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Kildare Nationalist – Four Liffey Celtics players in Ireland’s U16 basketball squad for FIBA ​​European Championships

FOUR Nations Tournament MVP Shauna Curran is one of four Liffey Celtics players selected by Irish U16 women’s head coach Andy Gill in his 12-man squad for the FIBA ​​European Women’s Championships ​​U16, which will take place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from August 18 – 27.

Liffey Celtics basketball players Ciara Boyce, Shauna Curran, Ciara Brogan and Kelly Bracken have been selected in the Ireland squad for the FIBA ​​U16 Women’s European Championships in August.

The squad was downsized following last weekend’s successful Four Nations campaign in Dundee which saw the Irish U16s win all three games, beating England 81-62, Wales 133-17 and England. Scotland 66-38 on their way to the title.

Four Nations Tournament MVP Shauna Curran is one of four Liffey Celtics players on the squad, along with Kelly Bracken, Ciara Brogan and Clara Boyce.

Ireland Women’s U16 head coach Andy Gill said: “We’ve had the perfect opportunity to see our team in action over the past two days at the Home Nations in Scotland. Winning all three games was good, but more importantly, it was valuable playing time for every player. It was a really, really tough decision and the four players who didn’t advance should be proud of their performance over the past six months. We must now prepare for the rigors ahead and continue to move forward in our development, both individually and as a team. What is clear is that it’s great to be back.

Ireland are in Group A of the FIBA ​​U16 Women’s European Championship, alongside Serbia, the Netherlands, North Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Ireland Women’s U16 Team:

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)