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Tuesday 16 October 2018

Dublin clubs take to stage for best of underage level

THE All-Ireland Club Championships take centre stage this weekend, with three counties (Dublin, Cork, Leitrim) set to play to the very best of the sport at underage level.

The competition, which began in 2007, is going from strength to strength, with clubs across the country vying to claim the much coveted titles. The competition is unique in that all teams compete against each other on the first day and then they are seeded in order of results for the Sunday games. Last year's 2009 AICC winners are as follows:

BI Division 1 U14 Girls All-Ireland Club Champions '09: Brunell (Cork Ladies Board).

BI Division 2 U14 Girls All-Ireland Club Champions '09: St Colm's (North Munster Area Board).

BI Division 3 U14 Girls All-Ireland Club Champions '09: Kestrels (Midlands Area Board).

BI Division 1 U16 Girls All-Ireland Club Champions '09: Claregalway (Galway Area Board).

BI Division 2 U16 Girls All-Ireland Club Champions '09: Templeogue (Dublin Ladies).

BI Division 3 U16 Girls All-Ireland Club Champions '09: Castleblayney (BNI Regional Board)

BI Division 1 U14 Boys All-Ireland Club Champions '09: Kubs (Dublin Men's Board)

BI Division 2 U14 Boys All-Ireland Club Champions '09: Ballincollig (Cork Men's Board)

BI Division 3 U14 Boys All-Ireland Club Champions '09: Cougars (North Munster Area Board)

BI Division 1 U16 Boys All-Ireland Club Champions '09: Ballincollig (Cork Men's Board)

BI Division 2 U16 Boys All-Ireland Club Champions '09: Templeogue (Dublin Men's Board)

BI Division 3 U16 Boys All-Ireland Club Champions '09: Longford Falcons (Midlands Area Board)

This weekend's format is similar to last year and will see 96 games take place over Saturday and Sunday.

Basketball Ireland would like to take this opportunity to thank the three hosting regions for the 2010 AICC, which will see the Cork Men's Board host the U14 boys and U16 boys in Neptune Stadium and the Parochial Hall.

The North Western Area Board will look after the organising of the U14 girls' competition in Mohill in Leitrim and the Dublin Ladies Board will host the U16 girls AICC in Inchicore (Oblate Hall and St Michael's).

The hosting of this prestigious competition will continue to work on a rotation system, which will see the competition travel around the country, shared out among all the local competition providers.



PRIVILEGE

The competitions model for this Inter-Club competition is based on 12 teams participating in each of the four categories, with each hosting board having the privilege of nominating at least two teams for the competition they are hosting.

The majority of club teams in the competition will be the local area league winners who have earned the right to represent their local region through a successful league campaign over the past season.

Great praise must go to the local competition organisers, the clubs that participate, the coaches and parents who work tirelessly behind the scenes over the basketball season to ensure each league is a success.

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