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Sep 26 2022

InsureMyHouse.ie National Cup Draw: All You Need To Know

The 2022/23 season kicks into gear this weekend and another piece of the puzzle will be revealed on Tuesday, following the InsureMyHouse.ie National Cup draw.

Watch both draws on basketballireland.tv

RTÉ 2FM plays host to the Pat Duffy and Paudie O’Connor Cup draw just after 6:15pm on 'Game On'. Ruby Walsh will be joined in studio by Ireland senior men’s captain John Carroll and two-time National Cup winner Aoife McDermott to conduct proceedings – with further reaction to both the men’s and women’s bracket in the aftermath.

14 teams will be in the pot for the Pat Duffy Cup. Newly promoted EJ’s Sligo All-Stars and UCC Demons will be eagerly awaiting to learn their opponents back in the top-flight cup competition. Both teams know how to get it done in tournament play, having contested the semi-final of the Presidents’ Cup in 2022. Any number of teams will fancy their chances of displacing Garvey’s Tralee Warriors as champions, but the Kerry side will be eager to take the silverware back to the Kingdom once more when all is said and done.

Warriors fans will still hold fresh memories of their success over Energywise Ireland Neptune at the National Basketball Arena earlier this year.

It's a similar story in the women’s bracket as The Address UCC Glanmire enter the competition with a target on their back. The phrase ‘no easy games’ is especially applicable in this scenario with all ten MissQuote.ie Super League teams entering the competition believing it can be their year.

Meanwhile at 1pm, the National Basketball Arena will be the venue as the path to Women’s Division One National Cup and Presidents’ Cup glory is set out.

Griffith College Templeogue will be hoping they can go one step better after losing out in the Women’s Division One National Cup decider against University of Galway Mystics in March. They have five new teams to contend with this year in the form of Oblate’s Dynamos, McEvoy’s Cavan Eagles, St. Paul’s Killarney, Moy Tolka Rovers and Abbey Seals Dublin Lions.

There will definitely be a new name on the Presidents’ Cup trophy in 2023. Drogheda Wolves may see themselves as favourites having lost the final to UCC Demons in January, but it may well come down to which team can get hot at the right time.

Don’t forget you will be able to watch both draws on basketballireland.tv.