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 | 678 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.

O’Donoghue says Irish men in good place for Olympic qualifiers

O’Donoghue says Irish men in good place for Olympic qualifiers

October 22, 2019 | 422 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue says Ireland are in a good place ahead of their huge men’s Olympic qualifiers next weekend at Rutledge Field in Vancouver.

All-Ireland Schools take centre stage in race for Tasmanian and Herbie Sharman Shield begins

All-Ireland Schools take centre stage in race for Tasmanian and Herbie Sharman Shield begins

October 21, 2019 | 1,331 views | Leave a comment

The All-Ireland Schoolboys Championships hits Dublin this week as 16 of the best schools teams from around the island battle it out for the Tasmanian Shield and the newly introduced Herbie Sharman Perpetual Shield.

UCD and Pegasus back for third ISC final date since 2009

UCD and Pegasus back for third ISC final date since 2009

October 20, 2019 | 482 views | Leave a comment

UCD will meet Pegasus in the women’s Irish Senior Cup final for the third time in a decade after their Saturday semi-final wins. The students, gunning for a sixth title since 2009, edged out Loreto 1-0 at Belfield in a frantic contest with Katherine Egan nicking the only goal in the second quarter. It was […]

Bulls and Glens frustrate goal-hungry Avoca as almost 70 goals define weekend

Bulls and Glens frustrate goal-hungry Avoca as almost 70 goals define weekend

October 20, 2019 | 668 views | Leave a comment

Clontarf and Railway Union continued their winning ways on a day of 38 goals in just five games in Leinster men’s Division One while another 30 followed in Sunday’s Mills Cup. The big tie was a true cracker with Tarf eventually holding on for a 5-4 win over Avoca in a battle between two EY […]

Saturday round-up – October 19

Saturday round-up – October 19

October 19, 2019 | 948 views | Leave a comment

Women Irish Senior Cup – Semi-Finals: Corinthian 0 Pegasus 3 (L McKee, K McDonald, M Harvey); UCD 1 (K Egan) Loreto 0 Leinster Division 1: Monkstown 0 Genesis 1 (C Fullston); Naas 1 (S Farrell) Trinity 7 (R Burns 2, S Campbell 2, A Long 2, A Buttimer); Rathgar 1 (C Christie) North Kildare 0 […]

Avoca and Clontarf put 100% records on the line in Leinster

Avoca and Clontarf put 100% records on the line in Leinster

October 18, 2019 | 397 views | Leave a comment

Avoca and Clontarf will put their respective 100% records to the test on Saturday at Newpark in the first classico of the men’s Leinster Division One.

Red letter day for Corinthian with second ever Irish Senior Cup semi to savour

Red letter day for Corinthian with second ever Irish Senior Cup semi to savour

October 18, 2019 | 702 views | Leave a comment

Almost exactly two years ago to the day, Corinthian were unceremoniously bundled out of the women’s Irish Senior Cup by Pegasus 12-0 in the first round.

O’Flanagan nets on 200th appearance for green army

O’Flanagan nets on 200th appearance for green army

October 16, 2019 | 607 views | Leave a comment

Women’s international test match Ireland 2 (H Matthews, A O’Flanagan) Belgium 4 (S vanden Borre 2, A Gerniers, J Boon) Anna O’Flanagan scored on her 200th international appearance for Ireland but the side fell 4-2 to Belgium as part of “simulation week” for the side ahead of their Olympic qualifiers. The Green Army endured a rough […]

Ireland find Belgians too hot to handle in Wavre

Ireland find Belgians too hot to handle in Wavre

October 15, 2019 | 441 views | Leave a comment

Ireland lost 6-0 to the reigning World Cup and European champions Belgium at the Lara club in Wavre in the Green Machine’s final warm-up game for the Olympic qualifiers.

Reds complete dream weekend with EYHL2 victory

Reds complete dream weekend with EYHL2 victory

October 14, 2019 | 454 views | Leave a comment

Corinthian completed a dream weekend when they backed up their Saturday Irish Senior Cup win over Banbridge with a dramatic 3-2 win over Cork C of I on the opening weekend of the women’s EY Hockey League Division 2.

