The Indian Maharadja to support The Hook’s coverage of youth and schools hockey

The Indian Maharadja to support The Hook’s coverage of youth and schools hockey

September 12, 2019 | 3,774 views | Leave a comment

The Hook is delighted to link up with The Indian Maharadja with the Dutch lifestyle Hockey Brand set to support our coverage of youth and schools hockey this season.

Irish hockey activity off until March 29 as Pegs and Loreto Euros on hold

Irish hockey activity off until March 29 as Pegs and Loreto Euros on hold

March 12, 2020 | 3,381 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland postpones hockey activity until March 29th while Pegasus and Loreto have seen their Euro campaigns placed on hold

Corinthian guaranteed top spot but plenty of twists remain in women’s EYHL2 groups

Corinthian guaranteed top spot but plenty of twists remain in women’s EYHL2 groups

March 8, 2020 | 3,436 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown picked up six points out of eight in women’s EYHL2 to strengthen their claim for a semi spot as Ards run up 12; Corinthian assured of top in Pool A with plenty in chase

Meeke’s final touch of the weekend sees Loreto remain three clear after dramatic double-header

Meeke’s final touch of the weekend sees Loreto remain three clear after dramatic double-header

March 8, 2020 | 3,777 views | Leave a comment

A manic double-weekend in the women’s EYHL ended as it started with Loreto leading the way by three points but that situation only occurred with one of the last touches on Sunday evening.

Cork clubs in pole position in  men’s EYHL2

Cork clubs in pole position in men’s EYHL2

March 8, 2020 | 3,220 views | Leave a comment

Cork C of I qualified for the men’s EYHL2 semi-finals with a game to spare while Harlequins moved top of Pool B

YM and Pembroke grab crucial points as scramble to avoid ninth hots up

YM and Pembroke grab crucial points as scramble to avoid ninth hots up

March 8, 2020 | 3,401 views | Leave a comment

The battle to avoid the relegation playoff place is heating up with YMCA and Pembroke both picking up useful results; Lisnagarvey and Bann pushed on at the top and Glenanne’s good run continued

Saturday round-up – March 7

Saturday round-up – March 7

March 7, 2020 | 3,544 views | Leave a comment

It’s now a three-way tie at the top of the women’s EYHL after a dramatic day; Lisnagarvey strengthened their place at the head of the men’s EYHL; here’s the round-up

O’Shea’s magic shows Crescent no Mercy in cracking Munster final

O’Shea’s magic shows Crescent no Mercy in cracking Munster final

March 5, 2020 | 1,991 views | Leave a comment

Leah O’Shea’s virtuoso performance helped inspire Mount Mercy to win back the Munster Schoolgirls Senior Cup crown from Crescent Comprehensive as her double propelled the Cork side to a 3-1 final success.

Gleason performs heroics as Loreto Balbriggan land Junior 1B

Gleason performs heroics as Loreto Balbriggan land Junior 1B

March 5, 2020 | 2,198 views | Leave a comment

Loreto Balbriggan retained the Leinster Junior Division 1B title on Tuesday morning at Grange Road with a dramatic shoot-out win over St Columba’s after a wonderful six-goal contest in normal time.

Drogheda host and win the inaugural Eden View Plate

Drogheda host and win the inaugural Eden View Plate

March 4, 2020 | 2,012 views | Leave a comment

Drogheda Grammar hosted the inaugural Eden View Plate this week, debuting the Under-14 indoor schoolgirls tournament, with the host taking home the title on home court.

Naas move into top half as top two win comfortably

Naas move into top half as top two win comfortably

March 1, 2020 | 1,135 views | Leave a comment

Naas’s memorable first season in women’s Leinster Division One continued on Saturday as they moved into fifth place in the league with their fifth win of the campaign in icy rain at The Maws.

Railway keep up pursuit of Clontarf for Leinster title

Railway keep up pursuit of Clontarf for Leinster title

March 1, 2020 | 803 views | Leave a comment

Clontarf and Railway Union took another step closer to what looks set to be a final day showdown for the men’s Leinster Division One title. Tarf had the trickier task in horrible conditions at Portrane as the wind made things difficult for any major fluidity for either side. Portrane took the lead in the first […]

Kelly snatches vital EYHL lifeline for Belfast Quins as Insta hold Loreto

Kelly snatches vital EYHL lifeline for Belfast Quins as Insta hold Loreto

March 1, 2020 | 1,130 views | Leave a comment

At the 11th attempt, Belfast Harlequins finally got their first win of the season, giving them hope of surviving in the women’s EYHL; leaders Loreto drew with Catholic Institute in the only other game to completed as Storm Jorge took hold

