Ten Leinster based umpires have been appointed to 13 international competitions this summer, ranging from Olympic level to the various youth and club competitions around the continent.
Stephen Butler and Eugene Magee hope that Chinese astrology comes to bear this weekend and that this year is the EHL Year of the Dragon.
Ulster Hockey and the Umpires Committee have launched an appeal for former players, players coming to the end of their career, teachers, supporters, juniors, interested parents and supporters to think about becoming an umpire.
It’s definitely ‘squeaky bum time’ at Lisnagarvey as yet another three points were dropped to a Mark Irwin-inspired Instonians side; Cookstown and Banbridge have closed the gap markedly
Draws for leading pair Lisnagarvey and Cookstown has opened a chink of light for Banbridge in the Ulster Premier League title race though it still looks like a straight battle between the former pair
Cookstown made serious inroads in the Ulster Premier League with three wins in seven days while results elsewhere saw rivals drop points. It means leaders Lisnagarvey are in range, 11 points clear but with extra games played.
The gulf between the so called big boys and the rest was evident last weekend in the Ulster Premier League with an aggregate score of 25-2 to the perennial favourites.
In the third of our Orbana Healthy Energy competitions this month, we are once again offering €200 worth of prizes for your team, including 16 water bottles and a case of Orbana Healthy Energy.
Irish duo Megan Frazer and Liz McInerney were both honoured for their brilliant seasons on the American university circuit with places in the NCAA All-American first team following the conclusion of the championships last weekend
NICS stretched their lead at the top of the Ulster Premier League to four points with a 6-4 win over Belfast Harlequins; Banbridge and Lisnagarvey continued their perfect starts to the campaign and are closing in
Four Irish women are hopeful of progressing in the NCAA championships, the pinnacle of the collegiate hockey season, this week following successful conference campaigns across the country. Irish international Megan Frazer is bidding to help the University of Maryland Terrapins to record back-to-back NCAA titles having hit the winning goal in last year’s competition. She […]
Mossley’s emphatic away win at North Down left the latter in serious problems with plenty of big names still to play; NICS and Kilkeel lead the way as the big five are a couple of games behind
The IHA has recently launched its online Player Participation survey aimed at providing a better understanding of how hockey players regard the sport and is seeking your feedback to help the sport progress
Phelie Maguire has confirmed to The Hook that he has signed a contract with the World Series of Hockey, the controversial new Indian competition which tips off on December 17 and runs until January 22, 2012.
Aaron Gill nicked a late winner to grab the points for NICS against Instonians; Garvey notched double figures against North Down; Kilkeel got revenge over Mossley while Annadale were comfortable winners over Harlequins
In an impressive week for Ireland’s wild geese, goals went the way of Irish players in the top tiers of Belgian, Dutch and English hockey as well as the Northern Conference in the US
With the IHL in full effect, the Ulster Premier League was limited to two ties, one which saw Belfast Harlequins earn their first top tier win for 25 years; Mossley did for Kilkeel as underage international James Lorimer shone
While it was one of the shorter international careers, Alan Giles’ two and a half tenure with the national side was one of the more interesting stories with the announcement of his retirement depriving Paul Revington of a “rabbit’s foot”.
In a new column, throughout the season, The Hook will give a weekly update on what the goings-on in the Ulster men’s Premier league and beyond
The Irish Hockey League will follow the EHL’s lead and trial the new “stick above the shoulder” rule for the 2011/12 season. These changes will not be implemented in the Leinster league this term.