Congratulations to Connor Curran who has been selected to represent Ireland at the U18 European Championships which take place from the 29th of July to the 7th of August 2016 in Skopje, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
A fantastic achievement for Connor, his parents & family and also for his club teams, the club & the wider Moycullen community. All at Moycullen Basketball Club club are very proud of his achievement and would like to wish him the very best of luck over the summer in the lead up to the tournament and especially at the Europeans themselves (very important note at the end of this post)
Joining Connor on the team are:
Adam Drummond, Neptune
Adam Heaphy, Neptune
Brian Ashton, Tolka Rovers
Daniel Heaney, St.Vincent’s
Donal Ring, UCD Marian
Eoin Rockall, Maree
Matt Treacy, Tolka Rovers
Oisin O’Reilly, Sligo All-Stars
Robert Sullivan, St.Vincent’s
Stephen Commins, Maree
Tariq Guebaili, St.Vincent’s
Head Coach: Joey Boylan
Assistant Coach: John Finn
Team Manager: Paul Marrinan
Physiotherapist: Sonia Curran.
The team have been drawn in a group that includes Bulgaria, Cyprus, Macedonia, Hungary, & Poland. A number of tough games in their group but they will be hoping for at least 2 wins. The schedule for the 1st round games is as follows:
29/07 21:00 vs Cyprus
30/07 18:45 vs Macedonia
31/07 14:15 vs Bulgaria
02/08 12:00 vs Hungary
03/08 21:00 vs Poland
A day off & then the classification round which will see the team play on the 5th, 6th & 7th to determine their overall finishing position.
While the tournament is a few months away yet we hope to have regular updates during the games on the club website, Facebook & the twitter machine. Any links, reports will also be posted.
Best of luck to the Connor & indeed our own Premier League Team Physio Sonya Curran who joins the team as their physio & here’s hoping that they have a very enjoyable & successful campaign.
We’d also like to wish Eoin Rockall and Stephen Commins who join Connor on the team and Assistant Coach Johnny Finn from Maree the very best of luck for the remainder of their build up and during the European Championships.
Self Funding & Fundraising
One final but very important point is that like all our other Internationals, which this year stood at a remarkable 15 players, Connor & his parents self-fund their participation in the programme from the very start. Generally, players don’t fundraise until they make it to the European Championship team so that have incurred a serious amount of expense already with more to come.
The club will be supporting and helping out with a number of fundraisers that are planned throughout the summer by parents and we would ask people to support in anyway that they possibly can