Pro Series Indoor (PSi) to revolutionise indoor hockey in Ireland

Pro Series Indoor (PSi) to revolutionise indoor hockey in Ireland

December 9, 2017 | 1,317 views | Leave a comment

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.

Senior Cup refixes centre stage as New Year rolls into action

Senior Cup refixes centre stage as New Year rolls into action

January 4, 2018 | 581 views | Leave a comment

Club hockey on a national level eases back into action on Saturday for the new year with a trio of refixed Irish Senior Cup ties at Ulster venues taking centre-stage while the Leinster focus is indoors and on the Jacqui Potter Cup.

Bann and Wallace a marquee tie in John Minnis-sponsored Burney Cup draw

Bann and Wallace a marquee tie in John Minnis-sponsored Burney Cup draw

January 3, 2018 | 247 views | Leave a comment

Northern Ireland estate agent John Minnis has signed a three-year deal to sponsor Ulster schoolboy hockey’s Burney Cup in a deal which will lead into the centenary of the competition in 2020.

Burgess and McComb ease Bangor to Linden victory

Burgess and McComb ease Bangor to Linden victory

January 1, 2018 | 151 views | Leave a comment

Bangor lifted the Linden Cup for the second time in three years on Monday, two goals apiece from Ryan Burgess and Michael McComb helping them ease to an emphatic 5-0 win over Raphoe in the final at Deramore Park

Quins and C of I win Munster Under-21 championships

Quins and C of I win Munster Under-21 championships

January 1, 2018 | 457 views | Leave a comment

Ingrid Burns’ hat trick propelled Cork Harlequins to the annual Southern Fried Munster Under-21 championship title as they beat city rivals C of I 4-2 at Garryduff on Saturday.

Sargent targeting Ireland recall for 2018 World Cup

Sargent targeting Ireland recall for 2018 World Cup

December 31, 2017 | 377 views | Leave a comment

When Cliodhna Sargent made her return to the Cork Harlequins’ line-up in November against Belfast Harlequins, it was part of her ultimate plan to break back into Graham Shaw’s Irish plans for the 2018 World Cup in London.

Favourites Bangor have to shuffle deck for Linden final

Favourites Bangor have to shuffle deck for Linden final

December 30, 2017 | 283 views | Leave a comment

On New Year’s Day, Bangor will carry the burden of favouritism going into their Linden Cup clash with Raphoe, having beaten the Donegal side 3-0 in the Ulster Premier League only last weekend.

Garvey withstand grandstand Ballymena finish to win first ever Ulster Senior Cup crown

Garvey withstand grandstand Ballymena finish to win first ever Ulster Senior Cup crown

December 30, 2017 | 679 views | Leave a comment

Lisnagarvey lifted the Senior Cup for the first time with a hard fought 3-2 win over Ballymena in a thrilling final at Mossley on Saturday

UCC win Peard Cup for second time at sodden Garryduff

UCC win Peard Cup for second time at sodden Garryduff

December 27, 2017 | 231 views | Leave a comment

UCC eventually pulled clear of Cork C of I B to land their second Peard Cup title in three seasons as Glenn Healy’s 56th minute deflection finally put them out of range.

Queen’s end 84-year wait for Ulster Shield glory

Queen’s end 84-year wait for Ulster Shield glory

December 27, 2017 | 232 views | Leave a comment

The long wait is finally over for Queen’s University, who defeated the holders Lurgan 2-1 in a thrilling Denman Ulster Shield final at Stormont on St Stephen’s Day to lift the trophy for the first time since 1933.

Never-say-die Kilkeel win first ever Kirk Cup title

Never-say-die Kilkeel win first ever Kirk Cup title

December 27, 2017 | 236 views | Leave a comment

Kilkeel lifted the Kirk Cup for the first time in the club’s history when they defeated Mossley 3-2 on penalties after the sides had been locked together at 1-1 following a hugely entertaining final at Stormont on St Stephen’s Day.

O’Brien stars to end Three Rock’s decade wait for Neville Cup

O’Brien stars to end Three Rock’s decade wait for Neville Cup

December 26, 2017 | 722 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Brien emerged as the star performer as Three Rock Rovers snatched the Neville Cup title from under Pembroke’s noses at Serpentine Avenue.

Pembroke and Rovers make rare bid for Neville Cup glory

Pembroke and Rovers make rare bid for Neville Cup glory

December 24, 2017 | 696 views | Leave a comment

Despite being two of Leinster hockey’s most decorated clubs, Pembroke and Three Rock Rovers serve up a strangely novel Neville Cup final line-up on St Stephen’s Day when they meet at Serpentine Avenue (2pm).

Hockey Ireland appoint Grainger to key high performance role

Hockey Ireland appoint Grainger to key high performance role

December 22, 2017 | 345 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland have appointed their first high performance director since 2012 with the news that Adam Grainger will take on the role, starting at the end of January.

Lurgan and Queen’s showdown for Denman Shield decider

Lurgan and Queen’s showdown for Denman Shield decider

December 22, 2017 | 148 views | Leave a comment

Lurgan ladies won the Denman Ulster Shield for the first time in the club’s history last season and they are determined to hold on to the prestigious trophy by beating an in-form Queen’s side on St Stephen’s Day at Stormont (1pm)

Jackson eligible to give Mossley huge Kirk Cup final boost

Jackson eligible to give Mossley huge Kirk Cup final boost

December 22, 2017 | 345 views | Leave a comment

Kilkeel will be hoping their never-say-die attitude will inspire them to what would be a first-ever Kirk triumph as they prepare to take on Mossley in the Stephen’s Day final at Stormont (3pm).

PSi – find out how to join a franchise near you!

PSi – find out how to join a franchise near you!

December 21, 2017 | 564 views | Comments (1)

The Pro Series Indoor (PSi) will aim to bring the fast, fun and exciting nature of indoor hockey to the forefront and give it the recognition it deserves in Ireland for passionate school boys and girls hockey players.

Top three pull further clear as Genesis and Glens draw blank

Top three pull further clear as Genesis and Glens draw blank

December 19, 2017 | 458 views | Leave a comment

Old Alex, Corinthian and Muckross moved an extra step clear of the chasers to look certain to contest the three EY Hockey League playoff places from Leinster and in good shape to land an IHL Division 2 spot.

UCD and Cork Quins close in on massive EY showdown

UCD and Cork Quins close in on massive EY showdown

December 17, 2017 | 679 views | Leave a comment

UCD and Cork Harlequins set up a thrilling January showdown as they both produced big wins over the weekend, keeping the women’s EY Hockey League very tight going into the winter break.

Glenanne produce yet another stunning comeback win and Christmas number one spot

Glenanne produce yet another stunning comeback win and Christmas number one spot

December 17, 2017 | 744 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne produced a truly incredible comeback, netting twice in the closing three minutes; TRR win high quality affair against Lisnagarvey; Railway off the mark as Town win and Dale and Cookstown draw

Saturday round-up – December 16

Saturday round-up – December 16

December 16, 2017 | 831 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne produced yet another amazing comeback to lead the men’s EYHL at Christmas by four points; Cork Quins take the overnight lead in the women’s; here’s Saturday’s main results

Railway and Pegasus dice for position in playoff chase

Railway and Pegasus dice for position in playoff chase

December 15, 2017 | 377 views | Leave a comment

The women’s EY Hockey League promises one final series of competitive twists and turns before the Christmas break with the final round of games before the winter break kicks in.

Top four tussles lay stage for a Christmas cracker in men’s EYHL

Top four tussles lay stage for a Christmas cracker in men’s EYHL

December 15, 2017 | 449 views | Leave a comment

A Christmas special in the men’s EY Hockey League sees the top four meet each other with the chance for something of a shake-up when Glenanne host Pembroke and Lisnagarvey play Three Rock Rovers.

McMeekin the brainchild behind Ulster U-15 indoor event

McMeekin the brainchild behind Ulster U-15 indoor event

December 15, 2017 | 191 views | Leave a comment

With the continuing cold-snap, the outdoor hockey fixture-list may well be curtailed this weekend but one event that is sure to go ahead is the inaugural Ulster Hockey Under 15 indoor tournament at the Antrim Forum on Sunday

Drohan-Stewart to lend sponsorship advise as Irish senior stars welcome Olympic Solidarity funding

Drohan-Stewart to lend sponsorship advise as Irish senior stars welcome Olympic Solidarity funding

December 15, 2017 | 423 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland are “delighted to accept some strategic sponsorship assistance” with Brid Drohan-Stewart offering her services to the organisation to try and land key support for the 2018 World Cup campaigns.

