Alex off to play basketball for Ireland in the European ChampionshipsGood luck to Glaslough girl Alex Mulligan who flies out this week to Skopje, Macedonia to play basketball for Ireland in the FIBA U 18 Women’s European Championship Div B. This is a brilliant achievement for this young lady to get to represent her country at this level. Skopje is the capital of the Republic of Macedonia, in the centre of the Balkan Peninsula in Southern Europe and it will be the base for all the games. There are 23 countries competing, three groups of 6 and one group of 5. Alex and Ireland are drawn in Group C with the hosts Macedonia, and also Austria, Slovakia, Greece, and Romania. The group stage will consist of 5 games and depending on the results they could play another 2 or 3 classification games. So 7 or 8 games in little over 10 days will be a tough ask. Their first game is Friday July 5th against Austria.Alex started playing basketball at a young age with club Blackwater Steelers and played locally to age 16 at which time she then joined Belfast Elks, University of Ulster Jordanstown. For the past two years she has been involved with their U18, U20 and Womens teams competing at a National level travelling the length and breadth of the country.This is not the first time Alex is representing Ireland. She first joined the Irish development squad at the tender age of 14 and progressed from there to be selected to play on the final 12 of the u16 Irish team in 2017 at the Europeans and last year 2018 represented Ireland at the U18 Ladies 3 v 3 European competition in France.Alex was also captain of the victorious St Louis Convent school Monaghan who won their first ever national basketball title this year in the u19 Schools B league.We wish Alex lots of Irish luck this week.