Teams – U18 GIRLS

Hockey Ireland U18 Selection February 2020

Speaking on the selection, Coach Gavin Groves, said “No selection is every easy and this one was particularly hard as every member of this group has been working incredibly hard. The English series showed us the level we need to consistently be at and we know we have a lot to do in the next few months to achieve our goals. With selection for Russia not too far away the next few months will be vital for us as we build towards the tournament.”

The squad is as follows:

Player Name Position Club School Province
Aoife Glennon Goalkeeper Pembroke Newbridge College Leinster
Holly Micklem Goalkeeper Corinthians Wesley College Leinster
Rebecca Spence Goalkeeper Banbridge Banbridge Academy Ulster
Caoimhe Byrne Defender Pembroke Newbridge College Leinster
Emma Paul Defender Pembroke Wesley College Leinster
Katie Craig Defender Ulster Elks Ballymena Academy Ulster
Lauren Cripps Defender Cork Harlequins Mount Mercy Munster
Lucy Craig Defender Ulster Elks Portadown College Ulster
Lucy Mackey Defender Banbridge Market Hill High School Ulster
Milly Lynch Defender Corinthians Newpark Comp Leinster
Ali Griffin Midfielder Pembroke Mount Anville Leinster
Charlotte Beggs Midfielder Pegasus Rainey Endowed Ulster
Eva Lavelle Midfielder Railway Union Old Alexandra Leinster
Jenna McCarlie Midfielder/Forward Ulster Elks Larne Grammar Ulster
Lauren Armstrong Midfielder/Defender Dungannon Omagh Academy Ulster
Nikki Barry Midfielder Cork Harlequins Scoil Mhuire Munster
Holly Barr Midfield Ballymoney HC Ulster
Aisling Murray Forward Loreto Loreto Beaufort Leinster
Leah O’Shea Forward Cork Harlequins Mount Mercy Munster
Megan Cochrane Forward Randalstown Ballyclare High School Ulster
Niamh McIvor Forward Pegasus Belfast Royal Academy Ulster
Nicola Torrans Forward Corinthians Loreto, The Green Leinster
Sophie Dix Forward Pembroke Leinster
Added to the programme based on performances at EHYL
Isabella Dunlop Midfielder Old Alex The Kings Hospital Leinster
Orna Bools Forward Old Alex Our Lady’s Grove Leinster

U18 Girls Training Panel v England U18 Girls

The U18 girls management team have selected a training panel who will play a series from 19th Feb – 21st Feb 2020 in Lilleshall England. 

Head Coach Gavin Groves has said “It’s always great to get match practice to see how the players are developing. The standard of the opposition will provide a great barometer of where we are as a group. The squad have been working incredibly hard on and off the pitch. We had a positive start to the year against Scotland and the training environment has been extremely competitive which made selecting this squad very difficult. We are looking forward to the challenge.”

The squad is as follows: 

  NAME   CLUB   SCHOOL  PROVINCE 
1  Ali Griffin  Pembroke Wanderers   Mount Anville  Leinster 
2  Aoife Glennon (GK)  Pembroke Wanderers   Newbridge College  Leinster 
3  Caoimhe Byrne  Pembroke Wanderers   Newbridge College  Leinster 
4  Charlotte Beggs  Pegasus HC  Rainey Endowed  Ulster 
5  Emma O’Sullivan  Ashton HC  Regina Mundi  Munster 
6  Emma Paul (Captain)  Pembroke Wanderers  Wesley College  Leinster 
7  Eva Lavelle   Railway Union HC  Alexandra College  Leinster 
8  Holly Micklem (GK)  Corinthian HC  Wesley College  Leinster 
9  Jenna McCarlie  UU Elks  Larne Grammar  Ulster 
10  Lauren Cripps  Cork Harlequins HC  Mount Mercy  Munster 
11  Lauren Moore  Avoca HC  Newpark Comprehensive  Leinster 
12  Leah O’Shea   Cork Harlequins HC  Mount Mercy  Munster 
13  Lucy Craig  UU Elks  Portadown College  Ulster 
14  Lucy Mackay  Banbridge HC  Markethill High School  Ulster 
15  Milly Lynch  Corinthian HC  Newpark Comprehensive  Leinster 
16  Niamh McIvor  Pegasus HC  Belfast Royal Academy  Ulster 
17  Nicola Torrans  Corinthian HC  Loreto, St Stephen’s Green  Leinster 
18  Nikki Barry  Cork Harlequins HC  Scoil Mhuire  Munster 

