Hockey Ireland are also saddened to learn of the passing of journalist John Flack. John was not only seen on the sidelines of many hockey games but played for MCB and Collegians.

A notebook always in hand, John was there to support any hockey event, from International games to many club level matches. He has helped to build such a strong profile for our sport and will be sadly missed.

For the headlines, write-ups, and decades of committed devotion to local and international hockey, we salute ‘Flackie.’

Everyone at Hockey Ireland sends their condolences to John’s wife Catherine, brother Derek, and extended family.