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Garth Hanlon to fly the Cambridge Nomads flag when representing Ireland at the European Masters Championships

Garth Hanlon in action for Cambridge Nomads. Picture: Keith Heppell
Garth Hanlon in action for Cambridge Nomads. Picture: Keith Heppell

Garth Hanlon has earned an international call up that will see him go head to head with some of the best senior hockey players on the continent.

The 55-year-old Cambridge Nomads player, who leads the planning team at Savills Cambridge, flies out to Germany on Thursday (August 8) to join up with the Ireland masters hockey team for the forthcoming European Masters Championship.

The tournament is being played in Krefeld, near Dusseldorf, and Hanlon's first game is against the host nation on Friday morning, followed by matches against Holland on Saturday and Spain on Sunday, ahead of the final group game against Wales on Tuesday next week.

Hanlon, who these days plays for Nomads III, said: “It is an exciting time for Masters hockey and another fantastic opportunity to pull on the international green shirt and play against some very strong teams.

“We have had a decent run of friendlies going into the competition so we are all looking forward to it. It is a fantastic venue for players, officials and supporters.”

He added: “Cambridge Nomads and my work have been very supportive and I’d like to thank Savills for once again sponsoring our off-pitch tops, so I’m confident we will certainly be the best turned out squad."

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