Pegasus – Women’s EY Hockey League

Last Season: 3rd EY Hockey League; Irish Senior Cup Final; EY Champions Trophy semi final
Coaches: Greg Thompson, Andy Smyth, Arlene Boyles and Sharon Moffett; Manager: Vanessa Beattie

Players In: Kerri McDonald (Ards)
Players Out: Hannah Grieve (Loughborough Students); Katie McKee (Beeston)

Pegasus at last season’s EY Champions Trophy semi-final. Pic: Adrian Boehm

Overview: This year, Greg Thompson heads up the coaching team having been assistant to Ali McNeill – now with Mossley’s men. Andy Smyth is a high quality addition to the coaching panel from Annadale and Irish underage teams. In support of the coaching team, former internationals and Pegasus stalwarts Sharon Moffett and Arlene Boyles are back to deliver specific training sessions to the squad.

Hannah Grieve and Katie McKee are off to study in England but 24-year-old Kerri McDonald is a dynamic addition The ambitions for the squad this year are to develop the younger players and place focus from the beginning of the season on putting in good performances and developing individually and as a group.

It looks like a squad who are ambitious and will hope to push for silverware with Shirley McCay, Steph Quinn, Michelle Harvey and Ruth Maguire giving the side serious purpose. Vanessa Beattie manages the side while she takes a break from playing first team hockey.

Irish Senior Cup draw: bye to third round

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