2014 proved a memorable year for Irish hockey from the club scene to a break-out year for the Irish women’s international team; Declan Hughes caught up with a number of members of the Leinster hockey community to get their highlights from the year gone by.
Old Alex Didi Cole reflects on his favourite memories from the past year, picking out Banbridge’s hosting of the Irish Hockey League finals as the highlight of 2014.
For Kate Dillon, she looks back on a memorable year for the Irish women’s team.
Pembroke player-coach Paddy Conlon’s favourite moment was a special day in Co Tyrone as his side defied the odds to get a huge result in the Irish Hockey League.
Kyle Good looks back on an incredible year for Monkstown, winning the IHL once again while also landing an EHL place by virtue of the club’s performance in Sardinia in the EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy.
Railway Union’s coach David Bane hockey highlight, meanwhile, was their Irish Senior Cup quarter-final victory over Glenanne to see his side through to the finals weekend in the New Year.