 


U18 Girls Training Panel v Scotland U18 Girls

The U18 Girls management team have selected a training panel who will play a series from 2nd – 4th January 2020 against Scotland U18 Girls. Speaking on the announcement, Head Coach Gavin Groves said, “It’s great to have these fixtures against Scotland early in the year. It will give this talented group of players an excellent opportunity to some much needed playing experience against another international team.”

The squad is as follows:

NAME  CLUB  SCHOOL PROVINCE

1

Ali Griffin Pembroke Wanderers Mount Anville Leinster

2

Allie Heatherington Old Alex HC Athlone CC Connacht

3

Aoife Glennon (GK) Avoca HC Newbridge College Leinster

4

Caoimhe Byrne Pembroke Wanderers Newbridge College Leinster

5

Charlotte Beggs Pegasus HC Rainey Endowed Ulster

6

Emma O’Sullivan Ashton HC Regina Mundi Munster

7

Emma Paul ( Captain) Pembroke Wanderers Wesley College Leinster

8

Eva Lavelle Railway Union HC Alexandra College Leinster

9

Hannah-Kate Finn C of I Cork Bandon Grammar Munster

11

Jenna McCarlie UU Elks Larne Grammar Ulster

13

Lauren Moore Avoca HC Newpark Comprehensive Leinster

14

Leah O’Shea Cork Harlequins HC Mount Mercy Munster

15

Lucy Craig UU Elks Portadown College Ulster

16

Lucy Mackay Banbridge HC Markethill High School Ulster

17

Milly Lynch Corinthian HC Newpark Comprehensive Leinster

18

Niamh Hogan (GK) UU Elks Ballyclare HS Ulster

19

Niamh McIvor Pegasus HC Belfast Royal Academy Ulster

20

Nicola Torrans Corinthian HC Loreto, St Stephen’s Green Leinster

21

Nikki Barry Cork Harlequins HC Scoil Mhuire Munster

22

Rebecca Spence  (GK) Lurgan HC Banbridge Academy Ulster

23

Zoe Watterson Avoca HC Newpark Comprehensive Leinster
TO BE ASSESSED AFTER INJURY

1

Aisling Murray * Loreto HC Loreto Beaufort Leinster

2

Katie Craig * UU Elks Ballymena Academy Ulster

3

Rebecca Foley * Catholic Institute Laurel Hill Secondary Munster

4

Lauren Armstrong * Dungannon HC Omagh Academy Ulster
 UNAVAILABLE FOR SERIES
Holly Micklem (GK) Corinthians  Wesley College Leinster
Lauren Cripps Cork Harlequins Mount Mercy Munster

U18 GIRLS TRIALS ANNOUNCEMENT

Head coach Gavin Groves announced his U18 Training squad today after last weekend’s Interpro’s, saying This is an exciting year for our group as we prepare for the Division A European championships in Kazan, Russia in July. After watching the Interpro tournament in Cork it is clear to see that is loads of talent in the country, it was a fantastic tournament and we witnessed some great hockey played over the weekend. We have selected a squad of 29 players from this weekend and we are really looking forward to getting started in October. We are really looking forward to getting to work with this very talented group of players”

The squad is as follows:

