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The Irish Girls’s Hockey European Squad for the European Championships within the Netherlands in June has been introduced.
It’s the first part 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.
It means head coach Sean Dancer has chosen his strongest accessible squad for the eight-team competitors at Amstelveen’s Wagener Stadium, bidding for a primary ever semi-final spot.
There, they are going to tackle world primary aspect the Netherlands on June 5th in a rematch of the 2018 World Cup ultimate; on June 7th, Eire face Scotland earlier than closing out the group levels on June 9th in opposition to Spain.
Dancer’s 18-player panel options 12 of the 2018 World Cup silver medal-winning aspect and 13 of the staff that gained qualification to the Olympic Video games in November 2019 in a dramatic shoot-out in entrance of a packed-out Donnybrook Stadium.
Heroes like 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 convey a wealth of expertise to the desk.
There have been damage points, although, which have seen Zoe Wilson and Barr twins Serena and Bethany have to take a seat out the summer season motion.
And so, over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dancer’s panel has advanced with a number of new faces rising.
Rising UCD star Michelle Carey is about to make her formal capped worldwide debut when the Inexperienced Military take the sector in opposition to the Dutch.
A product of the Railway Union youth system, she has been an ever-present at coaching camps in Spain, Belfast and England for the reason that flip of the yr, scoring numerous targets from midfield in worldwide problem matches to this point.
She is certainly one of three gamers making their first look in a world rating occasion. Loreto speedster Sarah Torrans will get her likelihood having been on the checklist of reserves for the World Cup whereas UCD’s Hannah McLoughlin has impressed in defence in latest collection in opposition to Nice Britain and Scotland.
Cratloe native Naomi Carroll will play her first capped match for the reason that summer season of 2018, having taken the lengthy street again from an ACL damage sustained whereas in girls soccer motion for Clare. Since then, she was a part of the rejuvenated Irish indoor hockey aspect in 2020 earlier than incomes her recall to the senior out of doors setup.
All going effectively, numerous established faces will hit main milestones through the match. Evans is 2 caps shy of her 200th worldwide outing; Colvin will hit that very same mark if she performs 4 matches within the competitors; Matthews, in the meantime, is three caps away from 150 appearances in inexperienced.
As a result 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 supply cowl for midfield and ahead strains whereas uncapped Muckross participant Sarah McAuley waits within the wings defensively.
For World Cup qualification, Eire will solely be completely assured of a ticket in the event that they end within the high three positions. At present, Spain and the Netherlands are already pre-qualified as hosts; ought to both or each end within the medal positions in Amstelveen, fourth or fifth place may present the golden ticket.
Talking on the announcement concerning the choice, coach Dancer mentioned: “It has been an extended, powerful 12 months, getting ready in a Covid world. It’s a credit score to the group’s energy to reach at this yr’s Euros with a really balanced staff.
“I’ll take pleasure in watching the skilled gamers controlling our play together with the joy of our younger gamers equivalent to Michelle Carey and Hannah McLoughlin.
“The European Championships is a significant match with ramifications for subsequent yr’s World Cup. We now have made our aims very clear and can push onerous as a gaggle in direction of them.”
The squad was introduced this morning in Skerries at a joint occasion run by major sponsors SoftCo and Park Developments, supporting their rise to the game’s elite ranges.
“Congratulations to the gamers which were chosen for the Irish girls’s hockey squad for the European Championship in the present day,” SoftCo co-founder Susan Spence mentioned.
“Since reaching a World Cup silver medal, this group have continued to drive ahead with Olympic qualification and the latest historic victory over Nice Britain. We’re extraordinarily proud to be their predominant sponsor as they go searching for European and Olympic glory this summer season and want them each success.”
Park Developments’ managing director Sean O’Neill added: “From a Park Developments perspective, we want Sean, Katie and all of the squad all the perfect for the 2021 European Championships.
“Our journey with this staff is constructed on assist, and we’re so happy with this group’s distinctive means to encourage so many younger sports activities individuals and followers alike.”
Eire girls’s squad for EuroHockey Championships – June 5-13, 2021, 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)
Travelling reserves: Deirdre Duke (Outdated Alex, 141), Sarah McAuley (Muckross, 0)
EuroHockey Championships 2021 (all occasions Irish)
Group A (world rank): Netherlands (1st), Spain (7th), Eire (8th), Scotland (22nd)
Group B: Germany (4th), England (5th), Belgium (12th), Italy (17th)
Irish fixture schedule
June 5th, 2021: Eire v Netherlands, 2.30pm
June 7th, 2021: Eire v Scotland, 11.30am
June 9th, 2021: Eire v Spain, 11.30am
June 11th 2021: Semi-finals/relegation pool
June 12th/13th: Medal matches/relegation pool
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