Congratulations to Banbridge Hockey Club players Peter Brown, Bruce McCandless and Eugene Magee who have been selected for the Ireland squad which will play in the forthcoming Trifinance EuroHockey Championships.  All three players return to the squad having been unavailable for Ireland’s last major tournament, World League 3, due to illness or injury.

At the tournament which will take place from 17th – 25th August 2013 in Belgium, Ireland will face some of the world’s best with three of the top four ranked countries in the world competing.   Ireland  in Pool B will come head to head with The Netherlands, Poland and England while Pool A is comprised of Germany, Spain, Belgium and the Czech Republic .

The Ireland squad is as follows and the match schedule is listed below.


Player / Club / Caps

1.Jonny BELL (Lisnagarvey) 23

2.Peter BROWN (Banbridge) 11

3.Chris CARGO (Reading) 77

4.Peter CARUTH (Braxgata) 73

5.Stephen COLE (Monkstown) 4

6.Mitch DARLING (Three Rock Rovers) 101

7. David FITZGERALD (Monkstown) GK 18

8.Kyle GOOD (Monkstown) 15

9.Ronan GORMELY (Krefeld) 172

10.Conor HARTE (SCHC) 118

11. David HARTE (Kampong) (GK) 117

12.John JACKSON (Braxgata) Captain. 127

13. Stuart LOUGHREY (Team Bath Buccaneers) 40

14.Eugene MAGEE (Banbridge) 168

15.Bruce McCANDLESS (Banbridge) 50

16.Shane O’DONOGHUE (UCD) 34

17. Kirk SHIMMINS  (Pembroke Wanderers)

18.Michael WATT (SCHC) 132


Match Schedule – Ireland:

Sunday 18th August Ireland v Netherlands 18.00 (Local Time)

Monday 19th August Ireland v Poland 16.00 (Local Time)

Wednesday 21st August Ireland v England 11.30 (Local Time)

Full Match Schedule

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