Asian Cup Hero Ignace Tirkey
Ignace (Ignacious) Tirkey is an Indian Hockey player. His role is a midfielder and he was the captain of the Indian team in the 2006, Pakistan Test series as well as Commonwealth games. He played first time for the national side in 2001 Akber EL Yom Cup and Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. Ignace was a member of the Indian team for the Athens Olympics 2004. His very biggest achievement till now has been put a last minute goal in Asia Cup Gold in the year 2003 and he helped to India bagged the Gold Cup 2003 against Pakistan. He is the icon player from the Junior world cup team 2001 and he made couple century caps. In 2007, he had 184 caps and then he played 5 matches against a Belgium team. After he played a Chile Olympic game he had 195 caps.
He played for his native team Orissa Steelers. Again he was recalled for Argentina Test Series in 2009. He played in Punjab Gold Cup match and India won the Gold. In 2001, he scored one final goal in the last minute to India win the Muruguppa Gold Cup. He bagged one of the most precious and prestigious 'Padma Shree' in 2010 and 'Arjuna award' in 2009. Ignace Tirkey made wonderful achievement in Asia Cup 2003, Muruguppa Gold Cup 2001, Ekalavya Puraskar 2003. In HIL Ignace and other five players were picked up Punjab Warriors. He made another highlight achievement in National Games 2002 in Hyderabad. In 2007, Bangalore UNI gave the award to 104 sports persons for their incredible achievements.
Ignace Trickey adjudged 2 lakh cash award for his achievement. V R Ragunath received Rs. 5 lakh cash award for India retaining the Asian Cup. Prabodh Tirkey is also a part of Indian Hockey team and he is the younger brother of Ignace. Ignace Tirkey profile is more impressive for the people who are the players of the Junior team. In London Olympics 2012, Men's India Hockey team India lost his game against New Zealand with score points by 1-3. In the first half India took 1-3. In the second half, Sandeep missed the two goals and lost their points in the finals match and in the last minute Ragunath got penalty corner chance to play the match. After India played with Netherland scored 2-3 goal points. In the between New Zealand and Korea. New Zealand lost the series with 2-0 points in the first match. India bagged third time Men's Championship Trophy in 2010 after 1996 and 2005. The upcoming Hockey World Cup 2014 match held at Netherland.