Loreto, UCD, Pegasus and Corinthian through to ISC semi-finals

Loreto, UCD, Pegasus and Corinthian through to ISC semi-finals

October 14, 2019 | 701 views | Leave a comment

Loreto, UCD, Pegasus and Corinthian will line out in the women’s Irish Senior Cup semi-finals next weekend following their respective wins last Saturday. The Beaufort side produced a truly sparking 5-3 victory over Railway Union to take up their place in the final four, coming back a couple of times to win the day at […]

Harlequins, C of I, Inst and Cookstown off to winning starts

Harlequins, C of I, Inst and Cookstown off to winning starts

October 14, 2019 | 350 views | Leave a comment

Cork’s Harlequins and C of I and Ulster duo Instonians and Cookstown all won by narrow margins to get off to strong starts in men’s EY Hockey League Division Two.

Garvey hit Rovers for six; UCD keep on flying high as reds land first ever EYHL success

Garvey hit Rovers for six; UCD keep on flying high as reds land first ever EYHL success

October 14, 2019 | 600 views | Leave a comment

On a dramatic day three in the men’s EY Hockey League, Lisnagarvey scored six times in the second half against Three Rock, Corinthian got their first EYHL win, UCD kept their 100% record while Glenanne and Town won too

Sunday round-up – October 13

Sunday round-up – October 13

October 13, 2019 | 926 views | Leave a comment

Lisnagarvey and UCD’s big wins see them clear at the top of the men’s EYHL; Corinthian, Loreto, Pegasus and UCD are in the women’s ISC semi-final

Tumilty keen to deploy players in preferred positions for Olympic qualifier

Tumilty keen to deploy players in preferred positions for Olympic qualifier

October 9, 2019 | 735 views | Leave a comment

Mark Tumilty says he is keen to seeing his Ireland side getting back to deploying players in their regular positions as he announced his Olympic qualifiers panel to meet Canada on October 26 and 27.

Andrew’s and Wesley play out high quality draw

Andrew’s and Wesley play out high quality draw

October 7, 2019 | 650 views | Leave a comment

St Andrew’s and Wesley drew a high quality Leinster Senior A league tie as both look set to be contenders for a semi-final berth from Section B of the competition.

Few home comforts but Loreto produce stunning comeback to oust Quins

Few home comforts but Loreto produce stunning comeback to oust Quins

October 6, 2019 | 1,206 views | Leave a comment

The women’s Irish Senior Cup saw seven of the eight games go the way of the visiting sides as home comforts proved hard to come by on a rain-soaked Saturday.

Harlequins record memorable Senior Cup win as Dale strikes late

Harlequins record memorable Senior Cup win as Dale strikes late

October 6, 2019 | 737 views | Leave a comment

Julian Dale’s last minute ripper earned Cork Harlequins a memorable 2-1 win over Corinthian in the men’s Irish Senior Cup as the Munster Division One side knocked out EY Hockey League opposition at Farmers’ Cross.

Hack encouraged as Rovers push Rot-Weiss Koln all the way in KO8

Hack encouraged as Rovers push Rot-Weiss Koln all the way in KO8

October 6, 2019 | 561 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers gave Rot-Weiss Koln a huge fright in the Euro Hockey League but ultimately bowed out of the elite competition at the KO8 stage 4-2 to the German giants.

Saturday round-up – October 5

Saturday round-up – October 5

October 5, 2019 | 1,163 views | Leave a comment

Cork Harlequins scored the shock result of the first round of the Irish Senior Cup; check out all the key results from today’s action in the national cups

Five-star Rovers ease into KO8 in Euro Hockey League

Five-star Rovers ease into KO8 in Euro Hockey League

October 5, 2019 | 464 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers recorded a first ever Irish win in a knock-out EHL game as their penalty corner efficiency proved too much for Scotland’s Grange.

Big guns’ panels tested to the full in Irish Senior Cup round two

Big guns’ panels tested to the full in Irish Senior Cup round two

October 4, 2019 | 540 views | Leave a comment

The last 16 of the women’s Irish Senior Cup will see some of the big guns’ resources stretched to the limit as the absence of international stars will see plenty of juggling of the deck.

Three Rock hoping for maiden Irish knock-out win in the EHL

Three Rock hoping for maiden Irish knock-out win in the EHL

October 4, 2019 | 431 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers have one of the best chances possible of ending Ireland’s wait for a knock-out win in the Euro Hockey League, club hockey’s biggest competition. They face Scotland’s Grange in the KO16 on Saturday morning (8.45am, Irish time – live stream available on www.eurohockeytv.org), the friendliest of possible draws for both sides in […]

Tumilty reign begins with two wins from two in France

Tumilty reign begins with two wins from two in France

October 2, 2019 | 441 views | Leave a comment

Mark Tumilty’s reign as Irish coach started in pleasing fashion as they beat France twice in Bordeaux as they close in on their Olympic qualifiers.

