Lisnagarvey’s storming first quarter put them on course to their second national trophy in eight days as they swept past the challenge of North Kildare.
Calum Adair’s close-range finish was all that stood between Corinthian and Lisnagarvey as the Whitechurch club landed the men’s Irish Junior Cup at Comber Road for the third time in their history.
Catholic Institute and Railway Union produced a couple of sensational performances to land wins over sides who were in the top four of the women’s EY Hockey League before it succumbed to lockdown last term.
Men’s EY Hockey League – day one round-up Lisnagarvey 4 (B Nelson 2, J Lorimer 2) Three Rock Rovers 2 (B Johnson, P Blakeney) Two late James Lorimer penalty corners earned Lisnagarvey a big home win over Three Rock Rovers at Comber Road as their unbeaten run on the national stage was put under huge pressure. Ben Nelson twice gave […]
All the results from the first day of the 2020/21 EY Hockey League
The quality of the men’s EY Hockey League is expected to ramp up this season with the return of several international stars to the competition from the pro ranks in Belgium and beyond.
Six months since lockdown, the women’s EY Hockey League gets back into action on Saturday but not without one last talking point as the sport still comes to terms with the Covid-19 crisis.
A century in the making, it was beautifully fitting that Portrane’s finest hour would see a Neville flick in the winner and a Henchy on the sideline, calling the shots.
Bronwyn O’Donnell says sport has given her so much in life that she is “more than happy to give back” her time as part of Irish sport’s incredible volunteer army.
Women’s Irish Junior Cup final Old Alex 0 Pembroke Wanderers 3 (T Wensley, R Scott, A De Jong). Pembroke II produced a breathtaking first half performance to land the women’s Irish Junior Cup for a tenth time on a hectic weekend of three finals for the Ballsbridge club. It put them in great shape and they were able […]
Sarah Torrans and Ali Meeke provided the magical combination for a second successive week to unlock the door to Jacqui Potter Cup success, winning the final 1-0 on home Beaufort turf on Saturday.
In the end, logic prevailed as the all-time record Irish Senior Cup winners Lisnagarvey prevailed against the first-time finalists UCD but, boy, did they get one hell of a scare.
UCD showed plenty of muscle memory to continue their incredible run in the women’s Irish Senior Cup with a third title in four years, beating Pegasus 3-1 at Comber Road.
UCD and Lisnagarvey won the Irish Senior Cup titles while a series of other trophies from the 2019/20 season were decided; here’s the round-up
Munster is the first province to get back into action with an intriguing season ahead for both the men’s and women’s competitions.
UCD are aiming for a unique piece of history as the first club to win both the men’s and women’s competition in the same season; preview of a huge Irish Senior Cup final weekend
Connacht Hockey’s “Misneach Le Cheile” campaign gathered pace this week with Canadian-Irish automation software company, SmartSimple Software, coming on board as the first corporate sponsor to step in to support the campaign for access to much-needed facilities.
There was ring-rust and some dodgy touches but, mostly, there was a sense of joy to be back in action at Beaufort as Loreto edged out UCD 1-0 in the Jacqui Potter Cup semi-final.
Leinster have named their 24-player AerCap Under-18 boys and girls panels for the new-look interprovincial series which will take place over the October mid-term break.
Men’s EY Hockey League Division 2 will consist of 11 teams next season following Hockey Ireland’s decisions to create three extra places in the competition following three separate appeals over the make-up of the competition this week.
After six months twiddling thumbs, competitive hockey made a welcome return with UCD and Lisnagarvey setting up a novel Irish Senior Cup match-up – the 23-time champs against a first-time finalist.
Whisper it softly but, nine months since the men’s Irish Senior Cup quarter-finals, Lisnagarvey, Glenanne, Cookstown and UCD finally get their shot at reaching the 2020 final on Sunday.
Ambitious Bray are hopeful Nasir Munir can help raise the bar further in north Wicklow following his appointment as men’s first team coach and the club’s coaching director.
