IT Carlow begin Men’s Basketball National League this weekend

It’s a busy weekend of fixtures in the Men’s Division One Basketball League as games get underway from 1pm on Saturday. It’s a double-header weekend for two teams, as BFG Neptune travel to IT Carlow Basketball on Saturday before welcoming LYIT Donegal to Cork on Sunday, while LYIT Donegal will go into that game off the back of a Saturday tip off away to Ballincollig.

Neptune will be welcoming Roy Downey back into the fold as he returns from a stint with neighbours, UCC Demons. They will be without the services of Adam Drummond and Sean Jenkins however, as both players have moved to the USA.

Ballincollig – who are one of four new teams to the Division One league this year – will welcome veterans Ciaran O’Sullivan and Ronan O’Sullivan back into the fold while elsewhere, Portlaoise Panthers will welcome Fr Mathews for their first game of the year.

Ej Sligo All-Stars are home to LIT Celtics and will be without Aidan O’Shea for their opening game as he prepares for the All Ireland final on Sunday while Dublin Lions will make the trip to Kerry without the services of guard, Kevin Anyanwu (who has also moved to the States) to face St Paul’s Killarney.

No Kilkenny teams are in action this weekend