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/Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • Schools Level – Kilkenny College U-13A, Minor A, Junior A.
  • Club Level – Kilkenny Underage Section. Kilkenny Men. Naas Ladies Seconds.
  • Provincial Level – South East U16 Assistant Coach.

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

Playing Experience:

  • Provincial – Leinster Junior Interpros 2013.
  • Club – Kilkenny Hockey Firsts Captain 2011, Seconds Captain 2015-17.

Emmett Hughes – Camp 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, 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 2015 & 17, Kilkenny Hockey Club camp 2015.
  • 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 – Southern Fried Hockey Camp, Kilkenny College Hockey Academy
  • Club Level – UCC Senior Ladies 3rds.

Qualification: Level One Hockey Coaching Certificate(Irish Hockey Association). UCC Quercus Sports Scholarship – 2nd year in 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.

Searlait Doyle – Goalkeeper Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • Club Level – Kilkenny Underage Section. Kilkenny Ladies.

Qualification: Certificate(Honours) Injury Management & Fitness in Sport(UCD), Level One Hockey Coaching Certificate(Irish Hockey Association).

Playing Experience:

  • Provincial – Leinster Junior Interpros 2013,2015.
  • Club – Kilkenny Hockey Club, Firsts Captain 2012/13, 2015-17.

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