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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 | 1,049 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 | 1,169 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 | 853 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 | 562 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 | 881 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 | 1,181 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 | 522 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 | 1,925 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 | 2,802 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 | 1,193 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 | 905 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 | 827 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 | 659 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 | 528 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 | 2,090 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 | 943 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.

Irish great O’Reilly passes away after amazing life in hockey

Irish great O’Reilly passes away after amazing life in hockey

January 24, 2014 | 1,468 views | Leave a comment

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.

IHA outline three key visions in strategic plan

IHA outline three key visions in strategic plan

January 14, 2014 | 619 views | Leave a comment

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.

Social Mediawatch – The Peacemaker

Social Mediawatch – The Peacemaker

January 3, 2014 | 952 views | Leave a comment

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

Best of 2013 – the top stories of the year gone by

Best of 2013 – the top stories of the year gone by

January 2, 2014 | 1,094 views | Leave a comment

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.