Jim Irvine

1948 -

James ‘Jim’ Irvine was a dual Olympian, representing Australia in men’s hockey in 1976 and 1984. The highlight of his career came in 1976 when he was part of the Australian team that won the silver medal. Australia did not compete in hockey at Moscow in 1980 because of the political boycott. Irvine returned to the Games in 1984, where the team finished fourth. He has since enjoyed an international coaching career, which included a role as assistant coach of the Kookaburras, the Australia men’s hockey team, at Sydney 2000.

Olympic Results

Los Angeles 1984 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Men
Preliminaries Pool A - Match 01 - AUS V MAL HT: 1-0, Goals: Haselhurst, Walsh 4 MAL 5-0 Win
Preliminaries Pool A - Match 07 - AUS V ESP HT: 1-1, Haselhurst, Patmore, Walsh ESP 3-1 Win
Preliminaries Pool A - Match 15 - AUS V FRG HT: 0-0, Haselhurst, Patmore, Walsh FRG 3-0 Win
Preliminaries Pool A - Match 20 - AUS V IND HT: 1-0, Goals: Batch, Davies, Walsh IND 4-2 Win
Preliminaries Pool A - Match 25 - AUS V USA HT: 1-0, Goals: Patmore 2 USA 2-1 Win
Semi Final HT: 1-0 PAK 1-0 Loss
Bronze Final HT: 1-2, Goals: Davies, Patmore GBR 3-2 Loss
Final Placing 4 / 12

Montreal 1976 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Men
Preliminaries Pool A - AUS V HOL HT: 0-2, Goals: Bell HOL 1-2 Loss
Preliminaries Pool A - IND V AUS HT: 1-3, Goals: Browning, Irvine, Riley 3, Smith IND 1-6 Win
Preliminaries Pool A - AUS V MAL HT: 1-0, Goals: Bell, Riley MAL 2-0 Win
Preliminaries Pool A - AUS V CAN HT: 2-0, Goals: Bell, Riley, Walsh CAN 3-0 Win
Preliminaries Pool A - AUS V ARG HT: 1-1, Goals: Cooke ARG 2-3 Loss
Preliminary Replay - AUS V IND HT: 1-1, FT: 1-1, AET: 1-1 IND 1-1 (5-4) Win
Semi Final HT: 1-1, Goals: Irvine, Riley PAK 1-2 Win
Gold Medal Match HT: 0-0 NZL 1-0 Loss  
Final Placing 2 / 15

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