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Ireland U-18 squad announced for Belgium series

Ireland U-18 squad announced for Belgium series

March 25, 2009 | 233 views | Leave a comment

A 19-strong panel has been announced for the Irish u-18 squad ahead of their trip to Nivelles, Belgium on April 15 to 17 as their preparations for the summer’s European competition continues. Three Rock pair Stephen West and Kyle Good were not considered due to their potential involvement with Three Rock in the EHL while […]

Watkins called up by Revington

Watkins called up by Revington

March 9, 2009 | 243 views | Leave a comment

After a busy couple of weeks traversing the country to take in a host of club matches, Paul Revington announced today what can be seen as his first autonomous international squad selection. He named 21 players for a two match series with France to be played at Serpentine Avenue with Monkstown’s Gareth Watkins (pictured) a […]

Galway finish respectable fourth

Galway finish respectable fourth

February 22, 2009 | 275 views | Leave a comment

Given the paucity of women’s indoor hockey in Ireland, Galway’s fourth place finish in the Euro Hockey Indoor Club Champion’s Challenge can be viewed as a success of sorts, recovering from two opening day defeats to pick up a win and a draw. Moreover, the tournament gave Richie Malone’s young charges a first taste of […]

Galway suffer tough baptism

Galway suffer tough baptism

February 21, 2009 | 226 views | Leave a comment

Galway endured a tough opening day at the EuroHockey Indoor Club Champion’s Challenge as they fell to two defeats – the first in heartbreaking circumstances to Serbia’s HK Bask. The Tribeswomen were within just two minutes of picking up a draw in their first ever European outing but Javanna Prodanovic popped up to nick the […]

Galway hope to find perfect blend for European Indoors

Galway hope to find perfect blend for European Indoors

February 17, 2009 | 443 views | Leave a comment

Galway’s ladies travel to Lousada, Portugal for this weekend’s European Indoor Club Champion’s Challenge with a squad which coach Richard Malone describes as “the ideal blend of youth and experience”. His squad will be led by former outdoor international Tara Browne – adding another chapter to an incredible career which saw her previously take on […]

Three Rock avoid indoor relegation

Three Rock avoid indoor relegation

February 15, 2009 | 202 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers produced a stirring 8-1 win over Swansea Bay this morning at EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Challenge in Cambrai to avoid relegation without having to rely on a further result going their way. Like Railway two years ago and Pembroke in 2008, victory was imperative in their final game and they got off […]

Rovers bounce back

Rovers bounce back

February 15, 2009 | 228 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock bounced back from the morning’s disappointment to record their first win of the EuroHockey Indoor Club Champion’s Challenge I, beating Slovakia’s SK Senkvice 3-2. It gives them a real chance now of avoiding relegation to the Champion’s Challenge II. They were in slight trouble as they carried no points through to the relegation […]

Three Rock consigned to relegation playoffs

Three Rock consigned to relegation playoffs

February 14, 2009 | 295 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock fell this morning to a 7-2 defeat to Slovenia’s Pliva Lipovci to finish fourth in group B of the EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Challenge, with just one point from their three games to date. Despite tying 1-1 at half-time, a half-dozen of second half goals put paid to their outside chances of advancing […]

Rovers set for second European adventure

Rovers set for second European adventure

February 12, 2009 | 235 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers flew out to Cambrai, France this afternoon with the same eleven players that won last weekend’s Tony Byrne Cup with substitute goalkeeper Wendel Armstrong the extra player included to complete the squad for the Eurohockey Indoor Club Champions Challenge this weekend. They have just one injury concern, that of player-coach Liam Canning […]

Irish underage coaching tickets confirmed

Irish underage coaching tickets confirmed

February 11, 2009 | 267 views | Leave a comment

The IHA this week confirmed the new management teams for each boy’s and girls underage national sides for 2009 which will lead the sides, in most cases, to European competition in the summer. Railway Union senior coach Paul Cooke adds the U-16 coaching brief to his U-15 responsibilities while Fraser Mills takes on the managerial […]

Three Rock retain indoor league

Three Rock retain indoor league

February 8, 2009 | 258 views | Leave a comment

Lucas Piccioli’s incredible reverse-stick flick golden goal with just a minute remaining of extra-time retained the Indoor League for Three Rock Rovers, ending a classic decider with YMCA. The Venezuelan international thought he had won the game for Rovers with a golden goal three minutes earlier when he first-timed home Mitch Darling’s cross but the […]

McVicker calls for winter-break for indoor

McVicker calls for winter-break for indoor

February 8, 2009 | 243 views | Leave a comment

With the weather this week, the idea of a winter break for outdoor hockey in favour of indoor was once again raised – this time by Irish legend Lynsey McVicker – coinciding neatly with the finals day at National Basketball Arena. Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph this week, she said “I definitely think it is […]

Men's IHL preview – Round Three

Men's IHL preview – Round Three

January 30, 2009 | 261 views | Leave a comment

Group 1Cork Harlequins v Annadale (Saturday), 1pm, Farmer’s CrossTwo sides without yet in the competition, the hosts prop up the table after a narrow reverse in Pembroke and a chastening turnover at home last time out against Glenanne. In recent weeks a number of top players returned to the fold, including the Lombard brothers Paul […]

Fight for indoor title gets underway

Fight for indoor title gets underway

January 27, 2009 | 270 views | Leave a comment

Indoor hockey returns this Sunday with a 13-game marathon at the National Basketball Arena with the chance to represent Ireland at the European Club Championships in 2010 the prize for the winning side. The group phases take place this weekend, February 1, as the race to pick up the Tony Byrne title begins in earnest […]

McCarthy selects U-16 panel

McCarthy selects U-16 panel

January 12, 2009 | 503 views | Leave a comment

Una McCarthy has selected seven Leinster players in an initial 34-player panel this week for her Irish U-16 team who will take part in trials on February 1. Clontarf goalkeeper Rachael Barrett will be joined in the trials by Hermes duo Juliette King Hall and Laura Pinder while Railway trio Orla Macken, Kate Lloyd and […]

News in brief

News in brief

January 8, 2009 | 282 views | Leave a comment

* Three Rock Ladies coach Niall Denham has been named as the boss for the 2009 Leinster men’s U-21 side. Denham has previously been involved with Leinster schoolboy sides and will take charge for the tournament which takes place on February 13 to 15. Elsewhere, former Cork C of I man, Jason Lynch has been […]

Revington names first squad

Revington names first squad

December 8, 2008 | 292 views | Leave a comment

Paul Revington today named his first 26-man Irish panel in the wake of the Scotland series and 20 days before he takes office officially. He said of his selection: “I am pleased to announce a very well balanced Irish men’s hockey squad moving into 2009. It contains a healthy mix of youth and experience, experienced […]

Ireland's EuroHockey nations groups announced

Ireland's EuroHockey nations groups announced

December 3, 2008 | 222 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men will take on Belarus, Russia and Italy as they attempt to bounce back to the top tier of European hockey at the first attempt at the EuroHockey Nations Trophy in Wrexham, Wales next August. New Irish coach Paul Revington will have already built up a decent dossier on the Russians by the time […]

Ireland to take part in Champion's Challenge

Ireland to take part in Champion's Challenge

November 26, 2008 | 209 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men and women have been confirmed as one of the qualifiers to play in the first ever Champion’s Challenge II competition. The tournament will act as a third-tier of the yearly Champions’ series, behind the Champion’s Trophy and the Champion’s Challenge I and will be Paul Revington’s first full tournament in charge of the […]

Meet the new guy

Meet the new guy

November 26, 2008 | 272 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 […]