First-ever Brusssels Hurling Tournament
October 1st, 2005
Munich win the Charlie McCreevy Cup
Saturday, October 3rd, 2005, saw the first-ever Brusssels Hurling Tournament. Hearts sank as the began with dark clouds and pouring rain but by the time the games started at noon blue skies and a warm sun had arrived.
Four teams – Brussels, Den Haag, Munich and Zurich – took to the field under the watchful eye of 3-time All-Ireland Finals referee, Dickie Murphy. Players from more than 10 countries strove valiantly to win the Charlie McCreevy Cup, the tournament trophy being sponsored by the Irish EU Commissioner for the Internal Market.
Brussels Hurling Tournament 2005
The final leg of the 2005 Euro Hurling league took place in Tervuren on the outskirts of Brussels on Saturday October 1st. Teams from Den Haag, Zurich, Brussels and Munich competed on a day when weather and pitch conditions were ideal for hurling. Dickie Murphy (3 time senior All-Ireland final referee) had the privilege of overseeing good hurling games during the day as each team battled against one another.