Irish Coaching Role for Smith

New Zealander Darren Smith has been named the new Ireland women’s hockey national coach. Napier-born Smith, 39, takes up the role following six years as assistant coach to the New Zealand men’s team who recently finished ninth at the London Olympics. Smith also represented New Zealand on 212 occasions as a player, earning a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002. “I am absolutely delighted at the appointment of Darren and I am really looking forward to working under his world-class leadership,” Irish captain Alex Speers said. Smith will officially take up the role in January 2013.


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Bayern Munich and Nuremberg Share Sarpreet Singh

Bayern Munich and Nuremberg Share Sarpreet Singh

It has been just over a year since Sarpreet Singh, 21, officially joined the Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich, at number 10. The former Wellington Phoenix player is not only the first…