Photo: Girls in green take on GB Hockey

A photo of Lisnagravey Hockey, 1912

Girls in green taken on GB hockey!

This weekend (13 March 2021) the Irish Ladies’ Hockey team (which has eight Ulster players on the squad) are playing matches against the Olympic Champions Great Britain at Queen’s University, Belfast.

This photo shows Lisnagarvey Ladies’ Hockey Club, in 1912. The club had two future Ireland players: Lisburn sisters Kitty and Sylvia Kirkwood played for Ireland in the 1920s.

This month is the 125th anniversary of the first ever women’s international field hockey match which was played on 2 March 1896 at Alexandra College Dublin and Ireland beat England 2-0).