All India MCC – Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament -2015: Schedule and Results

All India MCC – Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament -2015

All India MCC – Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament -2015 LogoVenue: Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium, Egmore, Chennai
Date: 16th-26th July, 2015

Participating teams in All India MCC – Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament 2015:
Pool A: Indian Oil Corporation (IOC); Karnataka Hockey; Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG); Mumbai Hockey; Namdhari XI.
Pool B: Indian Overseas Bank (IOB); Punjab & Sind Bank (PSB); Army XI; Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL); Indian Railways.

Detailed Schedule and Results of All India MCC – Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament 2015: Continue reading →

It’s Inter-Oil and Inter-Bank in Semis of MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey

With BPCL defeating Air India 3-1, the semi-final line-up of the 88th All India MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament 2013 is confirmed. It will be inter-oil i.e. IOCL vs BPCL and inter-bank i.e. PNB vs IOB in the semi-finals at Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium at Egmore in Chennai on Saturday, 21st September (Detailed schedule and results here).

Pundalik Bellary

Pundalik Bellary scored 2 goals for BPCL

The defending co-champions Air India failed to make it final four after losing to SAIL (2-5) and BPCL (1-3) in pool stage and finished 3rd in their Pool B behind PNB and BPCL. PNB and BPCL have lost one match each in the pool stage as PNB sneaked ahead on 1st place with better goal difference.

The defending co-champions of MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup, IOCL progressed to semi finals with four wins from four matches, while IOB finished 2nd in their Pool A with just one defeat to IOCL (1-3) and winning three other matches to make it semi finals. Continue reading →

Air India and IOCL score big wins in MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey

Riding on hat-tricks of Indian International star players, Air India and IOCL scored big wins on 2nd day of MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament 2013 being played at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium, Egmore, Chennai, while IOB defeated Army XI in final game of the day.

Prabodh Tirkey, Arjun Halappa and VS Vinaya of Air India vs Indian Bank in MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament 2013

Air India vs Indian Bank in MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament 2013

Star forward Prabhjot Singh and ace drag flicker V R Raghunath scored 3 goals each; Deepak Thakur (29″-FG) and Didar Singh (37″-PC) added one each for IOCL to beat Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG) 8-1 in Pool A. SS Bundela scored lone goal for CAG in 31st minute on a penalty corner. Raghunath scored in 24th, 26th and 67th minutes on penalty corners while Prabhjot was on target in 34th, 44th and 49th minutes in open play. Continue reading →

88th MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament Started

12 Sept, 2013: The 88th MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament got underway today at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium, Egmore, Chennai, with Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) defeating South Central Railways (SCR) and Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) respectively.

Amar Aiyamma scored goal for BPCL

Amar Aiyamma scored a goal for BPCL

Tomorrow (13th September) IOCL will take on CAG at 2:15 PM in Pool A game, Air India face Indian Bank in Pool B game at 4:00PM and the day concludes with Army XI vs IOB game in Pool A at 5:45PM under floodlights.

IOB defeated SCR 6-3 in the first match of the tournament with help of a brace each from V Shanmugam and Vinod Rayaer and a goal each from Adam Sinclair and MK Muddappa, while SCR scored via Anmol Minz, Manjeet Kullu and Suresh Toppo. Gurpreet Singh found target twice while Amar Aiyamma added one more to make it 3-0 for BPCL against SAIL in the opening game of Pool B.

A total 10 participating teams are divided in 2 pools as following: Continue reading →

Air India and IOC share MCC Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey 2012

After 70 odd minutes of good hockey, 2 goals for each team, a few rounds of shootout and some umpires confabulations, Air India and IOC were declared the Joint Winners of the MCC Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey 2012.

VR Raghunath (IOC) : Player of the Tournament MCC Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey 2012

VR Raghunath (IOC) : Player of the Tournament

MCC Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey 2012 Prizes:
Winners: Air India and IOC
Player of the Tournament: VR Raghunath (IOC)
Best Forward: Joga Singh (Air India)
Best Midfielder: Vikas Pillay (Air India)
Best Defender/Goalkeeper: Gurpreet Singh (Air India)
Man of the Final Match: Hamza Mujtaba (IOC)

IOC looked strong in the first half which ended without any score.  IOC continued in the same way after returning from the lemon break.  Former international Hamza Mujataba scored in the 38th minute to earn a lead for his Team IOC and VR Raghunath found the target with a low flick penalty corner in the 54th minute to double the lead to 2-0. Continue reading →

IOC Set Up Final Against Air India: MCC Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey 2012

IOC (Indian Oil Corporation) defeated BPCL 4-3 in a tight match, the 2nd Semi Final of MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup 2012, to set up summit clash against Air India. In 1st Semi Final, Air India defeated defending champions ONGC by 1-0 to reach the finals of 87th edition of the tournament, which will be played at 5:00 PM on 16th September, 2012 at Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium, Egmore, Chennai.

MCC Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey 2012IOC lead 2-0 at half time with Hamza and Thimanna finding the target in 30th and 35th minute respectively. Tushar Khandekar pulled one back 5 minutes after the lemon break, but Deepak Thakur increased the lead 3-1 in 45th minute. V R Raghunath scored on a Penalty Corner to make it 4-1 in 67th minute. BPCL pulled two back through Hari Prasad and William Xalco (PC), but fell short of a goal, to see final score 4-3 in favor of IOC. Continue reading →