Alex land first major title of schoolgirls season

Alex land first major title of schoolgirls season

December 15, 2017 | 464 views | Leave a comment

Alexandra College landed the first major title of the Leinster schoolgirls season as they took the Junior Cup title, beating Muckross Park in a shoot-out in the final at Grange Road.

Under-21 panel gets go-ahead for long-term development

Under-21 panel gets go-ahead for long-term development

December 14, 2017 | 485 views | Leave a comment

Dave Passmore received clearance in November to run an ongoing women’s Under-21 programme from Hockey Ireland with the long-term plan to qualify for the 2020 Junior World Cup.

Alexandra College and Muckross Park set up Junior final showdown

Alexandra College and Muckross Park set up Junior final showdown

December 13, 2017 | 260 views | Leave a comment

Alexandra College will showdown with Muckross Park on Thursday at 2pm in the Leinster Junior Cup final following ther respective wins over Newbridge College and St Gerard’s, respectively.

Hermes-Monkstown off the mark as Pembroke also ease relegation plight

Hermes-Monkstown off the mark as Pembroke also ease relegation plight

December 10, 2017 | 764 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke and Hermes-Monkstown both scored important victories in their bids to avoid relegation from the women’s EY Hockey League over a weather-curtailed weekend; Old Alex moved further clear in Leinster

Glenanne edge point further clear as UCD move top

Glenanne edge point further clear as UCD move top

December 10, 2017 | 539 views | Leave a comment

On a frost-affected weekend, Glenanne moved a further point clear at the top of the men’s EY Hockey League while UCD took advantage of Corinthian’s cancelation in Leinster Division One.

Saturday round-up – December 9

Saturday round-up – December 9

December 9, 2017 | 759 views | Leave a comment

Hermes-Monkstown got off the mark in the women’s EYHL as Railway, UCD and Cork Harlequins also won; Monkstown drew with Glenanne in the only men’s tie; all these results and more in the round-up

Ards to test their top four credentials at UCD

Ards to test their top four credentials at UCD

December 8, 2017 | 430 views | Leave a comment

With snow and frost abounding, it looks set for a potentially curtailed schedule across the women’s EYHL, Leinster Division One and Irish Hockey Trophy competitions with a number already postponed.

Snow and ice in Ulster wipes majority of men’s EY schedule

Snow and ice in Ulster wipes majority of men’s EY schedule

December 8, 2017 | 540 views | Leave a comment

At time of writing, just one men’s EYHL game remains on the card due to the frozen and snowy conditions across the island with plenty more other games likely to get pulled across the Leinster league and the Irish Hockey Trophy.

Canning and Gormley the first Irish players to take part in Pro Series Indoor All-Star games

Canning and Gormley the first Irish players to take part in Pro Series Indoor All-Star games

December 8, 2017 | 670 views | Leave a comment

Ross Canning and Ronan Gormley will become the first Irish players to take part in the Pro Series Indoor (PSi) exhibition matches as part of a “World All Stars” line-up to take on the South African national team in Cape Town.

McGuire relishing Irish return after five years away

McGuire relishing Irish return after five years away

December 7, 2017 | 1,298 views | Leave a comment

Leah McGuire, formerly Ewart, is in the frame for a place in Ireland’s World Cup squad after emerging from under the radar following five years in the international wilderness.

Alex, Corinthian and Muckross covered by two points

Alex, Corinthian and Muckross covered by two points

December 6, 2017 | 225 views | Leave a comment

Just two points continue to cover three teams at the top of women’s Leinster Division One following wins for Old Alex, Corinthian and Muckross as they remain clear of the chasers in the playoff positions.

UCD and Corinthian line up Thursday showdown

UCD and Corinthian line up Thursday showdown

December 6, 2017 | 320 views | Leave a comment

Corinthian and UCD face a crucial Thursday night showdown following their respective wins and clean sheets last Saturday in men’s Leinster Division One.

