Basketball Ireland Cancel National League Season

Basketball Ireland have cancelled this year’s men’s Super League and Division One seasons.

In a statement, The Basketball Ireland Men’s National Competitions Committee (MNCC) has decided it has no alternative but to cancel the 2020/21 Super League and Division One league season.

It follows a meeting on Saturday morning to consider the most recent Covid-19 guidelines from the Irish government. No decision has been made over the 2020/21 Men’s National Cup.

Basketball Ireland CEO and chair of the MNCC, Bernard O’Byrne, said: “Basketball Ireland has been lobbying government, but still have been ignored. It shall not stop fighting for recognition and answers from government.”

“The MNCC feel that certainty is needed and we cannot keep our clubs, players, officials and volunteers waiting. We would have loved to start our season on January 9th, but we’ve been left with no choice“.

“Basketball Ireland has been doing its utmost to help our clubs during these difficult times and it shall continue to do so”.