Three Rock going deep underground in search for Euro glory

Three Rock going deep underground in search for Euro glory

February 7, 2019 | 171 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers are going deep underground for their latest European adventure as they travel to Oslo for the EuroHockey Indoor Club Challenge I this weekend.

Spain take the laurels from series with much-changed Ireland

Spain take the laurels from series with much-changed Ireland

February 7, 2019 | 134 views | Leave a comment

Ireland drew a dramatic second test against Spain on Wednesday morning before losing 4-1 on Thursday as Graham Shaw rang the changes

Darling retires after sparkling Irish career

Darling retires after sparkling Irish career

February 5, 2019 | 104 views | Leave a comment

Mitch Darling has announced his retirement from the men’s international hockey team following a glittering career, highlighted by a European bronze medal and being part of both the ground-breaking Olympic and World Cup squads.

Spain overhaul Mullan goal to land first game in Granada

Spain overhaul Mullan goal to land first game in Granada

February 4, 2019 | 206 views | Leave a comment

Ireland fell 2-1 to Spain in the first formal re-match of the World Cup semi-final in Granada as Katie Mullan’s early goal was overturned by the hosts.

Jacob points to “the hard bits of life” that helped find her Hidden Strength

Jacob points to “the hard bits of life” that helped find her Hidden Strength

February 4, 2019 | 453 views | Leave a comment

Lisa Jacob is embarking on a new venture to help “develop hidden strength in young people”, using her experiences form a diverse sporting career in hockey, rugby and ultra marathons

Ireland undone by India in second test in Spain

Ireland undone by India in second test in Spain

February 4, 2019 | 108 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women fell to a first defeat to India in eight outings as they went down 3-0 in Murcia on Sunday morning in the latest of their warm-weather series games this week.

Trinity, Corinthian and Town make no mistakes in Div One

Trinity, Corinthian and Town make no mistakes in Div One

February 3, 2019 | 416 views | Leave a comment

Trinity, Corinthian and Monkstown all recorded strong wins in Leinster women’s Division One on Sunday to see just one point remain between the top three after 12 rounds of matches.

Avoca pay perfect tribute to passing of Geoff Sarratt

Avoca pay perfect tribute to passing of Geoff Sarratt

February 3, 2019 | 852 views | Leave a comment

Avoca gave a fitting tribute to past president Geoff Sarratt as they swept to a 5-1 win in Portrane in men’s Leinster Division One, their first points of 2019; Trinity won too while UCD benefitted from their nearest rivals’ draw

Garvey fight back for Glens’ draw; Dale see off YM

Garvey fight back for Glens’ draw; Dale see off YM

February 3, 2019 | 442 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne moved a point clear at the top of the men’s EY Hockey League as they held on for a 2-2 draw with Lisnagarvey in one of the two games in the competition to survive the frost on Saturday.

Saturday round-up – February 2

Saturday round-up – February 2

February 2, 2019 | 710 views | Leave a comment

Annadale edged out YMCA while Glenanne and Lisnagarvey drew in the two EYHL games to get the go ahead; it was a trimmed schedule all round as frost put paid to a series of matches around the island

Kilian’s earn place in Junior B final against Sutton Park

Kilian’s earn place in Junior B final against Sutton Park

February 1, 2019 | 64 views | Leave a comment

St Kilian’s advanced to the boys Leinster Junior B league final with a confident 3-1 victory over Wesley, setting up a date with Sutton Park.

Hawkshaw earns Ireland draw with India in Murcia

Hawkshaw earns Ireland draw with India in Murcia

February 1, 2019 | 139 views | Leave a comment

Sarah Hawkshaw continued her lively start to life as an Irish international, scoring her second goal in five appearances for the Green Army.

Cox set to continue as Irish men’s coach for Olympic campaign

Cox set to continue as Irish men’s coach for Olympic campaign

February 1, 2019 | 130 views | Leave a comment

Alexander Cox and Hockey Ireland have confirmed the Dutchman will continue as Irish senior men’s coach on a longer-term basis, overseeing the 2020 Olympic qualifying campaign.

