Ireland Senior Women Squad for The Europeans Announced

Ireland’s Senior Women Head Coach Sean Dancer has announced his squad for the upcoming Europeans which will be held at HockeyPark in Monchengladbach, Germany from 18th-27th of August.

Sean Dancer said on his squad selection:

‘As a group we have made fantastic improvements over the last 12 months on and off the field, and we have high ambitions, knowing the tough challenge of a very competitive European Championship.’

‘This year’s Europeans also doubles as the first step of the Olympic qualification process, adding extra pressure on all those involved. We will need to stay focused on ourselves and playing our attacking style of play.’

On the Goalkeepers Sean said:

‘We are excited to have Ayeisha back with us, after extended time away for her heavy club season. Lizzy Murphy has taken this as an opportunity to play and develop her game further and we are now in a position of having two strong international keepers, leading into this tournament.’

On Caitlin Sherin getting her first International Senior cap:

‘Caitlin has earnt her opportunity to compete at her first major tournament, this will be an exciting time for her and her family.’

The Senior Women will play in a series against Italy and Chile at the end of July and Sean commented:

‘We are looking forward to the opportunity to play Italy and Chile at the end of July, as part of our final preparations. To have good quality games, in Dublin at Abbotstown, is very important. We are extremely grateful to our sponsors and especially Sport Ireland, for making this happen.’


Italy / Chile Series + European Selection July 2023


20 Player Selection Squad
Selection PLAYER Shirt # Region Position Age CAPS
1 MURPHY, Elizabeth #2 Leinster Goal Keeper 25 20
2 McFERRAN, Ayeisha #1 Ulster Goal Keeper 27 120
3 UPTON, Róisín (VC) #6 Munster Defender 29 103
4 TICE, Elena #12 Leinster Defender 25 136
5 SHERIN, Caitlin #18 Leinster Defender 22
6 McAULEY, Sarah #3 Leinster Defender 21 23
7 CURRAN, Ellen #14 Leinster Defender 25 41
8 PERDUE, Caoimhe #15 Munster Defender 23 13
9 McLOUGHLIN, Hannah #10 Leinster Defender 23 40
10 MULLAN, Kathryn (C) #9 Ulster Midfielder 29 220
11 McKEE, Katie #21 Ulster Midfielder 23 8
12 HAWKSHAW, Sarah #8 Leinster Midfielder 27 60
13 CAREY, Michelle #5 Leinster Midfielder 24 24
14 BEGGS, Charlotte #16 Ulster Midfielder 20 13
15 TORRANS, Sarah #11 Leinster Striker 24 47
16 CAREY, Niamh #7 Leinster Striker 24 12
17 CARROLL, Naomi #13 Munster Striker 30 135
18 DUKE, Deirdre #28 Leinster Midfielder 31 162
19 HAMILL, Christina #17 Leinster Midfielder 23 14
20 O’BRIEN, Siofra #25 Leinster Striker 23 6