Congratulations to Aoibhín Connolly and Lily Hynes who have been selected to the Irish U16 Women’s Squad.
Both players came through country wide talent identification sessions to be selected.
Full squad details available here
Tá comhghairdeas tuillte ag an beirt!
Ireland U16 women’s head coach Laura Mullally hailed the strong intangibles of the players who attended talent identification sessions and said the 32 player size of the squad, which is larger than originally anticipated, is an example of the fantastic talent which was on show during the talent identification phase:
“The talent, enthusiasm and effort that was on display went above and beyond our expectations – women’s basketball in Ireland is truly on the rise. We chose a group of women who are obviously skilled but that we also feel bring important intangibles – versatility, athleticism, competitiveness and excellent basketball IQ. We selected more players than originally planned, this is a testament to all the young ladies who attended our trials, it was a highly competitive environment. We are very excited for the potential growth of this group both as basketball players and women.”Ireland U16 women’s head coach Laura Mullally