The KO8 remains out of reach once more for Irish clubs as Lisnagarvey’s brave first half effort was undone by a classy Dragons who were too slick for last season’s Irish Hockey League champions.
After last autumn’s heroics, Lisnagarvey are hopeful of becoming the first Irish side to reach the KO8 of the EuroHockey League when they take on KHC Dragons in the last 16 (4pm, Irish time).
Three Rock claimed a win and a loss in their opening two games at the EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Challenge I in Budapest, meaning a win tomorrow morning against Danish side Orient Lyngby will put them into the top four
Lisnagarvey staged the greatest comeback in EuroHockey League history to help them overcome long odds and advance to the last 16.
Another set of thrashings saw Ireland’s U-21 men and women ease to promotion from their respective European ‘C’ division campaigns as they completed the first phase pod rebuilding after eight years absence from competition
Leah Ewart’s 62nd minute goal saw Ireland’s U-21 women scrape to a third successive win in Lisbon meaning they and the Irish men will contest ‘C’ division finals on Sunday; the men won 12-0 in Bratislava
A four goal burst in nine first half minutes saw Ireland cruise to a second victory and assure themselves of a final berth barring a goal difference miracle.
Both Irish U-21 men and women picked off comfortable wins to advance their European hopes; the men won 8-0 against Lithuania to confirm their place in the final; the women beat Turkey 4-0 in their opening game
Ireland’s U-21 men created European junior nations history as they recorded the highest win since the U-21 grade was introduced in 1976 with Stephen Dowds scoring five times in a 17-0 defeat of Bulgaria
Despite Ireland dropping back to the status of third seeds, Lisnagarvey have picked up a EuroHockey League draw with a hint of possibility about it.
Ten Leinster based umpires have been appointed to 13 international competitions this summer, ranging from Olympic level to the various youth and club competitions around the continent.
Both Railway Union and Cork Harlequins have seen their expectations of top tier European club hockey go up in smoke this week, having now to settle for life in the second tier.
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Audrey O’Flynn’s double corner strike handed Hermes European gold in Wettingen as they claimed a fourth win in succession to impressively make it an Irish double in club competition.
Hermes gained one of the final places on offer with a strong 3-1 victory over Slavia Praha in Wettingen to continue their perfect record in the competition after three days.
Hermes moved into pole position in Pool B of the EuroHockey Club Champions Challenge I in Wettingen as they grabbed a second win in two days.
Hemes avoided potential disaster with three quick-fire corners to overcome hosts Rotweiss Wettingen and get their European campaign off to a strong start.
Stephen Butler and Eugene Magee hope that Chinese astrology comes to bear this weekend and that this year is the EHL Year of the Dragon.
For a club who have played in European club competition seven times in the past 14 years and the consistency that brings, it is surprising that just three of Hermes’ 2009 vintage are still around for this weekend
Last weekend’s EuroHockey Club Champion’s Trophy victory has shown just how threatening Pegasus can be and now offers a place in top tier of European club hockey for this season’s IHL champion