Ards Retain European Indoor Status

Ards ended their weekend on a high as they finished fifth at the EuroHockey Indoor Club Challenge I tournament in France, retaining Ireland’s place in the tier for next year’s representatives Railway Union. 2 draws and a narrow loss set them up for an important clash with Whitsaints that saw them stage a comeback to win the tie 3-2. They rounded out their tournament in style with a 5-2 win over HK Moravske Toplice and solidifying their fifth place finish.