
Games commence on Friday and culminate with semi-finals and finals in The Oblate Hall on Sunday afternoon. Admission to all sessions is free so come along and give your support.
For more information, please feel free to contact me by email or phone as noted below.
Dublin Masters Basketball Association.
Phone: 086 6021094.