Irish Hockey Association: Ireland will play two Tests against Belgium next week as they continue to prepare for next April’s BDO Hockey World Cup Qualifier.
The matches will be played at Praxgata, north of Brussels, at 20:30 and 20:45 respectively.
After a tough 4-0 defeat to England in their first competitive match since winning promotion to European's elite, Irelands have a few key areas that need improvement before they set off for China.
“This will provide an ideal opportunity to assess across two Test matches some of the less experienced players as well as giving those players a chance to make the training squad for China,” Passmore said.
“The matches against England highlighted some key areas for development and it is ideal that after the training camp this weekend, we measure progress in these areas.
“The England matches emphasised the need for regular high quality matches played at tempo.”
Ireland Men v Belgium
Charlie Henderson 16 Caps
Gareth Lennox 1 Caps
Sean Nicholson 17 Caps
Karl Burns 40 Caps
Iain Lewers 27 Caps
Stephen Redpath 3 Caps
Mark Black 52 Caps
David Hobbs 55 Caps
Graham Shaw 65 Caps
Mark Gleghorne 23 Caps
Phelie Maguire 10 Caps
John Jermyn 19 Caps
Ronan Gormley 5 Caps
Eugene Magee 6 Caps
David Robb 3 Caps
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