Europe

Three Irish sides to play in Euro top tier

Three Irish sides to play in Euro top tier

May 27, 2016 | 724 views | Leave a comment

Lisnagarvey, Banbridge and Hermes-Monkstown will all play in the top tier of European club competition in the 2016/17 season following confirmation of the EHF national club rankings earlier this week.

Elks win while Bann look set to add second EHL berth; Pegasus finish eighth

Elks win while Bann look set to add second EHL berth; Pegasus finish eighth

May 16, 2016 | 1,742 views | Leave a comment

Both Banbridge and Ulster Elks look set to have earned promotion for Ireland from their respective European club competitions over the weekend following runs to the finals in their respective competitions.

Bann and Elks battle for promotion; Pegasus face Russian roulette in Club Champions Cup

Bann and Elks battle for promotion; Pegasus face Russian roulette in Club Champions Cup

May 15, 2016 | 1,867 views | Comments (2)

Banbridge and Ulster Elks will both have promotion on their mind on Monday afternoon following their respective performances in Europe while Pegasus are set to battle for seventh in the Euro Club Cup.

Bann bound up table in Glasgow; Elks lead way in Prague

Bann bound up table in Glasgow; Elks lead way in Prague

May 14, 2016 | 2,192 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge leaped right back into contention in the men’s EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy thanks to a stunning second half comeback to beat HC Minsk 4-1 in Glasgow; Ulster Elks also top their group after day two at the Challenge I

Mixed Irish fortunes on European club front

Mixed Irish fortunes on European club front

May 13, 2016 | 2,165 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s club sides opened their European accounts with a win, a draw and a loss with Ulster Elks the stars of the day at their event in Prague.

Pegasus face Campo challenge; Elks debut in Prague

Pegasus face Campo challenge; Elks debut in Prague

May 12, 2016 | 1,571 views | Leave a comment

Pegasus and Ulster Elks represent Ireland this weekend in European action as they take on the first and third tier of continental club competition at Bilthoven and Prague, respectively.

Bann’s EHL hopes in own hands at Euro Trophy

Bann’s EHL hopes in own hands at Euro Trophy

May 12, 2016 | 1,674 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge have their own potential Euro Hockey League qualification in their own hands as they travel to Glasgow this weekend for the EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy.

Queen’s end seventh as Ireland drop an indoor level

Queen’s end seventh as Ireland drop an indoor level

February 17, 2016 | 248 views | Leave a comment

Queen’s University finished seventh in the EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Challenge I in Bulgaria, an outcome that sees Ireland drop back to the fourth tier of competition for 2017.

Big Town comeback one goal shy of EHL KO16 slot

Big Town comeback one goal shy of EHL KO16 slot

October 12, 2015 | 1,251 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown produced an epic comeback to draw 3-3 with Spain’s Club Egara but despite goals from Kyle Good, Gareth Watkins and Peter Caruth, they ended up just shy of a ticket to the KO16.

Good magic earns Monkstown opening draw

Good magic earns Monkstown opening draw

October 10, 2015 | 1,089 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown earned a 1-1 draw with East Grinstead on opening day of the Euro Hockey League Round 1 in Hamburg as Kyle Good produced a moment of magic to earn the victory.

Caren hoping new Town method makes waves in Euro Hockey League

Caren hoping new Town method makes waves in Euro Hockey League

October 8, 2015 | 1,496 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown are looking to build on the positive mood in Irish hockey at the moment to upset the odds in Hamburg this weekend against the much vaunted East Grinstead from England and Spain’s Club Egara.

Pegasus Bilthoven-bound for 2016 Euros

Pegasus Bilthoven-bound for 2016 Euros

September 10, 2015 | 699 views | Leave a comment

Pegasus will travel to Bilthoven in the Netherlands in May 2016 at the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup, battling it out with the best club teams in the continent.

Masters men’s Over-40s claim Euro bronze in own piece of history-making

Masters men’s Over-40s claim Euro bronze in own piece of history-making

September 2, 2015 | 1,207 views | Leave a comment

While the Irish senior men had a week to remember, their Over-40 counter-parts had a similarly memorable time in London last week when they earned their first ever bronze medal in the Masters event; here is Duggie Good’s report from the event

Anatomy of a bronze; Fulton’s charges play waiting game after epic 18-month rise

Anatomy of a bronze; Fulton’s charges play waiting game after epic 18-month rise

August 31, 2015 | 2,385 views | Leave a comment

And now the wait commences. October 25 is the date almost indelibly marked on the minds of the Irish hockey public after one of the most thrilling years for the sport.

Bloodied and bruised Gleghorne embodies fighting Irish spirit

Bloodied and bruised Gleghorne embodies fighting Irish spirit

August 30, 2015 | 3,035 views | Comments (1)

If ever there was an image to embody the performance of the team, Paul Gleghorne’s slinged up arm with blood dripping from his knuckles captured it; his and Matthew Bell’s reaction to what was another mighty week for Irish hockey

Symmons inducted in the EHF Hall of Fame

Symmons inducted in the EHF Hall of Fame

August 30, 2015 | 772 views | Leave a comment

Irish legend Nikki Symmons became one of two new additions to the European Hockey Federation Hall of Fame following her immaculate career.

History boys claim first ever elite level medal with 4-2 win over England

History boys claim first ever elite level medal with 4-2 win over England

August 29, 2015 | 1,463 views | Leave a comment

Making history, the recurring mantra of the Irish senior men’s team. An incredible year for the team was capped with the biggest moment yet, winning Ireland’s first ever medal at an elite level competition with a breathless 4-2 win over home host England.

Harte: Ireland “not leaving without a medal” from Euros

Harte: Ireland “not leaving without a medal” from Euros

August 28, 2015 | 1,246 views | Leave a comment

David Harte says the Irish team mantra is “we are not leaving here without a medal” as they build up for their European Championships semi-final in London.

Hertzberger solo strike denies Ireland final berth in tight Euro battle

Hertzberger solo strike denies Ireland final berth in tight Euro battle

August 27, 2015 | 1,049 views | Leave a comment

Irish coach Craig Fulton felt his side “missed an opportunity” as they lost 1-0 to world number two side the Netherlands in the semi-final of the EuroHockey Nations Championships in London.

Masters Over-40s also through to Euro semi-finals

Masters Over-40s also through to Euro semi-finals

August 25, 2015 | 1,303 views | Leave a comment

Matching the senior men’s team, Ireland’s Over-40 Masters secured a European semi final place for the first time in their history to setup a match against the old foe of England.