Thursday, November 30, 2023

Elliot called up to Ireland squad for Champions Challenge

Ireland coach Craig Fulton has announced his squad of 18 for the upcoming Pahang Hockey Champions Challenge I in Kuantan.

Fulton said: “It is exciting to select some new faces and have some of the senior internationals back for Champions Challenge I. It will be a good challenge to test ourselves against higher ranked opposition with New Zealand, Japan and Poland in our Pool. The obvious objective is to finish as high as possible as world ranking points are on offer.”

Fulton has selected one uncapped player in Maurice Elliott – a former team-mate mate of the South African in his time with Pembroke Wanderers. The national team departed for Malaysia on Thursday and compete against New Zealand, Poland and Japan in pool A while Spain, France, Korea, Malaysia and Canada make up pool B.   

Ireland Squad

David Harte GK (Kampong)
David Fitzgerald GK (Monkstown) 
John Jackson (Captain) (Reading)
Paul Gleghorne (Instonians)
Johnny Bell (Lisnagarvey)
Richard Shaw (Glenanne)
Mathew Bell (Banbridge)
Bruce McCandless (Banbridge)
Eugene Magee (Banbridge)
Drew Carlisle (Banbridge)
Michael Robson (Annadale)
Peter Brown (UCD)
Chris Cargo (Reading)
Alan Sothern (Pembroke Wanderers)
Steven Dowds (Banbridge)
Kirk Shimmins (UCD)
Philip Brown (Banbridge)
Maurice Elliot (Pembroke Wanderers)


Coach: Craig Fulton

Manager: Peter Jackson

Ass Coach: Jonny Caren

Ass Coach/Conditioning :Steven Barry 

Video : Jens Hillmann

Physio : Stephen Haslam

Doctor: Dr McCandless

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