Coach: Paul Cooke
Captain: Kevin O’Brien
Having Paul Cooke on board – veteran of 92 caps for Ireland – as part of the coaching set-up is a huge bonus too. The former Instonian was in charge when YM reached the ISC final and is involved with a number of Ulster youth sides.
Dave ‘Shahbaz’ Jenkins is a good addition as well. Speaking about the season, Paul O’Brien suggests this year will be about consolidation and bringing through some of their talented youngsters into division one like Eoin McArthur and Peter English.
To that end, Cooke’s experience with the youth teams shows his value to a club that has attempted to tap into non-hockey playing schools to pick up new club members.