Head coach of the Ireland Under 16 women’s team, Andy Gill, has today announced a panel of 17 players who will continue with the squad in the coming months.
Speaking about the announcement Coach Gill stated: “This was a tough squad to choose with every player in the second squad putting a case forward for selection. The 3-day camp just completed was action packed and intense. We had to be clear on our selection criteria and how we viewed the team moving forward. This group of players now have to redouble their efforts to ensure they are as ready as they can be for the rigors and challenges of international basketball.”
Please note that parents will be emailed over the next two days with practice and game dates.
The U16 squad are preparing for the European Championships in Bosnia and Herzegovina in July. They have been drawn in Group C alongside Romania, Slovakia, Poland, North Macedonia and Kosovo.
The selected players are:
Aoife O'Connell, Holy Faith, Malahide
Amy Duggan, St Aloysius College, Cobh
Amy Harrington, Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine, Kenmare
Caitlin Gloeckner, Mercy Waterford, Waterford Wildcats
Emily O’Dwyer, Maynooth Education Campus, Kilcock Tigers
Issey Leahy, Laurel Hill Colaiste, Limerick Celtics
Lana Walsh, St Finians Community College, Killester
Lucy Coogan, Loreto Kilkenny, Kilkenny Stars
Lucy Devoy, Ard Scoil Mhuire, Limerick Celtics
Maria Kealey, Loreto Letterkenny, Letterkenny Blaze
Marta Banek, St Pauls Secondary, Corrib
Michelle Ugwu, Schoil Mhuire Gan Smal, Brunell
Morgan Murphy, Northwest Catholic HS Connecticut
Niamh O’Leary, St Peters, Liffey Celtics
Sarah Hickey, Mercy College Waterford, Waterford Wildcats
Shauna Slattery, Sacred Heart, Tullamore
Tania Salvado-McCormack, Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine, Kenmare