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The View Up North: NICS and Kilkeel share top

The View Up North: NICS and Kilkeel share top

November 8, 2011 | 104 views | Leave a comment

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

IHA launch Player Participation survey

IHA launch Player Participation survey

October 26, 2011 | 125 views | Comments (1)

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

Maguire signs up to World Series of Hockey

Maguire signs up to World Series of Hockey

October 26, 2011 | 170 views | Comments (4)

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.

The View Up North: Gill stuns Inst

The View Up North: Gill stuns Inst

October 26, 2011 | 166 views | Leave a comment

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

The Irish abroad: locals on target in Belgium, Holland, England and US

The Irish abroad: locals on target in Belgium, Holland, England and US

October 19, 2011 | 115 views | Leave a comment

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

The View Up North: Quins end 25 year wait; Lorimer powers Mossley win

The View Up North: Quins end 25 year wait; Lorimer powers Mossley win

October 19, 2011 | 95 views | Leave a comment

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

Trophy-magnet Giles hangs up Irish jersey

Trophy-magnet Giles hangs up Irish jersey

September 29, 2011 | 400 views | Comments (1)

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”.

The View up North: the Ulster Men’s Premier League column

The View up North: the Ulster Men’s Premier League column

September 28, 2011 | 254 views | Comments (1)

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

IHL to trial “stick above the shoulder” rule

IHL to trial “stick above the shoulder” rule

September 14, 2011 | 351 views | Comments (4)

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.

Metchette conducts first major international final

Metchette conducts first major international final

September 11, 2011 | 394 views | Comments (6)

The Hook caught up with umpire Carol Metchette following her call-up to officiate in the final of the European Championships final between the Netherlands and Germany in Monchengladbach in August.

The Irish abroad: local stars shine on US scene

The Irish abroad: local stars shine on US scene

September 5, 2011 | 121 views | Comments (2)

Irish players have begun their pursuit of the NCAA championship in America in fine style in their respective conferences following the season’s tip off in the past fortnight.

Umpires to host pre-season seminar; Irish ladies masters to face England

Umpires to host pre-season seminar; Irish ladies masters to face England

August 31, 2011 | 127 views | Comments (2)

The Irish Hockey Umpires Association are holding a start of season, two-day seminar this coming weekend (September 3 and 4) in the Ballsbridge Inn (formerly Jurys). Irish ladies masters to face England in Park Avenue

Fitzgerald bides time for major Euro call-up

Fitzgerald bides time for major Euro call-up

August 11, 2011 | 632 views | Comments (7)

As the oldest of the three premier goalkeepers in Paul Revington’s extended Irish men’s squad, getting selected for the European championships has been part of a growing experience for Dave Fitzgerald.

Map of clubs in Leinster and the South East

Map of clubs in Leinster and the South East

August 5, 2011 | 134 views | Comments (1)

View Hockey clubs in Leinster in a larger map – this map was put together by Peter Collings

The Hook begins 2011/12 preparations

The Hook begins 2011/12 preparations

July 20, 2011 | 710 views | Comments (5)

With the release of the Leinster men’s early season fixtures, The Hook’s preparations for the new season are also getting underway; we’re hoping you can help support the site as it enters it’s fifth season

Centurion Becuwe targets ‘important’ French victories

Centurion Becuwe targets ‘important’ French victories

July 8, 2011 | 172 views | Comments (3)

Frenchman Arnaud Becuwe is hoping his side can maintain their hoodoo over the Irish in major tournaments though he has a certain empathy for the boys in green having lived the past year with Mikey Watt and Geoff McCabe

Balance key for hectic summer – Revington

Balance key for hectic summer – Revington

July 1, 2011 | 82 views | Leave a comment

Balancing two world ranking events in one summer is proving the major juggling act for Paul Revington as he endeavours to deliver a fully functional side to August’s European championships, naming his Champions Challenge team

Record breaking Coetzee’s amazing return

Record breaking Coetzee’s amazing return

June 23, 2011 | 90 views | Leave a comment

Pietee Coetzee sets about extending her world goalscoring record this morning as South Africa tip off the FIH Champions Challenge quarter-finals at 10am against Spain, taking the field as major contenders for the title.

The Hook launches live streaming service

The Hook launches live streaming service

June 18, 2011 | 483 views | Comments (1)

The Hook, in partnership with Irish Hockey and ESB Electric Ireland, is proud to announce the launch of a live streaming service for the duration of the FIH Champion’s Challenge I and the UCD 4 Nations tournaments in Belfield.

Speers excited over captaincy duties

Speers excited over captaincy duties

June 17, 2011 | 96 views | Leave a comment

New Irish skipper Alex Speers says she cannot wait to experience her first world ranking tournament as captain since taking over the role full-time from Eimear Cregan.