Dungannon soar to top of Ulster Premier League

Dungannon soar to top of Ulster Premier League

December 5, 2017 | 648 views | Leave a comment

Dungannon have taken over at the top of the women’s Ulster Premier League table; Bangor missed the chance to go further clear in the men’s competition on a busy weekend; here’s John Flack’s weekend round-up

Harte up for FIH Goalkeeper of the Year once again

Harte up for FIH Goalkeeper of the Year once again

December 5, 2017 | 186 views | Leave a comment

David Harte has been nominated for FIH World Goalkeeper of the Year for a third successive year, looking to win the award for a third successive year.

Glenanne make big gains at the top of men’s EYHL

Glenanne make big gains at the top of men’s EYHL

December 4, 2017 | 710 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne stole a march on their rivals as the only side in the men’s EY Hockey League; they were the only side in the league’s top five to win over the weekend, strengthening their hold on top spot.

Saturday round-up – December 2

Saturday round-up – December 2

December 2, 2017 | 1,294 views | Leave a comment

It was a dramatic day with Glenanne the big men’s EYHL beneficiaries as the next three sides all missed out on the win; check out the results from Leinster and Munster Division 1 and most of the IJC scores

Green Army end productive 2017 on low key note

Green Army end productive 2017 on low key note

December 2, 2017 | 71 views | Leave a comment

A productive 2017 closed on a low key note for the Irish women’s team as they fell to a fourth successive defeat in southern Spain

Back-to-back 4-2 defeats for Ireland in Alcala

Back-to-back 4-2 defeats for Ireland in Alcala

November 29, 2017 | 518 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women started their final series of international matches for 2017 with two close run defeats against Spain and Belgium in Alcala with Nikki Evans reaching her 150th cap and Leah McGuire returning after five years

Bangor go five points clear; Portadown off the mark

Bangor go five points clear; Portadown off the mark

November 29, 2017 | 167 views | Leave a comment

Bangor scored three late goals to defeat Antrim 4-1 at the Forum on Saturday and consolidate their position at the top of the Ulster Premier League table on a reduced weekend of action in the province.

Possessed and obsessed, Watt brings down final curtain on an Irish career on the edge

Possessed and obsessed, Watt brings down final curtain on an Irish career on the edge

November 28, 2017 | 1,641 views | Leave a comment

Brash and aggressive, Mikie Watt’s fierce style and approach was very much synonymous with the Green Machine’s growth and belief on the world stage, playing “on the edge” at all times, something he makes few apologies for.

Green Army still hunting new sponsor as World Cup looms

Green Army still hunting new sponsor as World Cup looms

November 27, 2017 | 214 views | Leave a comment

When Des Cahill called on potential benefactors to “#coughup”, circling the Green Army’s “actively seeking sponsorship” biography line, it gave the sport one of its rare moments in the spotlight.

Ireland set to face World Cup hosts next July along with India and USA

Ireland set to face World Cup hosts next July along with India and USA

November 27, 2017 | 363 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women have been handed a tough draw at next July’s World Cup in London as they will face England, who are second in the current world rankings, the United States (7th) and India (10th) in Pool B. Their target will be to avoid last place in the pool which would mean an early exit, […]

Belfast Quins avoid banana skin to finally take up second round spot

Belfast Quins avoid banana skin to finally take up second round spot

November 26, 2017 | 362 views | Leave a comment

Belfast Harlequins finally took their place in the second round of the women’s Irish Senior Cup as Irish international Zoe Wilson scored as they came from behind against Queens in the Belfast derby

YM’s revenge served cold as frost puts paid to guts of ISC ties; Pembroke and TRR shine in EYHL

YM’s revenge served cold as frost puts paid to guts of ISC ties; Pembroke and TRR shine in EYHL

November 26, 2017 | 592 views | Leave a comment

YMCA got a revenge served cold over Annadale on a frosty weekend in the Irish Senior Cup with just three of the eight ties on the agenda going ahead across the island.

Saturday round-up – November 25

Saturday round-up – November 25

November 26, 2017 | 558 views | Leave a comment

Just half of the Irish Senior Cup ties went ahead as frost bit hard on the second round; YMCA produced result of the day, beating Annadale in a shoot-out