European Hurling Championship 2015 - Round 1, Den Haag:
6 Dresden Hurlers travelled to Den Haag at the weekend to play the first round of the European Hurling Championship against teams from Viking Gaels (Stockholm, Malmo, Copenhagen, Gothenberg) Den Haag, Belgium and Amsterdam. Playing 9 a side, we were joined by 2 players from Cologne and 2 from Den Haag. Injury forced Andreas off in the 2nd game, so we were down to the bare bones in terms of playing numbers. There were some strong performances by our lads with Glen and Patrick scoring fine goals and Ken, Sebastian and Jakob firing over the points we kept fighting to the very end but over the course of the day, experience and fitness proved our undoing as we succumbed to stronger teams full with Irish born players. Photos from the event can be seen on our Dropbox and Facebook accounts in the coming days.
Congratulations to Den Haag who beat Amsterdam by 3 point in a keenly contested local final.
15th Birthday celebration of the Rugby Club in Dresden:
Thanks to all who came last Saturday. It was a great success with lots of people, activities and sports to watch. There were 6 teams from all sections trying their hand with skills from Hurling, Rugby and Cricket and one think we learned is we need to recruit more Cricket players!!!
2014 Dresden Sports club of the year (Verein des Jahres): 4th Place
Our club Rugby Cricket Dresden, for the very first time was nominated for the top 20 sports clubs in Dresden. In the final online poll we came a very respectable 4th.
Rugby Cricket Dresden e.V. is in it's 15th year now and is made up of 4 different sports... Rugby, Cricket, Hurling & Australian Rules Football and has over 20 different nationality's of all ages.
Gaelic Games in Dresden No. 2 - Report
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On Saturday last March 28th, 41 players from many nations assembled on Ostragehege Sportspark Dresden to play a couple of hours of Gaelic Games. Prague Hibernians and Berlin Gaa arrived in town on a day of bright sunshine with two Gaelic Football teams to play each other in two evenly matched games. Experience held out though with the newly formed Berlin Gaa bravely succumbed to a strong and tightly knit Hibernians team who relied on their short passing game to get the job done.
Berlin and Prague then assembled a team of eager first timers and experienced Irish men to take the field against the hosts Dresden Hurling, who as it were, also fielded a relatively inexperienced team. But playing nine against nine on a wide open field gave everybody the time and space needed to perform and gain much needed match practice before the coming European Hurling tournament in Den Haag on April 18th. Played over two 25 minute games the scores poured in from both sides with long range points and fizzing shots on goal, Dresden just edged the first game before running out easy winners in the last game of the day against a jaded and weary visiting team.
In between both sets of games, a selection of players from all teams together with the Dresden Wolves Aussie rules team played an Aussie Rules demonstration match.
Many thanks to both Berlin and Prague for coming and to all our supporters who came to give their support! Also thanks to the Dresden Dukes for loaning us their nets for the day.
New Club Logo - Designed by Anna Korte
A big big thank you to Anna Korte for designing our new club logo. (Seen above) It’s a much improved and simplified crest from our previous one and will appear on our new club jerseys and media over the coming years. The design is a very pure and without the traditional squiggles, shapes, animals & city icons common on club logos. It clearly shows who we are, where we're from and what we do.
Go raibh mile maith agat Anna!
Our new Sponsors - Pfütze & Co Parkplätze
Marcus Pfütze of Pfütze & Co Parkplätze has decided to extend his sponsorship agreement with us for a further 2 years and will be seen on the sleeve of our new jerseys. Go raibh mile maith agat Marcus!
Located on Theresienstraße 15 in Dresden Innere Neustadt, Pfütze & Co Parkplätze provide over 180 car parking spaces only a stone’s throw from the Dresden Neustadt Bahnhof. Click here or the Logo above to see their website.
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Social Event No.1: Ski weekend last week Czech
Last weekend we had high altitude pre-season training on the ski slopes across the border in Czech. Video footage of Frank “The Rock” Kahlenburg soloing the ball down the slopes while doing 360° turns at high speed without dropping the ball. Hope we see more of that on the grass in the next weeks. 13 people in total travelled for the weekend.
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The first training of 2015 took place in Ostragehege on Friday 13th Feb from 20.30-22.00
Dresden Hurling - Annual General Meeting
The Club AGM took place in the Red Rooster on Friday evening 06th Feburary @ 19.00.
Our new Sponsors - MLP DRESDEN V
MLP - Finanzdienstleitungen AG Geschäftsstelle Dresden V, is a German corporation providing financial services, especially personal financial planning advise. MLP focuses on providing financial services consulting in the domains of pension provision, asset management and risk management to an upscale group of university graduates and wealthy clients. Most of the mediated insurances consist in life, disability, health and annuity insurances.
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