Interpro Player Development Programme 2022-23

Interpro Player Development Programme 2022-23

August 02, 2022

The 2022-23 Leinster Player Development Programme conducted assessments and development from April to June this year.  There was a lot of competition for places. All players were released for July and the training panels commence their final assessment phase in August (all players on Irish U18/U16 panels should have finished their rest/recovery phase by the 8th). 

Training camps and matches have been arranged for the weekend 13-14 August as follows

Leinster South U16: Residential camp in Kilkenny College, matches vs Connacht

Leinster Boys & Girls U16 & U18: Residential camp in UCC; matches vs Munster

Following these camps and matches selection will be made for the 2022-23 inter-pro squads and academy squads

InterPro squads will be have 16-18 players per squad

Training will be twice per month plus a match where scheduled

Players selected for national panels will be released after the inter-pros

Academy squads will predominantly be made up of players with 2 years of eligibility in their respective age groups

Players in the academy may be selected for inter-pro matches and invited to attend additional inter-pro sessions

In general the academy will train less frequently to the end December and ramp up after Inter-pros with reserve games to be arranged with other provinces

Players not selected on Irish training panels will continue training with the academy panel

Academy panels will be aiming to participate in training camps and tournaments at Easter

Provincial players not selected for Irish matches at Easter will be eligible for selection

InterPro Scheduled Dates

Venues are not yet fully confirmed;

Matches will be played around the country as per 2021-22 season

Gap in boys schedule to allow for All Ireland schools competition in October pushes their programme out to January

  • 04-Sep
  • 02-Oct
  • 30-Oct
  • 06-Nov
  • 27-Nov
  • 18-Dec
  • Leinster Girls
  • (U16 / U18 / U20)
  • Connacht
  • Munster
  • Ulster

  • Leinster
  • South
  • top 4
  • Leinster South
  • (U16 / U18)
  • Munster

  • Connacht
  • Ulster
  • Leinster
  • top 4

    • 11-Sep
    • 09-Oct
    • 20-Nov
    • 11-Dec
    • 15-Jan
    • 29-Jan
    • Leinster Boys
    • (U16 / U18 / U21)
    • Munster
    • Ulster

    • Munster
    • Ulster

  • Training Schedules – August - April

    Schedules are subject to change and are available HERE

    Junior Age Group players are expected to adhere to the Player welfare guidelines per Hockey Ireland welfare guidelines HERE

    Open Door

    Academy Assessments will be scheduled at the end of October and again in February where it will be possible to look at players who have developed over the season

    Players born 2009 (eligible for 2023-24 panels)

    Regional development programmes will be run during the season in various locations

    Regional teams will be selected from these programmes to participate in Leinster and National regional festivals in May


    Coaching Panels 2022-23

    Ideally each panel would have 3 asst coaches, with one focused on the academy players

    Door remains open for suitably qualified/experienced coaches and managers to apply:

    Coach Application Form:

    Manager Application Form:

    Coaches/Managers for Leinster South would ideally be from that areateams rotate their training venue between Wicklow, Wexford, Kilkenny and Kildare


    Coaching Director

    Head Coach

    Asst Coaches

    GK Coach


    Leinster Girls 16s

    Una McCarthy

    Noelle Farrell

    Anna Richardson

    Ali Meeke (U15s)

    Riona Norton

    Claire Byrne

    Leinster Girls 18s

    Simon Pearson

    Lianne King

    Emma Russell

    Ross Willis (U17s)

    Riona Norton

    Freda Canavan

    Leinster Girls U20

    Rob Devlin



    Leinster South 16s

    Eric Comerford

    Elmer Dool

    Ivanna Yates

    Alistair Shute

    Michelle Morris

    Leinster South 18s

    Sara Quill

    Milo Fulham

    TBC (U17s)

    George Smyth

    TBC (Candidate being assessed)

    Leinster Boys 16s

    Emmett Hughes

    Jonny Codd

    Chris Stewart

    Adrian Quinn

    Leinster Boys 18s

    Angus Dunlop

    Peter Caruth

    Max Neill (S&C)

    Sorcha Cunningham

    Leinster Boys 21s

    Michael Styles

    Brinsley Powell


    TBC (Candidate being assessed)


    Ann Ronan,

    InterPro & Player Development Programme, Leinster Hockey


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