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

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

December 9, 2017 | 1,663 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.

Meagher magic helps NUIG prevail in IHC decider

Meagher magic helps NUIG prevail in IHC decider

April 7, 2018 | 374 views | Leave a comment

A stunning second half performance saw NUIG seconds race to the women’s Irish Hockey Challenge title as they proved too strong for 2016 champions Blackrock at Belfield.

Institute snatch shoot-out chance with glee for Trophy glory

Institute snatch shoot-out chance with glee for Trophy glory

April 7, 2018 | 353 views | Leave a comment

Catholic Institute held their nerve in a shoot-out to beat Mossley and land the Irish Hockey Trophy title for the second time, snatching the title when it looked all but lost with five minutes left of normal time.

Saturday round-up – April 7

Saturday round-up – April 7

April 7, 2018 | 780 views | Leave a comment

UCD will face Pegasus and TRR will meet Pembroke in the men’s Irish Senior Cup on Sunday after their respective semi-finals; Catholic Institute, Bandon and NUIG 2nds won their national titles

Glens, TRR, Pembroke and Garvey all looking to end ISC wait

Glens, TRR, Pembroke and Garvey all looking to end ISC wait

April 6, 2018 | 568 views | Leave a comment

The current men’s EY Hockey League top four in the league are all present and correct for the Irish Senior Cup semi-finals as Glenanne take on Three Rock Rovers while Pembroke face Lisnagarvey.

Senior Cup reaches rapid-fire conclusion as Alex boost hopes of place on national stage

Senior Cup reaches rapid-fire conclusion as Alex boost hopes of place on national stage

April 6, 2018 | 418 views | Leave a comment

The women’s Irish Senior Cup reaches a swift conclusion over the weekend with UCD facing Loreto at Santry Avenue and Belfast Harlequins meeting Pegasus, making for a Leinster/Ulster decider

Leading trio set for final day shoot-out in Division One

Leading trio set for final day shoot-out in Division One

April 5, 2018 | 561 views | Leave a comment

Judgement day and time have been set with 3pm on Saturday the crucial time for Corinthian, UCD and YMCA all battling to land the Leinster Division One title on goal difference.

Caren hails self-funded U-21 men after England series

Caren hails self-funded U-21 men after England series

April 1, 2018 | 1,528 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-21s came close to sharing their series with England at Pembroke with a 3-2 defeat on Saturday morning, following a 5-4 win on Friday and a 3-1 loss in the opening game.

Rovers denied KO8 place by Saint Germain

Rovers denied KO8 place by Saint Germain

April 1, 2018 | 316 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers missed out on a place in the Euro Hockey League KO8 – what would have been a first for an Irish club – in painful style as they succumbed 3-2 to Saint Germain in Rotterdam.

Blakeney attempts to make some lasting EHL memories

Blakeney attempts to make some lasting EHL memories

March 30, 2018 | 616 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers’ Peter Blakeney – along with Mitch Darling – is just one of two members of the club’s last EHL experience back in 2008/09 but while he was part of the first Irish side to reach the KO16, he says he is the last person to ask about his memories of it.

Tarf land first win on closing day of Leinster Division One

Tarf land first win on closing day of Leinster Division One

March 28, 2018 | 716 views | Leave a comment

The final day of Leinster women’s Division One produced little by way of dramatic change to the standings but marked a notable moment for Clontarf who finally recorded their first win since promotion.

Gormley hails Pro Series Indoor experience as one of the most special hockey atmospheres in the game

Gormley hails Pro Series Indoor experience as one of the most special hockey atmospheres in the game

March 27, 2018 | 718 views | Leave a comment

Ronan Gormley has played in more arenas than virtually any other player in Irish hockey history but reckons few compare to the Pro Series Indoor which got underway this week

Kilkenny College sweep to first South East victory in All-Irelands since 1994

Kilkenny College sweep to first South East victory in All-Irelands since 1994

March 27, 2018 | 379 views | Leave a comment

The end of term is always a happy occasion in any school, but last Friday the students and staff of Kilkenny College set off for the Easter break with a spring in their step

Hinch quality eventually pays dividends in IHC final

Hinch quality eventually pays dividends in IHC final

March 26, 2018 | 384 views | Leave a comment

Two goals in three minutes saw Ballynahinch eventually break through against Catholic Institute to land the Irish Hockey Challenge title for the second time in their history.

