Fulton Names Squad For Tri Nations In Spain

  • Jan 25,2017


The Green Machine will begin 2017 in the same manner in which they finished 2016 with a series of international fixtures in Spain, though on this occasion they will compete in a Tri-Nations competition against Spain, world number 9, and France, world number 17. The series will prove invaluable for Craig Fulton’s side as they face a higher ranked team in Spain, as well as a potential World League 2 opponent in France, placed in Pool B for World League 2 in Belfast (March 11-19). The squad selected is not dissimilar to that from December’s trip to Spain when Fulton elected for a mixture of youth and experience.


Speaking about the upcoming series Fulton said “It is a new look squad with a nice blend of youth and experience. We have some exciting younger players making the squad and pushing for places which is healthy for our short and long term goals to qualify for the World Cup as a Irish senior men’s squad”.


Fulton continued “It’s been five years since we hosted a senior men’s tournament in Ireland. We are really looking forward to playing World League 2 in Belfast, and the main goal is to qualify for the World Cup and this is the first step in that process”.


Match Details

 

Spain vs France 29/1/2017 4pm in Benalmadena

France vs Ireland 30/1/2017 4pm in Benalmadena

Spain vs Ireland 31/1/2017 4pm Malaga

Spain vs France 1/2/2017 4pm in Benalmadena

France vs Ireland 2/2/2017 4pm in Malaga

Spain vs Ireland 3/2/2017 1pm in Benalmadena

*times listed are local.

 

Squad

 

Jonny Bell
Lisnagarvey
Defender
Matthew Bell
Banbridge
Defender
Lee Cole
Monkstown
Defender
Paul Gleghorne
Lisnagarvey
Defender
Ronan Gormley
Krefeld
Defender
Conor Harte
Racing
Defender
Sam O’Connor
Glenanne
Defender
Chris Cargo
Hampstead & Westminster
Midfield
Jamie Wright
Banbridge
Midfield
Shane O’Donoghue
Glenanne
Midfield
Neal Glassey
Lisnagarvey
Midfield
Peter Brown
Banbridge
Midfield
Sean Murray
Lisnagarvey
Midfield
Eugene Magee
Banbridge
Forward
Johnny McKee
Banbridge
Forward
Matthew Nelson
Lisnagarvey
Forward
Julian Dale
Cork Church of Ireland
Forward
Jeremy Duncan
UCD
Forward
Ben Walker
Three Rock Rovers
Forward
Jamie Carr
Three Rock Rovers
GK
Mark Ingram
Pembroke
GK