The Indian Maharadja to support The Hook’s coverage of youth and schools hockey

The Indian Maharadja to support The Hook’s coverage of youth and schools hockey

September 12, 2019 | 552 views | Leave a comment

The Hook is delighted to link up with The Indian Maharadja with the Dutch lifestyle Hockey Brand set to support our coverage of youth and schools hockey this season.

Rathgar strike late to win six-goal thriller with Trinity

Rathgar strike late to win six-goal thriller with Trinity

September 24, 2019 | 701 views | Leave a comment

Rathgar struck twice late on to earn the spoils from the closest run tie of men’s Leinster Division One’s opening round against Dublin University. Two goals in the last 10 minutes saw them prevail 4-2 to give them a strong start to the campaign. Gar took an early lead when they won the ball high […]

Ulster do the girls interpro double

Ulster do the girls interpro double

September 23, 2019 | 1,014 views | Leave a comment

Ulster did the girls interprovincial double as both their Under-18 and 16s produced unbeaten records to win their respective titles.

Ireland run-up lively win over China as O’Flanagan returns and Tice and Wilson hit 100

Ireland run-up lively win over China as O’Flanagan returns and Tice and Wilson hit 100

September 22, 2019 | 506 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women ran up a lively 4-2 victory over China on Sunday evening at Belfield as they ramp up their preparations for November’s Olympic qualifying ties against Canada.

UCD set out impressive stall as Garvey hit Pembroke for six

UCD set out impressive stall as Garvey hit Pembroke for six

September 22, 2019 | 1,147 views | Leave a comment

Newly promoted UCD got the better of Three Rock; Lisnagarvey hit Pembroke for six; Brownlow strikes late for 3-2 win over YM; Corinthian draw with Annadale while Town tie with Bann

Saturday round-up – September 21

Saturday round-up – September 21

September 21, 2019 | 1,428 views | Leave a comment

UCD defeated Three Rock on their return to the EYHL; Glenanne struck late on while Garvey made a major statement; check out all the key results from the EYHL, Leinster Division One and the interpros

Umpires get Specialist support of new Adidas equipment

Umpires get Specialist support of new Adidas equipment

September 20, 2019 | 234 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Hockey Umpires Association (IHUA) is delighted to announce that it has signed an exciting clothing partnership with Specialist Sports Limited, the exclusive distributor for Adidas hockey equipment in the UK and Ireland.

The season starts here: Munster’s runners and riders assemble

The season starts here: Munster’s runners and riders assemble

September 20, 2019 | 481 views | Leave a comment

Munster hockey’s biggest derby returns for the first time in four seasons as Cork C of I and Harlequins face off on the opening day of men’s Division One on Saturday. We look forward to the new season

Garryduff hosts girls Under-18 and 16 intepro series

Garryduff hosts girls Under-18 and 16 intepro series

September 20, 2019 | 517 views | Leave a comment

Garryduff is the venue as Munster plays host for the girls Under-18 and 16 interpros this weekend with three days, 10 teams and 20 matches to savour.

The season starts here: all the movers and shakers in the men’s EYHL

The season starts here: all the movers and shakers in the men’s EYHL

September 20, 2019 | 1,420 views | Leave a comment

The men’s EY Hockey League is back with a bang after a busy summer with plenty of high profile players and coaches making moves around the island and beyond.

The season starts here: Railway, Tarf and Avoca the main contenders in fresh-look Division One

The season starts here: Railway, Tarf and Avoca the main contenders in fresh-look Division One

September 19, 2019 | 1,095 views | Leave a comment

With Corinthian and UCD promoted, the battle for Leinster Division One supremacy will take on a very different hue this season with the jostling for EYHL and EYHL2 place set to be a fascinating one.

Pels and Hockey Ireland grasping unique chance to promote the sport with ambitious qualifiers project

Pels and Hockey Ireland grasping unique chance to promote the sport with ambitious qualifiers project

September 19, 2019 | 227 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland CEO Jerome Pels says the sport is grasping a “unique set of circumstances” at the launch of the ambitious project to host November’s Olympic qualifiers at Energia Park in Donnybrook.

Raw materials there to make major Olympic push, says new boss Tumilty

Raw materials there to make major Olympic push, says new boss Tumilty

September 19, 2019 | 371 views | Leave a comment

New coach Mark Tumilty says it is crucial to get the Irish men’s side back playing with a smile on their face for the helter-skelter six-week preparation phase for the Olympic qualifiers in west Vancouver against Canada.

