Two new appointments for Hockey Ireland

Hockey Ireland is delighted to have recently appointed 2 new Development Staff in Munster and Connacht.


David Granero Fuertes brings a wealth of experience from club development from his role in Valencia Hockey Club as club coordinator. In this role David implemented a successful development programme in local schools while also enhancing the quality of existing players via a players development programme. David brought these skills to Connacht when he moved to Galway and has coached in Galway Hockey Club as well as Salerno School. David will work 3-days a week in the region.


Brendan Woods started with Hockey Ireland in recent weeks as Regional Development Officer for Munster on a 3-day a week contract. Brendan has a strong passion for hockey having been a player, coach and captain. Brendan is also from a fitness background, having set up a successful Personal Training Business and is also involved in mainstream tennis coaching, as well as working with disability groups.


David and Brendan will be responsible for ensuring continued growth of hockey in their respective regions, via club, school, volunteer, coach and umpire development. Development Officers can offer help with many issues and can help you implement programmes in your club/ area such as:


David and Brendan are contactable at the email addresses below: