Garvey storm to women’s IHT title

Garvey storm to women’s IHT title

September 29, 2020 | 1,057 views | Leave a comment

Lisnagarvey’s storming first quarter put them on course to their second national trophy in eight days as they swept past the challenge of North Kildare.

Adair paints the town red as Corinthian land third IJC title

Adair paints the town red as Corinthian land third IJC title

September 28, 2020 | 1,173 views | Leave a comment

Calum Adair’s close-range finish was all that stood between Corinthian and Lisnagarvey as the Whitechurch club landed the men’s Irish Junior Cup at Comber Road for the third time in their history.

Railway and Insta on fire on women’s EYHL opening day

Railway and Insta on fire on women’s EYHL opening day

September 27, 2020 | 1,759 views | Leave a comment

Catholic Institute and Railway Union produced a couple of sensational performances to land wins over sides who were in the top four of the women’s EY Hockey League before it succumbed to lockdown last term.

Garvey, Town and YMCA off to flying men’s EYHL start

Garvey, Town and YMCA off to flying men’s EYHL start

September 27, 2020 | 1,389 views | Leave a comment

Men’s EY Hockey League – day one round-up Lisnagarvey 4 (B Nelson 2, J Lorimer 2) Three Rock Rovers 2 (B Johnson, P Blakeney)  Two late James Lorimer penalty corners earned Lisnagarvey a big home win over Three Rock Rovers at Comber Road as their unbeaten run on the national stage was put under huge pressure. Ben Nelson twice gave […]

Saturday round-up – September 26

Saturday round-up – September 26

September 26, 2020 | 2,338 views | Leave a comment

All the results from the first day of the 2020/21 EY Hockey League

Men’s EYHL starts here – international returns to raise the bar

Men’s EYHL starts here – international returns to raise the bar

September 25, 2020 | 2,442 views | Leave a comment

The quality of the men’s EY Hockey League is expected to ramp up this season with the return of several international stars to the competition from the pro ranks in Belgium and beyond.

Women’s EYHL starts here – team by team preview for 2020/21

Women’s EYHL starts here – team by team preview for 2020/21

September 25, 2020 | 2,675 views | Leave a comment

Six months since lockdown, the women’s EY Hockey League gets back into action on Saturday but not without one last talking point as the sport still comes to terms with the Covid-19 crisis.

From brink of extinction to “highest honour” on the Portrane rollercoaster

From brink of extinction to “highest honour” on the Portrane rollercoaster

September 24, 2020 | 1,680 views | Leave a comment

A century in the making, it was beautifully fitting that Portrane’s finest hour would see a Neville flick in the winner and a Henchy on the sideline, calling the shots.

Loreto’s O’Donnell more than happy to give back after all hockey has given to her

Loreto’s O’Donnell more than happy to give back after all hockey has given to her

September 22, 2020 | 1,205 views | Leave a comment

Bronwyn O’Donnell says sport has given her so much in life that she is “more than happy to give back” her time as part of Irish sport’s incredible volunteer army.

Storming first half sees Pembroke II win women’s IJC

Storming first half sees Pembroke II win women’s IJC

September 21, 2020 | 1,339 views | Leave a comment

Women’s Irish Junior Cup final Old Alex 0 Pembroke Wanderers 3 (T Wensley, R Scott, A De Jong).   Pembroke II produced a breathtaking first half performance to land the women’s Irish Junior Cup for a tenth time on a hectic weekend of three finals for the Ballsbridge club.  It put them in great shape and they were able […]

Torrans and Meeke combine again for JP final victory

Torrans and Meeke combine again for JP final victory

September 21, 2020 | 1,139 views | Leave a comment

Sarah Torrans and Ali Meeke provided the magical combination for a second successive week to unlock the door to Jacqui Potter Cup success, winning the final 1-0 on home Beaufort turf on Saturday.

Cup kingpins Garvey leave it late to deny UCD fairytale win

Cup kingpins Garvey leave it late to deny UCD fairytale win

September 20, 2020 | 1,208 views | Leave a comment

In the end, logic prevailed as the all-time record Irish Senior Cup winners Lisnagarvey prevailed against the first-time finalists UCD but, boy, did they get one hell of a scare.

UCD’s muscle memory makes light of disrupted preseason to land ISC once again

UCD’s muscle memory makes light of disrupted preseason to land ISC once again

September 19, 2020 | 1,200 views | Leave a comment

UCD showed plenty of muscle memory to continue their incredible run in the women’s Irish Senior Cup with a third title in four years, beating Pegasus 3-1 at Comber Road.

Saturday round-up – September 19

Saturday round-up – September 19

September 19, 2020 | 1,475 views | Leave a comment

UCD and Lisnagarvey won the Irish Senior Cup titles while a series of other trophies from the 2019/20 season were decided; here’s the round-up

Munster’s season starts here – team by team preview

Munster’s season starts here – team by team preview

September 18, 2020 | 1,675 views | Leave a comment

Munster is the first province to get back into action with an intriguing season ahead for both the men’s and women’s competitions.

UCD up against it in bid for unique Senior Cup double

UCD up against it in bid for unique Senior Cup double

September 18, 2020 | 1,360 views | Leave a comment

UCD are aiming for a unique piece of history as the first club to win both the men’s and women’s competition in the same season; preview of a huge Irish Senior Cup final weekend

Connacht Hockey’s Misneach Le Cheile campaign gathers big support

Connacht Hockey’s Misneach Le Cheile campaign gathers big support

September 17, 2020 | 802 views | Leave a comment

Connacht Hockey’s “Misneach Le Cheile” campaign gathered pace this week with Canadian-Irish automation software company, SmartSimple Software, coming on board as the first corporate sponsor to step in to support the campaign for access to much-needed facilities.

Beaufort brings the joy as Meeke ‘thrilled’ to finally get shot at Jacqui Potter silverware

Beaufort brings the joy as Meeke ‘thrilled’ to finally get shot at Jacqui Potter silverware

September 12, 2020 | 1,719 views | Leave a comment

There was ring-rust and some dodgy touches but, mostly, there was a sense of joy to be back in action at Beaufort as Loreto edged out UCD 1-0 in the Jacqui Potter Cup semi-final.

Leinster Under-18 panels named for new-look interpro series

Leinster Under-18 panels named for new-look interpro series

September 8, 2020 | 1,939 views | Leave a comment

Leinster have named their 24-player AerCap Under-18 boys and girls panels for the new-look interprovincial series which will take place over the October mid-term break.

Men’s EYHL2 expanded to 11 teams following Harlequins’ successful appeal

Men’s EYHL2 expanded to 11 teams following Harlequins’ successful appeal

September 7, 2020 | 1,875 views | Leave a comment

Men’s EY Hockey League Division 2 will consist of 11 teams next season following Hockey Ireland’s decisions to create three extra places in the competition following three separate appeals over the make-up of the competition this week.

23-time champs to face first time finalists as competitive hockey finally returns

23-time champs to face first time finalists as competitive hockey finally returns

September 6, 2020 | 1,933 views | Leave a comment

After six months twiddling thumbs, competitive hockey made a welcome return with UCD and Lisnagarvey setting up a novel Irish Senior Cup match-up – the 23-time champs against a first-time finalist.

Senior Cup semi-finals bring club season back with a bang

Senior Cup semi-finals bring club season back with a bang

September 3, 2020 | 1,950 views | Leave a comment

Whisper it softly but, nine months since the men’s Irish Senior Cup quarter-finals, Lisnagarvey, Glenanne, Cookstown and UCD finally get their shot at reaching the 2020 final on Sunday.

Ambitious Bray keen to raise the bar in north Wicklow

Ambitious Bray keen to raise the bar in north Wicklow

August 26, 2020 | 1,947 views | Leave a comment

Ambitious Bray are hopeful Nasir Munir can help raise the bar further in north Wicklow following his appointment as men’s first team coach and the club’s coaching director.

Original Euro allocation reinstated following SDSI ruling

Original Euro allocation reinstated following SDSI ruling

August 21, 2020 | 1,926 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland’s original allocation of European places for the 2020/21 season has been reinstated following a ruling by Sport Disputes Solutions Ireland, overturning the governing body’s independent appeals panel decision.

Leinster men’s committee produce proposed protocol document for 20/21 season.

Leinster men’s committee produce proposed protocol document for 20/21 season.

