Saturday round-up – December 1

Saturday round-up – December 1

December 1, 2018 | 688 views | Leave a comment

Annadale snatched a late win over Cork C of I in the men’s EYHL; the women’s ISC saw most of the big guns prevail; here’s the Saturday round-up

Ballymoney and Elks can potentially draw on World Cup stars

Ballymoney and Elks can potentially draw on World Cup stars

December 1, 2018 | 622 views | Leave a comment

A change in the Irish Senior Cup rules means both Ballymoney and Ulster Elks can potentially add extra star quality to their line-ups for their second round dates.

Railway look to stay on track with third win in five days

Railway look to stay on track with third win in five days

November 30, 2018 | 369 views | Leave a comment

The final weekend of men’s national club outdoor competition sees a key battle at the bottom of the EYHL while the scramble for EYHL Division 2 playoff places reaches the halfway point.

O’Donoghue equals record but Australia edge home

O’Donoghue equals record but Australia edge home

November 30, 2018 | 414 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue’s record equaling 93rd international goal was not quite enough as Ireland made life incredibly awkward for the world number one side but ultimately fell to a 2-1 defeat.

Shane does not have to look far for World Cup inspiration

Shane does not have to look far for World Cup inspiration

November 30, 2018 | 179 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue says he does not have to look too far to draw inspiration as he looks forward to the Hockey World Cup in India this week, getting underway on Friday against reigning champions Australia.

Batch wary of Irish threat of “causing an upset”

Batch wary of Irish threat of “causing an upset”

November 30, 2018 | 126 views | Leave a comment

Australia coach Colin Batch says his side won’t be underestimating world number 10 Ireland in their opening game of the 2018 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar.

Harte of Mumbai getting ready for World Cup cauldron

Harte of Mumbai getting ready for World Cup cauldron

November 30, 2018 | 135 views | Leave a comment

While David Harte is by a distance Ireland’s most high profile men’s hockey player, there is the distinct possibility he is far more recognised in India than on home soil.

Byrne fires Newbridge to second straight Senior Premier win

Byrne fires Newbridge to second straight Senior Premier win

November 30, 2018 | 577 views | Leave a comment

Newbridge College continued their perfect start in the Leinster Schoolgirls Premier League Section A as they came out on top in a very close encounter in Kildare 2-1 against Hold Child Killiney.

Men’s World Cup – Ireland by the numbers

Men’s World Cup – Ireland by the numbers

November 26, 2018 | 1,096 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men start their World Cup campaign on Friday at 11.30am (Irish time) on Friday against Australia; find out a bit more about the team by the numbers

Mullan calls on Irish businesses to employ international players

Mullan calls on Irish businesses to employ international players

November 26, 2018 | 450 views | Leave a comment

Ireland captain Katie Mullan has urged businesses around the country to consider employing international players to allow them to combine sport and work as they prepare for the Olympic qualifying campaign, writes John Flack.

Rathgar make big leap with back-to-back wins

Rathgar make big leap with back-to-back wins

November 26, 2018 | 528 views | Leave a comment

After six games without a win, Rathgar have suddenly jumped to seven points with two wins in four days to launch themselves away from the bottom rung of Leinster Division One.

Insta the sole 100% record still standing in EYHL2

Insta the sole 100% record still standing in EYHL2

November 25, 2018 | 349 views | Leave a comment

Christine O’Shea’s 20th minute goal saw Limerick’s Catholic Institute end the weekend as the only side in the women’s EY Hockey League with a 100% record of the four that existed on Friday.

Kilkeel fly the regional flag as they knock out YM

Kilkeel fly the regional flag as they knock out YM

November 25, 2018 | 610 views | Leave a comment

Kilkeel will be the one regional league side in the men’s Irish Senior Cup draw as they knocked out YMCA with a 2-1 success at Macauley Park.

