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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hook is delighted to go forward for funding for the Arthur Guinness Projects, a new initiative designed “to celebrate and reward the next chapter of Irish talent and creativity”.
The Garda Hockey Club, with the support of the IHA, claimed third place last week at the World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) 2013 in Belfast, the third largest sporting event in the world this year, after forming back in May
This weekend sees the culmination of two years building toward this classification weekend for coach Richie Malone, his coaching and management team; The Hook spoke to Malone, Mary Goode and Gerry Heaney about how they have prepared
Darren Smith is hopeful that a more integrated approach to the Irish hockey calendar can pay dividends for both the club and international game
The 2013 Business Houses League got underway on Wednesday night in Loreto Beaufort. The format saw the sides compete in 9-a-side games for 20 minutes on the full pitch
A Limerick woman has become the first field hockey player to be nominated for the fabled Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards, which celebrate America’s greatest sporting achievements.
Andrew Meredith believes that an overhaul of the current Irish senior men’s training setup is needed with elite players being encouraged back to Ireland from their foreign bases if the side is to be able to thrive in the current economic environment.
Kate Dillon is finding life a whole lot busier since finally being called up to the central panel of the Irish senior women’s hockey team.
Nikki Symmons will become the first Irish woman in any team sport to amass 200 caps tomorrow when the national hockey team takes on Canada as preparations continue for August’s European championships.
Leinster men’s hockey clubs narrowly voted last night to promote four second eleven sides from division three to make a ten-team division two from next September at an eventful Leinster Hockey Association AGM.
Phelie Maguire admits that thoughts did persist that he might “not realistically get another chance” of playing in a top level tournament but he is now looking to shine having enjoyed a new lease of life in green since Andrew Meredith took the coaching reins.
Life begins as a limited company for Irish Hockey on July 1, 2013 following an emphatic vote at the IHA’s AGM on Saturday but clubs rejected a proposed €233 levy for the next two years.