The National Area Intermediate Championships make a return to the Basketball Ireland calendar today at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.
The tournament offers players who fall outside of national competitions the opportunity to play in an All-Ireland competition at Basketball HQ. The men's competition will include Area Board teams from the Dublin, Cork, BNI, North East, Galway, Kilkenny/ South East and Midlands regions.
The women's competition is also expected to be an exciting prospect with Dublin, Cork, Midlands, Kilkenny/South East, Galway and North East regions all set to participate.
The competition will feature more than 25 games over the weekend.
NABC chairperson Rovena Fahy said: "It also provides the opportunity to play in the National Basketball Arena, which is something all players desire to do."
Competitors will also get the chance to watch Ireland's U16 teams will take on Scotland and Wales in friendlies at 6pm and 8pm tonight.
National Area Inter Championships
9.30, Dublin Men v Midlands Men; 9.30, BNI Men v North East Men; 10.30, South East Men v Galway Men; 10.30, Midlands Women v North East; 11.30, Dublin Women v Galway; 11.30, North East v Midlands; 12.30, Cork Men v Galway Men; 12.30, South East Women v North East Women; 13.30, Dublin Women v Cork Women; 13.30, BNI Men v Midlands Men; 14.30, Cork Men v South East Men; 14.30, South East Women v Midlands Women; 15.30, Galway Women v Cork Women; 15.30, Dublin Men v BNI Men.