Teammates often become great friends as Connaught basketball stars Sarah and Shauna will agree.
Both from Athlone Sarah and Shauna train and compete in numerous sports together. As members of Athlone Special Olympics Club they have been involved in swimming, athletics and floorball but basketball is the sport that will see both girls travel to Abu Dhabi in March 2019.
While Shauna competed in the 2014 Ireland Games in gymnastics winning 3 medals – gold, silver and bronze, June 2018 was the first time that Sarah competed for Connaught Region at an Ireland Games. They faced tough competition from the other regions and played incredibly, finishing with the coveted gold medal!
Their journey now continues to Abu Dhabi with both athletes selected to play basketball for Team Ireland at the World Summer Games 2019. Follow their progress and the rest of Team Ireland on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts