* Three Rock Ladies Alison Keogh has been named as one of eight young umpire’s to be included on the European Hockey Federation’s Umpire Development Programme for 2010 to 2012. She will be mentored by England’s international whistle-blower Margaret Hunnaball who will oversee her progress along with three other umpires from Italy, Slovenia and Cyprus. Ray O’Connor, meanwhile, will mentor the other four umpires who hail from Holland, Scotland, Portugal and Slovakia.
* The Leinster school’s Development Programme are on the lookout for new coaches for their initiative which gets underway in March. For more information about the programme and how to get in contact, go to their website by clicking here.