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
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, 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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
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.
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
The sixth annual ESB Electric Ireland Irish Hockey Awards night saw Lisnagarvey take home the main prize as they were named Club of the Year in front of a who’s who of the sport in the Burlington Hotel
Having helped Club de Campo secure a place in the semi-finals of the EuroHockey League, Irish captain Ronan Gormley intended taking a few days out in Ireland for R&R and to launch the new ‘crowdfunding’ initiative
Shane O’Donoghue has become the first player to be simultaneously nominated for the Senior and U-18 male player of the year following the release of the shortlists for the annual ESB Electric Ireland Irish Hockey Awards 2011.
The Irish U-18 girls will host an art exhibition in April in Alexandra College with proceeds going toward the team’s expenses for the European championships which take place later this year
Pink was the colour of choice for 100 Clontarf players last weekend who donned pink from head to toe to raise awareness and funds for Action Breast Cancer as part of the club’s annual Pink Day campaign
The Hook Awards are just a couple of days away now and all the votes are now online. To have your say in who you think should win the Awards, vote in the online polls below, all seven of which are in this post
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The nominations are in and now it is your chance to have a say in who wins the first Hook Awards as the public vote for Umpire, Coach and Senior men’s and women’s player of the year went live this morning.