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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the final part of The Hook’s preseason build-up, we have enlisted the help of Twitter’s finest Leinster Hockey analyst – or “Eastern Conference” as he prefers to call it – to give us his predictions for the new season!
Andy McConnell has told hoofdklassehockey.nl he is hoping his club, Hurley, can achieve a level of stability in this year’s Dutch top division following an excellent 2013/14 season.
New season and ten new-look squads begin their men’s Leinster division one campaign after an extremely busy summer of transfer dealings as the chasing pack attempt to close the gap to Monkstown, winners last year after a 40-year wait.
Last Sunday, on the first day of the Belgian championship, New Zealaner Stephen Jenness – playing for Herakles in their stunning 6-3 win – scored this scorcher against the Waterloo Ducks.
Former Old Alex forward Emma Russell was one of the stars of the opening week of Syracuse University’s season in the US as they won four games in succession on the road.
Banbridge Bears and the Pegasus Flyers claimed the first trophies of the Irish hockey club season in Havelock Park on Sunday as they won the Anderson Cup and McCausland, Light and Rankin Cup, respectively.
Video highlights of Racing Club de Bruxelle’s Irish troupe, comprising Chris Cargo, Conor Harte and Alan Sothern, salvaging a last gasp draw against EHL-bound Daring, the side that beat them to third place in the Belgian league last year on day one of the Honour Division
Spanish hero Santi Freixa announced his retirement from international hockey on Saturday, feeling his body would not be able to withstand the rigours of another Olympic campaign towards Rio de Janeiro.
With the Belgian Honours Division starting this weekend, the Racing Club de Bruxelles trio of Alan Sothern, Conor Harte and Chris Cargo concluded preseason with an impressive showing at the Five Feathers tournament in East Grinstead last weekend.
At this stage, most have probably encountered the Ice Bucket Challenge (in support of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association – text donations to 50300), but few have done it in as bizarre style of Cookstown, calling out 2011 Euro Hockey League rivals
With Ireland’s 5-2 win over Spain on Sunday, it brought their goal tally to 36 in eight games over the course of their Tri-Nations series in Belfield, a rare glut but one that is perfectly in keeping with Darren Smith’s philosophy for his Irish team.