Fixtures announced for Ireland Women's 3x3 team for Europe Cup
June 28, 2017
The Irish Women’s 3x3 team have been drawn in Pool D for the FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup which will take place in Amsterdam on July 7-9th.
The fixtures for each of the pools were announced today, and will see Ireland face off against France, who are ranked fourth in the world, and the Netherlands, who are ranked sixth in the world, on Friday, July 7th. Today's pools follow the automatic seeding based on the FIBA 3x3 Federation Ranking.
The Irish Women’s 3x3 team qualified for the Europe Cup following a blistering performance at the qualifiers in France last weekend, which saw them cause a major upset when they overcame FIBA 3x3 World Cup bronze medalists Ukraine in the quarter-final to book a place in the semi-finals of the competition and their spot at next weekend’s Europe Cup.
World Cup champions Russia, who defeated Ireland in the semi-finals of the Europe Cup qualifiers, have been drawn in Pool B with Spain and Slovakia, while Hungary, Switzerland and Romania make up Pool A, and Czech Republic, Italy and Serbia will play in Pool C.
Speaking about the news, Head Coach Matt Hall stated: "There's no easy group when it comes down to the 12 best teams in Europe. We are concentrating on being as prepared as possible and aim to try and cause another upset."
Ireland 3x3 Women’s Europe Cup fixtures:
Friday, July 7th, 2017
Ireland v France, Pool D game, 14.20
Ireland v The Netherlands, Pool D game, 16.10
Ireland Women 3x3 Europe Cup team:
Gráinne Dwyer (Ambassador UCC Glanmire)
Claire Rockall (Ambassador UCC Glanmire)
Niamh Dwyer (Fr Mathews)
Fiona O’Dwyer (A.S.D Basket Femminile Stabia)