Hockey Ireland has appointed former Cycling Ireland and Triathlon ireland CEO Matt McKerrow as its interim CEO as it seeks a permanent replacement for Ronan Murphy who stepped down after less than a year in the post to take up an international job offer.

Murphy had been highly regarded and his departure was unexpected coming only a year out from the Paris Olympic Games and at a key time for the sport to focus on building from the recent success of international teams.

McKerrow is a good choice to keep things ticking over with plenty of experience in the sports administration field.

He served as CEO of Triathlon Ireland for four years before heading for New Zealand where he served in senior Innovation and Partnership roles with Sport New Zealand.

He returned to Ireland in May 2019 to take up the role of CEO at Cycling Ireland which he did until december of last year.