Munster Interprovincial U18 Boys Training Panel

Munster Interprovincial U18 Boys Management Team has selected the following players for the Summer Training panel.
Head Coach Ashley Smyth commented that it is great to get back to Interpro Hockey after such a long break due to Covid. This year’s selection process was incredibly difficult with a number of players putting their hand up for selection. It will be great to work with this hugely committed bunch of players.


Harry McDaid Church of Ireland/Ashton
Jamie Venner Cork Harlequins/Ashton
James Young Cork Harlequins/Ashton
Joshua Hamilton Foott Bandon/Bandon Grammar School
Joe Glossop Cork Harlequins/Ashton
Sam Whyte O’Callaghan Cork Harlequins/CBS
Dylan Sandes Midleton/Midleton Collage
Ivan Kennedy Waterford/Newtown School
Evan Bolster Midleton/Midleton Collage
Glen Gash Bandon/Bandon Grammar School
Sam Dale Cork Harlequins/Bandon Grammar School
Callum McCourt Bandon/Bandon Grammar School
Toby Edmondson Waterford/Newtown School
Adam Young Cork Harlequins
Harry Jackson Church of Ireland/Ashton
Peter Keappock Waterford/Newtown School
Angus Seigne Bandon/Bandon Grammar School
Cian Dorgan Church of Ireland/Ashton
Tiernan Gaffney Catholic Institute/Villiers School
Justin Lucas Bandon/Bandon Grammar School
Harry Hayden Church of Ireland/Ashton
TJ Spencer Bandon/Bandon Grammar School
Harry O'Brien Waterford/Newtown School
Ben Murphy Church of Ireland/Ashton
Eoghan Smyth Midleton/Midleton Collage
Malachy Shute Waterford/Newtown School

*Bailey Stuart* Midleton Collage
*Callum Griffin* Harlequins/CBS
*Kieran Fives* Waterford/Waterpark Collage
*Mark Fives* Waterford/Waterpark Collage
** Yet to be Trialled**

Munster Season 21-22 Update

The Competitions Committee have reviewed  entries and have finalised the league structures for the 2021/22 season.
All leagues, except the U.18 League, will be run on the home/away basis where you will play each team in the league twice.
For the U.18 League, each team will each other once (4 home games and 4 away games). At the end of the league stage, the top 8 teams will qualify for 1/4 final play-offs, with the winners progressing to the 1/2 finals and eventually the final.
League structures are subject to change depending on late entries/withdrawals.
The start dates for each league for the new season (may be a cup match in some cases) are as follows:
4th September 2021
Men’s Div.1
Women’s Div.1
4th/5th September 2021
Men’s Div.2
Women’s Div.3
Women’s Div.4
Women’s Div.5
Women’s Div.6
11th/12th September 2021
Women’s Div.2
19th September 2021
Men’s Div.3
25th/26th September 2021
U.16 Girls Div.1
U.16 Girls Div.2
6th/7th November 2021
U.18 Girls League
Fixtures and the 2021/22 season calendar will be published in the coming weeks. Details on cup formats will also be released very soon.

Munster Recognises Olympians!

The Munster Branch were delighted to present Roisin Upton and Naomi Carroll with a token of recognition as they set off on their Olympic journey. We are immensely proud of the girls and can’t wait ton be cheering them on in Tokyo.


Munster Hockey are seeking applications for the following roles within our Interprovincial programme.


Squad Vacant Positions
U21 Men Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Goalkeeper Coach, Manager
U20 Women Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Goalkeeper Coach, Manager
U18 Boys Assistant Coach
U18 Girls Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Goalkeeper Coach, Manager
U16 Boys Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Goalkeeper Coach, Manager
U16 Girls Assistant Coach, Goalkeeper Coach, Manager


Additional Information

Interprovincial Programme Description

Role Descriptions

Coach Appointment Policies

Recruitment & Selection Policy




Deadline: Friday 4th June 2021



Deadline: Friday 4th June 2021


At this time we are also looking to appointment management teams for the:

  • Munster Junior (adult) Men (tournament in May 2022) – apply here
  • Munster Junior (adult) Women (tournament in May 2022) – apply here


If you have any questions please contact


Match Report Writing Workshop

Hockey Ireland will be hosting a Match Report Writing workshop with Nigel Ringland of BBC NI Sport next Tuesday the 4th of May at 7pm on Zoom. We are limited to 100 places for this webinar and clubs are being offered the first opportunity to sign up.

The workshop is being provided free of charge to Hockey Ireland Clubs and should last approximately 1 hour. However, we would ask that a maximum of 1 per club signs up, therefore please consider who is the best person in your club to attend, take notes and feedback to your club.

If the webinar spaces are not filled by Saturday we will be posting the details on social media for the wider Hockey audience to attend.

Some details on the webinar include:
– key information to include in your match report
– how to structure your match report
– details to avoid including in your match report
– where to send your match report to increase coverage of club
We will also provide a short Q&A section at the end of the webinar, time permitting.

Details below:

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: May 4, 2021 07:00 PM Dublin

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Hockey Ireland Covid-19 Guidelines

The following changes have been made to the Hockey Ireland Covid-19 guidelines given the latest announcement on Covid-19 restrictions made by the Irish (ROI) Government. These changes are applicable from 26th April 2021.

