The MPL Irish Select team return home from China today after a week that has hopefully began to pave the way for a return to senior international basketball in Ireland. Ireland lost to Italy on day 1 before an inspired 70-69 victory over the Russian squad on day 2. On day 3 they went up against the hosts and by far strongest team in the tournament. It was always going to be an impossible task to get a win versus China but it was an important stepping stone for basketball in this country.
You can check out fill game highlights below: