Basketball Teams Invited to Participate in Blitz 2023 – October 7th Closing Date

At the Cara Credit Union Christmas 2022 sponsorship to St. Mary’s Basketball Club Youth Academy were, front: Lorcan O’Connor, Cordal; Elliot Walsh, Brosna and Hannah O’Connor, Cordal. Back from left: Vincent Barry, Eamon Egan, Bríd Kenny, St. Mary’s Basketball Club; Patrick Burke, manager Cara Credit Union, Castleisland; Donal ‘Duke’ O’Connor, director of St. Mary’s Christmas Basketball Blitz; Maurice Casey, club vice chairman; Siobhán Donnelly, marketing manager Cara Credit Union and Neilus Lyons, St. Mary’s Basketball Club. ©Photograph: John Reidy 20-12-2022.

St. Mary’s Basketball Club’s annual Christmas Blitz will be held in Castleisland over the five days from December 26th to December 30th 2023 inclusive.

To enter a team or for any queries please email: or contact any member of the committee.

This time last year there was a heightened sense of excitement as the evergreen, infinately popular event was about to make a return to the local scene after missing both of the previous two years due to the impositions of the Covid-19 lock-down.

Delighted to be Back

Tournament director, Dónal ‘Duke’ O’Connor said that he was delighted to be back at the planning stages for the 2022 event.

Now, with things back to what we take for normality, the planning is very much up and at it with the focus on the first bounces of the ball early on the morning of St. Stephen’s Day.

Closing Date for 2023 Entries

The closing date for entries for the 2023 blitz is October 7th 2023. Application forms can be had by contacting: Donal O’Connor on 087 6984941, Gerard Murphy at Vincent Murphy Sports on 087 7742250 or by sending an Email to:

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