Pro Series Indoor (PSi) to revolutionise indoor hockey in Ireland

Pro Series Indoor (PSi) to revolutionise indoor hockey in Ireland

December 9, 2017 | 1,788 views | Leave a comment

Pro Series Indoor (PSi) is set to revolutionise indoor hockey in Ireland in the new year with the introduction of their groundbreaking format to the country following 11 years of epic events in South Africa.

Stunning second half salvo sees Ireland beat world number fives

Stunning second half salvo sees Ireland beat world number fives

May 19, 2018 | 801 views | Leave a comment

Two stunning goals in the first three minutes of the second half saw Ireland beat Germany 2-1 at Serpentine Avenue, taking the laurels from their two-game series with the world number five side into the bargain.

Monkstown fightback gives theirs and Irish hopes huge boost in Euro Trophy

Monkstown fightback gives theirs and Irish hopes huge boost in Euro Trophy

May 19, 2018 | 470 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown gave theirs – and Irish hockey’s – hopes of avoiding relegation to the third tier of women’s European club competition a massive boost as they came from behind to beat France’s Lille.

Ireland and Germany share spoils in first test at Pembroke

Ireland and Germany share spoils in first test at Pembroke

May 18, 2018 | 459 views | Leave a comment

Ireland picked off a strong 1-1 draw against world number five side Germany at Serpentine Avenue in front of a healthy crowd in the first of their two tests.

UCD unstuck by Mannheim in London; Town fall to Russians on opening day

UCD unstuck by Mannheim in London; Town fall to Russians on opening day

May 18, 2018 | 420 views | Leave a comment

UCD endured an agonising near miss against Mannheimer in the fifth to eighth place playoffs at the Euro Club Cup; Hermes-Monkstown fell 3-0 to Russian opposition on day one of the Trophy

Monkstown’s confidence on the rise for Euro Trophy bid

Monkstown’s confidence on the rise for Euro Trophy bid

May 18, 2018 | 357 views | Leave a comment

Hermes-Monkstown coach Gareth Watkins says the confidence gleaned from the closing six weeks of the Irish season will give his side a big boost going into the EuroHockey Club Trophy this weekend on home turf.

German visit begins summer series with a bang

German visit begins summer series with a bang

May 16, 2018 | 529 views | Leave a comment

An international summer of over 80 matches at each level tips off in earnest with perhaps the biggest of the challenge matches on offer starting things off with Germany’s men coming to Pembroke on Friday and Saturday.

UCD face toughest possible draw in Euro Cup

UCD face toughest possible draw in Euro Cup

May 16, 2018 | 423 views | Leave a comment

UCD start their EuroHockey Club Cup challenge on Thursday afternoon with one of the toughest possible draws, taking on Dutch giants AH&BC Amsterdam in Surbiton in the quarter-final stage.

Brown snapped up by East Grinstead to aid indoor and outdoor ambition

Brown snapped up by East Grinstead to aid indoor and outdoor ambition

May 16, 2018 | 1,009 views | Leave a comment

Surprisingly not included in Ireland’s 29-strong World Cup training panel, Chloe Brown is clearly well-regarded by leading English Premiership side East Grinstead, writes John Flack.

EY Champions Trophy – full weekend highlights

EY Champions Trophy – full weekend highlights

May 11, 2018 | 484 views | Leave a comment

KH Productions captured all the action from the EY Champions Trophy along with interviews with the key players; enjoy their half-hour production from the event

Inspirational Roots Go Deep book launches in Galway

Inspirational Roots Go Deep book launches in Galway

May 9, 2018 | 370 views | Leave a comment

Brenda Flannery’s “Roots Go Deep” book formally launched last week in Galway at the Jes school which first provided its inspiration.

Four-star Cookstown stay up with win over Bangor

Four-star Cookstown stay up with win over Bangor

May 7, 2018 | 545 views | Leave a comment

Cookstown secured their place in the top flight of Irish hockey with a strong performance against brave Bangor on Sunday at Shawsbridge.

Hosking pounces as Rovers retain EY Champions Trophy with yet more last minute drama

Hosking pounces as Rovers retain EY Champions Trophy with yet more last minute drama

May 6, 2018 | 795 views | Leave a comment

Jody Hosking scored a dramatic winner 48 seconds from time to see Three Rock Rovers retain the EY Champions Trophy title at Grange Road in front of their home support, capping an incredible season for the Rathfarnham club.

