Sunday, August 24, 2008

Kelburne win Tempest Trophy

Scottish champions Kelburne claimed the Tempest Trophy with a 2-1 win over their Irish counterparts, Three Rock Rovers with Gareth Hall holding his nerve amid a goalmouth scramble with four minutes to go to score the winner.

The title never looked in danger as Rovers would have needed to win by eight goals to claim the trophy for themselves or beat Kelburne by three to give Cork C of I the trophy.

In a testy encounter, eight men were sent to the sin-bin, with the game reduced to nine versus nine for five minutes in the final quarter.

Josh Cairns gave the Paisley-side the advantage – his fifth of the tournament – after six minutes in by far the fastest game of the weekend with the Scots looking much more comfortable at the higher tempo.

Kelburne were reduced to nine men when Ali Forsyth and Michael Christie received two-minute suspensions for green-card offences.

Rovers looked to force the pace too much with the numerical advantage but Ali Haughton had a great chance to level – his shot was saved off the line by Chris Nelson.

Peter McConnell was sent to the bin early in the second half before Cork Harlequins’ recruit Patrick Shanahan saw another shot saved off the line.

Another newcomer, Lucas Piccioli made it 1-1 in the third quarter, volleying home after a great thrust from Haughton.

That preceded four yellows in two minutes as Gavin Bourke (dangerous play), Michael Bremner (deliberate stick foul), Andy McConnell (dissent) and Jonny Christie (deliberate stick foul) filled up the TD’s box.

Piccioli had the ball in the net, only to be awarded a penalty corner before Hall’s late winner was rapturously received in a game full of needle.

Earlier, Cork C of I gave themselves a chance of glory with an 8-2 thrashing of YMCA. John Jermyn scored four times with Alec Moffett hitting two and Karl Lynch – younger brother of international player, Jason – and Philip Smith completed the scoring.

For YM, Richie Margetson and coach, Ger Butler had put the game in the balance with first half goals.

C of I guest-keeper, Stephen O’Keeffe picked up the €500 bounty for the player of the tournament title and in the women’s competition, Old Alex sealed the title with a 5-2 win over Ards.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

good to see PWHC picking up the player of the tournament award without even competing in it!!congrats stephen, well deserved i believe.

Anonymous said...

is o'keefe gona stay at pembroke playing 2nds??

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Anonymous said...

well he will be sub 1st keeper im sure aswell. and i would think it would depend on what dave harte is going to do after college.

Anonymous said...

with international players only allowed to play 14 games domestically this season i would imagine that o'keeffe will get plenty of opportunities this season

Anonymous said...

Patrick Shanahan played with Bandon.

Anonymous said...

14 games domestically since when?

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Anonymous said...

great high paced match for a pre-season game.a few players missing for both teams so would love to see them paired in a group in the ehl!
rovers lacked a finisher,mitch im guessing is back soon enough?
lyons still to come into the team. i thought haughton was a defender?did alright in midfield alongside mcconnell.and the young lads up front were promising.
great addition of lucas!

Stephen said...

Fair Play to Tempest...trying to take Hockey to the next level in Ireland!!

Anonymous said...

Any more news on player transfer/movement?

Queso said...

Any player listed in the Irish Training & Development squad by David Passmore is only permitted to play a total of 14 provincial league and cup matches in the season.

I understand they will be fully available for Irish Hockey League matches and Irish Senior Cup.

Will be very interesting to see which matches the clulbs chose to make up the 14 from Leinster League, Leinster Cup (Mills), Neville Cup.

Not sure if Indoor Hockey is also included in this capitation??

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see if the clubs adhere to the rule and also how closely passmore will monitor it!

Anonymous said...

Paddy Goode joined YM.Unfortunately he couldnt play over the weekend in the tempest trophy as he was injured.As is David Robinson.

Anonymous said...

Is it true TRR have the tallest floodlights in the land?

Anonymous said...

Goode move for Paddy!! He'll add a bit of experience to the abundance of youth at YM :-)

Anonymous said...

who is paddy goode? who did he play for b4 his big money move?

Anonymous said...

If they do have the tallest floodlights, it's grand cos they signed Dave Storey from UCD this year to help with floodlight problems

Anonymous said...

actually his name is yao ming!

Anonymous said...

Paddy Goode! He'd want to be Paddy 'Very' Goode to help YM improve!!!

Anonymous said...

that was a brilliant joke :S

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Anonymous said...

well that was a very random comment!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the piece of information stephen