Congratulations to hockey players Erika Lowe and Sally O’Hara, who were selected to represent the 2020 Connacht Interpro’s at U18s and U16s respectively.

The girls, both playing at mid position, took part in a series of trials throughout June and impressed selectors to make this year’s sides. Erika is no stranger to Interpro action, having been previously selected to represent the side at U16 level in 2019.

While current restrictions have caused the postponement of matches, the girls did see some game time during the summer, with challenge matches against Leinster, the South East and Senior Salerno, Galway and Crescent, Limerick sides.

The interpro’s are key for the scouting of talent and selection of international squads. They showcase the cream of Irish hockey and we are very proud to see two of our Bower girls feature in this year’s line-up.

Congratulations to Erika and Sally, their coaches at Athlone Hockey Club and their school coach, Gudgie Moran. Here’s hoping the season can resume shortly and the girls can continue to develop their sporting skills.