20 players announced on Ireland Under 16 Women's team

20 players announced on Ireland Under 16 Women's team

  • Jan 08,2018

Ireland Under 16 Women’s head coach Karl Kilbride has today announced a panel of 20 players for the team.

Speaking about the announcement, Coach Kilbride stated: “This was another incredibly tough decision. We’re just constantly blown away with the work the girls have put in and the improvements they’ve made. As they were supposed to, the girls made the decision an extremely difficult one for us.

“For the girls who have not progressed, they should be so proud of everything they’ve achieved. Hopefully they’ll use this as a learning experience and a stepping stone so that they can get that bit further next time around. For the girls who are moving forward, the hard work just gets harder. We have a really talented group and the further we progress in the programme, the more the intensity cranks up. With seven months to go before we head to Montenegro, we have a lot of work to do and we’re all really excited to move on to the next phase.”

The selected players are:

Abigail Rafferty; St Patrick's Academy, Dungannon; Tyrone Towers

Ciara Byrne; Scoil Chriost Ri, Portlaoise; Portlaoise Panthers

Ciara Mulleady; Coláiste Chiarain, Leixlip; Liffey Celtics

Dara Diggin; St Angela's College, Cork; Cobh Basketball Club

Erin Maguire; Ulidia Integrated College, Carrickfergus; Ulster Elks

Eva Moloney; Coláiste Iosagain, Stillorgan; Meteors

Fatimah Akorede; Coláiste Chiarain, Leixlip; Liffey Celtics

Gillian Wheeler; Cross & Passion College, Kilcullen; Portlaoise Panthers

Hazel Finn; St. Louis, Kiltimagh; Maree Basketball Club

Kara McCleane; Colaiste Einde, Salthill; Titans

Kate Hickey; Mercy, Waterford; Waterford Wildcats

Laoise Walsh; St. Paul’s, Oughterard; Titans

Lauryn Homan; St Vincent's, Cork; Brunell

Lisa Blaney; Jesus & Mary Salerno, Salthill; Maree

Robyn Malone; Manor House, Raheny; Killester

Sabhbh Edwards Murphy; Kilrush Community School; Limerick Celtics

Shauna Dooley; Scoil Chriost Ri Portlaoise; Portlaoise Panthers

Shauna Russell; N.A.B.A; Liffey Celtics

Sinead Boyle; Manor House, Raheny; Killester

Síofra O’Shea; Coláiste na Sceilge, Cahersiveen; Cahersiveen Basketball Club

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