Declan Hughes interviewed Railway Union’s Hannah de Burgh Whyte, UCD’s Jonathan Harte, Loreto’s Niall Denham and Hermes’ Rudi Wortmann following their key games in women’s Leinster Division One last weekend
2014 proved a memorable year for Irish hockey from the club scene to a break-out year for the Irish women’s international team; Declan Hughes caught up with a number of members of the Leinster hockey community to get their highlights from the year gone by.
In recent weeks, the Leinster Hockey Association held a meeting with the men’s clubs with a few to how the branch will organise leagues for the 2015/16 season in light of the IHA EGM vote for an expanded, “full-season” Irish Hockey League.
Emma Russell and Roisin Upton were both named in the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I All-America honours list, effectively the line-up of the best 11 players in the NCAA college hockey season.
The FIH this week confirmed the format for World League round three, the tournament from which Ireland will hope to earn an Olympic ticket during a wide-ranging press conference with FIH president Leandro Negre in Bhubaneswar this week
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