Ten Ulster players make Ireland hockey squad for Hamburg Masters
Lisnagarvey have five players in Craig Fulton's squad for four nations tournament
As many as ten Ulster players have made Ireland's 19-man panel for this weekend's Hamburg Masters.
Five Lisnagarvey players and three from Banbridge make the squad, accompanied by another two Ulstermen playing their club hockey in England.
Jonny Bell, Neal Glassey, Paul Gleghorne, Sean Murray and Matthew Nelson are the Garvey five and they will be joined in Germany by Bann's Eugene Magee, Matthew Bell and Johnny McKee. John Jackson and Chris Cargo also make the squad.
The Green Machine will take on Spain, Austria and world number three and Olympic bronze medallists Germany in their final warm-up tournament for the World League semi-finals in Johannesburg. Ireland take on Spain on Thursday, Austria on Friday and hosts Germany on Sunday.
The Spain clash is certain to be closely contested as there’s rarely more than a goal between the two sides. Manwhile, Ireland last played Austria at World League Two in Belfast and that fixture needed a penalty shootout to separate the teams.
IRELAND SQUAD FOR HAMBURG MASTERS
David Harte (GK)
Jamie Carr (GK)
Shane O Donoghue
HAMBURG MASTERS FIXTURES
Thursday 22nd June
16:45 Ireland v Spain
19:00 Germany vs Austria
Friday 23rd June
16:45 Ireland v Austria
19:00 Spain vs Germany
Sunday 25th June
10:00 Austria vs Spain
12:30 Ireland v Germany
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