Announcing a New Partnership with Templeogue Basketball Club
Griffith College has announced its partnership with Templeogue Basketball Club.
The club will be officially known as Griffith College Templeogue Basketball.
The move sees the largest private college in the country, Griffith College and Templeogue, one of the leading basketball clubs in the country join to form one team. This union is cemented with Griffith’s scholarship programmes and Templeogue’s coaching. Together, the team will compete in the Men’s Super League, as well as the Women’s National League, beginning in the 2019-2020 season.
The arrangement represents a significant step for both sides. For one, this partnership means Griffith Templeogue Basketball will put forward a team into Women’s National League, subject to approval from Basketball Ireland.
Griffith College Student’s Union Manager Paul Walsh said, “'I am very excited about this partnership. Templeogue Basketball is one of the top clubs in the country and they match our passion and desire to succeed. I’m very excited to get going and the first glimpse of this new partnership will be when we have Jason Kileen as head coach at the upcoming Varsities which we are hosting.”
Templeogue Basketball Club Chairman Eddie Guilmartin said, “Today’s announcement lays a solid foundation for both parties to develop a long and mutually beneficial educational and sporting partnership. We are delighted to have entered into this arrangement with Griffith College which will see male & female scholars from Ireland and abroad study with Griffith College and play top level basketball with Griffith College Templeogue Basketball.”
The partnership is timely, with Templeogue’s Head Coach Mark Keenan having assumed the role of Ireland men’s head Coach.