Death of former international hockey player Philip Hardy

Irish right half was central player in 1978 World Cup


The death has taken place of former international hockey player Philip Hardy. The 63-year-old, who played with both Trinity HC and Sandymount’s YMCA, passed away yesterday after illness.

A central player in the Claremont Road YMCA team of the 1970s and 1980s after he graduated from Trinity College with an engineering degree, Philip went on to quickly cement his place on the Irish team at right half.

He was a central player in the Irish side that qualified for and travelled to the World Cup in Argentina in 1978.

Philip was married to Cork-born Karen, and has two sons Colin and David.