The Ireland Under 20 women’s team will tip off their 2019 FIBA U20 Women’s European Championship Division B campaign in Kosovo this coming Saturday.
Many of this year's team featured on the hugely successful Ireland Under 18 team in 2017 that won a silver medal at the European Championships in Dublin and got Ireland promoted to Division A basketball for the first time in the country's history.
This year’s squad will be led by head coach Martin Conroy, and have been drawn in Group B alongside Ukraine and Great Britain.
They will face Ukraine in their opening game on Saturday.
Over in Romania meanwhile, the Ireland Under 18 men have finished fourth in their group following the pool stages of the FIBA U18 Men’s European Championship Division B and will now go on to contest the 9-16th place games. They face Belgium at 12pm (midday) Irish time on Friday in a tough opening first classification game. Belgium finished in third place in Group A.
Dayna Finn and Maggie Byrne from Kiltimagh are both part of the Ireland team