Annadale snatched a late win over Cork C of I in the men’s EYHL; the women’s ISC saw most of the big guns prevail; here’s the Saturday round-up
A change in the Irish Senior Cup rules means both Ballymoney and Ulster Elks can potentially add extra star quality to their line-ups for their second round dates.
The final weekend of men’s national club outdoor competition sees a key battle at the bottom of the EYHL while the scramble for EYHL Division 2 playoff places reaches the halfway point.
Shane O’Donoghue’s record equaling 93rd international goal was not quite enough as Ireland made life incredibly awkward for the world number one side but ultimately fell to a 2-1 defeat.
Shane O’Donoghue says he does not have to look too far to draw inspiration as he looks forward to the Hockey World Cup in India this week, getting underway on Friday against reigning champions Australia.
Australia coach Colin Batch says his side won’t be underestimating world number 10 Ireland in their opening game of the 2018 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar.
While David Harte is by a distance Ireland’s most high profile men’s hockey player, there is the distinct possibility he is far more recognised in India than on home soil.
Newbridge College continued their perfect start in the Leinster Schoolgirls Premier League Section A as they came out on top in a very close encounter in Kildare 2-1 against Hold Child Killiney.
Ireland’s men start their World Cup campaign on Friday at 11.30am (Irish time) on Friday against Australia; find out a bit more about the team by the numbers
Ireland captain Katie Mullan has urged businesses around the country to consider employing international players to allow them to combine sport and work as they prepare for the Olympic qualifying campaign, writes John Flack.
After six games without a win, Rathgar have suddenly jumped to seven points with two wins in four days to launch themselves away from the bottom rung of Leinster Division One.
Christine O’Shea’s 20th minute goal saw Limerick’s Catholic Institute end the weekend as the only side in the women’s EY Hockey League with a 100% record of the four that existed on Friday.
Kilkeel will be the one regional league side in the men’s Irish Senior Cup draw as they knocked out YMCA with a 2-1 success at Macauley Park.
Pegasus will hold a two-point advantage at the head of the women’s EY Hockey League until February as their late 3-1 win over Muckross saw them steal a march on rivals Loreto; Cork Quins also made a key move with victory over UCD
Pegasus moved clear of Loreto at the head of the women’s EYHL as draws abounded; Kilkeel beat EYHL opposition as Cork C of I survived a scare at Garryduff; here’s the Saturday round-up
Who takes the Christmas women’s EY Hockey League number one spot will be determined over the weekend with Loreto and Pegasus continuing their tussle.
Eight EY Hockey League teams will make their entry to the Irish Senior Cup in the rejigged format this weekend against six regional contenders, bidding to join Glenanne in the last eight.
Banbridge coach Mark Tumilty hailed his young guns, who came from a goal down to book their place in the St Stephen’s Day Cup final with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Lisnagarvey on Sunday in Belfast
The Green Army will travel to Valencia next weekend for a five-day training camp with an extended panel of 28 where they will play three uncapped matches against Spain.
Portrane and Rathgar shared a crazy 5-5 draw at the High School as both sides blew good leads and produced big comebacks before settling for the final score in one of the highlights of men’s Leinster Division One.
Ireland’s men finished their World Cup preparations with a rough 7-1 loss to the Netherlands in Amstelveen with five goals coming in the last 18 minutes.
Corinthian became the first team to breach the Trinity defence in Leinster Division One but it was not enough to maintain their perfect start as a 1-1 draw punctured both those records on Sunday.
In a season packed with them already, Pembroke produced their biggest one yet as they came from 3-0 to beat YMCA 5-3 at Serpentine Avenue, scoring four times in the last 14 minutes.
Loreto and Pegasus extended their advantage over the chasers with impressive wins on Saturday on day seven of the women’s EY Hockey League; UCD drew while Pembroke and Cork Harlequins made strong moves up the table
Loreto and Pegasus extended their advantage over the table with wins in the women’s EYHL; Pembroke produced another stunning comeback in men’s EYHL while Glenanne march on in the ISC; here’s the round-up
A full boat of women’s EY Hockey League and a series of key games in Leinster Division One mark a great weekend of action with plenty of movement on the cards
With Ireland’s senior men concluding their World Cup warm-up programme on Monday in the Netherlands, there is another limited series of top-line matches on offer.
