Three was the magic number for two of our international sports teams over the weekend with Cricket and Basketball both performing to a high standard on the world stage.
The Irish Men’s Cricket team completed a 3-0 One Day International Series win in Belfast against Zimbabwe to lift the GS Holdings Inc Trophy.
It is good timing for the sport which is in preparation mode for the first ever full Test Match against England at Lords next week in a match that will be broadcast around the world.
GS Holdings are the main backers of the Euro T20 Cricket Slam which is coming to Dublin in the Autumn and for which there are high hopes in terms of profile and attendance.
The other side to make it three wins from three was the Irish U18 Women’s Basketball team in competition at the European U18 B Championships in Macedonia.
Ireland beat Slovakia last night to add to previous group victories over Austria and host nation Macedonia.
They now face similarly unbeaten Greece on Tuesday night with an 8 pm tip-off, followed by Romania on Wednesday afternoon.