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Irish women to field two teams at the Haggis Cup

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The Dublin Demons men’s team are regulars to the Haggis Cup each year. This year their sister team ‘Dublin Angels’ are heading to the tournament in what will be the first time any women’s teams have participated. The Kilrea Kookaburra’s will also be travelling to Edinburgh with Irish Banshees coach Andrew Hickey in tow.

The two teams played against each other last year only a couple of times, the Angels remaining undefeated. Last year the executive committee were more focused on the International Cup, so this year they want to shift their focus on building and cementing the local teams in the women’s league. They are hoping for a big increase in numbers and more opportunities to play matches, as well as also hoping to have a Cork team up and running this year. Already the Dublin Angels have 6 new players, 3 of which will play their first match at the Haggis cup.

The two Irish teams will field a mix of players, some of them represented Ireland at the International Cup and Euro Cup last year. International cup captains (Emma Kelly and Aimee Louise Hazley) and a few of the other ‘Irish Banshees’ will be playing on opposite teams, giving the girls the chance to play against their team mates which will be interesting!

The teams have been training for a good while now and are match ready, they are very eager to get a game so we should expect an energetic match with the normal Irish pace, turbo.

BELOW: Andrew Hickey's Kilrea Kookaburras

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Irish women to field two teams at the Haggis Cup
Authored by: Brett Northey on Tuesday, April 17 2012 @ 10:12 pm ACST

So are we expecting any Scottish or English women's sides in the Haggis Cup?

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Irish women to field two teams at the Haggis Cup
Authored by: Tobietta Rhyman on Wednesday, April 18 2012 @ 05:32 am ACST

The Scottish and English girls are going to be mixed in with the two Irish teams.

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Little Pommy Girl
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Irish women to field two teams at the Haggis Cup
Authored by: Brett Northey on Wednesday, April 18 2012 @ 02:51 pm ACST

Thanks.  That should be a great experience for them.

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Irish women to field two teams at the Haggis Cup
Authored by: John McIntyre on Friday, April 20 2012 @ 04:49 am ACST

Yeah Glasgow have 5 females who should be playing and are all really excited. They have been playing in mixed games but this will be a great experience for them.

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