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May 16 2022

Ireland U18 Women's head coach Tommy O'Mahony names final 12 for FIBA European Championships

Ireland U18 Women's head coach Tommy O'Mahony has named his 12 person squad for the upcoming FIBA European Championships which take place in Oberwart, Austria from August 3rd-15th. 

Eleven clubs from eight counties are represented in the selection, which is made on the back of a successful outing against Lakeland University last week. 

WIT Waterford Wildcats are the team with two players included, recently crowned Women's Super League Young Player of The Year, 18 year-old forward Sarah Hickey and 17-year-old point-guard Caitlin Gloeckner.

Hickey is in line for her 30th cap for her country at the tournament.

Sarah Hickey, WIT Waterford Wildcats 

Elsewhere, NCAA Division Two committ Lucy Coogan of Kilkenny stars will make the trip, being joined by three players who starred in the U16 European Challengers event last Summer. The aforementioned Gloeckner, Rebecca Sexton of Limerick Celtics and Lucy Devoy from Carrigaline Basketball Club the other pair.  

There's a spread of players from across the country making up the roster, with representation from Dublin, Monaghan, Cavan, Kilkenny, Limerick, Cork, Waterford and Donegal. 

Head Coach Tommy O'Mahony has given his thoughts on the selection:

"Making the final 12 selection is never easy and a lot of players have stepped up and made vast improvements over the last few months.

We are delighted with the squad of players selected but understand we have a lot of work to do over the next few months to reach the levels we aspire to"

Ireland are in a group alongside Serbia, Romania, Austria and Denmark. 

Ireland U18 Women's Squad: 

Rachel Callery (Ulster University Tigers), Lucy Coogan (Kilkenny Stars), Lucy Devoy (Limerick Celtics), Amy Duggan (Cobh BC), Erica Egan (Malahide BC), Micaiah Fubara (DCU Mercy), Caitlin Gloeckner, Sarah Hickey (Waterford Wildcats), Maria Kealy (Letterkenny Blaze/LYIT Donegal), Niamh O'Leary (Liffey Celtics), Rebecca Sexton (Carrigaline), Niamh Tolan (East Cavan Eagles)

Full Squad Breakdown: 

First Name

Surname

D.O.B

Age

Height

School

Club

Position

Rachel

Callery

04/02/04

18

5'9

St Louis Secondary Monaghan

Ulster University Tigers

Guard

Lucy

Coogan

12/4/04

18

6’0

Loreto Secondary Killkenny

Killkenny Stars

Forward

Lucy

Devoy

03/09/05

16

5’9

Ardscoil Mhuire Limerick

Limerick Celtics

Guard

Amy

Duggan

16/08/04

17

5’7

St Aloysius College

Cobh BC

Guard

Erica

Egan

09/01/04

18

5’6

Malahide Community College

Malahide BC

 Guard

Micaiah

Fubara

10/10/04

17

5’9

Loreto College Foxrock

DCU Mercy

Forward

Caitlin

Gloeckner

10/03/05

17

5’7

Our Lady of Mercy Waterford

Waterford Wildcats

Point Guard

Sarah

Hickey

12/04/04

18

6’0

Our Lady of Mercy Waterford

Waterford Wildcats

Forward

Maria

Kealy

07/02/04

18

5’9

Loreto Secondary School

Letterkenny Blaze / LYIT Donegal

Point

Niamh

O’Leary

02/05/04

18

5'10

St.Peters College Dunboyne

Liffey Celtics

Forward

Rebecca

Sexton

17/08/05

16

5'8

Carrigaline Community School

Carrigaline

Guard

Niamh

Tolan

04/06/04

17

5'11

Virginia College Cavan

East Cavan Eagles

Guard