Ireland will enter a team into the FIMBA World Championships in Helsinki this summer for the first time ever.
The team who will represent Ireland will be an Over 40s Women’s team and will be coached by Mike Murray, with Ann Diffney appointed as team manager.
The team will contest the championships from July 25th to August 5th, 2019, and Coach Murray has named his panel this afternoon.
Speaking about the announcement he said: "It’s always an honour to pull on a green jersey and it’s no less at masters level. This group has a huge fondness for the game and their skill and experience will, I'm sure, enable them to represent Ireland with great pride.”
The selected players are:
Anne Marie Troy, Portlaoise Panthers
Collette Boylan, Glasnevin BC
Deirdre Tomlinson, Portlaoise Panthers
Eileen Bradley, Mayo Mustangs
Grainne Tomlinson, Portlaoise Panthers
Jo O' Keefe, Bantry BC
Karen Mulherin, Mayo Mustangs
Marla Candon, United Woluwe, Belgium (formerly UCD)
Pamela Grogan, Portlaoise Panthers
Regina Birmingham, Glasnevin BC
Siobhain Monerawela, Dublin All Stars
Suzanne Lakes, Glasnevin
Therese Traynor, Aer Lingus
You can find out more about the tournament here: http://www.fimba.net/en/rules.php