Ireland's National Men's side was today named for the upcoming training camp set for the 5th - 9th November in Pinoke, (Amstleveem), Holland.
The camp will see a squad of 23 athletes come together for the first time under the newly appointed Coach, Andrew Meredith who commented "I am extremely excited to start working with an expanded playing group which will clearly give me a good insight as to where the group is at on a physical and technical level, as we move forward towards the Champions Challenge in Argentina next month."
Meredith continued "A major objective of the camp is about learning. For me as the new leader of the group, it's about gaining knowledge on the individual athletes, their personality's, strengths and weaknesses. While for the players, it's probably more in the direction of working through this adjustment period that occurs when a new coach becomes involved with a team for the first time, and learning how that affects the framework which they work in. We will of course work hard to analyse and to prioritise what we should be looking at in terms of targeting specific areas for immediate development and those which development can be extended over a longer period post Champions Challenge."
The camp will see Ireland compete in a number of training matches against Dutch club sides during this five day camp. The squad for Champions Challenge I in Argentina (24th November - 2nd December) will be selected post this training camp.
- Jonathan BELL Lisnagarvey
- Jonathan BRUTON YMCA
- Drew CARLISLE Banbridge
- Christopher CARGO Reading (England)
- David CARSON Monkstown
- Peter CARUTH Braxgata (Belgium)
- David COLE Monkstown
- Mitch DARLING Three Rock Rovers
- Brian DOHERTY Beerschot (Belgium)
- David FITZGERALD (GK) Monkstown
- Ronan GORMLEY Krefeld HC (Germany)
- Conor HARTE SCHC (Holland)
- David HARTE (GK) SV Kampong (Holland)
- John JACKSON Braxgata (Belgium)
- Stuart LOUGHREY Loughborough Students (England)
- Jason LYNCH Krefeld HC (Germany
- Eugene MAGEE Krefeld HC (Germany)
- Phelie MAGUIRE THC Hurley (Holland)
- Geoff McCABE Santander (Spain)
- Bruce McCANDLESS Banbridge
- Andy McCONNELL THC Hurley (Holland)
- Shane O'DONOGHUE UCD
- Michael WATT SCHC (Holland)