Jordan Blount named Ireland vi...


Jordan Blount named Ireland vice captain

Ruairi O'Hagan
Ruairi O'Hagan

08:15 21 Feb 2024

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Cork's Jordan Blount will take over as Ireland vice-Captain for their upcoming games.

Ireland face Kosovo tomorrow in their FIBA World Cup 20207 European Pre-Qualifiers tomorrow, followed by a clash with Switzerland in Dublin on Sunday.

Energywise Ireland Neptune star Blount is joined in the squad by Adrian O'Sullivan of Irish Guide Dogs Ballincollig, while UCC demons pair David Lehane and James Beckom are in line for their international debuts.

Ireland are competing at FIBA Basketball World Cup level for the first time.

Ireland final 12-man squad:

Adrian O’Sullivan (Ballincollig), Lorcan Murphy (Templeogue), James Beckom (UCC Demons), Neil Randolph (Templeogue), Sean Flood (Den Helder, Netherlands), Conor Quinn (Belfast Star), Jordan Blount (Energywise Ireland Neptune), Rapolas Buivydas (Garvey’s Tralee Warriors), James Gormley (Griffith College Éanna), David Lehane (UCC Demons), Taiwo Badmus (Valur, Iceland), Matt Treacy (Wallabies, Switzerland)

Standby list:

Keelan Cairns (Ballincollig), James Connaire (Moycullen), Paul Dick (Killester), James Hannigan (UCC Demons), Conor O’Sullivan (Energywise Ireland Neptune) Aidan Quinn (Belfast Star)

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2027 European Pre-Qualifiers

Group A Fixtures:

Thursday 22nd February

Kosovo v Ireland, Prishtina, Kosovo, 6pm Live on TG4 Player

Sunday 25th February 2024

Ireland v Switzerland, National Basketball Arena, Dublin, 3pm Live on TG4 Player

Thursday 21st November 2024

Ireland v Azerbaijan, National Basketball Arena

Sunday 24th November 2024

Ireland v Kosovo, National Basketball Arena

Thursday 20th February 2025

Switzerland v Ireland

Sunday 23rd February 2025

Azerbaijan v Ireland





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