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UCD Ladies Hockey win the EuroHockey Club Trophy II

Posted 21 May 2024

UCD Ladies Hockey

UCD Ladies Hockey were crowned EuroHockey Club Trophy II champions this week after beating Turkish side Gaziantep 4-1 in the final.

UCD's two wins and a draw over the weekend secured their place in the final of the EuroHockey Club Trophy II on Monday. Their campaign began with a dominant 4-0 victory over Rakovnik (Czechia), followed by a 1-0 win against Swansea HC (Wales), keeping UCD at the top of their pool. The final pool game against Edinburgh University HC (Scotland) ended in a 0-0 draw, ensuring UCD's spot in the final.

In the final, UCD took an early lead against Gaziantep with Leah O’Shea scoring a penalty corner in the 13th minute. Captain Emma Paul extended the lead in the 25th minute, making it 2-0 at halftime. UCD added two more goals from Florence Maughan and Lauren Moore, making it 4-0 by the 39th minute. Gaziantep scored a consolation goal in the 44th minute, ending the match 4-1 in UCD's favor.

Congratulations to the UCD squad and management on your outstanding performances and victory in the EuroHockey Club Trophy II! A special mention to coach Miles Warren for ending his tenure on such a high note. Well done, everyone – you’ve made the University all proud!

Photos courtesy of UCD Ladies Hockey Club.

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