Town and Garvey falls foul of Storm Jorge as Glens, Rovers, Pembroke and Bann all win

Town and Garvey falls foul of Storm Jorge as Glens, Rovers, Pembroke and Bann all win

March 1, 2020 | 1,030 views | Leave a comment

The men’s EYHL table-topper between Monkstown and Lisnagarvey was the one game to fall foul of the weather as Glenanne, Pembroke, Three Rock and Banbridge all won

Saturday round-up – February 29

Saturday round-up – February 29

February 29, 2020 | 1,204 views | Leave a comment

Storm Jorge had an impact on the weekend’s fixtures with a couple of EYHL tie postponed and a couple more abandoned as difficult conditions abounded; here’s the round-up of the games that went ahead

Town and Garvey rematch a potentially defining moment in men’s EYHL

Town and Garvey rematch a potentially defining moment in men’s EYHL

February 29, 2020 | 665 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown and Lisnagarvey face off for the second time in a month in a men’s EY Hockey League battle that could determine whether we have a title chase to savour or not depending on the outcome at the ALD Merrion Fleet Arena.

Loreto the latest side to take up women’s EYHL leadership

Loreto the latest side to take up women’s EYHL leadership

February 28, 2020 | 748 views | Leave a comment

Top spot in the women’s EY Hockey League continues to be a hot potato as Loreto returned back above Old Alex and Pegasus in midweek with a big come-from-behind win over Railway Union.

Frazer and Carroll back in Irish touring squad for Durban trip

Frazer and Carroll back in Irish touring squad for Durban trip

February 27, 2020 | 385 views | Leave a comment

Megan Frazer and Naomi Carroll have both been handed great opportunities to force their way back into the Olympic hockey reckoning after lengthy spells out injured. Both were named in Sean Dancer’s 21-player Ireland panel to travel to Durban next month in a hastily rearranged warm-weather tour which was originally due to be in Malaysia. […]

Town the first to finally breach reds’ record in league action

Town the first to finally breach reds’ record in league action

February 24, 2020 | 885 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown’s back-to-back victories this week offered a glimmer of hope that they could reopen the women’s Leinster Division One title race with wins over Corinthian and Clontarf.

Tarf up to 14 wins from 14 as men’s IHT semi-finalists confirmed

Tarf up to 14 wins from 14 as men’s IHT semi-finalists confirmed

February 23, 2020 | 828 views | Leave a comment

Clontarf extended their Leinster Division One streak to 14 wins out of 14; Waterford, Portrane and Belfast Harlequins advanced to the IHT semis

Old Alex take over the top as Insta end 110-year wait for win over Pegasus

Old Alex take over the top as Insta end 110-year wait for win over Pegasus

February 23, 2020 | 1,220 views | Leave a comment

For a third week running, there is a different club on top of the women’s EY Hockey League which continues to throw up dramatic twists and turns; read the round-up and see the clips and pics

Railway do enough to land silver and promotion to Trophy level for 2021

Railway do enough to land silver and promotion to Trophy level for 2021

February 23, 2020 | 654 views | Leave a comment

Women’s EuroHockey Indoor Club Challenge I Dundee Wanderers 2 (Vikki Bunce 2) Railway Union 0. Railway lost the battle but ultimately won the war with silver and promotion secured to Euro Trophy level next year, as a losing bonus point against Dundee earned them second place in Porto. That point, for a loss of two […]

Glens and YM’s big wins move them clear of relegation playoff spot

Glens and YM’s big wins move them clear of relegation playoff spot

February 23, 2020 | 1,179 views | Leave a comment

Men’s EY Hockey League – day 11 round-up Saturday Glenanne 3 (S Brownlow, B Venter, S Ronan) Pembroke Wanderers 2 (A Sothern 2) Glenanne picked up their first win since early October with a 3-2 success at St Andrew’s in a match preceded by a minute’s silence in honour of Ken Treacy, a stalwart of […]

Railway still on track for title showdown with Dundee

Railway still on track for title showdown with Dundee

February 23, 2020 | 376 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union moved into the frame for a EuroHockey Indoor Challenge I title showdown with Dundee Wanderers following back-to-back wins in Porto on Saturday.

