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Luxembourg Hurling Tournament Review

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


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


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.

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Posted by Dónal on April 18th, 2016

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