All-Stars one more win away from Superleague return

EJ Sligo All-Stars are one victory away from a return to basketball’s Superleague next season.

Shane O’Meara’s side host IT Carlow in Saturday night’s men’s Division 1 semi-final at the Mercy College Gym.

Victory will assure the All-Stars of a place in top flight domestic basketball next season – and the sport’s governing body here, Basketball Ireland, confirmed that two teams will be promoted to the Superleague next season via the Division 1 end-of-season play-offs.

Sligo secured their place in Saturday evening’s semi-final following a hardfought 91-86 quarter-final victory over Fr Matthew’s of Cork last weekend.

Tip-off at the Mercy College gym this Saturday night is 7:30pm.

The second Division 1 play-off semi-final between UCC Demons and Grand Hotel Malahide takes place in Cork on Sunday afternoon.

Men’s Division 1 semi-finals
Saturday, March 26th
EJ Sligo All-Stars v IT Carlow
Mercy College, 7:30pm

Sunday, March 27th
UCC Demons v Grand Hotel Malahide
Mardyke Stadium, 4:30pm.