EY confirm continued support for top tier competitions

EY confirm continued support for top tier competitions

September 17, 2019 | 233 views | Leave a comment

EY Ireland announced it will continue its sponsorship of Hockey Ireland’s highest level of domestic competition – the EY Hockey League – for a further three years.

Final preparations in place for Olympic qualifiers for both sides as China visit Dublin this weekend

Final preparations in place for Olympic qualifiers for both sides as China visit Dublin this weekend

September 17, 2019 | 509 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men are to play recently-crowned European and reigning world champions Belgium in an away international next month after two games with France in Bordeaux to prepare for their upcoming Olympic qualifying double-header with Canada in Vancouver

UCD open upgraded bright blue Belfield pitch

UCD open upgraded bright blue Belfield pitch

September 17, 2019 | 684 views | Leave a comment

UCD opened their upgraded Belfield pitch this week as the club looks forward to a busy season with both the men’s and women’s first teams prepare for EYHL campaigns. The works took place over the summer and saw the pitch re-levelled, re-carpeted and a new floodlighting system and fence installed bringing the stadium up to […]

Munster end 15-year wait for boys U-18 interpro glory

Munster end 15-year wait for boys U-18 interpro glory

September 15, 2019 | 831 views | Leave a comment

Munster won their the Under-18 boys interprovincial title for the first time in 15 years as they produced an immaculate unbeaten run over the weekend in Stormont.

Tumilty to lead Irish men’s Olympic bid

Tumilty to lead Irish men’s Olympic bid

September 14, 2019 | 506 views | Leave a comment

Mark Tumilty will head up the Irish senior men’s team as head coach with assistance from Jason Lee for their upcoming Olympic qualifier campaign in Canada in October.

Boys interpros raises the curtain on the new domestic season

Boys interpros raises the curtain on the new domestic season

September 12, 2019 | 943 views | Leave a comment

The Under-18 and 16 boys interprovincial tournaments raise the curtain on the new domestic season as Stormont hosts the annual contest for regional bragging rights.

Donnybrook Stadium to be host venue for women’s Olympic qualifiers

Donnybrook Stadium to be host venue for women’s Olympic qualifiers

September 11, 2019 | 234 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland have confirmed ambitious plans to install a drop-in pitch at Donnybrook’s Energia Park for the women’s side’s Olympic qualifiers which take place on November 2nd and 3rd against Canada.

Green Machine set for tough but doable away date in West Vancouver

Green Machine set for tough but doable away date in West Vancouver

September 9, 2019 | 770 views | Leave a comment

Given the chance from the offers on the table, the Irish men would likely have plumped for a trip to West Vancouver to face Canada for a place at the Tokyo Olympics.

McCay and Watkins’ full focus on finally reaching Olympic promised land with Canada date set in stone

McCay and Watkins’ full focus on finally reaching Olympic promised land with Canada date set in stone

September 9, 2019 | 590 views | Leave a comment

When the glitchy live draw stream suddenly popped up with Ireland’s women facing Canada, it elicited staccato laughter and the odd cheer and hand-clap from the fully assembled Green Army squad.

Hockey Ireland confirm key rule changes for new season.

Hockey Ireland confirm key rule changes for new season.

September 8, 2019 | 3,934 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland has confirmed the new rule changes to the domestic game which will take effect from 1st August 2019. These changes will be introduced at all levels of adult hockey and there will some impact for the grassroots of hockey.

Holcombe and Armagh win Nigel Cheevers Memorial tournament

Holcombe and Armagh win Nigel Cheevers Memorial tournament

September 7, 2019 | 100 views | Leave a comment

Visitors Holcombe and Armagh were the winners of the annual Nigel Cheevers Memorial Tournament at Steelweld Park in Cookstown over the weekend.

Helter-skelter Irish Senior Cups kick into gear in busy October

Helter-skelter Irish Senior Cups kick into gear in busy October

September 4, 2019 | 692 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland has laid out the draw for the opening rounds of this season’s Irish Senior Cup with the women’s competition primarily taking place in the next eight weeks.

Irish sides to learn Olympic qualifier opponents on September 9th

Irish sides to learn Olympic qualifier opponents on September 9th

August 29, 2019 | 907 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women and men will find out their Olympic qualifier opponent on September 9th, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed.

