22. May 2016 · Comments Off on Home Nations Masters · Categories: Hockey, Hockey - International, Photo Set

The Over 40s and Over 50s Men’s Home Nations Masters hockey tournament was played at Glasgow Green on the 20th to 22nd MAy. I managed to get to the first two days of it.

The over 50s was won by England while Scotland took the over 40s crown. The highlight was their thrilling 3-2 win over the English on the Saturday.

over 50s
photos – Scotland v Wales
photos – Wales v Ireland
photos – Scotland v England

over 40s
photos – Scotland v Wales
photos – Wales v Ireland
photos – Scotland v England

15. May 2016 · Comments Off on EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy · Categories: Hockey - Men, Photo Set

Kelburne Hockey Club were hosts for this year’s EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy tournament, which was played at Glasgow Green from 13-16th May.

The champion clubs from seven countries competed and after four days the Welsh representatives, Cardiff & Met, came out on top after beating Ireland’s Banbridge 4-0 in the final. Kelburne secured the bronze medals after beating the Czechs of Slavia Prague in their classification match. The remaining teams were Rotweiss Wettingen of Switzerland (we saw their ladies in Dundee earlier in the year), HC Bra from Italy and HC Minsk of Belarus.

Follow the links below for photos from each game:
Day 1
HC Minsk (BLR) v Bromac Kelburne (SCO)
SK Slavia Prague v HC Bra
Banbridge v HC Rotweiss Wettingen
HC Minsk v Bromac Kelburne
Day 2
HC Bra v Cardiff & Met
Banbridge v HC Minsk
Kelburne v HC Rotweiss Wettingen
Day 3
SK Slavia Prague v Cardiff & Met
HC Minsk v HC Rotweiss Wettingen
Bromac Kelburne v Banbridge
Day 4
HC Bra v HC Rotweiss Wettingen
Bromac Kelburne v SK Slavia Prague
Banbridge v Cardiff & Met
PresentationsEurohockey Club Champions Trophy 2016

09. May 2016 · Comments Off on Glasgow Tigers v Newcastle Vikings · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

photos – Glasgow Tigers v Newcastle Vikings

08. May 2016 · Comments Off on East Kilbride Pirates v Coventry Jets · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

The Pirates got back to winning ways in their third game of the Premier Division North campaign. The opposition were Coventry Jets who arrived after their long bus journey with a limited number of players. Nevertheless the visitors put up a strong fight and it was only late in the game that the Pirates were able to take full advantage of the tiring Jets and stretch their lead. The final score was 37-0 to East Kilbride.

photos – East Kilbride Pirates v Coventry Jets

East Kilbride Pirates v Coventry Jets

03. May 2016 · Comments Off on Scotland v Japan · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

As part of their preparations for the Olympic Games in Rio, the Japanese women’s team are playing a two game series against Scotland on 2nd and 3rd May.

The Monday night game finished in a 1-0 win for Scotland. They had taken the lead, slightly against the run of play, in the first quarter and then put up a strong defensive performance to see them through.

The Japanese won the second game on Tuesday night to level the series. After both teams had scored from penalty flicks in the first quarter they forced two goals to finish 3-1 ahead.

photos – Scotland v Japan

Scotland v Japan

03. May 2016 · Comments Off on East Kilbride Pirates v Tamworth Phoenix · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

East Kilbride Pirates v Tamworth PhoenixThe Pirates second home game of the season on 1st May was disasterous. It wasn’t just their first regular season home defeat since they started playing at Hamilton Rugby Club, it was a serious beating. The opposition was Tamworth Phoenix, the team they’ve edged out or first place in the Premier North Division for years and who were playing their first game of the season.

The game had a shaky start for the Pirate. They lost a touchdown to an interception on their first drive, but quickly fought back to equalise.It all went downhill from there. Tamworth added another five touchdowns to lead 41-7 by halftime and two more in the second half to finish 55-7 winners.

The Pirates need to regroup quickly as they face Coventry Jets at Hamilton on 7th May.

photos – East Kilbride Pirates v Tamworth Phoenix

Earlier in the day the Pirates Junior team followed up their opening game win in Inverness by comfortably beating Newcastle Vikings 36-12.
photos – EK Pirates jnrs v Newcastle Vikings