IHA AGM to propose levy on clubs and change to limited company on Saturday; Botanic and Trinity ladies first teams seek new coaches for 2013/14 seasons; LHA golf outing on this Saturday; LHA seek motions for June 12 AGM
Irish club hockey endured mixed fortunes on the European front yesterday after a weekend to remember for women’s clubs Railway Union and UCD was contrasted with the travails of Cork Harlequins on the men’s side.
Railway Union and UCD are looking forward to medal matches in their respective EuroHockey Club Champions competition but Cork Harlequins have a huge battle on their hands if they are to maintain Ireland’s place in the EuroHockey League.
UCD qualified for one of the finals of the EuroHockey Club Champions Challenge I in Catania with a game to spare as they saw off the hosts 3-2; Railway’s win over Sumchanka boosts their medal hopes but Cork Harlequins fall to second defeat
Jeamie Deacon fired a winner to give UCD a perfect start to their European club campaign with victory over Scotland’s Grove Menzieshill; Railway Union were undone by Real Sociedad while Cork Harlequins fell to HC Bra
With a baggage handling strike entering its fifth day in Brussels airport, Railway Union were forced to take remedial action to ensure that their sticks and kit arrived for their EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy bid.
Mary Logue, Graham Shaw and Johnny Caren have all been confirmed in coaching roles with the former duo taking on roles in the women’s setup while Caren will take on the Irish U-21 men’s side; Irish U-18 boys Euro squad also named
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