Bell expresses regret as Cox steps away with Olympic qualifier looming large

Bell expresses regret as Cox steps away with Olympic qualifier looming large

August 29, 2019 | 781 views | Leave a comment

Ireland men’s hockey captain Jonny Bell has expressed his regret at head coach Alexander Cox’s decision to quit the job after only a year in charge and with just eight weeks to go before the crucial Olympic qualifiers

Mullan’s last-gasp winner equals Irish women’s best Euro finish

Mullan’s last-gasp winner equals Irish women’s best Euro finish

August 25, 2019 | 198 views | Leave a comment

Katie Mullan’s 58th minute winner secured fifth place for Ireland from the women’s EuroHockey Championships in Belgium as they beat Russia 3-2.

Green Machine relegated after 4-0 loss to Wales

Green Machine relegated after 4-0 loss to Wales

August 25, 2019 | 228 views | Leave a comment

Ireland fell to a devastating 4-0 defeat to Wales on the final day of the men’s Belfius EuroHockey Championships, ending up eighth and dropping to the second tier for 2021.

O’Flanagan snatches vital late winner to all but assure Euro top tier status

O’Flanagan snatches vital late winner to all but assure Euro top tier status

August 23, 2019 | 601 views | Leave a comment

All-time top scorer Anna O’Flanagan added another vital goal to her memorable collection to earn Ireland a 2-1 win over Belgium that all but secures safety for the 2021 edition of the European Championships.

Slow start leaves Green Machine’s A status on the brink

Slow start leaves Green Machine’s A status on the brink

August 22, 2019 | 235 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men go into Saturday’s final EuroHockey Championship tie with Wales in a perilous position with their chances of avoiding the drop largely out of their hands after a 2-1 loss to England.

Green Army tantalisingly close to first ever Euro semi

Green Army tantalisingly close to first ever Euro semi

August 21, 2019 | 412 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women fell tantalisingly short of a first European Championships semi-final berth with their 1-1 draw against Germany not quite enough to see them through in Antwerp.

Ireland set for home nations dust up after loss to Germany

Ireland set for home nations dust up after loss to Germany

August 20, 2019 | 366 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men have two huge tussles ahead of them to stay in the top tier of European hockey after their 5-0 loss to Germany in Antwerp.

Corner precision sees Green Army march past Belarus

Corner precision sees Green Army march past Belarus

August 19, 2019 | 366 views | Leave a comment

An incredible display of penalty corner conversion saw Ireland run up their biggest ever win in the top tier of the European Championships, smashing Belarus 11-0 in Antwerp.

Leinster Hockey to run two club fundraising masterclasses

Leinster Hockey to run two club fundraising masterclasses

August 19, 2019 | 227 views | Leave a comment

Following the recent Roadshows around the province, Leinster Hockey have been going through the feedback received from clubs.  One area that stands out was the lack of awareness within clubs about how to access Government funds via the Sports Capital Grant which can be used not just for big ticket items like pitch replacement but […]

Cross and O’Donoghue rescue point in stunning late finale against Scotland

Cross and O’Donoghue rescue point in stunning late finale against Scotland

August 18, 2019 | 577 views | Leave a comment

A huge late fightback saw Ireland salvage what could be a crucial point in their Belfius EuroHockey Championships campaign, coming back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with Scotland in Antwerp.

Green Army thwarted in rousing fightback against England

Green Army thwarted in rousing fightback against England

August 18, 2019 | 508 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women produced a rousing last quarter but could not find an equaliser from their opening Belfius EuroHockey Championships tie in Antwerp.

Reigning champs’ blistering breaks down Green Machine

Reigning champs’ blistering breaks down Green Machine

August 17, 2019 | 447 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men fell to a tough opening 5-1 loss to the three in-a-row chasing Netherlands at the Belfius EuroHockey Championships in the teeming rain in Antwerp.