Speers cuts loose to send Pegasus clear at the top over Christmas

Speers cuts loose to send Pegasus clear at the top over Christmas

November 25, 2018 | 711 views | Leave a comment

Pegasus will hold a two-point advantage at the head of the women’s EY Hockey League until February as their late 3-1 win over Muckross saw them steal a march on rivals Loreto; Cork Quins also made a key move with victory over UCD

Saturday round-up – November 24

Saturday round-up – November 24

November 24, 2018 | 1,129 views | Leave a comment

Pegasus moved clear of Loreto at the head of the women’s EYHL as draws abounded; Kilkeel beat EYHL opposition as Cork C of I survived a scare at Garryduff; here’s the Saturday round-up

Christmas number one spot up for grabs as women’s EYHL reaches final weekend of 2018

Christmas number one spot up for grabs as women’s EYHL reaches final weekend of 2018

November 23, 2018 | 457 views | Leave a comment

Who takes the Christmas women’s EY Hockey League number one spot will be determined over the weekend with Loreto and Pegasus continuing their tussle.

Eight EYHL sides make their ISC entrance against regional contenders

Eight EYHL sides make their ISC entrance against regional contenders

November 23, 2018 | 495 views | Leave a comment

Eight EY Hockey League teams will make their entry to the Irish Senior Cup in the rejigged format this weekend against six regional contenders, bidding to join Glenanne in the last eight.

Tumilty hails Bann young guns as they reach Kirk Cup final

Tumilty hails Bann young guns as they reach Kirk Cup final

November 21, 2018 | 382 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge coach Mark Tumilty hailed his young guns, who came from a goal down to book their place in the St Stephen’s Day Cup final with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Lisnagarvey on Sunday in Belfast

Shaw names first panel since World Cup silver medal heroics

Shaw names first panel since World Cup silver medal heroics

November 20, 2018 | 981 views | Leave a comment

The Green Army will travel to Valencia next weekend for a five-day training camp with an extended panel of 28 where they will play three uncapped matches against Spain.

Portrane and Rathgar split difference in 10-goal rollercoaster

Portrane and Rathgar split difference in 10-goal rollercoaster

November 20, 2018 | 537 views | Leave a comment

Portrane and Rathgar shared a crazy 5-5 draw at the High School as both sides blew good leads and produced big comebacks before settling for the final score in one of the highlights of men’s Leinster Division One.

Ireland end World Cup prep with 7-1 Dutch defeat

Ireland end World Cup prep with 7-1 Dutch defeat

November 20, 2018 | 156 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men finished their World Cup preparations with a rough 7-1 loss to the Netherlands in Amstelveen with five goals coming in the last 18 minutes.

Corinthian and Trinity draw to breach both their perfect runs

Corinthian and Trinity draw to breach both their perfect runs

November 19, 2018 | 355 views | Leave a comment

Corinthian became the first team to breach the Trinity defence in Leinster Division One but it was not enough to maintain their perfect start as a 1-1 draw punctured both those records on Sunday.

Pembroke produce stunning comeback from 3-0 against YM

Pembroke produce stunning comeback from 3-0 against YM

November 18, 2018 | 640 views | Leave a comment

In a season packed with them already, Pembroke produced their biggest one yet as they came from 3-0 to beat YMCA 5-3 at Serpentine Avenue, scoring four times in the last 14 minutes.

Loreto and Pegasus extend lead at head of women’s EYHL

Loreto and Pegasus extend lead at head of women’s EYHL

November 18, 2018 | 563 views | Leave a comment

Loreto and Pegasus extended their advantage over the chasers with impressive wins on Saturday on day seven of the women’s EY Hockey League; UCD drew while Pembroke and Cork Harlequins made strong moves up the table

Saturday round-up – November 17

Saturday round-up – November 17

November 17, 2018 | 1,035 views | Leave a comment

Loreto and Pegasus extended their advantage over the table with wins in the women’s EYHL; Pembroke produced another stunning comeback in men’s EYHL while Glenanne march on in the ISC; here’s the round-up

