We are delighted to announce the new coaching team for our Galway 1st and 2nds Ladies teams of Alyssa Manley (Player/Coach), Alex McQuaid (Asst Coach/2nds Coach), Emma Glanville (Asst Coach).
Alyssa is the most experienced player on the Galway 1st Ladies team having played with the US Ladies Field Hockey team. She is bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge from her time playing with the American team in the American cups and Olympic competitions and while the role of player/coach main be daunting at first, it is a role that she is looking forward to exploring and working closely with Emma and Alex.
Alex is returning as his position of assistant coach to the Ladies 1st team and as coach to the 2nd team. Since coming to Galway, Alex has coached at U16 and senior level in the club and will continue to gain experience from both Alyssa and Emma as well as providing much needed tactics from the side lines throughout the season.
Emma is one of the clubs most valued and respected players, having played interprovincial at all levels and is a current member of the Irish Ladies Masters team. The club are delighted to have Emma on board at this level and we hope it ensures the younger members on the two squads will learn from her valued experience and guidance.
Martin White will continue in his role as senior goalkeeper coach. Martin needs no introduction to anyone who knows him as not only is he an experienced international goalkeeper but he has also coached goalkeepers to international level also. Long may this continue.
All of the above will be supported by the 1st team manager, Eimear McDonnell (2nd team manager TBC) and club coach Donal Dempsey.
Recently our Senior Ladies Firsts team has secured promotion to the EYHL 2 Ladies National Leauge for the 2021/2022 season.
The Galway Senior First Team have a long-standing history of success in the Connacht League, Connacht Cup and in the Irish Hockey Trophy Competition. Our Seconds Team have also been
runners-up in the Irish Challenge Cup, narrowly missing out on the title.
Numerous Senior Ladies 1sts and 2nds players continue to be selected to represent Connacht on the U16, U18, Junior and Masters Connacht teams at the Interprovincial tournaments held during the season.
Involvement in Team management:
We are very keen to involve parents and patrons in our club, especially in the Senior section of the club. We would be delighted to hear from any persons who wish to volunteer or coach within the club!
Hockey will be cancelled where the club management believe the pitch or surroundings are unplayable and dangerous.
If you or your child has any allergies or medical conditions (that you have not already advised us of this year) please let us know by email, in advance of the first training session.
Training takes place at the Dangan Hockey astroturf.
Congratulations to Galway HC Senior Ladies 1st XI who have succesfully qualified for the EYHL2 2020-2021 season!