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Change Must Happen Sooner Rather Than Later

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Last month the Ireland Senior Premier League Men and Women’s teams faced off against their Welsh counterparts in front of a small crowd at the National Basketball Arena in Dublin. The embarrassingly small crowd wasn’t the only thing that had people questioning why this game was even taking place. The Men’s game finished 90-47 in favour of the rampant Irish Premier League side. The Women’s game concluded with the Irish once again victorious on the scoreline of 90-34.

A 43 point win for the men’s team and a 56 point win for the Women’s team really makes you ask the question of why this game was ever taking place. Surely it was nothing more than an unnecessary distraction and expense for everyone involved. It is understandable why Basketball Ireland want to get the Senior Men and Women of the country back playing international basketball but a Division C women’s team against a Division B team that would be pushing for promotion to Division A really does beg the question as to can we not do better. Continue reading