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Celtic Cup Results
The Celtic Cup took place on 20th-22nd April and was played on the new astroturf pitch at Polo Hockey Club, Marcq-en-Barœul, France.
France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales competed in a round robin tournament at both 60+ and 65+ for the respective trophies, while Scotland and Wales joined battle in the 70+ competition.
Ireland retained the 60+ Celtic Cup, remaining undefeated over the whole tournament without a goal scored against them. Having drawn 0-0 with Ireland and beaten France, Scotland needed a victory against Wales in their final match to win the trophy but lost the game to finish in third place with Wales in second. The hosts, France, brought up the rear.
In the 65+ section Scotland opened with a fine 2-0 win over Ireland but could not find a way through a resolute French side on the second day, drawing the match 0-0. Needing a win against the undefeated Wales side on the final day to claim back the Celtic Cup they had last won in France in 2016, they came up short and Wales ended clear winners. Scotland with four points came second by virtue of a better goal difference than France, with Ireland trailing in fourth place with only one point.
The 70+ tournament had only two teams, Scotland and Wales, who played each other twice for the trophy. The first match ended in a 0-0 draw and in the return match Scotland took the honours with a 2-1 victory.