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Meredith names squad for World League 3 Preparation   16/04/2013

Meredith names squad for World League 3 Preparation

Irish Hockey Men's Coach Andrew Meredith has named a 30 man squad in preparation for the FIH World League 3 competition in June in Rotterdam. Meredith on this occasion will be without the services of experienced players John Jermyn through work & marriage commitments and Mitch Darling who is only unavailable for World League 3 where the Green Machine will aim to finish in qualification places for the World Cup.


Ireland will travel to Rotterdam, Holland from 13th - 23rd June 2013 for their World League Semi-Finals where they are pooled into a group of four teams initially with three of Australia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, India or two other yet to be determined qualifiers i.e. the winner of the upcoming World League 2 tournament in France and the highest ranked second place team from the French or Russia World League 2 competition.

 

WL3 Rotterdam Squad

Club

1

Bell

Jonathan

Lisnagarvey

2

Brown

Peter

Banbridge

3

Bruton

Jonny

YMCA

4

Buser

Daniel

Lisnagarvey

5

Cargo

Chris

Reading

6

Carson

David

Monkstown

7

Caruth

Peter

Braxgata

8

Cockram

Tim

Lisnagarvey

9

Cole

Stephen

Monkstown

10

Dowds

Stephen

Banbridge

11

Fitzgerald

David

Monkstown

12

Gleghorne

Paul

Instonians

13

Good

Kyle

Monkstown

14

Gormley

Ronan

Krefeld

15

Harte

Conor

SCHC

16

Harte

David

Kampong

17

Hughes

Ian

Cookstown

18

Jackson

John

Braxgata

19

Lorimer

James

Lisnagarvey

20

Loughrey

Stuart

Bath Buccaneers

21

Magee

Eugene

Krefeld

22

Maguire

Phelie

Hurley

23

McCabe

Geoff

Santander

24

McCandless

Bruce

Banbridge

25

McConnell

Andy

Hurley

26

O'Donoghue

Shane

UCD

27

Rollins

Matthew

Cookstown

28

Sothern

Alan

Pembroke

29

Watkins

Gareth

Monkstown

30

Watt

Michael

SCHC


Andrew Meredith has also added some additional players to his Intensive Training Centre squad for regional sessions in Belfast & Dublin in preparation for the European Nations in August 2013 having spent considerable time running the rule over players in the first 3 rounds of the Irish Hockey League. Meredith will announce the squad for the Europeans Nations following the completion of the World League 3 tournament

 

1

Bell

Jonathan

Lisnagarvey

2

Bell

Matthew

Banbridge

3

Brown

Peter

Banbridge

4

Buser

Daniel

Lisnagarvey

5

Carlisle

Drew

Banbridge

6

Cockram

Tim

Lisnagarvey

7

Corry

James

Instonians

8

Dowds

Stephen

Banbridge

9

Edgar

William

Annadale

10

Gleghorne

Paul

Instonians

11

Hughes

Ian

Cookstown

12

Lorimer

James

Lisnagarvey

13

Magee

Owen

Banbridge

14

McCandless

Bruce

Banbridge

15

McKee

Jonny

Banbridge

16

Purcell

Peter

Annadale

17

Robson

Michael

Annadale

18

Rollins

Matthew

Cookstown

19

Bruton

Jonny

YMCA

20

Carroll

Kenny

Railways

21

Carson

David

Monkstown

22

Cole

Lee

Monkstown

23

Cole

Stephen

Monkstown

24

Darling

Mitch

Three Rock Rovers

25

Fitzgerald

David

Monkstown

26

Flannery

Ronan

Pembroke

27

Good

Kyle

Monkstown

28

Ingram

Mark

Pembroke

29

O'Donoghue

Shane

UCD

30

Shimmins

Kirk

Pembroke

31

Sothern

Alan

Pembroke

32

Walker

Iain

YMCA

33

Watkins

Gareth

Monkstown

34

Caruth

Peter

Braxgata

35

Jackson

John

Braxgata

36

Magee

Eugene

Krefeld

37

McCabe

Geoff

Santander

38

Watt

Michael

SCHC

39

Gormley

Ronan

Krefeld

40

Harte

Conor

SCHC

41

Lynch

Jason

Krefeld

 

       
Speaking to hockey.ie, Green Machine coach Meredith said "The original intention was to select 28 athletes who would be involved in the preparation for the WL3 World Cup qualifier in June, but due to long term injuries to Tim Cockram and Conor Harte, we have expanded the group to 30. The final selection for Rotterdam will come from this playing group."

Meredith continued "Thereafter, a new squad will be selected for the European Nations in Antwerp in August, which will put in contention the athletes that have been selected to participate in the de-centralised Intensive Training Centre (ITC) program. I am very excited about the young talent that is currently on show in the IHL, and look forward to begin working closely with these athletes and tracking their development, while assisting them in reaching their potential as world class competitors."

Meredith was keen to express exactly where the focus was for the Green Machine in the coming months "Clearly the prime objective for the group this summer, is to qualify for the World Cup. Therefore our major focus is on World League 3 which we believe clearly presents the best and most realistic opportunity for qualification. The unavailability of both the experienced players John Jermyn and Mitch Darling is unfortunate, but also presents an enormous opportunity for other players involved in the selection"








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