Big guns Clontarf, Avoca and Railway all prevail in Leinster Division One

Big guns Clontarf, Avoca and Railway all prevail in Leinster Division One

September 29, 2019 | 648 views | Leave a comment

Preseason favourites Clontarf, Avoca and Railway Union all ran up high scores in men’s Leinster Division One to make it two wins from two in the competition thus far.

Pembroke, UCD and Alex through in goalfest as Trinity go 50 unbeaten in Leinster

Pembroke, UCD and Alex through in goalfest as Trinity go 50 unbeaten in Leinster

September 29, 2019 | 615 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke, UCD and Old Alex all ran up high-scoring wins as the three women’s Irish Senior Cup ties provided 25 goals, a tasty starter for the season ahead.

Garvey and UCD set the pace in men’s EYHL goal-fest

Garvey and UCD set the pace in men’s EYHL goal-fest

September 29, 2019 | 717 views | Leave a comment

A mammoth 37 goals in five men’s EY Hockey League games marked an explosive day two of the competition with Lisnagarvey, Three Rock Rovers, UCD and Pembroke cashing in.

Saturday round-up – September 28

Saturday round-up – September 28

September 28, 2019 | 1,040 views | Leave a comment

Men  EY Hockey League: Annadale 1 (C Tremlett) Lisnagarvey 10 (D Nelson 3, A Williamson 3, B Nelson 2, T Chambers, O Kidd); Banbridge 2 (B McCandless, Ph Brown) Three Rock Rovers 5 (B Walker 2, J Hosking, S Grace); Corinthian 1 (I Stewart) Monkstown 1 (R Nichols); Pembroke 6 (A Sothern 2, R McCollum […]

Ireland beat China as Green Army qualifier ticket details released

Ireland beat China as Green Army qualifier ticket details released

September 28, 2019 | 502 views | Leave a comment

Ireland won their series against China with two wins from two of the formally capped matches at Belfield this week.

The season starts here: Munster’s women ready to roll

The season starts here: Munster’s women ready to roll

September 27, 2019 | 212 views | Leave a comment

Munster’s women’s Division One tips off this weekend with seven teams battling for the title following Catholic Institute’s promotion to the EYHL.

UCD face test of credentials in men’s EYHL

UCD face test of credentials in men’s EYHL

September 27, 2019 | 490 views | Leave a comment

UCD’s credentials face a double test on the second weekend of the men’s EY Hockey League with Dublin derbies against YMCA and Glenanne.

The season starts here: Irish Senior Cup raises curtain on new women’s season

The season starts here: Irish Senior Cup raises curtain on new women’s season

September 27, 2019 | 934 views | Leave a comment

The curtain on the women’s national stage tentatively raises this weekend with three Irish Senior Cup ties on the agenda as the EYHL lies in wait in mid-November.

The season starts here: Leinster women’s Division One race gets underway

The season starts here: Leinster women’s Division One race gets underway

September 27, 2019 | 888 views | Leave a comment

Trinity, Monkstown and Corinthian played out a thrilling three-way battle for the Leinster Division One title with the students eventually prevailing following an immaculate unbeaten season.

Newpark and KH earn ticket to All-Ireland Schools Championships

Newpark and KH earn ticket to All-Ireland Schools Championships

September 26, 2019 | 339 views | Leave a comment

Newpark Comprehensive and King’s Hospital qualified for the All-Ireland Schools following Wednesday’s qualifiers, joining Wesley, St Andrew’s and High School.

Tumilty makes several changes as Caruth and McKee return

Tumilty makes several changes as Caruth and McKee return

September 26, 2019 | 852 views | Leave a comment

Mark Tumilty has made several changes to the Irish men’s squad for their two-match series with France next week, his first games in charge since taking on the coaching reins for the Olympic qualifying campaign. Crucially, the squad looks to have a more attacking outlook with Peter Caruth and Jonny McKee getting their first inclusions […]

Rathgar strike late to win six-goal thriller with Trinity

Rathgar strike late to win six-goal thriller with Trinity

September 24, 2019 | 722 views | Leave a comment

Rathgar struck twice late on to earn the spoils from the closest run tie of men’s Leinster Division One’s opening round against Dublin University. Two goals in the last 10 minutes saw them prevail 4-2 to give them a strong start to the campaign. Gar took an early lead when they won the ball high […]

Ulster do the girls interpro double

Ulster do the girls interpro double

September 23, 2019 | 1,058 views | Leave a comment

Ulster did the girls interprovincial double as both their Under-18 and 16s produced unbeaten records to win their respective titles.

