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Brown snapped up by East Grinstead to aid indoor and outdoor ambition

Brown snapped up by East Grinstead to aid indoor and outdoor ambition

May 16, 2018 | 971 views | Leave a comment

Surprisingly not included in Ireland’s 29-strong World Cup training panel, Chloe Brown is clearly well-regarded by leading English Premiership side East Grinstead, writes John Flack.

Hockey Ireland outline plans for new membership system

Hockey Ireland outline plans for new membership system

March 3, 2018 | 273 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland plans to bring in a new membership system and governance proposals at the 2018 AGM to give the organising body and the sport a platform to develop significantly.

Ards Indoor superstar Brown would relish second offer from Germany as she looks to impress in Prague

Ards Indoor superstar Brown would relish second offer from Germany as she looks to impress in Prague

February 21, 2018 | 529 views | Leave a comment

Chloe Brown has revealed she turned down the offer of a move to Germany last season but she says she would jump at the opportunity if it were to come along again.

Shaw outlines road to London as World Cup comes into view

Shaw outlines road to London as World Cup comes into view

February 5, 2018 | 348 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women play their first test matches of World Cup year this week in Malaga on Tuesday, taking on Spain in the first of four games this week.

Roadmap to Bhubaneswar laid out for the Green Machine

Roadmap to Bhubaneswar laid out for the Green Machine

January 23, 2018 | 566 views | Leave a comment

Irish coach Craig Fulton has laid out the roadmap to Bhubaneswar and the 2018 World Cup next November with a comprehensive plan of action for the next 10 months, leading up to the November 28 tip off.

VIDEO: Leinster Schoolgirls Premier League semi-final highlights

VIDEO: Leinster Schoolgirls Premier League semi-final highlights

January 15, 2018 | 813 views | Leave a comment

Check out the highlights from the Leinster schoolgirls senior premier league semi-finals from last Friday between Mount Anville and St Andrew’s along with Wesley versus Muckross Park

Chris Pelow on a hockey career changed by cancer diagnosis: “You do think ‘bloody hell, my life is over”

Chris Pelow on a hockey career changed by cancer diagnosis: “You do think ‘bloody hell, my life is over”

January 11, 2018 | 238 views | Leave a comment

Chris Pelow looked set for a promising hockey career, before a throbbing pain in his foot changed his life forever.

Bangor reign at top continues; Randalstown nick key win over Rainey

Bangor reign at top continues; Randalstown nick key win over Rainey

January 8, 2018 | 241 views | Leave a comment

Bangor stay top of the Ulster Premier League after a hard-fought 2-1 over Kirk Cup champions Kilkeel at the Aurora Complex on Saturday in the battle of the Ulster cup winners.

Sargent targeting Ireland recall for 2018 World Cup

Sargent targeting Ireland recall for 2018 World Cup

December 31, 2017 | 393 views | Leave a comment

When Cliodhna Sargent made her return to the Cork Harlequins’ line-up in November against Belfast Harlequins, it was part of her ultimate plan to break back into Graham Shaw’s Irish plans for the 2018 World Cup in London.

McGuire relishing Irish return after five years away

McGuire relishing Irish return after five years away

December 7, 2017 | 1,392 views | Leave a comment

Leah McGuire, formerly Ewart, is in the frame for a place in Ireland’s World Cup squad after emerging from under the radar following five years in the international wilderness.

Possessed and obsessed, Watt brings down final curtain on an Irish career on the edge

Possessed and obsessed, Watt brings down final curtain on an Irish career on the edge

November 28, 2017 | 1,708 views | Leave a comment

Brash and aggressive, Mikie Watt’s fierce style and approach was very much synonymous with the Green Machine’s growth and belief on the world stage, playing “on the edge” at all times, something he makes few apologies for.

Green Army still hunting new sponsor as World Cup looms

Green Army still hunting new sponsor as World Cup looms

November 27, 2017 | 229 views | Leave a comment

When Des Cahill called on potential benefactors to “#coughup”, circling the Green Army’s “actively seeking sponsorship” biography line, it gave the sport one of its rare moments in the spotlight.

Ulster and Irish hockey pay tribute to Dukie

Ulster and Irish hockey pay tribute to Dukie

October 19, 2017 | 1,707 views | Leave a comment

Like all funerals, that of Philip Duke which took place at St Bartholomew’s Parish Church in Belfast on Monday was tinged with sadness, writes John Flack.

McCay likely to step down after 2018 World Cup

McCay likely to step down after 2018 World Cup

October 13, 2017 | 419 views | Leave a comment

Shirley McCay has revealed that she is set to quit international hockey following next year’s World Cup in London after Ireland sealed their place at the showpiece on Thursday.

Final formality cleared as Irish women look forward to first World Cup in 16 years.

Final formality cleared as Irish women look forward to first World Cup in 16 years.

October 12, 2017 | 329 views | Comments (1)

World Cup qualification arrived this morning as Australia ran up their inevitably huge victory over Papua New Guinea, crossing the final t and dotting the final i required to send Ireland’s women to their first event of this magnitude since 2002.

Tour memories among Meeke’s most cherished as Irish star takes on new role with DB Sports

Tour memories among Meeke’s most cherished as Irish star takes on new role with DB Sports

October 3, 2017 | 571 views | Leave a comment

The Hook caught up with Loreto’s Ali Meeke to talk about her new role with DB Sports Tours and how she cannot wait to be back in the midst of the club season after the international summer

Hockey Ireland and IHUA reach detente as EY matches to go ahead on September 30

Hockey Ireland and IHUA reach detente as EY matches to go ahead on September 30

September 23, 2017 | 636 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland and the IHUA confirmed jointly on Friday evening that the IHUA will appoint umpires to the EYHL matches scheduled for September 30 and matches will, therefore, go ahead.

Evans puts working life on hold for huge opportunity with German champs UHC Hamburg

Evans puts working life on hold for huge opportunity with German champs UHC Hamburg

September 15, 2017 | 1,231 views | Leave a comment

Nikki Evans is putting her “mind solely on hockey” for the next nine months as she steps back from working life to take up a contract with German outdoor and indoor champions UHC Hamburg this season.

EY Working Group confirm postponement of opening round

EY Working Group confirm postponement of opening round

September 13, 2017 | 1,402 views | Leave a comment

The first round of the EY Hockey League, due to take place on Saturday, September 16, has been postponed following a meeting of the competition’s Working Group on Wednesday evening.

Clubs to source own umpires for opening series of games following IHUA and Hockey Ireland impasse

Clubs to source own umpires for opening series of games following IHUA and Hockey Ireland impasse

September 11, 2017 | 2,389 views | Leave a comment

EY Hockey League clubs will have to source their own umpires for the opening round of matches next Saturday following an impasse between Hockey Ireland and the Irish Hockey Umpires Association (IHUA).