Limerick trio set for basketball's European Championship finals

Jerome O'Connell

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Limerick trio set for basketball's European Championship finals

Sophie Moore who is going to Bulgaria to play in the under 16 European basketball championships is pictured alongside Ronan Cregan and Nathan Moore, who will be going to Bulgaria

THREE Limerick teenagers are bound for the European Basketball Championship. Among the trio are brother and sister Nathan and Sophie Moore. Limerick Lions star players Ronan Cregan and Nathan Moore fly out to Oredea in Romania to play in the U18 FIBA European Championships in later this month. 

Both of these young men have enjoyed incredible success with this Irish team in the past number of weeks with three tournament victories already under their belts by winning the Cherbourg International Tournament in June followed up by winning the Dussmann International Tournament in Luxembourg and then just last weekend winning the Frank and Honest three day International series against Norway.

In mid-August, Nathan’s younger sister, Sophie Moore who plays club basketball with St Colms, is a member of the U16 Ireland Womens team that takes part in the U16 FIBA European Championships in Sofia in Bulgaria.

Sophie has played several International games as part of the team’s preparation and will be heading to Germany in a couple of weeks hoping to build on their successes to date.

Sophie and her Irish team mates collected the runners up trophy at the recent Dussman Tournament in Luxembourg with great wins over Croatia and Luxembourg.