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Highlight reel: Monkstown vs Racing

Highlight reel: Monkstown vs Racing

October 11, 2014 | 595 views | Leave a comment

Check out the highlights of Monkstown vs Racing Club de France along with all the other action from day one of the EHL in Barcelona

Harte looking for Kampong to step up in EHL

Harte looking for Kampong to step up in EHL

October 9, 2014 | 457 views | Leave a comment

“The Big Man” David Harte is looking for his Kampong side to make amends after a bittersweet debut season in the Euro Hockey League last time around.

Highlight reel: King Kwan of T&T

Highlight reel: King Kwan of T&T

October 8, 2014 | 645 views | Comments (1)

With Ireland confirmed to play Trinidad and Tobago, it gives us an excuse to bring out a highlight reel of their best ever player, the diminutive but mighty Kwan Browne; there’s archive video from India and Pakistan as well as German and English league clips

IHL decision: clubs vote in favour of single tier, full-season Irish Hockey League

IHL decision: clubs vote in favour of single tier, full-season Irish Hockey League

October 5, 2014 | 1,850 views | Comments (4)

Hockey will enter a new era on the island next September with the introduction of a season-long Irish Hockey League for the first time, following the IHA EGM vote in the Stillorgan Park Hotel.

IHL debate: serious questions need to be addressed by IHA

IHL debate: serious questions need to be addressed by IHA

October 3, 2014 | 1,446 views | Comments (1)

Dutchman Arjen Van As gives a very interesting perspective of what an increased Irish Hockey League needs to address; he has lived in Ireland for the past three years, playing with Three Rock for two seasons before linking up with Rathgar’s first team this year

IHL expansion debate – voices from around the provinces

IHL expansion debate – voices from around the provinces

October 2, 2014 | 990 views | Comments (1)

IUCHA’s Chris Blaney, Banbridge’s Paddy Grimes, UCC’s Shrew Power, Inst’s Andrew Corry, Bandon’s Ali Smith, Pembroke’s David Harvey, Greenfields’ Deirdre McDermott and Lisnagarvey’s Mark Raphael give their thoughts on the proposed expansion of the Irish Hockey League

Highlight reel: Shingles’ stunner

Highlight reel: Shingles’ stunner

October 1, 2014 | 449 views | Leave a comment

In this week’s package of video highlights, we have a pair of brilliant goals – one from Reading’s Dan Shingles, the other from Constantijn Jonker for Kampong – are paired with longer packages from a brilliant UHC vs An der Alster games along with more from the Hoofdklasse

IHL debate – how social media reacted

IHL debate – how social media reacted

September 26, 2014 | 1,237 views | Comments (4)

The debate over the proposed expansion to the Irish Hockey League sparked plenty of discussion this week, especially with the news that Ulster Hockey have requested clubs to stay away from the EGM vote until a better consultation process has taken place.

Varian: Full IHL “an opportunity the sport must grasp with both hands”

Varian: Full IHL “an opportunity the sport must grasp with both hands”

September 24, 2014 | 862 views | Leave a comment

Former IHA chief executive Paul Varian has written an impassioned call for clubs to get behind the full Irish Hockey League proposal on the table on October 5, calling it a “pivotal moment” in the expansion of the sport

Highlight reel: Nyland lights up Longwood

Highlight reel: Nyland lights up Longwood

September 23, 2014 | 737 views | Leave a comment

This week’s video highlights come from the US, England, Belgium and the Netherlands with some seriously good goals including Tipp native Edel Nyland, OZ’s Rob van der Horst, Beeston’s Adam Dixon and the Wat Ducks’ Maxime Bertrand with our favourite

Crawford hails Pembroke’s forward work-rate

Crawford hails Pembroke’s forward work-rate

September 22, 2014 | 1,005 views | Leave a comment

On a weekend of eye-catching, opening results in women’s Leinster division one, Declan Hughes spoke to Keith Crawford, Gillian Pinder and Gavin Bourke about their respective results

How Leinster Division One players get injured

How Leinster Division One players get injured

September 19, 2014 | 2,829 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers and Ireland goalkeeper Stephen West has produced a particularly informative infographic detailing injury patterns in Leinster division one players; if you have questions or want further information, he can be contacted on westy1609@gmail.com

Cooper calls on clubs to debate future of Irish Hockey League

Cooper calls on clubs to debate future of Irish Hockey League

September 19, 2014 | 687 views | Comments (4)

Inez Cooper, the Irish Hockey Association’s Chair of Competitions, is encouraging all clubs to debate the Irish Hockey League proposal that is being brought before an EGM on Sunday, October 5 (11.30am Stillorgan Park Hotel) and then make sure their vote counts.

Genesis secure permanent home in Stillorgan

Genesis secure permanent home in Stillorgan

September 17, 2014 | 1,739 views | Leave a comment

After 38 years on borrowed ground, Genesis Hockey Club confirmed St Raphaela’s, Stillorgan as its new and permanent home ground, launching the club last Saturday.

Brennan and Conlon accentuate positives of 2-2 draw

Brennan and Conlon accentuate positives of 2-2 draw

September 16, 2014 | 800 views | Leave a comment

There were reasons to be cheerful for both Three Rock Rovers’ Joe Brennan and Pembroke’s Paddy Conlon following their 2-2 draw at Serpentine Avenue, accentuating the positives to Declan Hughes.

Highlight reel: Lamprecht’s glorious goal

Highlight reel: Lamprecht’s glorious goal

September 15, 2014 | 497 views | Leave a comment

Some pretty great videos available this week around the internet. First off check out Gertjie Lamprecht’s individual goal for North West against KZN in the South African IPT competition earlier this month.

Support The Hook with GW Hockey

Support The Hook with GW Hockey

September 13, 2014 | 620 views | Leave a comment

For the new season, there are now two ways that you can support The Hook and its coverage of Leinster and Irish hockey as a result of our link-up with GW Hockey.

Highlight reel: top action from around Europe

Highlight reel: top action from around Europe

September 10, 2014 | 642 views | Leave a comment

In a whistle-stop highlights tour around a couple of games in the Netherlands and Belgium last weekend, David Harte enjoyed the most fruitful weekend with a clean sheet in Kampong’s 3-0 win over Rotterdam in the Dutch Hoofdklasse’s opening game of the season.

Santry set for new era as Trinity open pitch

Santry set for new era as Trinity open pitch

September 9, 2014 | 1,347 views | Leave a comment

This Saturday, Dublin University re-open their Santry grounds to hockey for the first time in over three seasons as they formally open their new water-based pitch.

AUDIO: Conlon hails Ingram “stormer”

AUDIO: Conlon hails Ingram “stormer”

September 7, 2014 | 1,054 views | Leave a comment

Following the opening day of the new season, Dublin City FM’s Declan Hughes caught up with four of the coaches of the men’s Leinster division one sides to get their thoughts on how their side got on, speaking to Paddy Conlon, David Bane, Trevor Dagg and Mark Cullen.