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The good, the bad, and the dodgy: Irish hockey stars tell us all about their Olympic team-mates

Ireland open their historic campaign against India on 6 September.


THEY HAVE MADE history as the first Irish team to qualify for the Olympics since 1948 — but what are the Irish hockey team really like?

Before they jet off to Rio where they open their tournament against India on 6 August, we caught up with three of the Green Machine’s stars to get the inside track on the dressing room dynamic.

Who are the best and worst trainers? Who has the worst dress sense? And the worst taste in music?

Eugene Magee, David Harte and Shane O’Donoghue gave us the lowdown.

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