Basketball Ireland name 3x3 teams for Europe Cup

The tournaments will take place in Andorra and France later this month

Basketball Ireland name 3x3 teams for Europe Cup

Ireland's Niamh and Grainne Dwyer Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Basketball Ireland have revealed the Irish Senior Men’s and Women’s 3x3 teams ahead of the Europe Cup which will take place in Andorra on June 24/25th (Men) and Poltiers, France on June 23/24th (Women).

Senior Men’s 3x3 Coach, Matt Hall announced a squad of four for the upcoming tournament, with Templeogue’s Jason Killeen and Stephen James featuring alongside former teammate Sean Flood (now Santa Fe Community College) and SSE Airtricity Moycullen’s Paul Freeman. The team will go head-to-head with Lithuania and Andorra in the group stages.

Hall has also announced a squad of four for the Women's 3x3 Europe Cup, including two players from Cup and Regular Season winning side, Ambassador UCC Glanmire, Gráinne Dwyer and Claire Rockall - who was also the 2017 Women’s Super League Player of the Year. They will take to the court alongside Niamh Dwyer (Fr Mathews) and Fiona O’Dwyer (A.S.D. Basket Femminile Stabia). The squad will face off against Poland and the Czech Republic in their group games.

The two teams have been named, days after it was confirmed that 3x3 basketball will make its debut in the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.

Ireland Senior Men 3x3 team 2017:

Jason Killeen (Templeogue)

Stephen James (Templeogue)

Paul Freeman (SSE Airtricity Moycullen)

Sean Flood (Santa Fe Community College)

Ireland Senior Women 3x3 team 2017:

Gráinne Dwyer (Ambassador UCC Glanmire)

Claire Rockall (Ambassador UCC Glanmire)

Niamh Dwyer (Fr Mathews)

Fiona O’Dwyer (A.S.D Basket Femminile Stabia)