If you heard a roar on the M50 passing Tallaght over the past three days it was likely coming from the National Basketball Arena which played host to the National Finals of the Subway Schools Cup.
Across different age groups and from every corner of the country they came and the atmosphere was electric throughout.
On Monday Brian Gaffney became the hero for St Joseph’s The Bish as he slotted home a buzzer-beating basket to send his side to U16A Boys Subway Schools Cup glory in the closing seconds of double overtime.
On Tuesday it was the turn of the Hannigan brothers who put on a shooting exhibition as they drove Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG home to U19A Boys Subway Schools Cup glory.
“Well when you win you always feel good, and I feel real good right now,” said Holy Faith Clontarf head coach, Jerome Westbrooks, after his side drove home to their second U19A Girls Subway Schools Cup title in three years on Wednesday.
“Subway is delighted to be sponsoring the All Ireland Schools Cup championships again this year,” said Scot Heyes, Subway Ireland Marketing Board Chairperson.
“Our sponsorship of school basketball demonstrates the Subway brand’s commitment to supporting a healthy and active lifestyle in schools and communities all across Ireland.”
Bernard O’Byrne will feature shortly in ‘Leading Sport’ a new series of interviews with the CEO’s and leaders of the sporting governing bodies that make up Ireland’s rich diversity of sports and the Sport for Business community.
Basketball Ireland will also be one of the sports to take part in our 2019 Partners event to take place in the spring and which brings together different sports with potential commercial supporters.