Two changes made to Ireland Senior men's team for Europeans
June 18, 2018
Two changes made to Ireland Senior Men’s team for FIBA European Championship for Small Countries
The Ireland Senior Men’s head coach Pete Strickland has today announced that two changes have been made to the Ireland Senior Men’s team ahead of their 2018 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries campaign, which tips off in San Marino next week.
Jason Killeen has had to withdraw from the panel due to an injury sustained at training over the weekend, while his Black Amber Templeogue clubmate, Michael Bonaparte, has also withdrawn from the panel due to work commitments.
Pyrobel Killester’s Eoghain Kiernan and Paddy Lyons of Moycullen have now been called up to the squad to take their place.
The team is in the final preparation stages for the championships in San Marino, which take place from June 26th to July 1st.
As part of these preparations, they will play two international friendly games against Luxembourg in Cork this weekend. The two-game friendly series tips off at the Mardyke Arena UCC, Cork this Friday, June 22nd at 7pm and Saturday, June 23rd at 4pm.
The Ireland senior men’s team 2018:
Adrian O'Sullivan (UCC Demons, Cork)
Aidan Quinn (Belfast Star, Belfast)
Ciaran Roe (Pyrobel Killester, Dublin)
Eoghain Kiernan (Pyrobel Killester, Dublin)
Jordan Blount (University of Illinois, Chicago and Cork)
Keelan Cairns (Belfast Star, Belfast)
Lorcan Murphy (Black Amber Templeogue, Dublin)
Matt Kelly (UCD Marian, Dublin)
Patrick Lyons (Moycullen, Galway)
Paul Freeman (Moycullen, Galway)
Taiwo Badmus (University of Virginia Wise, US and London, England)
Travis Black (Griffith College Swords Thunder, Dublin)
FIBA European Championship for Small Countries (San Marino – June 26th to July 1st)
Official event website: http://www.fiba.basketball/europe/smallcountries/2018
FIBA European Championship for Small Countries - Groups
Ireland senior men’s fixtures
2018 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries (San Marino – June 26th to July 1st)NOTE: All times listed are Irish times
Wednesday, June 27th
Malta v Ireland, 14.00
Thursday, June 28th
Ireland v Andorra, 14.00
Saturday, June 30th
Sunday, July 1st