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
In an open letter to the Irish hockey community, former IHA high performance director David Passmore outlines his fears regarding player burnout.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Joan O’Reilly, one of Irish hockey’s most illustrious and talented international players, has passed away following a most varied and decorated life both on and off the field of play.
The Irish Hockey Association last Friday laid out its blueprint for the sport – and stated its aim to grow participation levels by 20% over the next four years.
Munster and Connacht RDO Phil Oakley plays peacemaker between Lance Armstrong and Paul Kimmage; Newpark and Avoca’s golden era; Tim Jessulat produces 13 seconds of sheer goalkeeping brilliance and more
Over the course of 2013, over 1.1 million pages were viewed on The Hook with 495 stories posted on the site from Leinster schools level to league round-ups to interpro and international level.
Mike Heskin told The Hook that the Irish senior men’s national team were not gelling with coach Andrew Meredith with development slow to materialise over the past 14 months with Rio 2016 very much in mind
The IHA and senior men’s coach Andrew Meredith have gone their separate ways “by mutual consent” after a 14-month spell in charge of the side with the highlight a bronze medal at the 2012 Champions Challenge I in Argentina
The Irish Times causes a stir with the costs associated with playing for the Irish underage sides; German U-21 magic; USA Hockey Guy pays tributes to the Chiefs; Exeter to Edinburgh all in this week’s round-up of the weird and wonderful from hockey’s world wide web
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Roisin Upton became the second Irish player following Megan Frazer to win the NCAA championship title in the US as her UConn Huskies side beat Duke University 2-0 last Sunday
Despite breaking a bone in her hand, Sinead Loughran is still in the mix to play a big part in University of North Carolina’s push for an NCAA title; she was one of six Irish players named in regional representative sides