After a couple of breakthrough seasons, Monkstown reach the pinnacle of the club game in Europe this weekend when they debut in the Euro Hockey League in Barcelona.
Three Rock Rovers have been awarded the hosting rights for the men’s EuroHockey Club Champions trophy, the second highest tier of club hockey on the continent, with the tournament taking place from May 22 to 25, 2015.
In a whistle-stop highlights tour around a couple of games in the Netherlands and Belgium last weekend, David Harte enjoyed the most fruitful weekend with a clean sheet in Kampong’s 3-0 win over Rotterdam in the Dutch Hoofdklasse’s opening game of the season.
Andy McConnell has told hoofdklassehockey.nl he is hoping his club, Hurley, can achieve a level of stability in this year’s Dutch top division following an excellent 2013/14 season.
Video highlights of Racing Club de Bruxelle’s Irish troupe, comprising Chris Cargo, Conor Harte and Alan Sothern, salvaging a last gasp draw against EHL-bound Daring, the side that beat them to third place in the Belgian league last year on day one of the Honour Division
Monkstown’s EuroHockey League opponents Daring have shown some impressive preseason form over the weekend with wins over both Bloemendaal and Oranje Zwart.
Monkstown will meet Belgium’s third place finishers Daring and French runners-up Racing Club de France in round one of the rejigged Euro Hockey League in Barcelona with just one side to progress to round two.
Monkstown are bound for Barcelona in October for round one of an extensively rejigged Euro Hockey League following their superb performance at the recent Euro Hockey Club Trophy in tandem with Banbridge’s victory in the Challenge I in the Czech Republic.
Monkstown Hockey Club were crowned European Champions last weekend when their men’s team captured the EuroHockey Club Trophy in Cagliari, Sardinia. Graham Shaw’s side won four games in four days to take first place in the tournament
Loreto returned to Dublin on Tuesday delighted with their bronze medal finish in the EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy in Leicester without a host of squad members, outdoing their pre-tournament targets in some style
Monkstown came out on top in a tight and fiesty game against Atasport in the final round of group games at the EuroHockey Club Trophy in Calgiari Italy.
Monkstown maintained their 100% record in the EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy in Calgiari, Italy heading into the Final day of Round Robin action where they’ll play Atasport of Azerbaijan.
Town got off to the perfect start on day one of the EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy in Calgiari, Italy, with a thumping victory over the Italian Champions H.C. Bra.
Trevor Dagg has been forced to make several changes to his Loreto panel for the Euro Hockey Club Champions Trophy in Loughborough University next weekend as the timing of the tournament has left him shy the services of four regulars
Monkstown will be able to select from a full deck for the first time in a lengthy season when they compete in the Euro Club Champions Trophy in Sardinia with the target earning back a Euro Hockey League
Railway Union produced Ireland’s first win in the top tier of European women’s club hockey as they saw off Azerbaijan side Atasport 5-2 in their seventh place Club Champions Cup playoff in Den Bosch.
A famous result if not a famous outcome for Railway Union as they produced one of Ireland’s best performances in a women’s European club competition but, with the tournament taking a knock-out form, but have little to show for their efforts.
Railway Union’s first taste of the top tier of European hockey was a tough one, losing 7-0 to Dutch hosts Den Bosch in the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup.
Irish interest in the Euro Hockey League came to a crashing halt in Eindhoven in the past two days with the six players involved all seeing their clubs bow out at the last 16 stage of the world’s best club competition.
Chloe Brown strengthened her reputation as the biggest exponent of the indoor game in Ireland with a truly stunning performance for Ards at the EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Challenge I in Budapest last weekend