Passmore lays out plans for Irish Under-21 women’s summer with ongoing development the key aim

Passmore lays out plans for Irish Under-21 women’s summer with ongoing development the key aim

May 28, 2017 | 1,148 views | Leave a comment

The women’s Irish Under-21 have an extensive programme in place for the summer which coach Dave Passmore can form part of an ongoing cycle for developing elite players

Green Army strike twice in closing four minutes for merited draw with USA

Green Army strike twice in closing four minutes for merited draw with USA

May 28, 2017 | 472 views | Leave a comment

Two goals in the closing four minutes saw Ireland close out their series in the US with a well merited draw against the world number six side after two losses earlier in the trip.

USA strike late to end O’Flanagan’s resistance

USA strike late to end O’Flanagan’s resistance

May 27, 2017 | 597 views | Leave a comment

Two final quarter goals saw USA make it two wins from two at Spooky Nook after a physical, hard-fought battle that saw four yellow cards brandished.

Fulton lays plans for hectic summer for Irish men

Fulton lays plans for hectic summer for Irish men

May 26, 2017 | 781 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men return to competitive action this weekend for the first time since World League Round 2 as they take on England in a couple of uncapped matches in Bisham Abbey.

Ards bound for Prague while Rovers set for Georgia

Ards bound for Prague while Rovers set for Georgia

May 25, 2017 | 269 views | Leave a comment

Ards are bound for Prague next February while Three Rock Rovers will travel almost 4,000km east to Tbilisi in Georgia following the announcement of the EuroHockey Indoor club competitions for 2018.

USA bounce back to beat Ireland in opening test

USA bounce back to beat Ireland in opening test

May 25, 2017 | 457 views | Leave a comment

World number six side USA came from a goal down to beat Ireland 3-1 at Spooky Nook in the opening game of their three-test series this week.

Hockey Ireland defers introduction of new fee structure

Hockey Ireland defers introduction of new fee structure

May 22, 2017 | 703 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland has deferred plans to change its affiliation fees structure to the 2018 AGM following a decision made at a board meeting just prior to last Sunday’s AGM.

Ireland Over-40s dig deep to land dramatic Home Nations win

Ireland Over-40s dig deep to land dramatic Home Nations win

May 22, 2017 | 940 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Over-40s won the Home Nations in Lisnagarvey last weekend with dramatic results against both England and Scotland on Saturday and Sunday to land the victory, writes Dug Good.

Harte breaks yet more new ground with Kampong

Harte breaks yet more new ground with Kampong

May 21, 2017 | 293 views | Leave a comment

David Harte added yet another major trophy to his incredible collection, becoming the first Irish person to win the Dutch Hoofdklasse, regarded as the best national club competition in the world.

Hockey Ireland to overhaul club affiliation fees

Hockey Ireland to overhaul club affiliation fees

May 19, 2017 | 1,226 views | Comments (1)

The Hockey Ireland AGM will take place on Sunrday, May 21 at 11.30am in the Talbot Hotel in Stillorgan with an overhaul of the current level of affiliation fees for the following season set to be overhauled.

Shaw’s Irish women going above and beyond in pursuit of World Cup ticket

Shaw’s Irish women going above and beyond in pursuit of World Cup ticket

May 19, 2017 | 842 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw says some of the sacrifices made by the Irish women’s squad this summer can see them reach new heights and qualify for a first major world level tournament since the 2002 World Cup.

Bacchus back to hone Irish technical skills

Bacchus back to hone Irish technical skills

May 18, 2017 | 964 views | Leave a comment

Colin “Bacchus” Stewart has returned to Ireland to link up with Graham Shaw’s women’s side until September as the national technical coach for an intense summer featuring a World Cup qualification bid and a return to Europe’s top tier.

Cookstown land Anderson Cup for fifth time

Cookstown land Anderson Cup for fifth time

May 17, 2017 | 199 views | Leave a comment

Cookstown ended their productive season by claiming their fifth Anderson Cup title with a dominant performance at Havelock Park on Tuesday night, beating Kilkeel 5-2.

EY Working Group to form panel to discuss way forward for league

EY Working Group to form panel to discuss way forward for league

May 15, 2017 | 1,173 views | Leave a comment

In conjunction with the EY Hockey League Working Group, the Hook ran a survey to gather opinions on how people felt about the national league following its first two seasons.

Ireland set for three-game series with Pakistan

Ireland set for three-game series with Pakistan

May 12, 2017 | 620 views | Comments (1)

The Irish men will play three games against Pakistan in Lisnagarvey in early June as the latest addition to their summer schedule building up to the World Cup qualifiers in July in South Africa.

