UCD on precipice of incredible treble ahead of high quality women’s EYHL finals weekend

UCD on precipice of incredible treble ahead of high quality women’s EYHL finals weekend

April 28, 2017 | 713 views | Leave a comment

The women’s EYHL season reaches its denouement with UCD facing Loreto while Hermes-Monkstown take on Cork Harlequins while Sunday sees the finals and the promotion/relegation playoff tie

Grand Masters form new association in time for Celtic Cup

Grand Masters form new association in time for Celtic Cup

April 27, 2017 | 672 views | Leave a comment

The new Grand Masters Hockey Ireland Association was officially formed on April 23, 2017 with elected officers: Robert Haughton President, Sean Curran Chair and Crawford McKee Secretary.

Leinster Over-40s win eighth successive interpro title

Leinster Over-40s win eighth successive interpro title

April 27, 2017 | 1,004 views | Leave a comment

Leinster Over-40s are still the reigning Masters Champions and still the only name on the cup, eight years in a row, writes Dug Good.

Caruth inspires Annadale to return to men’s EYHL

Caruth inspires Annadale to return to men’s EYHL

April 23, 2017 | 1,036 views | Leave a comment

A Peter Caruth-inspired Annadale will return to the men’s EY Hockey League for the 2017/18 as they swept to a 3-1 win over Cookstown in the EY Provincial Playoffs final at Grange Road.

Scully hails defensive rigidity as Trinity fight back to win EY playoffs

Scully hails defensive rigidity as Trinity fight back to win EY playoffs

April 23, 2017 | 918 views | Leave a comment

Trinity battled their way through to promotion to the EY Hockey League courtesy as they topped the Provincial Round-Robin series at Grange Road, leaping over Lurgan with a 2-0 win over Old Alex in the final game of the competition.

Banbridge produce the goods to stay clear and land men’s EY title in frantic goal difference battle

Banbridge produce the goods to stay clear and land men’s EY title in frantic goal difference battle

April 23, 2017 | 609 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge claimed the second EY Hockey League laurels as they held off a rampant Three Rock Rovers with a big win over Railway Union to land the title on goal difference on a dramatic final day of the regular season.

Lurgan in control of women’s EY round-robin phase

Lurgan in control of women’s EY round-robin phase

April 22, 2017 | 786 views | Leave a comment

Lurgan holds the aces in the women’s EY round-robin series for promotion to the national league following back-to-back wins at Grange Road, beating Greenfields 3-0 and, crucially, Trinity 3-2.

Saturday round-up – April 22

Saturday round-up – April 22

April 22, 2017 | 950 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge claimed the EYHL title as they stayed ahead of Three Rock Rovers on goal difference as they ran up big wins over Railway Union and Instonians; UCD are destined for the relegation playoff while Monkstown rubber-stamped down the fourth Champions Trophy place

Cookstown and Annadale through to EY playoff final

Cookstown and Annadale through to EY playoff final

April 22, 2017 | 1,014 views | Leave a comment

Cookstown and Annadale will battle it out for the automatic promotion place, guaranteeing an Ulster side will replace Instonians in the EY Hockey League for the 2017/18 season.

Dagg and Caruth question the EYHL playoff process

Dagg and Caruth question the EYHL playoff process

April 21, 2017 | 1,714 views | Leave a comment

Both Corinthian coach Trevor Dagg and Annadale’s player-coach Peter Caruth have both expressed their frustration at the format of the EY provincial playoff process that leads to a potential place in the national league.

Bann and Rovers’ final day battle for men’s EYHL title

Bann and Rovers’ final day battle for men’s EYHL title

April 21, 2017 | 914 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge and Three Rock Rovers will be checking the smart-phones at regular intervals on Saturday from 3pm for good news as they enter the final day of the season level on 42 points.

Trinity and Old Alex form Leinster challenge in provincial playoff series

Trinity and Old Alex form Leinster challenge in provincial playoff series

April 20, 2017 | 890 views | Leave a comment

Trinity and Old Alex form the two-pronged Leinster bid for a place in the EY Hockey League as the second phase of the provincial playoffs this weekend will produce an automatically promoted side to the national competition.

