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Fresh-faced defence draw praise from Smith for swift improvement

Fresh-faced defence draw praise from Smith for swift improvement

July 18, 2014 | 586 views | Leave a comment

Irish senior women’s coach Darren Smith says that his fresh-faced defensive unit showed rapid improvement in their second battle of the week with New Zealand on Wednesday night as part of an encouraging week at the Electric Ireland Four Nations competition in Dublin.

Fulton keeps feet on the ground after landmark win; 50-goal Watt hails hard-working effort

Fulton keeps feet on the ground after landmark win; 50-goal Watt hails hard-working effort

July 5, 2014 | 832 views | Leave a comment

Irish coach Craig Fulton refused to get too carried away with Ireland’s 2-1 win over world number fives England this afternoon but did suggest it will go a good way to building the belief in the squad.

Full game focus limits “weird” experience for Gleghorne brothers

Full game focus limits “weird” experience for Gleghorne brothers

July 4, 2014 | 1,015 views | Leave a comment

Paul Gleghorne admitted it was a “weird” experience in the lead-up to an international match against older brother Mark but said that once the first whistle went, it was business as usual.

Quick Hockey launched at National Sports Campus

Quick Hockey launched at National Sports Campus

May 22, 2014 | 589 views | Leave a comment

The IHA this week launched Quick Hockey, a new variation of hockey for everyone, at a demonstration of the game at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown this week.

Fulton starting Irish role with “clean slate” for players to stake their claim

Fulton starting Irish role with “clean slate” for players to stake their claim

April 19, 2014 | 1,037 views | Comments (1)

New Irish coach Craig Fulton says that he is “90 percent” confident he will have a full panel at his disposal as the summer progresses as he looks to put his personal stamp on the Irish senior men’s squad after a helter-skelter start to his tenure.

Joyce getting used to mixing it with world’s best as Railway take on Dutch giants Den Bosch

Joyce getting used to mixing it with world’s best as Railway take on Dutch giants Den Bosch

April 16, 2014 | 1,105 views | Leave a comment

Cecelia Joyce is beginning to get used to taking on the world’s best. Just 12 days since the T20 cricket World Cup concluded in Bangladesh, she is one of three players back on a plane, this time to the Netherlands with Railway Union.

Greene lands top award as part of UCD treble

Greene lands top award as part of UCD treble

April 16, 2014 | 825 views | Comments (1)

Sarah Greene, captain of UCD’s Hockey team, was last week named The Irish Times / Irish Sports Council ‘Sportswoman of the Month’ for March following UCD’s epic run to the Irish Hockey League, Irish Senior Cup and Leinster women’s division one treble.

Irish senior teams launch “crowd-funding” initiatives

Irish senior teams launch “crowd-funding” initiatives

March 26, 2014 | 543 views | Leave a comment

The Irish senior men’s and women’s teams launched their “crowd funding” on the PledgeSports website this week as part of their efforts to raise €35,000 each in the next 40 days.

Town and Railway players win top IHA Awards

Town and Railway players win top IHA Awards

March 21, 2014 | 871 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown were the big winners from the 2014 IHA Hockey Awards at the Stillorgan Park Hotel as they landed the club of the year award while Gareth Watkins took the men’s club player of the year following their outstanding 2012/13 season.

FIH announce timing changes for elite competition

FIH announce timing changes for elite competition

March 20, 2014 | 1,170 views | Comments (2)

Elite level hockey will be reduced to a 60-minute game for the build-up to the 2016 Olympics as part of the changes that come with dividing the game into four quarters from September 1, 2014.

Kendrick and McCully pay tribute to Hutchinson

Kendrick and McCully pay tribute to Hutchinson

March 6, 2014 | 481 views | Leave a comment

Top Irish umpire, Colin Hutchinson recently retired from international hockey having reached the current age limit of 47 for umpires. During a highly successful career, he reached 100 international caps and the very peak of the umpiring ladder

Senior internationals ask hockey clubs to support proposed full IHL plan

Senior internationals ask hockey clubs to support proposed full IHL plan

February 28, 2014 | 1,853 views | Comments (3)

Leinster club representatives appeared reasonably receptive to a “full Irish Hockey League” following the IHA forum last night in the Stillorgan Park Hotel though there were fears over the potential nature of promotion and relegation

Put the players first – an open letter from David Passmore

Put the players first – an open letter from David Passmore

February 24, 2014 | 2,672 views | Comments (3)

In an open letter to the Irish hockey community, former IHA high performance director David Passmore outlines his fears regarding player burnout.

Loreto and Leinster win big in IHA Awards

Loreto and Leinster win big in IHA Awards

February 21, 2014 | 1,150 views | Comments (1)

Leinster clubs, players, coaches and umpires to the fore in Irish Hockey Awards as they they landed seven out of the seven prizes announced this afternoon while a further two of the three remaining gongs are guaranteed to stay in the province.

Full season Irish Hockey League to be debated at pair of forums

Full season Irish Hockey League to be debated at pair of forums

February 20, 2014 | 898 views | Leave a comment

Leinster and Irish hockey will host a couple of forums in the next week that could have a huge effect on the sport’s landscape as the IHA puts forward a proposal for a “full” Irish Hockey League.

Kirkwood, Menown, McKee and Branagan added to Hall of Fame

Kirkwood, Menown, McKee and Branagan added to Hall of Fame

February 19, 2014 | 746 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Hockey Association will induct four new members into the Hall of Fame on Friday, March 21 at the upcoming Irish Hockey Awards with Jimmy Kirkwood, Joanne Menown, John McKee and Noelle Branagan joining the list of greats of the Irish game.

Borough clubs both seeking LHA pitch funding

Borough clubs both seeking LHA pitch funding

February 13, 2014 | 646 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown and Avoca will be seeking the support of their constituent clubs to obtain a loan to build a new pitch from the Leinster Hockey Association Branch Pitch Development Fund at an EGM on February 20

The Dublin City FM podcast – February 9, 2014

The Dublin City FM podcast – February 9, 2014

February 10, 2014 | 522 views | Leave a comment

Declan Hughes was joined by Monkstown’s Gareth Watkins and Kyle Good in the Dublin City FM studio to talk about their club’s Leinster men’s division one win while Stephen Findlater gives a recap of the interprovincial series

Hockey players Naughton and Ryan sign up with Irish rugby 7s for World Series bid

Hockey players Naughton and Ryan sign up with Irish rugby 7s for World Series bid

February 6, 2014 | 2,003 views | Comments (1)

Aisling Naughton and Elaine Ryan are both hoping they can earn a place at the 2016 Olympics Games as part of the Irish women’s Rugby Sevens team via one of the more unique routes.

LHUA launch new website

LHUA launch new website

January 31, 2014 | 891 views | Leave a comment

The Leinster Hockey Umpires Association is delighted to launch its new website. The site contains some new features such as the current Leinster appointments, how to become an umpire and a host of helpful resources for umpires and players alike.