Bluetooth does business
Published 13/02/2016 | 00:00
Enniscorthy's Under-14 boys' hockey side has made a great impact on their division of the Leinster league in their debut season.
And their progress, needing just one more win for the title, owes much to coach Kai Gahan and a little to modern technology.
Kai was summoned away from their most recent victory, leaving Ian Rynhart as deputy, but her assistant was not required to give the half-time pep talk.
Just as Ian was poised to deliver his speech, a club official ran on to the pitch with a mobile phone.
The call was from the absent coach who conveyed her tactical analysis with the help of the phone's loudspeaker.
Thanks to the bluetooth, as she drove away from the venue, Kai's instructions to each player were relayed from her car into the heart of the team huddle.
The phone call proved effective, with her boys going on beat the South East Lions by a convincing 4-1 margin.
Kai is one of the best-known figures in the region in hockey circles, and she was responsible for the success of numerous school teams in the Loreto Wexford in the past.
The Enniscorthy boys are lucky to have a person of her calibre to guide them, and the progress of the under-age teams is pleasing to all those with an eye to the future development and well-being of the club.