EuroHockey Championships 2023 – Róisín received Best Player Award by Madha Nazaret, technical delegate, and finished as top scorer of the event.
Raheen native Róisín Upton was crowned Player of the Tournament
By I Love Limerick Correspondent Ellie McCarthy
Raheen native Róisín Upton was crowned Player of the Tournament. Róisín and her team, The Catholic Institute, secured their place for the EuroHockey Championships 2023 in Germany next year. This news comes after the team won their match against Turkey at the Sport Ireland Campus last Sunday. The team beat them with a 7-0 victory. Róisín and her team won all three of their group fixtures leading them to their place in the finals.
Róisín had a strong team beside her as fellow players Naomi Carroll and Hannah McLoughlin netted Ireland’s second goal and swept the ball to the penalty spot where Naomi was diving in to guide the ball into the net.
Róisín added her third goal of the tournament in the second half of the match with a low penalty corner shot from the left of the D to make it 6-0.
After also winning the matches against Poland and the Czech Republic, Róisín received the Best Player Award by Madha Nazaret, technical delegate, and also finished as the top scorer of the event. Róisín, who is also the vice-captain, netted three goals in three games, including two in Ireland’s opening day win against Poland.
The Women’s EuroHockey Championship 2023 will be the sixteenth edition of the Women’s EuroHockey Championship. The tournament will be held in August 2023 at the Warsteiner HockeyPark, in Mönchengladbach, Germany where eight teams will compete for the title and the winner will qualify for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
At 28 years old, Róisín has accomplished many things. Not only is she one of Ireland’s best international hockey players, but she also is a teacher, Olympian, World Cup Silver Medallist, GOAL global ambassador and a brand ambassador for Milford Care Centre. Roisin was also named Limerick Person of the Year in 2019.
She was previously part of the Ireland team that played in the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup final and was also a member of the Connecticut Huskies teams that won the 2013 and 2014 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championships.
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