Loreto’s perfect corner routines pay dividends in first Champions Trophy success

Loreto’s perfect corner routines pay dividends in first Champions Trophy success

May 6, 2018 | 686 views | Leave a comment

Loreto produced another superb tactical performance to earn the EY Champions Trophy for the first time, coming back from a goal down to defeat Cork Harlequins at Grange Road, Rathfarnham in the searing heat

Alex grind out promotion to the EYHL at Trinity’s expense

Alex grind out promotion to the EYHL at Trinity’s expense

May 6, 2018 | 639 views | Leave a comment

Old Alex claimed the final spot in the EY Hockey League for 2018/19 as they ground out a 2-1 win over Trinity at Grange Road in the promotion/relegation playoff.

EY Champions Trophy Live – May 6

EY Champions Trophy Live – May 6

May 6, 2018 | 2,209 views | Leave a comment

The EY Champions Trophy will be broadcast live via the Hockey Ireland Youtube channel which you can view live here throughout the weekend

Madeley’s last second magic keeps Rovers retention hopes in tact

Madeley’s last second magic keeps Rovers retention hopes in tact

May 5, 2018 | 592 views | Leave a comment

Luke Madeley fired home a final hooter penalty corner to put Three Rock Rovers into the EY Champions Trophy final and into Europe – by virtue of Glenanne’s win – as they keep their hopes alive of retaining the title.

Glenanne counter strikes shoot down Pembroke

Glenanne counter strikes shoot down Pembroke

May 5, 2018 | 460 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne produced some glorious counter-attacking hockey to pick off Pembroke who were left to rue their own profligacy in front of goal in the first of the men’s EY Champions Trophy semi-finals.

Mighty Quins hold nerve to reach EY Champs Trophy final

Mighty Quins hold nerve to reach EY Champs Trophy final

May 5, 2018 | 360 views | Leave a comment

Cork Harlequins held their nerve in the shoot-out series to beat Pegasus 3-1 after a hotly contested 2-2 draw in normal time in the Rathfarnham heat, setting up a Sunday final date with Loreto for the EY Champions Trophy at 2.30pm.

Loreto hit tactical perfection to knock out UCD

Loreto hit tactical perfection to knock out UCD

May 5, 2018 | 558 views | Leave a comment

Loreto produced the perfect tactical performance to end UCD’s bid for a second successive national treble as Ali Meeke’s tenacious 14th minute goal proved critical in the first semi-final at Grange Road.

FIH launch Hockey Series as Ireland get ready for over 80 international ties in 2018

FIH launch Hockey Series as Ireland get ready for over 80 international ties in 2018

May 4, 2018 | 475 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men and women will skip through to the second phase of the new Olympic and World Cup process which the FIH formally launched this week, entitled the Hockey Series.

Glenanne head up Leinster trio for men’s EYHL finale

Glenanne head up Leinster trio for men’s EYHL finale

May 4, 2018 | 553 views | Leave a comment

Leinster trio Glenanne, Pembroke and Three Rock Rovers will dice with Lisnagarvey for the men’s EY Champions Trophy title and the number one European spot from this season.

UCD the side to beat on women’s EYHL finals weekend

UCD the side to beat on women’s EYHL finals weekend

May 4, 2018 | 442 views | Leave a comment

The Irish hockey season reaches its climax at Grange Road, Rathfarnham, this weekend with the EY Champions Trophy, the competition that will decide both the women’s and men’s national champion for the 2017/18 season.

Portrane back in Division One for first time in 20 years

Portrane back in Division One for first time in 20 years

May 3, 2018 | 405 views | Leave a comment

Portrane produced a blistering start last Saturday en route to a 9-2 win over Weston in a Division 1/2 playoff, earning their place in the top tier in Leinster for the first time since 1998.

Eugene F Collins to sponsor Irish underage girls teams

Eugene F Collins to sponsor Irish underage girls teams

May 3, 2018 | 217 views | Leave a comment

Eugene F Collins, one of Ireland’s leading law firms, announced its sponsorship of Ireland’s U-16, U-18 and U-21 girls’ teams for the next 12 months.

