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.
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A lively month on The Hook’s facebook site, perhaps with Leinster’s hockey public having to endure a couple of extra nights off training due to the recent cold conditions. Here are the pick of the stories submitted to the site.
A busy month on the Facebook page, there’s a wide variety of clips to help with the ‘cabin fever’ setting in for many without training and matches to fill the evenings including the recent FIH World Player of the Year awards!
Umpiring expert Ray O’Connor answers a query which arose in the Monkstown vs YMCA Mills Cup game last weekend at a penalty corner.
Having completed the first half of the outdoor season with Crefelder HTC in Germany, Tim Lewis has encountered a very different hockey culture to the one in Dublin.
Leinster hockey welcomed a number of new faces last weekend as the province played host to several young umpires from the European Hockey Federation’s Umpire Development Programme (UDP).
Five young Irish players will contest the last 16 knock-out phases of the NCAA championships in the US this weekend after successfully negotiating their respective regional conferences.
Irish internationals David Harte and Mitch Darling have enjoyed a whole new world since moving to the Netherlands in the summer to continue their hockey careers in the Hoofdklasse, widely regarded as the best club league in the world.
Chris Cargo, Ronan Gormley and Phelie Maguire tell The Hook about life with their respective clubs in England, Spain and Belgium after the first couple of months of the season