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27/07/2021

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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