Ireland U18 men’s head coach Joey Boylan has named his final squad of 12 players to compete in Division B of the European Championships.
The squad will compete in Skopje, Macedonia in July alongside the hosts, Bulgaria, Hungary, Cyprus, and Poland, and features eight players with previous experience in Europe.
Adam Drummond is one of the eight players in the squad with previous experience at European Championships. The Blackpool guard was the ranked second U16 in Division B last year for assists in 2015 with 4.4 per game, while also ranking in the top 10 for scoring with 15.6 per game.
Drummond will be at his third championships, having been a team leader for the Ireland U16s in 2014 on rebounds.
Team-mate Adam Heaphy led Ireland for blocks in Macedonia in 2014 while both players starred in Neptune’s U18 and U20 Hula Hoops National Cup wins in 2016. Heaphy started both games with Adam Drummond starting in the first game and coming off the bench for the U20s.
Ireland are grouped with Bulgaria, Hungary, Cyprus, Poland, and Macedonia.
Ireland U18 squad:
Adam Drummond (Neptune/Gaelcholáiste Mhuire, AG), Adam Heaphy (Neptune/Coláiste an Phiarsaigh), Brian Ashton (Tolka Rovers/St Aidan’s CBS), Connor Curran (Moycullen/St Joseph’s (The Bish), Galway), Daniel Heaney (St Vincent’s/Ardscoil Rís), Donal Ring (UCD Marian/Pres Bray), Eoin Rockall (Maree/Calasanctius College), Matt Treacy (Tolka Rovers/St Aidan’s CBS, Whitehall), Oisin O’Reilly (Sligo All-Stars/Summerhill College), Robert Sullivan (St Vincent’s/St Joseph’s CBS, Drogheda), Stephen Commins (Maree/Calasanctius College), Tariq Guebaili (St Vincent’s/St Aidan’s CBS).
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