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HOCKEY: Gilmore returns as Bann prepare for cup opener

Neil Gilmore is back at Banbridge Hockey Club.

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Banbridge Captain Gail McConnell. INBL1610-227EB

HOCKEY: Banbridge Ladies step into Senior Cup in historic double

Banbridge HC ladies are set to take another huge step into the unknown this weekend.

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Academy's Jake Rowe was the hero again. INBL1607-215PB

HOCKEY: Rowe hat-trick fires Academy through to McCullough decider

Jake Rowe scored a hat-trick to send Banbridge Academy through to the final of the McCullough Cup on Wednesday.

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Jamie Wright. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Wright seals seat on plane to Spain

Portadown-born Jamie Wright will fly out to Spain on Sunday for his first taste of life with Ireland’s senior hockey squad.

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Banbridge Head Coach Mark Tumilty. Pic: Presseye

HOCKEY: Bann out to beat their bogey team

Banbridge are out to defeat their bogey team and remain top of the EY Hockey League table on Saturday afternoon.

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Banbridge have been handed a favourable draw in the KO16. Pic: FRANK UIJLENBROEK

Bann’s Euro tie ‘winnable’ says boss

Banbridge Hockey Club have a chance of a European quarter-final.

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Jamie Wright. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

HOCKEY: Ireland off to Spain for pre-festive fixtures

Ireland will send a squad featuring both youth and experience for the two-match series against Spain.

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Lisnagarvey's  Sean Murray and Banbridge's Peter Brown in action on Sunday. Pic: Presseye.

HOCKEY: Bell sends Bann top and ends Garvey’s unbeaten run

Banbridge goal-scoring hero Matthew Bell says his side ‘can’t underestimate’ the step they took this weekend.

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Instonians Chris Kirk on the attack during thier EY Irish Hickey League draw with Glenanne at: Shaw's Bridge
 on Saturday. (Photo Credit: Rowland White PressEye)

EY HOCKEY: Banbridge steal march on Top Four rivals

Banbridge stole a march on their EYHL rivals with a 2-0 success at Pembroke Wanderers as the rest of the top four all dropped points on Saturday.

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Double goal-scorer Kyle Marshall celebrates after the final whistle. PICS: FRANK UIJLENBROEK / WORLD SPORT PICS

HOCKEY: ‘I’ve doubled my tally now’ says Bann hero Marshall

In sport, as in life, timing is everything.

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Matthew Bell put in two top performances for Banbridge HC over the weekend.  Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

HOCKEY: ‘We did it for the club’ says Banbridge’s Bell

Banbridge star Matthew Bell says the team’s qualification for KO16 is a big thank-you to their club.

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Fraser Mills celebrates Saturdays 2-0 victory over Saint Germain HC. Pic: Frank Uijlenbroek/World Sport Pics

HOCKEY: Euro victory is Bann’s ‘highest point’

Banbridge Hockey Club’s achievement at the weekend is up there with the greatest in their history.

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Eugene Magee, Hugh McShane and Philip Brown celebrate at the final whistle on Sunday.  Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

HOCKEY: ‘There’s plenty more where that came from’ says Bann’s Magee

Eugene Magee has sent a warning to rest of Europe’s top clubs - Banbridge are coming.

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Banbridge's Eugene Magee (second from left) celebrates after scoring to make it 1-0 agaisnt Belgium's Royal Leopold. 
The game finished 3-3

EUROPEAN CLUB HOCKEY: Banbridge qualify to join Lisnagarvey in last 16 stage

Two Ulster clubs will play in the last 16 of Europe’s premier hockey tournament.

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The stands are up as Havelock gets ready for the EHL.

HOCKEY: Havelock all set for EHL giants

Havelock Park has been given a makeover this week to prepare for Europe’s premier tournament.

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Banbridge HC are hoping to make it a winning start to their EHL campaign on Saturday. Pic: Rowland White / Presseye

HOCKEY: Banbridge coach wants a super Sunday

Banbridge are focused on teeing up a winner-takes-all Sunday at this weekend’s EHL.

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Fraser Mills netted for Bann. Pic: Rowland White / Presseye

HOCKEY: Tumilty relieved after Bann’s Ulster derby win

Banbridge HC Head Coach Mark Tumilty was a relieved man after his side’s 4-1 victory over Instonians on Saturday.

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Banbridge Coach Mark Tumilty is wary of this weekend's Ulster derby opponents. Pic: Rowland White / PressEye

Inst won’t ‘roll over’ for Bann at Havelock

Banbridge Hockey Club daren’t take anything for granted this weekend.

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Sam Farson has played his way into his coach's good books with a smashing start to the season. INBL1539-274PB

HOCKEY: Young stars step up for Banbridge

Banbridge Academy’s influence over their local club’s season could well be a significant one.

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