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Friday, 11 September 2009
Dublin International v Great Dane
The first Anglo Irish Cup ended with Great Dane taking home the title. The match was played in great spirit and was a showed that handball in both England and Ireland. Having opened up an early 4 -1 lead, Dublin International prooved that they had every intention of competing for this honor. However, the Great Dane rose to the occation and pushed Dublin International up until half time, where D.I. trailed by 1. After a hard fought but fair second half that saw both teams take the lead, the English finally eased ahead and took the match 35 – 31.
Dublin International would like to thank Great Dane for coming and participating in the tournament. They showed great enthusiasm and deserved to take home the title. D.I. would also like to thank Tom O’Branagan for organizing the hall, Ciaran O’Branagan and Maros for being excellent referees and to Mr Stephen Jones, the General Secretary of the English federation, who showed his support to this tournament by coming to the match.
We hope that this competition, born as an initiative of the Dublin International Club and with the support of the English Handball Association, will see continuation in the coming years. –DVD of the match is available on request.