Green Army take on Scotland in Final Home Preparations for European’s
The Green Army will take on Scotland this weekend, the 15th and 16th of May, in Queen’s University Belfast. The sides last met in July 2019, with Ireland coming away from the series in Stormont with two wins and a draw.
The uncapped matches will be part of the final home match preparations for this summer’s European Championships in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games. Ireland will face Scotland as part of Pool A in the European Championships in June. Tournament hosts and World Number One, the Netherlands will also play in Pool A of the Championship, with Spain completing the group.
With the EuroHockey Championships now an integral aspect of the World Cup qualification process, the 2018 silver medallists will be keen to ensure they maximise every opportunity to allow them to perform this summer in Amstelveen not only as a warmup for the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games but also to secure their spot in the 2022 World Cup.
The squad for these matches is as follows:
|Carey||Michelle||Leinster Midfielder Uncapped|
|Carroll||Naomi||Munster Striker 111|
|Colvin||Lizzie||Ulster Midfielder 196|
|Duke||Deirdre||Leinster Midfielder 141|
|Evans||Nicola||Leinster Striker 198|
|Frazer||Megan||Ulster Midfielder 136|
|Hawkshaw||Sarah||Leinster Midfielder 33|
|Malseed||Zara||Ulster Striker Uncapped|
|Matthews||Hannah||Leinster Defender 147|
|McAuley||Sarah||Leinster Defender Uncapped|
|McCay||Shirley||Ulster Defender 306|
|McLoughlin||Hannah||Leinster Defender 14|
|McFerran||Ayeisha||Ulster Goalkeeper 100|
|Mullan||Katie||Ulster Midfielder 193|
|Murphy||Elizabeth||Leinster Goalkeeper 13|
|O’Flanagan||Anna||Leinster Striker 207|
|O’Flanagan||Grace||Leinster Goalkeeper 36|
|Torrans||Sarah||Leinster Striker 26|
|Upton||Roisin||Munster Defender 76|
|Watkins||Chloe||Leinster Midfielder 226|
Speaking on the announcement, Head Coach Sean Dancer, said “These are our final matches ahead of European selection. We’re really looking forward to getting some games under pressure in the lead up to a major tournament”.
These matches will not be lived streamed.