NAME  CLUB  SCHOOL PROVINCE

1

Ali Griffin Pembroke Wanderers Mount Anville Leinster

2

Allie Heatherington Old Alex HC Athlone CC Connacht

3

Aoife Glennon (GK) Avoca HC Newbridge College Leinster

4

Caoimhe Byrne Pembroke Wanderers Newbridge College Leinster

5

Charlotte Beggs Pegasus HC Rainey Endowed Ulster

6

Ella Armstrong Pegasus HC Methodist College Ulster

7

Emma O’Sullivan Ashton HC Regina Mundi Munster

8

Emma Paul Pembroke Wanderers Wesley College Leinster

9

Eva Lavelle Railway Union HC Alexandra College Leinster

10

Hannah-Kate Finn Bandon HC Bandon Grammar Munster

11

Holly Barr Ballymoney HC Dalriada Ulster

12

Holly Micklem (GK) Corinthian HC Wesley College Leinster

13

Jenna McCarlie UU Elks Larne Grammar Ulster

14

Lauren Armstrong Dungannon HC Omagh Academy Ulster

15

Lauren Cripps Cork Harlequins HC Mount Mercy Munster

16

Lauren Moore Avoca HC Newpark Comprehensive Leinster

17

Leah O’Shea Cork Harlequins HC Mount Mercy Munster

18

Lucy Craig UU Elks Portadown College Ulster

19

Lucy Crowe Railway Union HC Mucross Park College Leinster

20

Lucy Mackay Banbridge HC Markethill High School Ulster

21

Niamh Hogan (GK) UU Elks Ballyclare HS Ulster

22

Niamh McIvor Pegasus HC Belfast Royal Academy Ulster

23

Nicola Torrans Corinthian HC Loreto, St Stephen’s Green Leinster

24

Nikki Barry Cork Harlequins HC Scoil Mhuire Munster

25

Rebecca Spence  (GK) Lurgan HC Banbridge Academy Ulster

26

Sophie Clein Catholic Institute HC Crescent College Munster

27

Sophie Dix Pembroke Wanderers Loreto, St Stephen’s Green Leinster

28

Zahra Lowry Lisnagarvey HC Victoria College Ulster

29

Zoe Watterson Avoca HC Newpark Comprehensive Leinster
TO BE ASSESSED AFTER INJURY
Aisling Murray * Loreto HC Loreto Beaufort Leinster
Katie Craig * UU Elks Ballymena Academy Ulster
Milly Lynch* Corinthian HC Newpark Comprehensive Leinster
Rebecca Foley * Catholic Institute Laurel Hill Secondary Munster

A Girls U17 Development Squads will travel to Mannheimer HC from Friday 7th June – Monday 10th June to an Invitational 4 Nations tournament. They will play matches against Germany U16, Holland U16 and Australia U16.

A live stream of the games will be available organised by Mannheimer Hockey Club https://www.youtube.com/mannheimerhockeyclub

School Club Province
Louise Pert Loreto Bray Pembroke Wanderers Leinster
Rebecca Spence Banbridge Academy Lurgan LHC Ulster
Lauren Armstrong Omagh Academy Omagh HC Ulster
Orna Bools Jesus & Mary College Three Rock Rovers Leinster
Robin McLoughlin Loreto Beaufort Loreto HC Leinster
Lucy Crowe Muckross College Railway Union Leinster
India Cotter Mount Anville Muckross HC Leinster
Zara Bowles Midleton College Cork Harlequins Munster
Isabelle Dunlop Kings Hospital Old Alex HC Leinster
Zahra Lowry Victoria College Knock & Victorians HC Ulster
Isabelle Maleady Muckross College Corinthians HC Leinster
Jenna McCarlie Larne Grammar Ulster Elks Ulster
Martha McCready St Andrews College Railway Union Leinster
Sophie Clein Cresent College Catholic Institute Munster
Annabel Sweetnam Kings Hospital Loreto HC Leinster
Isobel Bowen The High School Three Rock Rovers Leinster
Sophie Dix Loreto, The Green Pembroke Wanderers Leinster
Katie Stewart Ballyclare High School Mossley HC Ulster

The following squads have been announced for the girls U18 Belgium and Scotland Series matches coming up in June and July. Both series will take place in the lead up to the 6 Nations in Orange rood Eindhoven which take place from the 14-20 July.

The U18 girls will take on Belgium in Parc HC, Brussels from 21-23 June. The girls will play two matches on the Friday and Saturday. The series matches against Scotland will be played in Glenalmond College in Perth, Scotland from 5-7 July. The girls will play 3 matches at this series.

