Egner’s split loyalties in Irish Hockey Trophy; Munster league preview

Egner’s split loyalties in Irish Hockey Trophy; Munster league preview

October 5, 2018 | 276 views | Leave a comment

Dave Egner will have seriously split loyalties this weekend as Cork Harlequins face UCC; here’s an overview of the Munster men’s Division One teams and their weekend ahead.

Cats get the cream as perfect run keeps rolling

Cats get the cream as perfect run keeps rolling

October 5, 2018 | 564 views | Leave a comment

Kilkenny’s men continued their flying start to Leinster Division One with a 3-1 win over Trinity, backing it up with a midweek 5-1 win over Bray in the Neville Cup, keeping their perfect start rolling.

Rovers run up biggest Irish win in the EHL

Rovers run up biggest Irish win in the EHL

October 5, 2018 | 522 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers produced the biggest win by an Irish club in Euro Hockey League history as they smashed Racing Club de France 6-0, giving them a great shot at reaching the KO16 in Barcelona.

Rovers looking to hit the ground running in Barcelona

Rovers looking to hit the ground running in Barcelona

October 4, 2018 | 443 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers are looking to hit the ground running in Barcelona at EHL ROUND1 after a short run-in of domestic matches in preparation for their games with Racing Club de France and Spain’s Junior FC.

Watkins’s crucial goal on EYHL2 return as NUIG get off the mark

Watkins’s crucial goal on EYHL2 return as NUIG get off the mark

September 30, 2018 | 939 views | Leave a comment

Chloe Watkins made a winning return to Monkstown as her single goal in the 55th minute saw Monkstown beat Lurgan in a high-class tie on the first day of the EY Hockey League Division 2.

Pegasus make opening day statement against new look UCD

Pegasus make opening day statement against new look UCD

September 30, 2018 | 869 views | Leave a comment

Pegasus made a major statement win over UCD on the opening day of the women’s EYHL campaign; Muckross gain point on debut; Belfast Quins, Railway and Loreto win too

Pembroke show character once again to head EYHL table

Pembroke show character once again to head EYHL table

September 30, 2018 | 697 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke produced another strong show of character to beat Monkstown; Bann with another late show; TRR, Lisnagarvey and Glenanne record first wins of the men’s EY campaign

Saturday round-up – September 29

Saturday round-up – September 29

September 29, 2018 | 1,398 views | Leave a comment

It was a busy day across the board with men’s and women’s EYHL ties, the first ever women’s EYHL2 ties as well as Leinster and Munster Division One games; here are all the scores from the day

The season starts here: Women’s EYHL2 to provide bridge between national and regional leagues

The season starts here: Women’s EYHL2 to provide bridge between national and regional leagues

September 29, 2018 | 587 views | Leave a comment

The first women’s EY Hockey League Division 2 tips off this weekend with the new league acting as the route to the top tier while also having the target of bridging the gap between the national and provincial and leagues.

Tumilty looking to add performance to strong opening result

Tumilty looking to add performance to strong opening result

September 28, 2018 | 403 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge coach Mark Tumilty feels there is room for improvement, despite his team’s impressive 4-3 victory over last season’s Champions Trophy winners Three Rock Rovers last weekend.

The season starts here: Women’s Leinster Division One hits the turf

The season starts here: Women’s Leinster Division One hits the turf

September 28, 2018 | 979 views | Leave a comment

Leinster women’s Division One takes on the form of a qualifier for EYHL2 this season with the 10 teams vying for a place in the top three and a chance of moving up to the national stage.

The season starts here: Loreto the ones to catch in women’s EYHL

The season starts here: Loreto the ones to catch in women’s EYHL

September 28, 2018 | 1,497 views | Leave a comment

After a ground-breaking summer for Irish hockey, the World Cup stars have dispersed far and wide ahead of the new women’s club season which gets underway in earnest this weekend.

Ards – Women’s EY Hockey League

Ards – Women’s EY Hockey League

September 27, 2018 | 346 views | Leave a comment

Ards will largely look to promote from within as they look to cover the departures of Linzi Hamilton, Kerri McDonald and their star woman Chloe Brown

Belfast Harlequins – Women’s EY Hockey League

Belfast Harlequins – Women’s EY Hockey League

September 27, 2018 | 324 views | Leave a comment

Belfast Harlequins will look to build on a reasonably upbeat second season in the league since promotion with World Cup stars Lizzie Colvin and Zoe Wilson driving things on.

Cork Harlequins – Women’s EY Hockey League

Cork Harlequins – Women’s EY Hockey League

September 27, 2018 | 430 views | Leave a comment

The team has changed significantly through the loss of a few key players with Roisin Upton returning to her old club in Limerick

Loreto – Women’s EY Hockey League

Loreto – Women’s EY Hockey League

September 27, 2018 | 469 views | Leave a comment

The EY Champions Trophy winners have enjoyed a productive summer with the addition of some rising talent.

