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Tipperary player Grainne Dwyer on the scoresheet in basketball defeat of Andorra

Ireland take on Malta in second game this afternoon

Grainne Dwyer

Grainne Dwyer from Thurles helped Ireland to a big win over Andorra in Cyprus

Ireland's senior women's basketball team kicked off their FIBA European Championship for Small Countries campaign with an impressive 71-point victory over Andorra, the match ending 104-33.

The game, played in Nicosia, Cyprus, earlier this week, marks their return to international basketball after a Covid-induced hiatus since 2019.

Tipperary's Gráinne Dwyer quickly made her presence known when she was introduced halfway through the first quarter, with a steal and offensive rebound.

The Thurles player broke the 100 points mark for Ireland, scoring a layup on a offensive rebound.

Ireland face Malta next in their second group game of the championship, which takes place today, Thursday at 2pm Irish time.

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