Trinity land maiden women’s EYHL victory at Santry

Trinity land maiden women’s EYHL victory at Santry

October 9, 2017 | 764 views | Leave a comment

The Santry Avenue students edged out Pembroke to land an important win; UCD bounced back in style while no team has a perfect record anymore after Cork Harlequins, Ards and Pegasus all drew

Glens and Rovers on top while honours even in Cork and Monkstown

Glens and Rovers on top while honours even in Cork and Monkstown

October 9, 2017 | 776 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne and Three Rock Rovers both moved up to six points in the men’s EYHL thanks to their respective wins; Cork C of I were caught late on by Annadale while Pembroke and Monkstown drew too

Not all superheros wear capes, the best ones naturally lead by example

Not all superheros wear capes, the best ones naturally lead by example

October 8, 2017 | 2,161 views | Leave a comment

Carl Allen pays tribute to Philip Duke who passed away this week following his untimely death; most recently, Dukie was in Valencia working with the Irish Under-21s, the latest in a myriad of roles he was involved in

Saturday round-up – October 7

Saturday round-up – October 7

October 7, 2017 | 1,043 views | Leave a comment

All the key results from the EYHL and the Leinster and Munster Division Ones after a busy Saturday of action

“Double Goal” augments Bann’s frustrations in Barcelona

“Double Goal” augments Bann’s frustrations in Barcelona

October 7, 2017 | 581 views | Leave a comment

The “double-goal” introduced for the Euro Hockey League added a harsher look to an already inflated scoreline as they fell 6-0 to Poland’s WKS Grunwald Poznan in their opening game in Barcelona.

Potential new women’s EYHL order attempt to back up their credentials

Potential new women’s EYHL order attempt to back up their credentials

October 7, 2017 | 436 views | Leave a comment

With last season’s top two both losing on opening day, the second day of the women’s EY Hockey League will help give a good idea of whether a new order is developing and who can emerge from the pack.

Glenanne switch base to St Andrew’s for Cookstown visit

Glenanne switch base to St Andrew’s for Cookstown visit

October 7, 2017 | 793 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne’s men start a new departure on Saturday as they make the move from the club’s spiritual west Dublin base to St Andrew’s College for their home games this season.

UCD off to flying start in Leinster Division One

UCD off to flying start in Leinster Division One

October 5, 2017 | 695 views | Leave a comment

With two wins in four days, UCD’s men showed few ill-effects of their relegation to Leinster Division One, marking themselves out as one to watch this season.

Several Irish Under-21s get senior chance after Euro reprieve

Several Irish Under-21s get senior chance after Euro reprieve

October 5, 2017 | 257 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-21 women’s team had their status in the top tier of European competition assured thanks to an EHF executive board decision this week, keeping their hopes of playing in the 2020 Junior World Cup alive.

Bann looking to repeat EHL ROUND1 heroics

Bann looking to repeat EHL ROUND1 heroics

October 5, 2017 | 250 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge head out to Barcelona this weekend, hoping to match their incredible exploits from 12 months ago as they look to progress from ROUND1 of the Euro Hockey League once again.

Tour memories among Meeke’s most cherished as Irish star takes on new role with DB Sports

Tour memories among Meeke’s most cherished as Irish star takes on new role with DB Sports

October 3, 2017 | 536 views | Leave a comment

The Hook caught up with Loreto’s Ali Meeke to talk about her new role with DB Sports Tours and how she cannot wait to be back in the midst of the club season after the international summer

Dungannon making waves on opening day in Ulster

Dungannon making waves on opening day in Ulster

October 3, 2017 | 263 views | Leave a comment

Dungannon ladies swept to their second win over North Down in the space of four days as they opened their Ulster Premier League campaign with a 5-1 victory over the Comber side on Saturday

Reds cling on to four-goal start to see of Glens

Reds cling on to four-goal start to see of Glens

October 2, 2017 | 498 views | Leave a comment

Corinthian just about held on to beat Glenanne 4-3 on day two of women’s Leinster Division One, a win built around a brilliant spell of four goals inside 15 minutes at Whitechurch Park.

Garvey get the best of Town on men’s opening day

Garvey get the best of Town on men’s opening day

October 1, 2017 | 553 views | Leave a comment

Lisnagarvey scored the big win as they struck twice in the second half to beat another of last year’s playoff sides; TRR and Bann won comfortably while Glenanne and Pembroke won narrow battles

Quins end UCD’s 20-game unbeaten run in women’s EYHL

Quins end UCD’s 20-game unbeaten run in women’s EYHL

October 1, 2017 | 708 views | Leave a comment

Cork Harlequins came from a goal down to beat UCD and end their incredible unbeaten run in the women’s EYHL; Ulster trio win their ties against Leinster outfits as Loreto and Railway draw

Saturday round-up – September 30

Saturday round-up – September 30

September 30, 2017 | 798 views | Leave a comment

A busy day across the EY Hockey League and the Leinster and Munster Division One for both men and women; check out all the results and pics from UCD vs Cork Harlequins from Belfield

KH and Kilkenny end long wait for All-Ireland spots

KH and Kilkenny end long wait for All-Ireland spots

September 30, 2017 | 583 views | Leave a comment

King’s Hospital and Kilkenny College both broke their long wait to qualify for the All-Ireland Schoolboys Championships on Friday as they won through from their respective Leinster groups.

