Hockey Ireland has customary the resignation of senior women’s head train Graham Shaw as he’s taking up a comparable position with New Zealand.

Shaw has lengthy because been a member of the Hockey Ireland circle of relatives each as a senior global player and as part of the coaching set-up because of 2010.

He was assistant instruct to Darren Smith before taking the top position inside the summer season of 2015 previous to the Euro hockey Championships II in Prague.

After almost four years on the helm of the Green Army, he’s transferring to New Zealand to take in the function with an outfit presently ranked sixth inside the international.

The Blacksticks compete in the Pro League and feature their attractions firmly set on Tokyo 2020.

Shaw said “It changed into an honor to educate my USA and I am very thankful for the possibility. We have had a few incredible times collectively that I will in no way forget.

“I have worked with an outstanding team of workers over many years; your professionalism, honesty, and friendship will live with me for all time.

“I would like to thank Hockey Ireland, Sports Ireland, SINI and Sports Northern Ireland in your unwavering aid during the last years and long may it maintain. I’d also like to recognize the personnel of Hockey Ireland for all their work behind the curtain and their friendships over the past numerous years.

“To the players, I would like to mention a tremendous thank you. Your force, willpower, and loyalty has been relentless, and it’s been an absolute satisfaction to lead this system over the last four years.

“I would like to wish the squad all the quality for the future. I hope you continue in this adventure, inspiring the following technology of hockey gamers in Ireland and I wish to look you in Tokyo.”

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