Four DCU Mercy players called up to Ireland squad

10 January 2015; Niamh Dwyer, Glanmire, in action against Fionnuala Toner, DCU Mercy. Basketball Ireland Women's National Cup, Semi-Final, Team Montenotte Hotel Cork v DCU Mercy, Neptune Stadium, Cork. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

Four DCU Mercy players have been called up to the Irish national team for the Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA) European Championships for Small Countries.

The tournament, to be held in Gibraltar, will run from June 26th to July 3rd, 2016. Ireland has been drawn in Group A alongside Moldova and Wales.

Aoife McDermott, Mairéad McNally, Fionnuala Toner and Sarah Woods will represent DCU on Ireland manager Mark Scannell’s squad of 27 players.

This is the first time the national team has competed in this competition, as teams may enter only by invitation from FIBA.

The full squad is listed below:

Michelle Clarke (Killester)
Sinéad Deegan (WIT Wildcats)
Gráinne Dwyer (Glanmire)
Casey Grace (Glanmire)
Cathy Grant (UL Huskies)
Sarah Kenny (Glanmire)
Caro Lloyd (Meteors)
Eimear Máirtín (Meteors)
Aoife McDermott (DCU Mercy)
Meghan McGuinness (Meteors)
Áine McKenna (Glanmire)
Mairéad McNally (DCU Mercy)
Lauren Murray (NUIG Mystics)
Áine O’Connor (Courtyard Liffey Celtics)
Danielle O’Leary (Brunell)
Megan O’Leary (Brunell)
Orla O’Reilly (CB Bembibre)
Stephanie O’Sullivan (Keyano Huskies)
Claire Rockall (Glanmire)
Helena Rohan (WIT Wildcats)
Jessica Scannell (Melbourne Tigers)
Clodagh Scannell (Boston University)
Emma Sherwood (Killester)
Edel Thornton (Quinnipiac University)
Hannah Thornton (Killester)
Fionnuala Toner (DCU Mercy)
Amy Waters (Brunell)
Sarah Woods (DCU Mercy)

Aidan Geraghty

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