Olympic biographies – Peter Caruth

Debut: vs Argentina, October 2008 (2-2 draw)
Age: 28
Caps: 125
International goals: 27
Current club: Annadale
Previous clubs: Braxgata (Belgium), Monkstown
School: Campbell College
Position: Forward

Peter Caruth. Pic: Adrian Boehm

Peter Caruth. Pic: Adrian Boehm

One of the jokers in the team, Peter Caruth’s “ostrich” celebrations were one of the abiding images of the World League Round 3 success in Antwerp. It came in the wake of an absolute bullet of a goal in the 4-1 win over Malaysia that secured Olympic qualification.

The power of the shot is a hallmark of Caruth’s game, a man who possesses some of the hardest strikes in the game while his aggressive runs down the wings and strength on the ball are other key elements to his game.

His first major tournament was the World Cup qualifiers in 2009 in Argentina and he has played his part in all the major tournaments in the past four years for Ireland.

His club career started at Annadale and he will return to the club for the 2016/17 season as player-coach following a successful spell with Monkstown in Dublin where he won a series of Irish Hockey League titles. His day job is as a sports coach and he has worked with his alma mater Campbell College in Belfast as well as numerous schools in Dublin and with the Muckross club.

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