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IHL debate – how social media reacted

IHL debate – how social media reacted

September 26, 2014 | 1,237 views | Comments (4)

The debate over the proposed expansion to the Irish Hockey League sparked plenty of discussion this week, especially with the news that Ulster Hockey have requested clubs to stay away from the EGM vote until a better consultation process has taken place.

Varian: Full IHL “an opportunity the sport must grasp with both hands”

Varian: Full IHL “an opportunity the sport must grasp with both hands”

September 24, 2014 | 862 views | Leave a comment

Former IHA chief executive Paul Varian has written an impassioned call for clubs to get behind the full Irish Hockey League proposal on the table on October 5, calling it a “pivotal moment” in the expansion of the sport

Crawford hails Pembroke’s forward work-rate

Crawford hails Pembroke’s forward work-rate

September 22, 2014 | 1,006 views | Leave a comment

On a weekend of eye-catching, opening results in women’s Leinster division one, Declan Hughes spoke to Keith Crawford, Gillian Pinder and Gavin Bourke about their respective results

Cooper calls on clubs to debate future of Irish Hockey League

Cooper calls on clubs to debate future of Irish Hockey League

September 19, 2014 | 689 views | Comments (4)

Inez Cooper, the Irish Hockey Association’s Chair of Competitions, is encouraging all clubs to debate the Irish Hockey League proposal that is being brought before an EGM on Sunday, October 5 (11.30am Stillorgan Park Hotel) and then make sure their vote counts.

Brennan and Conlon accentuate positives of 2-2 draw

Brennan and Conlon accentuate positives of 2-2 draw

September 16, 2014 | 805 views | Leave a comment

There were reasons to be cheerful for both Three Rock Rovers’ Joe Brennan and Pembroke’s Paddy Conlon following their 2-2 draw at Serpentine Avenue, accentuating the positives to Declan Hughes.

AUDIO: Conlon hails Ingram “stormer”

AUDIO: Conlon hails Ingram “stormer”

September 7, 2014 | 1,058 views | Leave a comment

Following the opening day of the new season, Dublin City FM’s Declan Hughes caught up with four of the coaches of the men’s Leinster division one sides to get their thoughts on how their side got on, speaking to Paddy Conlon, David Bane, Trevor Dagg and Mark Cullen.

McConnell swinging for Hurley stability

McConnell swinging for Hurley stability

September 5, 2014 | 540 views | Leave a comment

Andy McConnell has told hoofdklassehockey.nl he is hoping his club, Hurley, can achieve a level of stability in this year’s Dutch top division following an excellent 2013/14 season.

“Irish people want to play with endeavour” – Smith and Lock reflect on Tri-Nations series

“Irish people want to play with endeavour” – Smith and Lock reflect on Tri-Nations series

August 25, 2014 | 358 views | Leave a comment

With Ireland’s 5-2 win over Spain on Sunday, it brought their goal tally to 36 in eight games over the course of their Tri-Nations series in Belfield, a rare glut but one that is perfectly in keeping with Darren Smith’s philosophy for his Irish team.

Smith: right decision ultimately reached but manner served to damage free-flowing tie

Smith: right decision ultimately reached but manner served to damage free-flowing tie

August 22, 2014 | 632 views | Leave a comment

Darren Smith said the right decision was ultimately reached in denying Ireland a winning goal in game three this week against Spain though the manner the umpires reached the outcome “caused a bit of damage” to an otherwise free-flowing game; photos and interview piece

Same scoreline as Spanish changes help pick off under par Irish performance

Same scoreline as Spanish changes help pick off under par Irish performance

August 18, 2014 | 426 views | Leave a comment

Darren Smith said his side “struggled to adapt” to a different Spanish approach in their second game against the world number 14s as their intensive summer of training and games continues

Smith reflects on Irish conversion rate against Spain

Smith reflects on Irish conversion rate against Spain

August 16, 2014 | 322 views | Leave a comment

Darren Smith said he felt a “little hollow” after his Irish side had plenty of good things to reflect on from their Tri-Nations game against Spain but ultimately fell 2-1 to hand the visiting side the honours from the first of four series this week.

O’Flynn hungry for more goals – all the interviews and photos from France win

O’Flynn hungry for more goals – all the interviews and photos from France win

August 15, 2014 | 347 views | Leave a comment

From the sounds of things, four-goal scorer Audrey O’Flynn won’t be satisfied with less than double figures when Ireland meet France for a second time in their Tri-Nations series on Monday.

Fresh-faced defence draw praise from Smith for swift improvement

Fresh-faced defence draw praise from Smith for swift improvement

July 18, 2014 | 587 views | Leave a comment

Irish senior women’s coach Darren Smith says that his fresh-faced defensive unit showed rapid improvement in their second battle of the week with New Zealand on Wednesday night as part of an encouraging week at the Electric Ireland Four Nations competition in Dublin.

Fulton keeps feet on the ground after landmark win; 50-goal Watt hails hard-working effort

Fulton keeps feet on the ground after landmark win; 50-goal Watt hails hard-working effort

July 5, 2014 | 832 views | Leave a comment

Irish coach Craig Fulton refused to get too carried away with Ireland’s 2-1 win over world number fives England this afternoon but did suggest it will go a good way to building the belief in the squad.

Full game focus limits “weird” experience for Gleghorne brothers

Full game focus limits “weird” experience for Gleghorne brothers

July 4, 2014 | 1,015 views | Leave a comment

Paul Gleghorne admitted it was a “weird” experience in the lead-up to an international match against older brother Mark but said that once the first whistle went, it was business as usual.

Fulton starting Irish role with “clean slate” for players to stake their claim

Fulton starting Irish role with “clean slate” for players to stake their claim

April 19, 2014 | 1,037 views | Comments (1)

New Irish coach Craig Fulton says that he is “90 percent” confident he will have a full panel at his disposal as the summer progresses as he looks to put his personal stamp on the Irish senior men’s squad after a helter-skelter start to his tenure.

Joyce getting used to mixing it with world’s best as Railway take on Dutch giants Den Bosch

Joyce getting used to mixing it with world’s best as Railway take on Dutch giants Den Bosch

April 16, 2014 | 1,105 views | Leave a comment

Cecelia Joyce is beginning to get used to taking on the world’s best. Just 12 days since the T20 cricket World Cup concluded in Bangladesh, she is one of three players back on a plane, this time to the Netherlands with Railway Union.

Greene lands top award as part of UCD treble

Greene lands top award as part of UCD treble

April 16, 2014 | 827 views | Comments (1)

Sarah Greene, captain of UCD’s Hockey team, was last week named The Irish Times / Irish Sports Council ‘Sportswoman of the Month’ for March following UCD’s epic run to the Irish Hockey League, Irish Senior Cup and Leinster women’s division one treble.

Senior internationals ask hockey clubs to support proposed full IHL plan

Senior internationals ask hockey clubs to support proposed full IHL plan

February 28, 2014 | 1,854 views | Comments (3)

Leinster club representatives appeared reasonably receptive to a “full Irish Hockey League” following the IHA forum last night in the Stillorgan Park Hotel though there were fears over the potential nature of promotion and relegation

The Dublin City FM podcast – February 9, 2014

The Dublin City FM podcast – February 9, 2014

February 10, 2014 | 522 views | Leave a comment

Declan Hughes was joined by Monkstown’s Gareth Watkins and Kyle Good in the Dublin City FM studio to talk about their club’s Leinster men’s division one win while Stephen Findlater gives a recap of the interprovincial series