European Club Hockey Competition, Loreto & Lisnagarvey Game Updates Saturday, March 30th

Loreto suffer defeat with possible goal of the tournament from Siofra O’Brien in their second game at the ABN-AMRO EHL FINAL 8


Loreto had another tough day at the office on Saturday when they took on Spanish side Club Campo De Madrid in their ranking match. The storied Spanish club who have multiple national titles to their name, got off to a relatively slow start in a scoreless first quarter. Lucia Abajo Saenz opened the scoring for Campo from open play in minute 22 minute to put the Spanish side 1-0 ahead. Belen Iglesias Marcos added a second on the half hour mark to put them 2-0 ahead and within a minute it was 3-0 as Sara Barrios scored from open play to leave Club Campo leading 3-0 at half time.

Loreto responded with one of the goals of the tournament scored by Siofra O’Brien to make the score 3-1. Lucia Abajo Saenz got her second of the game for Campo in minute 42 to restore their three-goal lead and leave the score 4-1. Yasmin Pratt got a second goal for Loreto from open play in minute 53 to narrow the gap to two goals but that was as good as it would ever get for the recently crowned EY Hockey League Irish Women’s Division 1 Champions. Inma Hofmeister made it 5-2 for Campo in minute 56 and two minutes later Begonia Garcia made it 6-2 to Club Campo De Madrid.

Speaking to Euro Hockey after the match Siofra O’Brien said: ” I think that overall we are happy and disappointed with how things went. It was our first-time taking part in the big League, we’ve just seen how quickly small mistakes get punished. We’ll take a lot (of lessons) from the two games and hopefully be able to put those lessons learned into action as soon as we get home. I enjoyed scoring the goal. We talked a lot about Hannah’s big aerials from behind, at the beginning of the tournament, so I just saw it early and took my chance. We can’t thank our support enough. We’ve said it before the game, we’ve said it at half-time, we love them all very much. They have been phenomenal at the tournament and throughout the season and now we have finished our games here we can celebrate with them and hope they had a great weekend.”

CLUB CAMPO DE MADRID: Maria Tello (GK), Sara Barrios, Lucia Monsalve, Beatriz Perez Lagunas, Blanca Perez, Maria Lopez Garcia, Belen Gonzalez-Laguillo, Belen Iglesias-Marcos, Laura Barrios, Berta Agullo, Alejandra Torres-Quevedo (C) SUBS USED: Begonia Garcia (5 Mins),  Inma Hofmeister (5 mins), Lucia Abajo Saenz De Tejada (5 MINS), Carlotta Gonzalez (6 mins), Maria Angelos Ruiz Castillo (GK) (31 mins)

LORETO: Liz Murphy (GK), Lisa Mulcahy, Siofra O’Brien, Mia Jennings (C), Grace McLoughlin, Caitlin Sherin, Yasmin Pratt, Sarah Torrans, Christina Hamill. Hannah Matthews, Hannah Mc Loughlin.  SUBS USED: Rachel Kelly (4 mins), Grace Donald (5 mins),  Caoimhe Perdue (7 mins),  Ella Pasley (7 mins), Aisling Murray  (9 mins), Katie Dunne  (11 mins), Lorna Bateman (GK) (56 mins)

Lisnagarvey beat hosts Lousada in the EURO HOCKEY CLUB TROPHY I Pool B clash in Portugal


Lisnagarvey took on hosts Lousada in the EURO HOCKEY CLUB TROPHY I Pool B clash in Portugal this afternoon, the game was delayed owing to heavy rain and puddles on the pitch and started almost an hour late. When play eventually got under way the hosts started the brighter and took the lead through Jose Santos who converted a penalty stroke in minute 11. Jonathan Lynch equalised for Lisnagarvey in the 18th minute with a goal from open play to make it 1-1. Lisnagarvey took the lead through a Ben Nelson goal from open play in the 21st minute to make it 2-1 to the Irishmen. In a very busy closing two minutes or so of the second quarter Lousada first of all grabbed an equaliser Afonso Carmalho from open play and with the final play of the opening half Peter McKibbin converted a penalty corner for Lisnagarvey to send them in leading 3-2 at half-time.

In the first minute of the third quarter Andrew Williamson converted a penalty corner for Lisnagarvey which gave them a 4-2 lead. Discipline was a problem in this game. James Lorimar was yellow carded for Lisnagarvey in the 34th minute and Jonathan Lynch was green carded in the 41st minute reducing Garvey to 10 players on each occasion. But things got worse for the hosts because in the 42nd minute when Jose Marques was yellow carded and Carlos Magalhaes was green carded reducing Lousada to 9 players for 2 minutes and 10 for the remainder of Marques yellow card temporary suspension. Despite these examples of either team being outnumbered their opponents failed to capitalize on their temporary numerical advantages. It was only when both sides were restored to full strength that Lisnagarvey scored again. Matthew Nelson scored from open play in the 51st minute to increase Garvey’s lead to a 5-2 lead, Oliver Kidd added a sixth goal for Lisnagarvey in the 57th minute. The game finished 6-2 to Lisnagarvey who have a 100% record going into their next game.

LOUSADA: Andre Romariz (GK),  Carlos Almeida, Pedro Alves, Helder Goncalves, Jose Santos, Ricardo Teixeira, Ruben Teixeira, Carlos  Magalhaes, Afonso Carmalho,  Goncalo  Marques, Miguel Romariz. SUBS USED: Jose Marques (7 mins), Marco Moreira (8 mins), Rui Ribeiro (9 mins), Jose Carmalho (11 mins), Jorge Sa (11 mins), Ivo Rocha (GK) (56 mins)

LISNAGARVEY: James Milliken (GK), Ben Nelson,  Jonathan Lynch,  Mark McNelis,  Peter McKibbin, Andrew Williamson (C), Daniel Nelson, Harry Morris, Ryan Getty, Andrew Edgar, Matthew Nelson. SUBS USED: Oliver Kidd (5 mins), James Corry (6 mins)  James Lorimar (6 mins), Matthew Aughey (6 mins), MacKenzie Connor (8 mins). James Ritchie (GK) (52 mins), Matthew McKibbin (53 mins)