Roster

Defenders

  • 06 - Aaron Collins

    Aaron C

    #06 – Aaron Collins

    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!

    Aaron has played for the men’s national team in 2017 and has been selected for the team again to compete in the upcoming 2018 development cup.

  • 10 - Romans Piskurevi

    Roman

    #10 – Romans Piskurevi

    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.

  • 11 - Paul Kennedy

    Paul Kennedy

    #11 – Paul Kennedy

    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.

  • 13 - Alan Fleming

    Alan Fleming

     #13 – Alan Fleming

    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!!

  • 19 - Valentin Barinov

    #19 – Valentin Barinov

    Valentin “Val” Barinov hails from Aluksne, Latvia and while he might not know his left from his right his silky mitts can be seen deking past opposition when it counts.

  • 21 - James Mc Loughlin

    James

    #21 – James Mc Loughlin

    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!

  • 22 - Ger Duffy

    Ger Duffy

    #22 – Ger Duffy

    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.

  • 58 - Jamie Hickey

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    #58 – Jamie Hickey

    Looking like he was pulled straight from the Clovers logo Jamie is old Clovers stock who has played and travelled with the club for years. He’s a super nice guy until he steps on the ice, that’s when our resident Star Wars geek shows his dark side (see what i done there!).

Forwards

  • 01 - Caoimhe Massey

    #01 – Caoimhe Massey

    In the beginning it was tough to train with Caoimhe for fear of slipping on her tears but now she stands shoulder to shoulder with all the lads, giving as good as she gets. The future looks bright for this young lady.

  • 02 - Vicky Day-Nicholls

     

    #02 – Vicky Day-Nicholls

    Vickys bag has wheels.

  • 03 - Josh Davidson

    #03 – Josh Davidson

    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!

    OhYeah!!!

  • 05 - Dillon McCarthy
    Dillon

    #05 – Dillon McCarthy

    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.

  • 08 - Lorcan Bell

    #08 – Lorcan Bell

    Shops in Ikea

  • 16 - Ben Mareil
    Ben

    #16 – Ben Mareil

    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.

  • 20 - Linda Galvin

    Linda

    #20 – Linda Galvin

    It is rumoured Linda came to Ireland because none of the European countries with ice would have her….. None the less hailing from Chicago we believe she has found a home among the Clovers due to our love for her favourite pastimes, Hockey and Beer!

  • 23 - Daniel Sotir

     

    #23 – Daniel Sotir

    Hailing from the lone star state, Dan shows an unrivalled dedication and always gives 100%

  • 24 - Ilya Barinov

     

    #24 – Ilya Barinov

    Given that Ilya hails from Aluksne, Latvia and has yet to show us his ‘rocket’ pace the self proclaimed “Russian rocket” might be more aptly named “Not Not”. His ability to score goals is only matched by his ability to trip over the blue line

  • 32 - Mike Smith

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    #32 – Mike Smith

    Mike joined the Clovers back in 2012, Like the rest of us he came looking for a weekly pickup session and never left! As part of our Canadian contingent himself and Morgan keep us stocked with a good supply of new recruits (programmers).

  • 33 - Julien Brenier

    #33 – Julien Brenier

    Haling from Courbevoie, France Julien is a force to be reckoned with on the ice. His speed and ability make him an important part of the Clovers. If only he had the looks he’d have the whole package.

  • 37 - Cian Breathnach

    #37 – Cian Breathnach

  • 42 - Dermot McNally

    Dermot

    #42 – Dermot McNally

    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.

Forwards

  • 43 - Zakariya Ali

    #43 – Zakariya Ali

  • 44 - Katarina Benova

    #44 – Katarina Benova

  • 55 - Valentin Rutz

    #55 – Valentin Rutz

    Val 2 is our resident Swiz/French hybrid who came to the Clovers from an inline hockey background which had him show all the grace of a baby deer on ice but he soon found his ice legs and is going from strength to strength.

  • 69 - Stuart Shea

     

    #69 – Stuart Shea

    With a keen sense of which numbers rate highest on the hilarity scale and an ability to knock guys over without moving. Sweaty eyeballs and an issue with gravity are the only obstacles facing Stuart “The Janitor” Shea as he sets his sights on a rookie of the year status.

