Just heard people complaining on Newstalk's "Global Village" about the lack of sports facilities in inner city Dublin areas.While politicians and youth workers talk about talks and plans, promised regenerations of vacant sites are postponed indefinitely. Sports are important for keeping idle youth gainfully occupied,so this lack is a serious social problem.
A very cheap stopgap could help:basketball games played on both existing forecourts of high rise buildings and on concreted vacant sites.As for costs,an internet ad for a junior basketball stand quoted a price of only €80 and no sports gear is required as kids already wear trainers and could play in street clothes. This type of basketball is popular in US inner cities as shown in the movies. Basketball anyone?