McKenna the creative force as Railway retain IJC

McKenna the creative force as Railway retain IJC

March 26, 2018 | 640 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union’s experience prevailed as their combinaton of decorated senior players and talented young guns proved too strong for UCD in the women’s Irish Junior Cup final, retaining the crown for a second successive season.

Glenanne add two more single goal wins to move ever closer to EYHL title and possible double

Glenanne add two more single goal wins to move ever closer to EYHL title and possible double

March 26, 2018 | 655 views | Leave a comment

It was something of a slog at times for Glenanne but a 1-0 win over basement side Railway Union saw them make another big step toward the EY Hockey League crown as their position became even stronger at the top

UCD remain four clear with big win over Railway

UCD remain four clear with big win over Railway

March 26, 2018 | 513 views | Leave a comment

UCD remain four points clear at the top with crucial win over Railway; Cork Quins stay in pursuit as Pegasus move into third on their own; Ards and Loreto tie as Belfast Quins move closer to safety

Weekend round-up – March 24/25

Weekend round-up – March 24/25

March 26, 2018 | 151 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne took another big step toward the men’s EYHL title while UCD stay clear on the women’s front; the Glens and Belfast Harlequins advance to the ISC semis; here’s the key results from the weekend

Pratt inspires Kilkenny to first South East win for 24 years

Pratt inspires Kilkenny to first South East win for 24 years

March 23, 2018 | 216 views | Leave a comment

A Yasmin Pratt-inspired Kilkenny College won the school and the South East region’s first Kate Russell All-Ireland Schoolgirls Championship since 1994.

Trinity hoping to keep run rolling as UCD face Railway rematch

Trinity hoping to keep run rolling as UCD face Railway rematch

March 23, 2018 | 418 views | Leave a comment

An upbeat Trinity will hope their momentum from before the St Patrick’s Day break will not stall their momentum as they make a break for eighth place in the women’s EY Hockey League.

Glens hope to move one step closer to men’s EYHL title

Glens hope to move one step closer to men’s EYHL title

March 23, 2018 | 489 views | Leave a comment

After a month’s hiatus, the men’s EY Hockey League gets fully back into top gear on Saturday following the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup with Glenanne in the box seat to take another step toward national glory.

Kilkenny and Rainey unbeaten on Kate Russell day one

Kilkenny and Rainey unbeaten on Kate Russell day one

March 23, 2018 | 502 views | Leave a comment

Kilkenny College and Rainey Endowed lead the way after day one of the Kate Russell All-Ireland Schoolgirls Championships as they share the lead on four points after two games.

Judge and Walker’s stroke heroics once again as schoolboy season sees finals galore

Judge and Walker’s stroke heroics once again as schoolboy season sees finals galore

March 22, 2018 | 303 views | Leave a comment

Nick Judge and Ben Walker combined for a second time this season to hand St Andrew’s a piece of silverware in a penalty stroke competition in a busy week for schoolboy cup finals

Kilkenny College ready to host Kate Russell All-Irelands

Kilkenny College ready to host Kate Russell All-Irelands

March 22, 2018 | 723 views | Leave a comment

Kilkenny College will play host to a fresh-faced Kate Russell All-Ireland Championships line-up with two complete newcomers in the field and no winner from the past decade contesting the title.

VIDEO: The St Patrick’s Day goals

VIDEO: The St Patrick’s Day goals

March 20, 2018 | 668 views | Leave a comment

Check out all the goals from the Mills Cup, the Jacqui Potter Cup and Junior Jacqui Potter Cup final from St Patrick’s Day at Grange Road.

Enniscorthy make Leinster breakthrough in Potter Plate

Enniscorthy make Leinster breakthrough in Potter Plate

March 20, 2018 | 285 views | Leave a comment

March 17th 2018 will go down in the annals of Irish rugby as the day the historic third men’s Grand Slam was secured, but a small corner of Dublin will also hold a place in the record books for Enniscorthy

Lurgan not giving up Ulster title without a fight

Lurgan not giving up Ulster title without a fight

March 19, 2018 | 297 views | Leave a comment

Ulster Premier League champions Lurgan are clearly not going to give up their title without a fight as they continued their winning run with a 2-0 home victory over basement side North Down on Saturday

Muckross magic secures Leinster title after 21-years of downs and ups

Muckross magic secures Leinster title after 21-years of downs and ups

March 18, 2018 | 442 views | Leave a comment

First half goals from Sophie Barnwell and Clodagh Ferry propelled Muckross to their first Leinster Division One title since 1997 as they beat nearest rivals Corinthian 2-0 last Thursday night.

