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Academy Management Teams

The LHA Board is delighted to announce and confirm the following appointments to the Leinster & South East Junior Age Group Management Teams :

Leinster U21 Womens Managment Team
Leinster U21's - In line with our policy to advertise all roles at least once every three years we will shortly be seeking applications for the U21 coaching and management postions.  It is hoped that we can have a development squad up and running over the summer months for players in this age group (1996/7/8).

Leinster Boys Under 16 Management Team
 Head Coach: Ronan Hickey
Ronan holds an IHA Level 2 coaching qualification and currently coaching the Ladies 1st XI and junior hockey in Avoca HC.  He was previously Leinster Boys U16 Assistant Coach and has also worked with the Leinster Junior Men's & Ladies teams.
 Manager & GK Coach : Brian Cleary
Brian has been involved in different aspects of hockey for the past twelve years.  This is Brian's second season as Manager to the Under 16 squad and he looks forward to working with all the players.
Asst Coach : Ashley Harrison
 Ashley plays his club hockey in Wicklow and coaches various Junior and school teams.  Having recently got his level 1 IHA qualification he is keen to work with the players and coaches at this level.
Asst Coach : Mark Cullen
 Mark holds an IHA level 1 coaching qualification. He is currently coaching the Avoca HC men's senior team & is head coach of the Avoca HC colt's section. He has coached Newpark Comprehensive School boy's teams at all levels. He has played hockey for Ireland at schoolboy, u21, and senior levels

Leinster Boys U18 Management Team
Head Coach : Michael Styles
Michael hold his Level 2 qualification. He has coached all levels in St. Andrews College and Monkstown 1XI and 2XI.  He Recently won Leinster Division 2 and the Irish Junior Cup with Monk
 Manager : Emer Keogh
Emer is very involved in multiple aspects of hockey, most notably with her club - Three Rock Rovers HC.  She has been Ladies 1st Manager and Videographer for the Men's 1st XI for 4 years.  Emer has also worked with the Junior Girls section for over six years.
 Asst Coach : Simon Lowry
 Simon is a new addition to the Leinster set up. He has coached teams in Newpark, Monstown HC & Railway Union.. He is currently in the process of completing the IHA Level 2 Coaching Certificate and is looking forward to his role with the U18 boy’s squad.

Leinster Girls U18 Management Team
Head Coach : Sarah Scott
Sarah has been Head Coach for the LHA U16 girls for the last four seasons and her team won the Interpros in 2014, 2013 & 2011.  She is Head of Hockey in St Gerards and coaches and plays in Muckross HC
 Manager : Wendy Byrne
This is Wendy's third year as Leinster Under 16 Girls Manager.  Wendy is actively involved with her club Loreto as well as taking charge of Loreto Foxrock's senior panel.
  Asst Coach Rowland Rixon Fuller 

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Leinster Girls U16 Management Team
  Head Coach Elun Hack

Manager : Leah Spillane
As LHA Development Coordinator, Leah has been involved in Hockey Development for a number of years and has been instrumental in developing the LHA Academy Programme for our youth players.  Leah also heads up the hockey programme with Loreto Bray.
 Asst Coach : Jody Hoskins

South East Girls U16 Management Team
  Head Coach Lisa Jacobs
  Asst Coach Fiona Connery
  Manager TBA

South East U18 Girls Management Team
 Head Coach : David McGivern
Dave previously worked as Assistant Coach with both Munster & South East U18 Girls.  He is looking forward to the challenge of taking on the lead role for South East.  David is also with Railway Union HC where he coached both the Ladies 2nd and 3rd XI during the 2014-15 season.
Manager : Alex Doyle Weston
 Alex has been coaching in secondary and primary schools for the last 14 years. This is her 1st time working with the underage groups in the South East. She is looking forward to taking on her role as manager
  Asst Coach : Emmett Hughes Working as a hockey agent in the South East for Hockey Ireland and also act as a sports consultant with teams and athletes. Playes with Kilkenny's men and head coach of Kilkenny ladies hockey club.

Updated 14th April 2016