25 players selected for Ireland U15 Womens Development squad
July 01, 2017
Twenty five players have been selected to progress with the Ireland Under 15 Women’s development squad.
Head Coach, Karl Kilbride, made the announcement this week following some hugely successful training camps and friendly games.
Speaking about the announcement, Coach Kilbride stated: "This decision was as difficult as it could have been. We started with 38 players in November last year, and the work every girl has put in over the past seven months has been incredible.
“The girls put us in a position where we had to make some incredibly difficult choices. I’m so proud of how hard they’ve all worked and how much they have put into the programme. It’s a horrible thing to have to go through, but unfortunately it’s all part of the process. Everyone who has left has left a far better player and with memories and friends for life. We’re now really looking forward to the next phase of the programme as we prepare for the European Championships next summer."
The selected players are:
Abigail Rafferty, St Patrick's Academy, Dungannon, Tyrone Towers
Caoimhe Masterson, Colaiste Chiarain, Leixlip, Liffey Celtics
Ciara Byrne, Scoil Chriost Ri, Portlaoise, Portlaoise Panthers
Ciara Mulleady, Coláiste Chiarain, Leixlip, Liffey Celtics
Dara Diggin, St Angela's College, Cork, Cobh Basketball Club
Emma Mullins, St. Colmcille's, Knocklyon, Templeogue
Eva Moloney, Coláiste Iosagain, Stillorgan, Meteors
Fatimah Akorede, Coláiste Chiarain, Leixlip, Liffey Celtics
Gillian Wheeler, Cross & Passion College, Kilcullen, Portlaoise Panthers
Hazel Finn, St. Louis, Kiltimagh, St. Louis, Kiltimagh
Kara McCleane, Colaiste Einde, Salthill, Titans
Karyl Martir, Confey College Leixlip, Liffey Celtics
Kate Hickey, Mercy Waterford, Waterford Wildcats
Kate Rochford, Presentation Secondary School, Kilkenny, Liffey Celtics
Laoise Walsh, St. Paul’s, Oughterard, Corrib
Lauryn Homan, St Vincent's, Cork, Brunell
Lisa Blaney, Jesus & Mary Salerno, Salthill, Maree
Robyn Malone, Manor House, Raheny, Killester
Sabhbh Edwards Murphy, Kilrush Community School, Limerick Celtics
Shauna Dooley, Scoil Chriost Ri Portlaoise, Portlaoise Panthers
Shauna Russell, N.A.B.A, Malahide
Sinead Boyle, Manor House, Raheny, Killester
Síofra O’Shea, Coláiste na Sceilge, Cahersiveen Basketball Club
Vicky Young, Malahide Community School, Malahide
Erin Maguire, Ulidia Integrated College, Carrickfergus, Ulster Elks