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Mark Gleghorne (born 19 May 1985) is a field hockey player from Northern Ireland who has represented Ireland, England and Great Britain at international level. He represented Great Britain at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Gleghorne was a member of the England teams that won the bronze medals at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games and at the 2017 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship. He also represented England at the 2014 and 2018 Men's Hockey World Cups. At club level, Gleghorne was a member of the Instonians team that won the Irish Senior Cup in both 2002 and 2004. He was also a member of the Punjab Warriors team that won the 2016 Hockey India League title. Gleghorne is a member of a family of field hockey internationals. His younger brother, Paul, is an Ireland international. Two of his aunts, Margaret Gleghorne and Jackie McWilliams, were also Ireland and Great Britain women's internationals.

Mark Gleghorne
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Personal information
Born (1985-05-19) 19 May 1985 (age 34)
Ballymena, County Antrim
Northern Ireland
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Playing position Forward/Defender
Youth career
1996–2003 RBAI
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
200x–2004 Instonians
2004–2007 Loughborough 28 (38)
2008–2009 Instonians
2009Ulster
2009–2010 HC Den Bosch
2010–2011 Loughborough 5 (6)
2011–2015 East Grinstead 23 (34)
2014Mumbai Magicians
2015– Beeston
2016–2017Punjab Warriors
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Ireland 80
2011– Great Britain 49
2012– England 109
Last updated on: 6 June 2019

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Early years, family and educationEdit

Gleghorne was born into a field hockey family. His father, Andy, was a player and club secretary at Antrim Hockey Club while his mother, Anne, played with and coached Randalstown. Anne Gleghorne died in 2003. His younger brother, Paul, is an Ireland international. Two of his aunts, Margaret Gleghorne and Jackie McWilliams, were also Ireland and Great Britain women's internationals. [1][2][3][4] Between 1996 and 2003 he attended Royal Belfast Academical Institution. [5] Between 2004 and 2007 he attended Loughborough University and gained a degree in Sport Science. [6][7] He is also a qualified PE teacher. [8] In addition to field hockey, in his youth Gleghorne played association football, rugby union and cricket. He played cricket for Muckamore Cricket Club and was also member of Ireland teams that won under-15 and under-17 European championships in 2000 and 2001. His team mates included, among others, Eoin Morgan, William Porterfield, Kevin O'Brien, Boyd Rankin and Gary Wilson. [9][10]

Domestic teamsEdit

RBAIEdit

In 2002–03 Gleghorne captained the Royal Belfast Academical Institution team that won the Burney Cup and finished as runners-up in the All Ireland Schoolboys Hockey Championship. His team mates included Michael Watt. [11]

InstoniansEdit

Gleghorne began playing for Instonians while still attending RBAI. His team mates at Instonians included his brother, Paul. [2] Gleghorne was a member of the Instonians team that won the Irish Senior Cup in both 2002 and 2004. In the 2002 final, against Pembroke Wanderers, he scored a bizarre goal. His shot was originally going wide before it rebounded off an umpire. In the 2004 final Instonians defeated Cork Harlequins. [12][13][14] After graduating from Loughborough University, he re-joined Instonians for the 2008–09 season. [6][15] While playing for Instonians, Gleghorne also represented Ulster at interprovincial level. [16]

Men's England Hockey LeagueEdit

Gleghorne has played for several clubs in the Men's England Hockey League. While attending Loughborough University between 2004 and 2007, he played for Loughborough Students' Hockey Club. [17][18][19] After spending the 2009–10 season playing for HC Den Bosch in the Hoofdklasse, [15][20] he re-joined Loughborough. He subsequently joined East Grinstead, [19] representing the club in the 2014–15 Euro Hockey League. [21] In 2015 he moved to Beeston. [22]

Hockey India LeagueEdit

Gleghorne has also played in the Hockey India League. In 2014 he played for Mumbai Magicians. At the 2014 auction he was initially selected as a replacement. However due to injuries he was subsequently called up to play the season. [23] The 2016 and 2017 seasons saw him play for Punjab Warriors. He helped Warriors win the 2016 title. [24][25]

InternationalEdit

IrelandEdit

Between 2004 [5] and 2008 Gleghorne made 80 senior appearances for Ireland. [26] He was a member of the Ireland team that won the 2005 Men's EuroHockey Nations Trophy. [27][28] He also represented Ireland at the 2006 Men's Intercontinental Cup [28] and at the 2007 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship. [29] At the 2008 Men's Field Hockey Olympic Qualifier he finished the tournament as top scorer. [9] In 2009 Gleghorne informed the Irish Hockey Association that he was switching allegiances from Ireland to England/Great Britain. [15][16][30]

Great BritainEdit

Having previously played for Ireland, Gleghorne had to wait for three years before he was eligible to play for Great Britain. He eventually made his debut for Great Britain in November 2011, scoring in a 3–1 win against Belgium. [31][32] He subsequently represented Great Britain at the 2016 Summer Olympics [33][34] and when they won the 2017 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. [35]

EnglandEdit

Gleghorne was a member of the England teams that won the bronze medals at the 2014 [36][37] and 2018 Commonwealth Games. [3][17][36] He was also a member of the England team that won the bronze at the 2017 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship, scoring in the third place play-off against Germany. [38] Gleghorne also represented England at the 2014 [8][39] and 2018 Men's Hockey World Cups. [40][41][42]

Tournaments Place Team
2005 Men's EuroHockey Nations Trophy [27][28] 1st   Ireland
2006 Men's Intercontinental Cup [28] 8th   Ireland
2007 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship [29] 7th   Ireland
2008 Men's Field Hockey Olympic Qualifier [9][43] 4th   Ireland
2011 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy 6th   Great Britain
2012 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy 2nd   England
2012–13 Men's FIH Hockey World League Semifinals 3rd   England
2012–13 Men's FIH Hockey World League Final 3rd   England
2014 Men's Four Nations Cup 4th   England
2014 Men's Hockey World Cup 4th   England
2014 Men's Hockey Investec Cup [44] 1st   England
2014 Commonwealth Games [36][37]     England
2014 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy 7th   England
2014–15 Men's FIH Hockey World League Semifinals [45] 3rd   Great Britain
2014–15 Men's FIH Hockey World League Final 6th   Great Britain
2015 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship 4th   England
2016 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy 4th   Great Britain
2016 Men's Four Nations Cup 2nd   Great Britain
2016 Summer Olympics [33][34] 9th   Great Britain
2017 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup [35] 1st   Great Britain
2016–17 Men's FIH Hockey World League Semifinals [46] 3rd   England
2016–17 Men's FIH Hockey World League Final 8th   England
2017 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship [38]     England
2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup [47][48] 2nd   England
2018 Commonwealth Games [17][36]     England
2018 Men's Hockey World Cup [40][41][42] 4th   England
2019 Men's FIH Pro League   Great Britain

Source:[3][8][39]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

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