Five players included Irish U17 Basketball squad for trip to Scotland

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THE Limerick side are well represented in the national squad ahead of their trip to Scotland later this month.

Ireland Men’s U17 Basketball Coach Gareth O’Reilly has named a 24-man group for the upcoming three-game series with Scotland in Dundee at the end of this month.

There are five Limerick players included in the squad, with representatives from the Celtics and Lions. The Celtics supply three players to the squad with Martin Frawley, Cian Gleeson and Sean McNamara.

Limerick Lions duo Liam Price and Daniel Shabab are also chosen.

Ireland kick off the series with the U17s taking on Scotland at 10am on Saturday with the U18s playing at 7pm that evening.

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The following day, O’Reilly’s side take on their hosts at 12.30pm.

The squad has a spread of players, with 15 clubs represented including two from overseas in the form of , Leo Byrne (Alvik Bask) and Kristian Farrell (Reading Rockets).

Phoenix, Éanna, Belfast Star, Killester, Ballincolling and Dundalk Ravens are the other teams with multiple players chosen.

Templeogue, Neptune, Blue Demons, Skibbereen and Corrib all supply one player to the team.

Speaking on the the announcement of the squad, O’Reilly said,

“It is never easy to reduce a squad and this time is no different. It has been great to witness the progress each of the players have made in recent months and while there will undoubtedly be some disappointed young men out there today, hopefully they can take their experiences of the past few months with them to use as added motivation to help them towards achieving their goals in the years ahead.

I am excited to work with the selected squad in the next phase of the programme as we get ready for our trip to Scotland at the end of May, and various other camps that we have planned for over the summer months.”


Full Squad List

First Last Age Position Height Club
Leo Byrne 16 SG 6’5 Alvik Bask (Sweden)
Jake Calo 16 SG 6’1 Phoenix BC
Nathan Comerford 16 SF 6’2 Éanna BC
Michael Donnelly 16 SG 6’1 Belfast Star
Ciaran Evans 17 PG 6’0 Killester
Kristian Farrell 17 SG 6’2 Reading Rockets (England)
Jack Finn 17 PG 6’2 Templeogue
Martin Frawley 16 SF 6’5 Limerick Celtics
Cian Gleeson 17 SF 6’4 Limerick Celtics
Ben Horgan 17 SG 6’0 Blue Demons
Viktor Lovic 16 C 6’7 Éanna BC
Cian Marks 16 SF 6’2 Corrib BC, Galway
Ben Martin 16 SF 6’2 Phoenix BC
Jake McCotter 16 SG 6’3 Belfast Star
Dara McMahon 17 SG 5’11 Ballincollig
Sean McNamara 16 C 6’6 Limerick Celtics
Rory O’Flynn 16 SG 6’1 Ballincollig BC
Gabriel O’Mahony 16 SG 6’2 Skibbereen
Davies Ojo 17 C 6’5’ Dundalk Ravens
Toni Olayiwola 16 SF 6’2 Dundalk Ravens
Liam Price 16 SG 6’4 Limerick Lions
Sean Ryan 17 PF 6’5 Neptune
Daniel Shahab 16 SF 6’2 Limerick Lions
Daniel Sheridan 17 SG 5’11 Killester

Ireland U17 men fixtures:

Saturday 28th May

Regional Performance Centre, Dundee

1000 Scotland U17M v Ireland U17M

1900 Scotland U18M v Ireland U17M

Sunday 29th May

Regional Performance Centre, Dundee.

1230 Scotland U17M v Ireland U17M

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