Logue announces U-18 training panel

Irish U-18 girl’s coach Mary Logue has announced her 25-player training panel as preparations begin for the U18 EuroHockey Nations Tournament to be held in Belgium from 7th/12th July 2009.

National champions, Hermes, are well represented with Niamh Atcheler, Chloe Watkins and Gillian Pinder stepping up from the under-16s while Loreto’s Hannah Matthews – daughter of Irish rugby international Philip – is one of the team’s more experienced players.

Irish schools football international Deirdre Duke is also in the squad along with Corinthian’s Ali Meeke and Pembroke’s Orla Fox. The squad draws heavily on the Connacht u-16 side from last year that won the province’s maiden interpros as well as three players from the immense youth hockey factory in Armagh – including Amy Stewart.

Squad: Niamh Atcheler (St Andrews College/Hermes), Natalie Barr (Lurgan College/Lurgan), Naomi Carroll (St Patricks Comprenhensive/Catholic Institute), Hannah Clarke (Belfast Royal Academy/Pegasus), Katie Coydre (Colaiste Iognaid/Greenfields), Deirdre Duke (Alexandra College/Three Rock), Brenda Flannery (Colaiste Iognaid/Greenfields), Orla Fox (Mount Sackville/Pembroke Wanderers), Dora Gorman (Taylors Hill/Greenfields), Irene Gorman (Taylors Hill/Greenfields), Sammy Jo Greer (Coleraine HS/Ballymoney), Jenny Kyle (Belfast Royal Academy/Pegasus), Hannah Matthews (Loreto Beaufort/Loreto), Jessica McMickan (The Bower/Galway), Ali Meeke (The High School/Corinthian), Tara Melvin (Colaiste Iognaid/Galway), Ruth Millar (Grosvenor Grammar/Belfast Harlequins), Emile Molloy (Colaiste Iognaid/Galway), Anna Mae Morton (Royal School Armagh/Armagh), Gillian Pinder (St Andrews College/Hermes), Amy Stewart (Royal School Armagh/Armagh), Vanessa Surgeoner(Ballyclare High/Randalstown), Claire Warnock (Royal School Armagh/Armagh), Chloe Watkins (St Andrews College/Hermes), Jenna Watt (Victoria College/Belfast Harlequins)

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