Cups

Pembroke pass Weston examination; Horsfield confirms for Kelburne

Pembroke pass Weston examination; Horsfield confirms for Kelburne

September 15, 2009 | 203 views | Leave a comment

Neville Cup: Round One Weston 1 (Shane O’Hare) Pembroke 3 (Scott Furlong, Michael O’Connor, Patrick Good) Pembroke were pushed hard by a vastly improved Weston at Griffeen Valley Park this evening but still had enough in the tank to comfortably take the second round place on offer against either Corinthian or Avoca. Mick O’Connor hit […]

YM, Fingal and Glens advance: Neville Cup results

YM, Fingal and Glens advance: Neville Cup results

September 12, 2009 | 155 views | Leave a comment

Neville Cup, Round OneYMCA 3 (Richie Pedreschi, Mikey Fry, David Robinson) TRR 1 (Garry Ringwood)YMCA continued their fine recent form against Three Rock Rovers to record a comfortable opening day win and reach the last eight of the Neville Cup at Alexandra College. Shane Madeley had an early goal chalked off but, from then on, […]

Neville Cup fixtures: News in Brief

Neville Cup fixtures: News in Brief

September 9, 2009 | 270 views | Leave a comment

* This season’s men’s Leinster senior hockey action this Saturday with the first round of the Neville Cup. Here’s the fixtures: Neville Cup Round 1Saturday, September 12: UCD vs Fingal, 1pm, Belfield; Glenanne vs Suttonians, 2pm, Glenanne Park; YMCA vs Three Rock Rovers, 2pm, Alexandra College, MilltownTuesday, September 15: Weston vs Pembroke Wanderers, 7.15pm, Esker […]

LHUA roll out two major initiatives

LHUA roll out two major initiatives

September 2, 2009 | 217 views | Leave a comment

In an incredibly busy summer of international hockey, Irish umpires yet again picked up top appointments across the board, culminating in Carol Metchette (left) and Colin Hutchinson taking charge of semi-finals and bronze medal matches at last week’s Europeans. The Leinster Hockey Umpires Association has been working equally hard in the summer months to ensure […]

Jermyn double fires Ireland to Euro glory

Jermyn double fires Ireland to Euro glory

August 8, 2009 | 179 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 2 (John Jermyn 2) Russia 1 (Alexandre Plantonov)John Jermyn’s double completed a fairytale ending to an incredibly successful international summer which yielded three trophies as Ireland came from behind to beat Russia and take the EuroHockey Nation’s Trophy title in Wrexham. No doubt this was the biggest of the three titles – the others […]

Ireland claim Glendwyr Cup

Ireland claim Glendwyr Cup

June 7, 2009 | 123 views | Leave a comment

A second win in two days over Wales saw Ireland pick up the Glendwyr Cup for their troubles in Wrexham but more importantly for Paul Revington’s side they were more effective in front of goal, racking up a 3-1 win. Once again, they dominated possession in the early phases, taking the lead through John Jermyn’s […]

Stewart aims to go out with a bang

Stewart aims to go out with a bang

May 29, 2009 | 322 views | Leave a comment

Colin Stewart leads his Hermes’ side into action for the last time this weekend as he looks to cap a glittering four year spell with a tenth trophy. His team gets their EuroHockey Club Champion’s Trophy campaign underway this afternoon against Glasgow Western in Wettingen, Switzerland looking to maintain an incredible record in European competition […]

Ask Ray… about the IHL's first season

Ask Ray… about the IHL's first season

May 18, 2009 | 190 views | Leave a comment

In a slight variation on the regular ‘Ask Ray…’ feature, this time The Hook sought out Ray O’Connor’s thoughts on the IHL finals weekend due to his duel-capacity as the tournament’s technical advisor as well as being part of the IHL’s organising committee. Speaking about the event as a whole, Ray felt the tournament provided […]

Cole to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Cole to be inducted into Hall of Fame

May 7, 2009 | 232 views | Leave a comment

Former Avoca and Trinity player Johnny Cole (pictured with the Dublin University side that won the Mauritius and Avoca cups in 1977) has been included among a group of four to be inducted into the Hall of Fame by the IHA at the ESB Hockey Awards to be held later his month. As one of […]