The U18 squad for the Belgium and Scotland Series are as follows:

BELGIUM SERIES SCOTLAND SERIES

1

Aisling Murray

1

Aisling Murray

2

Anna Horan

2

Caoimhe Byrne

3

Aoife Glennon (GK)

3

Charlotte Beggs

4

Caoimhe Byrne

4

Ellie McLoughlin (GK)

5

Charlotte Beggs

5

Emma Paul

6

Emma Paul

6

Eva Lavelle

7

Eva Lavelle

7

Iseult Cambay (GK)

8

Hannah Kelly

8

Katie Jane Marshall

9

Holly Micklem (GK)

9

Laura Noble

10

Katie Jane Marshall

10

Leah Clery

11

Laura Noble

11

Lisa Mulcahy

12

Lisa Mulcahy

12

Niamh McIvor

13

Niamh McIvor

13

Nicola Torrans

14

Nicola Torrans

14

Nikki Barry

15

Nikki Barry

15

Olivia Berry (Captain)

16

Olivia Berry (Captain)

16

Olivia Mullan

17

Olivia Mullan

17

Rachel Kelly

18

Rachel Kelly

18

Sarah McAuley

19

Sarah McAuley

19

Sarah Murphy

20

Sophia Cole

20

Sophia Cole

While the U18 squad heading to the 6 Nations in Eindhoven is as follows:

1

Aisling Murray

2

Caoimhe Byrne

3

Charlotte Beggs

4

Ellie McLoughlin (GK)

5

Emma Paul

6

Eva Lavelle

7

Iseult Cambay (GK)

8

Katie Jane Marshall

9

Laura Noble

10

Lisa Mulcahy

11

Niamh McIvor

12

Nicola Torrans

13

Nikki Barry

14

Olivia Berry (Captain)

15

Olivia Mullan

16

Rachel Kelly

17

Sarah McAuley

18

Sophia Cole

19

Ellen Reid **

Speaking on the squad announcement, Coach Gavin Groves said, “This has been an incredibly productive program so far and we are delighted with the progress the players have made over the season, making six nations selection an incredibly difficult one. We are pleased that we are able to give every member of our squad international playing exposure and we hope to use future series in Belgium and Scotland to build for the six nations tournament in Eindhoven.”

 

** Please Note:

Should Ellen Reid not be selected for U21 squad , she will return to U18 squad.


A large JAG contingent is set to travel to Lilleshall, England to take on the English JAG teams in the coming weeks. The boys U16’s and U18’s will play 3 matches each against their English counterparts, as will the girls U16’s, while the girls U18’s will play 2 matches.  All matches will take place at Lilleshall National Sports Centre which offers multiple hockey pitches, allowing several matches to take place at once.

Match Details

Girls U18

Ireland 1vs2 England Thursday 21st February – 5:45pm

Ireland 2vs1 England Friday 22nd February – 3:15pm

U18 Girls:

Charlotte Beggs Rainey HC Rainey Endowed Ulster
Olivia Berry Banbridge HC Royal School Armagh Ulster
Caoimhe Byrne Pembroke HC Newbridge College Leinster
Katie Craig Ulster Elks Ballymena Academy Ulster
Hannah Kelly Old Alex HC Loreto Kilkenny South East
Rachel Kelly Old Alex HC Loreto Kilkenny South East
Rebecca Kingston Cork C of I Bandon Grammar Munster
Eva Lavelle Railway Union HC Alexandra College Leinster
Katie Jane Marshall Pembroke HC St Andrews College Leinster
Sarah McAuley Muckross HC Muckross College Leinster
Laurna McHugh (GK) Cork C of I Midleton College Munster
Niamh McIvor Mossley HC Belfast Royal Academy Ulster
Ellie McLoughlin (GK) Muckross HC Kilkenny College Leinster
Lisa Mulcahy Muckross HC Mount Anville Leinster
Olivia Mullan Ballymoney HC Dalriada Ulster
Aisling Murray Loreto HC Loreto Beaufort Leinster
Laura Noble Pembroke HC Holy Child Killiney Leinster
Emma Paul Pembroke HC Wesley College Leinster
Ellen Reid Banbridge HC Banbridge Academy Ulster
Nicola Torrans Corinthians HC Loreto, The Green Leinster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

U18 girls head coach Gareth Grundie has announced his squad for the U18 European Championships in Santander this July. The side face tough opposition in Pool B with matches against Germany, England and Belarus.