Rovers eventually pull clear of Reds

Rovers eventually pull clear of Reds

March 17, 2018 | 767 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers’ midfield eventually over-ran Corinthian to get a handle on the Leinster Senior Mills Cup for the second time in five years at Grange Road, their fourth piece of silverware already this season.

Railway young guns retain Jacqui Potter Cup crown

Railway young guns retain Jacqui Potter Cup crown

March 17, 2018 | 823 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union’s young guns produced a superb performance to beat UCD in the Jacqui Potter Cup final for the second year running, notching up a 3-0 win at Grange Road and their fifth success in the competition.

Final fever in Leinster and Munster with eight titles up for grabs

Final fever in Leinster and Munster with eight titles up for grabs

March 16, 2018 | 595 views | Leave a comment

Its final fantasy time in Leinster and Munster with five finals set to take place at Grange Road on Saturday while there is a tranche of important showdowns in Munster and a trio of Irish Senior Cup quarter-finals on the card.

High School complete Junior boys double and eliminate Wesley and Andrew’s at senior level

High School complete Junior boys double and eliminate Wesley and Andrew’s at senior level

March 16, 2018 | 515 views | Leave a comment

High School claimed the Leinster schoolboys Junior Cup in drenched conditions at Grange Road with a 2-1 win over St Andrew’s to continue their rise as one of the top hockey academies.

Passmore lays out plans for 2018 Under-21/23 women

Passmore lays out plans for 2018 Under-21/23 women

March 15, 2018 | 788 views | Leave a comment

Irish Under-21 women’s head coach Dave Passmore has named a 27-player panel for a three-match series against USA to be played in St Gerard’s next week.

Merciless Cripps holds nerve to slot winning penalty stroke

Merciless Cripps holds nerve to slot winning penalty stroke

March 14, 2018 | 378 views | Leave a comment

Emma Cripps’ penalty stroke 10 minutes into the second half saw Mount Mercy land the Munster Senior Cup as they saw off Crescent Comprehensive 1-0 in a final replay at Fermoy on Monday evening.

Queen’s strengthen lead as Bangor leap-frog Inst

Queen’s strengthen lead as Bangor leap-frog Inst

March 14, 2018 | 294 views | Leave a comment

In the women’s Ulster Premier League, Queen’s stay top despite only drawing 1-1 with Randalstown at the Dub at the weekend, following up with a Monday night win over Banbridge, writes John Flack.

Railway end North Kildare’s fairytale Jacqui Potter run

Railway end North Kildare’s fairytale Jacqui Potter run

March 13, 2018 | 529 views | Leave a comment

Second half goals from Niamh Carey and Jodie Douglas saw Railway Union put an end to North Kildare’s groundbreaking run in the Jacqui Potter Cup as they won through to Saturday’s final with a 2-0 win.

Goal difference set to be decisive to divide UCD, YMCA and Corinthian

Goal difference set to be decisive to divide UCD, YMCA and Corinthian

March 11, 2018 | 933 views | Leave a comment

UCD fought back from 2-1 down to beat Corinthian 3-2, a result that looks set to send Leinster League Division One to the last day with three sides in the mix on goal difference; TRR back to second in EYHL

Student sides make the big plays in women’s EYHL

Student sides make the big plays in women’s EYHL

March 11, 2018 | 728 views | Leave a comment

The two student sides had memorable wins with UCD striking late against Pegasus and Trinity seeing off Ards to give their respective targets big boosts; Railway close in on top four as Cork Quins also score late

Saturday round-up – March 10

Saturday round-up – March 10

March 10, 2018 | 856 views | Leave a comment

UCD’s women and men secured big narrow wins to aid their title hopes; Trinity gave their bid to avoid the drop a massive boost; here’s the Saturday round-up

Short-handed Ireland end Sultan Azlan Shah in sixth place

Short-handed Ireland end Sultan Azlan Shah in sixth place

March 10, 2018 | 548 views | Leave a comment

In the Ipoh sweatbox, an Irish side working off a much shorter bench were unable to summon another big result against India, closing out their maiden Sultan Azlan Shah tournament in sixth place.