Hockey Ireland’s original allocation of European places for the 2020/21 season has been reinstated following a ruling by Sport Disputes Solutions Ireland, overturning the governing body’s independent appeals panel decision.
The Leinster men’s committee have released an extensive document about plans and protocols for the new season; they are welcoming feedback to improve it. Give it a read here
Ronan Hickey is the new coach with Rathgar men’s first team as he looks to build on the strong work of Stephen Thompson last season, bringing them to the brink of EYHL Division 2.
Connacht Hockey President Kevin Keane has called the decision to resurface the Oranmore Community Astro with a 3G surface last week as a “major blow to our sport”.
Whisper it quietly, we have some formally confirmed fixtures on the horizon with last season’s Irish cup latter stages set for September
Hockey Ireland formally announced the make-up of the EY Hockey Leagues with a review set to take place “in the coming months” regarding the format and regulations in time of the 2021/22 season. The governing body confirmed there would be no promotion and relegation from the top tier from the 2019/20 season and there would be no change in […]
Megan Frazer says “friend for life” Arlene Boyles will be hugely missed around the Irish women’s camp following her decision to step back from the managerial role this month.
Lots of twists and turns with three clubs appealing in the aftermath of Lisnagarvey’s successful ruling; EYHL2 make-up still in the mix while 2019/20 Irish cup finals could be played in September
Trevor Dagg returns to his roots while Three Rock snap up Dave McGivern for next season
Lisnagarvey have successfully appealed against Hockey Ireland’s allocation of men’s European club spots for the 2020/21 season in the wake of the abruptly cancelled current campaign.
Ronan Gormley has landed a huge first head coaching job as the former Irish captain has been co-opted to take on the top job at Crefelder HTC in the German Bundesliga.
Avoca have announced the appointment of Noelle Farrell as their new ladies first team head coach, taking over from Ronan Hickey.
While lockdown has seen life slow down for most, Shane O’Donoghue is only getting busier and busier as his return to Ireland sees him kickstart a series of new ventures.
Cork C of I’s men and UCC’s women were awarded the Munster Division One titles last weekend on a percentage basis having both run up perfect records in the top provincial competition.
Hockey Ireland have announced the club representatives for European competition shall remain the same for next season and in the same order.
Hockey Ireland has declared the EY Hockey League “null and void” among the many tough decisions to be made due to competition’s cessation due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Eight of the women’s EYHL2 clubs are hopeful they can compete in a season-long version of the competition for the 2020/21 campaign as Hockey Ireland’s competitions committee considers what happens next following the truncated 2019/20 season.
Niamh McIvor has delivered a heartfelt reaction to the postponement of the European Under 18 Championship until next year when it will be staged as a one-off Under 19 event in 2021, writes John Flack.
John Flack spoke to a number of different club coaches, managers and officials about their thoughts on the season being “finished” and how they hope the key decisions play out in the next few weeks
Irish Hockey is mourning Hall of Famer Anne Laing who passed away last Friday; Hockey Ireland vice president Ann Rosa put together the following tribute
The 2019/20 club season has been deemed “finished” by Hockey Ireland with exactly how this affects the national and provincial leagues set to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
The Irish men have been provisionally booked in to play in Gniezno, Poland in the EuroHockey Championship II from August 1-7, 2021.
The Irish women’s wait to play in the Olympic Games for the first time has been put on hold for a year following the decision by the IOC and Tokyo to postpone the event until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
David Harte says he hopes to see the Tokyo Olympics postponed until later in 2020 to give all athletes involved “peace of mind” amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
With Thursday night’s news that Irish Rugby has cancelled all their club competitions for the remainder of the season with immediate effct, it brought into focus the difficulties that face Hockey Ireland to try and complete the domestic season.
It is a good thing one of Sean Dancer’s mantras to the Irish women’s squad is “those that can adapt are the one who will succeed” as the Green Army attempt to keep up their training in a world of social distancing. It means the panel have been innovating, making the best of the implements […]
Wesley College formally opened their new pitch in style in late February with over 200 people coming along to watch a series of exhibition games despite freezing conditions.