Last night, the Ireland Under 18 women’s basketball team became the first underage Irish basketball team to reach the semi-finals of a FIBA European Championships with a 60-55 win over Israel.
With Monasterevin’s Claire Melia distributing, Ireland lead 18-16 at half time.
Two minutes into the 2nd half, Ireland went on a 12 point run, which included a basket from Leixlip’s Sorcha Tiernan
Israel lead 49-46 heading for the final quarter, but a strong 4th quarter, including a late 3 pointer, saw Ireland through.
This evening at 6.15pm, they play Poland in the semi final..