Cups

Ireland claim Glendwyr Cup

Ireland claim Glendwyr Cup

June 7, 2009 | 68 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 | 247 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 | 116 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 | 156 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 | 171 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 | 138 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 | 154 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 | 241 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 | 123 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 | 239 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 | 145 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 | 327 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 | 105 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 | 191 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 | 115 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 | 120 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 | 176 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 | 107 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 | 89 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 | 127 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 […]