Aaron joined the clovers in Castleknock in 2012 & since then he has played most of the games in Belfast and been on several trips to France. After quickly leaving the ice last year after discovering his wrist was broken he tried to make the best of the situation, supporting the team, running the bench & helping bring home the all-important Beer cup!
Romans is old clovers stock and has been with the Clovers before we were the clovers! Forged in the depths of Castleknock on ice, Romans plays a hard, fast and physical game and can be found regularly taking a puck for the team and double shifting for all the ice he can get. In France 2016 Romans played all 22 A & B mini games over 4 days.
Never missing a game but coincidentally working nights every time we train Paul has been a great representative for the team, qualifying for the Red Bull Crashed Ice Competition in Belfast. Paul attributes his success to hanging out in skate parks and playing street hockey growing up.
Alan joined the clovers in Castleknock in 2012. New to the sport, Alan has had to overcome insurmountable odds including old age and missing digits. To prove this old dog has some bite Alan earned the prestigious position of first Captain of the first team in 2012, and is proud to see his son hold the position currently.
Alan is currently the Player Safety Rep on the Clovers Board, and the Papa Bear that keeps us all in check!!
In the point village James can be found strolling in just late enough to miss the warm-up suicides or taking off his top just as the 3 arena lets out a flock of aul wans from the spandau ballet concert, go on ye good thing!
Joining the Clovers in 2012 he has helped keep the team together when we had to give up Castleknock and move to wheels. Always there for training regardless of the venue James puts in 100% (once he gets going). Playing both offense and defence James gives no quarter and excels, like most of us, on the ICE!
What can I say?? Ger Duffy is the soul of the Clovers. After taking over coaching in Castleknock in 2012, Ger has taken us from the back of a warehouse, to over 50 members, to France, to wheels and back to ice (for now anyhow). Ger is our Chuck Norris! There is nothing ye can’t (or won’t) do and if ye step out of line ye better keep your head down…..”APRIL!!”
Ger is Head Coach of the Celtic Clovers.
Vickys bag has wheels.
Josh hails from Edmonton, Canada an as such Being from the home of hockey the Clovers have high expectations for his stick handling abilities! His ability to read the game ensures he is always in the right location for a poke check or sneaky shot on goal. Defensively if Josh gets you in his sights ye wont be getting away to easy!
We also try not to let the fact that he is an Oiler’s fan be held against him!
Dillon is of the old guard out of Castleknock, the trials of which have forged a beer drinking, hockey loving man of the world. Shortly after our first trip to France Dillon opted to take up residence in the city of Berlin putting is skills to use. His new locations however didn’t prevent him from joining his team mates again the following year to this time take a stand against the French teams and take home some very respectable wins.
Shops in Ikea
Our O.G French man, Ben has been the voice of reason behind the clovers since its foundation. As the Clovers first Club President, Ben has taken a group of misfits and forged a successful Ice Hockey Team strong enough to compete against the teams in France and Belfast.
Ben’s talents don’t stop there, he also fought for his team on the ice, even if he hurts himself in the process….. And when the ice had gone, fought to help keep the clovers together on wheels.
Ben was Club President from 2012 to Feb 2015.
Since Janek came training with the Clovers in 2013 he never ceases to amaze me. I remember his first session on wheels thinking “this guy is not too bad” only to discover he was in someone else’s gear and had never played roller hockey before. As soon as he hit the ice it was all a different story, lightning quick and excellent with the puck.
Over the past few Clovers games in Belfast he has proven to be a valuable member of the team. Johnny 5!
Like a certain popular ladies’ book character (50 shades), Dermot spends his days jet setting from country to country, tasting fine foods and driving luxury convertible cars. While Dermot spends his public life as an upstanding pillar in the community he has a dark secret…. Dermot is a Hockey Player!
It all started back in 2012, Dermot (a nice lad), unknowingly found himself in the back of a warehouse with some stick tape and some knee high socks. Confused at what he was feeling for the first time, Dermot’s week was consumed with the thrill of what might happen the next time he stepped into the dark, cold space. Bombarded by the smell of hockey gear he found himself welcoming it, embracing it.
From there all hope was lost. Dermot sank deeper and deeper into the seedy world of Irish ice hockey, and the nice lad that had stumbled in the door was worn away, leaving a Mad Dog, a Scallywag, a Shark.
Some lad from Canada with ability and brains to spare but struggles with geography. He doesn’t know his own address or where the training hall is but can somehow make it to every game!?!
Peter learned to skate on the old school Dolphins Barn and Silverskate rinks. With the creation of the clovers in Castleknock peter pulled out his old super speed skates and has been stealing goals for the clovers (and from them!) over the years. However Peter’s skills go well beyond the ice, and in France 2013 he shocked his teammates by appearing up through a storm grate on the street to receive a beer from Joey Lavelle. Magic!
Rarely missing a session and always on hand to gather the pucks…. Peter has proven himself both on the ice and off.
Derek came to the clovers mid season in 2016 at the ripe old age of 37 in what could be described as an early midlife crisis but has taken to the game with a hunger to improve and learn.
In France 2017 Derek played all 22 A & B mini games over 4 days.
Current public relations officer for Clovers.
Morgan “the scrapper” Kan! On more than one occasion (one being in France) I have seen Morgan turn to one of the other team players and drive him back into the boards ready to drop the gloves, and usually its the biggest guy he can find! Not afraid to dish out some hurt, Morgan plays fast paced hockey with a wicked wrist shot for good measure.
Shane forms half of our bash brothers squad! In a friendly pickup you need to keep your head on a swivel with Sean power and pace, both offensively & defensively. With himself and his brother (Neil) on the ice there was no telling when the two would single each other out for a full on brawl.
No stranger’s to a fight Sean and Neil also compete in amateur boxing, so if you are gonna pick a fight with a Clover choose wisely!!
Conor’s profile reads like a great (bad) Steven Seagal movie, He can skate, he can shoot, he can deke…… and he can do it alone!
Joining the Dublin Ducks at the age of 14, Conor also joined in on the clovers training sessions every week and progressed quickly. With hard work and support from his father, Conor earned a place in the Under 18’s International Irish Ice Hockey team and travelled in 2013 to Turkey to compete at an international level.
Conor earned a spot on the men’s national team in 2017, travelling to Andorra.
A man of mystery, Garys dry quick wit keeps us all in knots. Gary is a solid player who takes to the ice and delivers consistently whenever it is required. Gary’s easy going air is only dropped on the breakaway where he can quickly turn a loose puck into a chance on goal, earning him man of the match on more than one occasion.
Likes her name spelled correctly.
Patrick played college hockey in the US, moved to Ireland and decided to show us all how it is done! Playing in any position, Patrick can play both fast and precisely making him an ace in the Clovers deck. He will remain a Clover for life.
Germans ‘Gera’ Petrovs
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