News in brief: Leinster seek top coaches

** The Senior Interprovincials will be taking place in November (venue tbc) and the LHA are now looking to recruit coaches, assistant coaches and manager for the Ladies and Men’s Senior Interprovincial teams.

If interested, please forward your name, contact details and a brief description of your experience to date, including coaching qualifications to leinsterhockey@gmail.com.

** The Pink Ladies are hosting an international hockey tournament for gay players from Friday, June 29 to Sunday, July 1 in Serpentine Avenue. Currently, over 60 players have registered to play in the event from the UK, Holland, Germany and even Austrailia.

There is still room for more players to join teams. If you would like to take part in the event, you can find out more and register and the following website. http://dublinpinkhockeyfest.com/

** UCD ladies hockey club are trying to compile alumni records as far back as they can. They are asking for anyone who played for UCD LHC to please send their name, mobile number, team and year of leaving the club to ucdhockeyalumni@gmail.com

** Old Alex have four members of the Irish U-16 panel who will travel to Vienna fro the European Championships from July 5 to 8 with Amber Gleeson, Emma Duncan, Anna Roopnarinesingh and Rachel Gray all included. Hermes pair Sarah Patton and Jenna Volpert and Corinthian Sara Quill make up the Leinster contingent.

IRELAND U16 Girls squad for EuroHockey Youth Championships, Vienna, Austria (July 5-8): A Cronin (Loreto Wexford), E Duncan (Kilkenny College/Old Alex), E Nyland (Ursline Convent Thurles/Catholic Institute), C Moloney (Crescent Comprehensive/Catholic Institue), E Ryan (Laurel Hill Colaiste/Catholic Institute), A Gleeson (Alexandra College/Old Alex), J Volpert (Isle of Man/Hermes), R Gray (Alexandra College/Old Alex), A Roopnarinesingh (Alexandra College/Old Alex), S Quill (Wesley College/Corinthians), E Tice (St Gerards), S Patton (Loreto Dalkey/Hermes), A Mc Ferran (GK, Larne Grammar/Randalstown), K Edgar (Tandragee JH/Lurgan), E Kernaghan (Ballymena Academy/Ballymena), R Maguire (Larne Grammar/Ballymena), Z Wilson (Ballyclare High/Randalstown), N Costley (GK, Lurgan College/Lurgan).

** Nikki Symmons spoke to Galvanised Hockey in the wake of Ireland’s sixth placed finish at the Investec London Cup. You can see the video of that interview below

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