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Leinster sides on IHL comeback trail

Leinster sides on IHL comeback trail

April 13, 2012 | 163 views | Leave a comment

After five months of domestic competition, the Irish Hockey League returns on Saturday with most of Leinster’s men’s entrants in the chasers roles after Ulster sides shaded the first three rounds of competition.

The View Up North: Reds leap to second

The View Up North: Reds leap to second

February 23, 2012 | 323 views | Comments (3)

Cookstown made serious inroads in the Ulster Premier League with three wins in seven days while results elsewhere saw rivals drop points. It means leaders Lisnagarvey are in range, 11 points clear but with extra games played.

Indoor finals line-up to be confirmed

Indoor finals line-up to be confirmed

January 6, 2012 | 167 views | Comments (1)

The National Indoor Trophy hots up this weekend as the six men’s finalists and five more women’s teams will be confirmed to join the Ulster Elks and Ards.

Reigning champs fall as Pembroke, Glens and Railway push forth

Reigning champs fall as Pembroke, Glens and Railway push forth

November 13, 2011 | 274 views | Comments (6)

Both of last season’s finalists fell by the wayside in round two of the Irish Senior Cup as Cookstown and Monkstown came out the worse for wear from provincial derbies.

Leinster mens IHL dreams all take knocks

Leinster mens IHL dreams all take knocks

November 6, 2011 | 267 views | Comments (3)

A rough day for Leinster sides in the Irish Hockey League as all five men’s representatives were beaten to dent progression chances going into the winter break in proceedings

Amsterdam strike perfect ten against Cookstown

Amsterdam strike perfect ten against Cookstown

October 23, 2011 | 432 views | Comments (12)

Cookstown bowed out from their European adventure with a chastening victory at the hands of an all-star Amsterdam side in Antwerp on Saturday afternoon, seeing the Dutch side and Reading go through to the KO16

Irish pair rocked on EHL debuts as Bann edged out and Cookstown undone by Reading

Irish pair rocked on EHL debuts as Bann edged out and Cookstown undone by Reading

October 21, 2011 | 385 views | Leave a comment

A rough draw for Ireland’s two EuroHockey League sides, Banbridge came close to grabbing a draw after two goals behind to CA Montrouge while Cookstown were undone by an on-form Reading in Antwerp

Bann and Cooks Belgium-bound for Ulster-EHL debut

Bann and Cooks Belgium-bound for Ulster-EHL debut

October 20, 2011 | 249 views | Comments (5)

The Irish invasion of Brasschaat takes over this weekend as Banbridge and Cookstown, along with a glut of green internationals, go in search of an EuroHockey League KO16 place.

Bann and Cookstown’s fate intertwined; men’s IHL4 runners and riders

Bann and Cookstown’s fate intertwined; men’s IHL4 runners and riders

October 14, 2011 | 1,225 views | Comments (1)

Fate has ensured this autumn will be defined by Banbridge and Cookstown’s sparring as Ireland’s two national champions showdown first in the IHL, travelling together to the EHL and then renewing rivalries in the Irish Senior Cup

The View up North: the Ulster Men’s Premier League column

The View up North: the Ulster Men’s Premier League column

September 28, 2011 | 305 views | Comments (1)

In a new column, throughout the season, The Hook will give a weekly update on what the goings-on in the Ulster men’s Premier league and beyond

Ulster duo face EHL giants in Antwerp

Ulster duo face EHL giants in Antwerp

August 19, 2011 | 300 views | Comments (1)

Banbridge and Cookstown are set to face some of the giants of the European game following the draw for the EHL this afternoon. Bann play double champions UHC Hamburg while Cookstown meet Amsterdam and Reading

YM and Annadale pick of ISC first round ties

YM and Annadale pick of ISC first round ties

August 4, 2011 | 152 views | Comments (4)

Annadale and YMCA is the sole all-IHL tie to be drawn together in the men’s Irish Senior Cup first round which will be played on October 8; On the women’s side, all three provincial champions have picked up byes

Sloan salvo sees Cooks serve up final treat

Sloan salvo sees Cooks serve up final treat

April 17, 2011 | 467 views | Comments (11)

Many in the know already knew of the prodigious talents of Ian Sloan but the 17 year-old announced himself on the national stage at Belfield, playing a starring role for Cookstown in their 4-3 win over Monkstown in the men’s ISC final

Monkstown fly sole blue flag in men’s ISC finals

Monkstown fly sole blue flag in men’s ISC finals

April 15, 2011 | 810 views | Comments (4)

Monkstown, Leinster’s sole survivors, have once again proven the archetypal cup specialists, so much so that they are unbeaten in all three knock-out competitions they have contested this year.

Judgement day for men’s IHL hopefuls

Judgement day for men’s IHL hopefuls

March 18, 2011 | 196 views | Comments (13)

With Lisnagarvey winning 3-1 in Cookstown on Thursday night, their home tie with Corinthian is very much the key tie on the men’s IHL Pool A’s judgement day. Four sides, meanwhile, are in the mix in Pool B

Leinster quartet move into IHL playoff places

Leinster quartet move into IHL playoff places

March 14, 2011 | 199 views | Comments (3)

In stark contrast to the Irish Senior Cup, Leinster sides currently occupy all of the men’s IHL playoff places after a weekend which saw Monkstown, YM, Corinthian and Glenanne win with only Pembroke faltering

Half dozen on edge of IHL elimination

Half dozen on edge of IHL elimination

March 11, 2011 | 1,172 views | Comments (4)

Pronounced splits between top and bottom halves of the men’s IHL tables have the chance to be wedged further apart as the top three in each group will face a side less well off on Saturday.

Bulls trample on Badger set but Chiefs routed

Bulls trample on Badger set but Chiefs routed

February 12, 2011 | 174 views | Comments (32)

Clontarf continued their awesome recent form to make it into the final four of the Irish Hockey Trophy, the last Leinster team standing after the Rathgar Chiefs were trumped by UCC. Also includes ISC, IJC, IHT and IHC results

ISC contenders dealt tricky openers

ISC contenders dealt tricky openers

October 9, 2010 | 162 views | Leave a comment

Three men’s IHL sides will fall at the first hurdle of this year’s Irish Senior Cup following this evening’s draw. In the women’s competition, Railway play Pegasus in the stand-out first round fixture in the women’s competition.

Coolnafranky to host Irish challenge

Coolnafranky to host Irish challenge

June 15, 2010 | 103 views | Leave a comment

Cookstown will play host to the first stage of Ireland’s men’s summer programme as they officially open their state-of-the-art water-based facilities as the club face the current Ireland men’s team at Coolnafranky (pictured, right) at 8pm on Friday night Ireland manager Paul Revington has promised that his team will be strong one as part of […]