Offaly Teenager Named To Ireland U-18 Basketball Squad

She was selected after a number of trial days in recent months.

Shauna Slattery will represent Tullamore Basketball Club as part of the Ireland U-18 squad for the upcoming year. 

The 17-year-old guard is among a 25 strong squad selected by manager Tommy O'Mahoney. 

Slattery is a pupil at Sacred Heart School in Tullamore. 

It follows a number of trial session where over 100 players have been gradually whittled down, with the ultimate aim of a strong showing at next summer's European Championships. 

Speaking on the selection of his squad, O'Mahoney said:

We are very eager to get working with this group of players, they understand that there is a lot of work to do and that there is certain standards in which they have to reach in order for us to be competitive in Europe .

They have showed some great aggression and some great skill and we cant wait for the next stage in this process".

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