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Fulton names three goalkeepers in EHL squad

Fulton names three goalkeepers in EHL squad

October 6, 2009 | 264 views | Comments (28)

Craig Fulton has named three goalkeepers in his final EHL panel of 18 for this weekend’s round 1A in Barcelona as David Harte will only be available for Friday night’s game with Azzurri Kelburne. Harte returns to Dublin after the game due to college commitments all weekend and will miss Sun day’s tie with Rotterdam. […]

Hockey heaven as six competitions contested

Hockey heaven as six competitions contested

October 2, 2009 | 268 views | Comments (2)

A hectic weekend of hockey on six different fronts gets underway early on Friday morning as the schoolboy interpros tip off in Belfield at 10am with the meeting of Ulster and Munster’s U-16s. The ‘home’ province get underway at 2pm with the Leinster U-16s aiming to emulate last November’s victory at this level when they […]

UCD

UCD

September 26, 2009 | 2,335 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 6th; ISC Winners Coach: Mary Logue (2nd season)Players In: Valerie Sexton (Glenanne), Kerry McComish (Randalstown), Rachel O’Reilly (Genesis), Elaine O’Riordan (Glenanne), Emily Menzies (Alexandra College), Criona Levins Players Out: Holly Jenkinson (Railway Union), Roisin Flinn (Old Alex), Pamela Smithwick (Old Alex), Ciara McNestry (Armagh), Elaine O’Neill (Hermes), Marie O’Connell (New Zealand) Summary: A […]

Harry Cahill: 1930- 2009

Harry Cahill: 1930- 2009

September 23, 2009 | 633 views | Comments (2)

Irish hockey Hall of Famer Harry Cahill passed away last Friday at the age of 79. Widely regarded as the best goalkeeper to ever don the pads for Ireland, he earned 72 Irish caps during a 20-year period stretching from 1953 to 1973. During that period, he was selected for three Olympic Games for Great […]

Ireland hit for six by France

Ireland hit for six by France

September 23, 2009 | 231 views | Comments (25)

International friendly: France 6 (Jean-Baptiste Pauchet 2, Yannick Schambert, Olivier Sanchez, Mathieu Durchon 2) Ireland 1 (Eugene Magee)Ireland received a reality check from France in their first warm-up game for November’s World Cup qualifiers as they were hammered 6-1 in Paris this evening. Three French goals between the 19th and 23rd minute undid a decent […]

Revington names revised panel

Revington names revised panel

September 23, 2009 | 202 views | Leave a comment

Paul Revington named his revised Irish Squad this morning for the Scotland series, taking place October 2-4 in Banbridge in the wake of Argentina pulling out of a scheduled triple header at the end of September. The significant changes has seen the need for Revington to revert to a more established squad for the Saturday […]

Blues U-16 and U-18 panels named

Blues U-16 and U-18 panels named

September 21, 2009 | 382 views | Comments (19)

Gareth Borland and Rory O’Donoghue have announced their respective U-16 and U-18 panels for the upcoming interprovincial series which will be played in UCD on October 2-4. Borland includes the first player from famed GAA academy St Declan’s, Cabra, Shane Dempsey, in the panel. Dempsey is a product of the St Brendan’s/PP youth system and […]

Ireland set for international triple bill

Ireland set for international triple bill

September 14, 2009 | 243 views | Leave a comment

Paul Revington has named three sets of squads for what promises to be a hectic 12 day schedule that will see Ireland potentially play eight full international fixtures. The first panel sees 18 players travel to Paris for a mid-week battle with the French on September 23 and 24. From the side that played in […]

Neville Cup fixtures: News in Brief

Neville Cup fixtures: News in Brief

September 9, 2009 | 356 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 […]

Loreto set for Italian job; UCD off to Prague

Loreto set for Italian job; UCD off to Prague

September 8, 2009 | 225 views | Comments (2)

Inaugural IHL winners Loreto will travel to Rome for the EuroHockey Club Champion’s Trophy next May 20-23, 2010, following an EHF announcement today. They have been drawn in a group with Belgian champions La Gantoise – home club of former ALex and Trinity player Ciara Murphy – Russian club Izmaylova Moscow and Scotland’s Kelburne. The […]

