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Limerick native lands second NCAA title

Limerick native lands second NCAA title

November 24, 2014 | 373 views | Leave a comment

Roisin Upton helped the Uconn Huskies to a second successive NCAA division one national championship in the US as they edged past Emma Russell’s Syracuse University 1-0 in Sunday’s final.

NCAA: And then there were two

NCAA: And then there were two

November 17, 2014 | 418 views | Leave a comment

Former Holy Child Killiney student Emma Russell, with Syracuse University, and Crescent College’s Roisin Upton, with the UConn Huskies, still have their NCAA hopes in tact following the first two rounds of playoff action in the US.

Harte brothers signed up for Hockey India League

Harte brothers signed up for Hockey India League

November 17, 2014 | 828 views | Leave a comment

David Harte’s status as one of the world’s best goalkeepers was further confirmed on Saturday when he was bought at auction by Dabang Mumbai for the third edition of the Hockey India League for $51,000 (c. €40,700).

Titles galore for Irish players in the US

Titles galore for Irish players in the US

November 12, 2014 | 761 views | Leave a comment

The US college hockey season is down to its final 19 teams with plenty of Irish still in the mix for the title following the conclusion of the respective conferences with plenty landing regional titles.

Audio: Dublin City FM’s Leinster hockey coverage

Audio: Dublin City FM’s Leinster hockey coverage

November 6, 2014 | 436 views | Leave a comment

Declan Hughes has been wracking up a series of interviews with some of the great and good from around the Leinster hockey scene and beyond for Dublin City 103.2FM’s coverage of the sport; check out some of his recent interviews

Irish young stars shine in the US system

Irish young stars shine in the US system

November 5, 2014 | 1,640 views | Leave a comment

Emma Russell was named in the 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) honours list on Wednesday morning, becoming just Syracuse’s second first team-honouree following a superb regular season in the US; she was among a series of Irish players honoured across the conferences

The Year in Review: Smith reflects on strong 2014

The Year in Review: Smith reflects on strong 2014

November 5, 2014 | 461 views | Leave a comment

By most statistics, 2014 was a particularly sweet one for Ireland’s Green Army. A silver medal at the Champions Challenge in Glasgow was certainly the highlight, especially when considered they entered the tournament as the seventh ranked side.

Video: Railway run up 3-2 win over Lurgan

Video: Railway run up 3-2 win over Lurgan

November 3, 2014 | 613 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union’s women got their first win of this season’s Irish Hockey League campaign with a 3-2 success over Lurgan at Park Avenue; check out the video highlights taken by Tristan Seaton-Stedham

Highlight reel: Speers the arch poacher

Highlight reel: Speers the arch poacher

October 22, 2014 | 637 views | Leave a comment

On a day when Alex Speers retired from international hockey, here’s a couple of videos that show her poacher’s instincts; there’s also some crackers from John Jackson, a stunning David Harte penalty save and a drag-flick master class from Pau Quemada and Jerome Dekeyser

Former Irish captain Speers calls time on Ireland career

Former Irish captain Speers calls time on Ireland career

October 22, 2014 | 551 views | Leave a comment

Former Irish captain Alex Speers has retired from international hockey after eight years with the national set-up, encompassing 164 caps and 19 goals for the national side since making her debut in 2006.

Highlight reel: Monkstown vs Racing

Highlight reel: Monkstown vs Racing

October 11, 2014 | 596 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 | 465 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 | 668 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 | 1,862 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 | 1,454 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 | 1,009 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 | 451 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 | 1,246 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 | 874 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 | 763 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