Lisnagarvey’s Paul Gleghorne is part of the 18-man squad Ireland Head Coach Craig Fulton has named that will compete at the upcoming Eurohockey Championships in London, beginning this weekend (August 21st-30th).
The Eurohockey Championships will see the Green Machine face tough opposition; four of the world’s top five teams will be competing in the tournament.
However the squad have faced Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, the three highest ranked teams in Europe, as part of their preparations in recent months.
Ireland is placed in Group B with Germany (world no. 3), Belgium (world no. 4) and France (world no. 17).
The squad is much the same to that which secured 5th place in Antwerp.
Coach Craig Fulton said “It is a strong squad and there is plenty of belief and confidence in the group going into the Europeans on the back of good performances in Belgium. At the same time we are well aware of the challenge that lies ahead against the quality opposition at the tournament. Our goal is simple to finish as high as we possibly can.”