Feb 28 2023

Ireland U16 head coach Michael Lynch names 16-strong squad for Four Nations tournament in Dublin

Ireland U16 men’s head coach Dr. Michael Lynch has named a 16 strong squad for the upcoming Four Nations tournament which takes place at the National Basketball Arena on April 5th and 6th.

Darragh Horkan is the sole returning player from the 2022 FIBA Youth European Championship squad who competed at this level. He averaged 8 minutes per game on a strong Irish roster. Recent MVP in the U16 ‘B’ All-Ireland Schools League final Justin Raheem is included, as well as another strong performer in that competition, Adam Charles of Éanna BC, who will bring a strong defensive element to the squad.

Eleven clubs from seven counties are represented, Cork, Dublin, Galway, Laois, Louth, Limerick and Wicklow.

Head Coach Dr. Michael Lynch said: “The squad will meet up again early April for another session in preparation for the Four Nations.  All players have shown great effort and determination up to this point and it’s a difficult time for all involved when selecting the players to progress on the programme. We have really admired the work rate, dedication and positive attitude the players brought to the programme. We move forward now with our preparations and are excited as we look to developing this young group of Irish players."

The Four Nations tournament is a competition between Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales that will take place at the National Basketball Arena on the 5th and 6th of April. 

Four Nations Fixtures

Ireland v Wales - Wednesday 5th April, Time: 3pm, Venue: National Basketball Arena

Ireland v Scotland - Thursday 6th April, Time: 11am, Venue: National Basketball Arena

Ireland v England - Thursday 6th April, Time: 7pm, Venue: National Basketball Arena

Full Ireland Squad 

Ireland U16 Men's Squad For Four Nations Tournament

ADAM  CHARLES 15 6ft 2" Colaiste Éanna Éanna BC PG
CILLIAN  CANNON 15 6ft 5" Calsanctus College  Maree BC Center
DARRAGH  HORKAN 16 6ft 1" Ard Scoil Ris Limerick Lions  PG
DARRAGH  RUSSELL 15 6ft 3" St. Declan's BC Tauras Forward
DENIS  BRUSEVICS 15 6ft Midleton CBS Neptune BC Forward
DYLAN  O'ROURKE 15 5ft 10" Gaelcholáiste Mhuire A.G.  Neptune BC PG
EOIN  POTITO 15 6ft 1" Colaiste Einde Titans BC Guard
JAMES  POWER 16 6ft 7" St. Conleth's College UCD Marian Center
JUSTIN  RAHEEM 15 6ft St. Aidan's Community College Neptune BC Guard
KAREEM  MATONMI 16 6ft 3" Scoil Chonglais Baltinglass Bulldogs Forward
LUKE  HERRICK 16 6ft St. Joseph's Titans BC PG
LUKE  KAVANAGH 15 6ft 5" St. Mary's CBS Portlaoise Panthers Center
NATHAN  GBINIGIE 14 6ft 4" Colaiste Mhuire na Gaillimhe Titans BC Center
NOAH  WINDERS 16 6ft 4" Castleknock College St. Vincent's  Forward
PIERS  POSTMA 15 6ft 4" St. Andrews UCD Marian Forward
ROJUS  RIMAS 15 6ft 2" St. Oliver's Drogheda Drogheda Wolves Forward