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Integrated approach key for Irish progress – Smith

Integrated approach key for Irish progress – Smith

July 7, 2013 | 436 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 | 175 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 | 531 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 | 224 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 | 670 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 | 349 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.

Leinster men’s clubs vote to merge divisions two and three

Leinster men’s clubs vote to merge divisions two and three

June 13, 2013 | 307 views | Comments (13)

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.

Maguire ready for “highest calibre” tournament of career

Maguire ready for “highest calibre” tournament of career

June 12, 2013 | 176 views | Comments (2)

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.

IHA to become limited company following AGM vote

IHA to become limited company following AGM vote

May 26, 2013 | 171 views | Comments (2)

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.

Harte speaks up for Mental Health Awareness month

Harte speaks up for Mental Health Awareness month

May 23, 2013 | 267 views | Leave a comment

Getting young people talking is the message for young stars from Irish goalkeeper David Harte following the recent Mental Health Awareness month as they cope with the emotional rollercoaster that comes with the sporting life.

Boyles honoured for at Ulster Hockey awards after over 25 years at the top

Boyles honoured for at Ulster Hockey awards after over 25 years at the top

May 23, 2013 | 240 views | Comments (5)

Former Irish Captain Arlene Boyles was last night recognised for her contribution to the game when she was presented with the prestigious Winifred Templeton Award.

Charlene’s Project going from strength to strength

Charlene’s Project going from strength to strength

May 8, 2013 | 279 views | Leave a comment

Last summer, Charlene’s Project travelled from Ireland with half a ton of hockey sticks, balls and kit to Uganda. A year on, the incredible Barr family looks set to make the same journey with double that amount of gear.

News in brief: O’Donnell makes EHF list

News in brief: O’Donnell makes EHF list

May 3, 2013 | 331 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donnell has been included in new EHF umpire’s programme; Holy Child and Tullamore seek new coaches; Avoca team up with Enva and LauraLynn as part of 10-year deal; LHA seek nominations for U-18 boys team

Meredith to offer creative solutions as Irish men lock targets on world’s top ten

Meredith to offer creative solutions as Irish men lock targets on world’s top ten

December 15, 2012 | 212 views | Comments (2)

New Irish coach Andrew Meredith has revealed himself revealed himself to be a former art director and lover of graphic design — his method of switching off from “a hotel room that looks like NASA” when he’s away at hockey tournaments.

Revington rebuffs IHA overspend claims

Revington rebuffs IHA overspend claims

December 13, 2012 | 137 views | Comments (3)

Former Irish men’s senior coach Paul Revington has hit back at suggestions that he and his management team were the root cause of a €37,500 overspend that almost saw Ireland withdraw from the Champions Challenge I.

Heskin lays out challenges for Irish hockey in 2013

Heskin lays out challenges for Irish hockey in 2013

December 7, 2012 | 374 views | Comments (7)

While Wednesday’s budget saw sport not suffer the forecast cuts of 5pc, Irish Hockey chief executive Mike Heskin did warn that hockey will have a serious fight for funding in 2013.

Smith facing hectic lead-in to new Irish job

Smith facing hectic lead-in to new Irish job

November 29, 2012 | 271 views | Leave a comment

Life looks set to be get pretty hectic for new Irish senior women’s coach Darren Smith before he formally takes on the new post on January 25, 2013.

Loughran’s UNC are third time unlucky in NCAA

Loughran’s UNC are third time unlucky in NCAA

November 21, 2012 | 229 views | Leave a comment

Former Mount Anville and Pembroke Sinead Loughran was left with a familiar feeling following last weekend’s NCAA championships as, for a third consecutive year, University of North Carolina fell on a scoreline of 3-2 in the grand final.

Five Irish players still dreaming of NCAA glory

Five Irish players still dreaming of NCAA glory

November 13, 2012 | 289 views | Leave a comment

Five Irish players remain in contention for the ultimate NCAA prize following the weekend’s action stateside with Syracuse, Maryland and North Carolina progressing to the final four of the competition.

Eight Irish players set for NCAA playoffs

Eight Irish players set for NCAA playoffs

November 8, 2012 | 245 views | Leave a comment

Seven Irish players will take on the NCAA last 16 national championships following last Monday’s selection of the organisation’s selection committee.