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Brown Announces retirement from Irish Hockey

Brown Announces retirement from Irish Hockey

April 30, 2008 | 328 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 | 430 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 | 304 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 | 264 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 | 241 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 | 215 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 | 226 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 | 256 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 | 280 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 | 210 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 | 215 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.

Glenanne 2-4 Kolos Sekvoia

Glenanne 2-4 Kolos Sekvoia

March 20, 2008 | 227 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne got their European Campaign of to a dissapointing start with a 2 goal loss to Ukrainian Champions Kolos Sekvoia today in Montrouge, Paris. Artem Ozerskyi got Kolos off to the perfect start with a dragflicked goal in the fourth minute after a poor opening ten minutes from the Tallaght side. The score remained the […]

Glenanne 4 Pembroke 3

Glenanne 4 Pembroke 3

March 19, 2008 | 207 views | Leave a comment

Stephen Butler’s hat-trick and all round performance was instrumental in Glenanne retaining the Mills Cup. His two drag-flicks in the opening 15 minutes gave the Glens the initiative they never relinquished with Butler going close to a hat-trick only to be denied by David Harte’s dive. Craig Wilson pulled one back somewhat against the run […]

Pembroke announce Euro squad

Pembroke announce Euro squad

March 14, 2008 | 230 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke have announced their squad for their European Cup Winners Trophy in Ghent beginning on Friday, March 21 They have been drawn in Pool A along with SK Slavia Praha (CZE), HC Moscow Region (RUS) & Penarth LHC (WAL). Pool B contains ARA La Gantoise(BEL), CUS Cantania (ITA), HC Olten (SUI), HC SW Maximal Wels […]

Glenanne annouce squad for European Cup Winners Cup

Glenanne annouce squad for European Cup Winners Cup

March 5, 2008 | 443 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne have announced their squad for the EuroHockey Club Trophy in Paris on March 20 to 23. They are in a group with Grasshoppers (Sui), Slavia Praha (Cze) and Kolos Sekoia (Ukr), the side Harlequins beat in the Cup Winners Cup final last year. The tournament is the first of its kind, as a kind […]

News in brief…

News in brief…

March 3, 2008 | 208 views | Leave a comment

*Aertel changed its hockey results page from 218 to page 248 *Just to plug some of my own work but the Gazette will have pictures and match reports from this week’s Girls Schools Senior Cup final and last Thursday’s Monkstown against Fingal match. Papers are available from Wednesday afternoon in Dundrum, Dun Laoghaire, Clondalkin, Blanch, […]

Pembroke finish sixth in Serbia

Pembroke finish sixth in Serbia

February 18, 2008 | 226 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke finished their Indoor Club Champions Challenge I in Vrsac, Serbia in sixth place of seven teams, managing a win and a draw in the third tier of European Indoor hockey over the weekend.

Geoff Conn part of EHF's UDP

Geoff Conn part of EHF's UDP

February 12, 2008 | 272 views | Leave a comment

This week, the EHF announced the umpires for their Umpire Development Programme 2008/2010, with Geoff Conn among ‘Group 1’. Umpires Committee Chairman, Jorge Alcover said, “Year one has been a huge success with the umpires well on their way to achieving the Grade 1 target. The commitment of this group has been a fantastic launch […]

A rant about Umpiring

A rant about Umpiring

February 12, 2008 | 310 views | Leave a comment

A growing number of comments are being submitted about umpiring and so on. I’ve written before that I will not allow comments on this topic and so I think I should outline my reasons for this decision. Basically, as Leinster hockey as a whole, we are responsible for the vicious circle that exists around umpiring. […]

Indoor League – Day One round-up

Indoor League – Day One round-up

February 1, 2008 | 206 views | Leave a comment

Group 1:Glenanne 4 (Joe Brennan 3, Richie Shaw) Corinthian 3 (Chris Pelow, Dan Williams, Andrew Sutton);Railway Union 5 (Kenny Carroll 2, Paul O’Brien 2, Kevin O’Brien) Fingal 1 (Paddy Gahan);Group 2Pembroke 7 (John McInroy 3, Craig Wilson, Morris Elliott, Paddy Conlon) Trinity 1 (Ben Hewitt);TRR 9 (Liam Canning 2, Alan Bothwell 2, Graham Dowling 2, […]