Irish women’s Coach Gene Muller announced his selected twenty two for the tour to South Africa in early January. Muller finalized his selection after a two day training camp last weekend in Dublin.
The squad will spend ten days in South Africa (10-20 January) and will play six matches during the tour as well as maintaining their training program as they continue preparations for their WorldHockey Olympic Qualifying Tournament next April.
Muller’s squad includes three uncapped players, Loreto’s Niamh Small, Hermes’ Keeper Emma Gray and Louisa Moore who has just relocated to Ireland. Commenting after his selection and impending tour “This tour has both a training and competition focus. We are playing four international matches against South Africa and two against the Dutch U/21 team.”
“It is a very demanding schedule that will test the players physically. We are taking 22 players on the tour so it does give us a chance to rotate and compare players. The goal is preparing the team for the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Canada in April 2008.” continued Muller.
Emma Clarke, Aine Connery, Eimear Cregan, Roisin Flinn, Emer Harte, Louisa Healy (GK), Mary Goode (GK), Emma Gray (GK), Lisa Jacob, Shirley McCay, Jenny McDonough, Cathy McKean, Bridget McKeever, Louisa Moore, Ciara O’Brien, Julia O’Halloran, Clare Parkhill, Stephanie Quinn, Cliodhna Sargent, Niamh Small, Emma Stewart, Nikki Symmons.
15.00 Ireland – South Africa, Stellenbosch
15.00 Ireland – Holland U21, Stellenbosch
19.00 Ireland – South Africa, Capetown
19.00 Ireland – Holland U21, Stellenbosch
19.00 Ireland – South Africa, Stellenbosch
15.00 Ireland – South Africa, Capetown
Source: Irish Hockey Association
Posted 8 hours ago.
The semi-final picture is complete at the Rabo Bank World Hockey League tournament in Rotterdam. World #1 and host...
Posted 10 hours ago.
Korea played a solid game of hockey today against Belgium and was rewarded with a spot in Thursday’s semi-final...
Posted 13 hours ago.
Germany had its hands much fuller than expected in its quarterfinal meeting against 18th-ranked Chile. It wasn’t...
Posted 15 hours ago.
New Zealand became the first team to earn a berth in the Semi-Finals at the Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Finals...
Posted 16 hours ago.
ENGLAND: We’re delighted to announce that England Hockey’s Chief Executive Sally Munday has been awarded an MBE...
Posted 1 day ago.
The FIH will announce the 2012 FIH Women’s Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year as part of the...