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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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
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.
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
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 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.
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
“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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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