Three Rock Rovers are going deep underground for their latest European adventure as they travel to Oslo for the EuroHockey Indoor Club Challenge I this weekend.
Ireland drew a dramatic second test against Spain on Wednesday morning before losing 4-1 on Thursday as Graham Shaw rang the changes
Mitch Darling has announced his retirement from the men’s international hockey team following a glittering career, highlighted by a European bronze medal and being part of both the ground-breaking Olympic and World Cup squads.
Ireland fell 2-1 to Spain in the first formal re-match of the World Cup semi-final in Granada as Katie Mullan’s early goal was overturned by the hosts.
Lisa Jacob is embarking on a new venture to help “develop hidden strength in young people”, using her experiences form a diverse sporting career in hockey, rugby and ultra marathons
Ireland’s women fell to a first defeat to India in eight outings as they went down 3-0 in Murcia on Sunday morning in the latest of their warm-weather series games this week.
Trinity, Corinthian and Monkstown all recorded strong wins in Leinster women’s Division One on Sunday to see just one point remain between the top three after 12 rounds of matches.
Avoca gave a fitting tribute to past president Geoff Sarratt as they swept to a 5-1 win in Portrane in men’s Leinster Division One, their first points of 2019; Trinity won too while UCD benefitted from their nearest rivals’ draw
Glenanne moved a point clear at the top of the men’s EY Hockey League as they held on for a 2-2 draw with Lisnagarvey in one of the two games in the competition to survive the frost on Saturday.
Annadale edged out YMCA while Glenanne and Lisnagarvey drew in the two EYHL games to get the go ahead; it was a trimmed schedule all round as frost put paid to a series of matches around the island
St Kilian’s advanced to the boys Leinster Junior B league final with a confident 3-1 victory over Wesley, setting up a date with Sutton Park.
Sarah Hawkshaw continued her lively start to life as an Irish international, scoring her second goal in five appearances for the Green Army.
Alexander Cox and Hockey Ireland have confirmed the Dutchman will continue as Irish senior men’s coach on a longer-term basis, overseeing the 2020 Olympic qualifying campaign.
With temperatures dropping, it has probably worked in the women’s EYHL’s favour that the national side is in Spain playing four test matches with plenty of games in Ireland likely to fall foul of the weather conditions
The return of the men’s EY Hockey League will hope to beat the frost and avoid further fixture congestion as the competition is scheduled for a comeback on Saturday.
These are exciting times for former Ards striker Chloe Brown, who picked up a national title with East Grinstead on Sunday just 72 hours after being recalled to the Ireland squad, writes John Flack.
Greg Arrowsmith’s double sent Dublin University into the top half of Leinster men’s Division One to keep alive their outside hopes of reeling in the top three; UCD back on top as Glenanne go through to Mills Cup final
It remains as you were after round 11 of the women’s Leinster Division One with the top five all winning over the bottom five.
A double each from Luke Madeley, Ross Canning and Ben Walker saw Three Rock Rovers retain the National Indoor Trophy for a third successive year, beating Railway Union 6-1 at the Antrim Forum.
Railway Union ended Ards’ incredible run in the National Indoor Trophy as they ran up a 6-1 success over the eight in-a-row chasing Ulster side.
Loreto ended UCD’s reign as Irish Senior Cup champions with a dramatic shoot-out win at Belfield, putting them into a final four with Pegasus, Railway Union and Cork Harlequins.
Loreto dethroned UCD in the Irish Senior Cup as Pegasus, Railway and Cork Quins all went through on a busy Saturday of action; check out all the key scores with today’s round-up
Leinster’s top two will likely be the sides to beat in the men’s National Indoor Trophy as the Antrim Forum gears up for its grand finale; Glenanne and Corinthian meet in the Mills Cup while there are two Leinster league games on the card
It is a manic weekend of women’s action with big games abounding in numerous different competitions with lots of intrigue on the line, particularly with the knowledge that some of the top stars may not be available for the final four of the cup.
Shirley McCay and Lizzie Colvin will both return to the Irish women’s squad for the first time since the World Cup for their upcoming trip to take on Spain and India.
