Friday, June 6, 2008

Passmore names squad

It's all change in David Passmore's squad as Ireland begin a new cycle in their development following thier third place finish in the OQT. As the side now turns it's eyes to the 2009 Europeans, Passmore has to plan without the services of a quartet of experienced internationals - Mark Irwin, Jason Black, Andy Barbour and captain Paddy Brown.

A 25 man squad has been named for a training weekend ahead of the Setanta Sports tournament with uncapped players Cookstown's David Ames (pictured with this year's Irish Schools trophy), Loughborough's Johnny Jackson and Annadale's Jonny Quigley.

The prolific Timmy Cockram is back in while there is also call-ups for Three Rock duo Andy McConnell and Mitch Darling following their Club Championship exploits. Geoff McCabe, Conor Harte, Gareth Lennox, Steven Redpath, Alan Sothern and Iain Walker are also in the training panel with a view to playing some part in the Setanta Sports Trophy next week against Pakistan, Great Britain and Canada.

Ireland Squad (Club/Caps): David Ames (Cookstown, 0), Karl Burns (Cork C of I, 88), Stephen Butler (Glenanne, 133), Timothy Cockram (Lisnagarvey, 24), Mich Darling (Three Rock Rovers, 7), Mark Gleghorne (Instonians, 80), Ronan Gormley (Pembroke Wanderers, 60), Conor Harte (Pembroke Wanderers, 7), David Harte (Pembroke Wanderers, 21), David Hobbs (Cork C of I, 113), John Jackson (Loughborough Students, 0), John Jermyn (HGC, Holland, 79), Gareth Lennox (GK - Banbridge, 12), Iain Lewers (HGC, Holland, 85), Tim Lewis (Pembroke Wanderers, 24), Eugene Magee (Banbridge, 65), Phelie Maguire (Three Rock Rovers, 66), Geoff McCabe (Banbridge, 27), Andy McConnell (Three Rock Rovers, 2), Jonny Quigley (Annadale, 0), Steven Redpath (Annadale, 10), Graham Shaw (Glenanne, 116), Alan Sothern (Pembroke Wanderers, 2), Iain Walker (GK – YMCA, 10), Michael Watt (Grange, Scotland, 36)

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