16 players selected on Ireland U18 Women's team
February 22, 2018
Ireland Under 18 women’s Head Coach, Patrick O’Neill, has today announced the 16 players who will move forward with the squad.
Speaking about the announcement, Coach O’Neill stated: "This is one of the toughest decisions I have had to make, and while it is the nature of competitive teams and international sport that these selection decisions must be made, the players who haven't been selected should be proud of the work that they have put in. All of them have represented their country and our squad, achieving and exceeding the high standards required. They have demonstrated a great ability to work with others and the management team really appreciates the positive attitude and work ethic that they brought to every session.
“It is a fantastic time for Irish basketball with A level competition almost upon us, and we feel that the players selected will - as all Irish players do - leave everything on the court and make us proud. They have such a great opportunity ahead to play at this level for the first time. We are looking forward to moving the programme on to the next level in preparation for the European Championships in Italy."
The squad will continue training over the coming months, with all eyes firmly focused on Division A European basketball in August.
The selected players are:
Ali Donoghue, Dominican College, DCU Mercy
Annaliese Murphy, Colaiste an Phiarsaigh, Ambassador UCC Glanmire
Bronagh Power Cassidy, Holy Faith Clontarf, DCU Mercy
Dayna Finn, NUIG, NUIG Mystics
Enya Maguire, Ulidia Integrated College, Ulster University Elks
Ella McCloskey, Mount Temple, Pyrobel Killester
Eve Nealon, Crescent Comprehensive, Limerick Celtics
Katie Walshe, Regina Mundi College, Singleton SuperValu Brunell
Katie Williamson, Colaiste Pobail Setanta, Liffey Celtics BC
Lauren Devitt, Loreto College, Malahide BC
Lynn Tunnah, St Louis High School, Templeogue BC
Maeve Ó Séaghdha, Holy Faith Clontarf, DCU Mercy
Maeve Phelan, Scoil Chroist Ri, Portlaoise Panthers
Meibh Maher, Scoil Ruane, Waterford Wildcats
Niamh Masterson, Colaiste Chiarain Community School, Liffey Celtics BC
Nicole Clancy, St Mary’s College, DCU Mercy