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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 | 240 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 | 325 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 | 369 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 | 109 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 | 117 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 | 586 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 | 130 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 | 617 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 | 156 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 | 77 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 | 84 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 | 451 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 | 92 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.

Muller pin-points turning point for Irish women

Muller pin-points turning point for Irish women

June 16, 2011 | 97 views | Comments (1)

A year on from an ill-fated battle with India, Gene Muller is excited about the prospect of getting one back on the Asian side this Saturday in Ireland’s Champion’s Challenge I opener.

Euro dream in sight for buzzing Watkins

Euro dream in sight for buzzing Watkins

June 8, 2011 | 259 views | Comments (6)

While it was a ground-breaking year for Monkstown, skipper Gareth Watkins has already set his sights on new horizons as he, along with a growing club contingent, aims to bed himself into the men’s senior Irish squad.

Irish officials secure top appointments

Irish officials secure top appointments

June 8, 2011 | 596 views | Comments (3)

Irish officials will be spread far and wide this summer as the country provides umpires, judges, umpire’s managers and technical directors to tournament’s around the continent.

McCay ready for exciting second century

McCay ready for exciting second century

June 3, 2011 | 93 views | Leave a comment

Four days shy of her 23rd birthday, it would be unfair to describe Shirley McCay as a journey woman but in her short career she has managed to pack in a huge amount; 100 caps, five clubs – it’s been quite a journey

McCarthy happier in green than white

McCarthy happier in green than white

June 2, 2011 | 298 views | Comments (16)

Given Giovanni Trappatoni’s recent travails, what he would give for a recruit like Sinead McCarthy, a player who has had to move home and city twice in the past two years to pursue an international dream

Grundie receives top volunteer award

Grundie receives top volunteer award

June 2, 2011 | 246 views | Leave a comment

NICS and Ards’ man Gareth Grundie was one of 11 volunteers who was honoured this week as making an outstanding contribution to sport in Ireland.

Business Houses draws diverse participants

Business Houses draws diverse participants

May 26, 2011 | 360 views | Comments (1)

The return of the Business Houses hockey competition drew players from a wide range of backgrounds with hurlers, camogie players, triathletes, an ex-League of Ireland man, rugby players and returning players as CBRE faced the HSE