Ambassador UCC Glanmire will get the defence of their Hula Hoops National Cup title underway with a quarter-final clash against Pyrobel Killester, it was revealed today at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.
Glanmire, who are hoping to clinch five Hula Hoops National Cup titles in-a-row, will have a tough test ahead of them in Karl Kilbride's team.
Elsewhere in the Women’s Super League draw, NUIG Mystics and IT Carlow Basketball will play off a preliminary round before finding out who will advance to the quarter-finals, where the winner will face Portlaoise Panthers.
Courtyard Liffey Celtics meanwhile, will face DCU Mercy in a much-anticipated quarter-final clash (a repeat of last year’s thrilling semi-final battle), while Francis O’Sullivan’s charges at Singleton SuperValu Bruneill will play Maxol WIT Wildcats.
In the Men’s Pat Duffy Cup, reigning champions Griffith Swords Thunder will welcome DCU Saints to the ALSAA, while Regular Season champions Black Amber Templeogue will face off against Belfast Star.
Today's draw has also teed up a tantalising Galway derby as Maree were drawn against neighbours SSE Airtricity Moycullen. Elsewhere, KUBS will go head-to-head with UCC Demons, while Pyrobel Killester, UCD Marian, Garvey’s Tralee Warriors and Eanna all have a bye straight into the quarter-finals.
You can see the full draw for all four divisions below.
The Women’s Super League Cup draw is as follows:
NUIG Mystics v IT Carlow Basketball
Winner of NUIG Mystics/IT Carlow Basketball v Portlaoise Panthers
Courtyard Liffey Celtics v DCU Mercy
Pyrobel Killester v Ambassador UCC Glanmire
Singleton SuperValu Brunell v Maxol WIT Wildcats
The Men's President’s Cup draw is as follows:
Fr. Mathews v LIT Celtics
St Paul’s Killarney v Bye
Ballincollig v Dublin Lions
Portlaoise Panthers v Ej Sligo All-Stars
IT Carlow Basketball v BFG Neptune
Titans v Bye
Paris Texas Kilkenny v Ulster University Elks
LYIT Donegal v Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin