Counting down til Friday closing time? Here’s a few highlights from around the hockey world wide web to help you kill a few minutes! If you see anything that should appear here, email email@example.com or fire us on the link to The Hook’s Facebook or Twitter accounts
The Big Man
As if you didn’t already know how good Ireland number one David Harte is, his club Kampong have made this highlights video of some of his best saves in 2013. We’ll let it speak for itself…
Glory is forever?
Dublin native Sinead Loughran played through a broken hand with the University of North Carolina Tar Heels but, despite her efforts, her side fell just short of silverware both in the ACC and NCAA championships. Following the former setback, she reflected:
Pain is temporary….kind of
— Sinead Loughran (@shindig30) November 11, 2013
Eimear Cregan’s Sporting Life
An excellent podcast about Eimear Cregan’s brilliant hockey career, some great insight into how she chose hockey over GAA and went on to win 171 caps and captain Ireland despite having to manage chronic knee problems. Hat tip to Karen Coughlan
Any chance you could umpire?
One of innovations this year from the Leinster Hockey Umpires Association has been tweets detailing the updated appointments. Sometimes, though, requests for extra appointments have clashed with prior arrangements!
@alsoharryshine Hi Ashley,unfortunately we are all scheduled in for our frontal lobotomy's that evening 😉 Why not give it a go yourself!!!!
— Leinster Umpires (@LeinsterUmpires) November 26, 2013
Phelie Maguire and Andy McConnell’s Hurley have enjoyed a decent first half of the season since promotion to the Dutch Hoofdklasse, sitting eighth of the 12 sides in the division. The former played a key role in a superb team goal against Den Bosch that was nominated for the October Goal of the Month
Prove if ever proof was needed that it takes a brave man to get in the way of a David Bane shot! Kilkenny’s Dara Chadwick was left with a unique “branding” as he got in the way of the Fingal man’s effort during a Railway Cup match last weekend.
Munster by the grace of God
Munster’s U-21’s men will have God on their side at this year’s Interprovincial championships as Bishop Colton of Cork, Cloyne and Ross – whose sons play at Dublin University and UCC – has taken on the managerial reigns for the upcoming tournament