U18 men 3x3
The Ireland Under 18 men’s team has been announced ahead of the 2019 FIBA 3x3 Under 18 Europe Cup qualifiers, which will take place in Rieti, Italy.
The men’s team has been drawn in a very tough Pool A alongside Germany, Croatia, Poland and hosts Italy. The team features Andrew O’Connor (Ballincollig), Aaron O’Donovan (Fr Mathews), Brendan Clark (Pallacanestro Varese) and Sam Alajiki (Kent Crusaders).
Looking ahead to the qualifiers, head coach Patrick O’Neill stated: “It was a very difficult decision to pick the team but as a coach, while that is always the toughest part, it is great to see the talent that want to play this exciting format. These guys have worked hard at every session and we are looking forward to competing in Italy.”
Ireland U18 Men’s 3x3 Fixtures - All times are Irish times
Saturday, August 3rd
Germany v Ireland, 18:10
Ireland v Poland, 20:50
Sunday, August 4th
Croatia v Ireland, 17:50
Ireland v Italy, 19:00
The Ireland U18 men’s 3x3 team 2019:
Andrew O’Connor, Presentation Brothers College, Ballincollig BC
Aaron O’Donovan, St Francis College, Fr Mathews BC
Brendan Clark, European School of Varese, Pallacanestro Varese (Italy)
Sam Alajiki, Canterbury High School, Kent Crusaders