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The Ireland senior women’s basketball team for upcoming friendlies this month Euro qualifiers later in the year features Kiltimagh native Dayna Finn.

Kiltimagh native Dayna Finn has been selected on the Ireland senior women’s basketball squad for their upcoming match. Picture: ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Dayna and her Ireland team-mates will play four friendlies – two at home against Estonia and two away against Portugal – this month before the first of the FIBA EuroBasket 2023 qualifying game at home to the Netherlands on Sunday, November 27.

The first of the friendlies will be played on Saturday (August 6) in the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, while the second follows on Sunday (August 7) in Oblate Hall, Inchicore. Tickets for this two-game Gotham Drywall Series can be purchased here.

The two games against Portugal will be played at Pavilhao Municipal de Guifoes, Matosinhos, on the following Saturday and Sunday (August 13 and 14).

Meanwhile, Edel Thornton has been appointed as the new captain of the Ireland senior women’s team. The Singleton Supervalu Brunell player says it’s ‘an honour’ to take on the role. She previously acted as co-captain for the FIBA EuroBasket 2023 qualifiers alongside Gráinne Dwyer.

Ireland Senior Women’s Fixtures:

Saturday, 6th August

Ireland v Estonia, National Basketball Arena, 1700 Purchase tickets here

Sunday 7th August

Ireland v Estonia, Oblate Hall, 1600 Purchase tickets here

Saturday 13th August

Portugal v Ireland, Pavilhao Municipal de Guifoes, Matosinhos, 1800

Sunday 14th August

Portugal v Ireland, Pavilhao Municipal de Guifoes, Matosinhos, 1800

Sunday 27th November

Ireland v Netherlands, National Basketball Arena, Time TBC

Ireland squad: Áine O’Connor (Liffey Celtics), Bridget Herlihy (Marbo Basket Sweden)* Bronagh Power-Cassidy (Holy Cross Crusaders)* Kara McCleane (NUIG Mystics)* Claire Melia (Trinity Meteors), Dayna Finn (Trinity Meteors), Edel Thornton (Singleton SuperValu Brunell), Enya Maguire (Houston Baptist University)*, Ella O’Donnell (Quinnipiac)* Kate Hickey (Waterford Wildcats)*, Maeve Phelan (DCU Mercy)*, Mia Furlong (The Address UCC Glanmire)*, Michelle Clarke (Killester), Rachel Huijsdens (DCU Mercy), Sarah Kenny (Trinity Meteors)

* Denotes not yet capped at senior level

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