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.
A stunning second half performance saw NUIG seconds race to the women’s Irish Hockey Challenge title as they proved too strong for 2016 champions Blackrock at Belfield.
Catholic Institute held their nerve in a shoot-out to beat Mossley and land the Irish Hockey Trophy title for the second time, snatching the title when it looked all but lost with five minutes left of normal time.
UCD will face Pegasus and TRR will meet Pembroke in the men’s Irish Senior Cup on Sunday after their respective semi-finals; Catholic Institute, Bandon and NUIG 2nds won their national titles
The current men’s EY Hockey League top four in the league are all present and correct for the Irish Senior Cup semi-finals as Glenanne take on Three Rock Rovers while Pembroke face Lisnagarvey.
The women’s Irish Senior Cup reaches a swift conclusion over the weekend with UCD facing Loreto at Santry Avenue and Belfast Harlequins meeting Pegasus, making for a Leinster/Ulster decider
Judgement day and time have been set with 3pm on Saturday the crucial time for Corinthian, UCD and YMCA all battling to land the Leinster Division One title on goal difference.
Ireland’s Under-21s came close to sharing their series with England at Pembroke with a 3-2 defeat on Saturday morning, following a 5-4 win on Friday and a 3-1 loss in the opening game.
Three Rock Rovers missed out on a place in the Euro Hockey League KO8 – what would have been a first for an Irish club – in painful style as they succumbed 3-2 to Saint Germain in Rotterdam.
Three Rock Rovers’ Peter Blakeney – along with Mitch Darling – is just one of two members of the club’s last EHL experience back in 2008/09 but while he was part of the first Irish side to reach the KO16, he says he is the last person to ask about his memories of it.
The final day of Leinster women’s Division One produced little by way of dramatic change to the standings but marked a notable moment for Clontarf who finally recorded their first win since promotion.
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Ronan Gormley has played in more arenas than virtually any other player in Irish hockey history but reckons few compare to the Pro Series Indoor which got underway this week
The end of term is always a happy occasion in any school, but last Friday the students and staff of Kilkenny College set off for the Easter break with a spring in their step
Two goals in three minutes saw Ballynahinch eventually break through against Catholic Institute to land the Irish Hockey Challenge title for the second time in their history.
Railway Union’s experience prevailed as their combinaton of decorated senior players and talented young guns proved too strong for UCD in the women’s Irish Junior Cup final, retaining the crown for a second successive season.
It was something of a slog at times for Glenanne but a 1-0 win over basement side Railway Union saw them make another big step toward the EY Hockey League crown as their position became even stronger at the top
UCD remain four points clear at the top with crucial win over Railway; Cork Quins stay in pursuit as Pegasus move into third on their own; Ards and Loreto tie as Belfast Quins move closer to safety
Glenanne took another big step toward the men’s EYHL title while UCD stay clear on the women’s front; the Glens and Belfast Harlequins advance to the ISC semis; here’s the key results from the weekend
A Yasmin Pratt-inspired Kilkenny College won the school and the South East region’s first Kate Russell All-Ireland Schoolgirls Championship since 1994.
An upbeat Trinity will hope their momentum from before the St Patrick’s Day break will not stall their momentum as they make a break for eighth place in the women’s EY Hockey League.
After a month’s hiatus, the men’s EY Hockey League gets fully back into top gear on Saturday following the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup with Glenanne in the box seat to take another step toward national glory.
Kilkenny College and Rainey Endowed lead the way after day one of the Kate Russell All-Ireland Schoolgirls Championships as they share the lead on four points after two games.
Nick Judge and Ben Walker combined for a second time this season to hand St Andrew’s a piece of silverware in a penalty stroke competition in a busy week for schoolboy cup finals
Kilkenny College will play host to a fresh-faced Kate Russell All-Ireland Championships line-up with two complete newcomers in the field and no winner from the past decade contesting the title.
Check out all the goals from the Mills Cup, the Jacqui Potter Cup and Junior Jacqui Potter Cup final from St Patrick’s Day at Grange Road.
March 17th 2018 will go down in the annals of Irish rugby as the day the historic third men’s Grand Slam was secured, but a small corner of Dublin will also hold a place in the record books for Enniscorthy
Ulster Premier League champions Lurgan are clearly not going to give up their title without a fight as they continued their winning run with a 2-0 home victory over basement side North Down on Saturday
First half goals from Sophie Barnwell and Clodagh Ferry propelled Muckross to their first Leinster Division One title since 1997 as they beat nearest rivals Corinthian 2-0 last Thursday night.
