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!

  • 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!!

  • 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.

  • 46 - Przemyslaw Butera

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    46 – Przemyslaw Butera

    Przemyslaw (Butters) is a native of Poland, Butters has lived in Belfast for that last few years and developed the most intriguing of accents…. We are delighted to have him playing for the clovers and hope he finds his place among this rotten bunch.

  • 96 - Marcuks Krumholics

     96 – Marcuks Krumholics

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.

  • 17 - Janek Wolnicki

    Janek

    17 – Janek Wolnicki

    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!

  • 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.

  • 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

Forwards

  • 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.

  • 43 - Zakariya Ali

    43 – Zakariya Ali

    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!?!

  • 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.

  • 66 - Peter McGivern

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!!

  • 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.

  • 91 - Dee Fitzgerald

    91 – Deirdre Fitzgerald

    Dee is one half of the dastardly duo (along side Ms.Galvin)  that wreak havoc on our fine upstanding teams reputation and ensure we are always having way too much fun. She has stepped up to the plate again and again both on and off the ice.

  • 97 - Gabrielle Somers

     

    97 – Gabrielle Somers

    Likes her name spelled correctly.

Goalkeepers

  • 25 - Adam Pepper

    Dublin White

    25 – Adam Pepper

  • 33 - Anthony Hutton

     

    33 – Anto Hutton

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 99 - Germans Petrovs (F)

    99 – Germans Petrovs

    Germans ‘Gera’ Petrovs


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