Kathryn and Kerrie get Irish call for EuroHockey Championship event

Kerrie Burns and Kathryn Edgar.
Kerrie Burns and Kathryn Edgar.

Two players from Lurgan Ladies Hockey Club will represent Ireland at the EuroHockey U18 Championships taking place in Cork at the end of July.

Kathryn Edgar of Lurgan College and Kerrie Burns of Portadown College are two of eight Ulster players on the 18 strong squad.

They will play England on July 24, Russia on July 26 and Germany on July 27 before classification matches on July 29 and 30.

“I am so pleased that my effort and commitment over the last few months has paid off with selection to the Irish U18 team,” said Kathryn.

“I am looking forward and really excited for highly competitive games against England, Russia and Germany.”

Colleague Kerrie was equally thrilled.

“I wasn’t expecting to make the final selection, getting a trial was an achievement in itself,” she said.

“Making the final squad is a great achievement personally and I can’t wait to see how we do against the best teams in Europe for my age.”

The Lurgan club are delighted with their selection as both girls are products of the very successful youth system at Lurgan Ladies.