Irish Hockey Squad for Olympic Qualifiers

Updated: February 25, 2012

The Electric Ireland and Men’s Irish Junior Cups reach the quarter finals (details below) this weekend while Ireland’s Women’s Team head to Belgium to get a feel for the pitch at Beerschot ahead of their FIH Olympic Qualifying Tournament. The Irish men also have a two training games coming up against the Czech Republic on 2nd & 3rd of March (see schedule below).

Women’s Coach Gene Muller will be bringing a squad of 23 and will take in three training matches against France on the Olympic Qualifying pitch in Beerschot the squad of 23 will travel out this Saturday retuning on Monday.

Squad – Belgium

Saturday 25th – Monday 28th February

Emma Gray (GK)                      Hermes

Louisa Healy (GK)                   Loreto

Pamela Smithwick(GK)            Old Alexandra

Nikki Symmons                        Loreto

Sinead McCarthy                     Hermes

Cliodhna Sargent                     Cork Harlequins

Audrey O’Flynn                        Hermes

Lizzie Colvin                            Loreto

Emma Smyth                           Railway Union

Nicci Daly                                Loreto

Aine Connery                           Hermes

Lisa Jacob                                Hermes

Megan Frazer                          University of Maryland

Michelle Harvey                      Pegasus
Miriam Crowley Hermes

Nikki Evans                              Railway Union

Chloe Watkins                         UCD

Shirley McCay                         Old Alexandra

Hannah Bowe                          Slough HC

Niamh Atcheler                       UCD

Anna O’Flanagan                    UCD

Alex Speers                             Railway Union

Niamh Small                            Loreto

Unavailable: Emma Clarke.

Senior Ireland Men’s Team

Match Schedule – Training games v Czech Republic

Friday              2nd March                    8pm UCD

Saturday          3rd March                     8pm UCD

Electric Ireland Irish Junior Cup – Quarter Finals

Saturday 25th February

Hermes            v                      Pegasus           1.30(St. Andrews)

Pembroke W    v                      Galway 3.30 (Serpentine Ave)

Cork C of I       v                      Bandon            3.00 (Garryduff)

Loreto              v                      Randalstown   2.15 (Beaufort)

Men’s Irish Junior Cup – Quarter Finals

Saturday 25th February

Three Rock R   v                      Corinthian       3.45 (Grange Road)

Cork C of I       v                      Lisnagarvey     1.00 (Garryduff)

Kilkeel             v                      Cookstown      2.30 (Kilkeel HS)

Anndale           v                      Banbridge        2.30 (Loughmoss)


Finally, a reminder that :-

Ireland will host the Electric Ireland FIH Road To London in UCD, Dublin from the 10th – 18th March 2012. This is your time to get behind the Green Machine and support them all the way to the London 2012 Olympics. Tickets on sale nowfor more information go to or email or call 01 7163262

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