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International
Nov 09 2022

Ireland U16 men's head coach Michael Lynch selects 32 person squad for international season

Ireland U16 men’s head coach Michael Lynch is the latest to name a 32-person squad for the 2022/23 international season, culminating at the FIBA European Championships next summer.

Darragh Horkan from Limerick Lions is the sole player returning from the squad who played at the FIBA European Championships last summer, averaging 8.3 minutes per game. Horkan’s experience with a tough group in Bulgaria could be a crucial tool as Michael Lynch and his coaching staff look to gel a young side together over the coming months.

Ireland U16 players competeing for a spot in the squad for the 2022/23 season. 

There is another link to last year’s squad. Nathan Gbinigie from Titans BC, brother of Declan Gbinigie who also lined out in Bulgaria, is included with the chance to following his sibling’s footsteps. Gbinigie is one of three players who will be eligible once again for the 2023/24 international campaign at this level. Drogheda Wolves’ Rojas Rivas and Denis Prusevics of Netpune the others.

Speaking about the selection process, head coach Michael Lynch said:

“We were delighted to see the level of effort and enthusiasm these players showed at the trials. We have a lot of work to do so we are looking forward to our first training session later this month. We are very aware that players who have not been selected to progress will be disappointed, but hope they will have benefited from the experience of attending the try outs and encourage them to work on their game and try out again in the future. We would also like to thank Clarin College Athenry and East Galway Celtics for their help and generosity in allowing the team to use their great facility."

Ireland U16 players during talent identification training .

Ireland U16 Men's Squad 2022/23

First Name

Surname

D.O.B.

Age

Ht

School

Club

Position

Nathan

Roddy

2007-08-06

15

6ft

St. Muredach's College

Ballina Braves

Point Guard

Tadgh

Murphy

2007-02-22

15

5ft 7”

Gael Cholaiste Choilm

Ballincollig

Point Guard

Dylan

O'Rourke

2007-10-26

15

5ft 10”

Gael Cholaiste Choilm

Neptune

Point Guard

Justin

Raheem

2007-01-16

15

6ft

St Aidan’s Community College

Neptune

Point guard

Darragh

Horkan

2007-01-08

15

6ft 1”

Ard Scoil Ris

Limerick lions

Point guard

Adam

Charles

2007-09-26

15

6ft 2”

Colaiste Eanna

Eanna

Point Guard

Alan

Burke

2007-06-26

15

6ft 2”

Calsanctus College

Maree

Point Guard

Theo

Quinn

2007-12-05

15

6ft 1”

Belvedere College

Killester

Point Guard

Luke

Herrick

2007-02-01

15

6ft

St Josephs

Titans

Point Guard

Eoin

Petito

2007-09-04

15

6ft 1”

Colaiste Einde

Titans

Guard

Eoin

Cleary

2007-03-13

15

6ft 1”

St Josephs

Moycullen

Guard

Noah

Winders

2007-01-18

15

6ft 4”

Castleknock College

St Vincent’s

Forward

Fionn

Stack

2007-12-02

15

6ft 1”

Donnabate College

Portlaoise Panthers

Forward

Adomas

Vaitkaitis

2007-12-27

15

6ft 3”

St MacCartans College

Blackwater Steelers

Forward

Jack

Heneghan

2007-06-15

15

6ft

Nass CBS

Dublin Lions

Forward

Chinoso

Owede

2007-08-30

15

6ft 2”

Merlin College

Titans

Forward

Billy

Bell

2007-06-29

15

6ft 2”

Coachford College

Ballincollig

Forward

Denis

Prusevics

 2008-09-10

14

6ft

Midleton CBS

Neptune

Forward

Ryan

Bell

2007-12-21

15

6ft 2”

St Finnians College

Street Warriors

Forward

Darragh

Russell

2007-09-01

15

6ft 3”

St Declans

BC Tarus

Forward

Kareem

Matonmi

2007-01-20

15

6ft 3”

Scoil Chonglais

Baltinglass Bulldogs

Forward

Piers

Postma

2007-11-12

15

6ft 4”

St Andrews

UCD Marian

Forward

Krill

Yakovlev

2007-10-26 

15

6ft 4”

Thomand College

Limerick Lions

Forward

Molua

Mac Seain

2007-09-13

15

6ft 5”

Mean scoil San Nioclas

Youghal BC

Centre

Nagalis

Vaivada

2007-06-09

15

6ft 5”

Colaiste Treasa

Neptune

Centre

Luke

Kavanagh

2007-08-09

15

6ft 5”

St Marys CBS

Portlaoise Panthers

Centre

Cillian

Cannon

2007-12-04

15

6ft 5”

Calsanctus College

Maree

Center

Nathan

Gbinigie

2008-02-03 

14

6ft 4”

Colaiste Mhuire na Gaillimhe

Titans

Center

Gustas

Rakauskas

2007-04-12

15

6ft 8”

Portlaoise College

Portlaoise Panthers

Centre

Jamie

O'Mahoney

2007-04-18

15

6ft 2”

CBS Thurles

Tipperary Knights

Forward

Rojus

Rimas

2008-01-14

14

6ft 2”

St Olivers Drogheda

Drogheda Wolves

Forward

Lukas

Saltmeris

2007-02-14

15

5ft 10”

St Olivers Drogheda

Drogheda Wolves

Forward