The Ireland U20 women’s team have qualified for the FIBA U20 Women’s European Championship Division B semi-finals following a superb 66-53 win over Croatia in Kosovo.
The Irish side has impressed so far in the tournament with group stage wins over both Ukraine and Great Britain with Bulgaria now awaiting them in the semi-finals where promotion to Division A hangs in the balance.
Watch your back!!! Wee sneaky move by @enya_89 @BballIrl @BasketballNI @anna_maguire9 @deirdrebrennann @UlsterUni @atownbball @Sportchanges @JoeBrolly1993 @ThompsonMaire @starryboy14 @winkerwatson1 @McIlroyRory pic.twitter.com/hz5vlsApLD
— Gareth Maguire (@GPMaguire9) August 8, 2019
All anybody is talking about following the win over Croatia is the inventive piece of skill shown by Enya Maguire. Maguire, who finished with 11 points, three rebounds, two steals and two assists in a match-winning performance, showed great trickery when she purposely rebounded the ball off an opponent’s back and setting herself up for the easiest of baskets.
EUROPEAN SEMI FINAL HERE WE COME!!!
Full time in Kosovo at #FIBAU20Europe it’s Ireland U20 women 66-53 Croatia 🏀#COYGIG #GreenShoots 🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪@ballsdotie @HerSportDotIE @20x20_ie @RTEsport @OffTheBenchOTB @offtheball @ballineurope pic.twitter.com/YtcuePC9tP
— Basketball Ireland (@BballIrl) August 8, 2019