Olympic biographies – Kyle Good

Debut: vs France, June 2011 (7-1 win)
Age: 24
Caps: 74
International goals: 17
Current club: Monkstown
Previous clubs: Three Rock Rovers, Dragons (Belgium)
School: Wesley College
Position: Forward

Kyle Good. Pic: Adrian Boehm

Kyle Good. Pic: Adrian Boehm

Powerful and pacy, Kyle Good brings a wealth of different elements to the table in addition to his regular field play to help Ireland’s cause. He is an excellent number one runner at defensive corners while his offensive corner injections are among the quickest in the game and give excellent attacking options.

His deft touch was beautifully illustrated at the 2015 Euros against France in the opening game, en route to a bronze medal, when he gently lifted the ball over an advancing goalkeeper.

He made his full international debut in 2011 but, with just three caps to his name, he was thrown in at the deep end in the World Cup qualifier process in 2013 in Rotterdam and did enough to retain his place for the Euros later that year.

Growing up, he played with Three Rock Rovers, winning the All-Ireland club championships in 2008 and playing in the Euro Hockey League, before switching to Monkstown. There, he has won two Irish Hockey League titles as well as a Belgian crown while with Dragons in Antwerp. He also captained his school side Wesley to the All-Ireland Schoolboys Championships.

Twitter: @kylekylegood

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