Ireland run-up lively win over China as O’Flanagan returns and Tice and Wilson hit 100

Ireland run-up lively win over China as O’Flanagan returns and Tice and Wilson hit 100

September 22, 2019 | 516 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women ran up a lively 4-2 victory over China on Sunday evening at Belfield as they ramp up their preparations for November’s Olympic qualifying ties against Canada.

UCD set out impressive stall as Garvey hit Pembroke for six

UCD set out impressive stall as Garvey hit Pembroke for six

September 22, 2019 | 1,186 views | Leave a comment

Newly promoted UCD got the better of Three Rock; Lisnagarvey hit Pembroke for six; Brownlow strikes late for 3-2 win over YM; Corinthian draw with Annadale while Town tie with Bann

Saturday round-up – September 21

Saturday round-up – September 21

September 21, 2019 | 1,440 views | Leave a comment

UCD defeated Three Rock on their return to the EYHL; Glenanne struck late on while Garvey made a major statement; check out all the key results from the EYHL, Leinster Division One and the interpros

Umpires get Specialist support of new Adidas equipment

Umpires get Specialist support of new Adidas equipment

September 20, 2019 | 243 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Hockey Umpires Association (IHUA) is delighted to announce that it has signed an exciting clothing partnership with Specialist Sports Limited, the exclusive distributor for Adidas hockey equipment in the UK and Ireland.

The season starts here: Munster’s runners and riders assemble

The season starts here: Munster’s runners and riders assemble

September 20, 2019 | 502 views | Leave a comment

Munster hockey’s biggest derby returns for the first time in four seasons as Cork C of I and Harlequins face off on the opening day of men’s Division One on Saturday. We look forward to the new season

Garryduff hosts girls Under-18 and 16 intepro series

Garryduff hosts girls Under-18 and 16 intepro series

September 20, 2019 | 566 views | Leave a comment

Garryduff is the venue as Munster plays host for the girls Under-18 and 16 interpros this weekend with three days, 10 teams and 20 matches to savour.

The season starts here: all the movers and shakers in the men’s EYHL

The season starts here: all the movers and shakers in the men’s EYHL

September 20, 2019 | 1,474 views | Leave a comment

The men’s EY Hockey League is back with a bang after a busy summer with plenty of high profile players and coaches making moves around the island and beyond.

The season starts here: Railway, Tarf and Avoca the main contenders in fresh-look Division One

The season starts here: Railway, Tarf and Avoca the main contenders in fresh-look Division One

September 19, 2019 | 1,131 views | Leave a comment

With Corinthian and UCD promoted, the battle for Leinster Division One supremacy will take on a very different hue this season with the jostling for EYHL and EYHL2 place set to be a fascinating one.

Pels and Hockey Ireland grasping unique chance to promote the sport with ambitious qualifiers project

Pels and Hockey Ireland grasping unique chance to promote the sport with ambitious qualifiers project

September 19, 2019 | 255 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland CEO Jerome Pels says the sport is grasping a “unique set of circumstances” at the launch of the ambitious project to host November’s Olympic qualifiers at Energia Park in Donnybrook.

Raw materials there to make major Olympic push, says new boss Tumilty

Raw materials there to make major Olympic push, says new boss Tumilty

September 19, 2019 | 377 views | Leave a comment

New coach Mark Tumilty says it is crucial to get the Irish men’s side back playing with a smile on their face for the helter-skelter six-week preparation phase for the Olympic qualifiers in west Vancouver against Canada.

EY confirm continued support for top tier competitions

EY confirm continued support for top tier competitions

September 17, 2019 | 235 views | Leave a comment

EY Ireland announced it will continue its sponsorship of Hockey Ireland’s highest level of domestic competition – the EY Hockey League – for a further three years.

Final preparations in place for Olympic qualifiers for both sides as China visit Dublin this weekend

Final preparations in place for Olympic qualifiers for both sides as China visit Dublin this weekend

September 17, 2019 | 525 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men are to play recently-crowned European and reigning world champions Belgium in an away international next month after two games with France in Bordeaux to prepare for their upcoming Olympic qualifying double-header with Canada in Vancouver

UCD open upgraded bright blue Belfield pitch

UCD open upgraded bright blue Belfield pitch

September 17, 2019 | 700 views | Leave a comment

UCD opened their upgraded Belfield pitch this week as the club looks forward to a busy season with both the men’s and women’s first teams prepare for EYHL campaigns. The works took place over the summer and saw the pitch re-levelled, re-carpeted and a new floodlighting system and fence installed bringing the stadium up to […]