US basketball could be coming to Ireland

Basketball Ireland is in advanced talks with US sports giant ESPN about staging competitive college basketball games in Ireland each year.

16th August, 2008

Basketball Ireland is in advanced talks with US sports giant ESPN about staging competitive college basketball games in Ireland each year.

US college giants Notre Dame will take part in the inaugural Emerald Hoops International series - which starts at the National Basketball Arena in Dublin on Thursday - and Basketball Ireland hopes the event will lead to a deal for competitive games being held here in the future. The ‘Fighting Irish’ will play against...

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