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Luxembourg Hurling Tournament Review

(Courtesy of wort.lu)

 

3 is the Magic Number for Luxembourg’s Gaelic Sportsmen & Women

 

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Photo: Steve Eastwood

 

Luxembourg’s gaelic sportsmen and women made a titanic effort when their club hosted a Hurling and Camogie tournament last weekend, with both the men and women’s teams finishing third.

The Gaelic sports club welcomed teams from across northern Europe when it hosted round 1 of the European Hurling and Camogie Championships at Jos Becker stadium on Saturday.

Luxembourg’s men started well with a comfortable win over Darmstadt (Luxembourg 8-18 to Darmstadt 0-00) but fell short against a stronger Belgium A team (Luxembourg 1-6 Belgium 3-15) , who ultimately won the tournament.

Luxembourg’s men put in a titanic effort in what was a gripping semi final against Amsterdam, but came up short (Luxembour 4-11 Amsterdam 6-8). They finally found a comfortable win in the third/fourth place playoff against Belgium B (Luxembourg 6-11 Belgium B 1-0), finishing the day on a high note.

Belgium A team came out overall winners in the Hurling, beating Amsterdam in the final (Belgium A 4-22 to Amsterdam 1-6).

 

Luxembourg finishes third for Camogie

 

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Photo: Steve Eastwood

 

Luxembourg’s Camogie team, dubbed “The Luxembirds”, did extremely well considering the newness and lack of experience of the team.

After a loss against Holland (Luxembourg 0-1 Holland 5-6) and then Belgium A (Luxembourg 0-0 Belgium A 2-7), theys came together for an excellent display of team work in the final, the third/fourth place playoff against Belgium B (Luxembourg 2-2 Belgium B 5-1 ), which they won. Holland seized the title for Camogie.

Players of the tournament were awarded to Belgian players Maedhbh Bolger for Camogie, and Brendan O’Donoghue in Hurling.

More photos on www.wort.lu

Posted by Dónal on April 18th, 2016

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