Olympic biographies – Timmy Cockram (reserve)

Debut: vs Wales, June 2004 (0-0 draw)
Age: 32
Caps: 192
International goals: 56
Current club: Lisnagarvey
Previous club: none
School: Wallace High School
Position: Forward

Timmy Cockram. Pic: Adrian Boehm

Timmy Cockram. Pic: Adrian Boehm

The second longest serving member of the panel, Timmy Cockram made his debut in June 2004 at the Celtic Cup aged 20 and has gone on to be one of Ireland’s most fearsome attackers from open play, scoring 56 international goals.

He is one of the speed-merchants in the team, his pace when racing down the right flank with the stick in one hand is a powerful sight.

Cockram is one of a couple of vastly experienced players who is pushing for a place back in the Ireland side for a major tournament. He was a key player in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic qualification campaigns but his last world ranking event came in 2013 at the World League semi-final in Rotterdam, missing out on the 2013 and 2015 European Championships and the qualifying campaign for the 2016 Olympics.

The full-time solicitor has spent his entire career with Lisnagarvey, most recently helping the club win the inaugural EY Hockey League.

Twitter: @timothycockram

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