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International
Nov 16 2021

Adrian Flynn appointed Ireland U17 women’s head coach

Basketball Ireland is happy to announce that the BI Elite Performance Committee (EPC) has appointed Adrian Flynn as the new Irish U17 women’s head coach.

Flynn, who hails from Edinburgh, Scotland, moved to Ireland in September and is the current Director of Coaching at St. Paul’s Killarney. He spent the last two seasons with Wetterbygden Basketball in Jönköping, Sweden, as their head coach for youth development. 

Previously he’s coached Boroughmuir Blaze in Edinburgh and German club Gotha Rockets. He has 10 years international experience with Scotland, at various age groups.

Speaking about his appointment, Flynn said: "I'm delighted to be leading a national team during a great time for Irish basketball. I'm looking forward to meeting the players later this month and I can't wait to get started."

Chair of the EPC, Tim Rice, added: "Adrian is a welcome addition to our international set-up. He has a lot of experience coaching the game throughout the world and also coached in the Scottish national programme. We look forward to his work in helping develop our players in the U17 women's programme."

The talent identification session for the Ireland U17 women's team take place on Saturday 20th, 10am-5.30pm, at Gormanston, with registration closing on Wednesday 17th November (midnight). Click here to find out more about the trials.