The great people empowering the next generation of hockey players in Munster

David Egner – SFH Head Coach

David is a professional coach, certified to IHA Level 2. He has coached extensively with clubs and schools around the province, including six years with Munster U18 girls and stints with Cork C of I’s firsts and Cork Harlequins seconds. As a player he has twice tasted Irish Senior Cup glory with his club Cork Harlequins.

[team_member img=”10112″ name=”Sarah Gray” position=”Head coach” description=”Sarah is exiled in Dublin where she works with High School Rathgar but this former Irish underage international retains a massive interest in Munster hockey and is the current U18 girls coach, having spent four years in charge of the province’s U16s.”]

[team_member img=”10113″ name=”Trevor Gray” position=”Head Coach” description=”Having captained his senior school team at Bandon Grammar, represented Munster at various levels as a player, as well as the Irish Universities, Trevor began coaching at an early age and has quickly established himself as one of Limerick’ and Munster’s best young hockey educators.”]

[team_member img=”7775″ name=”Naomi Carroll” position=”Coach” description=”Multi-talented Naomi is a current senior Ireland hockey international who has also played camogie and football for Clare; the Catholic Institute star is one of the country’s brightest young talents and an astute young coach to boot.”]

[team_member img=”10114″ name=”Jason Lynch” position=”Coach” description=”Cork man Jason is a current Ireland international who is back with Ulster side Lisnagarvey, having played professionally in Belgium and Germany; he has also coached extensively at school and camp level in both Ireland and America.”]

[team_member img=”10125″ name=”Yvonne O’Byrne” position=”Coach” description=”A recent addition to the Irish senior international panel, Yvonne is known as an uncompromising defender with Cork Harlequins; as a coach, she is currently moulding a number of talented teams in Mount Mercy College.”]

[team_member img=”10115″ name=”Gary Wilkinson” position=”Coach” description=”An exemplary athlete and bright young coach, at only 19 years old Gary has represented Munster and Ireland at U16, U18 and U21 level, captained his province, assisted with coaching Munster U16 girls and was the first hockey recipient of UCC’s elite sports scholarship.”]

[team_member img=”10030″ name=”Rebecca Barry” position=”Coach” description=”Limerick-born, America-based with Richmond Spiders having represented Ireland at almost every level, Becca is a bundle of enthusiasm who is best known for scoring a goal that was named in ESPN’s Top 16 Plays of the Year across all sports in 2012.”]

[team_member img=”8525″ name=”Katie Campbell” position=”Coach” description=”A Munster U16, U18 and U21 player also known for her exploits with Limerick’s senior camogie team, Katie is a goal poacher extraordinaire for Catholic Institute who coaches with equal amounts positivity and precision.”]

[team_member img=”10117″ name=”Graham Catchpole” position=”Coach” description=”One of Munster’s most cerebral coaches, Graham is known for his innovative approach to strength and conditioning; a decorated player with UCC and Cork C of I, he is the Ashton Div 1 ladies and Munster Junior women’s coach.” facebook=””]

[team_member img=”10118″ name=”Christine O’Shea” position=”Coach” description=”An Ireland A international who dies for the Catholic Institute cause every Saturday, Christine is the head of hockey in Laurel Hill Colaiste, has worked with Munster teams and is one of the province’s top coaches.”]

[team_member img=”10119″ name=”Aine Curran” position=”Coach” description=”Kilkenny native Aine has had a big impact during her time in Munster hockey, starring for UCC and helping Ireland U21 to a European title while coaching in St Angela’s and Regina Mundi.”]

[team_member img=”10116″ name=”Richard Lynch” position=”Coach” description=”Having played for both province and country at U16, U18 and U21 level, Richard has recently dipped his toes into the coaching pool, taking on a senior women’s team at Cork C of I at just 19 years of age.”]

[team_member img=”10121″ name=”Amy Kate Trevor” position=”Coach” description=”An Irish Youth Olympian and Munster U21 captain, Amy-Kate is one of the most skillful players in Munster hockey (have a look out for her disguise pass) who coaches in her alma mater Scoil Mhuire.”]

[team_member img=”10122″ name=”Malcolm Coombes” position=”Coach” description=”One of Ireland’s best young umpires, Malcolm has also made a big impression as a coach, variously taking on Ashton, UCC and Munster U16/U21 ladies teams, all before is 22nd birthday; he is the current co-head coach of Munster U18 girls.”]

[team_member img=”10126″ name=”Kate Harvey” position=”Coach” description=”Having starred at underage level for Munster and Ireland, Kate has become a key versatile player for Ashton and latterly UCC. Known to produce timely, powerful drag-flicks, she is also a bright, enthusiastic young coach.”]

[team_member img=”10120″ name=”Fionn O’Leary” position=”Coach” description=”Munster hockey’s closest thing to a baby-faced assassin – have you seen him shoot on his reverse? – Bandon native Fionn has Munster underage and Irish Universities experience and brings a relaxed, fun coaching style to the table.”]

[team_member img=”10124″ name=”Philip Sweetnam” position=”Coach” description=”A livewire forward with Cork C of I, CIT and Irish Universities, known for his pace and dribbling ability, Philip brings a laid-back and relaxed approach to his coaching. “]

[team_member img=”10127″ name=”Eric Callender” position=”Coach” description=”Eric is a versatile, key player for Catholic Institute and captained Munster Juniors aged just 21; he can play in any position and coaches extensively with Villiers School and Limerick HC.”]