Irish internationals on the move

As a hectic pre-season comes to a close, the high profile transfers keep coming with four women’s internationals departing these shores to play hockey elsewhere.

Megan Frazer’s scholarship to the University of Maryland was confirmed in the Spring but has been joined in wild geese camp by Shirley McCay (left), Alex Speers and Emma Clarke.
McCay and Speers have become part of the growing Ulster contingent at Dragons in Belgium – three Irish male internationals are already in residence – with Speers on target in a recent fixture against Leuven.
Emma Clarke, meanwhile, has joined English Premier side Leicester as her work takes her over to England.
In Leinster circles, Railway Union have picked up a trio of eye-catching signings in Holly Jenkinson (UCD), Zara Delany (Loreto) and Nikki Evans (Hermes) – all three being involved in Irish or Leinster panels in the past season.

Loreto have a ready-made replacement, though, with Ireland A panelist Nicci Daly moving from Glenanne.
Meanwhile, on the men’s side, Pembroke Wanderers completed the transfer of nine-times Irish capped Adam Pritchard (right). The Cork C of I vice-captain makes the move to Serpentine Avenue following his acceptance to a course in Trinity College.
His defensive prowess will come in handy for the Serpentine Avenue club with Colin Kelly likely to be out for three months and Stu Loughrey moving to Loughborough.
* Full season preview detailing all the transfers to hand for the men’s division one and two and women’s division one will be released on Friday

Men's Leinster Senior Div 1