Maxol WIT Wildcats captain and Kilkenny native Sinead Deegan has been named in the 2016 Ireland senior womens basketball squad ahead of the FIBA Womens European Championships for Small Countries. Ireland will take part in Group A of the competition in Gibralter from late June alongside Moldova and Wales.
The Senior Women’s Squad has been cut to 14 players as preparations continue for Ireland’s return to the FIBA European Championships For Small Countries in June.
The squad is based on players who attended an open trial in December and made themselves available for selection. 12 players will make the final championship squad for a week of competition in Gibraltar. Four remaining players are from reigning Cup and Playoff Champions Team Montenotte Hotel including Thurles woman Grainne Dwyer, Oranmore native Claire Rockall and Aine McKenna of Duagh in Kerry.
Sligo native Aoife McDermott is one of four players based in Dublin while Aine O’Connor plays for Kildare outfit Courtyard Liffey Celtics and Kilkenny native Sinead Deegan captains Maxol WIT Wildcats.
Clodagh Scannell is currently completing her senior year with Boston University and captain Orla O’Reilly has just signed on for a fourth professional year with CB Bembibre in Spain’s Liga Feminina.
2016 Ireland Senior Women’s Squad
Michelle Clarke (Pyrobel Killester), Sinead Deegan (Maxol WIT Wildcats), Grainne Dwyer (Team Montenotte Hotel), Casey Grace (Team Montenotte Hotel), Aoife McDermott (DCU Mercy), Aine McKenna (Team Montenotte Hotel), Aine O’Connor (Courtyard Liffey Celtics), Danielle O’Leary (Singleton SuperValu Brunell), Orla O’Reilly (CB Bembibre)
Claire Rockall (Team Montenotte Hotel), Clodagh Scannell (Boston University), Fionnuala Toner (DCU Mercy), Amy Waters (Singleton SuperValu Brunell), Sarah Woods (DCU Mercy).
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