Paul Revington has announced a squad of 18 as Ireland’s men continue along the path of an intense summer as they build towards the Europeans in August.
This tournament will afford Ireland the opportunity to gain match practise against top quality opposition including world number 1’s Australia as well as Korea (6th) Argentina (11th) and the home side France (17th).
Commenting on the impending competition Paul Revington said “We are very fortunate to be attending this event and especially considering the quality of opposition we will be facing. The games are well timed as we continue to develop various areas of our team play through the summer and our squad is provided with an immediate opportunity to press on after some success in Lille a fortnight ago”.
Revingtons squad sees Cookstowns Ian Sloan back in action after recently competing in the U18 EuroYouth Nations Championship in Holland as he is called back in to compete at the Senior Level.
Ireland will complete four matches in five days, on completion they will play two further matches on home turf against Argentina on the 6th and 7th August in their last matches prior to the EuroHockey Nations Championships from the 21st – 28th August.
Irish Squad; INSEP 5 Nations
Paris 26th – 30th July 2011
David Ames (Beeston)
Chris Cargo (Reading)
Peter Caruth (Annadale)
Tim Cockram (Lisnagarvey)
Mitch Darling (Den Bosch)
David Fitzgerald (Monkstown) GK
Paul Gleghorne (Instonians)
Ronan Gormley (Club de Campo) Capt
Conor Harte (SCHC)
David Harte (SCHC) GK
John Jackson (Mossley)
John Jermyn (Cork C of I)
Eugene Magee (Dragons)
Geoff McCabe (Santander)
Bruce McCandless (Banbridge)
Andy McConnell (Hurley)
Ian Sloan (Cookstown)
Michael Watt (Santander)
Paul Revington (Coach)
Arul Anthoni (Asst Coach & Manager)
David Richards (Physio)
Stephen Barry (S&C/Video)
Tuesday 26th July Ireland v Korea 15.30
Wednesday 27th July Ireland v Australia 16.00
Friday 29th July Ireland v Argentina 16.00
Saturday 30th July Ireland v France 17.30