Galway Masters go for 5 in a row

Galway Masters go for 5 in a row

  • Oct 28,2015
The 5th International Galway Masters Basketball Tournament takes place at the NUI Kingfisher on Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November.
 
The two day tournament has turned into an annual event since its inauguration in 2011 and this year, 28 men’s and ladies teams from the USA, Italy, Scotland, France, England and Ireland will compete to raise money for the nominated charity, Breast Cancer Research.
 
Masters Basketball is played by men and ladies in two divisions, over 40’s and over 50’s, with equal emphasis on the social as well as competitive side of basketball. Bernard O’ Byrne, CEO of Basketball Ireland said ‘The Galway Masters has quickly grown from a simple idea as a social event into a major event in the basketball calendar. It still has a great social side to it but it crucially serves the sport by bringing people back in touch with the game and each other. I wish it continuing success.’
 
The Beneficiary of this year’s Galway Masters Tournament will be Breast Cancer Research, a national charity that funds a comprehensive research programme at the Lambe Institute for Translational Research at NUI Galway. Breast cancer research has improved the diagnosis, treatment options, and outcomes for those who develop the disease.
 
The two day event will begin at 9am on Saturday 31st October, admission is free and all support is welcome.
 
Photograph:
 
Standing (L-R): Mike Murray (Galway Masters), Joe Cosgrove (MD, Kingfisher Group), Mike Lydon (Galway Masters),Peter Salmon (Community & Culture Department Galway City Council), James Hanley (Galway Masters) Joe Naughton (Galway Area Basketball Board)
Seated (L-R): Helen Ryan (Chairperson, Breast Cancer Research), Hannah Coen (Galway Area Basketball Board), Christine Costelloe (Development Director,Breast Cancer Research)
 
Further information available from: James Hanley, Galway Masters Basketball Association tel. (087) 6179297 or Laura O’ Dea, Breast Cancer Research.
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