Hula Hoops 3x3 to take centre stage in Dundrum
May 11, 2018
Dundrum Town Centre set to become unique sporting venue tomorrow for Hula Hoops 3x3 basketball tournament
Dundrum Town Centre is set to become a unique sporting venue this weekend as the inaugural Hula Hoops 3x3 basketball tournament takes centre stage from 9.30am.
Teams from across the Basketball Ireland national leagues will be competing for top honours, with the Men's Group A seeing Hula Hoops National Cup champions Black Amber Templeogue facing Super League runners-up Pyrobel Killester, as well as DCU Saints and Men’s Division One side, LYIT Donegal.
Over in Group B meanwhile, Men’s Super League champions UCD Marian will face the challenge of Moycullen along with Men’s Division One sides, IT Carlow Basketball and Ulster University Elks.
In the Women’s competition, Hula Hoops National Cup champions DCU Mercy will be hoping they have enough to overcome nemesis Ambassador UCC Glanmire, and will also face IT Carlow Basketball and Women’s Division One side, Ulster University Elks.
In the other group meanwhile, Women’s Super League regular season champions Courtyard Liffey Celtics face a tough test against Pyrobel Killester, newly-promoted Marble City Hawks and Women's Division One side, Fabplus North West.
Speaking ahead of the tournament, Matt Hall of Basketball Ireland stated: “3x3 is such an exciting form of the game and it will be great for people to be able to see it in Ireland on this scale for the first time. With some of the top players in the country playing, we should have an amazing event and it will definitely be worth coming down to Dundrum to see what 3x3 is all about.”
Games tip off from 9.30am at Dundrum Town Centre, with the top two from each group qualifying for the semi-final stages.
Admission on the day is free.
Hula Hoops 3x3 National League Competition fixtures:
All games will take place on Saturday, May 12th, 2018 at Dundrum Town Centre
Men’s Pool A – Game Schedule
Black Amber Templeogue v DCU Saints, 9.45am
Pyrobel Killester v LYIT Donegal, 10.45am
LYIT Donegal v DCU Saints, 11.45am
Pyrobel Killester v Black Amber Templeogue, 12.45pm
Black Amber Templeogue v LYIT Donegal, 1.45pm
DCU Saints v Pyrobel Killester, 2.45pm
Men’s Pool B – Game Schedule
UCD Marian v Ulster University Elks, 10.15am
Moycullen v IT Carlow Basketball, 11.15am
Ulster University Elks v IT Carlow Basketball, 12.15pm
UCD Marian v Moycullen, 1.15pm
Moycullen v Ulster University Elks, 2.15pm
IT Carlow Basketball v UCD Marian, 3.15pm
Women’s Pool A - Game Schedule
Pyrobel Killester v Marble City Hawks, 9.30am
Courtyard Liffey Celtics v Fabplus North West, 10.30am
Fabplus North West v Marble City Hawks, 11.30am
Courtyard Liffey Celtics v Pyorbel Killester, 12.30pm
Pyrobel Killester v Fabplus North West, 1.30pm
Marble City Hawks v Courtyard Liffey Celtics, 2.30pm
Women’s Pool B - Game Schedule
DCU Mercy v Ulster University Elks, 10.00am
Ambassador UCC Glanmire v IT Carlow Basketball, 11.00am
Ulster University Elks v IT Carlow Basketball, 12.00pm
DCU Mercy v Ambassador UCC Glanmire, 1.00pm
Ambassador UCC Glanmire v Ulster University Elks, 2.00pm
IT Carlow Basketball v DCU Mercy, 3.00pm
Women’s Semi Final 1: A/1 v B/2, 3.30pm
Men’s Semi Final 1: A/1 v B/2, 3.45pm
Women’s Semi Final 2: A/2 v B/1, 4.00pm
Men’s Semi Final 2: A/2 v B/1, 4.15pm
Women’s Final: Winner of SF1 v Winner of SF2, 4.30pm
Men’s Final: Winner of SF1 v Winner of SF2, 4.45pm