Twenty-two girls in green experience USA series

Twenty-two girls in green experience USA series

April 20, 2017 | 714 views | Leave a comment

Twenty-two girls got to experience high quality international hockey last week as the Irish Under-16s took on a hugely talented US Under-17s in a three match series with two ties in Booterstown and one in Bray.

Bann and Garvey bow out of EHL at KO16 stage

Bann and Garvey bow out of EHL at KO16 stage

April 16, 2017 | 138 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s twin hopes of a first ever place in the KO8 of the Euro Hockey League came to an end over the weekend in Eindhoven with Banbridge and Lisnagarvey bowing out at the KO16 stage.

Germany come from behind to seal series win

Germany come from behind to seal series win

April 13, 2017 | 57 views | Leave a comment

Germany closed out a 2-0 series success with a 3-1 win over Ireland in Dusseldorf, coming from a goal down to claim the laurels.

Bann and Garvey vye for piece of Irish EHL history

Bann and Garvey vye for piece of Irish EHL history

April 13, 2017 | 633 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge and Lisnagarvey are looking to create history as they travel to Eindhoven over the Easter weekend, bidding to become the first Irish side to reach the last eight of the Euro Hockey League. Bann face Racing Club de France on Friday at 11.45am (Irish time) while Garvey are in action a day later against […]

USA come calling for Under-16/17 series

USA come calling for Under-16/17 series

April 12, 2017 | 1,134 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-16 girls are looking forward to a special series this week as they meet the USA Under-17 side in three test matches over the weekend before paying a visit to Aras an Uachtarain on Monday.

Germany late strikes take gloss off Irish performance

Germany late strikes take gloss off Irish performance

April 12, 2017 | 655 views | Leave a comment

Two goals in the space of three minutes in the final quarter took some of the shine off a positive Irish performance against the Olympic bronze medallists Germany in the first of their two-game series this week in Dusseldorf.

Ireland’s women up to 15th in the world

Ireland’s women up to 15th in the world

April 11, 2017 | 621 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women found out their destination and group opponents for the World League semi-finals on the day it was confirmed they have moved up to 15th in the world rankings.

Trinity to introduce inaugural Wheeler Plate

Trinity to introduce inaugural Wheeler Plate

April 10, 2017 | 586 views | Leave a comment

Trinity Hockey will host the inaugural Wheeler Plate match between the Ladies alumni President’s XI and current students XI on April 21 at 4.30pm in College Park.

Alex keep promotion dream alive with playoff win

Alex keep promotion dream alive with playoff win

April 9, 2017 | 848 views | Leave a comment

Old Alex shaded the women’s EY Hockey League playoffs as they won three from their four games before crucially drawing 2-2 to keep Muckross in second place at the Merrion Fleet Arena on Sunday evening.

Robson strike pivotal as Annadale edge out YMCA

Robson strike pivotal as Annadale edge out YMCA

April 9, 2017 | 1,364 views | Leave a comment

Annadale completed a perfect four wins from four to earn the ticket from the first round of the EY Provincial Playoffs to compete for a return to the EY Hockey League in a fortnight’s time.

Bann and Three Rock end week 17 level at top of EYHL

Bann and Three Rock end week 17 level at top of EYHL

April 9, 2017 | 981 views | Leave a comment

The men’s EY Hockey League will go down to the last day as Banbridge and Three Rock Rovers ended the weekend level on 42 points after 17 rounds of matches; here’s a round-up of the weekend’s action

Tice strikes twice to snatch EY title for UCD

Tice strikes twice to snatch EY title for UCD

April 9, 2017 | 513 views | Leave a comment

UCD claimed the women’s EY Hockey League in dramatic fashion as Lena Tice struck two penalty corners to inflict a first defeat of the league season on Hermes-Monkstown, leap-frogging their Dublin rivals on the final day of the campaign.

