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SoftCo hosts World Cup squad announcement

Ireland Woman’s Hockey manager, Graham Shaw, today announced the names of the 18 women who will represent the team at The World Cup this summer.

As primary sponsors, SoftCo’s Dublin office hosted the squad announcement. In attendance were members of the press representing leading television news channels and newspapers including BBC and RTE who gave the squad national and international news coverage.

The ‘Green Army’ who are currently ranked 16th in the world understand the size of the task ahead as they are in a challenging group alongside hosts England, USA, and India. But the objective is clear – “We are going there to get out of the group and into the knockout stages,” Manager Shaw declared, as he officially announced the squad of players which will represent Ireland, and scale new heights with the women’s national team, at SoftCo Dublin.

“This is a great opportunity for the Irish hockey team to announce themselves on the world stage. SoftCo is delighted to be supporting the squad as they mirror our values of representing Ireland at a global level.”

Susan Spence, Co-Founder, SoftCo


Ireland World Cup squad:

  • Ayeisha McFerran (University of Louisville)
  • Grace O’Flanagan (Railway Union)
  • Yvonne O’Byrne (Cork Harlequins)
  • Hannah Matthews (Loreto)
  • Elena Tice (UCD)
  • Zoe Wilson (Belfast Harlequins)
  • Roisin Upton (Cork Harlequins)
  • Shirley McCay (Pegasus)
  • Katie Mullan (UCD)(captain)
  • Nicci Daly (Loreto)
  • Gillian Pinder (Pembroke)
  • Megan Frazer (Mannheim)
  • Chloe Watkins (Bloemendaal)
  • Lizzie Colvin (Belfast Harlequins)
  • Deirdre Duke (UCD)
  • Nicola Evans (UHC)
  • Ali Meeke (Loreto)
  • Anna O’Flanagan (Bloemendaal)


Ireland World Cup fixtures:

(All games live on BT Sport)

Saturday 21 July:

  • USA v Ireland, 6pm

Thursday 26 July:

  • India v Ireland, 2pm

Sunday 29 July:

  • England v Ireland, 7pm




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