Ireland Step Up Preparations

19.08.2005

Ireland's preparations for their upcoming EuroBasket Division B games move into top gear in August with friendlies against top notch opponents such as Italy, Latvia and Lithuania.

The Irish kick off the run-up to their opening encounter against Malta on 3rd September with a trip to Rimini, Italy where they will match up with Turkey, Italy and Finland.

After a short training camp in Dublin on 26-28 August, the Irish then depart for Latvia to face Riga, follwed by a game against European champions Lithuania in Vilnius on 1st September.

Ireland currently lie in second place in their group behind Slovak Republic. They will be looking to win all 3 of their EuroBasket games in September for the chance to earn promotion to Division A.

 


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