Ireland will compete in the final of the FIBA Women’s European Championship for Small Countries this evening.

James Weldon’s side came from behind to defeat Kosovo 86-72.

14 points from Kiltimagh’s Dayna Finn helped the girls in green progress to the showpiece.

The game, played in Nicosia, Cyprus, had Ireland trailing for three-quarters of contest after a strong opening quarter from Kosovo, which saw them lead 26-18.

Ireland edged their way back into the semi-final, outscoring their opponents in each of the remaining quarters and a strong final quarter saw them pull clear by the time the end buzzer sounded.

Kosovo took an early lead in the first quarter, but scores from Mayo’s Dayna Finn helped to keep Ireland in the game.

Finn also excelled in the last quarter, making a pair of free throws, a 3-pointer and two assists.

Ireland will now face Luxembourg in the final of the FIBA European Championship for Small Countries at 17:00 this evening.

The game will be live streamed on the FIBA YouTube channel.