River Lee Hotel Cork announced as partner for FIBA Women’s European Championship for Small Countries

22 May 2018
By Mary Bermingham
mary@TheCork.ie

The River Lee Hotel in Cork has been confirmed as official partner of Basketball Ireland and Mardyke Arena UCC for the upcoming FIBA Women’s European Championship for Small Countries.

The announcement comes with just five weeks to go until the tournament tips off on June 26th at the Mardyke Arena UCC, when Ireland senior women’s team will face off against Luxembourg, Norway and Cyprus in Group B. Reigning champions Malta, who pipped Ireland to the gold medal in 2016, will also compete, and will contest Group A alongside Gibraltar, Moldova and Denmark.

Speaking about the announcement today, Claire Myler, Director of Sales and Marketing at the River Lee Hotel stated:“We are delighted to be the official accommodation partner for the FIBA Women’s European Championship for Small Countries being held at the Mardyke Arena UCC this June. Supporting local events is a very important part of our culture at The River Lee Hotel.

“We acknowledge all the hard work that is involved in hosting such an event which I’m sure will give Cork, as a region, great exposure internationally and its success with assist greatly in securing future Sporting events for the city.”

Marketing and Quality Manager at the Mardyke Arena UCC, Wayne Falvey stated: “We are delighted to announce the River Lee Hotel as the official accommodation partner for the upcoming European Championships. We have a long-standing relationship with The River Lee and it’s great that they have partnered with us once again, with the hosting of this international event.”

Commercial Manager at Basketball Ireland, Conor Meany, added: “This is yet another exciting partnership for us ahead of the Europeans this June. We are looking forward to working with the River Lee Hotel in the coming weeks and are delighted to have them on board as a partner.”

Claire Myler, Director of Sales & Marketing at The River Lee Hotel and Wayne Falvey, Marketing & Quality Manager at the Mardyke Arena UCC.
FIBA Women’s European Championships for Small Countries – Schedule
All games will be played at the Mardyke Arena, UCC, Cork

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
Group Games
Malta v Denmark, 13.45
Luxembourg v Cyprus, 16.00
Norway v Ireland, 18.15
Gibraltar v Moldova, 20.30
 
Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
Group Games
Cyprus v Norway, 13.45
Denmark v Gibraltar, 16.00
Ireland v Luxembourg, 18.15
Moldova v Malta, 20.30

Thursday, June 28th, 2018
Group Games
Luxembourg v Norway, 13.45
Moldova v Denmark, 16.00
Ireland v Cyprus, 18.15
Malta v Gibraltar, 20.30

Friday, June 29th, 2018
No games – rest day for all teams

Saturday, June 30th, 2018
Qualification Games – Please note these are subject to change
Game 13: A3 v B4, 13.45
Game 14: B3 v A4, 16.00
Game 15: A1 v B2, 18.15
Game 16: B1 v A2, 20.30

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

Final standings – Please note these are subject to change
Game 17: Loser 13 v Loser 14, 13.00
Game 18: Winner 13 v Winner 14, 15.15
Game 19: Loser 15 v Loser 16, 17.30
Game 20: Winner 15 v Winner 16 (final), 19.45

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