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Summer Transfers 2018 Ladies Premier League

14 Sep 2018 | Club Information

With the Ulster Premier League about to get under way, we can bring you the player moves from the clubs as they prepare for the new season.

 

BALLYMENA

Players in:
Emma Gillespie, defender returning to the club after 2 years teaching in Dubai. Junior Ulster representative 2014/15.
Rebecca McCluggage, midfielder returning to the club after university in the uk.
Naomi Harkness, former Belfast Harlequins, Irish and Ulster U18 forward who returns to her hometown club after university studies in Northumbria.

Players out: Katie Craig to Ulster Elks.

Coach: Davy Allen

 

BALLYMONEY

In: None. But a few young club members now at inter-pro level who will be keen to push for 1st XI hockey as the season progresses.
Out: None

Coach: Richard Fairman

Captain: Laura McCurdy

 

DUNGANNON

In: Jess Hood – Transfer from Omagh
Joanne Dodds – Recommencing hockey career after year off

Out: Lynda Elliott – Club coaching duties
Lisa Miller – Sabatical
Hanna Smyth – University Studies
Samantha Kelly – American Colleges
Sarah Winslow – Sabbatical
Andriea Ferry – Retired
Lesley Dickson – Retired
Morgan Jenkins – Coleraine

Coach: Scott Briar/Lynda Elliott

 

LISNAGARVEY

In: Robyn Chambers – Belfast Harlequins – Midfield/Forward – Represented Ireland U18/21 and Senior International – 22 Years Old
Dawn Axon – Ulster Elks – Forward – Represented Ulster U18s/21s
Leah Crooks – Ulster Elks – Goalkeeper – 24 Years Old
Chloe Gillard – Central Michigan University/Lurgan – Midfielder – Represented Ulster at U16/U18 – 26 Years Old
Helen Kerr – QUB – Defender – 23 Years Old
Paige Brown – QUB – Defender – Represented Ulster at U16/U18 and Irish Universities – 23 Years Old
Robyn McKee – QUBHC – Midfield – Represented Irish Unis – 24 Years Old
Julie Morrow – QUB – Forward – Represented Ulster Juniors – 22 Years Old
Kerry McIlwaine – QUB – Midfield/Forward – Represented Ulster Juniors – 22 Years Old

Out: Cara McEwen – Banbridge
Rachel Barnes – University of Newcastle
Amy Brown – Trinity College
Alyssa Jebb – Queens University
Beth Walker – University of Northumbria
Caitlyn Murphy – University of Glasgow
Anouk Morwood – University of Exeter

Coach: Adam Louden
Captain: Scarlet Holdsworth

 

LURGAN

In: Natalie Barr from USA
Louise Murray has returned home from working in London.

Out: Hannah Magowan to University in Liverpool.
Abbie McCullogh- to University in England.
Penny Joyce will be leaving end of September for a job in London.

Coach: Robbie McMinn
Captain: Sarah McClure

 

MOSSLEY

Erin Montgomery: from Rainey. Goalkeeper. Captained last years Belfast Telegraph Schools Cup winning team
Karen Dixon: From Ballyclare. Forward. Vastly experienced former North Down, Harlequins and Ulster player

Out: Gemma Ferguson (to Elks)
Lauren Mulholland (to uni)
Sophie McDowell (to uni)
Lauren McKee (to uni)
Zara McIlwaine (to uni)
Louise Creighton (pregnancy)

Coach: Gerard McIvor

 

QUEEN’S

Out: Robyn McKee (Garvey)
Paige Brown (Garvey)
Rachael Henderson
Anna Hutchinson (Elks)
Ellen Hood (England)
Beccy Anderson (England)
Jodie Kee (England).
In: Alyssa Jebb (Garvey)
Madison Bowyer (Pegasus
Emma Gregson (Banbridge)
Koren Ferguson (Rainey)

Coach: Simon Bell

 

RAINEY

In: Trish Neil (GK) from North Down
Out: Alex Burns (Trinity)
Koren Ferguson (Queen’s)

Coach: Richard McGaw

 

RANDALSTOWN

In: Emma Clyde returns to the club after playing for a season at Elks.

Out: Nicole Mott (formerly Moore): pregnant
Holly Taggart: Bath University
Sharon Graham: signed up to study a Masters degree course and has made herself unavailable

Coach: Harry McNeill
Captain: CJ McDonald

 

ULSTER ELKS

In: Bronwyn Kretzman, South Africa, 23, Midfield, Former Western province player, also Stellenbosch Uni and Capetown Uni player. Has trained and been part of South African International set up but not yet selected for any tournaments.
Chloe Jordan, Wales, 18, Midfield, Has played Welsh U 16, 18, 21 and 23. Is an EHF youth representative, helped develop para hockey in Wales.
Gemma Ferguson From Mossley, 18, GK, Ulster u16, u18 Irish U18 training panelist.
Niamh Hogan 15, GK new to senior hockey. Ulster U16
Jenna McCarlie From Larne, 16, forward, Ulster and Irish U16, Ulster U18 training panel
Ellen McCarlie from Larne, 17, forward
Katie Craig from Ballymena, 16, Defence, Ulster and Irish u16, Ulster U18 and UK school games gold winning team
Anna Hutchinson from Queens, 22, midfield/forward MSc student, part of Queen’s Ulster Shield winning side, was part of Elks until going to study at Queens and has now returned and completing MSc at Ulster Uni.
Sarah Jane Jamieson, from Knock 21, Midfield/forward, MSc student. Knocks Captain from last season
Megan Frazer 27, can play anywhere, senior International.World Cup silver medallist 2018. Planned to be returning in November during German indoor season until mid March.

Out: Annabelle Hamilton returned to Canada
Megan Rogers returned to USA
Leah Crooks (GK) to Lisnagarvey
Dawn Axon to Lisnagarvey
Emma Clyde to Randalstown.

Coach: Joel Cathcart
Captain: Emma Quinn TBC.