Logue to coach Hermes: Leinster coaching news

* Hermes have appointed Mary Logue as their head coach for the upcoming season, making the switch after a couple of seasons with UCD in which she helped the club win the Irish Senior Cup and return to the Irish Hockey League.

She also coached Ireland’s U-18 selection in the European A division last year and returns to a club where she enjoyed great times as a player.

Logue takes over for Dutchman Eric Fintelman who took charge of the club mid-season but now returns to Apeldoorn in his native country.

Speaking about the appointment, a Hermes club spokesman said “We are delighted to welcome Mary back to the club as coach of the first squad. It will be an exciting time for us all. Mary’s CV is so impressive both as a player with Ireland and Hermes and as coach with the Irish U-18s and UCD. The girls can’t wait for the season to start.”

* Naas Hockey Club are seeking a Ladies 1XI coach – or player-coach – for the 2010/11 season. The role includes, but is not limited, to the following:

Coaching and developing the ladies first eleven in conjunction with the club’s development plan; liasing with the selection committee regarding squad selection; organising and attending two training sessions a week; attending all 1XI matches during the season and viewing potential second eleven players; liasing with the other senior section and junior section coaches.

The candidate is required to have completed or be completing the Code of Ethics course; a Level 1 coaching course or suitable playing experience and a sense of humour is essential! For more information, contact Louise Sharpe on 0879877532.

* St Brendan’s Phoenix Park are looking for two coaches for the upcoming season: one for their men’s first team who currently play in Division 4 and their ladies first team in Division 7.

The club have enjoyed a successful run in the past year with the men winning the Irish Hockey Challenge and aim to build on that success while the ladies have been promoted each of the past five years.

For more information, contact Alison Kelly on 087 7830022 or dublinhockey@gmail.com.

Women's Leinster Senior Div 1