John Jermyn (field hockey)

John Jermyn (born 30 March 1982) is a former Ireland men's field hockey international. Between 2002 and 2018 Jermyn made 179 appearances and scored 93 goals for Ireland. He represented Ireland at the 2007 and 2011 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championships and at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Between 2012 and 2018 Jermyn held the record as Ireland's top goalscorer.

John Jermyn
Personal information
Full name John Jermyn
Born (1982-03-30) 30 March 1982 (age 38)
County Cork, Ireland
Height 186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1996–2001 Ashton School
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
199x–2018 Cork Church of Ireland
2007–2008HGC
2012–2013 → Royal Pingouin
20xx–20xxPembroke Wanderers [1][2]
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2018 Ireland 179 (93)

Early years and educationEdit

Jermyn completed his elementary educated at St Luke's National School in Douglas, Cork. Between 1996 and 2001 he attended Ashton School. Between 2005 and 2008 he attended University College Cork where he gained a BA in Economics and Geography. He also gained diplomas from the Law Society of Ireland in Employment Law and Legal Studies. [3][4][5][6]

Domestic teamsEdit

Ashton SchoolEdit

Between 1997 and 2000 Jermyn was a member of the Ashton School team that played in four successive All Ireland Schoolboys Hockey Championship finals. He finished on the winning teams in both 1998 and 2000. [1][7][8]

Cork Church of IrelandEdit

In 1998–99 Jermyn was a member of the Cork Church of Ireland team that won the Irish Senior Cup. [1] He was also a member of the Cork Church of Ireland team that played in the 2014–15 final, losing 2–1 after extra time to Banbridge. [9] In 2015–16 Jermyn scored eleven goals, including three hat-tricks, for Cork Church of Ireland in the Men's Irish Hockey League. This led to him gaining a recall into the Ireland team for the 2016 Summer Olympics. [10][11] In April 2017 Jermyn was awarded an honorary life membership by the Cork Church of Ireland club. [12] As of 2018–19 he was still playing for the club in the Men's Irish Hockey League. [13]

HGCEdit

The 2007–08 season saw Jermyn play for HGC in the Hoofdklasse. Together with Iain Lewers, Eugene Magee and Barry Middleton, he was a member of the HGC team that finished as runners up in the 2007–08 Euro Hockey League. [6][14][15][16]

Royal PingouinEdit

The 2012–13 season saw Jermyn play for Royal Pingouin in the Men's Belgian Hockey League. The club agreed fly him to Belgium on weekends for matches only, allowing him to continue his career as a solicitor in Cork. [1][6][17][18][19]

Ireland internationalEdit

Jermyn represented Ireland at Under-16, Under-18 and Under-21 levels before making his senior debut. [5] Between 2002 and 2018 Jermyn made 179 appearances and scored 93 goals for Ireland. He made his senior debut against Belgium in June 2002. [1][20] Shortly after he scored his first goal for Ireland against Scotland. [7] Jermyn was a member of the Ireland team that won the 2009 Men's EuroHockey Nations Trophy. [21][22] In October 2009 he scored his 50th goal for Ireland against Scotland. [23] In February 2010 he captained Ireland for the first time in a game against Scotland. [24] Jermyn was also a member of the Ireland team that won a 2012–13 Men's FIH Hockey World League Round 1 tournament. [19][25] He made his 150th appearance for Ireland at the 2012 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge I tournament. Between December 2012 and March 2016, Jermyn was effectively retired from the Ireland team. [10] However his performances for Cork Church of Ireland in the Men's Irish Hockey League saw him recalled to the national team and he subsequently represented Ireland at the 2016 Summer Olympics. [11][26][27][28][29][30] In June 2018 Jermyn made his final appearance and scored his final goal for Ireland in a 1–1 draw against France. [7][31][32][33][34] Between 2012 and 2018 Jermyn held the record as Ireland's top goalscorer. Shane O'Donoghue over took Jermyn's record when he scored at the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup. [19][10][35][36]

Tournaments Place
2001 Men's Hockey Junior World Cup 14th
2006 Men's Intercontinental Cup [37][38] 8th
2007 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship [39] 7th
2008 Men's Field Hockey Olympic Qualifier [40] 4th
2009 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge II [41][42][43] 2nd
2009 Men's EuroHockey Nations Trophy [21][22] 1st
2009 Men's Hockey World Cup Qualifiers [44] 3rd
2011 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship [45][46][47][48] 5th
2012 Men's Field Hockey Olympic Qualifier [49][50][51][52][53] 2nd
2012–13 Men's FIH Hockey World League Round 1 [19][25] 1st
2012 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge I [10][18] 3rd
2016 Summer Olympics [11][26][27][28][29][30] 10th

Personal lifeEdit

Since May 2011 Jermyn has worked as a solicitor for Ronan, Daly, Jermyn Solicitors. [6][16][29][30] Jermyn is also actively involved in the Church of Ireland. In March 2018 he was appointed assistant diocesan registrar by the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Paul Colton. His father, grandfather and great–grandfather have all previously held the same office. [3]

HonoursEdit

Ireland
HGC
Cork Church of Ireland
Ashton School

ReferencesEdit

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