The Irish Men’s hockey squad will face Great Britain in 3 uncapped matches at Bisham Abbey, England on April 4th, 5th and 7th. The matches will be the first time the two sides have faced each other since the bronze medal match of the Eurohockey Championships in August 2015. The Green Machine prevailed in that encounter with a 4-2 victory to win their first European medal which also earned them vital ranking points as they moved to an all-time high of 12th in the world.
Great Britain currently sit 4th in the FIH world rankings so the 3 matches will act as an appropriate gauge against world-class opposition as the Rio Olympics approach. Coach Craig Fulton said “We’re looking forward to the training games against Great Britain next week. The squad has been working hard together and these games will give us and the players a good idea of where we currently are in our programme, five months out from the Rio Olympics.”
Match Schedule (all matches to take place at Bisham Abbey):
Match 1: Ireland vs Great Britain-April 4th at 3pm
Match 2: Ireland vs Great Britain- April 5th at 2pm
Match 3: Ireland vs Great Britain- April 7th at 12pm
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