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Scotland Women To Face Ireland In Belfast

Scotland women have three test matches against Ireland this weekend in Belfast as part of preparations for this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, and the EuroHockey Championships qualifier in Dunkirk.

The games against Ireland will be played on Saturday 30 April at 5pm; Sunday 1 May at 5pm; and Tuesday 3 May at 11am, and will see the Scots get some competitive match time as a huge summer of exciting tournament action comes into view.

At the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham Scotland has been drawn in Women’s Pool B with Australia; New Zealand; South Africa; and Kenya.

Straight after the Commonwealth Games the Scots head to Dunkirk for a EuroHockey Championships qualifier, where they will compete for a place at the top table of European hockey. At the tournament Scotland will take on France; Switzerland and Austria on 24-27 August. 

Ireland are ranked eighth in the world and are looking ahead to July’s Hockey World Cup in Spain and the Netherlands, where they will look to emulate their 2018 finalist success, which saw them win an exceptional silver medal. 

The matches this weekend will be a great test for Scotland against an Ireland side entering the final phases of their World Cup preparations. 

Head Coach Chris Duncan said, “Since beginning our programme we have been trying to raise our standards and integrate and evolve a new playing style. The work we have done so far has been really pleasing and I am exceptionally proud of the group for how they have applied themselves during all of our training so far. 

“We have been able to select a strong group to travel and are excited to see how they gel over three games. Ireland are an excellent side, and are well established on the world stage. They are building towards the World Cup in the summer so are going to be a brilliant test for us as we look to implement our new approaches in a competitive setting.”


Amy Costello The University of Edinburgh 
Becky Ward Western Wildcats
Bex Condie University of Birmingham  
Bronwyn Shields Clydesdale Western
Charlotte Watson Loughborough University
Ellie Wilson Watsonians HC
Eve Pearson The University of Edinburgh 
Fiona Burnet Wimbledon
Fiona Semple Clydesdale Western
Heather McEwan Royal Victory
Jennifer Eadie Wimbledon
Jess Buchanan Athletic Terrassa
Jess Ross The University of Edinburgh 
Kate Holmes Western Wildcats
Katie Robertson The University of Edinburgh 
Laura Swanson Der Club An Der Alster
McKenzie Bell Uddingston HC
Millie Steiger Clydesdale Western
Nicki Cochrane Wimbledon
Robyn Collins Surbiton HC
Sarah Jamieson Watsonians HC
Sarah Robertson Hampstead & Westminster