The Belgium colours have been well represented at the European small ball venues. Both Camógs and Hurlers alike have travelled to the four corners of the continent to battle it out. There is one tournament left, the home tournament. The pressure’s on to perform. We look back at the season so far.
The 2011 convoy of Belgians to Zurich was conducted en voiture, as opposed to last year’s Great Train Journey. This year’s odyssey had two immediate results. Firstly the camogiers (pictured below) won their third tournament of the year and in doing so, retained the European Championship ahead of their home and final tournament in LeuvenContinue reading “Hurling/Camogie – Round Three – Zurich – 25 June 2011”
On 16 July 2010, Belgium GAA travelled by plane, train and automobile to the European Hurling and Camogie Finals in Zurich. The hurlers went to complete their clean sweep of tournaments, going into the tournament already confirmed as European Champions. They acquitted themselves with aplomb, winning the final against Zurich. The fate of camogieContinue reading “Belgium GAA: Winners of 2010 European Hurling and Camogie Championship”
Monday 3rd May Belgium Hurlers, European Champions in 2009, continued their impressive run of success on May 1st last, clocking up their 7th tournament win in a row and their first of 2010. Belgium won the final by 1-8 to 1-5, with a goal by captain Phil Cushen the difference between the sides in theContinue reading “Belgium Hurlers Win in Den Haag”
As well as playing a central part in helping Belgium’s hurlers sweep to an unstoppable 2009 European Championship victory, Meathman Conor Aylward secured even more silverware for the club in July when he won the European Poc Fada competition. Aylward, pictured here demonstrating his unique Poc Fada stretching technique to Maria “Bomber” Brosnan, beat allContinue reading “Belgium’s King Poc”
Better late than never (!), here is the official tournament report from the 11 July Hurling tournament in Zurich, where the men of Belgium sealed the European Championship title with a hard-fought victory. Many congratulations to the hurlers, who under the steady guiding hand of manager Martin Crowley have been unstoppable this season. HereContinue reading “Belgium crowned European Hurling Champions”