Graham Shaw has been appointed as the Irish U-18 boy’s coach as he aims to impart some of the top level knowledge garnered in over 150 international caps.
Since retiring from the national side, he has taken up a full time coaching position at Rathdown school while also is the co-coach with both Glenanne and Loreto’s first teams.
With the latter, he won the 2010 Irish Senior Cup on the same day he claimed the cup with Glenanne while he worked with the Ireland U-21s at the Celtic cup in 2010 and was head coach for the senior men when they played Egypt last summer.
He is joined by Mark Murray as the U-18 manager. Murray is an active member of Lisnagarvey Hockey Club and brings experience from working with his club’s junior section as well as playing and coaching national league hockey in the UK.
He is captain and a committee member of the Irish Masters team where he has developed an understanding of the logistical requirements of international hockey.
Speaking about Graham Shaw’s appointment, High Performance Director said: “He is an excellent appointment for this key group of players.
“He will bring a natural enthusiasm and passion to the role that the players will feed off and playing experience that will help these young developing players develop a full understanding of what it takes to play at this level of the game.”