  • 70 - David McKenna

    #70 – David McKenna

  • 75 - Chris Thomas

    #75 – Chris Thomas

    Hailing from Cardiff, Chris has already carved out a piece of ice for himself. Traversing the streets of Dublin to training with all his gear on a motorbike, taking to the ice must seem like a garden tea party to him.

  • 79 - Derek O Neill

    #79 – Derek O’Neill

    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.

  • 81 - Tomas Szvitek

    #81 – Tomas Szvitek

    Tomas Szvitek

  • 83 - Morgan Kan

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    #83 – Morgan Kan

    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.

  • 87 - Conor Fleming

    Conor

    #87 – Conor Fleming

    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.

  • 88 - Gary Egan

    Gary

    #88 – Gary Egan

    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.

  • 95 - Jan Kokanic

     

    #95 – Jan Kokanic

    Jan Kokanic

  • 97 - Gabrielle Somers

     

    #97 – Gabrielle Somers

    Likes her name spelled correctly.

  • 666 - Artiom Balenok

    #666 – Artiom Balenok

Goalkeepers

  • 25 - Adam Pepper

    Dublin White

    #25 – Adam Pepper

  • 40 - Alex Benatti

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    #40 – Alex Benatti

    Alex joins us all the way from Italy where they take fantastic hockey profile pictures! Alex has slotted into the clovers team perfectly with his great sense of humour and terrible mode of transport!

Alumni

  • 14 - Joey Lavelle (F)
    Joey

    14 – Joey Lavelle

    Joey played for the Dublin flyers out of Dolphins Barn and Silverskate before they closed. During that time he represented his country on the Under 18’s Irish Ice Hockey Team.

    In 2012 Joey was recruited to the Clovers by Ger Duffy.

  • 27 - Patrick Hough (F)

    27 – Patrick Hough

    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.

  • 36 - Kristian Joramo (D)

    Norway

    36 – Kristian Joramo

    Kristian is our token Norwegian player, and as such is nicknamed Norway. Kristian played and coached in Norway and played college hockey in Nottingham University. Apart from his exceptional hockey ability, Kristian was a great asset to the Beer cup in France!

  • 66 - Peter McGivern (F)

    Peter

    #66 – Peter McGivern

    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.

  • 77 - Tibor Soltesz (F)

    Tibor

    77 – Tibor Soltesz

    Like he was born to play hockey, Tibor moves through the defence like a knife through butter. His skating skills were also put to the test when he qualified for the Red bull Crashed Ice Competition in Belfast 2015.

  • 81 - Filip Szymczak (F)

    Filip Szymczak

    81 – Filip Szymczak

    Filip is a long time Clover, spit out from the depths of Castleknock. He can usually be found charging the opposing net and squeezing a puck through the smallest of gaps.

  • 86 - Shane O Brien

    Sean O'B

    86 – Shane O’Brien

    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!!

  • 92 - Tristan Buanga (D)

     

    92 – Tristan Buanga

    Hailing from Berlin, Germany and Standing a mere 6’4″ tall, to call him a gentle giant would be about 50% accurate. Tristans physically imposing presence is only surpassed by his love of cheese, the smellier the better.

  • 99 - Germans Petrovs (F)

    99 – Germans Petrovs

    Germans ‘Gera’ Petrovs


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      1. Hello, my name is John Brioux and I am writing from Toronto Canada. I have a men’s oldies hockey team, The Caps, that travels to various countries to play ice hockey. We travel every 2nd August. and have done so for almost 20 years. Most of the players on our team are 55 years of age and older and are recreational players. We don’t have any players who played professionally when they were younger, but we just enjoy playing the game, meeting new friends and visiting interesting places. Our group is usually comprised of 35-50 people and includes players, wives, other friends and family members.

        I am wondering about the possibility of bringing the group to Ireland sometime in the future. Do you think that it would be possible to arrange some friendly hockey games in late August?

        I look forward to hear back from someone when you get a chance.

        Thank you,

        John Brioux

        1. Hi John,
          Thanks for getting in touch. Sounds like you guys have the right idea combining travel and hockey! unfortunately Ireland doesn’t have a hockey rink and we have to travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland (which is technically the United Kingdom) for all our games.
          So at present i don’t thin kwe weould be able to facilitate you guys here. If you do find your travels bringing you to Ireland be sure and let us know we’d love to sit down and talk hockey.
          Regards
          Derek O’Neill

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