Saturday round-up – April 8

Saturday round-up – April 8

April 8, 2017 | 1,507 views | Leave a comment

UCD won the women’s EYHL with a late Lena Tice winner vs Hermes-Monkstown; Banbridge and TRR kept on winning in the men’s EYHL; here’s the Saturday round-up

Banbridge and Three Rock the last two standing in men’s EYHL race

Banbridge and Three Rock the last two standing in men’s EYHL race

April 7, 2017 | 739 views | Leave a comment

Following Banbridge’s big win on Wednesday evening against Lisnagarvey, they have the potential to take back the lead – and potentially win outright – in the men’s EY Hockey League.

Hermes-Monkstown and UCD ready for women’s EY title showdown; Belfast Quins’ Hinch-spiration

Hermes-Monkstown and UCD ready for women’s EY title showdown; Belfast Quins’ Hinch-spiration

April 7, 2017 | 478 views | Leave a comment

After a couple of months of anticipation, the wait is finally over as Hermes-Monkstown face UCD in the showdown to decide the women’s EY Hockey League regular season champion with the first European spot on the line.

Bann in the men’s EYHL driving seat with Garvey win

Bann in the men’s EYHL driving seat with Garvey win

April 6, 2017 | 611 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge produced what could well be the crucial victory on Wednesday night in the race to the men’s EY Hockey League as they kept the title within their own hands.

Quins keeper Buckley gets Ireland call

Quins keeper Buckley gets Ireland call

April 6, 2017 | 684 views | Leave a comment

Cork Harlequins’ Emma Buckley is in line to be the latest Irish cap following her inclusion in the Irish senior women’s panel to travel to Germany next week for a pair of test matches against the world number seven side.

Ireland up to ninth in the world; Bann face crucial EYHL league tie

Ireland up to ninth in the world; Bann face crucial EYHL league tie

April 4, 2017 | 373 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men have risen to ninth in the latest world rankings following their success at March’s World League Round 2, jumping ahead of Spain in the ratings released on Monday afternoon.

Loreto school and club apply for capital grant

Loreto school and club apply for capital grant

April 4, 2017 | 434 views | Leave a comment

Loreto High School Beaufort and Loreto Hockey Club have placed an application for a sports capital grant to resurface their hockey pitch.

Magee on the double for brilliant Bann

Magee on the double for brilliant Bann

April 2, 2017 | 682 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge claimed their second Irish Senior Cup in three seasons with a fine 3-1 win over Monkstown with Eugene Magee’s pair of second half goals the difference.

Duke delights UCD late on to crush Quins’ dreams

Duke delights UCD late on to crush Quins’ dreams

April 2, 2017 | 660 views | Leave a comment

UCD claimed their fourth Irish Senior Cup title since 2009 as Deirdre Duke’s late winner saw the students snatch a 1-0 victory over Cork Harlequins at Belfield.

Advantage Hermes-Monkstown for title decider

Advantage Hermes-Monkstown for title decider

April 2, 2017 | 417 views | Leave a comment

Hermes-Monkstown will have the slight advantage going into their final day title decider against UCD next Saturday thanks to their 2-0 win over Pegasus.

Rovers move four points clear as Glens ease playoff worries

Rovers move four points clear as Glens ease playoff worries

April 2, 2017 | 556 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers beat Railway Union 6-2 to move four points clear at the top of the men’s EYHL; Glenanne strengthened their place in the league with a 5-1 win over UCD; C of I strike late against Inst

Saturday round-up – April 1

Saturday round-up – April 1

April 1, 2017 | 965 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock extended their lead at the top of the men’s EY league; Hermes-Monkstown took the advantage going into the final day of the women’s EY league; here’s today’s results round-up

Bann and Town draw battle lines for oldest club hockey title in the world

Bann and Town draw battle lines for oldest club hockey title in the world

March 31, 2017 | 833 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge and Monkstown – the winners of the last two Irish Senior Cups – lock horns on Sunday for the oldest trophy in world hockey, bidding to become the winners of a competition now in its 123rd year.

UCD’s youth and pace to face Quins’ experience in potential Irish Senior Cup classic

UCD’s youth and pace to face Quins’ experience in potential Irish Senior Cup classic

March 31, 2017 | 577 views | Leave a comment

With eight of the Irish side that blitzed all before them in Malaysia at World League Round 2, Sunday’s Irish Senior Cup has the potential to be a modern classic as UCD meet Cork Harlequins at Belfield with a wealth of talent on display.

