Irish Squads 2014-15

Ireland Senior Squad

Ireland Play Italy in Belfast

The venues have been confirmed for the Irish Women v Italy three test series to be played in Belfast. 

Thursday 16 April

TIME: 7.30pm - Match 1 Ireland vs. Italy

VENUE: Mossley Hockey Club

Saturday 18 April

TIME 2pm - Match 2 Ireland vs. Italy

VENUE: University of Ulster, Jordanstown.

Sunday 19 April

TIME 2pm - Match 3 Ireland vs. Italy

VENUE: University of Ulster, Jordanstown

 

Full squad details here

Ayeisha

Ayeisha McFerran has been in tremendous form this season for club and country;she looks to continue to impress for Ireland.

 

 

Michelle

The series sees the welcome return of Michelle Harvey, who last played for Ireland in the Champions Challenge in Scotland in May 2014. 

Arlene

Assistant Coach Arlene Boyles is a vital member of the Irish back room staff; who will look to continue the momentum and progress to date in the squad's build up to the World League 3.

 

Ireland win World League 2 in Dublin!!!!!

Ireland hosted the World League 2 competition for Women between 14th – 22nd March 2015 at the National Hockey Stadium, in UCD. The Irish Women earned their goal of a top three position to progress to Olympic Qualifiers (also known as World League 3). From there they must finish in the top six to qualify for Rio 2016.

The tournament saw Ireland (15th) in Pool A against Canada (22nd) , Ukraine (24th) and Turkey (39th). Pool B is comprised of Belarus (19th) , Chile (20th), Austria (26th) and Lithuania (34th).

The tournament took place over 9 days (6 match days) with both a pool and knock out stage.

Full details and match reports click here.

Congratulations to Ayeisha McFerran who was amazing in the Penalty Shoot Out in the Final against Canada in the Hockey World League 2 in Dublin.

 

Ayeisha was swapped into goal for the one-on-ones and duly did enough to put off Stephanie Norlander in the first round. Ireland converted their first three efforts, from Megan Frazer, Anna O’Flanagan and Emma Smyth but the tie was locked at 3-3 going into the final round after Katie Mullan slipped her shot wide.

 

No matter, Ayeisha saved from Raye before Connery held her cool to slip home the winner as Belfield erupted.

 

Match Report from the Final

 

Ayeisha McFerran Off the Pitch 5 Facts 

 

Follow the Irish Team on Twitter @IreWomenHockey

Ireland U18 Squad

U18 Irish Squad - Well done Roo! 

 

Congratulations Roo! Rhianna Campbell has been selected for the U18 Irish Squad for the Tri-nations series in Glasgow against Scotland and Wales 08-10 April 2015 continuing the build up to the EuroHockey Championship in July in Italy.

Match Reports from Glasgow

Irish Masters

Shelly Lyons 

Alex calls it a day with Ireland

Alex Speers, a mainstay of Irish Hockey for the last 8 years winning 164 caps, has called time on her International career and is retiring. Alex burst onto the International scene with her first cap in 2006 and subsequently had the privilege of captaining her country for 3 years, in her own words "to play for your country is an honour but to captain it was an absolute privilege". read full report