The Indian Maharadja to support The Hook’s coverage of youth and schools hockey

The Indian Maharadja to support The Hook’s coverage of youth and schools hockey

September 12, 2019 | 865 views | Leave a comment

The Hook is delighted to link up with The Indian Maharadja with the Dutch lifestyle Hockey Brand set to support our coverage of youth and schools hockey this season.

Bray strike late for first win of season; Tarf streak rolls on

Bray strike late for first win of season; Tarf streak rolls on

February 10, 2020 | 522 views | Leave a comment

A brilliant final quarter salvo from Bray saw them win their first game of the men’s Leinster Division One season, outdoing Weston 5-3; Clontarf’s winning streak rolls on

Away goals rule in men’s EYHL as reds snatch big win while Garvey almost shocked by YM

Away goals rule in men’s EYHL as reds snatch big win while Garvey almost shocked by YM

February 9, 2020 | 799 views | Leave a comment

Five away wins in the men’s EYHL with a huge 36 goals registered; Corinthian were the one side from the bottom half to win as YM came close to a big result against Lisnagarvey

Loreto go clear as Alex continue their rise as major players in women’s EYHL

Loreto go clear as Alex continue their rise as major players in women’s EYHL

February 9, 2020 | 505 views | Leave a comment

Loreto moved three points clear at the head of the women’s EYHL as Old Alex landed a big win at Pegasus; Belfast Quins nick draw against Muckross while Pembroke tie with Insta. UCD saw off Railway

Saturday round-up – February 8

Saturday round-up – February 8

February 8, 2020 | 1,185 views | Leave a comment

A bounty of goals across the EYHL, Leinster and Munster division one competitions; here’s the Saturday round-up

Women’s EYHL as competitive as it has ever been says O’Flanagan

Women’s EYHL as competitive as it has ever been says O’Flanagan

February 8, 2020 | 517 views | Leave a comment

Muckross striker Anna O’Flanagan says the spread of talent across the women’s EY Hockey League has made the national division as competitive as it has ever been.

Bottom half looking to avoid being cut adrift by top five at midway point

Bottom half looking to avoid being cut adrift by top five at midway point

February 7, 2020 | 217 views | Leave a comment

The bottom half meet the top half in the men’s EY Hockey League with the likes of Pembroke, Glenanne and Corinthian hoping they can start bridging the five-point gap that has emerged in the middle.

Bray land double sponsorship coup

Bray land double sponsorship coup

February 4, 2020 | 291 views | Leave a comment

Bray Hockey Club are delighted to announce the dual sponsorship of the Ladies 1sts squad. Murphy McElligott Solicitors in Dun Laoghaire have come on board as the title sponsor of the squad in addition to a three-year sponsorship with Arcade Jewellers in Bray.

North Kildare on a roll to reignite battle at the bottom

North Kildare on a roll to reignite battle at the bottom

February 3, 2020 | 254 views | Leave a comment

North Kildare made it two wins from two games since the return of the women’s Leinster Division One to action as they got the better of Rathgar 2-0.

Thrills and spills galore as Couse hits four and Gar win 6-5

Thrills and spills galore as Couse hits four and Gar win 6-5

February 3, 2020 | 673 views | Leave a comment

Avoca and Rathgar both won wild games in the men’s Leinster Division One, taking the spoils from seven and 11-goal thrillers, respectively, as Clontarf’s juggernaut keeps on rolling.

Euro-bound Railway on the National Indoor double

Euro-bound Railway on the National Indoor double

February 3, 2020 | 552 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union did the indoor double as their men and women both prevailed in Galway’s Kingfisher Hall, earning a place in Europe for 2021.

Kealy’s marquee moment adds her name to Senior Cup final folklore

Kealy’s marquee moment adds her name to Senior Cup final folklore

February 3, 2020 | 849 views | Leave a comment

Emily Kealy wrote her name in Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup folklore as she whipped home a penalty stroke five minutes from time to earn Loreto Beaufort their first title in a dozen years at Belfield.

