Sunday, May 11, 2008

EHL: The Irish viewpoint

HGC’s win means Ireland will have three representatives in the final of the inaugural EHL with Iain Lewers and John Jermyn as players and umpiring legend Ray O’Connor acting as video referee.

And speaking about the final last night, Jermyn said he was obviously excited about the event. “it’s an amzing achievement. The first two EHL rounds were good but this is another level. Its an amazing achievement to get to the last two but no way will be settling for that”.

Lewers started the game at centre-mid, playing in a holding role and was instrumental in HGC’s third goal while Jermyn made his return after three weeks on the sidelines with injury to set up the fourth goal before half-time.

Meanwhile, O’Connor spoke about his involvement as video referee saying his task was simple enough, given the amount of cameras around the pitch. It’s made even simpler that if the video cameras cannot find a definitive angle, O’Connor is instructed not to award a goal. As yet, no decisions have been referred ‘upstairs’.

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