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Irish 15 making waves on US scene

Irish 15 making waves on US scene

September 3, 2012 | 368 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 | 1,020 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 | 919 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 | 456 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 | 363 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 | 678 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 | 933 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 | 441 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 | 415 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 | 510 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 | 363 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 | 488 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 | 308 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 | 385 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 | 442 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 | 599 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 | 307 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 […]

The View Up North: NICS and Kilkeel share top

The View Up North: NICS and Kilkeel share top

November 8, 2011 | 282 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 | 317 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 | 417 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.