Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Suttonians coach position: news in brief

* Suttonians currently have coaching positions available for the upcoming 2010/11 season. The ladies section is looking for a head coach and an assistant coach who will be responsible for the ladies 1st and 2nd teams and ladies 3rd and 4th teams respectively.

The club are also looking for a goalkeeping coach who will be responsible for coaching both the men’s and ladies goalkeepers. This role may also include coaching of our Junior Goalkeepers.
An attractive package and support is available for the right candidates. All enquires to Ciara Walsh at

* The Ireland Masters women’s squad are still on the look-out for new talent as they build their squad ahead of the Home Nations ‘Plus’ event which takes place in Lisnagarvey in August this year. The competition promises to be one of the biggest international hockey competitions in Ireland and the UK for a number of years.

As well as the normal participants, England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales it is anticipated that there will be a numbers of other international teams travelling to participate. After their trip to Hong Kong, Ireland were able to invite other countries including Australia, Austria, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Singapore.

Alison Pigot is coordinating the Ireland Ladies squad and is keen to accompany the Men to the Home Nations tournament in Swansea 20 - 21 June but so far has only got a limited number of volunteers.

If you are keen to try your hand and find out more, go to the team’s website - - for more details.

* Monkstown added yet another trophy to their bulging cabinet as their U-21 side won the last of the Leinster finals on offer this season, beating Three Rock 7-0 in the decider of the Avoca Cup.

Goals from Andrew Ward (2), Frank Ryan, Theo Kirwan, Richard Sykes, Sam O’Leary and David Waktins took the laurels for the Rathdown based side.

* Links to video interviews conducted by The Hook at last weekend’s Irish Hockey League finals weekend have now been added. To see the men’s final interviews, scroll to the bottom of this post here and for the women’s, scroll to the bottom of this post here for some of the key player’s thoughts.

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