Speaking about the squad, Grundie said “Congratulations to those selected to represent Ireland U18 Ladies at the A Division European Championships in Santander. The effort and commitment to the programme shown by everyone has made selection a difficult process.

With exams out of the way, we now look forward to continuing our preparations in a 3-match series against Scotland from 5th – 9th July in UUJ. Many thanks to all the players, parents, staff & sponsors for the hard work and support over the past 7 months.”

Squad:

1: GK

2: GK [2 from 3 (Ellie McLoughlin, Iseult Cambay, Gemma Ferguson)]

3: Caitlin Sherrin

4: Caoimhe Perdue

5: Lisa Mulcahy

6: Alex Burns

7: Kate Jane Marshall

8: Christina Hamill

9: Olivia Berry

10: Charlotte Cope

11: Caroline Mathews

12: Amy Elliott

13: Sofia Cole

14: Nadia Bennallal

15: Siofra O’Brien

16: Yasmin Pratt

17: Natasha Twomey

18: Hannah Kelly

Non Travelling Reserves:

Laura Noble

Rachel Houston

Kate Gourley

Fixtures against Scotland in UUJ:

Ireland vs Scotland 5/7/18 7pm

Ireland vs Scotland 7/7/18 2pm

Ireland vs Scotland 8/7/18 11am

 

European Championship Fixtures, Santander:

Ireland 1vs2 Germany 15/7/18 9:45am

Ireland 2vs1 Belarus 16/7/18 1:15pm

Ireland 0vs4 England 18/7/18 2:45pm

Ireland 1vs4 Spain 20/7/18

Ireland 5vs 3 France 21/7/18

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Irish U18 Girls Trials

Newly appointed U18 Coach Gareth Grundie said “I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Interpros at Stormont and am looking forward to working with this group as we build towards this summers U18 European Championships in Santander.”

Trials Sunday 26th November & 3rd (Venue to be confirmed)

First Surname Club School
1 Ciara Orr Kilkenny College
2 Hilary Balding Kilkenny College
3 Yasmin Pratt Muckross Kilkenny College
4 Sophie Thomas Kilkenny College
5 Rachel Kelly Old Alex Loreto Kilkenny
6 Charlotte Cope Naas HC Kilkenny College
7 Hannah Kelly Old Alex Loreto Kilkenny
8 Sarah Dunleavy Greenfields Salerno
9 Jean Brennan Greenfields Salerno
10 Caoimhe Perdue Cork Harlequins Cashel Community School
11 Rebecca Kingston Church of ireland Bandon Grammar
12 Amy Buttimer Bandon Bandon Grammar
13 Saoirse Griffin Cork Harlequins Mount Mercy
14 Muireann Scanlon Catholic Institute Villiers
15 Iseult Cambay Pembroke Wanderers St Andrews College
16 Ellie McLoughlin Naas HC Kilkenny College
17 Caitlin Sherin Loreto Loreto Foxrock
18 Sophia Cole Railway Union St Columbas College
19 Caroline Mathews Muckross Holy Child Killiney
20 Siofra O’Brien Loreto Loreto Foxrock
21 Lisa Mulcahy Muckross Mount Anville
22 Kate Jane Marshall Pembroke Wanderers St Andrews College
23 Christina Hamill Loreto Loreto Foxrock
24 Amy Elliott Railway Union St Andrews College
25 Natasha Twomey Muckross Mount Anville
26 Gemma Ferguson Mossley Ballyclare
27 Olivia Berry Banbridge Royal School Armagh
28 Alex Burns Rainey Rainey Endowed
29 Kate Gourley Lurgan Lurgan College
30 Rachel Houston Lisnagarvey Wallace
31 Anouk Norwood Lisnagarvey Wallace
32 Nadia Benallal Banbridge Banbridge Academy
33 Rebecca McCullough Mossley Ballyclare
34 Molly Dougan Mossley Ballyclare
35 Olivia Mullan Ballymoney Dalriada

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