Basketball Adds Cork Hotel Partner

The River Lee Hotel in Cork has been confirmed as an official partner of Basketball Ireland and Mardyke Arena UCC for the upcoming FIBA Women’s European Championship for Small Countries.

The announcement comes with just five weeks to go until the tournament tips off on June 26th when Ireland senior women’s team will face off against Luxembourg, Norway and Cyprus in Group B.

Reigning champions Malta, who pipped Ireland to the gold medal in 2016, will also compete and will contest Group A alongside Gibraltar, Moldova and Denmark.

It also comes just days after the announcement of Blackwater Motors, another local Cork brand willing to back the tournament putting the city in the international sporting spotlight.

“We are delighted to be the official accommodation partner for the FIBA Women’s European Championship for Small Countries,” said Claire Myler, Director of Sales and Marketing at the River Lee Hotel.

“Supporting local events is a very important part of our culture at The River Lee Hotel.”

“We acknowledge all the hard work that is involved in hosting such an event which I’m sure will give Cork, as a region, great exposure internationally and its success with assist greatly in securing future Sporting events for the city.”

“We are delighted to announce the River Lee Hotel as the official accommodation partner for the upcoming European Championships,” added Marketing and Quality Manager at the Mardyke Arena UCC, Wayne Falvey.

“We have a long-standing relationship with The River Lee and it’s great that they have partnered with us once again, with the hosting of this international event.”

“This is yet another exciting partnership for us ahead of the Europeans this June,” said Basketball Ireland Commercial Manager Conor Meany.

“We are looking forward to working with the River Lee Hotel in the coming weeks and are delighted to have them on board as a partner.”

Tickets are on sale for the tournament with daily tickets for adults at €15 and for U16’s at €5 as well as a number of tournament passes.

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