Annadale – Men’s EY Hockey League

Last season: 7th EY Hockey League, Irish Senior Cup second round

Coach: Peter Caruth (second season); assistant coach: Jonny Caren (first season); manager: David Livingston (first season)

Players in: Ryan Getty (Lisnagarvey), Andrew O’Hare (Lisnagarvey), Ryan Burgess (Bangor), Diarmid Reay (Belfast Harlequins)

Annadale player-coach Peter Caruth. Pic: Adrian Boehm

Out: Troy Chambers (Lisnagarvey), John Taylor (Newry), Craig Getty, Connor Roberts (both Loughborough University)

Overview: Annadale look to have bolstered their panel well in the off season with Irish Under-21 international Ryan Getty, Andrew O’Hare and former Bangor sharp-shooter Ryan Burgess adding to their deck. Callum Robson is available from the start after a season beset with injury last time around and has been training with the national setup.

Player-coach Peter Caruth has stepped back from the Green Machine. He will have strong support on the coaching front from Jonny Caren after a couple of years at the helm of Monkstown and Pembroke in Dublin. As such, they look well set to consolidate their position in the division and perhaps move toward the top half.

Like the other Ulster based EYHL clubs, they are allowed back into the regional Anderson and Kirk Cups by the Ulster branch and are looking forward to them for a shot at silverware.

Irish Senior Cup draw: third round vs Three Rock Rovers (away)

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