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Local hockey brothers prepare to head south

Paul Gleghorne, along with his brotehr Mark, will shortly be playing hockey in the southern hemisphere.

Paul Gleghorne, along with his brotehr Mark, will shortly be playing hockey in the southern hemisphere.

ANTRIM brothers, Paul and Mark Gleghorne leave this week to play hockey in the Southern Hemisphere.

Paul will be representing Ireland who will be playing in the Champions Challenge 1 Tournament in Quilmes, Argentina.

Their major rivals will be the host nation, along with Korea, Canada, South Africa and Malaysia.

Although Paul, who plays for Instonians in Ulster, is looking forward to this trip he is disappointed that he will miss their Permier League match against Antrim, his first club.

Mark who now plays for East Grinstead will be playing against the world’s top ranked teams in the Champions Trophy in Melbourne, Australia.

Mark who missed the Olympics this summer due to injury will play against Gold, Silver and Bronze medallists – Germany, the Netherlands and Australia.

Prior to this tournaments will be in the GB team to play in a new competition, the International Super Series Hockey Nines.

This is a 9-a-side competition against Australia, India and Pakistan. It is played on a full size pitch but with wider goals.

 
 
 

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