Muckross – Women’s EY Hockey League

Muckross – Women’s EY Hockey League

September 27, 2018 | 586 views | Leave a comment

Muckross’s first Leinster Division One after 21 years title sees them in the EY Hockey League for the first time.

Old Alex – Women’s EY Hockey League

Old Alex – Women’s EY Hockey League

September 27, 2018 | 473 views | Leave a comment

Ivan Ovington is back for his third spell at the club having come in to assist at the end of last season, freeing up Lisa Jacob to focus on the playing side.

Pegasus – Women’s EY Hockey League

Pegasus – Women’s EY Hockey League

September 27, 2018 | 341 views | Leave a comment

This year, Greg Thompson heads up the coaching team having been assistant to Ali McNeill – now with Mossley’s men.

Pembroke – Women’s EY Hockey League

Pembroke – Women’s EY Hockey League

September 27, 2018 | 508 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke can look forward to the new season with plenty of optimism with some excellent additions to a panel that already has Gillian Pinder and Emily Beatty

Railway Union – Women’s EY Hockey League

Railway Union – Women’s EY Hockey League

September 27, 2018 | 574 views | Leave a comment

After a summer with a number of players moving in and out of the club, Colm Blennerhassett is looking forward to working with a new group.

UCD – Women’s EY Hockey League

UCD – Women’s EY Hockey League

September 27, 2018 | 608 views | Leave a comment

After a couple of seasons of dominance during the regular season of the EY Hockey League – losing just once in 36 games – UCD are facing into a new season with a major overhaul going on.

Bann link up with SRC for new video highlights package

Bann link up with SRC for new video highlights package

September 27, 2018 | 253 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge have agreed an exciting new partnership with Southern Regional College wth media students at the Banbridge campus producing video highlights of games held at Havelock Park.

Five sides book their tickets to All-Irelands

Five sides book their tickets to All-Irelands

September 27, 2018 | 1,008 views | Leave a comment

Five teams booked their tickets to the All-Ireland Schoolboy Championships on Wednesday afternoon as two Leinster outfits and three Munster schools won out.

Gormley formally ends ground-breaking career, powering the Green Machine

Gormley formally ends ground-breaking career, powering the Green Machine

September 26, 2018 | 598 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton leads the tributes to Ronan Gormley following his incredible career in green, formally retiring after 256 games and 121 with the captain’s armband

The Irish abroad: Tice a big hit down under

The Irish abroad: Tice a big hit down under

September 24, 2018 | 471 views | Leave a comment

The Irish abroad enjoyed a week to remember with Lena Tice taking gold with North Harbour from New Zealand’s Hockey League the highlight; a round-up of how the wild geese got on this week around the world

Portrane given early eye-opener of challenge ahead

Portrane given early eye-opener of challenge ahead

September 24, 2018 | 700 views | Leave a comment

There was to be no soft-landing for Portrane on their return to the top tier in Leinster after 21 years as title contenders UCD ran up a 7-1 on the Donabate peninsula.

McAuley magic paves way for Blues double delight

McAuley magic paves way for Blues double delight

September 23, 2018 | 960 views | Leave a comment

Sarah McAuley’s incredible upright reverse-stick shot saw Leinster somehow get on course for interprovincial glory, nicking the title from Ulster at Under-18 level via a shoot-out.

Magee nabs dramatic winner as Bann star on opening day of men’s EYHL

Magee nabs dramatic winner as Bann star on opening day of men’s EYHL

September 23, 2018 | 776 views | Leave a comment

The men’s EY Hockey League returned with a bang on Saturday with Banbridge’s last minute winner against Three Rock Rovers providing an immaculate spectacle on day one of the campaign

Saturday round-up – September 22

Saturday round-up – September 22

September 22, 2018 | 956 views | Leave a comment

The opening day of the men’s EYHL saw a thriller at Havelock Park and bigs for Cookstown and Monkstown while Pembroke edged a close one and Glenanne and C of I drew; here’s all the key results from the weekend

The season starts here: how men’s Leinster Division One lines up

The season starts here: how men’s Leinster Division One lines up

September 21, 2018 | 1,376 views | Leave a comment

The runners and riders in men’s Leinster Division One are under starter’s orders on Saturday; here’s the lowdown on all the teams in the league this term

The season starts here: Men’s EY Hockey League preview

The season starts here: Men’s EY Hockey League preview

September 21, 2018 | 1,714 views | Leave a comment

The men’s EY Hockey League tips off this weekend as the battle to become the third champion of the national league begins.

Annadale – Men’s EY Hockey League

Annadale – Men’s EY Hockey League

September 21, 2018 | 456 views | Leave a comment

Annadale look to have bolstered their panel well in the off season with Irish Under-21 international Ryan Getty, Andrew O’Hare and former Bangor sharp-shooter Ryan Burgess adding to their deck.

Banbridge – Men’s EY Hockey League

Banbridge – Men’s EY Hockey League

September 21, 2018 | 448 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge’s slow start to last term – coinciding with a glut of injuries to the likes of Eugene Magee and John McKee – ultimately left them outside of the playoff places.

