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Basketball : Irish Premier League Select Squad Announced

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The 12 players that will represent the Men’s Irish Premier League in Birmingham, England on January 12th have been announced.  Head Coach Mark Keenan revealed the squad yesterday in the Irish Daily Star following trials that have taken place over the past few weeks. Mark Keenan is set to be assisted by Jerome Westbrooks and Mike Hickey from Killester and UL Eagles respectively.

The twelve players listed below are set to take on the best in British Basketball in just over a weeks time. Coach Keenan has selected just four members of the squad that beat the English last year when they also played before the British Cup final, a result which was a major upset.

Speaking after making the announcement Mark Keenan who is currently Head Coach of the UL Eagles had this to say,

“The management of the Premier Men’s Select Team are delighted to announce the following squad of players that will travel to Birmingham in January to take on the BBL Select Team for the second year running.

We have 4 returning players from last years team involved again this year and this will help greatly with the introduction of our new players to the system. We have a nice balance of experience and youth within the team and are all looking forward to the challenge ahead.

The team will train again next Sunday January 5th in Cork and will have one more session in the UK the day before the game.”

Paul Dick (Belfast Star)
Darren Townes (Bord Gais Neptune)
Ger Noonan (Bord Gais Neptune)
Ian McLoughlin (Bord Gais Neptune)
Michael McGinn (Bord Gais Neptune)
Ciaran O’Sullivan (C&S UCC Demons)
Martins Provisors (DCU Saints)
Kieran O’Brien (Killester)
Mike Westbrooks (Killester)
Dylan Cunningham (SSE Renewables Moycullen)
Delwan Graham (UL Eagles)
Scott Kinnevane (UL Eagles)

Head Coach: Mark Keenan (UL Eagles)

Assistant Coaches: Jerome Westbrooks (Killester) and Mike Hickey (UL Eagles)

Team Manager: Aidan O’Brien

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