Loreto face big test from Belfast Quins on key EYHL weekend

Loreto face big test from Belfast Quins on key EYHL weekend

November 16, 2018 | 403 views | Leave a comment

A full boat of women’s EY Hockey League and a series of key games in Leinster Division One mark a great weekend of action with plenty of movement on the cards

Pembroke eye share of top as Glens and Town showdown in ISC

Pembroke eye share of top as Glens and Town showdown in ISC

November 16, 2018 | 343 views | Leave a comment

With Ireland’s senior men concluding their World Cup warm-up programme on Monday in the Netherlands, there is another limited series of top-line matches on offer.

Loreto Foxrock continue perfect run in league and cup

Loreto Foxrock continue perfect run in league and cup

November 16, 2018 | 348 views | Leave a comment

Lauren Tracey’s single goal saw Loreto Foxrock score a key win in Section B of the Leinster schoolgirls Senior Premier League, continuing their perfect start to the campaign.

Brown enjoying new challenge at East Grinstead

Brown enjoying new challenge at East Grinstead

November 14, 2018 | 380 views | Leave a comment

Chloe Brown is thoroughly enjoying her first season in the English Premiership and, if all goes to plan, she hopes to extend her stay, having moved from Ards to East Grinstead over the summer, writes John Flack.

38 Irish hockey projects apply for sports capital grants

38 Irish hockey projects apply for sports capital grants

November 14, 2018 | 932 views | Leave a comment

Thirty-eight Irish hockey projects have applied for over €2,000,000 in the 2018 round of sports capital grants with the hope of an improved return from the government initiative.

Corinthian five from five as Trinity move into second

Corinthian five from five as Trinity move into second

November 13, 2018 | 470 views | Leave a comment

Nicola Torrans’ goal gave Corinthian the first piece of daylight at the top of the women’s Leinster Division One table as they made it five wins from five with a 1-0 success against Glenanne.

Avoca off the mark in Leinster to rise off the bottom

Avoca off the mark in Leinster to rise off the bottom

November 12, 2018 | 496 views | Leave a comment

Avoca got their men’s Leinster Division One season up and running with a fine 4-2 win over Kilkenny at Blackrock, lifting them off the bottom of the table; UCD stay top with Corinthian a point back in second

Pembroke land yet another comeback victory as Glens go top

Pembroke land yet another comeback victory as Glens go top

November 11, 2018 | 592 views | Leave a comment

With Ireland’s senior men in Belgium continuing their World Cup preparations, just two men’s EY Hockey League matches were on the agenda with Glenanne and Pembroke making big moves.

Doherty puts Pegs back on winning track; Loreto keep pace and UCD and Railway land key results

Doherty puts Pegs back on winning track; Loreto keep pace and UCD and Railway land key results

November 11, 2018 | 711 views | Leave a comment

All the reports, videos and reaction from day six of the women’s EYHL as Loreto and Pegasus made it five wins from six; UCD moved back into third place while Railway got an important win to move away from the bottom spaces

Saturday round-up – November 10

Saturday round-up – November 10

November 11, 2018 | 834 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne moved top of men’s EYHL; Loreto and Pegasus stay locked at top of the women’s EYHL; here are all the key results from across those competitions, Leinster and Munster Division One as well as the IHC and IJC

Belgium get the better of Ireland in latest test match

Belgium get the better of Ireland in latest test match

November 10, 2018 | 79 views | Leave a comment

Ireland fell to a 4-1 defeat to world number three side Belgium at White Star’s Evere venue in their penultimate warm-up before the World Cup.

EYHL – week seven highlights

EYHL – week seven highlights

November 9, 2018 | 361 views | Leave a comment

Check out the highlights from week seven of the EYHL featuring a full round of women’s matches when Loreto moved top while there were two men’s EYHL games on the agenda, too

Glenanne have chance to go top in truncated EYHL schedule

Glenanne have chance to go top in truncated EYHL schedule

November 9, 2018 | 276 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne have the chance to move into first place when they host Annadale at St Andrew’s in one of just two men’s EY Hockey League ties on the agenda.

