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IHA outline three key visions in strategic plan

IHA outline three key visions in strategic plan

January 14, 2014 | 715 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 | 1,068 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 | 1,181 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 | 1,721 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 | 1,889 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 | 1,241 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 | 1,310 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 | 1,605 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 | 611 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 | 843 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

Barr sisters break new ground with Liberty Flames

Barr sisters break new ground with Liberty Flames

November 13, 2013 | 1,023 views | Leave a comment

Seven Irish players will be hoping to land NCAA glory in the coming fortnight following the completion of the respective conferences around the United States last weekend

Harte included in auction list for lucrative Hockey India League

Harte included in auction list for lucrative Hockey India League

October 23, 2013 | 1,352 views | Leave a comment

David Harte is among a list of eight overseas goalkeepers and ten from India vying to be bought in the Hockey India League action on November 18

Boon not bust: the rise and rise of Belgian hockey

Boon not bust: the rise and rise of Belgian hockey

October 9, 2013 | 2,099 views | Comments (1)

The Hook sat down with Belgium Hockey’s Technical Director earlier this summer to get an idea about how they have risen from being a second tier European nation to being contenders for world level medals within just a decade

Hermes structure will yield results: Claxton

Hermes structure will yield results: Claxton

October 9, 2013 | 3,232 views | Leave a comment

As part of Dublin City FM’s link-up with The Hook, Declan Hughes interviewed Jamiee Claxton, Jonathan Harte, Stephen Brownlow and Rory O’Donoghue

In video: Railway win Park Avenue double-header

In video: Railway win Park Avenue double-header

October 4, 2013 | 2,274 views | Leave a comment

Tristan Seaton-Stedham was on hand to video both of Railway Union’s comfortable wins last Saturday in women’s and men’s Leinster division one with Declan Hughes reporting for Dublin City FM

The Hook 4.0 ready for the 2013/14 season

The Hook 4.0 ready for the 2013/14 season

October 3, 2013 | 967 views | Comments (2)

The Hook entered its fourth incarnation this week as the site looks to grow and adapt to new developments with the aim of continuing to provide the best coverage of Leinster and Irish hockey.

Wesley to rename pavilion in honour of Ken and Joan Blackmore

Wesley to rename pavilion in honour of Ken and Joan Blackmore

September 16, 2013 | 1,181 views | Comments (1)

The Governors of Wesley College will be renaming the Pavilion in Wesley College The Blackmore Pavilion. This will be to honour Kenneth Blackmore (Principal 1977-96) and his wife Joan.

Advertorial – Smart Training: “Train smarter, not harder”

Advertorial – Smart Training: “Train smarter, not harder”

August 26, 2013 | 747 views | Leave a comment

Jonny Bruton is hoping to provide Leinster hockey community with a new fitness experience as he opens the doors to the Smart Training fitness facility this week.

Funding key if Irish men to push for world’s top ten

Funding key if Irish men to push for world’s top ten

August 26, 2013 | 286 views | Comments (11)

In Andrew Meredith’s post-European championships assessment, he stressed the importance of getting the Irish men’s team funded to a level from which the side can properly push for a place in the world’s top ten.

Pritchard to lead Belgian club’s push for Victory

Pritchard to lead Belgian club’s push for Victory

August 22, 2013 | 466 views | Leave a comment

Former Irish senior women’s assistant coach Denis Pritchard is looking forward to a new challenge this season after he was appointed as women’s head coach at Victory Hockey Club, based in Edegem in Belgium.