Corinthian win thriller as Ards remain unbeaten

Corinthian win thriller as Ards remain unbeaten

February 2, 2020 | 250 views | Leave a comment

Corinthian won a cracking contest at Garryduff to make it five wins from five in Pool A of the women’s EYHL Division 2; Ards top Pool B after grabbing a late draw at Queen’s

Loreto move level with Pegasus as Sargent makes telling return

Loreto move level with Pegasus as Sargent makes telling return

February 2, 2020 | 585 views | Leave a comment

Loreto picked up a strong win over Belfast Harlequins to move into a share of top spot as Pegasus drew with Muckross; Old Alex, UCD and Cork Harlequins win, too

Garvey move five clear as men’s EYHL returns in feisty style

Garvey move five clear as men’s EYHL returns in feisty style

February 2, 2020 | 818 views | Leave a comment

Lisnagarvey moved into a five point lead at the summit of the EY Irish Hockey League after narrowly defeating Monkstown; UCD held off Glenanne, Bann hammer YMCA, Sothern’s six sees off Dale and Marlay derby ends in draw

Saturday round-up – February 1

Saturday round-up – February 1

February 2, 2020 | 1,077 views | Leave a comment

Garvey narrowly won the big tussle in the men’s EYHL; Loreto joined Pegasus at top of women’s division; loads of goals around the island; here’s the round-up

Pegasus looking to continue hot streak into 2020 in highly competitive women’s EYHL

Pegasus looking to continue hot streak into 2020 in highly competitive women’s EYHL

February 1, 2020 | 603 views | Leave a comment

If the second phase of the women’s EY Hockey League season matches the pre-Christmas encounters, it promises to be an epic run from now until May. Just one game had more than two goals in the difference of the 34 played to date; lots of late goals have seen points swing from side to side. […]

Garvey host Town in huge tussle as men’s EYHL returns

Garvey host Town in huge tussle as men’s EYHL returns

February 1, 2020 | 586 views | Leave a comment

The pre-Christmas pace-setters in the men’s EY Hockey League meet in an enticing opening gambit to 2020 with Lisnagarvey welcoming Monkstown with top spot on the line.

Loreto Beaufort and Newpark showdown on Sunday in schoolgirls Senior Cup final

Loreto Beaufort and Newpark showdown on Sunday in schoolgirls Senior Cup final

January 31, 2020 | 526 views | Leave a comment

The Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup final is hoping to attract a wider audience by moving to a Sunday date rather than its usual midweek spot as Newpark Comprehensive face Loreto Beaufort at Belfield (1.45pm).

Voice of the EHL the audio guide for National Indoor Trophy finals

Voice of the EHL the audio guide for National Indoor Trophy finals

January 31, 2020 | 469 views | Leave a comment

The Voice of the EHL Nick Irvine will provide his dulcet tones to the soundtrack of the National Indoor Trophy on Sunday as the champions of 2020 will be crowned at Galway’s Kingfisher Hall.

Tumilty keen to get rebuilding process up and running after interim extension

Tumilty keen to get rebuilding process up and running after interim extension

January 31, 2020 | 389 views | Leave a comment

Mark Tumilty is keen to use his extended time as interim men’s coach to start the rebuilding process after Hockey Ireland confirmed he will stay in the role until the end of the Olympic cycle.

Loreto win Kilkenny derby to win South East crown

Loreto win Kilkenny derby to win South East crown

January 28, 2020 | 366 views | Leave a comment

Loreto Kilkenny ended city rivals Kilkenny College’s reign as South East champions with a super win, earning them a place in the Kate Russell All-Ireland Schools championships.

Green Army fall to Germany but defeat South Africa in Stellenbosch

Green Army fall to Germany but defeat South Africa in Stellenbosch

January 26, 2020 | 1,049 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women recorded their biggest ever win over South Africa from a mixed bag of fixtures in Stellenbosch over the weekend.

Rovers survive huge semi-final scare to land Leinster title

Rovers survive huge semi-final scare to land Leinster title

January 26, 2020 | 649 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers survived an almighty semi-final scare to retain the Leinster men’s indoor league title and keep alive hopes of a fourth National Indoor Trophy in succession.

Ireland’s glistening silver lining and promotion in Bratislava

Ireland’s glistening silver lining and promotion in Bratislava

January 26, 2020 | 722 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women earned European indoor promotion at the first attempt after they romped over the line in Bratislava, earning them a silver medal from the third tier of continental competition with two big wins on Sunday..

North Kildare off the mark as Rathgar win too in women’s Division One

North Kildare off the mark as Rathgar win too in women’s Division One

January 26, 2020 | 613 views | Leave a comment

The bottom two in women’s Leinster Division one both landed wins to get 2020 up and running on the front foot as North Kildare beat Avoca while Rathgar edged out Clontarf.

