Cups

Leinster Schoolboy cups reach business end

Leinster Schoolboy cups reach business end

February 26, 2009 | 161 views | Leave a comment

Wesley seniors finally managed to overcome Kilkenny yesterday afternoon in Ballinteer in their first round replay, a match originally due to be completed on January 14. The initial tie went to extra-time and a replay before the cold snap saw pitches snowed under. It means Wesley have to now cram in four games in a […]

Favourites still on track in Leinster school's cups

Favourites still on track in Leinster school's cups

February 7, 2009 | 88 views | Leave a comment

Leinster schools kingpins Wesley and St Andrews remain in contention in each of the boy’s school’s Cup competitions so far after a couple of rounds. In the first round, Wesley’s seniors had the toughest test thus far with an impressive Kilkenny outfit within seconds of a famous win. Their subsequent replay last Wednesday was postponed […]

Men's Divisional Round-Up

Men's Divisional Round-Up

December 30, 2008 | 94 views | Comments (11)

Outside divisions one and two, the established order is being put to the test with the all-conquering Pembroke IIs and Glenanne IIIs of the past few seasons not currently involved in their respective title battles. Plenty of fascinating duels look set for the New Year. Here’s a brief rundown on the current state of play: […]

Leinster School's Cup draws

Leinster School's Cup draws

December 25, 2008 | 165 views | Leave a comment

The draw was made this week for the Leinster schoolboy cup competitions to take place in the New Year. For the first time, the senior cup was seeded in response to it being nominated as the qualifying competition for the inaugural John Waring tournament. The two finalists from the senior cup qualify as Leinster’s representatives. […]

Men's Division One: Week Ten results

Men's Division One: Week Ten results

December 13, 2008 | 85 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union 2 (Paul O’Brien, Eoin McArthur) TRR 1 (Michael Maguire) Railway Union produced the surprise result of the season so far as their developing side handed Three Rock their first league defeat since the 4-1 turnover by Pembroke in October 2007. Paul O’Brien opened the scoring with a deflection before Rovers’ defence was caught […]

Meet the new guy

Meet the new guy

November 26, 2008 | 69 views | Leave a comment

For such a marquee appointment, Paul Revington’s first meeting with the Irish press proved quite a low key affair as the South African comes across as the poster boy for understated confidence. During a half hour media briefing before Ireland’s first of three wins over Scotland last weekend, the new boss showed little fear of […]

Jacqui Potter Cup fixtures

Jacqui Potter Cup fixtures

November 21, 2008 | 104 views | Leave a comment

The majority of the second round of the Jacqui Potter cup games take place this weekend but holders Hermes’ tournament bow against Alex has been delayed due to the involvement of five players in the U-18 interpros with that tie taking place with the next ten days. Elsewhere, there may be a few tricky ties […]

Junior Celtic Cup round-up

Junior Celtic Cup round-up

June 30, 2008 | 80 views | Leave a comment

Thanks to Alan Good for the information. Also, check out the Irish Examiner for what is definitely the best coverage in the national newspapers on Irish international hockey. Ireland’s U-21s went unbeaten in both the men’s and women’s Junior Celtic Cups but failed to come home with any silverware as both sides drew with hosts […]

Jason Black retires

Jason Black retires

April 21, 2008 | 182 views | Leave a comment

Cork Harlequins’ Jason Black has retired from international hockey after nine years with the senior squad. He made his against Switzerland and went on to win a further 122 caps. His decision to retire comes in the wake of Ireland missing out on an Olympic spot with the highlights of Black’s career include finishing 1st […]

Wesley claim quadruple – Under 13 and Junior Final

Wesley claim quadruple – Under 13 and Junior Final

March 13, 2008 | 75 views | Leave a comment

Wesley completed a clean sweep of the boy’s schools titles today as they claimed the under 13 and junior cups. They were made to work hard, though, coming from behind in both matches. In the under 13 final, Stephen Keenan opened the scoring for St Andrews with a piledriver before Wesley equalised from a penalty […]

Irish Junior Cups

Irish Junior Cups

February 27, 2008 | 82 views | Leave a comment

In the Men’s IJC, Cookstown II host Annadale II in an all-Ulster clash at Coolnafrankey at 2.30pm hrs whilst last year’s semi-finalists, Banbridge II, take on the only remaining Leinster side and cup holders, Pembroke Wanderers II, at Havelock Park, also at 2.30pm. In the ESB IJC, none of this year’s semi-finalists featured at this […]

Schools Update

Schools Update

February 8, 2008 | 88 views | Leave a comment

The schools cups are reaching the business end right about now with St Andrews fighting for the four major titles – the boys and girls junior and senior cups. The big match sees Wesley face St Andrews in the Senior semi-final after the half-term break while Andrews juniors were in action today against Sutton Park […]

Metchette to represent Ireland at Olympics

Metchette to represent Ireland at Olympics

January 23, 2008 | 281 views | Leave a comment

Continuing the strong tradition of Irish umpiring, Carole Metchette was today notified of her appointment to the Beijing Olympics, 2008. This is the first time Ireland has ever had a female hockey umpire appointed to the Olympics. Dublin born Metchette had a good introduction to hockey when she attended Wesley College where she won the […]

Irish Junior Cups round-up…

Irish Junior Cups round-up…

November 25, 2007 | 131 views | Leave a comment

TRR needed a golden goal from Christian Judd to get past local rivals Corinthians. The game was level at the end of normal time after short corners from Ross Harris and Chris Pelow. Both Fingal and Clontarf had to go a stage further, needing penalties to dispatch YMCA and Weston respectively. Other Leinster winners were […]

ISC Previews and fixtures

ISC Previews and fixtures

November 15, 2007 | 100 views | Leave a comment

The most action-packed weekend of the hockey calendar – both Irish Senior Cups begin the business end of the competition this weekend with all the main players being introduced to the fray. On the men’s side, an intriguing tie pits C of I against Lisnagarvey to take on one of their own. Former Munster-man, Jason […]

Irish Senior Cup times…

Irish Senior Cup times…

November 1, 2007 | 108 views | Leave a comment

With Pembroke playing in the Euro Hockey League and the two Irish Senior Cups taking place this weekend, hockey fans are spoilt for choice. If you haven’t been able to book the flight to Belgium, here are the times and venues for some locally based fare. Highlights include the Santry double header, with Trinity ladies […]