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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 | 1,885 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 | 2,723 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 | 1,167 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 | 901 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 | 770 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 | 651 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 | 524 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 | 2,046 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 | 912 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 | 1,375 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 | 613 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 | 946 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 | 1,083 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.

IHA chief executive says lack of Olympic progress led to Meredith departure

IHA chief executive says lack of Olympic progress led to Meredith departure

December 29, 2013 | 1,606 views | Comments (1)

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

Meredith’s time as Irish men’s coach comes to end

Meredith’s time as Irish men’s coach comes to end

December 27, 2013 | 1,769 views | Comments (1)

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

Social Mediawatch – pay to play?

Social Mediawatch – pay to play?

December 14, 2013 | 1,137 views | Comments (1)

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

Social Mediawatch – anyone for tennis?

Social Mediawatch – anyone for tennis?

December 6, 2013 | 1,197 views | Leave a comment

The great, the good and the bizarre from around the hockey world wide web this week, enjoy! If you see anything that should appear here, email hookresults@yahoo.com or fire us on the link to The Hook’s Facebook or Twitter accounts

Social Mediawatch – The Big Man

Social Mediawatch – The Big Man

November 29, 2013 | 1,470 views | Leave a comment

Counting down til Friday closing time? Here’s a few highlights from around the hockey world wide web to help you kill a few minutes!

Limerick’s Upton tops NCAA ranking

Limerick’s Upton tops NCAA ranking

November 28, 2013 | 462 views | Leave a comment

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

Loughran plays through pain barrier in NCAA pursuit

Loughran plays through pain barrier in NCAA pursuit

November 20, 2013 | 727 views | Comments (2)

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