Ireland women's national basketball team

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FIBA ranking T-78 Steady
Joined FIBA 1947
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation Basketball Ireland
Olympic Games
Appearances None
Women's World Cup
Appearances None
FIBA EuroBasket Women
Appearances None
Championship for Small Countries
Appearances ?
Medals ?
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The Ireland women's national basketball team represents Ireland in International women's basketball. Organised by Basketball Ireland, the team plays home games in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. It last played competitively in 2010, in Division B of EuroBasket Women, under coach Mark Scannell. In February 2010, during the Irish financial crisis, Basketball Ireland announced that it was €1.2m in debt and was deactivating its senior international squads to cut costs.[1]

The senior squad is scheduled for revival in 2015.[2] Earlier, a "Premier League All Stars" team played Wales in a match to mark The Gathering Ireland 2013 festival.[2][3] Ireland also competed in 3x3 basketball at the 2014 Europe Championships and the 2015 European Games.

In December 2015 it was announced that the national team will join again official FIBA Europe competitions after accepting the invitation to play the European Championship for Small Countries.[4]


  • Michelle Aspell: Republic of Ireland Bausch & Lomb Wildcats
  • Aishling Sullivan: Republic of Ireland Dart Killester
  • Rachel Clancy: United States Cal Poly- San Luis Obispo
  • Niamh Dwyer: Republic of Ireland Montenotte Hotel Cork
  • Susan Moran: Unattached
  • Lindsay Peat: Republic of Ireland DCU Mercy
  • Mary Fox: Republic of Ireland DCU Mercy
  • Emma Dyer: Republic of Ireland Tolka Rovers
  • Caroline Jane Nixon: Spain Arranz-Jopisa Burgos
  • Stephanie O'Shea: Republic of Ireland Bausch & Lomb Wildcats

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  1. ^ Duggan, Keith (24 February 2010). "Basketball Ireland pull plug on international sides". The Irish Times. Retrieved 24 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Peat glad of Ireland comeback". Dublin Gazette. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Gathering Shield Match Reports". Basketball Ireland. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ireland Resurrect Senior Women's Programme". FIBA Europe. 23 October 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
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