It’s a huge tournament for Ireland as this is their first World Cup appearance since 2002. For this tournament, the squad has made all manner of sacrifices to be in the best shape they can be.
“There were some difficult calls when selecting this World Cup squad, and that is a testament to the quality and depth we have in the larger panel. 2002 was the last time an Irish hockey team was present at a World Cup so we are very proud to be representing Ireland at the showcase event of our sport.’ said Graham Shaw
Ireland’s squad for the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup London 2018:
- Ayeisha McFerran GK
- Grace O’Flanagan GK
- Yvonne O’Byrne Defender
- Hannah Matthews Defender
- Elena Tice Defender
- Zoe Wilson Defender
- Roisin Upton Defender
- Shirley McCay Defender
- Katie Mullan Midfield/Forward (Captain)
- Nicci Daly Midfield/Forward
- Gillian Pinder Midfield/Defender
- Megan Frazer Midfield/Defender
- Chloe Watkins Midfield
- Lizzie Colvin Midfield
- Deirdre Duke Forward
- Nicola Evans Forward (Vice Captain)
- Ali Meeke Midfield/Forward
- Anna O’Flanagan Forward/Midfield (Vice Captain)
Who to watch
Katie Mullan, captaining the side, is adept at picking up the ball and bulldozing her way into dangerous areas and if penalty corners come then the Green Army are blessed with two talented drag flickers in the forms of Roisin Upton and Megan Frazer.
Pool B –
Saturday: Ireland v US, 6pm
Thursday, July 26: Ireland v India, 2pm
Sunday, July 29: Ireland v England, 7pm
July 30-31: Crossover playoffs
August 1-2: Quarter-finals
August 4: Semi-finals
August 5: Final, third-place playoff
*All times listed are in BST
If you can’t make it to the event, you will be pleased to know you can watch it from the comfort of your home. To watch Women’s Hockey World Cup online for free, here is what you need to do.
How to watch Ireland’s women’s hockey world cup from abroad
If you’re outside of the UK and want to watch BT sports, you’ll need a VPN to access content specific to the UK.
How to watch Ireland’s matches at the women’s hockey world cup
All of Ireland’s games will be available on Bt Sports throughout the tournament.
Live Stream The World Cup On Kodi For Free
You can also stream the Match on Kodi now.