Three Rock Rovers huffed and puffed but could not break through the Belarussian wall put up by SC Stroitel Brest to miss out on a final berth at the Tilman Brewin Dolphin EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy in Grange Road.
Pembroke’s women’s EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy campaign ended on a low-key note in Minsk as they finished in eighth place overall, falling 5-1 to Russia’s Metrostroy in their classification match.
Ross Canning’s second goal from a narrow angle proved enough for Three Rock Rovers to scrape to second win from two outings at the Tilman EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy to head up Pool B.
Hosts Three Rock Rovers produced a superb closing salvo to get off to a flying start in the Tilman Brewin Dolphin EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy in Dublin.
Pembroke bounced back from their tricky opening day to draw 2-2 with Azerbaijan’s Atasport in Minsk but were denied victory late in the tie to draw 2-2 on day two of the women’s EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy.
From prior experience, Three Rock Rovers’ player-coach Joe Brennan knows how difficult landing glory at the Tilman Brewin Dolphin EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy.
Pembroke face an uphill battle in Group B of the Women’s EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy as goals in the five minutes either side of half-time saw them fall 3-0 to Royal Wellington.
Given just three months since they were confirmed as Ireland’s entrant for the EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy in Gorky Park in Minsk, Pembroke coach Keith Crawford says “preparations have been great” all things considered.
Three Rock Rovers captain Ali Haughton is looking forward to leading his club out in front of a fervent home support next weekend as they host the Tilman Brewin Dolphin EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy from May 22 to May 25.
Andy Smyth has named a panel of 18 players for the Under-18 boys European championships in Santander from July 19 to 25.
Two final quarter goals saw UCD fall out of touch with Surbiton, ultimately falling 4-1 to the English champions, meaning they finished sixth in the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup in Bilthoven last Monday.
UCD ladies will finish in Ireland’s best position in the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup since Randalstown in 1995 no matter what the outcome of their tie with English champions Surbiton on Monday.
UCD coach Jonathan Harte admitted he was “raging” as his side were denied an equaliser in contentious fashion as they fell 2-1 to Rot Weiss Koln in their EuroHockey Club Champions Cup in Bilthoven; a frustrating tie in which the students held sway for long periods in most facets bar the scoreboard
UCD face probably their most illustrious opposition in their competitive hockey history when they take on KTHC Rot-Weiss Köln in Bilthoven, the Netherlands on Good Friday in the quarter-finals of the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup.
Kyle Good played a big role in the most eye-catching performance of the current Euro Hockey League season, netting twice as his Dragons team dismantled reigning champions Harvestehuder THC in breathtaking fashion.
Shane O’Donoghue, David Harte and Kyle Good will fly the Irish flag this week at the Euro Hockey League, the world’s premier club competition, in Bloemendaal as the KO16 and FINAL4 events get underway.
Pembroke’s women are set travel to Minsk in May for the EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy in the wake of Railway Union’s decision to withdraw from the competition due to a large unavailability of players.
Monkstown’s EHL journey came to an end with plenty of perspiration but they could not find the inspiration to pull off a result against one of the stand-out sides in Barcelona this weekend.
Check out the highlights of Monkstown vs Racing Club de France along with all the other action from day one of the EHL in Barcelona
A tentative first half performance cost Monkstown dear as they lost their maiden Euro Hockey League tie to Racing Club de France 2-1 in Barcelona this afternoon in blazing heat.