Two local girls Ellen Mulligan and Verity O Connor made it through the first cut
to the U 15 Irish Basketball Squad which was made after their first international
tour of duty in Scotland.
On the 27th of April last all 24 players left Belfast by boat to Cairnryan and then
travelled up to The Peak in Stirling. The squad was spilt into 2 teams, Hoops and
Shamrocks, with both teams playing 3 games over the weekend against both the Scotland
U15 and U16 Girls teams. Both girls acquitted themselves brilliantly and were in
the thick of the action throughout, Verity was also given the honour of captaining
the Hoops in the first game. The results are below.
Then came the anxious wait until the reduced squad was announced. The 24 girl squad
was cut to 17 and both Ellen and Verity were delighted to be included and they will
continue in the Cadette Program that are preparing for the European Championships
in Croatia in 2014.
From all at the Blackwater Steelers “Well Done Girls” and “Good Luck for the future”
And we at emyvale.net wish them every success and congratulate them on getting this