Thursday, May 27, 2010

McInroy steps down; UCD look for new boss

UCD men are on the lookout for a new coach following John McInroy’s decision to pursue a new business venture in his native South Africa, leaving with the club’s blessing.

Speaking in the wake of his one year tenure, the player-coach said of the student club: “I believe UCD can become the most powerful team and producer of international hockey players in the country.

“It is a very exciting time to be taking over the team - the team is ready to push on and keep enjoying their hockey and improving."

As a result, the club are now welcoming expressions of interest for the position of the first eleven coach for the upcoming 2010/11 season.

The club’s committee is welcoming applications from individuals who can give the required commitment to a division one team, who demonstrate ambition, good organisational and interpersonal skills and desirably have previous experience coaching at this level but all applicants will be assessed on their individual merits.

A club statement adds that “UCD are an ambitious club whose league performance has improved every year over the past four seasons and, under John McInroy, achieved their highest ever Leinster league position this season, finishing in eighth place, and will be looking to improve on that performance aspiring to reach the IHL in the next two seasons.”

Interested applicants can send a short résumé, detailing coaching qualifications, previous experience and any other information they feel is relevant to their application to Stephen Tennant Humphreys at; for more information call Stephen on 086 154 7330.

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