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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Aisling Naughton and Elaine Ryan are both hoping they can earn a place at the 2016 Olympics Games as part of the Irish women’s Rugby Sevens team via one of the more unique routes.
Joan O’Reilly, one of Irish hockey’s most illustrious and talented international players, has passed away following a most varied and decorated life both on and off the field of play.
The Irish Hockey Association last Friday laid out its blueprint for the sport – and stated its aim to grow participation levels by 20% over the next four years.
Mike Heskin told The Hook that the Irish senior men’s national team were not gelling with coach Andrew Meredith with development slow to materialise over the past 14 months with Rio 2016 very much in mind
Counting down til Friday closing time? Here’s a few highlights from around the hockey world wide web to help you kill a few minutes!
Roisin Upton became the second Irish player following Megan Frazer to win the NCAA championship title in the US as her UConn Huskies side beat Duke University 2-0 last Sunday
The Hook sat down with Belgium Hockey’s Technical Director earlier this summer to get an idea about how they have risen from being a second tier European nation to being contenders for world level medals within just a decade
As part of Dublin City FM’s link-up with The Hook, Declan Hughes interviewed Jamiee Claxton, Jonathan Harte, Stephen Brownlow and Rory O’Donoghue
In Andrew Meredith’s post-European championships assessment, he stressed the importance of getting the Irish men’s team funded to a level from which the side can properly push for a place in the world’s top ten.
Former Irish senior women’s assistant coach Denis Pritchard is looking forward to a new challenge this season after he was appointed as women’s head coach at Victory Hockey Club, based in Edegem in Belgium.
This weekend sees the culmination of two years building toward this classification weekend for coach Richie Malone, his coaching and management team; The Hook spoke to Malone, Mary Goode and Gerry Heaney about how they have prepared
Darren Smith is hopeful that a more integrated approach to the Irish hockey calendar can pay dividends for both the club and international game