August 19, 2020 | 2,701 views | Leave a comment

The Leinster men’s committee have released an extensive document about plans and protocols for the new season; they are welcoming feedback to improve it. Give it a read here

Hickey links up with Rathgar with EYHL2 spot the target

Hickey links up with Rathgar with EYHL2 spot the target

August 13, 2020 | 1,703 views | Leave a comment

Ronan Hickey is the new coach with Rathgar men’s first team as he looks to build on the strong work of Stephen Thompson last season, bringing them to the brink of EYHL Division 2.

Connacht clubs set to lose key Oranmore astro surface on east side of Galway

Connacht clubs set to lose key Oranmore astro surface on east side of Galway

August 13, 2020 | 1,822 views | Leave a comment

Connacht Hockey President Kevin Keane has called the decision to resurface the Oranmore Community Astro with a 3G surface last week as a “major blow to our sport”.

Revised final schedule for 2019/20 Hockey Ireland finals confirmed for September

Revised final schedule for 2019/20 Hockey Ireland finals confirmed for September

August 12, 2020 | 2,557 views | Leave a comment

Whisper it quietly, we have some formally confirmed fixtures on the horizon with last season’s Irish cup latter stages set for September

EYHL 1 and 2 line-ups confirmed with review set to take place “in coming months”

EYHL 1 and 2 line-ups confirmed with review set to take place “in coming months”

August 5, 2020 | 3,155 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland formally announced the make-up of the EY Hockey Leagues with a review set to take place “in the coming months” regarding the format and regulations in time of the 2021/22 season.  The governing body confirmed there would be no promotion and relegation from the top tier from the 2019/20 season and there would be no change in […]

Frazer hails “friend for life” Boyles’ vital influence

Frazer hails “friend for life” Boyles’ vital influence

August 4, 2020 | 1,863 views | Leave a comment

Megan Frazer says “friend for life” Arlene Boyles will be hugely missed around the Irish women’s camp following her decision to step back from the managerial role this month.

Tangled-web of Euro allocations sees Hockey Ireland go to dispute solutions body

Tangled-web of Euro allocations sees Hockey Ireland go to dispute solutions body

July 19, 2020 | 3,397 views | Leave a comment

Lots of twists and turns with three clubs appealing in the aftermath of Lisnagarvey’s successful ruling; EYHL2 make-up still in the mix while 2019/20 Irish cup finals could be played in September

Avoca and Three Rock announce new coaches

Avoca and Three Rock announce new coaches

July 18, 2020 | 3,802 views | Leave a comment

Trevor Dagg returns to his roots while Three Rock snap up Dave McGivern for next season

Lisnagarvey appeal for EHL spot successful as independent panel overrule “null and void” decision

Lisnagarvey appeal for EHL spot successful as independent panel overrule “null and void” decision

July 4, 2020 | 3,589 views | Comments (1)

Lisnagarvey have successfully appealed against Hockey Ireland’s allocation of men’s European club spots for the 2020/21 season in the wake of the abruptly cancelled current campaign.

Gormley’s shock call to take on top Bundesliga coaching job

Gormley’s shock call to take on top Bundesliga coaching job

June 25, 2020 | 3,788 views | Leave a comment

Ronan Gormley has landed a huge first head coaching job as the former Irish captain has been co-opted to take on the top job at Crefelder HTC in the German Bundesliga.

Farrell and Richardson to lead Avoca charge

Farrell and Richardson to lead Avoca charge

June 14, 2020 | 3,412 views | Leave a comment

Avoca have announced the appointment of Noelle Farrell as their new ladies first team head coach, taking over from Ronan Hickey.

O’Donoghue’s lockdown life busy with big plans and opportunity back in Ireland

O’Donoghue’s lockdown life busy with big plans and opportunity back in Ireland

June 6, 2020 | 4,579 views | Leave a comment

While lockdown has seen life slow down for most, Shane O’Donoghue is only getting busier and busier as his return to Ireland sees him kickstart a series of new ventures.

C of I and UCC awarded Munster titles as Pritchard and Catchpole look to the future

C of I and UCC awarded Munster titles as Pritchard and Catchpole look to the future

May 30, 2020 | 4,915 views | Leave a comment

Cork C of I’s men and UCC’s women were awarded the Munster Division One titles last weekend on a percentage basis having both run up perfect records in the top provincial competition.

