The Armagh Hockey Club U12 girls are set to take on their biggest challenge yet as they prepare to compete in the U12 Holland Elite Cup in Den Bosch this Easter. This prestigious tournament brings together the best U12 girls’ hockey teams from across Europe, and Armagh is ready to show the world what they’re made of.

This won’t be the first time that Armagh Hockey Club has participated in a Holland Elite Hockey tournament. In fact, they’ve been involved since the very beginning, making their debut appearance in Schiedam in 2018. Since then, Armagh has built a reputation as a skilled and determined team, and they’re eager to showcase their talents on the European stage once again.

Armagh Hockey Club has been a fixture in the Northern Irish sports community since 1959. Over the years, they’ve developed a strong reputation for producing talented and passionate hockey players. Niall McCool has been the club’s contact person since their first Holland Elite Hockey tournament, and the team is grateful for his unwavering support and guidance.

Niall McCool – Chairman of Armagh Hockey Club and U12 Head Coach said, “We are very excited to take our U12 girls to Holland to compete in one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world. This is a tremendous opportunity for our girls to play in one of the most iconic hockey clubs in the world, Den Bosch. Our girls may never get an opportunity like this again in their hockey career so we are determined to make the most of it and soak it all in. This particular group of young athletes are very talented and hard-working and won’t be phased by the challenge ahead. They are focused and determined to give a good account of themselves on the biggest stage for club hockey.”

McCool continued, “Armagh Hockey Club believes in giving their players and teams opportunities to challenge and test their skills at the highest and most intense environments. Over the years all of our past players who went on to play for the Irish Senior Women’s team all participated on tours like this and we know for sure it helps to shape them and develop them into world class hockey players.”

The Armagh girls are excited to take on this new challenge and are determined to give it their all. They know they’ll be facing tough competition, but they’re up for the challenge. This tournament will provide them with an opportunity to test their skills against some of the best young hockey players in the world, and they’re eager to see what they can accomplish.

The Armagh Hockey Club U12 girls are ready to represent their city, their club, and their country with pride. They know that they’ll be carrying the hopes and dreams of their supporters with them as they take to the field in Den Bosch. With their talent, dedication, and determination, they’re sure to make their mark on this prestigious tournament and show the world what they’re made of.


Pictured: Armagh Hockey Club U12 Girl’s Squad