Ireland 5-0 Wales (World League 1 Men)
Ireland's men took on Wales tonight in round 1 of their first ever World League the new route to the World Cup 2014. Ireland need to finish in the top two to progress through to
Ireland 5 (2) (Jonny Bruton x 2 op, John Jermyn pc, Conor Harte pc, Timmy Cockram op)Wales 0 (0)
Ireland's men took on Wales tonight in round 1 of their first ever World League the new route to the World Cup 2014. Ireland need to finish in the top two to progress through to World League 2 and tonight they got off to a great start with a 5-0 win over hosts Wales on night that also saw Ulsterman John Jackson secure his 100th cap.
Marksman John Jermyn kick started proceedings early on when he draged high to the left side giving the boys in green a 1-0 lead. Ireland doubled their lead again through a set piece this time with defender Conor Harte stepping up to drag home making it 2-0 before half time.
Ireland continued with the same momentum through the final thirty five and it was Jonathon Bruton whomade it three for Ireland finishing off a great run. Just eight minutes later Timmy Cockram scored a cracking reverse stick shot from the left of the circle firing home past the keeper to make it 4-0, before Bruton was on hand once again to score his second and Ireland's 5th.
Ireland will play again tomorrow against Austria at 2.30pm
Squad: Bell, Jonathon Lisnagarvey; Bruton, Jonathon YMCA; Carroll, Kenneth Railway Union; Caruth, Peter Braxgata; Cockram, Tim Lisnagarvey; Darling, Michael Three Rock Rovers; Smyth, Tim Cookstown; Fitzgerald, David Monkstown; Gleghorne, Paul Instonians; Gormley, Ronan (Capt) Crefelder HTC; Harte, Conor SCHC; Harte, David Kampong; Jackson, John Braxgata; Jermyn, John Penguin; Magee, Eugene Crefender HTC; McCandless, Bruce Banbridge; McConnell, Andrew Hurley; Watt, Michael SCHC
Friday 7 September
15:30 Austria 5-1 Sweden
18:00 Ireland 5-0 Wales
Saturday 8 September
14:00 Austria v Ireland
16:30 Wales v Sweden
Sunday 9th September
12:00 Ireland v Sweden
15:00 Wales v Austria
Official website http://www.hockeywales.org.uk/worldleaguecardiff/index.htm
Ireland Women v Wales
Ireland's Women sponsored by Electric Ireland are also in action this weekend playing three practise test games against Scotland in Scotland as they continue preparations for the Electric Ireland FIH Road to London.