Cookstown – Men’s EY Hockey League preview

Cookstown – Men’s EY Hockey League preview

September 20, 2018 | 363 views | Leave a comment

Michael Haycock will take on sole charge of the team after Stephen Cuddy stepped down from his position of co-coach in the summer lay off.

Cork C of I – Men’s EY Hockey League preview

Cork C of I – Men’s EY Hockey League preview

September 20, 2018 | 472 views | Leave a comment

Denis Pritchard returns to CI after a 12 year absence. He last coached the men’s first team 2006

Glenanne – Men’s EY Hockey League preview

Glenanne – Men’s EY Hockey League preview

September 20, 2018 | 508 views | Leave a comment

Last season’s surprise package will have to try and replace Shane O’Donoghue in their line-up as their captain and top scorer has moved back to Dragons for a second spell

Lisnagarvey – Men’s EY Hockey League preview

Lisnagarvey – Men’s EY Hockey League preview

September 20, 2018 | 533 views | Leave a comment

In a summer of moves abroad, Lisnagarvey look to be by far the most affected with an international quartet moving to European clubs

Monkstown – Men’s EY Hockey League preview

Monkstown – Men’s EY Hockey League preview

September 20, 2018 | 567 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown line up with a new look management team, headed by player-coach Gareth Watkins who moves across from the women’s section.

Pembroke – Men’s EY Hockey League Preview

Pembroke – Men’s EY Hockey League Preview

September 20, 2018 | 617 views | Leave a comment

A summer of significant change with three internationals departing to maximize their international chances for inclusion in the upcoming World Cup

Three Rock Rovers – Men’s EY Hockey League preview

Three Rock Rovers – Men’s EY Hockey League preview

September 20, 2018 | 610 views | Leave a comment

The back-to-back EY Champions Trophy winners take on the mantle of favourites this season, particularly as they have not seen many of their major stars move on unlike their rivals.

YMCA – Men’s EY Hockey League preview

YMCA – Men’s EY Hockey League preview

September 20, 2018 | 635 views | Leave a comment

Having been knocking on the door for the last couple of seasons, newly promoted YMCA will be looking to consolidate in the league under head coach Jason Klinkradt.

Girls interpros tips off in new time slot on the calendar

Girls interpros tips off in new time slot on the calendar

September 20, 2018 | 976 views | Leave a comment

Five regions hit the turf at Grange Road this weekend as the girls Under-18 and 16 interprovincials get underway with Leinster, Ulster, Munster, Connacht and the South East battling it out for the crown

From Loughmore to Longwood and beyond: Edel Nyland’s well travelled life in hockey

From Loughmore to Longwood and beyond: Edel Nyland’s well travelled life in hockey

September 20, 2018 | 723 views | Leave a comment

Edel Nyland gives an in-depth look at her intriguing hockey career thus far from the fields of Loughmore-Castleiney to Ursulines to Longwood to a fruitful first month in the Bundesliga

Holcombe raid Cheevers tournament to land title in Tyrone

Holcombe raid Cheevers tournament to land title in Tyrone

September 17, 2018 | 221 views | Leave a comment

Holcombe off their pre-season by claiming the Nigel Cheevers Memorial Tournament trophy for the second time with a defiant 4-0 victory over hosts Cookstown.

Leinster U-16s and Ulster U-18s snatch interpro titles on thrilling final day

Leinster U-16s and Ulster U-18s snatch interpro titles on thrilling final day

September 16, 2018 | 956 views | Leave a comment

Leinster’s Under-16s and Ulster’s Under-18s won their respective final matches at the boys interprovincials in Cork to land the crown in dramatic fashion.

Boys interpros raises the curtain on new season

Boys interpros raises the curtain on new season

September 13, 2018 | 872 views | Leave a comment

The domestic hockey curtain raises this weekend at Garryduff, Cork with the Under-18 and 16 boys inteprovincial tournament taking centre stage from Friday, September 14 to Sunday, September 16.

Cookstown welcome Holcombe and Pembroke for Cheevers tournament

Cookstown welcome Holcombe and Pembroke for Cheevers tournament

September 13, 2018 | 464 views | Leave a comment

There will be a festival of hockey at Cookstown this weekend as some of the best teams in Ireland and England come to Steelweld Park to compete for the annual Nigel Cheevers Memorial Trophy.

Queen’s get Etain boost for Premier League push

Queen’s get Etain boost for Premier League push

September 12, 2018 | 667 views | Leave a comment

Queen’s University ladies have received a boost by securing a three-year deal with local software company Etain as they prepare for Friday night’s opening Ulster Premier League game with Banbridge in Belfast, writes John Flack.

Beatty reflects on whirlwind World Cup experience

Beatty reflects on whirlwind World Cup experience

September 9, 2018 | 421 views | Leave a comment

Emily Beatty said “it was like she never left” when she arrived into the team hotel the evening before the World Cup final following her late call-up.