Gar back into top three as leading pair run up the goals

Gar back into top three as leading pair run up the goals

January 26, 2020 | 572 views | Leave a comment

Rathgar returned to the top three in men’s Leinster Division One as the big guns had too much firepower in their respective games for the side at the other end of the table.

Ireland on brink of second place and promotion in Slovakia

Ireland on brink of second place and promotion in Slovakia

January 25, 2020 | 376 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s indoor women put themselves in a super position to land one of the two promotion spots on offer in Slovakia as they beat the hosts in a thriller before seeing off Denmark.

Saturday round-up – January 25

Saturday round-up – January 25

January 25, 2020 | 474 views | Leave a comment

The Irish indoor team got into the frame for a promotion place with two wins; the outdoor side lost in SA; results too from Leinster Division One and the IJC

FIH reject Hockey Ireland calls for a review of video referral system

FIH reject Hockey Ireland calls for a review of video referral system

January 25, 2020 | 148 views | Leave a comment

FIH CEO Thierry Weil has rejected calls from Hockey Ireland for a review of the video referral system, prompted by the Irish men’s loss to Canada which denied them a place at Tokyo 2020.

Ireland face big Slovakia battle after opening day win and loss

Ireland face big Slovakia battle after opening day win and loss

January 24, 2020 | 413 views | Leave a comment

Ireland ended day one of the women’s EuroHockey Indoor Championships III in Slovakia in contention for a potential promotion place following a 5-0 win over Portugal and a 5-1 loss to Spain.

Experience no issue for Irish women’s indoor side for Euro return

Experience no issue for Irish women’s indoor side for Euro return

January 23, 2020 | 480 views | Leave a comment

Experience is no prerequisite this weekend in Bratislava as Ireland’s women return to European action for the first time since their sixth place finish in the top tier back in 1990.

Lloyd’s Leinster final double has Railway on track; Fox thrilled for Euro indoor debut

Lloyd’s Leinster final double has Railway on track; Fox thrilled for Euro indoor debut

January 20, 2020 | 672 views | Leave a comment

Lily Lloyd’s perfectly placed double saw Railway Union retain the Leinster women’s indoor league as they withstood Muckross’s late rush in the final at St Columba’s.

Tice drags Ireland to first win of Olympic year

Tice drags Ireland to first win of Olympic year

January 20, 2020 | 551 views | Leave a comment

Lena Tice’s 33rd minute penalty corner drag-flick saw Ireland get their six-game series in South Africa up and running with a win, starting OIympic year on the front foot.

Jackson hopeful indoor bronze will lead to bigger things

Jackson hopeful indoor bronze will lead to bigger things

January 19, 2020 | 342 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men struck twice in the closing two minutes to snatch a bronze medal from the EuroHockey Indoor Championships III in Santander, crowning a satisfying first weekend back in the game.

Late goals pivotal for UCD and Loreto in Jacqui Potter Cup

Late goals pivotal for UCD and Loreto in Jacqui Potter Cup

January 19, 2020 | 538 views | Leave a comment

UCD and Loreto both nabbed crucial goals to pave their way into the Jacqui Potter Cup semi-finals where they will be joined by Pembroke and Old Alex.

Bronze medal match awaits Ireland after loss and a win

Bronze medal match awaits Ireland after loss and a win

January 18, 2020 | 298 views | Leave a comment

The Irish men’s indoor side finished the day with a bronze medal match assured, copper-fastened by a 4-0 win over Slovenia in their final group game of the EuroHockey Indoor Championship III in Santander.

Saturday round-up – January 18

Saturday round-up – January 18

January 18, 2020 | 445 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men did enough to get a Euro indoor bronze match; the Jacqui Potter semi-finalists were confirmed amid widespread frost; here’s the round-up

Indoor men take the lessons from first international for 33 years

Indoor men take the lessons from first international for 33 years

January 17, 2020 | 758 views | Leave a comment

“A good day, a challenging day and a really educational day, an amazing experience,” John Jackson reflected after a draw and a loss marked Ireland’s return to indoor international action after 33 years.

