Ireland travel to Glasgow on Friday to take part in their first ever weekend event as a Grand Masters squad. The Celtic Cup tournament at Clydesdale HC has entries from Scotland as hosts, Wales and France.This will be excellent preparation for the Grand Masters World Cup entry in The Hague, Netherlands, which runs from June 4 to 13 at Klein Zwitserland. Final plans are in place and Ireland is drawn to play Netherlands, Spain, Wales and Scotland in their group games starting on June 6.
This World Grand Masters World Cup runs in parallel to the Masters World Cup in Rotterdam where our Men’s Over 40’s, 45’s, 55’s plus the Irish women’s 40’s and 50’s are also entered.
Manager Crawford McKee says of the new initiative: “This transition to the Grand Masters Over 60’s ensures players can maintain their playing careers for Ireland at the correct competitive age group level. It gives everyone a future!”
Grand Masters Squad : Crawford McKee GK (Chelmsford) Manager, Tommy McKean GK (Raphoe), Billy Pollock (Cliftonville), Raymond Parker (Bangor), Stuart Egner (Cork Harlequins), Brendan Rice (Fingal), John Keppel (Glenanne), Andy Hamilton (Old Wulfrunians), Jimmy McCutcheon (Omagh), Stuart Switzer (Three Rock Rovers) Asst Manager, Paul Tynan (Telford and Wrekin), Paul Moore (NI Civil Cervice), Tom Gelletie (Avoca), John Fleming (Olford and District), Mick Jordan (Glenanne), Eddie O’Malley (Glenanne), George Blackwood (Bangor) and Coach: Sean Curran (Teddington)