Tumilty confirmed as head coach of full-time basis after year as interim boss

Tumilty confirmed as head coach of full-time basis after year as interim boss

October 21, 2020 | 2,113 views | Leave a comment

Mark Tumilty has been confirmed as the Irish men’s head coach on a full-time basis following close to a year holding the post on an interim basis.  He initially took on the job for the month leading up to last October’s Olympic qualifiers in Vancouver after Alexander Cox vacated the role in the wake of […]

Town make major statement in Leinster Division One

Town make major statement in Leinster Division One

October 15, 2020 | 2,971 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown produced a statement win early in the women’s Leinster Division 1 season on Wednesday; round-up from the five midweek Leinster men’s and women’s games

Cracknell steps down as Banbridge men’s coach

Cracknell steps down as Banbridge men’s coach

October 13, 2020 | 3,311 views | Leave a comment

Gordon Cracknell has stepped down as Banbridge men’s coach, citing the time demands as they key reason for the decision.

UCC and Banbridge through in women’s ISC

UCC and Banbridge through in women’s ISC

October 12, 2020 | 2,405 views | Leave a comment

UCC and Banbridge took up their places in the second round of the women’s Irish Senior Cup with exciting 2-1 wins each, getting the best of Glenanne and Monkstown.

Tarf and C of I advance in ISC as Trinity and Avoca start strong in 1A

Tarf and C of I advance in ISC as Trinity and Avoca start strong in 1A

October 11, 2020 | 2,756 views | Leave a comment

Men’s Irish Senior Cup and Leinster Division 1A round-up  Clontarf got the best of Kilkeel to advance to the second round of the men’s Irish Senior Cup along with Cork C of I from the two ties that went ahead in the competition.  For the Bulls, they are temporarily calling the Sutton Park smurf turf home as Mount Temple is […]

Railway chugging along at speed in women’s EYHL

Railway chugging along at speed in women’s EYHL

October 11, 2020 | 2,531 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union continue to set the pace in the women’s EY Hockey League as they ground out the points 1-0 from their home date with reigning champions Pegasus at Park Avenue; here’s the round-up of Saturday’s action

YM cling on to perfect record alongside Lisnagarvey

YM cling on to perfect record alongside Lisnagarvey

October 11, 2020 | 2,211 views | Leave a comment

YMCA’s incredible start to the season continued apace as they held off Banbridge at Havelock Park to take a surprise share of top spot with Lisnagarvey after three rounds of the men’s EY Hockey League.

Saturday round-up – October 10

Saturday round-up – October 10

October 10, 2020 | 2,954 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union have built a two-point lead in women’s EYHL while YMCA and Lisnagarvey head up the men’s division; here’s all the key results from Saturday

Leinster men’s Division 1A assembles for new season

Leinster men’s Division 1A assembles for new season

October 10, 2020 | 2,472 views | Leave a comment

Leinster men’s Division One’s runners and riders assemble this weekend for the start of what they hope will be a busy season amid Covid-19 and the various different competitions on their agenda.

Rathgar, C of I and Harlequins opt against travel over Covid concerns

Rathgar, C of I and Harlequins opt against travel over Covid concerns

October 9, 2020 | 2,720 views | Leave a comment

Rathgar’s men, Cork C of I’s women and both Cork Harlequins teams have opted against travelling for their respective out-of-province games over Covid-19 concerns.

Leinster’s top two leagues to proceed in Level 3 but lower tiers postponed

Leinster’s top two leagues to proceed in Level 3 but lower tiers postponed

October 6, 2020 | 2,063 views | Leave a comment

Leinster Hockey confirmed on Tuesday afternoon men’s Division 1A and 1B and women’s Division 1 and 2 can proceed as scheduled following the Government move to place Ireland at Level 3 of the “Living with Covid” response plan.

Big three start Leinster league on winning note

Big three start Leinster league on winning note

October 5, 2020 | 1,949 views | Leave a comment

The three EYHL2 sides from last year all got off to winning starts in Leinster women’s Division One while Avoca lead the way courtesy of a second successive win.

