Interviews

Balance key for hectic summer – Revington

Balance key for hectic summer – Revington

July 1, 2011 | 59 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 | 57 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 | 59 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 | 59 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 | 184 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 | 58 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 | 223 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 | 146 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 | 216 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 | 103 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 | 101 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 | 72 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.

Revington to piece Europe-based puzzle together

Revington to piece Europe-based puzzle together

September 14, 2010 | 95 views | Comments (1)

Irish men’s coach Paul Revington tells The Hook that he faces a major logistical headache but that the moves to Europe of many of Ireland’s top internationals can help open doors for the next generation.

McInroy joins Stick for India project in Anantapur

McInroy joins Stick for India project in Anantapur

September 2, 2010 | 224 views | Comments (1)

Former Pembroke, Corinthian and UCD man John McInroy has been keeping himself busy since completing his coaching duties with the students at the end of last term, joining up with the Stick for India crew in Anantapur.

Cregan set to break Irish caps record

Cregan set to break Irish caps record

June 25, 2010 | 103 views | Comments (2)

Fortune favours the laid-back. Or perhaps it just favours the talented as Eimear Cregan stands on the cusp of setting the new mark for Irish women’s international caps this weekend when she captains the side in the Four-Nations event in Essen, Germany. Should the 28-year-old play two of Ireland’s three games this weekend against Australia, […]