Former Greenfields player selected for Irish Hockey Association’s Central Preparation Programme.

November 8, 2018

The Irish Hockey Association has announced the squad for the Central Preparation Programme (CPP).   Former Greenfields player Brenda Flannery, who has just begun her Physiotherapy studies at UCD, has been selected into the programme.

Brenda joined Greenfields over ten years ago, & the club are absolutely delighted to see her dedication & commitment paying off.  Her place on the CPP is well deserved, & we wish her every success in the coming months.

The programme is designed to prepare Ireland’s Senior international hockey players for the 2011 EuroHockey Nations Championship, where they will also seek qualification for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The CPP will enable the squad to train together on a regular basis in UCD. The players are committing to a core, intensive preparation programme for 10 months from this coming October. It will certainly strengthen Ireland’s chances of qualifying for the London 2012 Olympic Games and it brings Ireland in line with how other nations train.

Additional athletes may be invited into the programme by National Women’s Coach Gene Muller as he will continue to monitor both club and interprovincial matches throughout the year.  Muller said “The start of the Central Preparation Program (CPP) signals a new direction for the Irish womens programme.  The CPP will auger a period of intensive and focused training in a central location with the aim of qualifying the team for the 2012 Olympic games in the short term, and improve our chances of World Cup and Olympic success in the future’.