PREVIEW: Ireland U16 men face Cyprus and Netherlands
August 11, 2019
In Montenegro, Ireland U16 men face Cyprus tomorrow (Monday) and the Netherlands, Tuesday, in their final group B games at the 2019 U16 Men’s European Championships Division B. Having won one of their first three games, Ireland will be looking to get back to winning ways against Cyprus. Cyprus, who have yet to register a win, have been very competitive in two of their losses and will prove to be a challenge but Ireland will feel an achievable one.
Ireland has one of the standout players at this year championships in ND Okafor, who leads the way in rebounding and is second in efficiency. He, along with Ireland’s top scorer, Mobi Ikegwuruka, will be key in the games to come. Turnovers have been the achilles heel for Ireland so far and they will be focusing on reducing these in their upcoming games. In all their games so far, Ireland have competed for 40 minutes and have won the fourth quarters, showcasing their effort levels and mental resiliency. Coach Price has praised the internal strength within this team under the leadership of captain Michael O’Mahony and the contributions that every player has made at different stages in their games.
Watch the game live here: https://youtu.be/S22cBsEvaBw
Ireland U16 Men's Team Fixture
Monday, 12th August
Group Game 4
Ireland v Cyprus, 17:15