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O’Donoghue up for dual IHA honours

O’Donoghue up for dual IHA honours

April 28, 2011 | 190 views | Comments (13)

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.

Irish U-18 girls to host art exhibition for Euro bid

Irish U-18 girls to host art exhibition for Euro bid

April 1, 2011 | 476 views | Comments (1)

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

Clontarf pretty in pink for Action Breast Cancer

Clontarf pretty in pink for Action Breast Cancer

March 31, 2011 | 101 views | Leave a comment

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

Seven Hook Awards up for grabs on Saturday

Seven Hook Awards up for grabs on Saturday

March 30, 2011 | 109 views | Comments (9)

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

Hook Awards – Junior Women’s Player of the Year

Hook Awards – Junior Women’s Player of the Year

March 30, 2011 | 150 views | Comments (25)

Who is your Hook Women’s Junior Player of the Year?

Hook Awards – Men’s Junior Player of the Year

Hook Awards – Men’s Junior Player of the Year

March 28, 2011 | 133 views | Comments (14)

Who is your men’s Junior Player of the Year?

Have your say in the Hook Awards!

Have your say in the Hook Awards!

March 24, 2011 | 636 views | Comments (8)

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.

Hook Awards – Women’s Senior Player of the Year

Hook Awards – Women’s Senior Player of the Year

March 24, 2011 | 94 views | Comments (4)

Who is your women’s Hook Senior Player of the Year?

Hook Awards – Men’s Senior Player of the Year

Hook Awards – Men’s Senior Player of the Year

March 24, 2011 | 82 views | Comments (1)

Who is your Hook Men’s Senior Player of the Year?

Hook Awards – Umpire of the Year

Hook Awards – Umpire of the Year

March 24, 2011 | 82 views | Comments (1)

Who is your Hook Umpire of the Year?

Hook Awards – Coach of the Year

Hook Awards – Coach of the Year

March 23, 2011 | 150 views | Comments (5)

Who is your Hook Coach of the Year?

Hook Awards – Contributor of the Year vote

Hook Awards – Contributor of the Year vote

March 18, 2011 | 96 views | Comments (15)

Who is your Hook Contributor of the Year?survey software

January’s Best of Facebook

January’s Best of Facebook

January 27, 2011 | 127 views | Comments (1)

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.

Best of Facebook: November

Best of Facebook: November

December 2, 2010 | 113 views | Comments (3)

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!

Ask Ray: about slapping a corner

Ask Ray: about slapping a corner

November 24, 2010 | 203 views | Comments (8)

Umpiring expert Ray O’Connor answers a query which arose in the Monkstown vs YMCA Mills Cup game last weekend at a penalty corner.

The Irish abroad: Lewis enjoying quality over quantity

The Irish abroad: Lewis enjoying quality over quantity

November 17, 2010 | 274 views | Comments (10)

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 hosts EHF young umpires

Leinster hosts EHF young umpires

November 17, 2010 | 281 views | Leave a comment

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).

The Irish Abroad: Quintet set for NCAA

The Irish Abroad: Quintet set for NCAA

November 12, 2010 | 237 views | Comments (1)

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.

The Irish abroad: the view from Holland

The Irish abroad: the view from Holland

November 10, 2010 | 143 views | Comments (6)

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.

The Irish abroad: EHL provides early season highs

The Irish abroad: EHL provides early season highs

November 4, 2010 | 137 views | Comments (2)

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