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.
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
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
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 […]
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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”.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
View Hockey clubs in Leinster in a larger map – this map was put together by Peter Collings
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
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