Belgium Test Match Squad

September 26, 2014

The Irish women’s hockey team will play two test matches against the higher ranked Belgium team, on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th October, as they continue their preparations for the Olympic Qualifiers, World League 2 taking place in Ireland in March 2015.

Smith who has selected 18 for this series commented earlier “Belgium are a team that we have a tremendous amount of respect for and admire their performances in recent years. It will be fantastic to play them in two matches to continue our progress toward World League 2”

“We have a National Squad of 25 who has been working hard over the summer and who have been involved in 27 test matches from April-August. We have 5 more matches planned before we break for a physical block over December and it is important that all 25 play in these matches. Although 18 have been selected for Belgium the remainder will be playing in the next series in November” he continued.

Ireland v Belgium – 18th & 19th October (Oudergem, Belgium)
1. Ayeisha McFerran – Randalstown
2. Emma Gray – Hermes
3. Shirley McCay – Ulster Elks
4. Cliodhna Sargent – Cork Harlequins
5. Hannah Matthews – Loreto
6. Audrey O’Flynn – Hermes
7. Ali Meeke – Loreto
8. Yvonne O’Byrne – Cork Harlequins
9. Megan Frazer – Captain – Ulster Elks
10. Gillian Pinder – UCD
11. Chloe Watkins – UCD
12. Nicci Daly – Loreto
13. Emily Beatty – UCD
14. Chloe Brown – Ards
15. Deirdre Duke – UCD
16. Nikki Evans – UCD
17. Katie Mullan – UCD
18. Anna O’Flanagan – UCD


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