Europe

Mission accomplished as Irish U-21s storm to comfortable European victories

Mission accomplished as Irish U-21s storm to comfortable European victories

July 22, 2012 | 112 views | Comments (3)

Another set of thrashings saw Ireland’s U-21 men and women ease to promotion from their respective European ‘C’ division campaigns as they completed the first phase pod rebuilding after eight years absence from competition

Ewart edged U-21 women home; men thrash Slovakia

Ewart edged U-21 women home; men thrash Slovakia

July 21, 2012 | 119 views | Leave a comment

Leah Ewart’s 62nd minute goal saw Ireland’s U-21 women scrape to a third successive win in Lisbon meaning they and the Irish men will contest ‘C’ division finals on Sunday; the men won 12-0 in Bratislava

U-21 women all but secure final berth

U-21 women all but secure final berth

July 20, 2012 | 236 views | Leave a comment

A four goal burst in nine first half minutes saw Ireland cruise to a second victory and assure themselves of a final berth barring a goal difference miracle.

Irish U-21s down Turkey and Lithuania

Irish U-21s down Turkey and Lithuania

July 19, 2012 | 236 views | Leave a comment

Both Irish U-21 men and women picked off comfortable wins to advance their European hopes; the men won 8-0 against Lithuania to confirm their place in the final; the women beat Turkey 4-0 in their opening game

U-21 men create history with 17-0 Bulgaria win

U-21 men create history with 17-0 Bulgaria win

July 18, 2012 | 235 views | Comments (4)

Ireland’s U-21 men created European junior nations history as they recorded the highest win since the U-21 grade was introduced in 1976 with Stephen Dowds scoring five times in a 17-0 defeat of Bulgaria

Lille and Bloemendaal for Garvey in EHL

Lille and Bloemendaal for Garvey in EHL

July 17, 2012 | 167 views | Comments (2)

Despite Ireland dropping back to the status of third seeds, Lisnagarvey have picked up a EuroHockey League draw with a hint of possibility about it.

Local umpires receive top class appointments

Local umpires receive top class appointments

July 2, 2012 | 503 views | Leave a comment

Ten Leinster based umpires have been appointed to 13 international competitions this summer, ranging from Olympic level to the various youth and club competitions around the continent.

Euro campaigns dampened by late revisions

Euro campaigns dampened by late revisions

June 21, 2012 | 195 views | Comments (8)

Both Railway Union and Cork Harlequins have seen their expectations of top tier European club hockey go up in smoke this week, having now to settle for life in the second tier.

News in brief: Donation update

News in brief: Donation update

June 2, 2012 | 346 views | Leave a comment

How to donate to The Hook; Richmond Spiders add two more Irish to roster; Weston’s Carol Harrison gets Welsh call-up; Butler and Magee win EHL medal, Hutchinson and Metchette get top call-up; Treacy to run 5-a-side

O’Flynn double the golden touch for Hermes

O’Flynn double the golden touch for Hermes

May 28, 2012 | 305 views | Leave a comment

Audrey O’Flynn’s double corner strike handed Hermes European gold in Wettingen as they claimed a fourth win in succession to impressively make it an Irish double in club competition.

Hermes set up Lille Euro final date

Hermes set up Lille Euro final date

May 27, 2012 | 268 views | Leave a comment

Hermes gained one of the final places on offer with a strong 3-1 victory over Slavia Praha in Wettingen to continue their perfect record in the competition after three days.

All’s Wels for Hermes in Euro Challenge

All’s Wels for Hermes in Euro Challenge

May 27, 2012 | 117 views | Leave a comment

Hermes moved into pole position in Pool B of the EuroHockey Club Champions Challenge I in Wettingen as they grabbed a second win in two days.

Horan helps Hermes bounce back

Horan helps Hermes bounce back

May 26, 2012 | 130 views | Leave a comment

Hemes avoided potential disaster with three quick-fire corners to overcome hosts Rotweiss Wettingen and get their European campaign off to a strong start.

Butler and Magee eye Year of the Dragon

Butler and Magee eye Year of the Dragon

May 25, 2012 | 188 views | Leave a comment

Stephen Butler and Eugene Magee hope that Chinese astrology comes to bear this weekend and that this year is the EHL Year of the Dragon.

Much changed Hermes up for Swiss challenge

Much changed Hermes up for Swiss challenge

May 24, 2012 | 268 views | Leave a comment

For a club who have played in European club competition seven times in the past 14 years and the consistency that brings, it is surprising that just three of Hermes’ 2009 vintage are still around for this weekend

IHL stakes raised by Pegasus performance

IHL stakes raised by Pegasus performance

April 13, 2012 | 103 views | Leave a comment

Last weekend’s EuroHockey Club Champion’s Trophy victory has shown just how threatening Pegasus can be and now offers a place in top tier of European club hockey for this season’s IHL champion

Beaney treble hands Pegasus Euro glory

Beaney treble hands Pegasus Euro glory

April 9, 2012 | 114 views | Comments (2)

Suzanne Beaney’s 69th minute winner put Pegasus in dreamland as they claimed their fourth European club title in incredible fashion against Ukraine’s MSC Sumchanka.

Pegasus soar into European final

Pegasus soar into European final

April 8, 2012 | 86 views | Leave a comment

Pegasus earned their place in the final of the EuroHockey Club Champion’s Trophy as they weathered early storms in each half of their tie before ultimately overcoming the robust Lithuanian champions at Queen’s.

McMahon inspires Pegs against 10-woman Gantoise

McMahon inspires Pegs against 10-woman Gantoise

April 7, 2012 | 159 views | Comments (1)

Pegasus got their EuroHockey Club Champion’s Trophy campaign off to a flying start on Friday as they beat La Gantoise 4-1 on day one of the competition, hosted at Queen’s University Playing Fields the first time.

Bann’s Euro-run ended by EHL aristocrats

Bann’s Euro-run ended by EHL aristocrats

October 23, 2011 | 225 views | Comments (9)

Banbridge bowed out of the EHL with their heads held high as they gave UHC Hamburg a good rattle in Antwerp on Sunday morning but ultimately the German’s calibre guided them through along with CA Montrouge.