Three Rock Rovers’ midfield eventually over-ran Corinthian to get a handle on the Leinster Senior Mills Cup for the second time in five years at Grange Road, their fourth piece of silverware already this season.
Railway Union’s young guns produced a superb performance to beat UCD in the Jacqui Potter Cup final for the second year running, notching up a 3-0 win at Grange Road and their fifth success in the competition.
Its final fantasy time in Leinster and Munster with five finals set to take place at Grange Road on Saturday while there is a tranche of important showdowns in Munster and a trio of Irish Senior Cup quarter-finals on the card.
High School claimed the Leinster schoolboys Junior Cup in drenched conditions at Grange Road with a 2-1 win over St Andrew’s to continue their rise as one of the top hockey academies.
Irish Under-21 women’s head coach Dave Passmore has named a 27-player panel for a three-match series against USA to be played in St Gerard’s next week.
Emma Cripps’ penalty stroke 10 minutes into the second half saw Mount Mercy land the Munster Senior Cup as they saw off Crescent Comprehensive 1-0 in a final replay at Fermoy on Monday evening.
In the women’s Ulster Premier League, Queen’s stay top despite only drawing 1-1 with Randalstown at the Dub at the weekend, following up with a Monday night win over Banbridge, writes John Flack.
Second half goals from Niamh Carey and Jodie Douglas saw Railway Union put an end to North Kildare’s groundbreaking run in the Jacqui Potter Cup as they won through to Saturday’s final with a 2-0 win.
UCD fought back from 2-1 down to beat Corinthian 3-2, a result that looks set to send Leinster League Division One to the last day with three sides in the mix on goal difference; TRR back to second in EYHL
The two student sides had memorable wins with UCD striking late against Pegasus and Trinity seeing off Ards to give their respective targets big boosts; Railway close in on top four as Cork Quins also score late
UCD’s women and men secured big narrow wins to aid their title hopes; Trinity gave their bid to avoid the drop a massive boost; here’s the Saturday round-up
In the Ipoh sweatbox, an Irish side working off a much shorter bench were unable to summon another big result against India, closing out their maiden Sultan Azlan Shah tournament in sixth place.
UCD can take another massive step toward retaining the women’s EY Hockey League title this weekend if they can raid Pegasus on Saturday; here’s the women’s weekend preview with lots of key ties on the agenda
After a rough opening four games, Ireland ground out a morale-boosting 3-2 win over world number six side India at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia; TRR face Railway in EYHL while Corinthian take on UCD in Leinster
Gerard Hodkinson’s extra time goal saw Limerick’s Villiers School retain the Munster Senior Cup title, edging out Waterford’s Newtown School in a cracker at Garryduff.
Christina Hamill’s artful 14th minute goal gave Loreto Foxrock just their second Leinster Senior Cup crown, ending a 41-year wait for the biggest prize in the schoolgirls game.
Rainey Endowed lifted the Belfast Telegraph Ulster Senior Schoolgirls’ Cup for the first time after a dramatic 3-1 penalty shootout win over holders Banbridge Academy which followed a 1-1 draw after extra time at Stormont
Ireland’s men fell to a 4-1 loss to England on Tuesday and Australia on Wednesday at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysaia
Ireland put in a marked improvement against Olympic gold medalists Argentina but penalty corners from the world’s deadliest striker saw them succumb to a 5-3 defeat on day two of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia.
Hockey Ireland plans to bring in a new membership system and governance proposals at the 2018 AGM to give the organising body and the sport a platform to develop significantly.
With just a few days of acclimitisation time and a 30 degree swing in temperature, perhaps a slow start was to be predicted as the first three quarters of Ireland’s maiden Sultan Azlan Shah Cup proved a tough outing.
All of the weekend’s national and provincial level hockey fixtures have all been postponed; Hockey Ireland, meanwhile, are looking at what can be done toward a winter break; Bann awarded Champs Trophy hosting
Corinthian’s big wheels keep on turning in women’s Leinster Division One as Caoimhe Proud-Murphy’s goal keeps the reds rolling on course to a vital showdown with Muckross.