Both Banbridge and Ulster Elks look set to have earned promotion for Ireland from their respective European club competitions over the weekend following runs to the finals in their respective competitions.
David Harte added yet another incredible achievement to his already huge list of accolades as he became the first Irish player to win the Euro Hockey League, the world’s biggest club hockey competition.
Banbridge and Ulster Elks will both have promotion on their mind on Monday afternoon following their respective performances in Europe while Pegasus are set to battle for seventh in the Euro Club Cup.
Banbridge leaped right back into contention in the men’s EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy thanks to a stunning second half comeback to beat HC Minsk 4-1 in Glasgow; Ulster Elks also top their group after day two at the Challenge I
Shane O’Donoghue signed off his two-year stint with KHC Dragons in style with a second successive Belgian league victory, seeing off Racing Club de Bruxelles 7-6 on aggregate over their two legged final.
Second half set piece goals from Jeremy Duncan and David Nolan sent UCD into the dreamland of the EY Hockey League as they earned promotion in Havelock Park with a 2-1 win over Cookstown whom they replace in the top tier.