Senior Men’s International: Germany 1 (M Witthaus) Ireland 2 (I Sloan, D Ames)
Cookstown natives Ian Sloan and David Ames handed Ireland just their second ever victory over Germany – the current world number two side – in their challenge match in Mannheim.
It adds another notable scalp to their growing collection, becoming the fifth side in the world’s top 11 – all of whom are bound for the Olympics – Paul Revington’s side have beaten in the past year.
Teenager Sloan broke the deadlock in the sixth minute of a high tempo game as he converted a drag flick. The Irish held that lead until the 55th minute before the vastly experienced Matthias Witthaus scored his second of the week with a deflected effort.
But Ames – added to the panel after representing club side Beeston last weekend in the EuroHockey League – and Sloan exchanged passes with the former finishing off the move with ten minutes to go for a 2-1 win.
Ireland had lost the first match-up of the week but bounced back with a 2-1 win over the German U-21s on Tuesday afternoon before finishing the three-game series with this notable success.
Ireland: D Fitzgerald, K Carroll, J Jackson, R Gormley, P Caruth, I Sloan, J Bell, B McCandless, P Maguire, D Ames, S O’Donoghue Subs: I Hughes, D Cole, C Cargo, J Bruton, J Lynch
14 Responses to “Cookstown pair hand Ireland German win”
April 11, 2012 6:24 pm TRUEBLUE says
well done to the cookstown trio. The Red Army are proud of you. Really great win.
April 11, 2012 9:12 pm The Truth says
What a result! Well done lads!
April 11, 2012 11:33 pm Irish Hockey says
Hughsie didn’t get on findo, might want to alter that
April 11, 2012 11:36 pm Stephen Findlater says
@Irish Hockey – apologies, he was included on the press release sent my way; will correct this in due course
April 11, 2012 11:40 pm hughesy says
yeah ive a lot of txt messages and tweets to reply to now. !!
April 12, 2012 2:12 pm Hockey Fan says
Another great win for the Green Machine. Well done lads.Onwards and upwards !
Congrats also to yound David Cole on making his debut on the Senior Team.Another youngster from Monkstown’s conveyor belt making the grade.
April 12, 2012 4:40 pm Hockey addict says
All we ever hear is Monkstown people praising Monkstown players on this site. Its becoming tedious!
April 12, 2012 7:19 pm Player says
Yea completely agree with Hockey addict above.Non stop praise of young Monkstown players! What happened the conveyor belt in the league final and cup final..
April 12, 2012 7:51 pm Optimist says
Success is never tedious and neither is losing or praising in the right spirit.
Why should Monkstown not celebrate success every club should do it .It takes a lot of time and effort to run and coach a club.Obviously hockey addict comes from a club that does not promote these ideals.
April 12, 2012 8:13 pm Hockey Junkie says
What do you want instead, people slating players?? The young lad just got his first cap, of course people are going to praise him! Congrats davie
April 13, 2012 6:15 am blimp says
What’s getting tedious on this site is reading about people’s achievements and people coming out hiding behind an alias and slating people/clubs or making childish comments. Get over yourselves.
April 13, 2012 9:51 am Bill, Eamon, John and Liam says
Congrats Davie, from all the team here at RTE Soccer.
April 13, 2012 11:30 am herewegoagain says
It doesn’t look like anybody is slating people or clubs(not certain where the childish comment comes in) just recognising good news ,hockey has often beeen criticised for not celebrating success.Hopefully there will be lots more of it in the future to shout about.
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