King’s Hospital end 25-year wait for Leinster title

King’s Hospital end 25-year wait for Leinster title

March 29, 2017 | 701 views | Leave a comment

King’s Hospital’s minors capped an incredible season by winning the Leinster premier league, the school’s first Leinster trophy in 25 years.

Genesis and Corinthian swap places on closing day

Genesis and Corinthian swap places on closing day

March 28, 2017 | 636 views | Leave a comment

On a low-key end to the season, Genesis were the one side to make a move on the final day of the campaign as their 4-1 win saw them jump ahead of Corinthian in the rankings into sixth place.

Tarf complete Leinster’s EY playoff quota

Tarf complete Leinster’s EY playoff quota

March 27, 2017 | 945 views | Leave a comment

Clontarf completed the Leinster sides to contest the EY Hockey League promotion playoffs, breaking into the top three on the last day of the season for a second successive season.

C of I and Bandon retain national titles; Railway land IJC

C of I and Bandon retain national titles; Railway land IJC

March 26, 2017 | 813 views | Leave a comment

In Sunday’s finals, Cork C of I, Bandon and Railway Union were the big winners in the National Trophy and Junior Cup finals at Belfield; check out the pictures and quick reports here

Catholic Institute, North Down and Belvedere win Saturday’s Irish cups

Catholic Institute, North Down and Belvedere win Saturday’s Irish cups

March 26, 2017 | 244 views | Leave a comment

Catholic Institute, North Down and Belvedere won the national titles up for grabs on Saturday at Belfield, seeing off Bray, South Antrim and Wexford in their finals; pictures and round-up from the day

Rovers’ double wins see them top of men’s EYHL

Rovers’ double wins see them top of men’s EYHL

March 26, 2017 | 937 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers moved top of the men’s EY Hockey League with back-to-back wins over the weekend; Banbridge in range with a game in hand; Monkstown return to top four while Inst look set for drop

UCD and Hermes-Monkstown title decider confirmed; Cork Quins and Loreto bound for Champs Trophy

UCD and Hermes-Monkstown title decider confirmed; Cork Quins and Loreto bound for Champs Trophy

March 26, 2017 | 640 views | Leave a comment

The end of season showdown for the women’s EY Hockey League title between UCD and Hermes-Monkstown has been set after the two sides both won their respective games on week 17 of the season.

Saturday round-up – March 25

Saturday round-up – March 25

March 25, 2017 | 874 views | Leave a comment

Catholic Institute, Belvedere and North Down were crowned champions of their respective national titles; leaders Bann, TRR and Garvey and Hermes-Monkstown and UCD continued their title pushes

Thompson and McKee inspire Bann’s maiden Kate Russell title

Thompson and McKee inspire Bann’s maiden Kate Russell title

March 24, 2017 | 657 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge Academy landed the SUBWAY® All-Ireland Kate Russell Schoolgirls Championships at the first attempt this afternoon having only won their maiden Ulster title earlier in the spring.

Bann and C of I renew rivalries as men’s EYHL returns

Bann and C of I renew rivalries as men’s EYHL returns

March 24, 2017 | 554 views | Leave a comment

The men’s EY Hockey League enters its final phase after a three-week international break with the regular season title – and a place in Europe – still very much in the mix.

UCD and Hermes-Monkstown look to stay on course for final day showdown

UCD and Hermes-Monkstown look to stay on course for final day showdown

March 24, 2017 | 494 views | Leave a comment

UCD and Hermes-Monkstown will hope for no slip-ups on the penultimate weekend of the women’s EY Hockey League season as they look to set up a final day showdown.

Kilkenny and Banbridge lead way at Kate Russell

Kilkenny and Banbridge lead way at Kate Russell

March 23, 2017 | 639 views | Leave a comment

Kilkenny College and Banbridge Academy made the big statements on day one of the SUBWAY® All-Ireland Schoolgirls Championships, both recording back-to-back wins and clean sheets at Havelock Park to lead the way.