Read more about Greenisland players who have represented Ulster in recent years.
Jenny Henry, Cheryl McCracken and Ruth Hewitt all featured for Ulster at the Junior Inter Pros in Galway on 24th & 25th March 2007. Although the title went to Munster who won all their four games, the experience was one which the three Greenisland girls enjoyed and feel has further developed their hockey.
Ruth, Cheryl and Jenny in action for Ulster
All three girls currently play on Greenisland’s 1st XI who won promotion from Qualifying League Section 1. The news is fantastic for the girls as they had more representatives on the squad than any other club.
Ruth Hewitt has been playing in goals for the 1sts for the past four years and her ability as a goalkeeper just keeps getting better and better. It really came as no surprise that Ruth got selected as her form this year has been outstanding. In twelve league and cup games for Greenisland Ruth has conceded just a single goal, which shows the depth of her talent and the defence who play in front of her.
Jenny Henry has been playing for Greenisland 1st XI since the age of 14 and has been an intricate team member, winning various league and cup titles. Jenny’s playing ability is tireless and she commands the midfield at times, linking play between forwards and backs. Jenny has matured into a great hockey player over the years and looks forward to representing the Ulster juniors in Galway this year. She said “I have been training very hard this year and feel now I am ready to take up this honour.”
Cheryl McCracken came from Enniskillen Ladies five years ago and went straight onto Greenisland 1st XI, retaining her position in right midfield ever since. Cheryl’s commitment and dedication to the game is second to none. Her skills are outstanding and she plays tirelessly every week. Cheryl was unlucky last year not to be selected but a very determined young lady left the selectors in no doubt this year. She is also an important team member whose play down the right has created numerous chances for the Greenisland forwards this year.