September 29th 2023.
The much-loved family restaurant and the Dublin Lions have been working on an exciting new sponsorship ahead of the new season. This will see the Men’s Senior National league team as well as the under 18 Boys team and the Kid’s Club Academy named the Joels Dublin Lions!
Joels has teamed up with Dublin Lions Basketball Club to give back and support the local community. The restaurant has played host to thousands of families and community dining occasions since opening over 30 years ago in 1991.
Commenting on the new sponsorship, Niamh Fitzgerald, director of the Louis Fitzgerald Group, said ‘We’re delighted to be the new named sponsor of the Dublin Lions Men’s national league team as well as the Kid’s Academy. Joels has always been a place for families and the wider community to gather and celebrate occasions. Supporting the Dublin Lions was an easy decision having been involved in the original partnering club growing up. I have great memories of this, which I often look back upon. We look forward to supporting the future generations on their basketball journeys and the success of the Lions!
To launch the sponsorship, a very special friend of Joels has returned, the restaurant mascot, Leo the Lion! He’s looking forward to visiting the Lion’s academy, hosting family parties in Joels and of course, getting to some of the games!
About Joels Restaurant:
Joels Restaurant, located on the Naas Road is part of the four-star Louis Fitzgerald Hotel complex. A favourite amongst locals and visitors to Dublin, the restaurant has been at the heart of thousands of dining occasions and memories for over 30 years!
Renowned for its delicious dishes to suit the whole family, beautiful cocktails and of course, Joels famous desserts to finish!
About Dublin Lions Basketball Club:
Dublin Lions is an amalgamation of three former local clubs, Lucan, Rathcoole and Clondalkin. The club has had tremendous success over the years growing to one of the biggest clubs in the country.
The Club has had many players make International and county teams. The Lions have also had several players receive scholarships from schools in the USA and the UK including Aidan Igiehon who went on to play for Louisiana in the AAC Division 1 college basketball in the USA which is a first for any Irish player.