Sunday 22 September 2019

Basketball Ireland confirm the untimely passing of underage star Liam Chandler

Liam Chandler in action for Ireland
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Irish basketball is in mourning today after the death of 18-year-old star Liam Chandler.

Basketball Ireland released a statement this afternoon confirming the untimely passing of the Neptune and Irish underage player.

It read: "He played a huge part in Neptune’s Cup winning treble earlier this year, and on many occasions, wore the Irish jersey with pride at international tournaments and European Championships, most recently representing his country at Under 18 level in Estonia.

"Everyone at Basketball Ireland would like to extend sincere condolences to Liam’s family, friends, club, and team-mates.”

Neptune’s Men’s Division One clash with Killorglin has been postponed, as has Brunell’s Superleague game against IT Carlow.

All Under 18 Cup fixtures scheduled for Neptune Stadium this weekend will also take place at a later date.

Minute’s silences and applause will take place in memory of Liam Chandler at all basketball events this coming weekend.

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