Irish hockey coach quits

Updated: May 24, 2012

Irish hockey has been shocked by the revelation that senior men’s coach Paul Revington has sensationally quit.

No reasons have as yet been given for his stepping down.  He took the job in 2009 and has been very successful in the intervening three years, taking the team up to 15th in the world rankings.

The South African has earned great respect throughout the Irish Hockey community by securing numerous trophies and successes with his large squad, most notably, taking the team to equal Ireland’s highest ever finish in a Europeans (Monchengladbach) last August where they finished 5th and more recently reaching the finals of the Electric Ireland Road To London, Olympic Qualifiers, in front of a home crowd at UCD. Paul has also garnered worldwide recognition during his tenure with Irish Hockey receiving the FIH World Coach of the Year Accolade last December.

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