EXCITEMENT 1s building in Kildare and across the country as students and school teams are charged up and ready for action ahead of the upcoming Pinergy All-Ireland Basketball Schools Cup finals, which take place at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght from 18 January to 20 January, 2022 inclusive.
The Kildare Schools participating in the finals are Pipers Hill College, Naas and Colaiste Chiarain, Leixlip.
Pinergy was announced as the sponsors of the All-Ireland Schools Cup earlier this year in an announcement that saw them extend their partnership with Basketball Ireland as the Official Energy and Insights partner for another three years and will see them #PoweringTheDifference for one of the marquee events in the Irish basketball calendar.
Pipers Hill College will take on Mount Anville, Dublin in the U19 Girls C Final at 11am on Tuesday next, 18 January while the Naas school will participate in the U16 C Girls Final against St Louis SS, Dundalk on the same day.
On Thursday 20 January, Colaiste Chiarain, Leixlip will take on Crescent Comprehensive, Limerick in the U16 Girls A Final at 11 am. All games will be streamed live on the Basketball Ireland YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/BasketballIreland/).
Speaking ahead of the finals, Head of Marketing at Pinergy David Slattery said: “It’s been yet another thrilling year of Schools Cup action and we’re really looking forward to seeing all of the Pinergy All-Ireland Schools Cup finals get underway next week at the Arena. The level of skill and talent on show so far this year has been absolutely fantastic, and we’ve no doubt there will be more thrills in store at next week’s finals! We are proud to be #PoweringTheDifference for Irish schools basketball, and look forward to seeing some great games.”
Conor Meany, Commercial Manager at Basketball Ireland added: “After a thrilling weekend of National Cup semi-final action in Cork recently, all attention now turns to the Pinergy All-Ireland Schools Cup finals in Tallaght next week. Pinergy has been a great supporter of basketball over the last number of years and we’re really looking forward to next week’s games, which are sure to produce some fantastic and high-energy basketball.”
As well as being able to watch live streams of every game on the Basketball Ireland YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/BasketballIreland/), supporters can follow all the action from this year’s competition on Basketball Ireland’s website (https://ireland.basketball/).
2021/22 Pinergy All-Ireland Schools Cup Final Fixtures:
Tuesday, 18 January
11am – U19 C Girls Final: Mount Anville (Dublin) v Pipers Hill College, Naas (Kildare)
12:30pm – U16 C Girls Final: Pipers Hill College, Naas (Kildare) v St Louis SS, Dundalk (Louth)
2:00pm – U19 B Girls Final: Colaiste Ailigh, Letterkenny (Donegal) v Laurel Hill SS, Cahir, (Limerick)
3:30pm – U16 C Boys Final: Colaiste na hInse, Bettystown (Meath) v Cistercian College, Roscrea (Tipperary)
Wednesday, 19 January
11am – U19 A Girls Final: Loreto Abbey Dalkey (Dublin) v Our Lady of Mercy (Waterford)
12:30pm – U19 B Boys Final: Blackrock College (Dublin) v St Munchin’s College (Limerick)
2:00pm – U19 A Boys Final: St Malachy’s College (Belfast) v Mercy Mounthawk (Tralee, Kerry)
3:30pm – U16 A Boys Final: Malahide Community College (Dublin) v Mercy Mounthawk (Tralee, Kerry)
Thursday, 20 January
11am – U16 A Girls Final: Colaiste Chiarain (Leixlip, Kildare) v Crescent Comprehensive (Limerick)
12:30pm – U16 B Boys Final: St Louis CS Kiltimagh (Mayo) v Crescent Comprehensive (Limerick)
2:00pm – U19 C Boys Final: Gaelcholaiste Cheatharlach (Carlow) v Pobailscoil Chorca Dhuibhne (Dingle, Kerry)
3:30pm – U16 B Girls Final: OLSPCK (Belfast) v Colaiste Muire Crosshaven (Cork)