Ireland finished in ninth place in their first ever Junior World Cup campaign held in Potchefstroom, South Africa in April. It was an unforgettable experience for the Junior Green Army to compete at this level for the first time, winning three out of five fixtures in South Africa. The competition was originally set to be played in December until the Omicron variant put it on hold.
Ireland began the campaign with a narrow 2-1 loss to England, and were denied a quarter-final place in the second game with South Africa that ended 1-0 to the hosts. However, Ireland made it three wins from three against Canada (6-1), Malaysia (2-1), and Austria (4-0) to finish the World Cup with a flourish.
UCD Ladies Hockey players in the squad were Ellie McLoughlin, KJ Marshall, Sarah McAuley, Emma Paul, Amy Elliott, Sophia Cole, Rachel Kelly.
UCD Ladies Hockey ended a decade-long wait to win the Jacqui Potter Cup in March after a 2-1 win over Old Alex. Emma Young and Ellen Atkinson scored a goal apiece within the first 10 minutes of the game, while Laura Gunning saved a penalty with just over a minute left to secure the win.