Please see the following link for more information: – Level 5 (

Updated Guidelines:

Underage (U18) non-contact outdoor training in pods of 15 (including a coach) may resume.
All clubs must ensure that a branch registered Covid-19 Officer (CVO) attends all training sessions and undertakes the duties of the CVO only. Please see CVO job description document:
It is advised that clubs should update their Covid-19 risk assessment of club procedures and facilities before returning to training/playing. All returning members should be reminded of the club’s Covid-19 protocols.
The ‘Return to Training’ guidelines continue to apply.

The Northern Ireland (NI) Executive have issued the following guidance for NI from the 23rd of April 2021.

Please see the following link for more information:

The following relates to non-elite level outdoor sport:

Outdoor sport organised by a club, individual or individuals affiliated will be extended to include squad training.
Competitive outdoor sport can be organised by a club, individual or individuals affiliated, with numbers (including participants, officials, management and essential support personnel) not exceeding 100 and no spectators permitted.
The ‘Return to Training’ guidelines should continue to apply.

Please go to: for more information.

Munster Branch Competitions Season 2020-2021

Following a meeting of the Management Committee of the Munster Branch of Hockey Ireland (MBHI) on 3rd March, it was decided to approve the proposal of the Competitions Committee to abandon all leagues and cancel all cup competitions for the 2020/21 season. It was also agreed that all teams will compete in the same leagues next season (2021/22) as they were in for the 2020/21 season, subject to the number of team entries.
While it is disappointing to have made these decisions, it is felt that there is no alternative, especially following the Government announcement last week that Level 5 restrictions would remain in place to at least 5th April.
MBHI will continue to work with Hockey Ireland and other relevant authorities to ensure a safe return to our sport. Our focus now will be working on a full competition calendar for the 2021/22 season should restrictions allow, with the aim being to return to competition earlier in September than would be the norm.

Covid 19 Update

Hockey Ireland’s Covid-19 Group met today to discuss the recent announcements regarding Covid-19 restrictions made by the Irish (ROI) Government and the Northern Irish (NI) Executive.
The following changes have been made to Hockey Ireland Covid-19 guidelines:
(Please note: These restrictions do not apply to Irish Senior International squads under Sport Ireland’s elite exemption)
As per Level 3 guidelines, adults in ROI will be allowed to return to non-contact training with immediate effect. Training must be in pods of maximum 15 (including coaches/managers) and socially distanced at all time.
Competition/matches may not be played at any level.
For All Ireland Competitions:
Hockey Ireland’s principle of all clubs competing on a level basis in relation to Covid-19 restrictions remains in place.
No all-Ireland hockey competition (EYHL1, EYHL2 or Cups) will start until a 4-week lead-in period has passed that would start from the point in time that training be allowed on the entire island of Ireland.
Training for EYHL clubs will be allowed if permitted under the Government rules but this will be reviewed once the current period of lockdown for Northern Ireland has passed on December 11th.

Competitions – Level 3 Confirmation

Now that it is confirmed that the whole country is going to Level 3 from midnight tonight (06.10.20), I want to remind everyone that all competitions below Division 1 have been suspended until we revert to Level 2. At the very minimum matches scheduled for the next 3 weekends will be postponed. Branch Fixtures Secretaries will refix all these games. All teams below Division 1 can continue to train but it must be in pods of 15, which includes the coach/manager etc.

Division 1 teams can apply for postponements if they don’t wish to play their scheduled matches on health and safety grounds, however, postponement rules MUST be followed.
Please note that the Charity Cup and Examiner Cup are deemed to be Division 1 competitions. Matches that involve Div.2 teams competing in these competitions will go ahead as scheduled.

Munster U16 Girls Update

The following 24 have been selected by the management team:


Anna Campbell Crescent Comprehensive Crescent
Robin Caren Scoil Mhuire Ashton
Ali Clein Crescent Comprehensive Catholic Institute
Éabha Curran Regina Mundi Ashton
Aisling Curtin Midleton College Midleton
Ashling Fahy Laurel Hill Secondary Limerick
Sarah Fitzgerald Crescent Comprehensive Catholic Institute
Aoife Kavanagh Ursuline Thurles Cashel/New Inn
Anna Keal Gaelcholáiste Carrigaline Harlequins
Isabelle Martin Scoil Mhuire C of I
Róisin McGrath Ard Scoil Na Mara Waterford
Katie Moore Bandon Grammar Harlequins
Susie Nolan Scoil Mhuire Ashton
Róisin O’Brien Crescent Comprehensive Crescent
Beth Ann O’Farrell St. Angela’s Harlequins
Beatrice O’Hare Mt. Mercy Harlequins
Katie O’Keeffe Scoil Mhuire Harlequins
Bronagh O’Shaughnessy St. Angela’s Ashton
Rachel O’Shea Mt. Mercy Belvedere
Trixie Pearse Crescent Comprehensive Crescent
Áine Power St. Angela’s Harlequins
Molly Quirke Laurel Hill Colaiste Catholic Institute
Meabh Russell Loreto Clonmel Clonmel
Ruby Walsh Scoil Mhuire Harlequins
Manager Annette Fitzgerald
Coaches George Blackwell
Ingrid Burns
Zack Waters