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Smith facing hectic lead-in to new Irish job

Smith facing hectic lead-in to new Irish job

November 29, 2012 | 397 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 | 339 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 | 391 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 | 347 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.

Metchette hangs up international whistle after epic umpiring career

Metchette hangs up international whistle after epic umpiring career

November 8, 2012 | 922 views | Comments (13)

After one of the finest umpiring careers, the two-time Olympic whistle-blower Carol Metchette closed out her term on home soil, taking charge of the FIH Champions Challenge I final between Australia and the USA in early October

Quiet heroes of senior squads step away after huge service to Irish hockey

Quiet heroes of senior squads step away after huge service to Irish hockey

October 23, 2012 | 595 views | Comments (8)

While two head coaches moved on from the senior international setups during the summer to different amounts of fanfare, the retirements of managers Peter Jackson and Sally-Ann Fanagan were quieter affairs.

Irish 16 gearing up to conference playoffs

Irish 16 gearing up to conference playoffs

October 23, 2012 | 560 views | Comments (1)

With conference finals kicking into gear in the coming days, the 16 Irish players abroad continue to set the tone for a number of the major universities as the NCAA championships get ever closer.

Irish 15 making waves on US scene

Irish 15 making waves on US scene

September 3, 2012 | 273 views | Comments (2)

Ireland’s vastly swelled ranks of American-based players are making waves impact on the college scene as the new season tipped off in the past fortnight with a flurry of matches across the divisions.

Top umpire Metchette gets unique Olympic view

Top umpire Metchette gets unique Olympic view

August 26, 2012 | 827 views | Comments (7)

While Ireland’s national teams narrowly missed out on qualification to the Olympic Games, Carol Metchette and Ray O’Connor once again showed the island has a great track record when it comes to umpiring.

Irish hockey to implement new rule changes

Irish hockey to implement new rule changes

August 22, 2012 | 775 views | Comments (27)

For the 2012/13 season, the IHA have adopted a series of significant of rule changes that will impact on all levels of hockey throughout the country having previously been trialed at EHL and international level.

Kirkland and Passmore step down from key IHA roles

Kirkland and Passmore step down from key IHA roles

July 12, 2012 | 341 views | Comments (3)

Five IHA posts are now looking for new full-time inhabitants after chief executive Angus Kirkland and high performance director Dave Passmore both stepped down from their respective roles.

Revington position reached “point of no return”

Revington position reached “point of no return”

July 6, 2012 | 257 views | Comments (3)

Paul Revington did not wish to elaborate but admitted his tenure had reached “the point of no return”, leading to his departure from the Irish senior men’s coaching role, he told The Hook

Teachers and CBRE into Business Houses final

Teachers and CBRE into Business Houses final

July 3, 2012 | 576 views | Leave a comment

The Business Houses competition reached the semi final stage last week. Lawyers, estate agents, clinicians and teachers fought it out for the right to play in the final – which takes place this Thursday in Pembroke at 7.30pm.

Local umpires receive top class appointments

Local umpires receive top class appointments

July 2, 2012 | 761 views | Leave a comment

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.

Butler and Magee eye Year of the Dragon

Butler and Magee eye Year of the Dragon

May 25, 2012 | 312 views | Leave a comment

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.

UHU launch “Get involved, stay involved” appeal

UHU launch “Get involved, stay involved” appeal

May 8, 2012 | 274 views | Leave a comment

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.

The View Up North: Irwin double downs Garvey

The View Up North: Irwin double downs Garvey

March 6, 2012 | 376 views | Comments (1)

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

The View Up North: Garvey and Cookstown both tie

The View Up North: Garvey and Cookstown both tie

February 27, 2012 | 268 views | Leave a comment

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

The View Up North: Reds leap to second

The View Up North: Reds leap to second

February 23, 2012 | 398 views | Comments (3)

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.

View Up North: Leading lights cut challengers down to size

View Up North: Leading lights cut challengers down to size

November 30, 2011 | 218 views | Leave a comment

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.