EYHL2 hoping to take centre stage as women’s schedule sees numerous changes

EYHL2 hoping to take centre stage as women’s schedule sees numerous changes

February 1, 2019 | 422 views | Leave a comment

With temperatures dropping, it has probably worked in the women’s EYHL’s favour that the national side is in Spain playing four test matches with plenty of games in Ireland likely to fall foul of the weather conditions

Men’s EYHL hopes to beat frost ahead of hectic spell

Men’s EYHL hopes to beat frost ahead of hectic spell

February 1, 2019 | 351 views | Leave a comment

The return of the men’s EY Hockey League will hope to beat the frost and avoid further fixture congestion as the competition is scheduled for a comeback on Saturday.

Brilliant Brown wins English indoor crown with EG

Brilliant Brown wins English indoor crown with EG

January 30, 2019 | 328 views | Leave a comment

These are exciting times for former Ards striker Chloe Brown, who picked up a national title with East Grinstead on Sunday just 72 hours after being recalled to the Ireland squad, writes John Flack.

Student sides win high-scoring Leinster league ties as Glens return to Mills final

Student sides win high-scoring Leinster league ties as Glens return to Mills final

January 29, 2019 | 603 views | Leave a comment

Greg Arrowsmith’s double sent Dublin University into the top half of Leinster men’s Division One to keep alive their outside hopes of reeling in the top three; UCD back on top as Glenanne go through to Mills Cup final

Leinster leaders all prevail in women’s Division One

Leinster leaders all prevail in women’s Division One

January 28, 2019 | 374 views | Leave a comment

It remains as you were after round 11 of the women’s Leinster Division One with the top five all winning over the bottom five.

Three Rock’s three in a row on National Indoor stage

Three Rock’s three in a row on National Indoor stage

January 27, 2019 | 302 views | Leave a comment

A double each from Luke Madeley, Ross Canning and Ben Walker saw Three Rock Rovers retain the National Indoor Trophy for a third successive year, beating Railway Union 6-1 at the Antrim Forum.

Railway end Ards’ incredible run of National Indoor success

Railway end Ards’ incredible run of National Indoor success

January 27, 2019 | 352 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union ended Ards’ incredible run in the National Indoor Trophy as they ran up a 6-1 success over the eight in-a-row chasing Ulster side.

Loreto, Railway, Pegasus and Quins through to final four

Loreto, Railway, Pegasus and Quins through to final four

January 27, 2019 | 498 views | Leave a comment

Loreto ended UCD’s reign as Irish Senior Cup champions with a dramatic shoot-out win at Belfield, putting them into a final four with Pegasus, Railway Union and Cork Harlequins.

Saturday round-up – January 26

Saturday round-up – January 26

January 26, 2019 | 621 views | Leave a comment

Loreto dethroned UCD in the Irish Senior Cup as Pegasus, Railway and Cork Quins all went through on a busy Saturday of action; check out all the key scores with today’s round-up

Leinster leaders the sides to beat indoors; Glens and Corinthian’s Mills rematch

Leinster leaders the sides to beat indoors; Glens and Corinthian’s Mills rematch

January 25, 2019 | 396 views | Leave a comment

Leinster’s top two will likely be the sides to beat in the men’s National Indoor Trophy as the Antrim Forum gears up for its grand finale; Glenanne and Corinthian meet in the Mills Cup while there are two Leinster league games on the card

Senior Cup opportunity on the mind as international stars not available for next phase

Senior Cup opportunity on the mind as international stars not available for next phase

January 25, 2019 | 620 views | Leave a comment

It is a manic weekend of women’s action with big games abounding in numerous different competitions with lots of intrigue on the line, particularly with the knowledge that some of the top stars may not be available for the final four of the cup.

McCay and Colvin return to Green Army fold

McCay and Colvin return to Green Army fold

January 25, 2019 | 414 views | Leave a comment

Shirley McCay and Lizzie Colvin will both return to the Irish women’s squad for the first time since the World Cup for their upcoming trip to take on Spain and India.

