The King’s Hospital School recently opened its second all-weather hockey pitch. To mark this occasion, past pupils and Irish internationals Pamela Smithwick and Alan Giles attended a ceremony to cut the ribbon and officially open the pitch.
UCD won a late thriller against Corinthian 4-3 win in men's Division One; the big guns largely advance in the men's IJC; on the women's side, Trinity, Insta, UCC and Lurgan picked up wins while Rathgar produced comeback of the day
Corinthian and Pembroke both put together strong comebacks to advance to the last four of the Mills Cup last Sunday, seeing off Portrane and Kilkenny respectively; Railway and UCD progress their Leinster Division One chances
A small but vocal Irish supporter's group has made the lengthy trip to Bhubaneswar to cheer on the boys in green; chief among them - in his customised shamrock suit - is Billy Pollock who has penned this letter from the World Cup for the Hook!
Ireland were left to reflect on a frustrating evening in Bhubaneswar as China’s compact gameplan saw them cling on for a draw, leaving the Green Machine to go down to the wire on Friday against England.
Having seen their plans of an ambush against world number one side Australia fall just short, Ireland’s men now assume the opposite role as they look avoid the trap laid by China today in their second World Cup group game (1.30pm, BT Sport).
In the wake of the Irish game with Australia game, the Irish players reflected on a strong performance against the world number one side that ultimately ended in a 2-1 defeat. Here is what David Harte, Shane O'Donoghue and Matthew Nelson had to say:
Muckross finally turned a strong performance into a result as they beat Old Alex 3-0 in the second round of the Irish Senior Cup, a big turnaround from their 5-1 league loss to the same opponent; ISC and IHT round-up