Kathryn Mullan
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The Irish Women’s Hockey squad was unveiled early this morning for the upcoming FIH World Series in Banbridge, which gets underway on June 8th.

This tournament is the first stage in the Olympic qualification process for the Irish women, with the top two teams from each FIH Series Finals securing a place in qualification events for Tokyo 2020, which will be held later this year.

It is also the first time the public will be able to see them play at home since their World Cup silver medal last summer.

Gareth Grundie, who has been interim Head Coach in recent weeks, will continue in the Head Coach position until the culmination of the series finals in Banbridge with Sean Dancer in attendance, as well as Arlene Boyles and David Passmore who complete the coaching team.

The Green Army will take on Czech Republic, Malaysia and Singapore in Pool A, with Korea, Scotland, Ukraine and France in Pool B. The squad selection is as follows:

Ireland Women’s Squad 

Shirt No. Player Date of Birth Age* Caps
1 McFERRAN Ayeisha (GK) 10 Jan 1996 23 81
2 BUCKLEY Emma (GK) 26 Oct 1998 20 11
6 UPTON Roisin 1 Apr 1994 25 49
9 MULLAN Kathryn (C) 7 Apr 1994 25 165
10 McCAY Shirley 7 Jun 1988 31 278
11 FRAZER Megan 2 Oct 1990 28 133
12 TICE Elena 16 Nov 1997 21 82
15 PINDER Gillian 5 May 1992 27 144
18 BARR Beth 11 Jun 1995 23 0
20 WATKINS Chloe 7 Mar 1992 27 203
21 COLVIN Lizzie 4 Jan 1990 29 170
22 DALY Nicola 3 Apr 1988 31 173
23 MATTHEWS Hannah 24 Mar 1991 28 121
25 HAWKSHAW Sarah 4 Nov 1995 23 0
26 O’FLANAGAN Anna 18 Feb 1990 29 180
27 WILSON Zoe 15 Feb 1997 22 83
28 DUKE Deirdre 9 Jun 1992 26 115
30 MEEKE Alison 7 Jun 1991 28 127

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