Paul Gleghorne

Paul Gleghorne (born 11 April 1987) is an Ireland men's field hockey international. He was a member of the Ireland team that won the bronze medal at the 2015 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship. He also represented Ireland at the 2016 Summer Olympics and at the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup. At club level, he has won the Men's Irish Hockey League with Lisnagarvey. Gleghorne is a member of a family of field hockey internationals. His older brother, Mark, has played for Ireland, England and Great Britain. Two of his aunts, Margaret Gleghorne and Jackie McWilliams, were also Ireland and Great Britain women's internationals.

Paul Gleghorne
Personal information
Full name Paul Gleghorne
Born (1987-04-11) 11 April 1987 (age 33)
Ballymena, County Antrim
Northern Ireland
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
19xx–2005 RBAI
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
20xx–2006 Instonians
2006–2009 Loughborough Students
2009–2015 Instonians
2015–2018 Lisnagarvey
2018– Crefelder HTC
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Ireland 200+

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 older brother, Mark, has played for Ireland, England and Great Britain. Two of his aunts, Margaret Gleghorne and Jackie McWilliams, were also Ireland and Great Britain women's internationals.[1][2][3][4] He completed his secondary level education at Royal Belfast Academical Institution. Between 2006 and 2009 he attended Loughborough University were he gained a first class honours degree in Accounting and Financial Management. Between 2010 and 2014 he completed his accountancy training with Chartered Accountants Ireland.[4][5][6]

Domestic teamsEdit

RBAIEdit

In 2003–04, together with Michael Watt and John Jackson, Gleghorne was a member of the Royal Belfast Academical Institution team that won the McCullough Cup, the Burney Cup and the All Ireland Schoolboys Hockey Championship.[7] He played in the McCullough Cup final just hours after the death of his mother, Anne.[2]

InstoniansEdit

In 2003–04, together with his brother, Mark, and Michael Watt, Gleghorne was a member of the Instonians team that won the Irish Senior Cup, defeating Cork Harlequins 1–0 in the final. After graduating from Loughborough University, Gleghorne re-joined Instonians before subsequently moving on to Lisnagarvey.[8][2][9][10][11]

Loughborough StudentsEdit

While attending Loughborough University between 2006 and 2009, Gleghorne played for Loughborough Students' Hockey Club.[5][6] He also played for Loughborough in the 2007–08 Euro Hockey League.[12]

LisnagarveyEdit

In 2015 Gleghorne began playing for Lisnagarvey.[13] In 2015–16, along with Jonathan Bell, Sean Murray and Michael Watt, Gleghorne was a member of the Lisnagarvey team that won the Men's Irish Hockey League and the EY Champions Trophy.[10][14][15] Gleghorne and Lisnagarvey also reached the final of the 2015–16 Irish Senior Cup but lost to Monkstown after a penalty shoot-out.[16][17] Gleghorne also played for Lisnagarvey in the 2016–17 Euro Hockey League.[18]

Crefelder HTCEdit

In 2018 Gleghorne began playing for Crefelder HTC in the Feldhockey Bundesliga. Together with Neal Glassey and Michael Robson, he was one of three Lisnagarvey players to move to Crefelder HTC.[11][19][20][21][22]

Ireland internationalEdit

Gleghorne made his senior Ireland debut in June 2009 in a Celtic Cup match against France. Gleghorne and his fellow debutant, Chris Cargo, both scored in a 3–1 win for Ireland.[10][23][24] Gleghorne was a member of the Ireland team that won the 2011 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge II.[25] He also helped Ireland win Men's FIH Hockey World League tournaments in 2012,[26] 2015[27] and 2017.[11][28] Gleghorne was also a member of the Ireland team that won the bronze medal at the 2015 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship.[13][29][30] He also represented Ireland at the 2016 Summer Olympics[31][32][33][34] In June 2017 he was a member of the Ireland team that won the Hamburg Masters, defeating Germany 4–2 in the final.[35][36] In May 2018, Gleghorne made his 200th senior appearance for Ireland in a 1–1 with Germany[37] and later in the year played in the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup.[38][39][40]

Tournaments Place
2009 Men's Hockey World Cup Qualifiers[41][42] 3rd
2011 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge II[25] 1st
2011 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship[43] 5th
2012 Men's Field Hockey Olympic Qualifier[44][45] 2nd
2012–13 Men's FIH Hockey World League Round 1[26] 1st
2012 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge I[46] 3rd
2012–13 Men's FIH Hockey World League Round 2[47] 2nd
2012–13 Men's FIH Hockey World League Semifinals[48] 7th
2014 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge I[49] 4th
2014 Men's Hockey Investec Cup[50] 2nd
2014–15 Men's FIH Hockey World League Round 2[27] 1st
2014–15 Men's FIH Hockey World League Semifinals[51][52] 5th
2015 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship[13][29][30]  
2016 Summer Olympics[31][32][33][34] 10th
2016–17 Men's FIH Hockey World League Round 2[11][28] 1st
2017 Hamburg Masters[35][36] 1st
2016–17 Men's FIH Hockey World League Semifinals[53] 5th
2017 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship[54] 6th
2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup[55][56] 6th
2018 Men's Four Nations Cup[57] 4th
2018 Men's Hockey World Cup[38][39][40] 14th
2018–19 Men's FIH Series Finals[58][59] 2nd
2019 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship[60] 8th

EmploymentEdit

Between 2010 and 2014, Gleghorne trained as a chartered accountant with KPMG. He subsequently worked for the Viridian Group from 2014 to 2015. He again worked for KPMG from 2015 to 2017. In February 2018 he was appointed senior manager in the corporate finance team of the Belfast-based HNH Group.[4][5][61]

HonoursEdit

Ireland
Lisnagarvey
Instonians
RBAI

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