Ireland name strong euro squad

Press Release: Hockey Ireland Announce Women’s Senior International Team for upcoming Euro Hockey Championships in Antwerp. 12/08/2019

The Irish Women’s Hockey squad was unveiled early this morning for the Euro Hockey Championships which will get underway later this week in Antwerp. 

After a strong training block together and several international training matches, the following squad has been selected:

  Name
1 Ayeisha McFerran 
2 Roisin Upton 
3 Nicola Evans 
4 Katie Mullan (C) 
5 Shirley McCay 
6 Elena Tice 
7 Gillian Pinder 
8 Bethany Barr 
9 Chloe Watkins 
10 Elizabeth Colvin 
11 Nicola Daly 
12 Hannah Matthews 
13 Elizabeth Murphy 
14 Sarah Hawkshaw
15 Anna O’Flanagan (VC) 
16 Zoe Wilson 
17 Deirdre Duke 
18 Alison Meeke 

Speaking on the squad selection Head Coach, Sean Dancer, said, “We have had a good preparation period leading into this competition, with the opportunity to push and develop our squad with a number of International games.

Our selection has plenty of experience and we will be expecting them to stand up when it counts and make the most of our opportunities.

The Euro Hockey Championship is an excellent competition with Olympic qualification for the winner, this is a great challenge that our group is looking forward to.”

Press Eye – Belfast – Northern Ireland – 15th June 2019 FIH WomenÕs Series Finals Banbridge 2019 Game: Ireland Vs Czech Republic Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye .

Vital World Ranking points are at stake for all teams in this tournament as the Olympic Qualification process heats up. The Green Army will take on England, Germany and Belarus in Pool B of the Championship with their opening match against England taking place on Sunday 18th of August at 11:15 local time. 

All Euro Hockey Championship matches will be streamed live on EuroHockeyTV at: https://www.eurohockeytv.org/en-int/schedule 

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