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Harte speaks up for Mental Health Awareness month

Harte speaks up for Mental Health Awareness month

May 23, 2013 | 218 views | Leave a comment

Getting young people talking is the message for young stars from Irish goalkeeper David Harte following the recent Mental Health Awareness month as they cope with the emotional rollercoaster that comes with the sporting life.

Boyles honoured for at Ulster Hockey awards after over 25 years at the top

Boyles honoured for at Ulster Hockey awards after over 25 years at the top

May 23, 2013 | 175 views | Comments (5)

Former Irish Captain Arlene Boyles was last night recognised for her contribution to the game when she was presented with the prestigious Winifred Templeton Award.

Charlene’s Project going from strength to strength

Charlene’s Project going from strength to strength

May 8, 2013 | 207 views | Leave a comment

Last summer, Charlene’s Project travelled from Ireland with half a ton of hockey sticks, balls and kit to Uganda. A year on, the incredible Barr family looks set to make the same journey with double that amount of gear.

Meredith to offer creative solutions as Irish men lock targets on world’s top ten

Meredith to offer creative solutions as Irish men lock targets on world’s top ten

December 15, 2012 | 171 views | Comments (2)

New Irish coach Andrew Meredith has revealed himself revealed himself to be a former art director and lover of graphic design — his method of switching off from “a hotel room that looks like NASA” when he’s away at hockey tournaments.

Revington rebuffs IHA overspend claims

Revington rebuffs IHA overspend claims

December 13, 2012 | 96 views | Comments (3)

Former Irish men’s senior coach Paul Revington has hit back at suggestions that he and his management team were the root cause of a €37,500 overspend that almost saw Ireland withdraw from the Champions Challenge I.

Heskin lays out challenges for Irish hockey in 2013

Heskin lays out challenges for Irish hockey in 2013

December 7, 2012 | 281 views | Comments (7)

While Wednesday’s budget saw sport not suffer the forecast cuts of 5pc, Irish Hockey chief executive Mike Heskin did warn that hockey will have a serious fight for funding in 2013.

Smith facing hectic lead-in to new Irish job

Smith facing hectic lead-in to new Irish job

November 29, 2012 | 212 views | Leave a comment

Life looks set to be get pretty hectic for new Irish senior women’s coach Darren Smith before he formally takes on the new post on January 25, 2013.

Quiet heroes of senior squads step away after huge service to Irish hockey

Quiet heroes of senior squads step away after huge service to Irish hockey

October 23, 2012 | 324 views | Comments (8)

While two head coaches moved on from the senior international setups during the summer to different amounts of fanfare, the retirements of managers Peter Jackson and Sally-Ann Fanagan were quieter affairs.

Irish 16 gearing up to conference playoffs

Irish 16 gearing up to conference playoffs

October 23, 2012 | 329 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 | 171 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 | 105 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 | 137 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 | 309 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 | 309 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 | 499 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 | 105 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 | 61 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 | 66 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 | 70 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 | 67 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.