New basketball players are currently being sought in Fermoy - interested individuals should come along to Loreto Sports Complex in Fermoy on Thursday nights from 8pm to 9pm. (John Ahern)

Moves are afoot to recruit female basketball players living or working in Fermoy and surrounding areas. Leading the drive is Killavullen native, Caitriona Browne. 

Players of all ages and abilities are welcome and according to Caitriona, the focus is on increasing fitness levels and forming friendships.

The ladies train every Thursday evening in Loreto Sports Complex (from 8pm to 9pm). A bit like the job interview, experience (of basketball) would be an advantage but is not essential.

Caitriona is hoping the focus on new year fitness regimes will result in some new recruits being signed up. The girls have an excellent coach in Cathy Murphy from Rathcormac and skill levels are increasing all the time.

In addition to their training drills, the girls also have an Operation Transformation style fitness programme in place for the coming weeks.

If everything goes well, it’s hoped to assemble a ladies basketball team capable of playing at a competitive level.

There’s a facebook page and Caitriona’s number is 086-3582078.