Railway and Alex flying high in women’s EYHL

Railway and Alex flying high in women’s EYHL

October 4, 2020 | 1,818 views | Leave a comment

Old Alex and Railway Union sit top of the women’s EY Hockey League table following their narrow wins on day two of the competition, both making it six points from six with 2-1 victories.

YM, Town and Garvey lead way after men’s EYHL day two

YM, Town and Garvey lead way after men’s EYHL day two

October 4, 2020 | 1,926 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown, YMCA and Lisnagarvey kept their 100% records in tact with narrow victories on day two of the men’s EY Hockey League while Three Rock Rovers notched their first success and Bann fought back against the Glens

Saturday round-up – October 3

Saturday round-up – October 3

October 3, 2020 | 2,552 views | Leave a comment

YMCA lead the men’s EYHL on goal difference while Railway and Old Alex head up the women’s competition; here’s the Saturday round-up

Monkstown’s favourite son favours clipboard over famous number 9 shirt after historic 20 sky-blue years

Monkstown’s favourite son favours clipboard over famous number 9 shirt after historic 20 sky-blue years

October 2, 2020 | 1,928 views | Leave a comment

For the first time this millennium, Monkstown took the field last Saturday without Gareth Watkins donning the number nine jersey for the first day of the season.

Hockey Ireland calls for submissions from clubs over Covid-related travel concerns

Hockey Ireland calls for submissions from clubs over Covid-related travel concerns

October 2, 2020 | 2,363 views | Leave a comment

While tough penalties for sides not fielding in the EY Hockey League were outlined in regulations issued last Friday, September 25, Hockey Ireland has said such sanctions will not be automatically imposed until they have assessed submissions from clubs to explain their reasons not to travel.

Corinthian begin title defence – Leinster Women’s Division One and EYHL2 previews

Corinthian begin title defence – Leinster Women’s Division One and EYHL2 previews

October 1, 2020 | 2,185 views | Leave a comment

Leinster women’s Division One enjoys its first full programme of fixtures on Saturday; check out our team by team previews along with the women’s EYHL2 line-ups

Garvey storm to women’s IHT title

Garvey storm to women’s IHT title

September 29, 2020 | 1,147 views | Leave a comment

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.

Adair paints the town red as Corinthian land third IJC title

Adair paints the town red as Corinthian land third IJC title

September 28, 2020 | 1,262 views | Leave a comment

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.

Railway and Insta on fire on women’s EYHL opening day

Railway and Insta on fire on women’s EYHL opening day

September 27, 2020 | 1,868 views | Leave a comment

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.

Garvey, Town and YMCA off to flying men’s EYHL start

Garvey, Town and YMCA off to flying men’s EYHL start

September 27, 2020 | 1,498 views | Leave a comment

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 […]

Saturday round-up – September 26

Saturday round-up – September 26

September 26, 2020 | 2,427 views | Leave a comment

All the results from the first day of the 2020/21 EY Hockey League

Men’s EYHL starts here – international returns to raise the bar

Men’s EYHL starts here – international returns to raise the bar

September 25, 2020 | 2,589 views | Leave a comment

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.

Women’s EYHL starts here – team by team preview for 2020/21

Women’s EYHL starts here – team by team preview for 2020/21

September 25, 2020 | 2,854 views | Leave a comment

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.

From brink of extinction to “highest honour” on the Portrane rollercoaster

From brink of extinction to “highest honour” on the Portrane rollercoaster

September 24, 2020 | 1,902 views | Leave a comment

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.

Loreto’s O’Donnell more than happy to give back after all hockey has given to her

Loreto’s O’Donnell more than happy to give back after all hockey has given to her

September 22, 2020 | 1,326 views | Leave a comment

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.

Storming first half sees Pembroke II win women’s IJC

Storming first half sees Pembroke II win women’s IJC

September 21, 2020 | 1,435 views | Leave a comment

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 […]

Torrans and Meeke combine again for JP final victory

Torrans and Meeke combine again for JP final victory

September 21, 2020 | 1,225 views | Leave a comment

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.

