I came across this neat video from the good old days of hockey in the Republic of Ireland. The Dundalk Bulls and Dublin Rams from February 2009. I played and wore #11 for the Rams and this was a tough game if memory serves! At about the 2:48 mark you can see what I looked like after a good fight in that tilt! It’s a shame, but there is no league hockey in the ROI anymore. Greed and incompetence ran the top flight IIHL into the ground. The league was on the verge of some good things, and the competitive clubs were helping to get the Irish National side, and Irish players the ice-time and games needed to be successful. I’ve always hoped to get back to Ireland and see the league revived – maybe someday – with better leadership and proper plans this could be a reality. Irish sports fans appreciate good physical sport – and I have fond memories of playing in Dundalk and Dondonald in front of some passionate supporters.
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