Hockey: Dunlop back for memorial event after six-year gap

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FORMER Olympic star Graham Dunlop will play competitive indoor hockey for the first time in six years when he lines up in this weekend’s Richard Docherty Memorial Tournament at Napier University.

Ex-Western star Dunlop, 36, who represented Great Britain in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, will link up with former team-mates Mike Leonard and Colin Clarke to represent Capital outfit Grange.

The event, which honours Richard Docherty, a diabetes sufferer who died in 2010 aged 27, starts at 4pm tomorrow and continues to Sunday.

He said: “I was with Grange for five years before switching to Western. It is always good to link up with guys I used to play with and the tournament is a good opportunity to remember 
Richard. It’s nice to be a part of it.

“I still train and cycle so I’m reasonably fit and I’m looking forward to the weekend.”

Grange are in Pool B alongside Scottish champions Grove Menzieshill and a select side, Globetrotters, organised by Inverleith duo Phil Hall and John Harris which includes Great Britain star Barry Middleton and Belgian ace Tom Boon.

Pool A boasts Inverleith, who currently top Scotland’s Division One indoors, HC RGB from Holland, who have Scottish internationalist Kenny Bain as a guest, and Team Alba, a select side brought together by former Western and Scotland goalkeeper Kris Kane.