Good Friday Basketball Blitz Joins the ‘Event Cancelled’ List

That was then: Garda Niamh Corkery pictured with Clodagh O’Connor and Herlena Falvey, KDYS launchinglast year’s Good Friday KDYS/An Garda Síochána Basketball Blitz. This year’s April 10th blitz has been cancelled. ©Photograph: John Reidy

The Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) in partnership with An Garda Síochána have issued an agreed statement that its annual Good Friday Basketball Blitz Tournament has been cancelled.

“It was decided with the ongoing corona virus situation to cancel this year’s KDYS / Garda Good Friday Basketball Blitz that was scheduled for April 10th,” according to the statement issued by Helena Falvey, Youth Justice worker with the Kerry Diocesan Youth Service.

Disappointment at Cancellation

The one day tournament was planned to take place on Good Friday from10am.

The competition catered for three age categories: Primary School classes from 4th, 5th and 6th and U-15s and U-18s.

Teams and Youth Groups

The event was always supported by local businesses and volunteers and the teams comprised of eight players, two of whom had to be female.

The cancellation of the ‘Good Friday Blitz’ will be greeted with great disappointment by teams and youth groups from the locality and surrounding areas.