Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Muller announces squad for NZ

Gene Muller announced his selected eighteen for the Irish tour to New Zealand. The women travel to Wellington, New Zealand, on February 22 returning home on March 2, competing in four matches, two against China and two against New Zealand.

Muller said of the selection “This tour is probably the most important element of our preparation for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament because of the nature of the opponents we are playing. New Zealand and China are both top ten teams and have both already qualified for the Beijing Olympics, we have two Asian teams to play in the Qualifiers so it is very important to get play against these skilful and fast paced teams.”

Gene Muller’s selection sees the re-inclusion of Niamh Small after South Africa and Hollie Moffett retains her position. Bridget McKeever also makes her way back into the squad after missing out on the recent trip to Spain due to work commitments.

Squad: Mary Goode, Louisa Healy (GK), Roisin Flinn, Eimear Cregan, Emma Clarke, Emma Stewart, Bridget McKeever, Shirley McCay, Jenny McDonagh,Cathy McKean, Julia O’Halloran, Ciara O’Brien, Nikki Symmons, Lisa Jacob, Niamh Small, Clare Parkhill, Hollie Moffett, Louisa Moore

Match Schedule: Feb 26 (18.30) Ireland V China, Feb 27 (18.30) Ireland V New Zealand, Feb 29 (18.30) Ireland V China, March 1 (14.30) Ireland V New Zealand


Anonymous said...

I dont understand how Chloe Watkins isnt in this squad shes playing icredibly well and is rated by most ahead of alot of these women

Anonymous said...

Very interested to see how Ireland do against the China team, we played them three weeks ago, never played a fitter team, only beat them 4-3, hopefully Ireland will do well.

Anonymous said...

Is chloe watkins not 13?Plenty of time

Anonymous said...

Yes, maybe we should give her time to focus on her junior cert.