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Rathgar struck twice late on to earn the spoils from the closest run tie of men’s Leinster Division One’s opening round against Dublin University. Two goals in the last 10 minutes saw them prevail 4-2 to give them a strong start to the campaign. Gar took an early lead when they won the ball high […]
Ulster did the girls interprovincial double as both their Under-18 and 16s produced unbeaten records to win their respective titles.
Ireland’s women ran up a lively 4-2 victory over China on Sunday evening at Belfield as they ramp up their preparations for November’s Olympic qualifying ties against Canada.
Newly promoted UCD got the better of Three Rock; Lisnagarvey hit Pembroke for six; Brownlow strikes late for 3-2 win over YM; Corinthian draw with Annadale while Town tie with Bann
UCD defeated Three Rock on their return to the EYHL; Glenanne struck late on while Garvey made a major statement; check out all the key results from the EYHL, Leinster Division One and the interpros
The Irish Hockey Umpires Association (IHUA) is delighted to announce that it has signed an exciting clothing partnership with Specialist Sports Limited, the exclusive distributor for Adidas hockey equipment in the UK and Ireland.
Munster hockey’s biggest derby returns for the first time in four seasons as Cork C of I and Harlequins face off on the opening day of men’s Division One on Saturday. We look forward to the new season
Garryduff is the venue as Munster plays host for the girls Under-18 and 16 interpros this weekend with three days, 10 teams and 20 matches to savour.
The men’s EY Hockey League is back with a bang after a busy summer with plenty of high profile players and coaches making moves around the island and beyond.
With Corinthian and UCD promoted, the battle for Leinster Division One supremacy will take on a very different hue this season with the jostling for EYHL and EYHL2 place set to be a fascinating one.
Pels and Hockey Ireland grasping unique chance to promote the sport with ambitious qualifiers projectSeptember 19, 2019 | 227 views |
Hockey Ireland CEO Jerome Pels says the sport is grasping a “unique set of circumstances” at the launch of the ambitious project to host November’s Olympic qualifiers at Energia Park in Donnybrook.
New coach Mark Tumilty says it is crucial to get the Irish men’s side back playing with a smile on their face for the helter-skelter six-week preparation phase for the Olympic qualifiers in west Vancouver against Canada.
EY Ireland announced it will continue its sponsorship of Hockey Ireland’s highest level of domestic competition – the EY Hockey League – for a further three years.
Final preparations in place for Olympic qualifiers for both sides as China visit Dublin this weekendSeptember 17, 2019 | 509 views |
Ireland’s men are to play recently-crowned European and reigning world champions Belgium in an away international next month after two games with France in Bordeaux to prepare for their upcoming Olympic qualifying double-header with Canada in Vancouver
UCD opened their upgraded Belfield pitch this week as the club looks forward to a busy season with both the men’s and women’s first teams prepare for EYHL campaigns. The works took place over the summer and saw the pitch re-levelled, re-carpeted and a new floodlighting system and fence installed bringing the stadium up to […]
Munster won their the Under-18 boys interprovincial title for the first time in 15 years as they produced an immaculate unbeaten run over the weekend in Stormont.
Mark Tumilty will head up the Irish senior men’s team as head coach with assistance from Jason Lee for their upcoming Olympic qualifier campaign in Canada in October.
The Under-18 and 16 boys interprovincial tournaments raise the curtain on the new domestic season as Stormont hosts the annual contest for regional bragging rights.
Hockey Ireland have confirmed ambitious plans to install a drop-in pitch at Donnybrook’s Energia Park for the women’s side’s Olympic qualifiers which take place on November 2nd and 3rd against Canada.
Given the chance from the offers on the table, the Irish men would likely have plumped for a trip to West Vancouver to face Canada for a place at the Tokyo Olympics.
McCay and Watkins’ full focus on finally reaching Olympic promised land with Canada date set in stoneSeptember 9, 2019 | 590 views |
When the glitchy live draw stream suddenly popped up with Ireland’s women facing Canada, it elicited staccato laughter and the odd cheer and hand-clap from the fully assembled Green Army squad.
Hockey Ireland has confirmed the new rule changes to the domestic game which will take effect from 1st August 2019. These changes will be introduced at all levels of adult hockey and there will some impact for the grassroots of hockey.
Visitors Holcombe and Armagh were the winners of the annual Nigel Cheevers Memorial Tournament at Steelweld Park in Cookstown over the weekend.
Hockey Ireland has laid out the draw for the opening rounds of this season’s Irish Senior Cup with the women’s competition primarily taking place in the next eight weeks.
Ireland’s women and men will find out their Olympic qualifier opponent on September 9th, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed.
