Hibernia Squad Named For FIBA Cup

Hibernia Squad Named For FIBA Cup

  • Sep 28,2015

Hibernia Squad Confirmed For FIBA Europe Cup.

Hibernia Basketball have confirmed the 16 players who will represent Ireland in European club basketball for the first time in over 20 years. The combined club side will compete in the group stages of the FIBA Europe Cup this Autumn with eight players returning from the Men’s Premier League Select squad who played at the Sino-European Championships in China.

Fit again Player Coach Colin O’Reilly is one of six C&S UCC Demons players in the squad along with newcomers Lehmon Colbert and Adrian O’Sullivan.

“We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel,” said O’Reilly. “We’re just trying to make sure we put the best team we can on the floor in the shortest time possible.”

Moycullen duo Dylan Cunningham and Patrick Lyons make the cut along with Dubliners Luke Thompson and Neil Baynes.

“A few players that didn’t make the China trip stood out to us in training and needed a little more time. They’ve gotten used to what we’re trying to do and now those players are ready to step up.”

Templeogue trio Jason Killeen, Michael Bonaparte and Conor Grace are named though Killeen’s ongoing knee injury is likely to limit his involvement in the early rounds. Kevin Lacey returns to the fold as do big men Martins Provizors of DCU Saints and Keelan Cairns of Belfast Star.

Tickets for Hibernia Basketball’s home fixtures in November and December are available at Eventbrite.ie.

Hibernia Basketball Squad: Colin O’Reilly (C&S UCC Demons), Ciaran O’Sullivan (C&S UCC Demons), Kyle Hosford (C&S UCC Demons), Adrian O’Sullivan (C&S UCC Demons), Roy Downey (C&S UCC Demons), Lehmon Colbert (C&S UCC Demons), Kevin Lacey (GCD Swords Thunder), Patrick Lyons (SSE Airtricity Moycullen), Dylan Cunningham (SSE Airtricity Moycullen), Luke Thompson (Eanna), Neil Baynes (UCD Marian), Conor Grace (Templeogue), Michael Bonaparte (Templeogue), Jason Killeen (Templeogue), Keelan Cairns (Belfast Star), Martins Provizors (DCU Saints). 

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