People Playbook Presents The Courtside Collective All-Star Game in Memory of David Durkan

Belfast, Northern Ireland – People Playbook is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated return of The Courtside Collective All-Star Game, set to take place in the Newforge Sports Complex, Belfast, from 6 pm until 9 pm on 11 May 2024. This exciting event, presented in memory of the beloved basketball legend David Durkan, promises to bring together the community for an evening filled with sportsmanship, competition, and entertainment.

The All-Star Game will feature two teams, representing the North and South of Ireland, competing in a friendly yet fiercely competitive match. In addition to the main game, attendees can look forward to a dunk contest and a 3-point contest, adding an extra layer of excitement to the festivities.

Building on the massive success of our previous All-Star event in 2012, which received extensive coverage from the BBC, this year’s edition aims to not only celebrate the sport but also to honour the memory of David Durkan. David, a young and talented member of our basketball community, sadly passed away last year. He left a lasting legacy, including a memorable victory in the dunk competition at the 2012 event with a legendary dunk that captivated all who were fortunate enough to witness it.

The 2024 All-Star Game is also dedicated to raising funds for charity, continuing the spirit of giving and community support that defines the event. We are proud to have already secured commitments from marquee names in Irish basketball, including CJ Fulton, Paul Dick, Keelan Cairns, and Aidan Quinn. These current Irish Internationals and many more quality players are set to grace the court, ensuring an unforgettable experience for players and spectators alike.

For additional information about the All-Star Game and how you can support or participate in the event, please contact the People Playbook team at Join us in making this event a fitting tribute to David Durkan’s memory and a celebration of the unity and talent within the Irish basketball community.

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