Lauren Tracey’s single goal saw Loreto Foxrock score a key win in Section B of the Leinster schoolgirls Senior Premier League, continuing their perfect start to the campaign.
Chloe Brown is thoroughly enjoying her first season in the English Premiership and, if all goes to plan, she hopes to extend her stay, having moved from Ards to East Grinstead over the summer, writes John Flack.
Thirty-eight Irish hockey projects have applied for over €2,000,000 in the 2018 round of sports capital grants with the hope of an improved return from the government initiative.
Nicola Torrans’ goal gave Corinthian the first piece of daylight at the top of the women’s Leinster Division One table as they made it five wins from five with a 1-0 success against Glenanne.
Avoca got their men’s Leinster Division One season up and running with a fine 4-2 win over Kilkenny at Blackrock, lifting them off the bottom of the table; UCD stay top with Corinthian a point back in second
With Ireland’s senior men in Belgium continuing their World Cup preparations, just two men’s EY Hockey League matches were on the agenda with Glenanne and Pembroke making big moves.
All the reports, videos and reaction from day six of the women’s EYHL as Loreto and Pegasus made it five wins from six; UCD moved back into third place while Railway got an important win to move away from the bottom spaces
Glenanne moved top of men’s EYHL; Loreto and Pegasus stay locked at top of the women’s EYHL; here are all the key results from across those competitions, Leinster and Munster Division One as well as the IHC and IJC
Ireland fell to a 4-1 defeat to world number three side Belgium at White Star’s Evere venue in their penultimate warm-up before the World Cup.
Check out the highlights from week seven of the EYHL featuring a full round of women’s matches when Loreto moved top while there were two men’s EYHL games on the agenda, too
Glenanne have the chance to move into first place when they host Annadale at St Andrew’s in one of just two men’s EY Hockey League ties on the agenda.
Belfast Harlequins moved into the top three on Wednesday night in their game brought forward from the weekend against Ards, putting them within one point of the leading duo.
Jonny Bell says he has worked all the hours available over the last year to put him in position to continue being part of the Green Machine’s World Cup challenge.
David Harte looks set to win his battle to be fit in time for the men’s Hockey World Cup following a dramatic improvement in diagnosis on Thursday morning.
Ireland’s women will play their first internationals since their World Cup odyssey in Spain next month as part of the build-up to next year’s first stage of the Olympic qualifying process, writes John Flack.
The Neville Cup will see a couple of novel semi-final match-ups as the new registrations rules have served up plenty of opportunity for Leinster Division One sides as EYHL sides tumbled out on Sunday.
Naas claimed their first ever Leinster Division One victory on Saturday as they beat Genesis 2-0 at Caragh Road, marking a famous day for the club.
Queens, Monkstown and Catholic Institute all continued their winning ways in women’s EYHL2 while UCC got off the mark; here’s the day three round-up
Loreto moved into a share of the lead with victory at Pegasus; UCD are third with Old Alex, Pembroke and Cork Harlequins all making positive moves on week five of the women’s EYHL
Ireland finished off a gruelling five games in seven days in Valencia on a high with a shoot-out win over England to finish third in their Four Nations World Cup warm-up tournament.
UCD got a crucial away win at Bandon in men’s EYHL2, keeping them top alongside Railway Union in Pool 1; Corinthian recorded a thumping 5-2 win over Inst while Kilkeel won at UCC
Glenanne fought back three times to keep up their unbeaten record, denying YMCA their first win in the men’s EY Hockey League; Cork C of I, meanwhile, shared the spoils with Cookstown
Glenanne fought back three times to keep their unbeaten run going; draw masters Cork C of I tied with Cookstown; Cork Quins won at Railway; here’s Saturday’s key results