By Emily Goddard

Mary Logue Ireland womens hockey coachMay 16 - Mary Logue and Graham Shaw have been confirmed as the latest former Ireland international players to join the nation's hockey coaching staff.

Logue, who has 153 caps for Ireland, has been working with the women's senior squad alongside national lead Darren Smith on an interim basis at World League 2 in Valencia but will now become the team's permanent assistant coach.

As well as serving as head coach for the Ireland under-18 girls from 2007 to 2009, Logue has most recently been coaching Hermes Hockey Club in the Irish Hockey League for the past few seasons following a spell at University College Dublin from 2008 to 2009.

She takes up her new post with immediate effect and will join Smith to meet the players at a training camp at University College Dublin this weekend.

Shaw, who also has more than 150 senior caps for the country, will work with Logue as assistant coach to the team while also serving as the new women's under-21 coach to continue the "development and future integration of both the senior and under 21 squads", according to Irish Hockey.

Shaw has coached the Ireland under 18 boys in recent seasons as well as working with 2013 Irish Hockey League women's finalists Loreto.

He also completed a men's Irish Hockey League and Irish Senior Cup double as player/coach with Monkstown Hockey Club.

"Everyone at Irish Hockey wishes both Mary and Graham all the best in their new roles," read a statement from the national governing body for the sport.

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