Gemma Frazer goes back to Armagh roots

Gemma Frazer goes back to Armagh roots

August 16, 2019 | 328 views | Leave a comment

Gemma Frazer has quit Belfast Harlequins after three seasons with the EY Irish Hockey League club and has joined Armagh in a shock move

Blood, sweat and tears: Jackson eye still on the prize after 250 caps as sixth Euro campaigns beckon

Blood, sweat and tears: Jackson eye still on the prize after 250 caps as sixth Euro campaigns beckon

August 15, 2019 | 938 views | Leave a comment

“I’ve just got to be grateful Bruce has such a soft forehead!” Eight years ago, as his eye slowly made its way back into place over the course of three weeks, it is unlikely John Jackson could have envisaged playing his 250th international cap in the lead-up to the 2019 EuroHockey Championships. He became just […]

Apprentice Dancer looks to get one over former master as Green Army face down England

Apprentice Dancer looks to get one over former master as Green Army face down England

August 15, 2019 | 638 views | Leave a comment

New Irish coach Sean Dancer says there will be a “couple of tricks up our sleeve” when the Green Army take on England and his long-time mentor on Sunday in his first world ranking game in charge.

Irish abroad looking to make their mark in new US season

Irish abroad looking to make their mark in new US season

August 14, 2019 | 1,030 views | Leave a comment

The US university hockey season is fast-approaching with 15 Irish players looking forward to the Division One campaign with scrimmages coming up in the next week.

McFerran makes the cut in Dancer’s Euro line-up

McFerran makes the cut in Dancer’s Euro line-up

August 13, 2019 | 228 views | Leave a comment

Ayeisha McFerran has been passed fit to play some part in the women’s EuroHockey Championships which get underway next weekend in Antwerp. The Larne woman did feature in either of the recent series against Italy and Belgium but she has been named in coach Sean Dancer’s panel of 18 for the competition alongside  Liz Murphy […]

Belgian set piece efficiency outdoes the Green Machine on Euro Champs’ turf

Belgian set piece efficiency outdoes the Green Machine on Euro Champs’ turf

August 7, 2019 | 571 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women got a taster of the turf of the new European Championships in Antwerp as they fell to next to the competition hosts Belgium 4-2 in a challenge match.

Ireland fall to Spain in final men’s Euro warm-up tie

Ireland fall to Spain in final men’s Euro warm-up tie

August 7, 2019 | 158 views | Leave a comment

Men’s international test match Ireland 1 (M Robson) Spain 2 (X Lleonart, A Beltran) Ireland’s men fell to a 2-1 loss to Spain in their final warm-up game for the European Championships. Michael Robson gave Alexander Cox’s side a first half lead from play in the sweltering Terrassa heat on Tuesday morning. But the tie […]

Irish Over-35s land Euro Masters bronze in Rotterdam

Irish Over-35s land Euro Masters bronze in Rotterdam

August 6, 2019 | 828 views | Leave a comment

The Ireland men’s Over-35s landed bronze at the first European Cup in their age group following a fine set of performances in Rotterdam.

Olympic goal remains clear focus for Green Army a year on from World Cup silver

Olympic goal remains clear focus for Green Army a year on from World Cup silver

August 5, 2019 | 416 views | Leave a comment

It’s a year to the day since Ireland’s women won the hearts and minds of the nation by lifting the silver medals at the World Cup but team captain Katie Mullan insists there is still unfinished business to be done, writes John Flack. On that unforgettable day in London, a capacity 10,500 crowd turned the […]

Ireland denied win over Spain with last play in Terrassa

Ireland denied win over Spain with last play in Terrassa

August 4, 2019 | 279 views | Leave a comment

Men’s Four Nations (Terrassa) Ireland 2 (S O’Donoghue 2) Spain 2 (P Quemada, I Rodriguez) Ireland fell to a last minute equaliser for the second time in three outings in Terrassa to leave them in third place from their Four Nations event. On Sunday, Shane O’Donoghue twice had Ireland in front from set piece goals […]

Cross’s Mother instrumental in new man joining the Green Machine

Cross’s Mother instrumental in new man joining the Green Machine

August 4, 2019 | 531 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s new Australian signing Tim Cross has revealed that he owes a debt of gratitude to his Ulster-born mother, who was instrumental in persuading him to switch his allegiance from his country of birth

Ireland draw with England and fall to Malaysia in Four Nations

Ireland draw with England and fall to Malaysia in Four Nations

August 2, 2019 | 211 views | Leave a comment

Ireland drew with England 3-3 and fell 2-1 to Malaysia in their first two Four Nations tournament games in Terrassa.

David Harte a big doubt for Euro championships

David Harte a big doubt for Euro championships

July 31, 2019 | 477 views | Leave a comment

David Harte could miss next month’s European Championships as the two-time world goalkeeper of the year faces a race against time to overcome a muscle inflammation.