Cork Men’s Basketball Board has released the fixtures for 2023 Boys U18 Michael Heffernan Tournament. Twenty teams are split in to four pools. Games will be played in the Parochial Hall, Gurranabraher and Neptune Stadium on 8/9-Sep-2023. See Rules section of the web-site for Tournament Rules. Our new season starts with our first tournament of the season; The Michael Heffernan Under 18 tournament. As Kieran Shannon states in his book- Hanging from the rafters, Michael Heffernan was the godfather of our sport in Cork. As is noted in the book “as a player tall, strong and athletic, but it was as an administrator that he enriched and shaped the game”. Commandant Heffernan would later become chairman of the national basketball association here in Ireland and this year see’s a number of clubs from around the country join our local clubs in this prestigious tournament.
The tournament commences on Friday the 8 th of September 2023 with our first games tipping at 6.30 p.m. in the Parochial Hall. On Saturday the 9 th of September games will be played at two locations, the Parochial Hall and Neptune Stadium with first matches tipping off at both venues at 9.00 am., with play all the way during the day culminating with our final at 7.15 p.m.
The format for this year’s tournament is the usual round robin pool, with the winners of each pool
meeting in the semi-finals. With a twenty team entry list there is four pools of 5 teams:
18.15 Winner Pool A v Winner Pool C
18.15 Winner Pool B v Winner Pool D
19.15 Tournament Final
Entry to both venues is Over 15’s -€3 and Under 15’s-€2.