Canada’s women’s team to play England and Wales in 7 Tests

Vancouver, BC – Twenty member squad of Canada’s women’s national field hockey team will travel overseas for a series of seven matches versus England and Wales from April 27 to May 7 in the preparations for the key competitions including Glasgow Commonwealth Games later this year.

In facing England, Canada will be taking on a team ranked number three in the world and which is in the final stages of preparation for the World Cup this summer.

“Against teams like England, you have no place to hide and this kind of exposure will test both our on-field and off-field systems,” says women’s national team head coach Ian Rutledge. Continue reading →

Ireland Mens Team Announced for World League 1

Ireland’s interim coach Brendon Carolan has announced his squad which will compete at World Hockey League  1 in Cardiff from 7th/9th September.  This is the first stage in the qualification process to the next World Cup which will held in Holland in June 2014.   Four teams will compete in Cardiff with the top two teams progressing to World League 2.  The teams, venue and date for World League 2 will not be known till the end of November.

Speaking after his selection Carolan said “”I am looking forward to the Green Machine continuing on all its hard work done over the summer. We will continue to drive the teams standards of excellence throughout all events, with the World League Round 1, in Cardiff being the first phase.

The Irish Squad: Continue reading →