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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

Barr sisters break new ground with Liberty Flames

Barr sisters break new ground with Liberty Flames

November 13, 2013 | 915 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 | 1,209 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 | 1,922 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 | 1,361 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 | 1,335 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 | 845 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 | 901 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 | 585 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 | 188 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 | 343 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.

The Hook seeks your help in pursuit of Arthur Guinness Projects funding

The Hook seeks your help in pursuit of Arthur Guinness Projects funding

August 19, 2013 | 117 views | Leave a comment

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”.

Garda take bronze at World Police and Fire Games in Belfast

Garda take bronze at World Police and Fire Games in Belfast

August 13, 2013 | 568 views | Comments (2)

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

Smooth transition the key aim for Irish underage programme

Smooth transition the key aim for Irish underage programme

August 2, 2013 | 493 views | Leave a comment

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

Integrated approach key for Irish progress – Smith

Integrated approach key for Irish progress – Smith

July 7, 2013 | 410 views | Comments (4)

Darren Smith is hopeful that a more integrated approach to the Irish hockey calendar can pay dividends for both the club and international game

King’s Hos leading way in Business Houses league

King’s Hos leading way in Business Houses league

July 6, 2013 | 168 views | Leave a comment

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

Limerick’s Rebecca Barry to tussle with Messi, LeBron and Zlatan for fabled ESPY gong

Limerick’s Rebecca Barry to tussle with Messi, LeBron and Zlatan for fabled ESPY gong

June 28, 2013 | 495 views | Comments (2)

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.

Meredith: Irish “model has to change” in current economic climate

Meredith: Irish “model has to change” in current economic climate

June 23, 2013 | 216 views | Comments (36)

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.

Business of international hockey a welcome surprise for Railway’s Dillon

Business of international hockey a welcome surprise for Railway’s Dillon

June 21, 2013 | 601 views | Comments (1)

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.

Symmons ready for landmark 200th cap as Canada come to visit Belfield

Symmons ready for landmark 200th cap as Canada come to visit Belfield

June 20, 2013 | 337 views | Comments (7)

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.