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Irish 16 gearing up to conference playoffs

Irish 16 gearing up to conference playoffs

October 23, 2012 | 315 views | Comments (1)

With conference finals kicking into gear in the coming days, the 16 Irish players abroad continue to set the tone for a number of the major universities as the NCAA championships get ever closer.

Kirkland and Passmore step down from key IHA roles

Kirkland and Passmore step down from key IHA roles

July 12, 2012 | 165 views | Comments (3)

Five IHA posts are now looking for new full-time inhabitants after chief executive Angus Kirkland and high performance director Dave Passmore both stepped down from their respective roles.

Revington position reached “point of no return”

Revington position reached “point of no return”

July 6, 2012 | 101 views | Comments (3)

Paul Revington did not wish to elaborate but admitted his tenure had reached “the point of no return”, leading to his departure from the Irish senior men’s coaching role, he told The Hook

Maguire signs up to World Series of Hockey

Maguire signs up to World Series of Hockey

October 26, 2011 | 129 views | Comments (4)

Phelie Maguire has confirmed to The Hook that he has signed a contract with the World Series of Hockey, the controversial new Indian competition which tips off on December 17 and runs until January 22, 2012.

Trophy-magnet Giles hangs up Irish jersey

Trophy-magnet Giles hangs up Irish jersey

September 29, 2011 | 293 views | Comments (1)

While it was one of the shorter international careers, Alan Giles’ two and a half tenure with the national side was one of the more interesting stories with the announcement of his retirement depriving Paul Revington of a “rabbit’s foot”.

Metchette conducts first major international final

Metchette conducts first major international final

September 11, 2011 | 294 views | Comments (6)

The Hook caught up with umpire Carol Metchette following her call-up to officiate in the final of the European Championships final between the Netherlands and Germany in Monchengladbach in August.

Fitzgerald bides time for major Euro call-up

Fitzgerald bides time for major Euro call-up

August 11, 2011 | 479 views | Comments (7)

As the oldest of the three premier goalkeepers in Paul Revington’s extended Irish men’s squad, getting selected for the European championships has been part of a growing experience for Dave Fitzgerald.

Centurion Becuwe targets ‘important’ French victories

Centurion Becuwe targets ‘important’ French victories

July 8, 2011 | 96 views | Comments (3)

Frenchman Arnaud Becuwe is hoping his side can maintain their hoodoo over the Irish in major tournaments though he has a certain empathy for the boys in green having lived the past year with Mikey Watt and Geoff McCabe

Balance key for hectic summer – Revington

Balance key for hectic summer – Revington

July 1, 2011 | 60 views | Leave a comment

Balancing two world ranking events in one summer is proving the major juggling act for Paul Revington as he endeavours to deliver a fully functional side to August’s European championships, naming his Champions Challenge team

Record breaking Coetzee’s amazing return

Record breaking Coetzee’s amazing return

June 23, 2011 | 61 views | Leave a comment

Pietee Coetzee sets about extending her world goalscoring record this morning as South Africa tip off the FIH Champions Challenge quarter-finals at 10am against Spain, taking the field as major contenders for the title.

Speers excited over captaincy duties

Speers excited over captaincy duties

June 17, 2011 | 65 views | Leave a comment

New Irish skipper Alex Speers says she cannot wait to experience her first world ranking tournament as captain since taking over the role full-time from Eimear Cregan.

Muller pin-points turning point for Irish women

Muller pin-points turning point for Irish women

June 16, 2011 | 62 views | Comments (1)

A year on from an ill-fated battle with India, Gene Muller is excited about the prospect of getting one back on the Asian side this Saturday in Ireland’s Champion’s Challenge I opener.

Euro dream in sight for buzzing Watkins

Euro dream in sight for buzzing Watkins

June 8, 2011 | 194 views | Comments (6)

While it was a ground-breaking year for Monkstown, skipper Gareth Watkins has already set his sights on new horizons as he, along with a growing club contingent, aims to bed himself into the men’s senior Irish squad.

McCay ready for exciting second century

McCay ready for exciting second century

June 3, 2011 | 63 views | Leave a comment

Four days shy of her 23rd birthday, it would be unfair to describe Shirley McCay as a journey woman but in her short career she has managed to pack in a huge amount; 100 caps, five clubs – it’s been quite a journey

McCarthy happier in green than white

McCarthy happier in green than white

June 2, 2011 | 233 views | Comments (16)

Given Giovanni Trappatoni’s recent travails, what he would give for a recruit like Sinead McCarthy, a player who has had to move home and city twice in the past two years to pursue an international dream

Gormley helps launch ‘crowdfunding’ plan

Gormley helps launch ‘crowdfunding’ plan

May 5, 2011 | 156 views | Comments (1)

Having helped Club de Campo secure a place in the semi-finals of the EuroHockey League, Irish captain Ronan Gormley intended taking a few days out in Ireland for R&R and to launch the new ‘crowdfunding’ initiative

The Irish abroad: Lewis enjoying quality over quantity

The Irish abroad: Lewis enjoying quality over quantity

November 17, 2010 | 222 views | Comments (10)

Having completed the first half of the outdoor season with Crefelder HTC in Germany, Tim Lewis has encountered a very different hockey culture to the one in Dublin.

The Irish abroad: the view from Holland

The Irish abroad: the view from Holland

November 10, 2010 | 108 views | Comments (6)

Irish internationals David Harte and Mitch Darling have enjoyed a whole new world since moving to the Netherlands in the summer to continue their hockey careers in the Hoofdklasse, widely regarded as the best club league in the world.

The Irish abroad: EHL provides early season highs

The Irish abroad: EHL provides early season highs

November 4, 2010 | 104 views | Comments (2)

Chris Cargo, Ronan Gormley and Phelie Maguire tell The Hook about life with their respective clubs in England, Spain and Belgium after the first couple of months of the season

Brennan believes Glens in better shape to advance

Brennan believes Glens in better shape to advance

October 28, 2010 | 74 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne skipper Joe Brennan believes Saturday morning’s tie against Grunwald Poznan will be the key factor if the Tallaght club are to follow Pembroke into the KO16 round of the EuroHockey League in Terrassa.