Saturday round-up – February 22

Saturday round-up – February 22

February 22, 2020 | 1,589 views | Leave a comment

Catholic Institute scored a big win over Pegasus as Old Alex became the third different side to lead women’s EYHL; YM stun UCD in men’s EYHL; here’s the round-up

Railway unbeaten after day one in Porto

Railway unbeaten after day one in Porto

February 22, 2020 | 419 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union came from 2-0 down in the last five minutes against Georgian outfit Ukimerioni Kutaisi to end day one of their EuroHockey Challenge I unbeaten. They opened their tournament with a closely fought 2-1 win over Swedish side Partille SC. Despite winning seven corners to Partille’s two, Railway scored from just their first of […]

Multi-talented Railway looking to add another achievement to incredible honour roll

Multi-talented Railway looking to add another achievement to incredible honour roll

February 20, 2020 | 1,370 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union take to the Porto boards for the women’s EuroHockey Indoor Club Challenge I with a squad that could lay claim to being the most multi-talented Irish sporting line-up ever to come together. Not only does the side have an aggregate total of well over 100 senior hockey medals between them. They can also […]

“I’m a ‘Loreto’ Celebrity…. Get Me Out of Here!”

“I’m a ‘Loreto’ Celebrity…. Get Me Out of Here!”

February 19, 2020 | 778 views | Leave a comment

Loreto this week launched their 2020 fundraising initiative “I’m a Loreto Celebrity Get Me Out of Here” in the Glenside pub Churchtown.

Wesley International Hockey Patrons to launch new funding model at pitch opening

Wesley International Hockey Patrons to launch new funding model at pitch opening

February 19, 2020 | 1,130 views | Leave a comment

The Wesley International Hockey Patrons scheme will be formally launched at the official opening the Ballinteer school’s new pitch on Wednesday, February 26 (7pm).

Eugene Magee retires as one of Irish hockey’s best ever

Eugene Magee retires as one of Irish hockey’s best ever

February 18, 2020 | 264 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s most capped male player Eugene Magee has formally retired from international hockey after 15 years and 295 caps at the top of the game, playing at the 2016 Olympic Games and winning European bronze in 2015.

Rovers ride late rollercoaster to preserve Ireland’s place in Euro second tier

Rovers ride late rollercoaster to preserve Ireland’s place in Euro second tier

February 16, 2020 | 250 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers indoor just about preserved Ireland’s place in the second tier of European competition with a 5-4 rollercoaster win over Switzerland’s Rotweiss Wettingen, capping their weekend with their best performance. After back-to-back promotions brought Rovers from the lowest rung to the Club Indoor Trophy level this weekend, after plenty of early jitters, they […]

Fulham denies C of I early EYHL2 playoff ticket as Bulls make big move

Fulham denies C of I early EYHL2 playoff ticket as Bulls make big move

February 16, 2020 | 973 views | Leave a comment

Cork C of I were denied a guaranteed EYHL2 playoff place due to a late Railway goal; Clontarf make a big move in EYHL2 while Portrane stay in third place

Reds confirmed for EYHL2 semi-finals as Naas make big move

Reds confirmed for EYHL2 semi-finals as Naas make big move

February 16, 2020 | 877 views | Leave a comment

Corinthian became the first side to reach the EYHL2 final four with Trinity and Lurgan drawing; Pool B was washed out while Naas were the big winners in the Leinster games played

Pegasus move back into lead as all five women’s EYHL ties survive Storm Dennis

Pegasus move back into lead as all five women’s EYHL ties survive Storm Dennis

February 16, 2020 | 834 views | Leave a comment

All five of the women’s EY Hockey League Division 1 ties defied the weather to serve up a series of close-run battles with Pegasus moving back out on their own at the top of the table.

Garvey extend lead as Bann and Corinthian continue strong run of form

Garvey extend lead as Bann and Corinthian continue strong run of form

February 16, 2020 | 874 views | Leave a comment

Lisnagarvey’s lead at the top of the men’s EY Hockey League stretched out to eight points after their comfortable 5-2 win over Pembroke and Banbridge’s 4-3 success over Monkstown.

Saturday round-up – February 15

Saturday round-up – February 15

February 15, 2020 | 1,491 views | Leave a comment

On a wind-swept and rain-soaked Saturday, there were a number of fixtures that fell by the wayside but Pegasus did manage to get back to the summit of women’s EYHL

Pegs bounce back to move level with Loreto; Bann vs Town the men’s highlight

Pegs bounce back to move level with Loreto; Bann vs Town the men’s highlight

February 14, 2020 | 605 views | Leave a comment

Pegasus moved back into a share of top spot in the women’s EYHL with a midweek win ahead of round 10; Banbridge and Monkstown is the highlight of the men’s EYHL

Rovers indoor side no longer “a bobsleigh team” as they take on second Euro tier for first time

Rovers indoor side no longer “a bobsleigh team” as they take on second Euro tier for first time

February 13, 2020 | 563 views | Leave a comment

In the early hours of Friday morning, Three Rock Rovers will become the first side since 1996 to contest the second tier of the men’s EuroHockey Indoor Club Championships in Alanya, Turkey.