Euro representatives announced as Leinster league winners and EYHL2 invitations come into view

Euro representatives announced as Leinster league winners and EYHL2 invitations come into view

May 7, 2020 | 5,333 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland have announced the club representatives for European competition shall remain the same for next season and in the same order.

EYHL declared null and void with further decisions to be finalised in due course

EYHL declared null and void with further decisions to be finalised in due course

April 9, 2020 | 5,533 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland has declared the EY Hockey League “null and void” among the many tough decisions to be made due to competition’s cessation due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Call for “full-season” women’s EYHL2 next term

Call for “full-season” women’s EYHL2 next term

April 9, 2020 | 5,318 views | Leave a comment

Eight of the women’s EYHL2 clubs are hopeful they can compete in a season-long version of the competition for the 2020/21 campaign as Hockey Ireland’s competitions committee considers what happens next following the truncated 2019/20 season.

Rising star McIvor give heartfelt reaction to Euro U-18 postponement

Rising star McIvor give heartfelt reaction to Euro U-18 postponement

April 8, 2020 | 6,262 views | Leave a comment

Niamh McIvor has delivered a heartfelt reaction to the postponement of the European Under 18 Championship until next year when it will be staged as a one-off Under 19 event in 2021, writes John Flack.

Bell calls for 2019/20 season to be completed on the field as “finished” call creates debate

Bell calls for 2019/20 season to be completed on the field as “finished” call creates debate

March 31, 2020 | 5,860 views | Leave a comment

John Flack spoke to a number of different club coaches, managers and officials about their thoughts on the season being “finished” and how they hope the key decisions play out in the next few weeks

Irish Hockey mourns the loss of Hall famer Anne Laing

Irish Hockey mourns the loss of Hall famer Anne Laing

March 30, 2020 | 4,544 views | Leave a comment

Irish Hockey is mourning Hall of Famer Anne Laing who passed away last Friday; Hockey Ireland vice president Ann Rosa put together the following tribute

Club season “finished” with key outcomes to be decided before April 12th

Club season “finished” with key outcomes to be decided before April 12th

March 27, 2020 | 4,768 views | Leave a comment

The 2019/20 club season has been deemed “finished” by Hockey Ireland with exactly how this affects the national and provincial leagues set to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Irish men set for Gniezno, Poland for 2021 Euros

Irish men set for Gniezno, Poland for 2021 Euros

March 26, 2020 | 4,252 views | Leave a comment

The Irish men have been provisionally booked in to play in Gniezno, Poland in the EuroHockey Championship II from August 1-7, 2021.

Irish women’s wait for Olympic debut pushed back to 2021

Irish women’s wait for Olympic debut pushed back to 2021

March 24, 2020 | 3,939 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s wait to play in the Olympic Games for the first time has been put on hold for a year following the decision by the IOC and Tokyo to postpone the event until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Harte believes Olympic postponement needed for athletes’ peace of mind

Harte believes Olympic postponement needed for athletes’ peace of mind

March 21, 2020 | 4,005 views | Leave a comment

David Harte says he hopes to see the Tokyo Olympics postponed until later in 2020 to give all athletes involved “peace of mind” amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

Club season in limbo as March 29 return looks unlikely

Club season in limbo as March 29 return looks unlikely

March 20, 2020 | 4,565 views | Leave a comment

With Thursday night’s news that Irish Rugby has cancelled all their club competitions for the remainder of the season with immediate effct, it brought into focus the difficulties that face Hockey Ireland to try and complete the domestic season.

Green Army preparing as best they can in a world of social distancing

Green Army preparing as best they can in a world of social distancing

March 19, 2020 | 3,942 views | Leave a comment

It is a good thing one of Sean Dancer’s mantras to the Irish women’s squad is “those that can adapt are the one who will succeed” as the Green Army attempt to keep up their training in a world of social distancing. It means the panel have been innovating, making the best of the implements […]

Wesley formally open new pitch

Wesley formally open new pitch

March 17, 2020 | 3,679 views | Leave a comment

Wesley College formally opened their new pitch in style in late February with over 200 people coming along to watch a series of exhibition games despite freezing conditions.