Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pembroke Rotterdam-bound: News in brief

* Pembroke will play their EuroHockey League KO16 match in Rotterdam on either Friday, April 2 or Saturday, April 3, 2010 following an announcement from the EHL this morning. The fixtures draw will be made next Thursday morning and winners from these fixtures will play in KO8 matches on either April 4 or 5.

It will be the third time that the club has hosted an EHL event, with the Finals weekend in both 2008 and 2009 taking place at the world class venue.

Elsewhere, Phelie Maguire has been speaking to the EHL about his time with KHC Leuven. To read the full interview click here.

* Cookstown will play their first match on their new water-based pitch at Coolnafranky this Saturday against old rivals Banbridge.

The pitch is complemented by a banked spectator area, floodlighting and a video system that can be linked to the changing rooms for video analysis.

Project Manager Stephen Cuddy said of the pitch opening: "It’s great that the new facility will have such a prestigious match on its first weekend. Ourselves and Banbridge probably have the largest support in Ulster so I am hoping for a good crowd at Coolnfranky.”

* Pembroke Wanderers are holding a black tie ball in the D4 Ballsbridge Inn (formerly Jury’s Ballsbridge) on Saturday, November 14.

The Ireland v France soccer World Cup play-off match will be shown on the big-screen during the 4 course dinner; ‘Jungle Boogie’ (the chosen band for the Irish Rugby team Grand Slam home-coming celebrations) will provide live post-dinner entertainment before a DJ takes the event through to the end of the evening

In excess of 125 tickets have been sold so far but if some other clubs would like to take a table or just get a few people together to come along, the club would be delighted to have you. If you would like to buy tickets, please phone the club office on 6685217. Tickets are €75 (Visa / Laser etc accepted over the phone).


Anonymous said...

best of luck to Cookstown with the new pitch. Bout time!! Now us Leinster teams have no excuses about your crappy pitch when we go up and play you....not that we need them!!

Anonymous said...

Haha! Fair enough!! Look forward to a visit from all in Leinster this year and for a pint afterwards in the clubhouse. Good luck to Wanderers in EHL!