National Men’s Hockey Coach, Craig Fulton, has announced an 18-man squad which will travel to London to compete against South Africa, Scotland and England in the Investec London Cup at the Olympic Park from Wednesday until July 13.
The team announcement comes after a weekend of exhilarating hockey by the Green Machine who played world number five seed, England, in a double header at UCD. Ireland narrowly lost 2-3 in the opening test but secured a 2-1 win in the second in front of a packed crowd in UCD.
It also brought together the Gleghorne brothers on opposing teams, with Paul (Ireland) and Mark (England) facing each other.
On his selection Fulton said: “Competition for places in the team is high which is a real positive and all 25 players have contributed.
“I trust the team I have selected will build on the recent matches we have played and look forward to consistent team performances at the Investec London Cup.”
David Harte (GK) (SV Kampong (Holland)
David Fitzgerald (Monkstown)
John Jackson (Reading)
Conor Harte (Royal Club de Racing Bruxells)
Paul Gleghorne (Instonians)
Jonny Bell (Lisnagarvey)
Ronan Gormley ( Krefeld HC (Germany)
Stuart Loughrey (Cannock)
Shane O’Donoghue (UCD)
Kirk Shimmins (UCD)
Michael Robson (Annadale)
Eugene Magee (Banbridge)
Stephen Cole (Monkstown)
Mikie Watt (Surbiton)
Timmy Cockram (Lisnagarvey)
Mitch Darling (Three Rock Rovers)
Mossie Elliott (Pembroke Wanderers)
Alan Sothern (Pembroke Wanderers)
Non-travelling reserves: Stephen West; Peter Caruth; Kyle Good; Drew Carlisle; Bruce McCandless
Wednesday July 9 17.15 Ireland v South Africa
Thursday July 10 17.15 Ireland v Scotland
Saturday July 12 noon Ireland v England
Sunday July 13 Cross-over match