Graham Shaw takes on Glen’s player-coach reins

Glenanne Sports Club have announced that Graham Shaw has been installed as the men’s player-coach for the forthcoming 2010/2011 season.

Shaw, who retired from international hockey last winter with 151 caps to his name, will take over from Arul Anthoni as he prepares to lead Glens into their second EHL campaign.

In a statement released by the club, Glenanne said as part of the announcement “Although only 32, Shaw brings extensive top level coaching to the set-up, having won the Irish Senior Cup with Loreto last May and also taken over the Irish Under-21 side recently.

“Sharpie – as he is known in hockey circles – has played for Glenanne since the Under-8 age grade and has won several honours throughout his playing career with them. He hopes to add to that honours list in his latest role.”

Speaking after his appointment, Shaw said : “I am delighted to be coaching Glenanne. I feel we have a great mix of youth and experience in this squad and I am looking forward to working with them.

“I will continue to play for Glennane and am very much looking forward to the challenge.”

Men's Leinster Senior Div 1