Irish World Cup Hockey Star, Elena Tice Stars in Global Sports Show

Irish hockey sensation Elena Tice has starred in a global sports show which was recently shown on Sky Sports (Sun, 30th September) and has now been distributed to broadcasters in over 100 countries by the International Cricket Council (ICC).  The feature was part of ICC’s flagship, magazine style programme, ‘ICC Cricket 360°’ and will continue to be aired all around the globe over the next few weeks.   The magazine style show is watched by millions of cricket fans in over a hundred countries, including Ireland, The UK, The USA, Australia, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Oman, Netherlands, China, Nepal, Hong Kong, and even non-traditional cricketing nations such as Papua New Guinea and Rwanda. The show brings fans the latest cricketing news and interesting insights into the players and their lives.

Tice was a member of the Irish Women’s Hockey team which created history by making it all the way to the Hockey World Cup final in London this summer and featured in each game as the ladies in green captured the hearts of the nation.  Tice, who was born in Basingstoke in England and spent time living in Vienna where she picked up her love for cricket, moved to Ireland when she was 8 years old and began playing cricket with Aravon School and Merrion Cricket Club in Wicklow.

International recognition wasn’t far away, and in 2011 Elena became one of the youngest cricket players ever to feature on an Irish senior team and was only 13 years old at the time. She would go on to represent Ireland gaining her 50th cap at just 16 years of age. She also earnt her 50th cap in hockey whilst still a teenage culminating in 100 caps between cricket and hockey. This is an incredible statistic for a sports person still in their teens and possibly a world’s first for any female sports personality.

It was only when she was 14 that she started to play hockey competitively and won a Leinster Schools Senior Cup with her school, St. Gerard’s in 2015, while also earning caps for Ireland at underage level. Elena broke into the senior ranks in November 2016 when she was still a student at St. Gerard’s, making her debut against Scotland and going on to establish herself as a key member of the team ever since.

The three-minute feature profile on ICC Cricket 360° delves into Elena Tice’s remarkable background in both cricket and hockey, detailing her decision to focus solely on the latter and gives an insight into her life at home with her parents in Glenealy in Co. Wicklow.

Elena is currently a student in University College Dublin and has helped her college team win a brilliant treble in 2016/17 when they captured the Irish Senior Cup, the Irish Hockey League and the EY Champions Trophy.The sports feature on Elena Tice can be seen on these links: https://www.icc-cricket.com/video/876833 Orhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLhGEgCb_u4

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About Elena

Elena was Born in Basingstoke, England, in 1997. She lived in Indianapolis and Vienna for spells before moving to Ireland when she was 8 years old. Her family moved to her mother’s hometown of Glenealy in County Wicklow, Ireland. Her brother, Patrick is also an extremely proficient cricket player and is a former captain of the Cambridge University Cricket Team.

Elena went to school in St. Gerard’s School in Co. Wicklow and completed her Leaving Certificate in Loretto in 2015/16.

She is currently studying in University College Dublin and helped her college team win a brilliant treble in 2016/17 when they captured the Irish Senior Cup, the Irish Hockey League and the EY Champions Trophy.

Cricket Factfile

Elena began playing cricket when her family lived in Vienna and she started playing with Aravon School and Merrion Cricket Club in Co. Wicklow when the family moved to Ireland.

Elena became one of the youngest cricket players ever (either male or female) to play for the Irish Senior and at the age of just 13 she made her international cricket debut. At the age of 16, Elena played for Ireland in the 2014 ICC Women’s World Twenty20. She has not played for Ireland since playing against Australia in 2015 but has already garnered over 60 caps in international cricket.

Hockey Factfile

Elena began playing hockey at a young age and played schools hockey for St. Gerard’s and for Loretto. She won a Leinster Schools Senior Cup with St. Gerard’s in 2015.

She currently plays with UCD and helped the team win a treble in 2016/17, winning the Irish Senior Cup, the Irish Hockey League and the EY Champions Trophy.

She played for UCD in the 2018 EuroHockey Club Champions Cup, with UCD being the only Irish side in the 8-team competition.

Elena played at under 16 and U18 levels for Ireland, before making her senior debut in November 2016 against Scotland when she was just 17 and still in St Gerard’s School.

Elena is World Cup Silver Medallist and played in all of Ireland’s games when the team created history by reaching the Hockey World Cup final in 2018.