The Mayo Ladies will be without star basketballer Dayna Finn this weekend for their clash with Armagh in the All-Ireland quarter-finals.
The Mayo footballer is playing with the Ireland U20 women’s team in Round 2 of the 2019 FIBA U20 Women’s European Championship Division B in Kosovo.
The Kiltimagh and Mayo Ladies star is vice-captain and the danger woman for the side as they move into the second round of the competition.
Ireland completed the opening round of the tournament unbeaten, topping their group with wins over Ukraine and Great Britain over the weekend.
Now, they face into the second round where they go head-to-head with Israel at 3;30 today and Croatia 6pm tomorrow, with a spot in the semi finals up for grabs.
Mayo manager Peter Leahy described her absence from his team this weekend as a huge loss.
The Ireland women’s team games
Wednesday, August 7th
Game 1, Round 2
Israel v Ireland, 15.30
Thursday, August 8th
Game 2, Round 2
Ireland v Croatia, 18.00
Friday, August 9th
Saturday, August 10th
Sunday, August 11th