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Pembroke to host Euro Hockey Trophy

Pembroke to host Euro Hockey Trophy

September 12, 2008 | 108 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke Wanderers will stage the EuroHockey Men’s Trophy over the Easter weekend, from April 10-13 2009. The tournament, introduced last season for the first time, acts as the second tier of European competition for men below the EuroHockey League and provides qualifying points for the main event. Last season, Glenanne won a thrilling competition in […]

Tempest Trophy: Kelburne and C of I win

Tempest Trophy: Kelburne and C of I win

August 22, 2008 | 96 views | Leave a comment

Kelburne got the Tempest Trophy off to a stylish start as they showed their EHL credentials with a 10-1 over YMCA. With seven full internationals and every single member of their starting level having played some form of national level hockey, Kelburne were always likely to be a handful and proved it when Michael Christie […]

Jermyn and Blakeney return for Tempest Cup

Jermyn and Blakeney return for Tempest Cup

August 22, 2008 | 82 views | Leave a comment

Two of Ireland ’s wandering stars return to their homeland this weekend as the hockey season kicks back into gear with the Tempest Cup in Grange Road . Peter Blakeney makes his return to his home club after nine months abroad; Three Rock Rovers for the high-level preseason tournament which sees Ireland ’s club champions […]

Irish squads named for Wales series

Irish squads named for Wales series

August 20, 2008 | 201 views | Leave a comment

Peter Blakeney makes his return to the men’s senior international squad as David Passmore chose to rest a number of the big-hitter for their two-match series with Wales in September. The maverick striker returned from Australia two weeks ago, having just finished the Australian league season with Freemantle. During the season, Blakeney was called up […]

Olympic round-up: Day Eight

Olympic round-up: Day Eight

August 17, 2008 | 68 views | Leave a comment

Another key day in the Olympic tournament sees Pool B look virtually done and dusted barring an unlikely huge win for Britain over Australia. On the other hand, Pool A will have an intriguing finale with Spain, Germany, New Zealand and Korea all in the mix. In the game’s opening match, Britain threw away their […]

Olympic Hockey: BBC/RTE/EBU

Olympic Hockey: BBC/RTE/EBU

August 13, 2008 | 84 views | Leave a comment

Lots of hockey available to watch on Thursday.: * Rte.ie starts the day with China vs Netherlands at 1.20am (about an hour’s time) on their online channels http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics2008/player.html * BBC has GB against New Zealand on the Red button on their digital service from 6am and a repeat on their Cable 6 at 9am * […]

Olympic round-up: Day Four

Olympic round-up: Day Four

August 13, 2008 | 61 views | Leave a comment

Australia outclassed a hapless South Africa to take top spot in Pool B with a facile 10-0 win, with midfielder Eli Matheson netting a hat-trick. Jamie Dwyer was inspired and they racked up some tidy goals with neat touches and sharper skills in the circle. 5-0 at half-time and another five in the second period […]

Metchette ready for the Olympics

Metchette ready for the Olympics

August 8, 2008 | 107 views | Leave a comment

Despite Ireland missing out on an Olympic place, Ireland will be represented in Beijing in the hockey arena with umpire Carol Metchette and umpire’s manager Ray O’Connor both appointed to hockey’s showpiece event. O’Connor is one of three selected to manage the Men’s Hockey Umpires at the Beijing Olympics 2008 and will add to his […]

Boys win Under-18 tournament

Boys win Under-18 tournament

August 1, 2008 | 86 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18 boys took the top spot on the podium when they beat England in the final at the U18’s four nations tournament in Cardiff, 2-1. Both goals came from precision penalty corner work one from Dan Hobbs and the second from Peter McDonnell. It followed a comprehensive 3-1 win over Wales in the final […]

Under-18s set for Four-Nations tournament

Under-18s set for Four-Nations tournament

July 24, 2008 | 161 views | Leave a comment

The Irish under-18 boys and girls depart on Monday for a Four-Nations tournament runs next week in Cardiff, Wales to run from July 29 to – August 1. On the boys side, John Hobbs heads up the management team – in place of Arul Anthoni who is currently on leave with his family in his […]

Lewers declares for GB

Lewers declares for GB

July 17, 2008 | 371 views | Comments (43)

The Irish Hockey Association announced today that star-player Iain Lewers has withdrawn from the Senior Irish Men’s team, effective immediately. Lewers has made the decision to make himself available for future selection on the Great British hockey team. As a result, he will no longer be eligible to play any international hockey for the next […]

U-16 Boys secure A division spot

U-16 Boys secure A division spot

July 13, 2008 | 77 views | Leave a comment

Ireland secured their ‘A’ Division European Under-16 status with a 4-2 victory over Italy in the first of their final ranking matches. A spirited Italian side caught Ireland on the hop when they opened the score in the fourth minute with a drag flick but Ireland soon gained the upper hand in terms of possession. […]

U-16 Girl's finish fourth

U-16 Girl's finish fourth

July 13, 2008 | 80 views | Leave a comment

The Irish under-16 girl’s finished with two defeats in the European Youth Championships to finish fourth despite two gutsy first half performances against the Netherlands and Spain. In Saturday’s semi-final, the Irish held the Dutch scoreless before struggling in the second period to lose 5-0 before tying 1-1 with Spain at the break in the […]

U-16 Boys knocked out on goal difference

U-16 Boys knocked out on goal difference

July 10, 2008 | 58 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-16 boys crashed out of contention for the European Youth title as Russia racked up a huge score against Austria. Their 10-1 win meant Ireland had to pull off a shock win over the hosts and tournament favourites, the Netherlands on there own patch. And despite another goal from the prolific Stephen Dowds and […]

U-16 Girl's qualify in second

U-16 Girl's qualify in second

July 10, 2008 | 62 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-16 girls were unable to build on an early lead against Spain, eventually falling 4-2 in their third match at the European Youth Nations Championship and must now face the Netherlands to keep their title dream alive. Naomi Carroll got her third of the tournament after five minutes and Ireland had a number of […]

U-16 Girls into semi-finals

U-16 Girls into semi-finals

July 10, 2008 | 72 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-16 girl’s made sure of a semi-final place at the European Youth Nations Championship beating the Czech Republic 3-1. Catholic Institute’s Naomi Carroll set the Irish on their way in the very first minute but they were rocked on their heals by the Czechs who leveled barely a couple of minutes later. From there, […]

The Hooks: Overall Club of the Year

The Hooks: Overall Club of the Year

July 9, 2008 | 110 views | Leave a comment

For this honour, I felt there was only one real club in the running. Monkstown have produced some great youth teams again this year and their supporter’s club were fantastic but for developing the game while receiving results, Glenanne stood head and shoulder above everybody else. In simple terms, the club won European, All-Ireland and […]

Eurohockey Youth Championships 2008 preview

Eurohockey Youth Championships 2008 preview

July 7, 2008 | 66 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s under-16 boys and girls have the chance of qualifying for an Olympic Games this week as they take on Europe’s finest sides. 550 players plus coaches and managers will compete in the Hague at the highest level in Europe in their age category. Last played in July 2006, in Valencia(girls) and Dublin(Boys), The Netherlands […]

Large Connacht contingent in squad for U-16 Europeans

Large Connacht contingent in squad for U-16 Europeans

July 7, 2008 | 139 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 | 106 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 […]