Ireland men’s hockey captain Jonny Bell has expressed his regret at head coach Alexander Cox’s decision to quit the job after only a year in charge and with just eight weeks to go before the crucial Olympic qualifiers
Katie Mullan’s 58th minute winner secured fifth place for Ireland from the women’s EuroHockey Championships in Belgium as they beat Russia 3-2.
Ireland fell to a devastating 4-0 defeat to Wales on the final day of the men’s Belfius EuroHockey Championships, ending up eighth and dropping to the second tier for 2021.
All-time top scorer Anna O’Flanagan added another vital goal to her memorable collection to earn Ireland a 2-1 win over Belgium that all but secures safety for the 2021 edition of the European Championships.
Ireland’s men go into Saturday’s final EuroHockey Championship tie with Wales in a perilous position with their chances of avoiding the drop largely out of their hands after a 2-1 loss to England.
Ireland’s women fell tantalisingly short of a first European Championships semi-final berth with their 1-1 draw against Germany not quite enough to see them through in Antwerp.
Ireland’s men have two huge tussles ahead of them to stay in the top tier of European hockey after their 5-0 loss to Germany in Antwerp.
An incredible display of penalty corner conversion saw Ireland run up their biggest ever win in the top tier of the European Championships, smashing Belarus 11-0 in Antwerp.
Following the recent Roadshows around the province, Leinster Hockey have been going through the feedback received from clubs. One area that stands out was the lack of awareness within clubs about how to access Government funds via the Sports Capital Grant which can be used not just for big ticket items like pitch replacement but […]
A huge late fightback saw Ireland salvage what could be a crucial point in their Belfius EuroHockey Championships campaign, coming back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with Scotland in Antwerp.
Ireland’s women produced a rousing last quarter but could not find an equaliser from their opening Belfius EuroHockey Championships tie in Antwerp.
Ireland’s men fell to a tough opening 5-1 loss to the three in-a-row chasing Netherlands at the Belfius EuroHockey Championships in the teeming rain in Antwerp.
Gemma Frazer has quit Belfast Harlequins after three seasons with the EY Irish Hockey League club and has joined Armagh in a shock move
Blood, sweat and tears: Jackson eye still on the prize after 250 caps as sixth Euro campaigns beckonAugust 15, 2019 | 938 views |
“I’ve just got to be grateful Bruce has such a soft forehead!” Eight years ago, as his eye slowly made its way back into place over the course of three weeks, it is unlikely John Jackson could have envisaged playing his 250th international cap in the lead-up to the 2019 EuroHockey Championships. He became just […]
New Irish coach Sean Dancer says there will be a “couple of tricks up our sleeve” when the Green Army take on England and his long-time mentor on Sunday in his first world ranking game in charge.
The US university hockey season is fast-approaching with 15 Irish players looking forward to the Division One campaign with scrimmages coming up in the next week.
Ayeisha McFerran has been passed fit to play some part in the women’s EuroHockey Championships which get underway next weekend in Antwerp. The Larne woman did feature in either of the recent series against Italy and Belgium but she has been named in coach Sean Dancer’s panel of 18 for the competition alongside Liz Murphy […]
Ireland’s women got a taster of the turf of the new European Championships in Antwerp as they fell to next to the competition hosts Belgium 4-2 in a challenge match.
Men’s international test match Ireland 1 (M Robson) Spain 2 (X Lleonart, A Beltran) Ireland’s men fell to a 2-1 loss to Spain in their final warm-up game for the European Championships. Michael Robson gave Alexander Cox’s side a first half lead from play in the sweltering Terrassa heat on Tuesday morning. But the tie […]
The Ireland men’s Over-35s landed bronze at the first European Cup in their age group following a fine set of performances in Rotterdam.
It’s a year to the day since Ireland’s women won the hearts and minds of the nation by lifting the silver medals at the World Cup but team captain Katie Mullan insists there is still unfinished business to be done, writes John Flack. On that unforgettable day in London, a capacity 10,500 crowd turned the […]
Men’s Four Nations (Terrassa) Ireland 2 (S O’Donoghue 2) Spain 2 (P Quemada, I Rodriguez) Ireland fell to a last minute equaliser for the second time in three outings in Terrassa to leave them in third place from their Four Nations event. On Sunday, Shane O’Donoghue twice had Ireland in front from set piece goals […]
Ireland’s new Australian signing Tim Cross has revealed that he owes a debt of gratitude to his Ulster-born mother, who was instrumental in persuading him to switch his allegiance from his country of birth
Ireland drew with England 3-3 and fell 2-1 to Malaysia in their first two Four Nations tournament games in Terrassa.
David Harte could miss next month’s European Championships as the two-time world goalkeeper of the year faces a race against time to overcome a muscle inflammation.