Trinity take Neville Davin cup for first time

Trinity take Neville Davin cup for first time

May 3, 2009 | 231 views | Leave a comment

Dublin University claimed their first ever Neville Davin Cup in dramatic fashion as they got the best of a penalty stroke competition 3-1 and deny Clontarf the double. Earlier, Trinity forced extra-time when Barry Glavey netted a last minute drag-flick to end what had been a fast and frantic 70 minutes. It was Glavey’s second […]

Kilkenny III complete double

Kilkenny III complete double

April 28, 2009 | 210 views | Comments (4)

Kilkenny III beat UCD III to the punch in a second successive competition to claim the last outstanding men’s Leinster league title – division eight – thanks to their 2-1 win over Wicklow. UCD were unable to get the win they needed on the grass against St Brendan’s/Phoenix Park III to lose out by two […]

RTE 2 to show ISC highlights

RTE 2 to show ISC highlights

April 27, 2009 | 234 views | Leave a comment

RTE 2 will tonight screen the highlights from yesterday’s Men’s and ESB Irish Senior Cup finals. The hour-long show gets underway at 7pm. *Pic courtesy of Rob O’Connor

UCD stun Pegasus in Irish Senior Cup showdown

UCD stun Pegasus in Irish Senior Cup showdown

April 26, 2009 | 363 views | Leave a comment

UCD 4 (Roisin Flinn 2, Holly Jenkinson, Rosie Carrigan) Pegasus 1 (Grace Irwin)UCD produced the most astonishing performance in recent Irish Senior Cup history as they dominated the competition’s undoubted kingpins, Pegasus, winning 4-1 at Belfield to take their first national title in 58 years. Struggling to break the top five in Leinster competition, the […]

Ward strike wins U-21 cup for Town

Ward strike wins U-21 cup for Town

April 26, 2009 | 205 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown 1 (Andrew Ward) Glenanne 0 Monkstown won the Under-21 Cup yesterday in Pembroke after a 1-0 win over Glenanne in a pulsating game of hockey. Andrew Ward (pictured) got the decisive goal with 15 minutes to go after Richard Sykes crash ball took a triple deflection before eventually trickling over the line via David […]

Hermes II triumph on strokes in Irish Junior

Hermes II triumph on strokes in Irish Junior

April 26, 2009 | 321 views | Comments (3)

Hermes II 1 (Deirdre Duke) Railway Union II 1 (Louise O’Dwyer) Hermes II win 3-1 on strokes Hermes II claimed their third Irish Junior Cup, overcoming a last minute equaliser to eventually win on penalty strokes over Railway Union II who were denied for the second year running at the final stage. The opening stages […]

YMCA claim Railway Cup

YMCA claim Railway Cup

April 25, 2009 | 220 views | Leave a comment

YMCA II got a tangible reward for their top season as they beat Three Rock Rovers II 4-1 at Serpentine Avenue. Man-of-the-match Luke Chadwick got the ball rolling with a neat reverse before Richie Miles doubled the lead. Ross Varian pulled one back from a corner rebound but Charlie Carroll scored against his old club […]

Ray O'Connor retires after glittering 25 years

Ray O'Connor retires after glittering 25 years

April 17, 2009 | 432 views | Leave a comment

His name may not appear in “Faster, Higher, Stronger” but Ray O’Connor can be regarded as one of Ireland’s most accomplished Olympic representatives. The umpire retires his whistle following Saturday’s meeting of Monkstown and Pembroke after 25 glittering years of umpiring which have seen Ray twice take charge of two Olympic finals – in Atlanta […]

U-21 Interpros refixed/Irish cup action

U-21 Interpros refixed/Irish cup action

March 6, 2009 | 172 views | Leave a comment

The IHA announced this morning that the Management Board has approved the recommendation to reschedule the U-21 Interprovincial Tournaments for the weekend of 17/19 April 2009 in Grange Road. The date could prove an interesting one, coinciding as it does with the final round of Leinster league matches with Glenanne set to visit Three Rock […]

Leinster Schoolboy cups reach business end

Leinster Schoolboy cups reach business end

February 26, 2009 | 280 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 | 189 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 […]