Hockey Ireland Olympic Qualifiers at Energia Park
We are delighted to announce that the Hockey Ireland Womens Olympic Qualifiers will take place at Energia Park in Donnybrook on the 2nd and 3rd of November.
Speaking on the announcement, CEO of Hockey Ireland, Jerome Pels said, “We’re excited to announce Energia Park in Donnybrook as the venue for the Women’s Olympic Qualifier matches against Canada this November. This is a huge step for the sport in Ireland to play hockey in a venue of this size.
“A lot of time and research has been dedicated to establishing whether the event could take place here. Similar to England Hockey’s successful use of an overlay carpet for their FIH Pro League matches at The Stoop in London earlier this year, we’re excited to bring this unique experience to Ireland.
“We’d like to thank Leinster Rugby for accommodating us in Energia Park and look forward to bringing this event to fruition.”
The Head of Commercial with Leinster Rugby, Kevin Quinn said, “This is another hugely positive step for us in Leinster Rugby to showcase our ability to offer a facility like Energia Park to other governing bodies and organisations.
The capacity at Energia Park, home of the Leinster Rugby teams and the Ireland International Women’s team, is 6,000.