In 2006, St. Mary’s Basketball Club member, Paudie Fleming had the honour of playing for his country in the European championships when he lined out with the Irish U-16 team.
In preparation for the championships Ireland played England twice over a weekend, both games were hosted by the St. Mary’s club in Castleisland.
The icing on the cake for Paudie was that he had the honour of captaining Ireland for both of those games and was top scorer for the Irish team over the weekend.
Eleven years on, Paudie is assistant coach to Pat Price with the Irish U-16 boys team which flies out to Bulgaria for the European Championships today, August 8th.
Watch on YouTube
Their first game is on Thursday and it an be watched on YouTube, the link can be accessed via the Basketball Ireland website.
All in the club and community wish Paudie, the management and squad – which includes Daire Kennelly of Tralee Imperials, the very best of luck in the tournament.
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