Bann duo make latest Ireland squad

Matthew Bell is one step closer to a place on the plane to Rio. Pic: Presseye.
Matthew Bell is one step closer to a place on the plane to Rio. Pic: Presseye.

Banbridge Hockey Club duo Matthew Bell and Eugene Magee have both made it through to the latest cut of the Ireland squad.

Coach Craig Fulton has this morning named his 21 man squad to travel to Valencia for the Six Nations tournament on Monday, although missing out was fellow Banbridge HC man Drew Carlisle.

The squad will be further cut to a final 16 for the Olympic Games on Sunday 10th July, with two travelling Reserves.

Before then, Magee and Bell will have plenty of opportunities to impress the boss.

Those begin on Wednesday when they travel to Valencia for a Six Nations tournament against Spain, Germany, India, New Zealand and Argentina.


The full squad for the Six Nations tournament is as follows:

1. Jonny Bell- Lisnagarvey- Defender

2. Matthew Bell- Banbridge- Defender

3. Chris Cargo- Racing- Midfield

4. Tim Cockram- Lisnagarvey- Forward

5. Peter Caruth- Annadale- Forward

6. Mitch Darling- Rotterdam- Forward

7. David Fitzgerald- Monkstown- GK

8. Paul Gleghorne- Lisnagarvey- Defender

9. Kyle Good- Monkstown- Forward

10. Ronan Gormley- Krefeld- Defender

11. David Harte- Kampong- GK

12. Conor Harte- Racing- Defender

13. John Jackson- Reading- Defender

14. John Jermyn- Cork C of I- Midfield

15. Eugene Magee- Banbridge- Midfield

16. Shane O’Donoghue- Dragons- Midfield

17. Alan Sothern- Pembroke- Forward

18. Michael Robson- Annadale- Midfield

19. Kirk Shimmins- Pembroke- Midfield

20. Michael Watt- Lisnagarvey- Forward

21. Gareth Watkins- Monkstown- Forward