Ireland's senior women will play Malta, Norway and Andorra in Pool A of the FIBA European Championship for Small Countries.

The draw for the tournament, which takes place in Nicosia, Cyprus from July 20-25 was made today and Ireland’s opening fixture will be against Pool A top seeds Malta on 20 July.

The following day Andorra will provide the opposition and Ireland will conclude their group campaign against Norway with their third game in as many days.

Ireland will be seeking redemption against Norway, having lost to them at the pool stage at the last FIBA European Championship for Small Countries in Cork in 2018.

"Both Norway and Malta contested the bronze medal game in 2018, so they are a formidable challenge," head coach James Weldon said.

"The team are really building together at the moment and we will continue with our preparation for the Championships. We're all delighted to be working towards something and there is real determination amongst the players at the moment. They have serious ambitions for this Championship."

Earlier this week Ireland’s senior men found out their fixtures for the FIBA European Championship for Small Countries, which will take place in Dublin.

The tournament hosts will face Andorra in their opening game at the National Basketball Arena on 10 August.

Ireland’s schedule sees them take on San Marino two days later, followed by Gibraltar on 14 August and concluding against Malta a day later.

The five-team tournament isn’t a round robin, with the side finishing top of the table declared champions.