Men’s EuroHockey Championship II (Dublin, Ireland)
Czech 7 Türkiye 1
Czech finished the event in Dublin with a dominant display to secure the top place in Pool C. Lukas Plochy was in flying form, with a goal in every quarter to help his team to the easy win.
Czech- TOMEŠ Denis, PLOCHÝ Lukas (4), UHLÍŘ Adam (2)
Türkiye- EKINCI Müslüm
Switzerland 4 Portugal 6
It was goals aplenty in this second Pool C game, with Portugal converting more of their chances to seal the victory.
Switzerland-HUG Yannick, STOMPS Boris (2), HENGARTNER Lukas
Portugal-FRANCO David (2), CASTRO Rodrigo (2), CARAMALHO Afonso, FOURIE Aidan
Italy 1 Scotland 4
Italy got the better start to this bronze medal game, with Davide Arosio giving his team the narrow lead going into half time. Scotland found their feet after the break to see the game out comfortably.
Italy- AROSIO Davide
Scotland- MORAN Fraser, GOLDEN Jamie (2), LOCHRIN Andrew
Ukraine 2 Ireland 5
Reaching the final meant an Olympic Qualifier spot was already secure for both teams, though there was no drop in intensity from either team in this match.
Ireland got the better start through Shane O Donoghue, but Paziuk and Boiko made it 2-1 to see out the first quarter. Four in quick succession from Ireland (including 2 in 2 minutes from Captain Seán Murray) sealed the win for the Irish.
Ukraine- PAZIUK Viacheslav, BOIKO Oleksandr
Ireland- O’DONOGHUE Shane, MURRAY Sean (2), WALKER Benjamin, COLE Lee
- Czech Republic
Top Scorer: Lee Cole (IRL)
Best Goalkeeper: David Harte (IRL)
Best Player: Sean Murray (IRL)
Men’s EuroHockey Championship III (Skierniewice, Poland)
Malta 8 Serbia 0
A high-scoring game to start the day in Skierniewice as Malta aimed to finish above Lithuania in the standings. It was sufficient in the end, as Lithuania’s scoreless result against Poland meant Malta place above them on goal difference.
Malta-DEGIOVANNI Tom (3), CALLEJA Keith, AGIUS Christ, DEGIOVANNI Zak, BAJADA Luke, ZAHRA Julian
Croatia 6 Gibraltar 1
A high-intensity game as this was essentially to decide second place (unless there was a surprise loss for Poland later in the day). Gibraltar got the better start but couldn’t hold out against a stronger Croatian side.
Gibraltar- HERNANDEZ Julian
Croatia- KRLEŽA Josip (2), FUJS Gregor, GRGUREV Ivan, ĆAĆIĆ Marko, ZLATAR Fran
Poland 4 Lithuania 0
A great finish from Poland to see out the event and secure top spot. Lithuania will be pleased at their strong showing against the tournament’s dominant side- indeed this was the closest scoreline an opponent of Poland managed.
Poland- RUTKOWSKI Wojciech, MAŁECKI Dominik, PAWLAK Robert, BEMBENEK Eryk
Top scorer: Eryk Bembenek (POL)
Best Goalkeeper: Joseph Borg (GIB)
Best Player: Mateusz Nowakowski (POL)
Women’s EuroHockey Championship III (Zagreb, Croatia)
Croatia 1 Gibraltar 2
A fantastic result in Zagreb for Gibraltar- a bronze medal and their first-ever win. First-half goals from Reighann Olivero and Tara Bossano-Annes put them in front and Gibraltar held on to get the medal.
Croatia- ČEPO Lucija
Gibraltar- OLIVERO Reighann, BOSSANO-ANNES Tara
Türkiye 3 Switzerland 1
The final in Zagreb was close-fought, with Türkiye in front through tournament topscorer Fatma Songül GÜLTEKIN Fatma Songül. The leaders pulled away in the final minutes, with two more to see it out. Sarah ZEPF pulled one back in the final minutes for the Swiss, but it could only be a consolation.
Türkiye- GÜLTEKIN Fatma Songül (2), ÇINAR Perihan
Switzerland- ZEPF Sarah
Top scorer: GÜLTEKIN Fatma Songül (TUR)