HOCKEY: Irish side hoping to secure glory at Masters World Cup

Maggie Hunter and Ann Snoddy with Connor Browne of Rodgers & Browne Estate Agents
Maggie Hunter and Ann Snoddy with Connor Browne of Rodgers & Browne Estate Agents

The Irish Women’s Masters Over 50’s team is going to Australia to compete in the Hockey Masters World Cup.

The team consists of players from all four provinces.

They have been training every two weeks since before Christmas and are ready for what captain Maggie Hunter hopes is a successful campaign in Australia’s capital city Canberra.

There are teams from Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Wales in Ireland’s group. The Irish team is coached by Ben Epstein (Leinster) and managed by Gill Jackson (Ulster).

This Irish team has already had success at both Home Counties and European level and is hoping to bring home the silverware from Down Under.