1st Cap: 2018 vs Scotland
Date of Birth: 2 December 1999
Current club: UCD
Former Clubs: Avoca, Loreto
Education: Loreto Foxrock
2017/18 – EY Champions Trophy winners (Loreto)
2019/20 – Irish Senior Cup (UCD)
One of a quartet of young guns making their debut in an international ranking event at the EuroHockey Championships in June, Hannah McLoughlin playing a key role in the defence for Ireland this summer. She impressed in Amstelveen and will reprise the role inTokyo.
While she made her international debut in 2018 when just 18, she was probably a little bit on the outskirts of the panel at this stage last year.
But the delayed Olympic Games has allowed her to become a far more central role in the panel, particularly off the back of her player of the match performance in last September’s Irish Senior Cup final.
Her earliest hockey club was Avoca in Blackrock who helped her develop to get onto the Irish Under-16s before she moved to Loreto with whom she would win the EY Champions Trophy, starring in the final against Cork Harlequins.
In addition to bringing a strong ball-playing ability to the back lines, McLoughlin can also play an important role in penalty corners while her array of aerial and long-range passes makes her a key out-letting option.