Ireland will face Great Britain on home turf for the first time in 13 years with three uncapped international matches given the go ahead for Queen’s University next week.
March 2, 2021 marks the 125th anniversary of the first ever women’s international hockey match in 1896 as Ireland beat England 2-0.
Monkstown’s Lara Bateson has been awarded the January 2021 Volunteer of the Month Award.
Hockey Ireland have officially “abandoned” the 2020/21 EY Hockey League seasons with the likelihood of concluding the competition in any meaningful way proving very remote.
The Ulster and Irish hockey family is mourning the loss of John McDonough who has sadly passed away after a long illness, writes John Flack.
The European Hockey Federation have announced their updated schedule for the coming year and a timeline of when further announcements will be made to account for the ongoing pandemic.
Ayeisha McFerran reflects on the recent Irish tour to Murcia, how the side are coping with Olympic uncertainty and getting back into competitive action in the Netherlands with SV Kampong
Zara Malseed is taking “everything as a win” following her hugely impressive first international trip with the Irish senior women’s panel.
North Kildare’s Fionnuala O’Malley has been named as Leinster Hockey’s December 2020 Volunteer of the Month Award.
Irish men’s Mark Tumilty is waiting on tenterhooks for clarification over the men’s 2023 World Cup qualification process, admitting it could have an effect on whether some senior players continue or not.
“It’s not something I want to ever experience again,” Dancer told the Hook. “Obviously, it's not just about the hockey side of things. It's just about everybody's life and situation."
Hockey Ireland, in partnership with the Irish Hockey Umpires Association (IHUA) and the provincial associations, have launched a new Umpire Development Pathway.
Jenny Redpath, Annette Fortune and Claudia Tierney reflect on the day Ireland shocked a Superstar-laden England in front of a bumper crowd in Wembley
While the European Hockey Federation has secured a high quota of tickets to the 2022 and 2023 World Cups, precisely where and how those tickets will be allocated is under discussion.
Uncapped Michelle Carey and Zara Malseed have been given a late chance to stake a claim for an Olympic spot following Irish women’s head coach Sean Dancer’s decision to reduce his panel.
Joe Brennan has been appointed as the national boys development coach and Under-21 boys head coach.
Siobhán Madeley has been named Leinster Hockey’s November Volunteer of the Month for her work introducing and promoting hockey for people with special needs in Ireland.
Hockey Ireland has confirmed no all-Ireland competition will start until a four-week lead-in period has passed from the point in time that training is allowed on the entire island of Ireland.
The Leinster Hockey Association want to appoint a Development Programme Manager (DPM). This will be a full time role – running as two-year fixed term contract with the potential to extend.
Anna O’Flanagan, Roisin Upton, Nicci Daly, Shirley McCay, Emma Buckley and Shane O’Donoghue are among 25 athlete ambassadors for Sport Ireland’s Dare to Believe which aims to bring Olympic stars into the classroom.
Adrian Henchy has been selected as the Leinster Hockey Volunteer of the Month for October for his superb work in north county Dublin to bring hockey to the heart of the Donabate community.
With positive noises the Olympic Games will go ahead – with or without fans – Nicci Daly is grateful for the long lead-in time as she looks to potentially sign off a remarkable career on the biggest stage.
The indoor season is set for an overhaul with Covid-19 restrictions leading to postponements at Leinster, national and European level this winter.