Paul Revington, the new Ireland Senior Men’s Hockey Coach, today announced a panel of 26 for the Irish Senior Squad.
Revington, who does not officially take up his post until January, had the opportunity to view over thirty players during last month’s triple header against Scotland, and also held meetings with players and staff during his ten day visit to Ireland.
Revington was obviously excited about the quality of the talent pool he was able to select from for the squad, commenting, ‘I am pleased to announce a very well balanced Irish Men's Hockey squad moving into 2009.
‘The squad contains a healthy mix of youth and experience, experienced players in key areas of the field, exciting attacking and goal scoring options and high quality goalkeepers.
‘The squad was selected through careful consultation with previous and current National Coaching staff, and was solidified by way of me being fortunate enough to watch over 30 players during the recent series against Scotland.’
SENIOR MEN’S SQUAD
David Harte GK Pembroke Wanderers
Iain Walker GK YMCA
Mark Ruddle GK Cork C of I
Gareth Lennox GK Banbridge
Ronan Gormley Pembroke Wanderers
Tim Lewis Pembroke Wanderers
Joe Brennan Glenanne
John Jackson Loughborough Students
Keith Black Cookstown
Conor Harte Pembroke Wanderers
Karl Burns Cork C of I
John Jermyn Cork C of I
Mark Black Cork Harlequins
David Hobbs Cork C of I
Graham Shaw Glenanne
Stephen Butler Glenanne
Andy McConnell Three Rock Rovers
David Ames Cookstown
Geoff McCabe Banbridge
Phelie Maguire Three Rock Rovers
Timmy Cockram Lisnagarvey
Eugene Magee Banbridge
Mitch Darling Three Rock Rovers
Michael Watt Grange, Scotland
Alan Sothern Pembroke Wanderers
Mark Gleghorne Instonians