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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 | 291 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 | 347 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 | 478 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 | 210 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 | 201 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 | 232 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 | 300 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 | 305 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 | 212 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 | 188 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 | 563 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 | 376 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 | 540 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 | 576 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 | 229 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 | 292 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 | 791 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 | 242 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 | 2,481 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 | 303 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