Europe

Bann and Cooks Belgium-bound for Ulster-EHL debut

Bann and Cooks Belgium-bound for Ulster-EHL debut

October 20, 2011 | 190 views | Comments (5)

The Irish invasion of Brasschaat takes over this weekend as Banbridge and Cookstown, along with a glut of green internationals, go in search of an EuroHockey League KO16 place.

News in brief: Hermes Switzerland-bound; IHA tender for OCQ; Launch of Hooked for Life

News in brief: Hermes Switzerland-bound; IHA tender for OCQ; Launch of Hooked for Life

October 10, 2011 | 149 views | Leave a comment

Hermes found out where their European adventure will take them in late May; IHA bid for newly available Olympic qualifier and are set to roll out new long-term development initiative

Ulster duo face EHL giants in Antwerp

Ulster duo face EHL giants in Antwerp

August 19, 2011 | 255 views | Comments (1)

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

Small inspires large Loreto Euro victory

Small inspires large Loreto Euro victory

June 13, 2011 | 176 views | Comments (2)

Following three convincing group stage wins, Loreto finished in some style as they ran up a 7-1 final mauling to take EuroHockey Club Champion’s Challenge gold in emphatic style in Lille as they put Switzerland’s HC Olten to the sword.

International duo crush Spartan’s charge

International duo crush Spartan’s charge

June 12, 2011 | 175 views | Comments (2)

Loreto reached one of the two Monday ‘finals’ as they completed Group B of the EuroHockey Club Champion’s Challenge II with a 100pc record, holding off the challenge of Swansea’s Spartans.

Loreto on brink of Champ’s Challenge final

Loreto on brink of Champ’s Challenge final

June 12, 2011 | 92 views | Leave a comment

Loreto moved within a point of one of Monday’s two ‘finals’ as they notched a second successive win in Lille, adding the host’s scalp to that of HTC Wien who were conquered 24 hours earlier, thanks to Ali Meeke’s double

News in brief: Irish duo win Belgian title

News in brief: Irish duo win Belgian title

June 11, 2011 | 128 views | Leave a comment

Stephen Butler and Eugene Magee helped Dragons to the Belgian title last Sunday; IHA plan series of events around Champion’s Challenge and 4 Nations; McInroy completes incredible challenge

Loreto reign in European opener

Loreto reign in European opener

June 10, 2011 | 82 views | Leave a comment

Loreto producing a storming second half performance to bounce back from a nervy start in Lille, coming from a goal behind to sweep past the challenge of HTC Wien.

Irish guaranteed two Euro club finalists

Irish guaranteed two Euro club finalists

June 10, 2011 | 142 views | Leave a comment

Ireland is guaranteed a representative in the final of the Euro Hockey League as well as the women’s Club Champion’s Cup on Sunday, the first time since John Jermyn and Iain Lewers stepped out with HGC back in 2008 that Irish-born players have played at such a level

Loreto’s Evans concerned over Euro timing

Loreto’s Evans concerned over Euro timing

June 9, 2011 | 92 views | Comments (1)

Loreto coach Gareth Evans is hopeful the lengthy lay-off from competitive action will not prove a stumbling block for his charges as they take on the EuroHockey Club Champion’s Challenge II in Lille this weekend

Gormley helps launch ‘crowdfunding’ plan

Gormley helps launch ‘crowdfunding’ plan

May 5, 2011 | 218 views | Comments (1)

Having helped Club de Campo secure a place in the semi-finals of the EuroHockey League, Irish captain Ronan Gormley intended taking a few days out in Ireland for R&R and to launch the new ‘crowdfunding’ initiative

Armagh learn from Olympic gold medalist

Armagh learn from Olympic gold medalist

April 27, 2011 | 90 views | Leave a comment

Armagh scored a major coup last weekend when head coach Niall McCool brought over former Dutch captain and Olympic gold medalist Janneke Schopman for several development workshops and first team training sessions.

Railway take European bronze

Railway take European bronze

April 26, 2011 | 134 views | Comments (3)

Railway Union ended their first European outdoor campaign with bronze as they finished the tournament strong, getting the better of Scotland’s Grove 4-1 in Park Avenue on Easter Monday

Railway bounce back against Libertas

Railway bounce back against Libertas

April 25, 2011 | 282 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union picked up their first outdoor European win to take second place in Pool A of the women’s EuroHockey and a place in the third place playoff on Monday afternoon (1pm).

Belgians derail Union Euro bid

Belgians derail Union Euro bid

April 24, 2011 | 192 views | Leave a comment

Despite a rousing performance and a game to remember, Railway Union were knocked out of the running for the EuroHockey Club Champion’s Trophy overall title at Park Avenue by Royal Wellington on Saturday afternoon.

Walsh strikes to bag maiden Euro draw

Walsh strikes to bag maiden Euro draw

April 23, 2011 | 353 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union snatched a last-gasp draw in their maiden European outdoor appearance at a packed Park Avenue on Friday afternoon, Sinead Walsh roofing a penalty corner with ten minutes to go against Ukraine’s MSC Sumchanka.

Glens run HGC to the wire

Glens run HGC to the wire

April 22, 2011 | 314 views | Comments (6)

Glenanne can have few regrets as they left every ounce of energy on the Bloemendaal turf but HGC’s details in either circle earned the quarter-final place of an evenly matched tie.

Campo make weakened Pembroke pay

Campo make weakened Pembroke pay

April 22, 2011 | 281 views | Comments (14)

Pembroke’s much changed and under strength panel from the group stages were well and truly cut apart by a ruthless Club de Campo who made it a sorry day for the Ballsbridge club in Europe.

Buzzing Railway ready for European dream

Buzzing Railway ready for European dream

April 21, 2011 | 319 views | Comments (2)

Railway Union coach Mick McKinnon says he has never seen Park Avenue “more buzzing” as the club welcomes EuroHockey Club Champion’s Trophy this weekend for their maiden run at a continental outdoor competition.

Shaw and Carolan plot major EHL upsets

Shaw and Carolan plot major EHL upsets

April 21, 2011 | 373 views | Comments (1)

Glenanne and Pembroke Wanderers will hope to break new ground this afternoon, both bidding to become the first Irish club to reach the quarter-finals of the EuroHockey League.