UCC’s glut of arrivals to put it up to Bandon

UCC’s glut of arrivals to put it up to Bandon

September 30, 2017 | 435 views | Leave a comment

A year after a big exodus, UCC have belatedly found a batch of 13 newcomers that have the potential to suggest last season’s sixth – and last – place finish last term in Munster men’s Division One was a blip.

The season starts here: Leinster men’s Division one runners and riders take shape for first full series

The season starts here: Leinster men’s Division one runners and riders take shape for first full series

September 29, 2017 | 840 views | Leave a comment

With YMCA and Weston already off to winning starts, men’s Leinster Division One kicks off in earnest on Saturday with the first full series of games in the competition.

The season starts here: UCD the ones to catch in women’s EYHL

The season starts here: UCD the ones to catch in women’s EYHL

September 29, 2017 | 840 views | Leave a comment

To be a great champion, teams need great rivals. For UCD last season, while they won the three national titles on offer, it was the close margins that made their success so significant last season.

Pembroke – Women’s EY Hockey League preview

Pembroke – Women’s EY Hockey League preview

September 29, 2017 | 335 views | Comments (1)

Along with Belfast Harlequins, Pembroke have made probably the most exciting additions during the summer and they will be one of the sides to watch

UCD – Women’s EY Hockey League preview

UCD – Women’s EY Hockey League preview

September 28, 2017 | 410 views | Comments (1)

The (almost) all-conquering champions will take the field for the new season as one of the clear favourites for the three national titles this time around

Trinity – Women’s EY Hockey League preview

Trinity – Women’s EY Hockey League preview

September 28, 2017 | 399 views | Leave a comment

Trinity moved up to the EY Hockey League for the first time in a blaze of glory following an immaculate season, winning the Leinster league unbeaten, adding the Jacqui Potter Shield and, eventually, the promotion playoffs

Railway Union – Women’s EY Hockey League

Railway Union – Women’s EY Hockey League

September 28, 2017 | 391 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union will look to close the gap to the top four following a fifth place finish last season, seven points off the playoff places, and a Jacqui Potter Cup success.

Pegasus – Women’s EY Hockey League

Pegasus – Women’s EY Hockey League

September 28, 2017 | 458 views | Leave a comment

The arrival of Shirley McCay, Irish women’s sport’s most capped player, from Ulster Elks is one of the moves of the summer and gives Pegasus a hugely experienced operator and leader

Loreto – Women’s EY Hockey League preview

Loreto – Women’s EY Hockey League preview

September 28, 2017 | 382 views | Leave a comment

After a slow start to last season with one win in their first five games, the Beaufort side finished with four straight wins to cap a fine regular season.

Hermes-Monkstown – Women’s EY Hockey League preview

Hermes-Monkstown – Women’s EY Hockey League preview

September 28, 2017 | 464 views | Comments (1)

A big turnover in players over the summer will see a lot of youth get their chance this year as Hermes-Monkstown look to consolidate and rebuild.

Cork Harlequins – Women’s EY Hockey League preview

Cork Harlequins – Women’s EY Hockey League preview

September 28, 2017 | 305 views | Comments (1)

A third place finish in the EYHL and an Irish Senior Cup final showed real progression for the Cork side last year and they will look to build further on that with a settled side for 2017/18

Belfast Harlequins – Women’s EY Hockey League preview

Belfast Harlequins – Women’s EY Hockey League preview

September 28, 2017 | 355 views | Comments (1)

Belfast Harlequins are very excited abut the upcoming season with the new signings and returning players with Irish internationals Lizzie Colvin and Zoe Wilson certainly the ones to catch the eye.

Ards – Women’s EY Hockey League preview

Ards – Women’s EY Hockey League preview

September 28, 2017 | 284 views | Comments (1)

Ards enjoyed a streaky season last time around, losing their first three before winning four in-a-row, a run of results that ultimately meant they ended up safe in mid-table without any major threat of relegation or a playoff spot.

The season starts here: Men’s EYHL season all set for tip off

The season starts here: Men’s EYHL season all set for tip off

September 28, 2017 | 1,372 views | Leave a comment

After a couple of weeks delay, the men’s EY Hockey League tips off on Saturday with the race to be the third champion of the national league starting in earnest.

Three Rock Rovers – men’s EY Hockey League preview

Three Rock Rovers – men’s EY Hockey League preview

September 28, 2017 | 489 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock will certainly not have the element of surprise with them this season as they enter the season as the reigning EY Champions Trophy winners.

Railway Union – men’s EYHL Division One preview

Railway Union – men’s EYHL Division One preview

September 28, 2017 | 582 views | Leave a comment

It’s difficult to know quite to make of the squad available to Alan Browne for his first season as Railway Union coach following a glut of players coming in and out during the summer.

