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Second Level - Basketball

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Introduction - Basketball in Ireland

According to the Irish Basketball Association's Website there are currently over 150,000 people actively playing basketball at some level in Ireland.

It states that basketball is the second most popular physical activity among the 14-18 age group.
The breakdown is as follows:
Soccer 35%
Basketball 33%
GAA 18%
Golf 8%

The Sprite National Cup is the premier event in Irish Basketball, with live coverage of the finals on Network 2.
Over 100 teams participated at Senior and Junior level in the 1999/2000 Sprite Cup.

There are 585 post-primary schools registered with the Irish Schools Basketball office. These schools participate in the Cadbury Time-Out All Ireland Leagues, the Bank of Ireland Schools Cup and the Sunny D 3x3 Challenge.

There are approximately 1,000 primary schools registered with the Irish Mini-Basketball Association. They compete in Jamborees and Blitzes at both local, regional and National level.


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