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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)

John Jackson

Jonathan Bell

Matthew Bell

Chris Cargo

Matthew Nelson

Alan Sothern

Eugene Magee

Neal Glassey

Shane O Donoghue

Sean Murray

John McKee

Darragh Walsh

Paul Gleghorne

Jeremy Duncan

Lee Cole

Stuart Loughrey

Stephen Cole

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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