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1st Round Pan European Championships – Munich

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Well done to both our football teams who traveled to Munich last weekend to compete in the first round of the pan European football championships, our ladies team merged with Holland and put in a great display to finish in 4th place.The girls won both of their group games comfortably against Munich and Belgium B before losing out to an excellent Belgium A team in the semi.
This put our girls in a playoff against Berlin which they were very unlucky to lose by the narrowest of margins.
A fine display by all involved and lots of positives to take into the last round of the Pan European championships.
Special mention has to go to Emma Cuddy who put in a blinder of a display both in goals and outfield.

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Our mens team went on to win the tournament. After coming through a difficult group of Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Frankfurt our lads faced Belgium in the semi where an excellent 2nd half display saw us through to a final against Augsberg which was won by a point in extra time.Well done to Axel Ntumba who picked up a well deserved player of the tournament award. Special mention also goes to James Hasson whos personal tally of 4-16 for the day also saw him as one of the standout performers. All roads now lead to Maastricht on the 24th of September where we look to seal the European championship for the first time since 2007.

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Posted by Dónal on August 2nd, 2016

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