Pembroke face a trip to Portugal while Railway Union ladies European debut is set for Bratislava in Slovakia following the announcement yesterday of the pools for the European indoor club championships.
Pembroke will compete in the Men’s Challenge I event – the third tier of competition – and are provisionally named in a group of fours with hosts AD Lousada, Hungary’s Epitok and Slovakia’s SK Senkvice. The tournament takes place on February 18-20 2011.
On the women’s side, Railway will take on Portugal’s CF Os Belenenses, Slovakia’s KPH Raca and Serbia’s HK Bask in women's challenge though if any of those sides were to pull out Georgia’s Ukimerioni Kutaisi would step in.
They replace Galway in the competition following their maiden Irish Indoor Trophy win and will be in action on February 25 to 27, 2011.
Meanwhile, the IHA is welcoming confirmed entries to next year’s Irish Indoor Trophy competitions with 1pm on July 8 the closing date to seal your club’s place next season.
Regional rounds will take place in December and January with the finals run off on February 11 and 12, 2011 in the NBA. Venues have yet to be finalised for the group stages but initial interest in Ulster and Galway suggests there could be ladies events held outside of Dublin this year.