Scannell Issues Ireland Call
December 20, 2015
Ireland Senior Womenâs Head Coach Mark Scannell has issued a call to any player who believes they are capable of playing for their country in 2016 - "Make it hard for me not to pick you."
An open trial is taking place in Cork on Monday December 28th and players are invited to register their interest.
âWeâve been hearing for the last three or four years how badly people want the international team back,â said Scannell. âNow itâs back and now weâre ready to go. Myself and my staff have sat down. We have the plan in place, the Mardyke is the venue for the first session and itâs very important that people put themselves up there to be selected.â
âIf you feel that youâre good enough to play on an Ireland senior womenâs team you need to turn up. Make it hard for me not to pick you.â
âObviously thereâs going to be a couple of people who are struggling with that day for whatever reason and they need to contact Grace OâSullivan [Ireland Team Manager] and let her know why theyâre not coming and when we can expect to see them but they have to register their interest.â
âThe more people we get there on the 28th, that gives them the advantage because theyâre the first people that we see. Obviously if youâre in the door early, you have a much better opportunity of making the squad.â
Ireland Senior Womenâs Basketball Programme: Open Trials
Date: Monday December 28th
Venue: Mardyke Arena, Cork
Time: 11:00 - 15:30
Players looking to attend must register their interest by emailing Team Manager Grace OâSullivan at email@example.com