UCD on brink of EYHL title if they can clip Pegasus’ wings

UCD on brink of EYHL title if they can clip Pegasus’ wings

March 9, 2018 | 499 views | Leave a comment

UCD can take another massive step toward retaining the women’s EY Hockey League title this weekend if they can raid Pegasus on Saturday; here’s the women’s weekend preview with lots of key ties on the agenda

Cole heats up Ireland in Malaysia as domestic games hope to thaw out

Cole heats up Ireland in Malaysia as domestic games hope to thaw out

March 9, 2018 | 570 views | Leave a comment

After a rough opening four games, Ireland ground out a morale-boosting 3-2 win over world number six side India at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia; TRR face Railway in EYHL while Corinthian take on UCD in Leinster

Hodkinson goes the extra for Villiers in Munster final

Hodkinson goes the extra for Villiers in Munster final

March 9, 2018 | 599 views | Leave a comment

Gerard Hodkinson’s extra time goal saw Limerick’s Villiers School retain the Munster Senior Cup title, edging out Waterford’s Newtown School in a cracker at Garryduff.

Hamill ends Foxrock’s long wait for Senior Cup glory in the competition’s centenary year

Hamill ends Foxrock’s long wait for Senior Cup glory in the competition’s centenary year

March 8, 2018 | 707 views | Leave a comment

Christina Hamill’s artful 14th minute goal gave Loreto Foxrock just their second Leinster Senior Cup crown, ending a 41-year wait for the biggest prize in the schoolgirls game.

Mulholland endows Rainey with glorious strokes saves

Mulholland endows Rainey with glorious strokes saves

March 8, 2018 | 167 views | Leave a comment

Rainey Endowed lifted the Belfast Telegraph Ulster Senior Schoolgirls’ Cup for the first time after a dramatic 3-1 penalty shootout win over holders Banbridge Academy which followed a 1-1 draw after extra time at Stormont

Ireland continue to feel the heat in Malaysia

Ireland continue to feel the heat in Malaysia

March 7, 2018 | 75 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men fell to a 4-1 loss to England on Tuesday and Australia on Wednesday at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysaia

Peillat shoots down strong Irish start against Olympic gold medalists

Peillat shoots down strong Irish start against Olympic gold medalists

March 4, 2018 | 659 views | Leave a comment

Ireland put in a marked improvement against Olympic gold medalists Argentina but penalty corners from the world’s deadliest striker saw them succumb to a 5-3 defeat on day two of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia.

Hockey Ireland outline plans for new membership system

Hockey Ireland outline plans for new membership system

March 3, 2018 | 270 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland plans to bring in a new membership system and governance proposals at the 2018 AGM to give the organising body and the sport a platform to develop significantly.

Ireland feel the heat at Sultan Azlan Shah opener

Ireland feel the heat at Sultan Azlan Shah opener

March 3, 2018 | 644 views | Leave a comment

With just a few days of acclimitisation time and a 30 degree swing in temperature, perhaps a slow start was to be predicted as the first three quarters of Ireland’s maiden Sultan Azlan Shah Cup proved a tough outing.

Beast from the East wipes out hockey schedule as Hockey Ireland consider winter alternatives

Beast from the East wipes out hockey schedule as Hockey Ireland consider winter alternatives

March 2, 2018 | 460 views | Leave a comment

All of the weekend’s national and provincial level hockey fixtures have all been postponed; Hockey Ireland, meanwhile, are looking at what can be done toward a winter break; Bann awarded Champs Trophy hosting

Proud-Murphy keeps Reds rolling into Muckross showdown

Proud-Murphy keeps Reds rolling into Muckross showdown

February 26, 2018 | 543 views | Leave a comment

Corinthian’s big wheels keep on turning in women’s Leinster Division One as Caoimhe Proud-Murphy’s goal keeps the reds rolling on course to a vital showdown with Muckross.