News in brief

*Amy Stewart was honoured as one of Ireland’s most promising sporting prospects at the Irish Examiner National Junior Sports Stars Awards 2007 at a ceremony in Dublin.

* Great Britain qualify for the Olympics ahead of India. India miss out for the first time in 70 years in their national game and the people are not happy…
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* Loreto, Beaufort will represent Leinster up at Grange Road over the next two days in the girl’s All-Ireland Schools. They are in a group with Laurel Hill and Loreto, Wexford. The tournament will be broadcast on Setanta everyday until March 25.

*Munster claimed the men’s junior interpros for the third time in four years. They finished ahead of Leinster by a point. Ulster won the women’s competition with Leinster in third.

*The FIH has appointed Christophe Troendle as its Director General. The 42-years old Swiss is the successor of the current FIH Executive Director Hans Bertels, who after 13 years officially retires at the end of March. Troendle will start his work at the FIH on 1 May 2008

*Ireland’s nomination for the Eurohockey Quality Club Award has been announced. Grosvenor HC has won the coveted nomination in a very tight contest and has been submitted to the EHF for consideration.

*All Youth Leaders that wish to continue to develop their coaching skills have been invited to the ‘Introduction to Tactics’ course taking place at 9.30am in UCD on March 30th. Whilst all other members of the hockey community will be paying €20, all Youth Leaders have been invited free of charge. For any Youth Leader who is interested in attending, get in contact with the IHA to book your place!

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