Cookstown bowed out from their European adventure with a chastening victory at the hands of an all-star Amsterdam side in Antwerp on Saturday afternoon, seeing the Dutch side and Reading go through to the KO16
Fate has ensured this autumn will be defined by Banbridge and Cookstown’s sparring as Ireland’s two national champions showdown first in the IHL, travelling together to the EHL and then renewing rivalries in the Irish Senior Cup
Banbridge and Cookstown are set to face some of the giants of the European game following the draw for the EHL this afternoon. Bann play double champions UHC Hamburg while Cookstown meet Amsterdam and Reading
Annadale and YMCA is the sole all-IHL tie to be drawn together in the men’s Irish Senior Cup first round which will be played on October 8; On the women’s side, all three provincial champions have picked up byes
Many in the know already knew of the prodigious talents of Ian Sloan but the 17 year-old announced himself on the national stage at Belfield, playing a starring role for Cookstown in their 4-3 win over Monkstown in the men’s ISC final
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