National Cup

Jan 30 2023

Draw finalised for 2023 Masters National Cup

The draw for the 2023 Basketball Ireland Masters National Cup has been finalised, with confirmation that the culmination of the tournament will take place alongside the National League finals, March 31st to April 2nd. The finals will also be broadcast on for the first time. 

28 teams will compete for honours across two categories, over 40 men and over 40 women, in the second iteration of the competition.  Both defending champions from a year ago, Dublin Vikings (O40M) and Midland Masters (O40W) return to defend their crowns, although the former will be competing under a different name, Brothers Near and Far (BNAF). 

The competition will be played in a knockout format.

Mike Murray, the administrator for Masters basketball in Basketball Ireland said: “I’m delighted to see the Masters National Cup return in 2023, after a promising first year. Participation numbers are up in the over 40s category, which is amazing and a testament to the appetite out there for players to continue taking part in social, but competitive basketball. The finals will be available to watch on, giving the players a further platform to showcase what masters basketball is all about. 

VIEW DRAW Masters National Cup Draw | Over 40 Men

Preliminary Round
Muckno Lakers v East Cavan Eagles

Round 1
Preliminary Winner v Tyrone Towers
Belfast Ballers  v UCD Marian
BNAF v Éanna
Galway Masters  v Dublin West
Midlands Masters v Kilkenny
Neptune v Fr.Mathews
Killorglin CYMS v Killarney Cougars
Tralee v Sliabh Luachra Masters National Cup Draw | Over 40 Women

Round 1 
Rebel Ramblers v Cork Cougars
Maol Óg v BYE
Galway Masters v Western Seahawks
Dunshaughlin Rockets v BYE
Wexford BC v BYE
Midland Masters  v BYE
Oblate Dynamos v Emeralds
Killester  v BYE