As predicted, Glenanne’s EHL KO16 dreams will come down to their result on Saturday morning against WKS Grunwald Poznan but the manner in which they arrived at this point was probably not predicted in Terrassa.
Glenanne skipper Joe Brennan believes Saturday morning’s tie against Grunwald Poznan will be the key factor if the Tallaght club are to follow Pembroke into the KO16 round of the EuroHockey League in Terrassa.
Craig Wilson’s late goal garnered a losing bonus point from Pembroke’s second Pool F tie in the EuroHockey League in Eindhoven, a result which will help Ireland’s longer term aspirations of holding onto two places in the competition.
Pembroke’s place in the KO16 round was confirmed as HGC’s emphatic 9-2 win over Olimpia Kolos Sekvoia guaranteed them at least second place in Pool F with a shot-to-nothing against the Dutch side on Sunday.
Brandon Panther added to his growing reputation in Pembroke colours with a stunning salvo in the closing five minutes as they dug deep in their opening EuroHockey League tie against Ukraine’s Olimpia Kolos Sekvoia, snatching a late 4-3 win.
An early start greets Pembroke in Eindhoven tomorrow as their third EHL campaign gets underway with a battle against the tournament’s lowest ranked side, Olimpia Kolos Sekvoia (8.30am, Irish time), before facing the might of HGC on Sunday.
Railway Union were handed the honour of hosting the EuroHockey Club Champion’s Trophy next April, bringing the competition to Park Avenue for their maiden European outdoor campaign.
Pembroke and Glenanne were both given a taster of the challenges ahead in the Euro Hockey League last weekend when they faced Beeston in high quality friendly fixtures last weekend.
Brian Doherty has swelled the numbers of Irishmen in Belgium for the coming season, confirming last night that he will link up with Antwerp-based Braxgata.
Pembroke Wanderers and Glenanne found out their EHL fate tonight with the former visiting Oranje Zwart’s Eindhoven base while the Glens travel to Barcelona for the second year of information.
Tim Lewis confirmed his move to Crefelder HTC in Germany this morning to The Hook, meaning Pembroke’s opening Leinster senior league tie with Glenanne will have an ever more new-look. Meanwhile, the Leinster Branch released the early season fixtures with all the details here
Alan Sothern has become the latest Irish international player to make the move to the Netherlands to play in the Hoofdklasse, confirming his move from Pembroke to Den Bosch to The Hook last Friday. While there, Sothern will link up with Mitch Darling who moved across the Belgian border from KHC Leuven as well as […]
Pembroke face a trip to Portugal while Railway Union ladies European debut is set for Bratislava in Slovakia following the announcement yesterday of the pools for the European indoor club championships. Pembroke will compete in the Men’s Challenge I event – the third tier of competition – and are provisionally named in a group of […]
The myriad machinations of women’s European club competition has seen Ireland’s two representatives drop a division despite Loreto’s fifth place finish in Rome earlier this week. Ireland’s second seed, UCD, were relegated from the third tier European Champion’s Challenge I competition on Monday following a 2-1 defeat to Czech hosts Slavia Praha. Rachel Burke got […]
EuroHockey Club Champion’s Challenge I – Day Three UCD 0 Cambrai 1 (Gwenaelle Dutel) UCD fell to a second defeat in two days to miss out on a final shot as Cambrai grabbed the only goal through Gwenaelle Dutel struck from play in the 19th minute. In combination with Royal Uccle’s win over Rottweiss Wettingen, […]
EuroHockey Club Champion’s Trophy – fifth/sixth playoff Loreto 3 (Nikki Keegan, Lizzie Colvin, Nicci Daly) Alta Boryspol (Ukraine) 1 Loreto finally found their scoring sticks in the second half of their fourth EuroHockey Club Champion’s Trophy to end their campaign on a high, finishing fifth with an impressive win over Ukraine’s Alta Boryspol, outdoing their […]
EuroHockey Champions Challenge I UCD 0 Royal Uccle 2 (Magali Demeyere, Sofia Ambrosoni) UCD remain in second in Pool A of the EuroHockey Champions Challenge as they failed to augment their 1-0 win yesterday with victory today against Belgian’s second ranked side; goals from Magali Demeyre and Sofia Ambrosoni giving the Belgian outfit Royal Uccle […]
EuroHockey Club Champion’s Trophy Loreto 0 Izmaylova Moscow 3 Loreto again struggled to convert possession into goals but managed to take third place in the group – meaning they will finish above their pre-tournament ranking of eighth seed – courtesy of an amazing late three goal from La Gantoise in the group’s other game. Moscow […]
EuroHockey Club Champion’s Challenge I UCD 1 (Lisa Jacob) – Rotweiss Wettingen 0 UCD got their European campaign off to the perfect start gaining their first win in Europe at their first attempt against Swiss champions Rottweiss Wettingen. After absorbing some early pressure in the first ten minutes, UCD settled into the game and in […]
EuroHockey Club Champions’s Trophy Loreto 1 (Niamh Small) La Gantoise 4 Loreto chances of reaching Sunday’s final in Rome are all but mathematically over as they fell to a 4-1 defeat to Belgian champions La Gantoise – who featured former Alex and Trinity woman Ciara Murphy – this morning. They got off to a nightmare […]