Muckross magic to return to Irish hockey’s top table

Muckross magic to return to Irish hockey’s top table

April 30, 2018 | 734 views | Leave a comment

Muckross’s meteoric rise back up the ranks hit another new high note as they won the women’s EY Hockey League provincial playoffs at the Mardyke, going unbeaten through the weekend

YMCA’s heart-stopping rolller-coaster eventually ends with EYHL promotion

YMCA’s heart-stopping rolller-coaster eventually ends with EYHL promotion

April 29, 2018 | 457 views | Leave a comment

YMCA produced a suitably mad-cap finish to their men’s EY Hockey League promotion journey, contriving to blow a 4-1 lead in the last nine minutes before beating Bangor in a shoot-out

Loreto nick final Champs Trophy spot as Hermes-Monkstown go down fighting

Loreto nick final Champs Trophy spot as Hermes-Monkstown go down fighting

April 29, 2018 | 690 views | Leave a comment

Loreto picked up four points from a possible six to nick the last EY Champions Trophy spot from under the nose Railway Union; Pembroke won for safety, Trinity go into the playoff and Hermes-Monkstown go down

Pembroke pin down playoff place as Railway relegated

Pembroke pin down playoff place as Railway relegated

April 29, 2018 | 686 views | Leave a comment

On the final day of the men’s EYHL, Pembroke nabbed the fourth and final EY Champions Trophy ticket; Railway were relegated, leaving Cookstown to contest the relegation playoff next week against Bangor

Saturday round-up – April 28

Saturday round-up – April 28

April 28, 2018 | 1,217 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke men took the men’s EY Champions Trophy spot while Railway were relegated; the women’s Champs Trophy spot goes down to Sunday while Hermes-Monkstown go down; here’s the results

Top and bottom playoff places all up for grabs on final day of EYHL

Top and bottom playoff places all up for grabs on final day of EYHL

April 27, 2018 | 1,034 views | Leave a comment

The battle for the final EY Champions Trophy place and the division of the relegation playoff and automatic relegation spot are the chief points of interest across the final EY Hockey League weekend of the 2017/18 season.

High School and Loreto Dalkey enjoy tour to remember

High School and Loreto Dalkey enjoy tour to remember

April 27, 2018 | 240 views | Leave a comment

The High School and Loreto Dalkey took in a Euro Hockey League weekend to remember earlier this month, taking on local Dutch sides in Rotterdam as well as taking in some of the world’s best club hockey.

UCD in seventh heaven with yet another title retained

UCD in seventh heaven with yet another title retained

April 22, 2018 | 603 views | Leave a comment

Needing just a point from their final two games, UCD won the women’s EY Hockey League in emphatic fashion, storming to a 7-1 win at Ards to put themselves out of range of Cork Harlequins.

Sothern’s super six sees Pembroke steal a march in the EY Champions Trophy race

Sothern’s super six sees Pembroke steal a march in the EY Champions Trophy race

April 22, 2018 | 762 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke moved back into fourth with two big wins over the bottom two, taking pole position ahead of Monkstown and Banbridge in the EY Champions Trophy playoff chase

Saturday round-up – April 21

Saturday round-up – April 21

April 21, 2018 | 830 views | Leave a comment

UCD soared to victory at Ards to confirm they will retain the women’s EY Hockey League; the race for the fourth men’s EY Champions Trophy place remains hot as Monkstown, Pembroke and Banbridge all won

Hockey Ireland forced to switch venues as Bann contractor goes into administration

Hockey Ireland forced to switch venues as Bann contractor goes into administration

April 20, 2018 | 1,323 views | Leave a comment

Crawford Group going into administration has led to the switch of the EY Champions Trophy from Banbridge’s Havelock Park to Grange Road just three weeks ahead of the annual finals weekend.

Hockey Ireland plans to field indoor international team for first time in 30 years

Hockey Ireland plans to field indoor international team for first time in 30 years

April 17, 2018 | 542 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland plans to field its first indoor international teams in 30 years, announcing they will look to reintroduce the code in time for the European Championships in January 2020.

