Eire head coach Sean Dancer has named a 18-woman squad for the upcoming European Hockey Championships within the Netherlands.
The panel options 12 of the 2018 World Cup silver medal-winning facet and 13 of the crew that gained qualification to the Olympic Games in November 2019 in a dramatic shoot-out in Donnybrook Stadium.
Skilled gamers Ayeisha McFerran, Lizzie Colvin, Nicci Daly, Nikki Evans, Megan Frazer, Hannah Matthews, Shirley McCay, Katie Mullan, Anna O’Flanagan, Lena Tice, Roisin Upton, Sarah Hawkshaw and Chloe Watkins carry a wealth of expertise to the desk.
Nevertheless, Zoe Wilson and Barr twins, Serena and Bethany, have to sit down out the summer season motion by way of damage.
The match will happen at Amstelveen’s Wagener Stadium with Eire bidding for a primary ever semi-final spot.
They may tackle world primary facet the Netherlands on 5 June in a rematch of the 2018 World Cup remaining; on 7 June, Eire face Scotland earlier than closing out the group phases on 9 June towards Spain.
Rising UCD star Michelle Carey is about to make her formal capped worldwide debut when the Inexperienced Military take the sector towards the Dutch.
It’s the first section of an enormous summer season that culminates within the Tokyo Olympic Video games with the Euros doubling up as a key preparation match for the Video games whereas additionally offering three potential 2022 World Cup tickets.
On account of Covid-19 issues, the European Hockey Federation has allowed an additional two gamers to affix the panel as ‘travelling reserves’ along with the preliminary panel of 18.
Deirdre Duke will provide cowl for midfield and ahead strains, whereas uncapped Muckross participant Sarah McAuley waits within the wings defensively.
Eire girls’s squad for EuroHockey Championships – 5-13 June, Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen, Netherlands (membership/caps)
Ayeisha McFerran (SV Kampong, 100) – goalkeeper
Lizzie Murphy (Loreto, 13) – goalkeeper
Michelle Carey (UCD, 0)
Naomi Carroll (Catholic Institute, 111)
Lizzie Colvin (Belfast Harlequins, 196)
Nicci Daly (Loreto, 189)
Nikki Evans (Outdated Alex, 198)
Megan Frazer (Belfast Harlequins, 136)
Sarah Hawkshaw (Railway Union, 33)
Hannah Matthews (Loreto, 147)
Shirley McCay (Pegasus, 306)
Hannah McLoughlin (UCD, 14)
Katie Mullan (Ballymoney, 193) – captain
Anna O’Flanagan (Muckross, 207) – vice captain
Lena Tice (Outdated Alex, 109)
Sarah Torrans (Loreto, 26)
Roisin Upton (Catholic Institute, 76)
Chloe Watkins (Monkstown, 226)
Deirdre Duke (Outdated Alex, 141), Sarah McAuley (Muckross, 0)
EuroHockey Championships 2021
Group A: Netherlands (world rating 1st), Spain (seventh), Eire (eighth), Scotland (twenty second)
Group B: Germany (4th), England (fifth), Belgium (twelfth), Italy (seventeenth)
Irish fixture schedule (all occasions Irish)
5 June: Eire v Netherlands, 2.30pm
7 June: Eire v Scotland, 11.30am
9 June: Eire v Spain, 11.30am
11 June: Semi-finals/relegation pool
12/13 June: Medal matches/relegation pool