There’s good news for IT Carlow’s men and women’s teams and the Marble City Hawks side as Basketball Ireland announces that the national leagues will return from October 9th/10th.
It means teams are allowed to return to pre-season training on August 23rd.
Basketball Ireland has been granted permission for the National League to start following a submission to Sport Ireland, which has been approved by Sport Ireland, the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, along with the government’s Return to Sport Expert Group.
Senior Super League and Division One clubs will be allowed to resume collective training from August 23rd, while pre-season games can start from September 13th.
Basketball Ireland chairman, Paul McDevitt, said: “After our senior men claimed gold at the FIBA European Championship for Small Countries last night, this is more excellent news for basketball here in Ireland. We’re delighted to have been given the green light for our senior National League teams to return. We’ve been in lengthy discussions with Sport Ireland and this is the first step in getting our sport back. I’d like to thank Sport Ireland for helping us get to this point and we’re looking forward to continuing to work with them to ensure basketball at all levels can get back fully as soon as possible.”