ESB Electric Ireland FIH Champions Challenge I (Women)
Dublin, Ireland - June 18 - 26, 2011


Ireland squad announced for Champion Challenge I

June 8, 2011

Gene Muller has announced a squad of 18 players who will take part in the upcoming ESB Electric Ireland FIH Women’s Champions Challenge I from the 18th – 26th June. Ireland will play hosts to some of the world’s top teams as they descend on the National Hockey Stadium in UCD for over a week. This nine day world ranking event sees Ireland compete against Azerbaijan, India, Spain, Japan, Scotland, South Africa and the USA.

Muller’s squad, which has an average age of 23.8 years, has just returned from the Celtic Cup and will no doubt be keen to impress especially knowing that the EuroHockey Nations Championship is only two months away.

Commenting on the tournament ahead, National Coach Gene Muller says “Our team is very excited to be playing in a FIH tournament at home. We are honoured to be hosting so many high quality teams and we want to perform well.  We are very lucky that our team are all fit and playing well. These players will be eager to do well at this tournament as there are EuroHockey Nations tournament positions at stake.”

ESB Electric Ireland Champions Challenge I Squad

18th – 26th June

Emma Gray (GK)           Hermes                         22
Pamela Smithwick         Old Alex                          3
Michelle Harvey             Pegasus                        49
Cliodhna Sargent           Cork Harlequins           77
Emma Smyth                Railway Union                35
Emma Clarke (VC)         Leicester                   103
Alexandra Speers (C)     Railway Union             87
Shirley McCay               Old Alex                       103
Jean McDonnell             Railway Union                8
Lisa Jacob                     Hermes                         77
Julia O’Halloran              Railway Union             57
Sinead McCarthy           Hermes                        15
Aine Connery                 Hermes                        18
Nicola Symmons           Loreto                           145
Audrey O’Flynn              Hermes                         26
Chloe Watkins               UCD                             11
Elizabeth Colvin             HGC                             45
Nicola Davy                   Loreto                           13

Manager: Sally Ann Fanagan
Coach: Gene Muller
Stand In Manager: Sarah Canning
Assistant Coach: Denis Pritchard
Physiotherapist: Dave Minnion

To see the match schedule, please click here.

Tickets to the ESB Electric Ireland FIH Women’s Champions Challenge I start at just €5 and are available by Clicking Here

Source: Irish Hockey Media Release


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