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Pembroke finish sixth in Serbia

Pembroke finish sixth in Serbia

February 18, 2008 | 79 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 | 115 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 | 126 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 | 85 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, […]

Team Leinster – what do you think?

Team Leinster – what do you think?

January 31, 2008 | 95 views | Leave a comment

With 17,000 regularly turning up for Heineken Cup matches in the RDS where barely 700 turned out 15 years ago for the Leinster rugby team, it is tempting to envisage what life would be like for an equivalent hockey “Team Leinster” for European competition. The amount of comments about Noel Keogh’s recent squad selection for […]

Leinster Indoor League Preview

Leinster Indoor League Preview

January 29, 2008 | 95 views | Leave a comment

The Leinster Indoor league returns this weekend to the National Basketball Arena following its rejuvenation in 2007 with Pembroke looking to retain the title they won for the first time last season. They will have a major job to keep the title as last year’s cup winners Three Rock Rovers, last year’s defeated finalists Corinthian […]

Metchette to represent Ireland at Olympics

Metchette to represent Ireland at Olympics

January 23, 2008 | 310 views | Leave a comment

Continuing the strong tradition of Irish umpiring, Carole Metchette was today notified of her appointment to the Beijing Olympics, 2008. This is the first time Ireland has ever had a female hockey umpire appointed to the Olympics. Dublin born Metchette had a good introduction to hockey when she attended Wesley College where she won the […]

News in Brief

News in Brief

January 20, 2008 | 90 views | Leave a comment

* To confirm something mentioned in comments on this site. TRR and Clontarf 2nds have both been disqualified from the Irish Junior Cup for fielding ineligible players. * Umpire Martin Caniffe has been announced as part of the official team at the European Cup Winner’s Cup in March where Glenanne will be representing Ireland. * […]

Passmore announces Squad for New Zealand

Passmore announces Squad for New Zealand

January 9, 2008 | 124 views | Leave a comment

Dave Passmore revealed his squad for the Olympic Qualifying tournament which will take place in Auckland, New Zealand next month. This tournament will provide Ireland with their final chance to earn a coveted spot in the Beijing Olympics later this year. “The lads who have missed out can consider themselves very unlucky as the quality […]

EHL Last 16 draw to be broadcast live online…

EHL Last 16 draw to be broadcast live online…

December 13, 2007 | 98 views | Leave a comment

While Irish interest in the EHL has been reduced, next week you can find out the fate of the Irish trios playing at both HGC and Loughborough. On December 19 at 6pm (CET) the draw for the last 16 and 8, knock-out phase, of Euro Hockey League will take place via a new virtual, interactive […]

EHF Club awards

EHF Club awards

December 6, 2007 | 96 views | Leave a comment

The EHF has launched a new programme to honour clubs that are doing great work to promote the “Hockey Family” in Europe. For me, though, there is quite a few points on the list of criteria below that clubs can take on board and develop upon. Recently, the IHA has started running a number of […]

25 Leinster players in underage squads…

25 Leinster players in underage squads…

November 16, 2007 | 181 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 | 162 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 | 118 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 | 113 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 | 107 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 | 79 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 | 126 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 | 145 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 […]