Ferris retires from first team hockey after glittering career

Ferris retires from first team hockey after glittering career

May 10, 2017 | 1,151 views | Leave a comment

Suzanne Ferris has announced her retirement from first-team hockey after an illustrious career, spanning more than two decades with Belfast Harlequins and Pegasus during which she won every local and national trophy, writes John Flack

Shaw makes several changes for Irish tour to USA

Shaw makes several changes for Irish tour to USA

May 8, 2017 | 488 views | Comments (1)

Graham Shaw has made several changes to his Irish senior women’s panel as July’s World Cup qualifiers in South Africa come sharply into focus.

Ulster do the junior interpro double with late drama

Ulster do the junior interpro double with late drama

May 8, 2017 | 728 views | Leave a comment

Ulster’s junior sides claimed an interpro double in dramatic fashion with their men coming back from 3-0 down against Leinster to nick a vital draw while the women prevailed on goal difference.

Belfast Quins retain place in women’s EYHL

Belfast Quins retain place in women’s EYHL

May 2, 2017 | 473 views | Leave a comment

Belfast Harlequins retained their place in the women’s EY Hockey League as they got the best of under-strength Ulster rivals Lurgan 3-1 on Sunday morning in the promotion-relegation playoff.

Grand Masters win Over-60s Celtic Cup

Grand Masters win Over-60s Celtic Cup

May 2, 2017 | 454 views | Leave a comment

Following comfortable wins against the Grand Masters of Wales and France, a final narrow win against Scotland was the crucial result for Ireland to regain the Celtic Cup in Cork at Garryduff.

Cookstown come from two down to relegate UCD

Cookstown come from two down to relegate UCD

May 1, 2017 | 780 views | Leave a comment

Cookstown are back into the EY Hockey League after they bravely came back from two goals down to beat UCD at Grange Road on Sunday.

Darling delights Rovers to land EY Champions Trophy title

Darling delights Rovers to land EY Champions Trophy title

April 30, 2017 | 1,117 views | Leave a comment

Mitch Darling’s 60th minute goal saw Three Rock Rovers land the EY Champions Trophy for the first time as they saw off Monkstown 2-1 at Grange Road.

Shoot-out queen Cassin closes out UCD’s treble season

Shoot-out queen Cassin closes out UCD’s treble season

April 30, 2017 | 697 views | Leave a comment

UCD completed a perfect season as Clodagh Cassin’s perfect shoot-out record saw them edge out Hermes-Monkstown to yet another title at Grange Road.

Rovers prevail over Garvey to set up all Dublin Champs Trophy final

Rovers prevail over Garvey to set up all Dublin Champs Trophy final

April 29, 2017 | 586 views | Leave a comment

Like Monkstown, Three Rock Rovers took the long route before eventually seeing off Lisnagarvey in a shoot-out, winning out 3-2 after they had let slip a strong lead in the dying minutes of normal time to draw 3-3.

Town stun EYHL champs Bann to reach Champs Trophy final

Town stun EYHL champs Bann to reach Champs Trophy final

April 29, 2017 | 498 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown won a dramatic shoot-out in the third round of sudden death, getting the better of league and Irish Senior Cup champions Banbridge after an incredible 3-3 draw in normal time.

Hermes-Monkstown ease past injury-hit Harlequins

Hermes-Monkstown ease past injury-hit Harlequins

April 29, 2017 | 503 views | Leave a comment

Hermes-Monkstown eased into the women’s EY Champions Trophy final courtesy of a 6-2 win over Cork Harlequins who suffered badly in the absence of their international stars.

Cassin keeps UCD’s treble chances going with shoot-out win

Cassin keeps UCD’s treble chances going with shoot-out win

April 29, 2017 | 589 views | Leave a comment

Clodagh Cassin kept out four shoot-outs to keep UCD in line for a potential treble as they snuck past Loreto after a scoreless first semi-final at Grange Road.

IHUA land three sponsors for EYHL weekend

IHUA land three sponsors for EYHL weekend

April 28, 2017 | 791 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Hockey Umpires Association (IHUA) has secured a joint sponsorship deal for this weekend’s EY Hockey League Finals at Three Rock Rovers Hockey Club.

Bann and Monkstown meet for fifth successive playoff year in a row; Rovers meet Garvey in men’s EYHL finale

Bann and Monkstown meet for fifth successive playoff year in a row; Rovers meet Garvey in men’s EYHL finale

April 28, 2017 | 669 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge’s treble pursuit sees them take on Monkstown in the national playoffs for a fifth successive season; Lisnagarvey play Three Rock on the other side of the draw with UCD play Cookstown in their playoff

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 | 719 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 | 698 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 | 1,028 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 | 1,044 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 | 934 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 | 618 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 | 792 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 | 953 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 | 1,020 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 | 1,722 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 | 920 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 | 899 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 | 739 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 | 143 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 | 64 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 | 638 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 | 1,165 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 | 666 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 | 626 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 | 594 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 | 859 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.