Europe

Large Connacht contingent in squad for U-16 Europeans

Large Connacht contingent in squad for U-16 Europeans

July 7, 2008 | 121 views | Leave a comment

Connacht have been rewarded for winning their first ever underage interprovincials with five players involved Ireland’s girls side for this week’s Under-16 Youth Championships in the Hague. Leinster will have three players involved with All-Ireland Club Championship winners Chloe Watkins and Gillian Pinder – both involved in St Andrews’ U-16 double winning side. Alex’s Leah […]

U-16 Boys begin Youth Championships

U-16 Boys begin Youth Championships

July 7, 2008 | 96 views | Leave a comment

Andrew Smyth’s Ireland Under-16 boys squad begins their European Youth Championships today against Austria in the Hague. The squad features nine of the Leinster side that beat Ulster to the interprovincial title and five of the Wesley side that won the under-16 schools title – Robert Fitzgerald, Neal Megarity, Shane Madeley – son of fromer […]

Women's Setanta Sports: Finals

Women's Setanta Sports: Finals

June 15, 2008 | 78 views | Leave a comment

With Ireland’s training schedules at completely opposite ends of the spectrum to their visiting opponents coming fourth in both the men’s and women’s Setanta Trophy was probably not unexpected.Competing against three highly-ranked and Beijing-bound nations apiece, Ireland’s focus was completely different as they look to reassess and rebuild their squads ahead of the 2009 European […]

Setanta Sports Trophy

Setanta Sports Trophy

June 11, 2008 | 90 views | Leave a comment

This week’s Setanta Sports Trophy gives Irish coaches Dave Passmore and Gene Muller the perfect opportunity to reassess their squads after two unsuccessful attempts at Olympic qualification. Both teams will face top international competition at Belfield this week, receiving visiting teams all with a ticket booked for the Games in August. The men will face […]

Passmore names squad

Passmore names squad

June 5, 2008 | 68 views | Leave a comment

It’s all change in David Passmore’s squad as Ireland begin a new cycle in their development following thier third place finish in the OQT. As the side now turns it’s eyes to the 2009 Europeans, Passmore has to plan without the services of a quartet of experienced internationals – Mark Irwin, Jason Black, Andy Barbour […]

IHA Awards Night

IHA Awards Night

June 1, 2008 | 238 views | Leave a comment

Ulster’s Claire McMahon and Patrick Brown, last night took the highest individual awards in Irish Hockey for their performance and contribution at an impressive ESB Irish Hockey Awards ceremony hosted by legendary broadcaster Micheal O Muircheartaigh. Ex-International and Pegasus marksman, Claire McMahon, was declared the ESB Women’s Player of the Year for her consistently strong […]

Clare Parkhill retires

Clare Parkhill retires

May 27, 2008 | 158 views | Leave a comment

Irish defender, Clare Parkhill, 27, today announced her retirement from the international hockey scene after earning a total of 70 senior caps in just a three year period. Parkhill’s decision comes shortly after Ireland’s return from the Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Parkhill wore the green jersey for the first time against Korea in 2005 and since […]

Three Rock's indoor opposition known

Three Rock's indoor opposition known

May 14, 2008 | 58 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock’s opposition for their European indoor competition is known. They will face Croatian, Hungarian and Slovenian opposition as they hope to get Ireland promoted from the Men’s Challenge – the third tier of indoor competition in Europe – to the Trophy. The venue is to be confirmed. Men’s Challenge I – 13-15 February 2009Pool […]

EHL final: Iain Lewers' viewpoint

EHL final: Iain Lewers' viewpoint

May 12, 2008 | 101 views | Leave a comment

After the EHL final, I spoke briefly about his involvement with HGC and how he felt they did on the day: “We started with a game plan and we kept to it pretty much and played well, too. Especially when we went down to 10 men for most of the third quarter and we thought […]

Brown Announces retirement from Irish Hockey

Brown Announces retirement from Irish Hockey

April 30, 2008 | 156 views | Leave a comment

Irish captain Patrick Brown announced his retirement from the international hockey today after over nine years of competing at the highest level. He becomes the third retiree from the men’s squad following Jason Black and Andy Barbour’s decisions to call time on their career in the wake of the Olympic Qualification tournament in New Zealand. […]

Jason Black retires

Jason Black retires

April 21, 2008 | 184 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 […]

Andrew Barbour retires

Andrew Barbour retires

April 4, 2008 | 114 views | Leave a comment

Irish forward, Andrew Barbour has decided to draw a line under his international career after amassing 84 caps and 12 goals for his country. Barbour said of his retirement “After five full years playing at the highest level with all the training and representing Ireland it is time to step down. I have gone further […]

Men's round-up

Men's round-up

March 30, 2008 | 97 views | Leave a comment

Sunday: Pembroke 2 (Alan Sothern 2) Corinthian 1 (Garth Ancher)The great title decider is still on course as Pembroke were made to sweat all the way by Corinthian, playing without Lucas Piccioli. They built up a 2-0 lead thanks to an impressive first half display but Ancher’s deflected strike before the break ensured a nervous […]

Wesley finish fifth in Europe

Wesley finish fifth in Europe

March 26, 2008 | 79 views | Leave a comment

Leinster schools senior chmapions, Wesley College finished fifth in their European Competition in HDM, the Hague, Holland over the Easter weekend. They finished the tournament with an impressive 8-3 win over Wellington school in the fifth/sixth place playoff with Jamie Tobin’s hat-trick bringing his tournament total to six. Wesley beat Millfield School twice and drew […]

Pembroke made settle for third

Pembroke made settle for third

March 25, 2008 | 73 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke lost out at the last hurdle in the Eurohockey Cup Winners’ Trophy in Ghent, crashing out to Italian side Catania in a penalty shoot-out in one of two finals, with the winners in each gaining promotion into Division A. Pembroke got into the decider after topping their pool but struggled against the Italians. Catania […]

Pembroke through to the final

Pembroke through to the final

March 24, 2008 | 70 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke are through to the final pairings which will decide who comes out on top of the Eurohockey trophy in Gent. They beat HC Moscow Region 2-1 on Saturday morning before beating Slavia Praha 2-0 today. It sees them win their group with a 100 percent record and, as a result, an easier final match […]

Monkstown come fourth in Europe

Monkstown come fourth in Europe

March 23, 2008 | 107 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown ended up in fourth place at the high quality international U-16 Easter tournament in Valkenswaard in the South of the Netherlands. The tournament includes national, regional and district sides from several parts of the world. They got through their group unbeaten with wins over South Holland (2-1), the Czech Republic national side (5-0), Southgate […]

Glenanne win group

Glenanne win group

March 22, 2008 | 98 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne progressed to the final of the European Trophy with consummate ease today but the real work was done by Slavia Praha, who came from 2-0 down with 11 minutes on the clock to draw with Kolos Sekvoia and give the Tallaght side a chance of progressing. Glens took the chance and dominated every aspect […]

Glenanne 5-0 Slavia Praha

Glenanne 5-0 Slavia Praha

March 22, 2008 | 66 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne got their European Trophy campaign back on track today in Montrouge, Paris as they overcame an ill-disciplined Slavia Praha side in Paris today. The Czech side had three men yellow carded and together with a vastly improved Glens performance, particularly in defence were Stephen Doran had little to do, they were comfortable victors. The […]

Hockey on tv

Hockey on tv

March 22, 2008 | 63 views | Leave a comment

* Eurosport will be showing some of the European hockey action today from 4pm today (Saturday). * Setanta will be showing the recent Kate Russell All-Ireland schools competition all this week with the final on March 25. Check out www.setanta.com and check the Setanta Ireland tv listings.