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Purpose-built stadium required to make Pro League viable for Ireland; Pels and McCracken on the Irish bid

Purpose-built stadium required to make Pro League viable for Ireland; Pels and McCracken on the Irish bid

June 16, 2017 | 966 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland chief executive Jerome Pels says the current infrastructure, primarily the lack of a suitable stadium, meant that it was not financially viable to take part in the first wave of the Hockey Pro League.

Herakles-bound Duncan embracing high performance lifestyle

Herakles-bound Duncan embracing high performance lifestyle

June 12, 2017 | 1,106 views | Comments (1)

Jeremy Duncan says his move to Belgium to take up a contract with Herakles is part of a “conscious decision to live a high performance lifestyle and see how far I can take myself”

Hockey Ireland misses out on new Pro Hockey League

Hockey Ireland misses out on new Pro Hockey League

June 11, 2017 | 1,243 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s bid to be part world hockey’s Pro League came to an end as they were left out of the International Hockey Federation’s final list, released on Sunday, for the first four seasons of the competition that launches in January 2019.

Fulton lays plans for hectic summer for Irish men

Fulton lays plans for hectic summer for Irish men

May 26, 2017 | 779 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men return to competitive action this weekend for the first time since World League Round 2 as they take on England in a couple of uncapped matches in Bisham Abbey.

Harte breaks yet more new ground with Kampong

Harte breaks yet more new ground with Kampong

May 21, 2017 | 292 views | Leave a comment

David Harte added yet another major trophy to his incredible collection, becoming the first Irish person to win the Dutch Hoofdklasse, regarded as the best national club competition in the world.

Shaw’s Irish women going above and beyond in pursuit of World Cup ticket

Shaw’s Irish women going above and beyond in pursuit of World Cup ticket

May 19, 2017 | 842 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw says some of the sacrifices made by the Irish women’s squad this summer can see them reach new heights and qualify for a first major world level tournament since the 2002 World Cup.

Bacchus back to hone Irish technical skills

Bacchus back to hone Irish technical skills

May 18, 2017 | 963 views | Leave a comment

Colin “Bacchus” Stewart has returned to Ireland to link up with Graham Shaw’s women’s side until September as the national technical coach for an intense summer featuring a World Cup qualification bid and a return to Europe’s top tier.

IHUA land three sponsors for EYHL weekend

IHUA land three sponsors for EYHL weekend

April 28, 2017 | 790 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Hockey Umpires Association (IHUA) has secured a joint sponsorship deal for this weekend’s EY Hockey League Finals at Three Rock Rovers Hockey Club.

Lurgan crowned Ulster Premier League champions again

Lurgan crowned Ulster Premier League champions again

March 23, 2017 | 126 views | Leave a comment

Lurgan were crowned Ulster Premier League champions for the second year in a row after coming from behind to defeat Queen’s University 3-1 on Wednesday night and complete back-to-back titles, writes John Flack. The result means Lurgan have completed a league-Denman Ulster Shield triumph for the first time although they had to work hard for […]

Second surgery set to rule Frazer out of summer series

Second surgery set to rule Frazer out of summer series

March 20, 2017 | 666 views | Leave a comment

Ireland look certain to be without their inspirational team captain Megan Frazer for the World League 3 tournament in the summer which will determine whether they can reach the 2018 World Cup in London, writes John Flack.

Cosgrove’s chance route to Scottish senior squad

Cosgrove’s chance route to Scottish senior squad

March 10, 2017 | 962 views | Leave a comment

Former Banbridge man Ben Cosgrove described his route into the Scottish set-up for this week’s World League Round 2 as one of pure chance having previously played with the Irish Under-21s.

New digital programme design approved for EYHL

New digital programme design approved for EYHL

February 25, 2017 | 573 views | Leave a comment

The EY Hockey League’s working group have approved an innovative new match day programme – led by Lisnagarvey club man Ruper Pinion – that aims to offer more for club sponsors and spectators alike.

Olympic “experience counts in large amounts” for player pathway to top of the game with Ireland

Olympic “experience counts in large amounts” for player pathway to top of the game with Ireland

January 12, 2017 | 606 views | Leave a comment

Following a first Olympic experience, Irish coach Craig Fulton reflects on 2016 and says the player pathway now open in Irish hockey to the top level of the world game can only help guard against players switching to Great Britain.

Funding models and working arrangements need to adapt to continue men’s rise on world stage

Funding models and working arrangements need to adapt to continue men’s rise on world stage

January 2, 2017 | 941 views | Comments (1)

Ahead of a hectic year, Craig Fulton is hopeful that significant headway can be made in the coming weeks to force a change in the way the Irish national teams receive their support from Sport Ireland and government to help progress continue

World Cup 2018 bid finally coming into focus after lengthy lead-in for Shaw’s charges

World Cup 2018 bid finally coming into focus after lengthy lead-in for Shaw’s charges

December 28, 2016 | 931 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw looks back on a year without a world ranking tournament on the schedule as he looked to widen his panel, building towards trying to qualify for a major event, the 2018 World Cup, for the first time in over a decade

Harte up for world goalkeeper of the year award

Harte up for world goalkeeper of the year award

November 22, 2016 | 388 views | Leave a comment

Irish captain David Harte says it’s a “very special feeling” to be named on the shortlist for world hockey’s goalkeeper of the year award following another memorable year.

Bell and Tumilty content with favourable EHL draws

Bell and Tumilty content with favourable EHL draws

November 21, 2016 | 597 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge and Lisnagarvey received perhaps the most favourable Euro Hockey League KO16 draw possible – other than facing each other – as they look to earn a maiden quarter-final berth in the elite competition for Ireland.

Dublin City FM interviews – October 21

Dublin City FM interviews – October 21

October 27, 2016 | 229 views | Leave a comment

Declan Hughes catches up the Old Alex’s Brian Wynn, UCD’s Elun Hack and Miles Warren, Lisnagarvey’s Errol Lutton, Clontarf’s Gareth Borland, YMCA’s Jason Klinradt, Pembroke’s Jonny Caren and Instonians Stephen Redpath

Three Rock launches ParaHockey Rockets initiative

Three Rock launches ParaHockey Rockets initiative

October 27, 2016 | 286 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers is launching a new ParaHockey section with the introduction of the Three Rock Rockets and are encouraging children and young adults with an intellectual disability interested in hockey to join up.

Magee’s Bann gives whole town huge source of pride

Magee’s Bann gives whole town huge source of pride

October 11, 2016 | 353 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge’s Olympian Eugene Magee said his side put their best foot forward to match the efforts of his club mates who put on a great show at Havelock Park for EHL ROUND1.