Basketball Ireland and TG4 have agreed an eight-game broadcast partnership for the remainder of 2023. The climax to the National League season will be aired on the station for the first time, with the InsureMyVan.ie Super League and MissQuote.ie Champions Trophy finals. All of Ireland’s FIBA EuroBasket and FIBA Women’s EuroBasket qualifers are also to be screened live on TG4.
Amy Dooley, The Address UCC Glanmire and Amelia Motz, DCU Mercy at the announcement that the MissQuote.ie Champions Trophy will be broadcast live on TG4
It brings the total to 11 fixtures broadcast live on TG4 in 2023, having already shown the men’s and women’s InsureMyHouse.ie National Cup finals in January and Ireland’s FIBA Women’s EuroBasket fixture against Czech Republic in February.
“We are delighted to agree this partnership with TG4, who have backed basketball in a big way over the last number of years. They have provided excellent live coverage of our InsureMyHouse.ie National Cup finals and our internationals since we re-entered into FIBA EuroBasket in 2021. This is another illustration of the growing appetite for top level basketball in this country, with 11 free-to-air games broadcast on TG4 this year.” - Basketball Ireland CEO, John Feehan
The new agreement begins with a special double-header at the National Basketball Arena on April 1st. ‘Super Saturday’ will be broadcast from 11.50 and starts with the MissQuote.ie Champions Trophy final (1200 tip off), followed by InsureMyVan.ie Super League final (1415 tip off). Spectator tickets for the bumper day of basketball and for National League finals weekend can be purchased here.
,“TG4 are looking forward to broadcasting the InsureMyVan.ie Super League and the MissQuote.ie Champions Trophy finals on national television for the first time ever. The domestic basketball season will come to an exciting finale, with sports fans getting the opportunity to see what Irish basketball has to offer within this free-to-air coverage. The live National League finals coverage establishes TG4’s commitment to Irish basketball, adding to the National Cups finals and international FIBA matches which TG4 already broadcast.” - Rónán O’Coisdealbha, TG4 Head of Sport
Ireland’s men return to FIBA EuroBasket 2025 Qualifiers action this summer, with four games in July and August, Ireland’s women begin their FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2025 Qualifiers campaign in November, with two games taking place. The FIBA group draw and fixtures for both teams are still to be revealed.
Ireland internationals Michelle Clarke and John Carroll with Basketball Ireland CEO, John Feehan at the announcement that all of Ireland's FIBA EuroBasket qualifiers in 2023 will be broadcast live on TG4.
Every game from National League finals weekend, which takes place in the National Basketball Arena from March 31st- April 2nd, will be shown live on basketballireland.tv.
National League finals fixtures (National Basketball Arena):
Friday 31st March
1800 InsureMyVan.ie Men’s U20 National League plate
2015 InsureMyVan.ie Men’s U20 National League final
Saturday 1st April
1200 MissQuote.ie Champions Trophy final (LIVE on TG4)
1415 InsureMyVan.ie Super League final (LIVE on TG4)
1800 MissQuote.ie Division 1 League final
2015 InsureMyVan.ie Division 1 League final
Sunday 2nd April
1100 Women’s National Intermediate League Plate final
1300 Women’s National Intermediate League final
1500 InsureMyHouse.ie Over 40 Men’s Masters National Cup final
1700 InsureMyHouse.ie Over 40 Women’s Masters National Cup final