Ireland women's national ice hockey team

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The Irish badge features the golden clàrsach on a green background which is also used on the Green harp flag, one of the flags used to represent Ireland.
Association Irish Ice Hockey Association
Head coach Vytautas Lukosevičius
Assistants Tomas Burdys
Gabriela Vlasankova
Captain Beatrice Hosgood
IIHF code IRL
IIHF ranking 36 Decrease1
Highest IIHF ranking 35 (first in 2013)
Lowest IIHF ranking 36 (first in 2011)
Team colors               
First international
 Poland 23–0 Ireland 
(Sofia, Bulgaria; 14 March 2011)
Biggest defeat
 Poland 23–0 Ireland 
(Sofia, Bulgaria; 14 March 2011)
IIHF World Women's Championships
Appearances 2 (first in 2011)
Best result 35th (2011, 2013)
International record (W–L–T)
0–6–0

The Ireland women's national ice hockey team is the women's national ice hockey team of the Republic of Ireland. The team is controlled by the Irish Ice Hockey Association, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

History[edit]

Ireland played its first game in 2011 during the 2011 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships – Division V tournament held in Sofia, Bulgaria.[1] They competed against Bulgaria, Poland, Spain, and Turkey.[2] Their first game of the tournament was against Poland which they went on to lose 23–0, which would also be their largest recorded loss.[1] Ireland lost all of the other three games of the tournament, finishing last in the group.[1] The following year Ireland competed in the 2013 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II Group B Qualification tournament against Bulgaria and Turkey. Ireland lost both of their games and failed to qualify for the 2014 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II Group B tournament.[3]

World Championship[edit]

Roster[edit]

From the 2013 IIHF Women's World Championships[4][5]

# Name Pos Date of Birth Club
20 Burke, RebekahRebekah Burke G 11 December 1986 Ice Angels Limburg
17 Callan, RebeccaRebecca Callan (A) F 17 January 1992 Ireland
15 Collins, BonnieBonnie Collins F 28 October 1987 Celtic Clovers
1 Conway, SeannaSeanna Conway G 2 October 1983 Lasker Lady Hawks
16 Day-Nicholls, VictoriaVictoria Day-Nicholls F 16 May 1995 Celtic Clovers
10 Fitzpatrick, AshlingAshling Fitzpatrick F 26 September 1993 Celtic Clovers
4 Fletcher, EmmaEmma Fletcher F 3 January 1982 Molly Malones
18 Forde, JessicaJessica Forde D 27 January 1987 Cork Inline
2 Glynn, RachelRachel Glynn F 17 November 1987 Celtic Clovers
3 Higgins, ShonaShona Higgins F 29 March 1985 Ireland
7 Hoey, LornaLorna Hoey D 12 November 1987 Dundalk Lady Bulls
24 Hosgood, BeatriceBeatrice Hosgood (C) F 27 October 1982 Ireland
19 Jennings, SineadSinead Jennings F 16 May 1988 Galway Bay Lightning
6 Lyons, LauraLaura Lyons D 26 November 1982 Cork Inline
21 McCann, ElaineElaine McCann D 21 March 1986 Ireland
13 McCaughley, CheriseCherise McCaughley D 26 July 1994 Ireland
11 McEneaney, SonyaSonya McEneaney (A) D 17 December 1984 Dundalk Lady Bulls
12 McMullen, JaneJane McMullen F 12 November 1981 Molly Malones
9 Ni Mhathuna, AvrilAvril Ni Mhathuna F 21 May 1989 Molly Malones

All-time Record against other nations[edit]

As of 14 September 2011

Team GP W T L GF GA
 Spain 1 0 0 1 0 14
 Poland 1 0 0 1 0 23
 Bulgaria 2 0 0 2 1 9
 Turkey 2 0 0 2 1 10

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ireland Women All Time Results". National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "2011 IIHF World Women's Championships Div. V". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship Div. II Group B Qual.". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Team Roster". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "IRL – TUR Line-ups". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 

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