Kohler’s dedication to the sport has been incredible, and her skill and stamina, along with her composure, were standout features of her game. Her leadership qualities made her a role model for all aspiring young players.
Kohler has amassed a staggering 166 caps and was once Ireland’s most capped women’s hockey player.
“We finished 15th out of the 16 nations, but, with a bit of luck, we could have clinched 12th place,” she says.
“We were gutted, but sometimes, in life, you have to stand up and admit the best team won on the day,” Kohler says.
In a sport that has had many great players over the years, Rachael Kohler will be remembered as one of the greatest that this country has ever produced.
Rachael Kohler was once the most capped player in Irish Women’s Hockey, with a total of 166 caps.
She played with Ireland in the 1994 and 2002 World Cups.
Kohler won countless Munster Leagues and Cups with Harlequins and also captained them to an Irish Women’s Cup title in 2000.
Rachael was a member of the UCC side that won the Inter-varsity in Cork in 1996.