FOUR Nations Tournament MVP, Shauna Curran, is one of four Liffey Celtics players selected by Ireland U16 women’s head coach, Andy Gill, on his 12-person squad for the FIBA U16 Women’s European Championships, which take place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina from 18 – 27 August.
Liffey Celtics Basketball players, Ciara Boyce, Shauna Curran, Ciara Brogan and Kelly Bracken have been selected on the Ireland team for the FIBA U16 Women’s European Championships in August
The squad has been pared down following last weekend’s successful Four Nations campaign in Dundee, which saw Ireland’s U16 women win all three games, defeating England 81-62, Wales 133-17 and Scotland 66-38 on the way to the title.
Four Nations Tournament MVP, Shauna Curran, is one of four Liffey Celtics players in squad, along with Kelly Bracken, Ciara Brogan and Clara Boyce.
Ireland U16 women’s head coach Andy Gill said: “We had the perfect opportunity to see our squad in action over the last two days in the Home Nations in Scotland. To win all three games was great, but crucially it was valuable game time for every player. It was a really, really, hard decision and the four players who did not move forward should be proud of their performance over the course of the last six months. We now need to prepare for the rigours ahead and to keep moving forward in our development, from an individual and team perspective. What is clear is, it’s great to be back.”
Ireland are in Group A the FIBA U16 Women’s European Championships, alongside Serbia, Netherlands, North Macedonia and hosts Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Ireland U16 Women’s Squad:
Kelly Bracken (Liffey Celtics), Ciara Brogan (Liffey Celtics), Clara Boyce (Liffey Celtics), Rachel Bowdren (Fr. Mathews), Shauna Curran (Liffey Celtics), Karolina Gierszal (MUK Bydgoszcz), Caoimhe Gilligan (Dublin Lions), Leah McMahon (St. Paul’s), Aisling Moran (Meteors), Shannon Quigley (Portlaoise Panthers), Emma Tolan (East Cavan Eagles)