Gallagher added to Ireland Senior Men's Squad
June 08, 2016
Conor Gallagher has been called up to the Ireland Senior Menâs Squad for the FIBA European Championships for Small Countries in June. The centre is an experienced player in the National League, having won a Senior Menâs National Cup with Dublin Thunder in 2012. He played with Swords Thunder in the Menâs Premier League before switching to Eanna for their maiden season in 2015/16 where he averaged 11.9 ppg and 9.7 rpg. As an international, Gallagher played for Ireland in the Challenge Round of the European Championship for Junior Men in 2002.
Conor Grace is the player who makes way. The Templeogue club man was hopeful of recovery from a serious hand injury sustained in January, but has been advised to avoid contact training for a further six weeks, ruling him out of action for Ireland from June 28th to July 3rd. Grace was one of just two players with previous experience of playing for Ireland at a European level named in the initial squad of 12 players. Conor Gallagher had been training with the squad and was involved in a number of practise games held recently at the International training camp in Gormanston Park.
The Ireland Senior Menâs side face the Ireland U20 Men in an international fundraiser on Saturday June 11th at Neptune Stadium in Cork. Admission is â¬5/3 and donations are welcome.