Kilkenny College survive almighty tussle with Loreto in South East

Kilkenny College survive almighty tussle with Loreto in South East

January 24, 2019 | 161 views | Leave a comment

Reigning Kate Russell All-Ireland champions Kilkenny College will have the chance to retain the title as they won the South East Senior Cup in dramatic style on Wednesday.

Wesley move closer to ending long wait for Leinster Senior Cup title

Wesley move closer to ending long wait for Leinster Senior Cup title

January 23, 2019 | 617 views | Leave a comment

Second half goals from Emma Paul and Lara Gillespie propelled Wesley to a first Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup final date since the turn of the century as they proved too strong for High School at a bitterly cold Grange Road.

McCready double puts Andrew’s through to Senior Cup final

McCready double puts Andrew’s through to Senior Cup final

January 22, 2019 | 672 views | Leave a comment

Martha McCready’s pair of goals saw St Andrew’s through to the Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup semi-final, dashing Newbridge College’s dreams of a first appearance in the showpiece event.

Opponents for Hockey Series Finals confirmed for Irish men and women

Opponents for Hockey Series Finals confirmed for Irish men and women

January 22, 2019 | 234 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Olympic qualifying path became slightly clearer with confirmation of the final sides to play in June’s Hockey Series Finals.

Loreto Bray shoot-outs lead way to schools indoor success

Loreto Bray shoot-outs lead way to schools indoor success

January 22, 2019 | 316 views | Leave a comment

Loreto Bray landed the laurels from the Mount Temple-organised indoor schools tournament last Friday, overcoming the odds to win the final.

UCD survive huge Portrane scare as Kilkenny and North share wild eight-goal draw

UCD survive huge Portrane scare as Kilkenny and North share wild eight-goal draw

January 21, 2019 | 597 views | Leave a comment

The top three continued to stretch ahead of the pack in men’s Leinster Division One but not before they endured some nervous moments with UCD salvaging a 4-3 win over Portrane, Corinthian coming back from a deficit while Railway beat Avoca 3-1

Three Rock sweep to Tony Byrne Cup ahead of Railway

Three Rock sweep to Tony Byrne Cup ahead of Railway

January 20, 2019 | 418 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers produced a superb second half performance to land the Leinster indoor league title, seeing off Railway Union 6-4 in the final at St Columba’s College.

De Burgh Whyte treble propels Railway to Leinster indoor title

De Burgh Whyte treble propels Railway to Leinster indoor title

January 20, 2019 | 498 views | Leave a comment

Hannah de Burgh Whyte’s hat trick propelled Railway Union to yet another Leinster women’s indoor league title as they got the better of Glenanne in the final once again.

Loreto and Alex advance to Jacqui Potter final four; quarter-final reaction

Loreto and Alex advance to Jacqui Potter final four; quarter-final reaction

January 19, 2019 | 564 views | Leave a comment

Loreto and Old Alex ensured all four of the Jacqui Potter Cup semi-finalists hail from the EY Hockey League as they joined Railway Union and UCD in the final four.

Saturday round-up – January 19

Saturday round-up – January 19

January 19, 2019 | 518 views | Leave a comment

Loreto and Old Alex completed the Jacqui Potter Cup final four; Railway moved top of the men’s Division One table while Kilkenny and Dublin North got their first points since October

All eyes on Columba’s for Leinster indoor grand finale

All eyes on Columba’s for Leinster indoor grand finale

January 18, 2019 | 424 views | Leave a comment

All eyes on St Columba’s on Sunday afternoon as the Leinster indoor league reaches the final stages with the men and women’s regional champion set to be confirmed.

UCD pursuit of Leinster Division One title restarts

UCD pursuit of Leinster Division One title restarts

January 18, 2019 | 291 views | Leave a comment

UCD return to the men’s Leinster Division One fray on Sunday as they restart their pursuit of the title with a home date against Portrane.

