The FIH has awarded the first ever Men’s Champions Challenge II 2009/2010 to Dublin. The tournament will take place in Belfield from 5-11 July 2009. Japan, Malaysia, France, Russia, Poland, Austria and Chile coming to town. This will rove a big boon for the IHA, not only of home advantage but saving the huge costs of travelling to the alternate destination, Chile.
The Irish women, however, will have to travel to Kazan in Russia for their version of the event which runs from June 21-27, 2009.