LHUA roll out two major initiatives

LHUA roll out two major initiatives

September 2, 2009 | 294 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 […]

Argie Bargie confirmed for Irish men

Argie Bargie confirmed for Irish men

September 1, 2009 | 258 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men will travel to Argentina for their World Cup qualifier, the FIH has confirmed this morning, for the tournament to be played from November 14-22. They are the third ranked side in the six team group with Belgium, USA, the Czech Republic, Chile as well as the hosts. The Belgians represent the friendliest of […]

No ranking change for men or women

No ranking change for men or women

August 31, 2009 | 240 views | Leave a comment

Despite improved performances for both the Irish men and women in their respective European competitions, the pair remain at 18th and 15th in the latest world rankings list, released on September 1. The ranking list takes in the recently completed European series but points gained in the Champion’s Challenge events will not be calculated until […]

EuroHockey Nations: Ireland retain A status

EuroHockey Nations: Ireland retain A status

August 29, 2009 | 252 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 1 (Lisa Jacob) Russia 1 (Olga Shentsova)In the final reckoning, the crucial statistic was that Ireland got the point they needed to survive in the A division, ultimately earning a fifth place to equal the country’s best ever finish in the competition – the other time being in Dublin in 2005. A couple of […]

Symmons cleared for Russia

Symmons cleared for Russia

August 28, 2009 | 252 views | Leave a comment

Following a review, Nikki Symmons has been cleared to play in Ireland’s final EuroHockey Nations Championships against Russia tomorrow morning (7.30am, Irish time). The midfielder received yellow cards against both Spain (dissent) and Azerbaijan (breaking down play) which made her liable to receive a one-game suspension and limit Ireland to four substitutes for their next […]

EuroHockey Nations: Ireland 2 Azerbaijan 1

EuroHockey Nations: Ireland 2 Azerbaijan 1

August 27, 2009 | 305 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 2 (Nikki Symmons, Alex Speers) Azerbaijan 1 (Zhun Mammadova)Ireland moved to the verge of survival in the A division of European competition for 2011 thanks to Alex Speers’ 64th minute goal against Azerbaijan today. It means Ireland need just a draw in their final relegation pool game against Russia on Saturday morning (7.30am, Irish […]

Irish relegation schedule confirmed

Irish relegation schedule confirmed

August 25, 2009 | 235 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s schedule for their relegation dog-fight sees them pitted against Azerbaijan at 1pm (Irish time) on Thursday afternoon before tipping off the women’s classification final’s day at 7.30am (Irish time) on Saturday. The series was decided late on Tuesday as the Netherlands late surge of goals against the Russians meant they swapped positions in the […]

EuroHockey Nations: Ireland 1 Spain 4

EuroHockey Nations: Ireland 1 Spain 4

August 25, 2009 | 362 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 1 (Cliodhna Sargent) Spain 4 (M Cruz, O Piniero, E Termens, S Bonastre)The final reckoning shows Ireland missed out on a first ever EuroHockey Nations Championships’ semi-final due to their 4-1 loss to Spain. Though their performance certainly did not merit that margin, results are what count and Ireland’s inability to put away more […]

Watch Ireland's women live…

Watch Ireland's women live…

August 24, 2009 | 302 views | Leave a comment

* Story has been amended since original post due to a timing error! Apologies for any inconvenience caused… To catch Ireland’s crucial match with Spain on Tuesday, your best bet is still to try and watch it online. The other links for live streaming online that I have to hand are from hockey.nl and NOS […]

EuroHockey Nations: Ireland 0 Scotland 0

EuroHockey Nations: Ireland 0 Scotland 0

August 23, 2009 | 311 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 0 Scotland 0Ireland flirted with disaster in their second group game against Scotland but ultimately were the side who came closest to stealing all three points after a second half onslaught. As such, combined with Spain’s 2-1 defeat to Germany in the day’s second game, the difference between one and three points does not […]