Cork County Basketball Board are delighted to announce that Right Price Tiles and Wood Flooring have come on board as the Sponsors of the Prestigious Billy Kelly U17 Boys Tournament .
The Tournament now in its 40th year is held in the Memory of Billy Kelly who served for many years on the Cork Juvenile Basketball Board. Chris Dineen C.E.O. of Right Price Tiles and wood Flooring said he was delighted to sponsor the Tournament and that sport is very important for kids so this was a great way to give something back to the community.
This year sees the biggest entry ever with 30 teams coming from all over Ireland. The pool draw was made today by Kieran Lynam, Contracts Manager with Right Price Tiles, in the presence of the Boards Secretary Willie McCarthy and Registrar John Kelly who are actually a nephew and son of the late Billy Kelly.
It was fitting that Kieran did the draw as he himself was on the Neptune team that won the inaugural Tournament. Many players who played in this Tournament have gone on to have fantastic Superleague Careers, players Like Brendan O’Flaherty and Tom O’Sullivan with Burgerland Neptune, Mark Scanell (Glanmire Ladies Head Coach ) and Kieran O’Sullivan with the North Mon and Dawnmilk Blue Demons, Shane Coughlan with UCC Blue Demons, Mark Keenan the current Irish Senior Men Team Coach and Monaghan Footballer Stephen O’Hanlon.
The Tournament will takes place over two days in three venues: Parochial Hall Gurranabraher, Neptune Stadium and Fr.Matthews Arena. A total of 74 games will take place over the 15th and 16th of April 2022 in what should be a feast of Basketball.
On the phone: Kieran Lynam and Jason Bowen of Right Price Tiles and Wood Flooring with Willie McCarthy and John Kelly of the Cork County Basketball Board.