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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
Glenanne skipper Joe Brennan believes Saturday morning’s tie against Grunwald Poznan will be the key factor if the Tallaght club are to follow Pembroke into the KO16 round of the EuroHockey League in Terrassa.
The Hook’s monthly round-up of the best clips, news and pics relating to Irish hockey and beyond posted on the site’s Facebook page. October is all about the EHL while there are bits from the Guardian, the BBC, the Examiner as well as plenty from Holland.
Weston club chairman Emmett Hutchin describes Saturday’s first ever division one home fixture against Fingal as “an extremely significant” occasion for the Lucan club after 63 years rising through the divisions to take their place at the top table
Two new senior hockey clubs have been formed over the summer months in Munster with Kenmare and Cashel/New Inn joining the southern ranks, bringing the entry to their leagues to 49 teams for the 2010/11 season.
The Leinster Hockey Umpires Association have launched their brand new website this week. The site contains plenty of information, including links to hockey’s rules, details on the association’s member’s successes and updates on the LHUA Academy with more info to be added in the coming weeks. The Academy is continuing for a second season and […]
The time for calling 8-3 preseason defeats as “learning experiences” and claiming “it’s only the Neville Cup” is over as the Leinster division one season’s tip off this weekend. The Hook is here to provide the runners and riders for the site’s fourth season covering Leinster hockey.
Bored in work? Free period from school. To help you through the hump days, The Hook will this season be publishing a “Best of Facebook” post once a month with the best clips, interviews, websites and everything besides that we have witnessed or been sent from around the hockey world to our Facebook page.