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Metchette hangs up international whistle after epic umpiring career

Metchette hangs up international whistle after epic umpiring career

November 8, 2012 | 649 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 | 453 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 | 423 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 | 163 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 | 640 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 | 620 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 | 225 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 | 156 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 | 464 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 | 598 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 | 206 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 | 128 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 | 247 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 | 144 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 | 288 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 | 86 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.

Orbana Month – your final chance to win €200 euro worth of Healthy Energy

Orbana Month – your final chance to win €200 euro worth of Healthy Energy

November 24, 2011 | 171 views | Comments (25)

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.

The Irish Abroad: All-American inclusion for McInerney and Frazer

The Irish Abroad: All-American inclusion for McInerney and Frazer

November 24, 2011 | 232 views | Comments (2)

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

The View Up North: NICS go four clear

The View Up North: NICS go four clear

November 23, 2011 | 326 views | Comments (4)

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

The Irish abroad: quartet to contest NCAA championship play-offs

The Irish abroad: quartet to contest NCAA championship play-offs

November 9, 2011 | 103 views | Comments (1)

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 […]