A day after David Harte was named the world’s best goalkeeper, Craig Fulton was confirmed the men’s FIH Coach of the Year following a stellar year of Olympic qualification and European bronze.
David Harte was named the men’s FIH World Goalkeeper of the Year for his exploits in 2015, helping Ireland claim place at the Olympic Games for the first time since 1908.
Declan Hughes interviews following the Jacqui Potter Cup games between Railway Union and UCD and Loreto versus Old Alex along with words from YMCA and UCD men’s coaches after their Leinster Division One meeting
These are exciting times for Zoe Wilson, who will make her senior international debut over the coming days when Ireland face Spain in four internationals in Valencia; she tells John Flack about what has been her time in the US.
Dublin City FM’s Declan Hughes interviewed David Bane, Gareth Watkins, Gillian Pinder, Stella Davis, Jonny Caren and David Fitzgerald about their hockey highlights for the year gone by; have a listen here
Shane O’Donoghue speaks about his nomination for the FIH Rising Star of the Year award and how moving to Belgium to play professionally helped raise his game to a new level
The 2015 year gone by will be remembered long into the future as the year the Irish men finally ended a lengthy wait for Olympic qualification and this is reflected in the most-read stories on The Hook.
All the goals from Railway Union’s 4-3 win over Monkstown in the 2015 Neville Cup final at Serpentine Avenue
Enniskerry’s Emma Russell and Antrim’s Zoe Wilson continued Ireland’s excellent recent run in the NCAA in the US as they helped Syracuse University to their first ever national title on Sunday evening.
Former Old Alex and Hermes starlet Emma Russell will line out against Limerick’s Roisin Upton on Friday afternoon bidding to take another big step closer to the NCAA crown in the semi-final of the US university competition.
Mike Heskin will move on from the role as Hockey Ireland chief executive to a new post as Director of Sport at NUIG, it was announced today.
Rathdown and Monkstown’s Merrion Fleet Arena was formally opened to great fanfare and decent crowds last Sunday despite a heavy downpour of rain.
** Ulster-based journalist John Flack talks about how the EY Hockey League has impacted on media coverage in Ulster since its introduction this season. (Article not to be reproduced without permission of John Flack) One of the positive spin-offs from the introduction of the EY Irish Hockey League has been the increased media coverage the […]
Kyle Good – along with several Monkstown club mates – moved a step closer to the Olympic dream in the small hours of Sunday morning last week as the national team had their place confirmed for Rio 2016.
Irish coach Craig Fulton says that finally dealing with the “hurt” of missing on London 2012 played a pivotal part in building the mental resolve of his side to mount their first successful Olympic qualifying campaign.
Emma Gray has become the third player from the Irish senior women’s team to formally retire from the international side in the wake of narrowly missing out on the Olympic Games, following Emma Smyth and Kate Dillon.
David Judge, one of the giants of Irish hockey, passed away at the age of 79 on Saturday afternoon following an incredible life in the sport.
Portrane Hockey Club finally got to formally open their superb new water-based pitch in the heart of Donabate, bringing hockey back to the north Dublin peninsula after nearly 20 years of a nomadic existence.
Kirk Shimmins will be looking to carry his form from the European Championships into the New Zealand Hockey League as he renews his link with the Southern Dogs.
And now the wait commences. October 25 is the date almost indelibly marked on the minds of the Irish hockey public after one of the most thrilling years for the sport.