TWO Cork basketballers have been included in the Ireland U20 squad for this summer's FIBA tournament.
Annalise Murphy from Ambassador UCC Glanmire and Fr Mathew's Simone O'Shea will feature as Ireland make the step up to the A grade in August.
Head coach Martin Conroy has announced a final roster of 12 players who will continue on to represent Ireland at this year’s FIBA U20 Women’s European Championship Division A in Hungary.
“As a coaching staff we are very excited to be working with this fantastic group of athletes. Playing in the A Division will be a massive challenge but we are sure that this group of players will represent Irish Basketball superbly and will make their own history for all of us to be proud of. It will be hard work, but we cannot wait to get started.”
The squad will tip off their European campaign on August 8 in Hungary. They have been drawn in Group A alongside Bulgaria, Italy and Belgium.
The selected players are:
Alison Blaney, NUIG, Maree BC
Annalise Murphy, UCC, Ambassador UCC Glanmire
Bronagh Power Cassidy, Marianapolis Prep, DCU Mercy
Dayna Finn, NUIG, Maree BC
Ella McCloskey, TUD, Killester BC Enya Maguire, The Hun School of Princeton, UU Elks
Katie Williamson, Liffey Celtics
Lynn Tunnah, TUD, Templeogue
Maeve O’Seaghdha, DCU, DCU Mercy
Niamh Masterson, TUD, Liffey Celtics
Nicole Clancy, DCU, DCU Mercy
Simone O’Shea, Cork IT, Fr Mathew's