Irish Hockey has today announced that National Men’s Coach Paul Revington has decided to step down after three and a half years.
Revington commenced his position in January 2009 and since then has enjoyed great success with this squad taking them from 18th in the world to 15th over this time.
Paul has earned great respect throughout the Irish Hockey community securing numerous trophies and successes with his large squad, most notably, taking the team to equal Ireland’s highest ever finish in a Europeans (Monchengladbach) last August where they finished 5th and more recently reaching the finals of the Electric Ireland Road To London, Olympic Qualifiers, in front of a home crowd at UCD.
Paul has also garnered worldwide recognition during his tenure with Irish Hockey receiving the FIH World Coach of the Year Accolade last December.
Angus Kirkland, Chief Executive IHA, also said ” Paul has been an inspirational leader to our National Men’s squad since joining the IHA. The success of the team has been a product of his planning, dedication and vision that the players have trusted, believed in and committed to wholeheartedly. Thanks to this our Men’s team are now well positioned to make a breakthrough into the Major Games in the next cycle. Paul leaves our Men’s game in a far stronger position then when he started and for this the IHA are very appreciative. All in Hockey will join me in wishing Paul and his wife every success in his future endeavours.”