Rathdown School welcomes new Head of Hockey

We are delighted to welcome Sarah Scott to lead our hockey coaches and teams.

Sarah comes to Rathdown from St Gerard’s School where she was Head of Girls Sport since 2009. She has an impressive history as a hockey coach and player. Sarah has built a sterling reputation as a dynamic, creative, resourceful and high impact leader. Sarah’s coaching achievements are too many to list and cover all levels from National teams to Schools hockey. Some of the highlights include:

  • At National level, Sarah is regularly involved as Assistant Coach to the Irish Senior, U18 and U16 teams driving them to successfully qualify for multiple European A Division Championships
  • At Provincial level, she led the Leinster U16 to multiple championship wins up to 2015 when she then commenced as Head Coach for Leinster U18s
  • At Club Level, Sarah is currently the Head Coach at Muckross Hockey Club, who are the 2017-2018 Division 1 winners gaining promotion to the EYHL
  • At schools level under the leadership of Sarah, St. Gerard’s won the Leinster Schools Cup and were 2016 All Ireland finalists

“I’ve worked in the hockey world as a player, coach and administrator for decades, and I still love it just as much as I did when I started out. I believe strongly in the power of sports to instil lifelong values and to foster positive relationships,” said Sarah Scott.
“Here in Rathdown School, we will help students develop that same love and skill in hockey from beginners up to the highest level of performance. I’m thrilled to be leading them.”


“Sarah Scott holds an outstanding reputation in Irish Women’s hockey coaching both for her skill and the way she inspires people. Her personality and approach mesh with our school’s core values. We’re excited to welcome her to Rathdown School and to celebrating many more future successes.”
Brian Moore, Head of School.