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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 […]