Ireland’s women to set up base in Iwate for Olympics; March camp in Malaysia set for relocation

Ireland’s women to set up base in Iwate for Olympics; March camp in Malaysia set for relocation

February 10, 2020 | 499 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland met with Japanese delegates from Iwate last Thursday to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties for the Irish women’s pre-Games holding camp this summer.

Town react quickly to keep alive outside title shot in Leinster

Town react quickly to keep alive outside title shot in Leinster

February 10, 2020 | 502 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown reacted quickly to keep up their winning run going in women’s Leinster Division One to stay in a share of second post as they got the best of Avoca 2-1.

Bray strike late for first win of season; Tarf streak rolls on

Bray strike late for first win of season; Tarf streak rolls on

February 10, 2020 | 743 views | Leave a comment

A brilliant final quarter salvo from Bray saw them win their first game of the men’s Leinster Division One season, outdoing Weston 5-3; Clontarf’s winning streak rolls on

Away goals rule in men’s EYHL as reds snatch big win while Garvey almost shocked by YM

Away goals rule in men’s EYHL as reds snatch big win while Garvey almost shocked by YM

February 9, 2020 | 967 views | Leave a comment

Five away wins in the men’s EYHL with a huge 36 goals registered; Corinthian were the one side from the bottom half to win as YM came close to a big result against Lisnagarvey

Loreto go clear as Alex continue their rise as major players in women’s EYHL

Loreto go clear as Alex continue their rise as major players in women’s EYHL

February 9, 2020 | 677 views | Leave a comment

Loreto moved three points clear at the head of the women’s EYHL as Old Alex landed a big win at Pegasus; Belfast Quins nick draw against Muckross while Pembroke tie with Insta. UCD saw off Railway

Saturday round-up – February 8

Saturday round-up – February 8

February 8, 2020 | 1,378 views | Leave a comment

A bounty of goals across the EYHL, Leinster and Munster division one competitions; here’s the Saturday round-up

Women’s EYHL as competitive as it has ever been says O’Flanagan

Women’s EYHL as competitive as it has ever been says O’Flanagan

February 8, 2020 | 710 views | Leave a comment

Muckross striker Anna O’Flanagan says the spread of talent across the women’s EY Hockey League has made the national division as competitive as it has ever been.

Bottom half looking to avoid being cut adrift by top five at midway point

Bottom half looking to avoid being cut adrift by top five at midway point

February 7, 2020 | 356 views | Leave a comment

The bottom half meet the top half in the men’s EY Hockey League with the likes of Pembroke, Glenanne and Corinthian hoping they can start bridging the five-point gap that has emerged in the middle.

Bray land double sponsorship coup

Bray land double sponsorship coup

February 4, 2020 | 463 views | Leave a comment

Bray Hockey Club are delighted to announce the dual sponsorship of the Ladies 1sts squad. Murphy McElligott Solicitors in Dun Laoghaire have come on board as the title sponsor of the squad in addition to a three-year sponsorship with Arcade Jewellers in Bray.

North Kildare on a roll to reignite battle at the bottom

North Kildare on a roll to reignite battle at the bottom

February 3, 2020 | 564 views | Leave a comment

North Kildare made it two wins from two games since the return of the women’s Leinster Division One to action as they got the better of Rathgar 2-0.

Thrills and spills galore as Couse hits four and Gar win 6-5

Thrills and spills galore as Couse hits four and Gar win 6-5

February 3, 2020 | 1,109 views | Leave a comment

Avoca and Rathgar both won wild games in the men’s Leinster Division One, taking the spoils from seven and 11-goal thrillers, respectively, as Clontarf’s juggernaut keeps on rolling.

Euro-bound Railway on the National Indoor double

Euro-bound Railway on the National Indoor double

February 3, 2020 | 715 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union did the indoor double as their men and women both prevailed in Galway’s Kingfisher Hall, earning a place in Europe for 2021.

Kealy’s marquee moment adds her name to Senior Cup final folklore

Kealy’s marquee moment adds her name to Senior Cup final folklore

February 3, 2020 | 1,293 views | Leave a comment

Emily Kealy wrote her name in Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup folklore as she whipped home a penalty stroke five minutes from time to earn Loreto Beaufort their first title in a dozen years at Belfield.