The Harlem Globetrotters bring smiles and skills to Ireland with their unique basketball entertainment.

Before heading south to Cork, members of the team found the time to meet some children at the Aer Lingus Sports Club at Dublin Airport. 

These are the men who've turned their backs on the major basketball leagues to entertain.

Quentin Jones, Memphis Douglas and Tyrone 'Hollywood' Brown demonstrate their skills for the young Irish players and teach them a trick or two. While it may look like a lot of fun, it also takes a lot of practice. 

The Globetrotters are in Ireland to play two matches at the Neptune Stadium in Cork against arch rivals The Washington Generals.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 10 July 1989. The reporter is Andrew Kelly.