Open Coaching & Management Roles

The Munster Branch are inviting applicants to apply for Interpro management roles for the 2020 Munster squads. Each management team should consist of a manager, coach, assistant coach and goalkeeping coach. The following are the squads we are advertising for:

– Munster U15 Boys (National U15 Championship Festival in Hockey Ireland Calendar for 09/10 May) – Boys born 2015 or later

– Munster U15 Girls (National U15 Championship Festival in Hockey Ireland Calendar for 09/10 May) – Girls born 2015 or later

– Munster U21 Men (Mens National Development Programme – U23/U21 – further details below)

The requirements for the positions of coach and manager are below. In your application please include a note on what role you wish to apply for and attach a short coaching/management CV.

Please email before or on the 31st of December 2019.



Communication, organisation, planning & leadership skills
At least have IHA Level 1 Coaching qualification
Ability to influence but integrate within a Management team
Completing all post tournament reports and duties


Plan and deliver training sessions.
Plan and prepare training schedule/program and schedule at tournament.
Making cuts/selections at trials and training panels.
Liaising with physio(s) re player injuries/rest periods.
Ensuring Coach Code of Conduct and all other related forms are completed, signed and returned.



Communication skills
Organisation & Planning skills
Finance & Budgetary Planning
Ability to influence but integrate within a Management team
Completing all post tournament reports and duties


Leading contact for the Interprovincial Management team, between players, physiotherapist, and the Branch co-ordinator and Branch Hon Treasurer.
Preparing an income & expenditure spreadsheet with the Management Team and submitting to the Branch Hon. Treasurer for approval. Adhering to the terms of the approved Budget
Ensuring player, management and coach code of conduct forms and other related forms are completed, signed and returned.
Liaising with Hon. Treasurer and the host Province contact regarding all pre Tournament protocols and arrangements.
Liaising with the Branch President, Management team & Hon. Treasurer regarding all arrangements over the Tournament week end.

U23/U21 Men’s National Development Programme 2019-2020

The continued development of players after the Under 18 stage is critical if Hockey Ireland are to ensure a strong player development pathway exists and that there is a continual flow of players into the national panels. The men’s national development squad management team, led by Denis Pritchard, are tasked with ensuring that players are prepared and ready to compete on the senior team at the highest levels on the world stage – at Olympic qualifiers, World Cups and European Championships etc.

For 2020/2021 the National development programme for the Men will commence in March with three regional development/trial sessions proposed. A national development squad will be selected following the trials and it is planned that national teams will compete in matches and events as follows for 2020.

– U21 match series vs Canada (May) in Dublin

o Potential U23 development/training match not yet confirmed

– U21 tournament in Spain (June)

– U23 fixtures – end of July/August tbc (up to 6 x U23 players in each national squad)

The regional development / trial sessions being proposed will take place in three locations to allow for training and matches to be concluded within one day and avoiding the need for overnights etc.


Provincial squads to attend a morning training session 1030-1230 where the national and provincial coaches will be working together with the players.

Inter-Provincial matches to take place in the afternoon sessions 1400 – 1530 / 1530 – 1800

Munster Venue / to be confirmed

– Leinster vs Ulster

– Munster vs Invitation Team

Leinster Venue / to be confirmed

– Munster vs Ulster

– Leinster vs Invitation Team

Ulster Venue / venue to be confirmed

– Leinster vs Munster

– Ulster vs Invitation Team

Players should be nominated for inclusion in the programme by end January 2020 – this will allow the national coaches to follow/observe those players in EYHL/Provincial competition prior to the regional development and selection matches

– Provinces may work off a panel of up to 21 players, of whom a maximum of 6 may be over 21 and under 23 (e.g. U23s born 1998 / 1999 and U21s born 2000 / 2001 / 2002)

o Players involved in the national U18 programme may not be included (e.g. born 2002)

o Match Teams will be limited to 18 players (subject to there being 2 x GKs)

o Each player on the panel must play for the provincial team against an opposing province at least once in the series

o The ‘Invitation team’ will include players not involved in the provincial panel that day. The team will therefore change each week and may also include players based abroad who are only available for 1 or 2 of the training sessions/match dates (also subject to provincial nomination).


Women’s National Development Programme

The national development programme for the women, led by Dave Passmore will not be participating in this programme in 2020. The women’s programme is following a similar approach as the senior women with a centralised programme. A wide panel of players attend regional strength and conditioning programmes and centralised development/pitch sessions. Club coaches are welcome to contact Dave by email ( if they have a player they believe to have developed during the season and following an evaluation of the player in competitive games, they may then be invited to attend some sessions for further assessment.