FIBA U18 European Championshiips

  • Head coach of the Ireland Under 18 women’s team Patrick O’Neill has today announced two co-captains who will led Ireland into a historic first ever appearance at A Division basketball.

    Dayna Finn (Mayo) and Bronagh Power-Cassidy (Dublin) have been selected to lead the Under 18 team at their debut at the FIBA Under 18 Women’s European Championship Division A, which tips off this Saturday in Udine, Italy.

    “It’s a huge honour to represent the team and Ireland as co-captains,” Finn said. “We know that it is a big step up to Division A, but we have prepared well and we know what we’re up against, so we’ll be ready for Poland on Saturday.”

  • The Ireland U20 women’s team scooped a big opening day victory at the FIBA U20 Women’s European Championship Division B in Kosovo this afternoon, running out 63-53 point winners over Ukraine.

    Kiltimagh woman Dayna Finn was one of the many standouts for the squad on the day, leading her team home with a 20-point game along with seven rebounds and four assists.

    She captained the U18’s to second place in the European championships, narrowly losing out in the showpiece.

    The Mayo Ladies footballer is the vice-captain of the women’s U20 team and she hopes to go one better this year.