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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Ireland beat England to claim bronze at EuroHockey Championships

Published 29/08/2015 | 19:39

Ireland pipped England to bronze
Ireland pipped England to bronze

Ireland claimed their first international medal at the Unibet EuroHockey Championships in London with a 4-2 victory over England.

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Goals from Shane O'Donoghue (two), Alan Sothern and Eugene Magee settled the bronze medal match in Ireland's favour, with Harry Martin and Adam Dixon replying for England.

Germany were handed a Dutch masterclass as Holland claimed their first European title since 2007, and their fourth overall, with a 6-1 victory. Mink van der Weerden scored two of their five first-half goals.

Elsewhere, Spain beat France 4-3 to maintain their place in the top tier and Belgium's Tom Boon raced to the top of the tournament's goal charts by scoring seven times in an 11-4 win over Russia.

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