Women’s National Team Select

Next Monday, 31st August 2009, the Irish Women’s National Team Select will travel to Norrkoping, Sweden for the third edition of the NT Cup which is an ice hockey tournament for women attracting teams from many nations. The Irish Women’s National Development Team featured in the tournament last year and earned themselves praise from all involved. This time however, the team will find it themselves competing alongside seven other teams hailing from Norway, Latvia and of course Sweden itself. The tournament itself will comprise of two groups with the National Team Select finding themselves in Group B alongside Peking Pumas, Södertälje SK and Riga Ice Girls. This will be followed by a playoff against their equal from Group A.

Full details of the NT Cup can be found at the tournament website http://pekingpumas.se/nt-cup. Meanwhile, back here on www.iiha.org you can follow the team’s progress throughout the week.

On behalf of all Hockey Fans here in Ireland, we wish the women the best of luck and know they will do themselves proud.

The following players have been selected to represent us in the NT Cup:

Seanna Conway (Flyers I.H.C.)
Rebekah Burke (Kilkenny City Storm)

Joanne Marshall(Neilburg I.H.C.)
Elaine McCann (Dundalk Lady Bulls)
Sonya McEneaney (Dundalk Lady Bulls)
Kate Morrison (Belfast Ice Vixens)
Catherine Thornton (Belfast Ice Vixens)
Jeanine De Volder (Kilkenny City Storm)

Rebecca Callan (Dundalk Lady Bulls)
Lorna Hoey (Dundalk Lady Bulls)
Keira Keenan (Imperial College Devils)
Caoimhe Lynch (Dundalk Lady Bulls)
AimeMcCabe (Dundalk Lady Bulls)
Cherise McCaughley (Dundalk Junior Bulls)
Jade McCrainor (Belfast Ice Vixens)
Catherine O’Reilly (Dundalk Lady Bulls)
Clara O’Reilly (Dundalk Lady Bulls)
Anne Whipple (Kilkenny City Storm)
Beatrice Hosgood (Dundalk Lady Bulls) – Alternate
Caris McKnight (Belfast Ice Vixens) – Alternate

Management Staff
Ashley Moore (General Manager)
Vytautas Lukosevicious (Head Coach)
Sean Gibson (Assistant Coach)
Martin Janota (Equipment Manager)
Eva Massey (Therapist)

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