Selection set to be toughest yet with only 16 spots for Tokyo

Selection set to be toughest yet with only 16 spots for Tokyo

January 17, 2020 | 1,065 views | Leave a comment

Anna O’Flanagan is anticipating the most “cut-throat” selection processes as Olympic year begins in earnest this Sunday for Tokyo with their first match of their a warm-weather training camp in South Africa.

Beaufort and Newpark shoot their way to intriguing Senior Cup final

Beaufort and Newpark shoot their way to intriguing Senior Cup final

January 16, 2020 | 1,284 views | Leave a comment

Loreto Beaufort and Newpark Comprehensive provide an intriguing Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup final duo with both seeking a first title in quite some time after they both snuck through via a shoot-out at Grange Road.

Wesley’s late flurry lands boys Senior A league crown

Wesley’s late flurry lands boys Senior A league crown

January 16, 2020 | 493 views | Leave a comment

Wesley retained the Leinster schoolboys senior A league as they got the best of a late flurry of goals at Whitechurch Park, getting the best of St Andrew’s College 2-1 in Wednesday’s final.

Jackson raring to go for Irish indoor return in Santander

Jackson raring to go for Irish indoor return in Santander

January 16, 2020 | 209 views | Leave a comment

After 33 years wait, the Irish men’s indoor side finally return to action on Friday with a double-header against Wales (11am) and Scotland (5pm) in Santander in the EuroHockey Championships III.

Women’s Irish Under-23 and 21 squads and program outlined for 2020

Women’s Irish Under-23 and 21 squads and program outlined for 2020

January 13, 2020 | 1,750 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s Under-23 and 21 development panels and program of camps for 2020 have been laid out, providing a continued pathway for players to feed into the senior squad.

Hosts prevail for third successive year at Leinster schoolgirls indoor plate

Hosts prevail for third successive year at Leinster schoolgirls indoor plate

January 13, 2020 | 400 views | Leave a comment

For a third successive year, the hosts prevailed at the Leinster schoolgirls indoor plate tournament with King’s Hospital winning in their home hall their final success against Mount Temple.

Pembroke’s magic eight minute spell; Rathgar win seven-goal thriller

Pembroke’s magic eight minute spell; Rathgar win seven-goal thriller

January 12, 2020 | 704 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke struck three times in the last eight minutes to win the big Jacqui Potter Cup second round derby against Muckross, prevailing 5-2 for a deceptive final scoreline in the squally rain. Hayley O’Donnell and Ava Beatty helped Pembroke into a 2-1 lead at half-time with Susie Cannon getting the Muckross reply with goalkeeper Kate […]

Monkstown, Railway, Muckross and North Kildare win through in indoor league

Monkstown, Railway, Muckross and North Kildare win through in indoor league

January 12, 2020 | 371 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown, Railway Union A, Muckross and North Kildare all advanced to the final four of their respective Leinster Indoor League competitions following quarter-final day at St Columba’s.

Andrew’s reach both Senior A and B league finals with Wes and Kilian’s intent on stopping them

Andrew’s reach both Senior A and B league finals with Wes and Kilian’s intent on stopping them

January 11, 2020 | 522 views | Leave a comment

St Andrew’s will meet Wesley in the Leinster Schoolboys Senior A league final next Wednesday following contrasting wins in Friday’s semi-finals; Andrew’s B meet Kilian’s in the Senior B final

Saturday round-up – January 11

Saturday round-up – January 11

January 11, 2020 | 684 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke’s late salvo saw them advance in the Jacqui Potter Cup while the other EYHL sides emerged unscathed against lower tier opposition; Rathgar won on the men’s side; here’s the round-up

Playoff Sunday in indoor leagues; big guns enter Jacqui Potter stage

Playoff Sunday in indoor leagues; big guns enter Jacqui Potter stage

January 10, 2020 | 533 views | Leave a comment

The Leinster indoor leagues reach the playoff stage on Sunday with the remaining semi-final places up for grabs at St Columba’s College. The women’s competition still has some unfinished business on Saturday evening with unbeaten UCD facing winless Old Alex and Bray. The relevance of the ties will determine the make-up of the playoffs. Two […]

Carroll hails virtues of indoor for local and international development

Carroll hails virtues of indoor for local and international development

January 10, 2020 | 304 views | Leave a comment

Irish men’s indoor coach Kenny Carroll is thrilled to see the country make its long-awaited return to international action, believing the code to be a key method of developing the sport locally and beyond.