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Rovers Representing!

Rovers Representing!

By Jack McCann
26 August
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Plenty of Rovers Represented this Summer, Nationally and Internationally!

Irish U16s: Izzy Bowen, Ben Whelan, Ben Ryder and Adam Galbraith

They were part of the respective teams at the Six Nations Championships in July 2019

Irish U17s: Orna Bools, Sam Walker

Squad Members at weekend camps in the likes of Mannerheimer, Germany and eslewhere.

Irish U18s: Harry Lynch, Jamie Pullen, Evan Jennings and coach Niall Denham

Participated in the Six Nations in July at the same time as the U16s

Irish U21s: Conor Empey, Ali Empey, Alex Flynn, Matthew Walker, Harry MacMahon and manager Emer Keogh. Former rover Mark Samuel & new recruit Ben Johnson

Harry MacMahon was captain of the team and they were all part of the squad, on and off the pitch, in warm up series against France and that were pipped to promotion by the Scots in the Czech Republic also this past July

Irish Senior: Jamie Carr, Darragh Walsh, Luke Madeley and Ben Walker

Part of either the respective squads for the Olympic Qualifiers in Le Torquet earlier in the summer and more recently in the European Championships this past ten days in Antwerp.

Para hockey: Matthew Burke, Elina Doyle, Hannah Winston, Martha O’Flynn, Katie Read, Clara Lewis, Joe Whelan and coaches Hannah O’Byrne and Scott Mulligan.

All involved with Ireland's first ever ParaHockey team that took part in the Cronos Euro ParaHockey Championships Royal Victory HC Antwerp at the same time as the European Championships!

Umpiring: Ali Keogh & L1s coach Rob Abbott
Umpired at various events during the summer with Ali whistling in the Bronze medal match of the Ladies Euros between Spain and England. While Abbo not only umpired at EHF events he also played and won bronze with the Irish Men's Over 35s at their European adventure!

Ireland Over 50s & 55s: Ed Simpson, Davy Sterrit, Glen Webb, Derek Squire, Frank Heisterkemp & Rob Johnson

All of the above were members of the respective teams at the Euros held in Krefeld, Germany between the 7-17th of August. Ed was also co-captain of the O50s!

EHF Media: Siobhan Madeley & Stephen Findlater
Siobhan has been at the helm of the EHF's communications strategy for over 30 tournaments across Europe for the whole summer with the recently completed Euros in Antwerp bringing the curtain down on another busy summer!

Findo was a part of the media team and helped keep fans in Ireland with articles across various publications like the Irish Times informed!

Massive congratulations to all Rovers who represented themselves with distinction across the summer! Just reward for all their hard work and commitment!

InterPros 2019

The representing does not quite stop with the Leinster Under 16 and 18 squads recently announced with the following Rovers included!

Under 16 Girls: Rebecca McCarthy

Undr 18 Girls: Orna Bools

Under 16 Boys: Charlie Beatty, Rex Dunlop, Josh Gill, Alex Lynch, Ben Pasley, Mark Smyth, Conor Walsh

Under 18 Boys: Ben Whelan, Ethan Flynn, Adam Galbraith, Evan Jennings, Tom Power, Ben Ryder, Adam Walker, Sam Walker

Head Coach: John Pearson (L1s coach)
Manager: Aifric O’Malley (L1/2s)

InterPros: 13th-15th September 2019, Belfast.

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