Belfast Quins jump up into top three in EYHL

Belfast Quins jump up into top three in EYHL

November 9, 2018 | 445 views | Leave a comment

Belfast Harlequins moved into the top three on Wednesday night in their game brought forward from the weekend against Ards, putting them within one point of the leading duo.

Bell putting in the extra hours to continue Green Machine lifestyle

Bell putting in the extra hours to continue Green Machine lifestyle

November 8, 2018 | 810 views | Leave a comment

Jonny Bell says he has worked all the hours available over the last year to put him in position to continue being part of the Green Machine’s World Cup challenge.

Harte’s fractured World Cup dream takes dramatic turn for the better

Harte’s fractured World Cup dream takes dramatic turn for the better

November 8, 2018 | 817 views | Leave a comment

David Harte looks set to win his battle to be fit in time for the men’s Hockey World Cup following a dramatic improvement in diagnosis on Thursday morning.

Ireland’s women line-up Spanish and Chilean training camps

Ireland’s women line-up Spanish and Chilean training camps

November 7, 2018 | 625 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women will play their first internationals since their World Cup odyssey in Spain next month as part of the build-up to next year’s first stage of the Olympic qualifying process, writes John Flack.

Opportunity knocks for Kilkenny and Clontarf in Neville Cup

Opportunity knocks for Kilkenny and Clontarf in Neville Cup

November 5, 2018 | 807 views | Leave a comment

The Neville Cup will see a couple of novel semi-final match-ups as the new registrations rules have served up plenty of opportunity for Leinster Division One sides as EYHL sides tumbled out on Sunday.

Naas claim first win in Leinster Division One

Naas claim first win in Leinster Division One

November 5, 2018 | 404 views | Leave a comment

Naas claimed their first ever Leinster Division One victory on Saturday as they beat Genesis 2-0 at Caragh Road, marking a famous day for the club.

Queen’s, Monkstown and Insta stay 100% in EYHL2

Queen’s, Monkstown and Insta stay 100% in EYHL2

November 4, 2018 | 525 views | Leave a comment

Queens, Monkstown and Catholic Institute all continued their winning ways in women’s EYHL2 while UCC got off the mark; here’s the day three round-up

Loreto land marquee win in Belfast to move into share of first

Loreto land marquee win in Belfast to move into share of first

November 4, 2018 | 869 views | Leave a comment

Loreto moved into a share of the lead with victory at Pegasus; UCD are third with Old Alex, Pembroke and Cork Harlequins all making positive moves on week five of the women’s EYHL

Ireland close Valencia Four Nations with shoot-out win over England

Ireland close Valencia Four Nations with shoot-out win over England

November 4, 2018 | 600 views | Leave a comment

Ireland finished off a gruelling five games in seven days in Valencia on a high with a shoot-out win over England to finish third in their Four Nations World Cup warm-up tournament.

UCD score key result in Bandon; reds on fire in Pool 2

UCD score key result in Bandon; reds on fire in Pool 2

November 4, 2018 | 391 views | Leave a comment

UCD got a crucial away win at Bandon in men’s EYHL2, keeping them top alongside Railway Union in Pool 1; Corinthian recorded a thumping 5-2 win over Inst while Kilkeel won at UCC

Glens salvage point against YM; draw-masters C of I tie with Cookstown

Glens salvage point against YM; draw-masters C of I tie with Cookstown

November 4, 2018 | 530 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne fought back three times to keep up their unbeaten record, denying YMCA their first win in the men’s EY Hockey League; Cork C of I, meanwhile, shared the spoils with Cookstown

Saturday round-up – November 3

Saturday round-up – November 3

November 3, 2018 | 786 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne fought back three times to keep their unbeaten run going; draw masters Cork C of I tied with Cookstown; Cork Quins won at Railway; here’s Saturday’s key results