Reigning Kate Russell All-Ireland champions Kilkenny College will have the chance to retain the title as they won the South East Senior Cup in dramatic style on Wednesday.
Second half goals from Emma Paul and Lara Gillespie propelled Wesley to a first Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup final date since the turn of the century as they proved too strong for High School at a bitterly cold Grange Road.
Martha McCready’s pair of goals saw St Andrew’s through to the Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup semi-final, dashing Newbridge College’s dreams of a first appearance in the showpiece event.
Ireland’s Olympic qualifying path became slightly clearer with confirmation of the final sides to play in June’s Hockey Series Finals.
Loreto Bray landed the laurels from the Mount Temple-organised indoor schools tournament last Friday, overcoming the odds to win the final.
The top three continued to stretch ahead of the pack in men’s Leinster Division One but not before they endured some nervous moments with UCD salvaging a 4-3 win over Portrane, Corinthian coming back from a deficit while Railway beat Avoca 3-1
Three Rock Rovers produced a superb second half performance to land the Leinster indoor league title, seeing off Railway Union 6-4 in the final at St Columba’s College.
Hannah de Burgh Whyte’s hat trick propelled Railway Union to yet another Leinster women’s indoor league title as they got the better of Glenanne in the final once again.
Loreto and Old Alex ensured all four of the Jacqui Potter Cup semi-finalists hail from the EY Hockey League as they joined Railway Union and UCD in the final four.
Loreto and Old Alex completed the Jacqui Potter Cup final four; Railway moved top of the men’s Division One table while Kilkenny and Dublin North got their first points since October
All eyes on St Columba’s on Sunday afternoon as the Leinster indoor league reaches the final stages with the men and women’s regional champion set to be confirmed.
UCD return to the men’s Leinster Division One fray on Sunday as they restart their pursuit of the title with a home date against Portrane.
The Jacqui Potter Cup semi-final line-up is taking shape with Railway Union and UCD going through in midweek while the remaining ties take place on Saturday.
Ireland’s women finished their four-game series on a high with three second half goals earning a 3-0 win, perfectly squaring the week’s matches with one win each, two draws and five goals each.
Chile took the laurels from game three of four in Santiago as they secured a 3-0 win over Ireland at the Manquehue club.
Lena Tice says she “never even considered” she would be nominated for the FIH Rising Star despite one of the most spectacular years by anyone’s standards, winning medals in four separate jurisdictions.
Ireland were denied victory 90 seconds from time as Denise Krimerman’s deflected corner goal saw hosts Chile nick a 2-2 draw at the Prince of Wales club on Sunday evening.
The line-up for the Leinster indoor semi-finals was completed over the weekend with the men’s group stages and Sunday’s playoffs tidying up the agenda.
Pembroke have two chances of reaching the Jacqui Potter Cup semi-finals next weekend as both their first and second team advanced to the last eight of Leinster’s Senior Cup.
Railway Union moved into a share of top spot in men’s Leinster Division One with a 3-0 win over Portrane, joining UCD on 22 points; Clontarf ran up five first half goals as Rathgar close gap to top three
A fresh-faced Irish side – with four debutantes – drew 0-0 with Chile in the first of their four games in Santiago on Saturday evening as Sarah Hawkshaw, Amy Elliott and twins Serena and Bethany Barr made their first senior appearances in green.
Railway, Rathgar and Clontarf won big in men’s Leinster Division One; TRR topped their Leinster indoor group; the Jacqui Potter Cup quarter-final qualifiers were completed with Pembroke II flying the Division 2 flag
Railway Union have the chance to move into a share of top spot of Leinster men’s Division One when they take on Portrane as the league returns for 2019.
Big guns Railway Union and Loreto both got over potential banana skins in midweek to be the first sides to reach the last eight of the Jacqui Potter Cup with the next six ties taking place on Saturday.
The Irish Under-21 women begin their extensive build-up in earnest for July’s European Championships on Thursday with the first game of a three-match series in Alicante against the GB Under-23s.