Pembroke – men’s EY Hockey League

Pembroke – men’s EY Hockey League

September 28, 2017 | 620 views | Comments (1)

With six new arrivals, Jonny Caren’s Pembroke have their sights firmly set on closing the gap to the top four after a season in mid-table last time around.

Monkstown – men’s EY Hockey League preview

Monkstown – men’s EY Hockey League preview

September 28, 2017 | 553 views | Comments (1)

With Lee Cole and Kyle Good not around for the season, Monkstown will be a side with a number of opportunities for young players to stake their claim in their panel on an ongoing basis for the new season.

Lisnagarvey – men’s EY Hockey League preview

Lisnagarvey – men’s EY Hockey League preview

September 28, 2017 | 411 views | Leave a comment

The 2016 national champions go into the season as one of the main contenders for the title once again with a wealth of top class talent.

Glenanne – Men’s EY Hockey League

Glenanne – Men’s EY Hockey League

September 28, 2017 | 587 views | Leave a comment

A large influx of players has strengthened Glenanne whose squad was a little thin at times last season and should see them and their second string have more numbers to make a sustained push for the playoff places

Cork C of I – men’s EY Hockey League preview

Cork C of I – men’s EY Hockey League preview

September 28, 2017 | 738 views | Leave a comment

Big changes have taken place over the summer break with three players headed to Dublin and playing their hockey with Pembroke, now taking the number of former CI men playing for the Dublin 4 club to four.

Cookstown – men’s EY Hockey League preview

Cookstown – men’s EY Hockey League preview

September 28, 2017 | 377 views | Comments (1)

Cookstown move back up to the top table, swapping places with UCD in the EY Hockey League for the second successive season via the playoffs system.

Banbridge – men’s EY Hockey League preview

Banbridge – men’s EY Hockey League preview

September 28, 2017 | 456 views | Comments (1)

For Mark Tumilty and his side, the big challenge in the early stages of this season is to try and replace their key defensive totems Matthew Bell and Kyle Marshall.

Annadale – Men’s EY Hockey League preview

Annadale – Men’s EY Hockey League preview

September 28, 2017 | 391 views | Comments (1)

Peter Caruth and his young charges will initially be targeting survival as they look to build on their promotion in the spring via the EY Hockey League playoffs.

Scott’s Muckross young guns working out the way forward

Scott’s Muckross young guns working out the way forward

September 25, 2017 | 831 views | Leave a comment

Muckross and Old Alex gave an early indication that they will once again be contenders for the playoff places following opening day wins in Leinster Division One.

McClelland snatches Quins draw after early Kirk Cup cracker

McClelland snatches Quins draw after early Kirk Cup cracker

September 25, 2017 | 628 views | Leave a comment

John Flack rounds up the weekend’s hockey in Ulster, looking back on a thriller between Belfast Harlequins and NICS and all the other action from the Kirk Cup, Linden Cup, Ulster Shield and Senior Cup

O’Grady whips in crucial late goal as Leinster edge out Ulster U-18s; northern province wins Under-16 title

O’Grady whips in crucial late goal as Leinster edge out Ulster U-18s; northern province wins Under-16 title

September 24, 2017 | 902 views | Leave a comment

Ben O’Grady’s drag-flick four minutes from full-time earned Leinster’s Under-18s a dramatic schoolboys interprovincial title at Grange Road, whipping home for a crucial fourth goal in a 4-1 win over Munster.

Saturday round-up – September 23

Saturday round-up – September 23

September 23, 2017 | 932 views | Leave a comment

All the latest scores from the schoolboy interpros as well as the Leinster and Munster women’s Division One opening day scores

Hockey Ireland and IHUA reach detente as EY matches to go ahead on September 30

Hockey Ireland and IHUA reach detente as EY matches to go ahead on September 30

September 23, 2017 | 608 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland and the IHUA confirmed jointly on Friday evening that the IHUA will appoint umpires to the EYHL matches scheduled for September 30 and matches will, therefore, go ahead.

Munster Hockey gets late reprieve for season to start on time

Munster Hockey gets late reprieve for season to start on time

September 22, 2017 | 704 views | Leave a comment

Munster Hockey’s threat of a blanket cancelation of fixtures has been put on hold but the threat remains in place should no nominations for a vice-president of the provincial organisation be forthcoming.

Leinster challengers line up for new season – the women’s Division One runners and riders for 2017/18

Leinster challengers line up for new season – the women’s Division One runners and riders for 2017/18

September 22, 2017 | 914 views | Leave a comment

While the EY Hockey Leagues are on hiatus once again, the Leinster women’s league does make its seasonal bow on Saturday with a full programme on the menu.

Ulster Hockey launch new initiative for Over-50s

Ulster Hockey launch new initiative for Over-50s

September 22, 2017 | 297 views | Leave a comment

Ulster hockey has launched a new initiative aimed at male hockey players in the over-50 age-group, who are either still playing for clubs or would like to revive their careers.

Boys interpros takes early season slot to beat the frost

Boys interpros takes early season slot to beat the frost

September 21, 2017 | 727 views | Leave a comment

Following last year’s deep November frost, the schoolboy interpros move to the much earlier September spot this weekend at Grange Road, starting on Friday afternoon.