Ireland Under 18 Men set to face Dublin Selection
May 02, 2018
The Ireland U18 Men are set to face a Dublin Selection this Saturday at 5pm in Greendale.
The team are busy preparing for FIBA U18 Men’s European Championship Division C this summer, which will take place in Pristina in Kosovo from July 22nd to 29th.
This will be the first test for the final 12 man roster as they face a Dublin Selection featuring a number of former Irish Underage Internationals.
Speaking ahead of the game Coach Paul Kelleher said "This is something I have done before back in 2013, and it worked really well for us. Anytime where we have to be challenged, and come out of our comfort zone for 40 minutes is always the right test for us.
We have had a number of these tests recently and this could well be the biggest of them all. All former internationals and current players in USA and Superleague with the likes of Stephen O' Hanlon, Donal Ring, Matt Treacy, Martin Neary and Tariq Gueballi to name a few will tell the challenge ahead for us.
This is the first time our Final 12 will be together and once we told them of this game, they immediately outlined the challenge and embraced it. It is going to be a very nice game for us."
The game tips off at 5pm in Greendale, Kilbarrack (home of Kubs basketball). Entry is €3.
The U18 Squad is:
Cillian O' Driscoll, Gaelcholaiste Reachrann, Malahide BC
Conor Liston, Belvedere College, Tolka Rovers
Darragh O'Sullivan, Colaiste Choilm, Neptune BC
David Murray, Presentation Brothers, Neptune BC
Eoin McCann, Mount Temple, KUBS BC
Eoin Nelson, Oatlands College, Marian BC
James Connaire, St. Joseph's, The Bish, Moycullen BC
Jay Kavanagh, De La Salle, Waterford Vikings
Matt Harper, Templeogue College, Templeogue BC
Nate Moore, Crescent Comprehensive, Limerick Lions
Oisin Rice, Colaiste Choilm, Tullamore, Dublin Lions
Paul Kelly, St. Paul’s Oughterard, Moycullen BC