Ireland’s biggest outdoor basketball exhibition game showtime – July 8th 2023

SHOWTIME is coming back to Thomastown……don’t miss out on what will be one of Irelands biggest ever outdoor basketball exhibition games! It will be held on Saturday the 8th of July at 6.00pm, in Thomastown in County Kilkenny.

Featuring the top players in Irish Basketball.

July 8TH 2023 – KICK OFF 6.00PM

Contact; Russ Ryan 087 1177720 Or

The Thomastown based Berkeley Boys Basketball CLUB are delighted to announce that following the huge success from last year’s Outdoor Basketball Exhibition Game, they are doing it again in Thomastown, Kilkenny on Saturday the 8th of July (kick off 6pm). Last year the crowds came in their droves (600-700) to witness this unique and exciting family event that showcased the skills of top Irish International, National League and Professional Basketball Players. Russ Ryan, organiser said that they are expecting a big crowd again this year where the event will kick off at 6pm with a Senior Ladies exhibition game followed by the men’s exhibition game and finishing up with a monster dunking competition.

Russ said that last year the exhibition game was like a dream come true for so many kids to see the players put on a show with plenty of slam dunks and slick moves, in what was a brilliant atmosphere. This year’s event will once again have a festival-like family event with DJ, spot prizes, food trucks and a monster dunking competition, where we will get to see some of Ireland’s best dunkers put on a show for all to enjoy.

This newly developed amenity located in the centre of the town was developed and funded under the Town & Village Renewal Scheme by Kilkenny County Council. The amenity has a large permanent amphitheater which creates the perfect environment for spectators of all ages to watch this exhibition game. Russ said ‘’the game will showcase some of Irelands top talents he also said keep an eye out for some legends of the game from years gone by who will also be in attendance.

Russ thanked the organising committee and local sponsors who are kindly supporting this unique community event. They include, the Thomastown Creche and Montessori School, Panoptic IT Solutions, Walsh’s Centra & Texaco Garage, Kilkenny County Council, the Department of Rural & Community Development, Kilkenny County Council, the Thomastown Credit Union and Adele’s Eat Train and Live. Centra Thomastown Thomastown Creche & Montessori School Panoptic I.T. Solutions Kilkenny County Council Thomastown Credit Union Adele’s Eat Train Live Kilkenny County Council Hillary Nets

We hope you can join us in Thomastown, County Kilkenny on Saturday 8th of July kick off at 6pm.


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