Our Coaches – All our coaches have completed the Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness course and are minimum Irish Hockey Association certified Level One Hockey Coaches. They have a vast knowledge of hockey, with years of Club experience and also having represented their Clubs at Provincial and Irish levels. In addition to this, they have successfully managed Interprovincial and Irish teams.

Coaches:
Eric Comerford – Camp Director/Head Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • Schools Level – Kilkenny College
  • Club Level – Kilkenny Hockey Club, Naas Hockey Club, Carlow Hockey Club.
  • Provincial Level – South East U16 Assistant Coach 2017, South East U18 Assistant Coach/Manager 2018. South East Head Coach 2019

Qualification: Level One Hockey Coaching Certificate(Irish Hockey Association).

Playing Experience:

  • Provincial – Leinster Junior Interpros 2013 & 2018
  • Club – Kilkenny Hockey Firsts Captain 2011
  • Leinster Intermediate Cup, Leinster Minor Cup, Leinster Galtrim Cup, Irish Challenge Cup and Irish Trophy Cup.

Emmett Hughes – Head Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • Schools Level – KCK U13A, Minor A, Senior A. Kilkenny College Hockey Academy.
  • Club Level – Kilkenny Men, Kilkenny Ladies.
  • Interprovincial Level – South East U18 Head Coach, U16 Leinster Boys Head Coach, O55 Leinster Ladies
  • International Level – O55 Irish Ladies

Qualification: Master Degree in Sports Psychology, Level One Hockey Coaching Certificate(Irish Hockey Association).

Playing Experience:

  • Provincial – Leinster U-21.
  • Club – Kilkenny Hockey Club, Firsts Captain 2012 – 2017. Fingal Hockey Club.

Sinéad Connery

Coaching Experience: 

  • Schools Level – Loreto Beaufort, Rathfarmham, Dublin 2011, Abbey Community College, Waterford 2012 – 2016, The Teresian School, Donnybrook, Dublin 2017, Kilkenny College Hockey Academy.
  • Club Level – UCC Men’s Seconds, Indiana, USA hockey camp 2013.

Qualification: Level One International Assimilation , Code of ethics.

Playing Experience: 

  • National – Irish U-16, U-18, U-21 and Senior Development Squad.
  • Club – Hermes – Leinster league, Leinster cup, and IHL winners. Irish Senior Cup finalists, Cork Church of Ireland, UCC, Cardiff University, Kilkenny Ladies.

Sam Grace – Camp Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • Schools Level –
  • Club Level – UCC Senior Ladies.

Qualification: Level One Hockey Coaching Certificate(Irish Hockey Association). UCC Quercus Sports Scholarship. Sports studies and physical education with English.

Playing Experience:

  • National – Irish U-16, U-18, U-21 panel.
  • Provincial – Leinster Under 16 Captain, Leinster Under 18 Captain, Munster Under 21 (2015,2016).
  • Club – Munster Division 1 and Peard cup winner 2015/2016 season. UCC player of the year 2016-2017.

Clodagh Cassin – Goalkeeper Coach

Coaching Experience:

Playing Experience:

  • National – Irish U-16, U-18, U-21 panel
  • Provincial – South East U16, Leinster U18
  • Club – UCD Ladies 1s

Evan Matthews

Coaching Experience:

  • Schools Level – KCK U14, Senior Girls B

Qualification: Personal Trainer/ Group Fitness Instructor (Register of Exercise Professionals Ireland)PhD Candidate specialising in Exercise for Mental Illness (Department of Nursing, WIT),1st class (hons) BA Exercise & Health Studies (WIT).

Playing Experience: Kilkenny Hockey Club 1st/2nd

Would you like to work for us? Send your CV to us at info@hockeyexpress.ie