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Nine Ulster players selected in Ireland squad for World Series

Eugene Magee has been selected for Ireland
Eugene Magee has been selected for Ireland

Head coach Alexander Cox has selected nine Ulstermen in his Ireland squad for the World Series in Le Touquet, France.

Jonathan Bell, Matt Bell, Neal Glassey, Paul Gleghorne, Sean Murray, Michael Robson, John Jackson, Matthew Nelson and Eugene Magee have all been selected for the tournament, which begins on June 15.

The World Series, which is the first step in qualification for the 2022 Olympics, will see Ireland take on Egypt, Scotland and Singapore in Pool A, with France, Korea, Ukraine and Chile grouped in Pool B.

In order to reach the qualifying stage for the Olympics, Cox's men need a top-two finish, which is well within their reach.

The squad will also represent Ireland in four warm-up games, two against the USA on May 24 and 26, before facing off against hosts France on June 4 and 5.

Ireland squad: David Harte, James Carr, Conor Harte, Jonathan Bell, John Jackson, Luke Madeley, Lee Cole, Paul Gleghorne, Shane O'Donoghue, Stephen Cole, Daragh Walsh, Neal Glassey, Matt Bell, Sean Murray, Eugene Magee, Matthew Nelson, Ben Walker, Michael Robson.

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