Cup kingpins Garvey leave it late to deny UCD fairytale win

Cup kingpins Garvey leave it late to deny UCD fairytale win

September 20, 2020 | 1,338 views | Leave a comment

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’s muscle memory makes light of disrupted preseason to land ISC once again

UCD’s muscle memory makes light of disrupted preseason to land ISC once again

September 19, 2020 | 1,284 views | Leave a comment

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.

Saturday round-up – September 19

Saturday round-up – September 19

September 19, 2020 | 1,554 views | Leave a comment

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’s season starts here – team by team preview

Munster’s season starts here – team by team preview

September 18, 2020 | 1,795 views | Leave a comment

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 up against it in bid for unique Senior Cup double

UCD up against it in bid for unique Senior Cup double

September 18, 2020 | 1,471 views | Leave a comment

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 gathers big support

Connacht Hockey’s Misneach Le Cheile campaign gathers big support

September 17, 2020 | 870 views | Leave a comment

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.

Beaufort brings the joy as Meeke ‘thrilled’ to finally get shot at Jacqui Potter silverware

Beaufort brings the joy as Meeke ‘thrilled’ to finally get shot at Jacqui Potter silverware

September 12, 2020 | 1,800 views | Leave a comment

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 Under-18 panels named for new-look interpro series

Leinster Under-18 panels named for new-look interpro series

September 8, 2020 | 2,086 views | Leave a comment

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 EYHL2 expanded to 11 teams following Harlequins’ successful appeal

Men’s EYHL2 expanded to 11 teams following Harlequins’ successful appeal

September 7, 2020 | 1,979 views | Leave a comment

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.

23-time champs to face first time finalists as competitive hockey finally returns

23-time champs to face first time finalists as competitive hockey finally returns

September 6, 2020 | 2,011 views | Leave a comment

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.

Senior Cup semi-finals bring club season back with a bang

Senior Cup semi-finals bring club season back with a bang

September 3, 2020 | 2,045 views | Leave a comment

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 keen to raise the bar in north Wicklow

Ambitious Bray keen to raise the bar in north Wicklow

August 26, 2020 | 2,036 views | Leave a comment

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.

Original Euro allocation reinstated following SDSI ruling

Original Euro allocation reinstated following SDSI ruling

August 21, 2020 | 2,020 views | Leave a comment

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.

Leinster men’s committee produce proposed protocol document for 20/21 season.

Leinster men’s committee produce proposed protocol document for 20/21 season.

August 19, 2020 | 2,816 views | Leave a comment

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

Hickey links up with Rathgar with EYHL2 spot the target

Hickey links up with Rathgar with EYHL2 spot the target

August 13, 2020 | 1,763 views | Leave a comment

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 clubs set to lose key Oranmore astro surface on east side of Galway

Connacht clubs set to lose key Oranmore astro surface on east side of Galway

August 13, 2020 | 1,900 views | Leave a comment

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”.

Revised final schedule for 2019/20 Hockey Ireland finals confirmed for September

Revised final schedule for 2019/20 Hockey Ireland finals confirmed for September

August 12, 2020 | 2,648 views | Leave a comment

Whisper it quietly, we have some formally confirmed fixtures on the horizon with last season’s Irish cup latter stages set for September

EYHL 1 and 2 line-ups confirmed with review set to take place “in coming months”

EYHL 1 and 2 line-ups confirmed with review set to take place “in coming months”

August 5, 2020 | 3,336 views | Leave a comment

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 […]

Frazer hails “friend for life” Boyles’ vital influence

Frazer hails “friend for life” Boyles’ vital influence

August 4, 2020 | 1,965 views | Leave a comment

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.

Tangled-web of Euro allocations sees Hockey Ireland go to dispute solutions body

Tangled-web of Euro allocations sees Hockey Ireland go to dispute solutions body

July 19, 2020 | 3,505 views | Leave a comment

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

Avoca and Three Rock announce new coaches

Avoca and Three Rock announce new coaches

July 18, 2020 | 3,904 views | Leave a comment

Trevor Dagg returns to his roots while Three Rock snap up Dave McGivern for next season