Red Army enjoy weekend in Belgium

THE three-figure party from Cookstown certainly made a big noise at the European Hockey League last weekend.

A large travelling support made their way to the Belgian port city of Antwerp for the games, which were hosted by KHC Dragons at their superb Brasschaat base.

And there was no doubt that at the end of the three days of action the Cookstown contingent had made quite an impression with their colourful and vocal backing for the Reds.

“Over 90 people travelled in the club party and with others making their own way to Belgium there were probably around 115 from Cookstown there,” said coach Stephen Cuddy.

“I think the supporters of both Irish representatives, ourselves and Banbridge, were a credit to the clubs and Ulster hockey.

“Considering we were really up against it in terms of the opposition we were facing the fans were outstanding.”