Europe

25 Leinster players in underage squads…

25 Leinster players in underage squads…

November 16, 2007 | 172 views | Leave a comment

Twenty five Leinster players have been named in the Irish under 18 and 16 training panels announced this week, following last week’s Interpros. In the under 18 squad announced by Arul Anthoni are: David Carson (Corinthian, St Andrews), Stephen Cole (Monkstown, St Andrews), James Dalrymple (TRR, Wesley), Brian Doherty (Corinthian, Wesley), Kyle Good (TRR, Wesley), […]

Pembroke 2-3 KS Pocztowiec Poznan

Pembroke 2-3 KS Pocztowiec Poznan

November 4, 2007 | 155 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke were left heartbroken as Marcin Michniak’s deflected goal thirty seconds from time dumped the Dublin side out of the Euro Hockey League in Antwerp. Needing only a draw to qualify for the 2nd round of the inaugural European competition, Pembroke threw away a two nil half-time lead to Polish side KS Pocztowiec Poznan. Player […]

Pembroke to begin European adventure

Pembroke to begin European adventure

November 2, 2007 | 113 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke Wanderers will break new ground this weekend when they represent Ireland in the inaugural Euro Hockey League in Antwerp. The tournament, which tags itself as “the best way hockey has ever been presented”, pits Europe’s top 24 clubs against each other in a format akin to football’s Champions league. Pembroke must come in the […]

2007 WorldHockey Women’s All Stars…

2007 WorldHockey Women’s All Stars…

November 1, 2007 | 0 views | Leave a comment

Want to honour some of Ireland’s greatest female hockey players? Recent weeks have seen two of Ireland’s all-time greats (Linda Caulfield and Jill Orbinson) retire from international hockey after the Europeans in Manchester. Would they be part of a world squad if you had to pick one? Well, now you can have your say! The […]

Pembroke's 18 Man European Squad Announced

Pembroke's 18 Man European Squad Announced

October 22, 2007 | 105 views | Leave a comment

Nigel HendersonDavid Harte Paddy Conlon (C)Gordon ElliotRonan FlanneryCraig FultonPatrick GoodRonan Gormley Alan Giles Connor Harte Colin KellyTim LewisJohn McInroy Peter PriestlyAlan SothernJustin SheriffIan SymonsCraig Wilson Games to be played over the weekend of the 2-4 November, Antwerp, Belgium. Pembroke play against Spanish runners-up Egara and Polish winners KS Pocztowiec Poznan. Egara are current Copa del […]

News in Brief…

News in Brief…

October 20, 2007 | 103 views | Leave a comment

* The EHF confirmed that Pembroke Wanderers Ladies have been drawn in Pool A along with SK Slavia Praha (CZE), HC Moscow Region (RUS) & Penarth LHC (WAL) for next years European Cup Winners Trophy. The tournament will be hosted by ARA La Gantoise, in Ghent, Belgium from 21st – 24th March, 2008. Pool B […]

International player's availability known…

International player's availability known…

October 8, 2007 | 75 views | Leave a comment

The availability of Irish international players for local competition was laid out last week by coaches Gene Muller and David Passmore. It is as follows: Women: Players are only allowed to train once per week with their clubs until March 2008. Home based national squad athletes can only compete in the Provincial league until the […]

Caulfield and Orbinson retire

Caulfield and Orbinson retire

October 8, 2007 | 120 views | Leave a comment

Irish Captain, Linda Caulfield, has decided to draw a line under her international hockey career after amassing 151 caps and wearing the green shirt for nine years. Caulfield cited work reasons as the deciding factor, saying “there is a huge demand on players to increase their time on the pitch and the intensity of their […]

Azerbaijan: "Transformation to a Natonal Idea"

Azerbaijan: "Transformation to a Natonal Idea"

October 5, 2007 | 141 views | Leave a comment

Azerbaijan’s rise to fifth place in the recent European Championships, beating Ireland into sixth, may have raised a few eyebrows but was a disappointment for a ruthlessly ambitious country. Even more surprising was that their team included five newly ‘nationalised’ Korean teenagers. So, what exactly is going on in Azerbaijan? Well, first up, President Ilham […]

The season starts here…

The season starts here…

September 24, 2007 | 131 views | Leave a comment

So, with the inaugural All-Ireland league and European Hockey League almost with us, starting on October 6th the 2007-08 season is going to be the most fascinating men’s division 1 for many a year. Fourth place no longer means scraping a Stephen Doyle cup spot. It means All-Ireland action while the Club Champions can look […]

Irish to travel to Canada and New Zealand

Irish to travel to Canada and New Zealand

September 20, 2007 | 87 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men and women will travel to opposite ends of the world in their quest for Olympic qualification. The men have been drawn in a qualifying tournament based in Auckland, New Zealand starting on February 2nd 2008 where they will compete against Pan-American runners-up Argentina, hosts New Zealand, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago and their nemesis […]

Rough Guide to the Euro Hockey League – the future of hockey?

Rough Guide to the Euro Hockey League – the future of hockey?

September 19, 2007 | 0 views | Leave a comment

“The best way hockey has ever been presented” announces the website of the Euro Hockey League (EHL), only there is no information whatsoever on the page at the time of writing. So what’s so special about the tournament? The EHL is replacing the men’s European Club Championships, doing an impersonation of football’s Champions League with […]

European Championships – The Sportways Connection

European Championships – The Sportways Connection

August 30, 2007 | 329 views | Leave a comment

In the last three years, the amount of hockey camps for teenagers in Ireland has increased exponentially. Summer after summer, the cream of European hockey coaching is making it to Dublin to give the future of our sport the very best advice. But back in the barren mid 90s there was but one major camp, […]