Kilkenny to host National Basketball League finals this weekend

The full fixture list has been confirmed for the 2016 National League Finals in Kilkenny from March 18th to 20th.

The Watershed will stage 10 games across six competitions including the finals of the Women’s National League playoffs, the Champions Trophy and the League Cup.

It’s the first time the city of Kilkenny will host the finals and local side Team Kilkenny will contest the League Cup semi-final on opening night against KUBS BC of Dublin. Saturday will feature the top four clubs of the Men’s Premier League in the Champions Trophy semi-finals before the Women’s Division One Final at 8pm.

Sunday brings down the curtain on the National League season with silverware up for grabs in the Champions Trophy, League Cup and Women’s Premier League Playoffs. A weekend pass is available at €15 for adults while entry for children under 16 is free across the weekend.

Basketball Ireland Secretary General Bernard O’Byrne said: “We’re glad to be continuing our policy of taking major finals around the country to give more and more people the chance to experience basketball at the highest level. After recent trips to Cork and Galway, this year we head for Kilkenny and we’re looking forward to seeing up close the ties that the city has to our sport. It promises to be a great weekend and we’re excited to welcome players and fans of all ages with free entry to all finals for children under 16.”

Friday 18th March 2016

U18 Men’s National Shield Final

Ballincollig BC v St Vincents BC, 18:00

League Cup Semi-Final

KUBS BC v Team Kilkenny, 20:00


Saturday 19th March 2016

League Cup Semi Final

Maree BC v Keanes Supervalu Killorglin, 13:00

Champions Trophy Semi Final

Pyrobel Killester v Templeogue BC, 15:00

Champions Trophy Semi Final

C&S UCC Demons v UCD Marian, 17:00

Women’s Division One Playoff Final

NUIG Mystics v Fr Mathews, 19:00


Sunday 20th March 2016

U18 Women’s National Shield Final

Moycullen BC v Tolka Rovers, 10:00

League Cup Final

Maree/KCYMS v KUBS/Team Kilkenny, 12:00

Women’s Premier League Playoff Final

DCU Mercy v Team Montenotte Hotel Cork, 14:00

Champions Trophy Final

C&S UCC Demons/UCD Marian v Pyrobel Killester/Templeogue BC, 16:00


Ticket Prices: Weekend Pass €15, Friday €5, Saturday €8, Sunday €8, U16’s Free

Stephen Byrne

Stephen Byrne is the Head of Sport and News in KCLR96FM. He's an avid rugby fan and can be seen frequenting Leinster and local clubs games. He loves his GAA too and is a former hurler and footballer and stood between the posts for his home club of Kiltegan for many years. He's also a Man U fan for his troubles and shouts for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.

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