UCD and Railway through to Potter Cup final four

UCD and Railway through to Potter Cup final four

January 18, 2019 | 417 views | Leave a comment

The Jacqui Potter Cup semi-final line-up is taking shape with Railway Union and UCD going through in midweek while the remaining ties take place on Saturday.

Green Army finish with a flourish to square Chilean series

Green Army finish with a flourish to square Chilean series

January 16, 2019 | 483 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women finished their four-game series on a high with three second half goals earning a 3-0 win, perfectly squaring the week’s matches with one win each, two draws and five goals each.

Chile take laurels from game three in Santiago

Chile take laurels from game three in Santiago

January 16, 2019 | 290 views | Leave a comment

Chile took the laurels from game three of four in Santiago as they secured a 3-0 win over Ireland at the Manquehue club.

Rising Star Tice in “total shock” at FIH nomination despite medals on four fronts in 2018

Rising Star Tice in “total shock” at FIH nomination despite medals on four fronts in 2018

January 16, 2019 | 483 views | Leave a comment

Lena Tice says she “never even considered” she would be nominated for the FIH Rising Star despite one of the most spectacular years by anyone’s standards, winning medals in four separate jurisdictions.

Ireland denied victory by late Chilean sucker-punch

Ireland denied victory by late Chilean sucker-punch

January 14, 2019 | 354 views | Leave a comment

Ireland were denied victory 90 seconds from time as Denise Krimerman’s deflected corner goal saw hosts Chile nick a 2-2 draw at the Prince of Wales club on Sunday evening.

Leinster indoor semi-final line-ups confirmed

Leinster indoor semi-final line-ups confirmed

January 14, 2019 | 404 views | Leave a comment

The line-up for the Leinster indoor semi-finals was completed over the weekend with the men’s group stages and Sunday’s playoffs tidying up the agenda.

Pembroke one-two in the Jacqui Potter Cup

Pembroke one-two in the Jacqui Potter Cup

January 13, 2019 | 401 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke have two chances of reaching the Jacqui Potter Cup semi-finals next weekend as both their first and second team advanced to the last eight of Leinster’s Senior Cup.

Railway move into share of top; Gar and Tarf win well

Railway move into share of top; Gar and Tarf win well

January 13, 2019 | 310 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union moved into a share of top spot in men’s Leinster Division One with a 3-0 win over Portrane, joining UCD on 22 points; Clontarf ran up five first half goals as Rathgar close gap to top three

Four debutantes as Ireland draw with Chile in Santiago

Four debutantes as Ireland draw with Chile in Santiago

January 13, 2019 | 592 views | Leave a comment

A fresh-faced Irish side – with four debutantes – drew 0-0 with Chile in the first of their four games in Santiago on Saturday evening as Sarah Hawkshaw, Amy Elliott and twins Serena and Bethany Barr made their first senior appearances in green.

Saturday round-up – January 12

Saturday round-up – January 12

January 12, 2019 | 705 views | Leave a comment

Railway, Rathgar and Clontarf won big in men’s Leinster Division One; TRR topped their Leinster indoor group; the Jacqui Potter Cup quarter-final qualifiers were completed with Pembroke II flying the Division 2 flag

Railway eye share of Leinster’s top spot

Railway eye share of Leinster’s top spot

January 11, 2019 | 362 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union have the chance to move into a share of top spot of Leinster men’s Division One when they take on Portrane as the league returns for 2019.

Jacqui Potter Cup opening phases throws up plenty of thrills and spills

Jacqui Potter Cup opening phases throws up plenty of thrills and spills

January 10, 2019 | 621 views | Leave a comment

Big guns Railway Union and Loreto both got over potential banana skins in midweek to be the first sides to reach the last eight of the Jacqui Potter Cup with the next six ties taking place on Saturday.

Irish Under-21 women ramp-up extensive Euro build-up

Irish Under-21 women ramp-up extensive Euro build-up

January 9, 2019 | 901 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-21 women begin their extensive build-up in earnest for July’s European Championships on Thursday with the first game of a three-match series in Alicante against the GB Under-23s.