Dwyer on moving clubs and reuniting the dynamic duo
October 04, 2018
For many, Grainne Dwyer will be synonymous with Glanmire basketball, having been an integral part of one of the most successful women’s teams in Irish basketball for the last number of years.
This season though - after a summer of representing Ireland at the FIBA Women's European Championship for Small Countries in Cork - she’ll be changing the blue of Glanmire for the red of Fr Mathews as she moves across town to the neighbouring Cork club – a move that will see her reunited on the court with sister, Niamh.
“Yes, I’ve made the big move, I just wanted a change,” she explained. “I’ve had a great few years with Glanmire, we’ve been really successful and I’ve achieved all that I can in Glanmire, so I just wanted a change.
“I’ll be back playing with Niamh, it’s been almost three years since her injury and her move to Mathews. I love playing with Niamh in general, I’m sure our teammates could strangle the two of us at times but we both have the same basketball values and we’re very passionate about it and are really excited for the new season!”
Fr Mathews will make their debut in the Women’s Super League this coming Saturday, October 6th, when they host NUIG Mystics at the new Fr Mathews Arena and will be hoping that the combined Dwyer fire, along with new additions Chantell Alford, Shannon Brady and Hannah McCarthy will get them off to a winning start.
You can listen to the full interview with Grainne below.