News in brief: Volunteers sought for Intepros

** The organising committee of the boy’s Interprovincial championships are looking for volunteers to help out during the tournament. If you are interested, please contact Claire Kelly on 083 4208772 or

** Muckross Hockey Club are looking for female goalies of all standards – experienced and new. The Donnybrook-based club have five teams who play between divisions 3 and 13. For more information please contact club secretary, Etain, at

** Derry’s Megan Frazer and former Pembroke player Sinead Loughran are still in contention to claim the NCAA championship in the US as they helped their respective universities to the semi-finals last weekend. Frazer’s University of Maryland got the better of Liz McInernery’s Syracuse at the quarter-final stage with a 2-1 extra-time win. Syracuse had previously ended the run of the Richmond Spiders for whom Limerick’s Rebecca Barry lined out in the last 16. Loughran was part of the University of North Carolina Tarheels who beat Ohio State and University of Michigan last weekend to claim their final four place.

** Andy McConnell (pictured) scored a late goal to earn a 3-3 draw for Hurley against Oranje Zwart in the Dutch Hoofdklasse. Speaking to about the result, an overjoyed McConnell said it was not the side’s best performance but they managed to salvage the result: “This is definitely a point to celebrate. After going 3-1 behind to OZ, we picked it up again and threw everything into the battle. You should never give up. This is hockey, it’s not the first time a match has changed in the last minute.”

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