Europe

Much changed Hermes up for Swiss challenge

Much changed Hermes up for Swiss challenge

May 24, 2012 | 286 views | Leave a comment

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

IHL stakes raised by Pegasus performance

IHL stakes raised by Pegasus performance

April 13, 2012 | 113 views | Leave a comment

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

Beaney treble hands Pegasus Euro glory

Beaney treble hands Pegasus Euro glory

April 9, 2012 | 116 views | Comments (2)

Suzanne Beaney’s 69th minute winner put Pegasus in dreamland as they claimed their fourth European club title in incredible fashion against Ukraine’s MSC Sumchanka.

Pegasus soar into European final

Pegasus soar into European final

April 8, 2012 | 91 views | Leave a comment

Pegasus earned their place in the final of the EuroHockey Club Champion’s Trophy as they weathered early storms in each half of their tie before ultimately overcoming the robust Lithuanian champions at Queen’s.

McMahon inspires Pegs against 10-woman Gantoise

McMahon inspires Pegs against 10-woman Gantoise

April 7, 2012 | 167 views | Comments (1)

Pegasus got their EuroHockey Club Champion’s Trophy campaign off to a flying start on Friday as they beat La Gantoise 4-1 on day one of the competition, hosted at Queen’s University Playing Fields the first time.

Bann’s Euro-run ended by EHL aristocrats

Bann’s Euro-run ended by EHL aristocrats

October 23, 2011 | 239 views | Comments (9)

Banbridge bowed out of the EHL with their heads held high as they gave UHC Hamburg a good rattle in Antwerp on Sunday morning but ultimately the German’s calibre guided them through along with CA Montrouge.

Amsterdam strike perfect ten against Cookstown

Amsterdam strike perfect ten against Cookstown

October 23, 2011 | 340 views | Comments (12)

Cookstown bowed out from their European adventure with a chastening victory at the hands of an all-star Amsterdam side in Antwerp on Saturday afternoon, seeing the Dutch side and Reading go through to the KO16

Irish pair rocked on EHL debuts as Bann edged out and Cookstown undone by Reading

Irish pair rocked on EHL debuts as Bann edged out and Cookstown undone by Reading

October 21, 2011 | 278 views | Leave a comment

A rough draw for Ireland’s two EuroHockey League sides, Banbridge came close to grabbing a draw after two goals behind to CA Montrouge while Cookstown were undone by an on-form Reading in Antwerp

Bann and Cooks Belgium-bound for Ulster-EHL debut

Bann and Cooks Belgium-bound for Ulster-EHL debut

October 20, 2011 | 175 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 | 140 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 | 240 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 | 153 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 | 165 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 | 84 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 | 119 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 | 76 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 | 133 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 | 85 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 | 203 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 | 82 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.