News in brief…

*Aertel changed its hockey results page from 218 to page 248

*Just to plug some of my own work but the Gazette will have pictures and match reports from this week’s Girls Schools Senior Cup final and last Thursday’s Monkstown against Fingal match. Papers are available from Wednesday afternoon in Dundrum, Dun Laoghaire, Clondalkin, Blanch, Swords and Lucan.

* I was asked for ideas on finding international hockey tournaments for next year’s preseason. The best place to look for tournaments in Europe is the EHF website for contacts www.eurohockey.org

For tournaments in Holland look up www.knhb.nl > clubs en routes > clubs and toernooi info> zoek toernooi. From there, open up a basic internet translator to help fill in the search options. Choose from the options to help your search. For the discipline section, Veldhockey = field hockey. Doelgroup, choose either jeugd (youth) or senioren (for adults). Wanneer = enter the dates you want to go.

If anyone else has ideas, email me or leave a comment.

* Finally, the FIH has annonced the schedule for the Samsung Champions Trophy, women 2008. The event will be played at the Warsteiner Hockey Stadium in Monchengladbach , Germany from 17 until 25 May 2008 and will feature six of the best women’s teams in the world.

If you fancy going to see some of the best women’s hockey around, the German Hockey Federation (DHB) has started the ticket sales. Hockey fans can order their tickets through www.hockey.de or www.ticketonline.com.

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