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May 10 2022

Ireland U16 Women’s head coach Andy Gill names final 12 for FIBA European Championships

Ireland U16 women’s head coach Andy Gill has named his 12-person squad for the FIBA U16 Women’s European Championships, which take place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina from August 18th-27th.

The squad has been pared down following last weekend’s successful Four Nations campaign in Dundee, which saw Ireland’s U16 women win all three games, defeating England 81-62, Wales 133-17 and Scotland 66-38.

Four Nations Tournament MVP, Shauna Curran, is one of four Liffey Celtics players in squad, along with Kelly Bracken, Ciara Brogan and Clara Boyce. There are two players chosen from Meteors - Aisling Moran and Grace Prenter.

Shauna Curran, Ireland U16 Women, who received the tournament MVP at the Four Nations in Dundee

"We had the perfect opportunity to see our squad in action over the last two days in the Home Nations in Scotland. To win all three games was great, but crucially it was valuable game time for every player. It was a really, really, hard decision and the four players who did not move forward should be proud of their performance over the course of the last six months. We now need to prepare for the rigours ahead and to keep moving forward in our development, from an individual and team perspective. What is clear is, it’s great to be back.” - Andy Gill, Ireland U16 Women's head coach

Ireland are in Group A the FIBA U16 Women’s European Championships, alongside Serbia, Netherlands, North Macedonia and hosts Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Ireland U16 Women’s Squad:

Kelly Bracken (Liffey Celtics), Ciara Brogan (Liffey Celtics), Clara Boyce (Liffey Celtics), Rachel Bowdren (Fr. Mathews), Shauna Curran (Liffey Celtics), Karolina Gierszal (MUK Bydgoszcz), Caoimhe Gilligan (Dublin Lions), Leah McMahon (St. Paul’s), Aisling Moran (Meteors), Shannon Quigley (Portlaoise Panthers), Emma Tolan (East Cavan Eagles)

Full Squad Breakdown:

First name

Surname

D.O. B

Age

Height

Club

School

Position

International caps

Kelly

Bracken

31/3/2006

16

5’ 5’’

 

Liffey Celtics

Colaiste Chiarain

Point Guard

2

Ciara

Brogan

16/10/2007

14

5’ 11’’

Liffey Celtics

St Dominics

Forward

3

Clara

Boyce

3/3/2006

16

6’

Liffey Celtics

Colaiste Chiarain

Forward

3

Rachel

Bowdren

2/1/2006

16

5’ 6’’

Fr. Mathews

Christ King

Point Guard

5

Shauna

Curran

2/2/2006

16

5’ 11’’

Liffey Celtics

Celbride Community School

Guard

6

Karolina

Gierszal

24/4/2006

16

5’ 8’’

MUK Bydgoszcz

High School IX, Bydgoszcz

Point Guard

2

Caoimhe

Gilligan

7/10/2006

15

6’

Dublin Lions

Colaiste Brid

Forward

2

Leah

McMahon

6/2/2006

16

5’ 5’’

St Paul’s

St Brigids

Guard

2

Aisling

Moran

23/11/2006

15

5’ 5’’

Meteors

Colaiste Iosagain

Guard

7

Grace

Prenter

5/12/2006

15

5’ 7’’

Meteors

Mount Anville

Point Guard

2

Shannon

Quigley

25/10/2006

15

5’ 11’’

Portlaoise Panthers

Scoil Chroist ri

Forward

 

Emma

Tolan

23/3/2006

16

5’ 10’’

East Cavan Eagles

Virginia College

Guard

3