Basketball international squads return to training

Basketball Ireland’s under-age international squads have been granted permission by Sport Ireland to return to training on a phased basis from next week.

Ireland’s u-20 squads will resume training from Saturday 22nd May with the u-18s following a week later on Saturday 29th May 29th. I

reland’s u-16s will return on Saturday 5th June.

Basketball Ireland CEO, Bernard O’Byrne, has welcomed the news.

“We wish to thank Sport Ireland, particularly Paul McDermott, for considering our protocols and presentation.

"This means a lot to the whole basketball community.

" I also want to thank our two senior squads for their excellent example in adhering to all guidelines and precautions in recent weeks.

"This has in turn facilitated our under-age international teams to begin preparing for their competitions, thus showing that we are all in this together.”

Ireland’s senior international squads have been allowed to train since 23rd April.

Ireland’s senior women will be competing the European Championship for Small Countries in Cyprus from 20th-25th July.

The senior men will have home advantage, with the tournament taking place at the National Basketball Arena from 10th-15th August after being switched by FIBA to Dublin from Limerick due to logistics.

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