Ladies coaching teams announced for next season


The Executive Committee is delighted to announce the Ladies Senior coaching set up for next season. For the 1st team, Justin Sherriff is continuing in his role as head coach, with Brendon Carolan joining him as technical coach. Head Coach Justin SherriffAn assistant coach may also be appointed to the 1st team at a later date. As one of the most prolific strikers in the country for many years, Justin earned 91 caps for Ireland, scoring 46 goals. Justin played professionally for Dragons in Belgium for 3 years where he also moved into coaching. Technical Coach Brendon CarolanHe was also Head Coach to the Leinster U18’s girls last season.

Brendon Carolan is a High Performance FIH Qualified coach, and was awarded South African Coach of the year for 2009. Last season he led our Men’s 1sts to the KO16’s of the EHL, and remains coach to the Men’s 1sts again for the coming season. Brendon will provide technical coaching to both Ladies 1sts and 2nd squads this season.

For the Ladies 2nd team, we are also delighted to report that Michael O’Connor will be continuing in his role as coach. His previous coaching experience included a successful two-year spell at Genesis, where his team secured promotion to division 3, and finished a credible 4th in their first year following promotion. Mick also has experience coaching abroad, with stints in both the USA and Perth in the last number of years. His own playing career is impressive, and as a stalwart of the Pembroke men’s first team, has enjoyed continued success, winning 3 Irish Hockey League Championships and numerous other trophies. Most recently Mick was selected to play with the Leinster senior team in the 2011 Interprovencial competition, and has also played in the semi-professional league in Perth, Australia in 2010. Mick will be continuing in his role as Ladies II’s coach for the 2011 / 2012 season, where he plans to build on the foundations established last season, and develop and integrate the emerging talented fillies players into the 1st and 2nds squads.

We are confident that the continuity established by retaining and extending the coaching structures will allow us advance the good work done last season with both teams.

For further information on the Ladies 1sts and 2nd teams, and information about joining Pembroke Wanderers please email

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