Alex clean sweep secures wildcard ticket to Cork

Alex clean sweep secures wildcard ticket to Cork

April 16, 2018 | 635 views | Leave a comment

Old Alex made full use of home advantage in the women’s EYHL wildcard playoffs as they secured four wins without conceding in Milltown.

Kelso touch puts Inst into second EYHL promotion phase

Kelso touch puts Inst into second EYHL promotion phase

April 16, 2018 | 712 views | Leave a comment

Instonians took top spot from the men’s EY Hockey League Wildcard playoffs as a late equaliser against Corinthian and a second half winner over UCD keeps alive their chances of a return to the EYHL.

Glens fast start ends 23-year wait in a perfect weekend

Glens fast start ends 23-year wait in a perfect weekend

April 15, 2018 | 266 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne produced an excellent first half performance to win the men’s Irish Junior Cup for the third time, ending a 23-year wait to win back the trophy, making it one of the biggest weekend’s in their club history.

UCD one point away from EYHL title retention

UCD one point away from EYHL title retention

April 15, 2018 | 564 views | Leave a comment

UCD moved another big step closer to retaining the women’s EY Hockey League as their 5-0 win over Hermes-Monkstown in tandem with Cork Harlequins draw against Railway Union leaves nine points between the sides.

Glenanne produce crowning comeback win at Lisnagarvey

Glenanne produce crowning comeback win at Lisnagarvey

April 15, 2018 | 763 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne produced an immaculate comeback from 2-0 down to beat Lisnagarvey at Comber Road to get the win they needed against their nearest rivals, claiming the EY Hockey League and a spot in Europe into the bargain.

Saturday round-up – April 14

Saturday round-up – April 14

April 14, 2018 | 1,282 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne won the men’s EYHL with a brilliant second half comeback to beat Lisnagarvey; UCD and Instonians lead the men’s playoffs after day one while Catholic Institute and Old Alex have two from two in the women’s

Grand Masters squads named for Celtic Cup series

Grand Masters squads named for Celtic Cup series

April 14, 2018 | 512 views | Leave a comment

The Ireland Grand Masters Squads have been announced for the Celtic Cup Tournament in Lille, France (on 20th-22nd April 2018) at the Polo Hockey Club.

Glenanne on the precipice of first EYHL title

Glenanne on the precipice of first EYHL title

April 13, 2018 | 464 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne have their first chance to land the men’s EY Hockey League title this Saturday at Comber Road where a win against their nearest rivals would secure glory.

UCD on brink of retaining women’s EY Hockey League

UCD on brink of retaining women’s EY Hockey League

April 13, 2018 | 360 views | Leave a comment

UCD can potentially add the EY Hockey League title on Sunday to the Irish Senior Cup title won last Sunday following a 4-0 midweek win over Pembroke.

Kilkeel and Lurgan the Ulster Premier champions

Kilkeel and Lurgan the Ulster Premier champions

April 11, 2018 | 374 views | Comments (1)

Kilkeel men lifted the Ulster Premier title for the first time in the club’s history following a 3-1 win over Bangor in the title decider on Saturday while Lurgan were subsequently crowned women’s champions on Wednesday night.

Wesley end Senior League season on a High

Wesley end Senior League season on a High

April 11, 2018 | 537 views | Leave a comment

Wesley College’s seniors ended their schoolboys season on a high as they landed the league title with a 5-0 win over High School in the final at Newpark.

Irish third level team sweep to series win over Scotland

Irish third level team sweep to series win over Scotland

April 9, 2018 | 352 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Colleges and Universities teams came away with a set of impressive results from their series with Scotland in Stormont this week; with both the Men’s and Ladies Teams completing a brace of series wins.

Newpark stun Andrew’s to claim All-Ireland ticket

Newpark stun Andrew’s to claim All-Ireland ticket

April 9, 2018 | 345 views | Leave a comment

Newpark Comprehensive produced one of the shocks of the Leinster Schoolboys hockey season as they beat St Andrew’s College in the third/fourth place playoff of the senior league just before the Easter break.

YM win Leinster Division One shoot-out on final day

YM win Leinster Division One shoot-out on final day

April 9, 2018 | 749 views | Leave a comment

YMCA won the men’s Division One shoot-out, winning the Leinster top division for the first time in 37 years as their 10-1 win over Rathgar gave them the crown on goal difference.