Pre-Season Games Lined Up For Men’s 1XI

Banbridge Hockey Club’s men’s first eleven have been back at pre season training for a few weeks in preparation for the season ahead and have organised some friendlies prior to the start of their Kirk Cup campaign on 11th/12th September.

On Friday night, 24th August they host Belfast Harlequins with an 8pm start at Havelock. The following day Dublin side Fingal are the visitors with a 2.30pm start.

The following weekend the squad will make the journey to Dublin to play two top Leinster sides.  On Saturday the team will take on Three Rock Rovers before meeting Pembroke Wanderers on the Sunday.

These four pre-seaon matches should give coach Mark Tumilty an indication of his sides fitness prior to the start of the Kirk Cup campaign which sees the Havelock team in a group with NICS, Instonians, Lisnagarvey and Mossley.

First up on 11th or 12th September is a trip to NICS at Stormont followed by a Saturday 15th visit to Shaws Bridge to take on Instonians. The first home match is on either 18th or 19th September against Mossley before the first encounter of the season against old rivals Lisnagarvey on Saturday 29th again at Havelock.