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VIDEO: Leinster Schoolgirls Premier League semi-final highlights

VIDEO: Leinster Schoolgirls Premier League semi-final highlights

January 15, 2018 | 926 views | Leave a comment

Check out the highlights from the Leinster schoolgirls senior premier league semi-finals from last Friday between Mount Anville and St Andrew’s along with Wesley versus Muckross Park

Chris Pelow on a hockey career changed by cancer diagnosis: “You do think ‘bloody hell, my life is over”

Chris Pelow on a hockey career changed by cancer diagnosis: “You do think ‘bloody hell, my life is over”

January 11, 2018 | 288 views | Leave a comment

Chris Pelow looked set for a promising hockey career, before a throbbing pain in his foot changed his life forever.

Bangor reign at top continues; Randalstown nick key win over Rainey

Bangor reign at top continues; Randalstown nick key win over Rainey

January 8, 2018 | 267 views | Leave a comment

Bangor stay top of the Ulster Premier League after a hard-fought 2-1 over Kirk Cup champions Kilkeel at the Aurora Complex on Saturday in the battle of the Ulster cup winners.

Sargent targeting Ireland recall for 2018 World Cup

Sargent targeting Ireland recall for 2018 World Cup

December 31, 2017 | 421 views | Leave a comment

When Cliodhna Sargent made her return to the Cork Harlequins’ line-up in November against Belfast Harlequins, it was part of her ultimate plan to break back into Graham Shaw’s Irish plans for the 2018 World Cup in London.

McGuire relishing Irish return after five years away

McGuire relishing Irish return after five years away

December 7, 2017 | 1,534 views | Leave a comment

Leah McGuire, formerly Ewart, is in the frame for a place in Ireland’s World Cup squad after emerging from under the radar following five years in the international wilderness.

Possessed and obsessed, Watt brings down final curtain on an Irish career on the edge

Possessed and obsessed, Watt brings down final curtain on an Irish career on the edge

November 28, 2017 | 1,796 views | Leave a comment

Brash and aggressive, Mikie Watt’s fierce style and approach was very much synonymous with the Green Machine’s growth and belief on the world stage, playing “on the edge” at all times, something he makes few apologies for.

Green Army still hunting new sponsor as World Cup looms

Green Army still hunting new sponsor as World Cup looms

November 27, 2017 | 256 views | Leave a comment

When Des Cahill called on potential benefactors to “#coughup”, circling the Green Army’s “actively seeking sponsorship” biography line, it gave the sport one of its rare moments in the spotlight.

Ulster and Irish hockey pay tribute to Dukie

Ulster and Irish hockey pay tribute to Dukie

October 19, 2017 | 1,763 views | Leave a comment

Like all funerals, that of Philip Duke which took place at St Bartholomew’s Parish Church in Belfast on Monday was tinged with sadness, writes John Flack.

McCay likely to step down after 2018 World Cup

McCay likely to step down after 2018 World Cup

October 13, 2017 | 473 views | Leave a comment

Shirley McCay has revealed that she is set to quit international hockey following next year’s World Cup in London after Ireland sealed their place at the showpiece on Thursday.

Final formality cleared as Irish women look forward to first World Cup in 16 years.

Final formality cleared as Irish women look forward to first World Cup in 16 years.

October 12, 2017 | 370 views | Comments (1)

World Cup qualification arrived this morning as Australia ran up their inevitably huge victory over Papua New Guinea, crossing the final t and dotting the final i required to send Ireland’s women to their first event of this magnitude since 2002.

Tour memories among Meeke’s most cherished as Irish star takes on new role with DB Sports

Tour memories among Meeke’s most cherished as Irish star takes on new role with DB Sports

October 3, 2017 | 650 views | Leave a comment

The Hook caught up with Loreto’s Ali Meeke to talk about her new role with DB Sports Tours and how she cannot wait to be back in the midst of the club season after the international summer

Hockey Ireland and IHUA reach detente as EY matches to go ahead on September 30

Hockey Ireland and IHUA reach detente as EY matches to go ahead on September 30

September 23, 2017 | 666 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland and the IHUA confirmed jointly on Friday evening that the IHUA will appoint umpires to the EYHL matches scheduled for September 30 and matches will, therefore, go ahead.

Evans puts working life on hold for huge opportunity with German champs UHC Hamburg

Evans puts working life on hold for huge opportunity with German champs UHC Hamburg

September 15, 2017 | 1,796 views | Leave a comment

Nikki Evans is putting her “mind solely on hockey” for the next nine months as she steps back from working life to take up a contract with German outdoor and indoor champions UHC Hamburg this season.

EY Working Group confirm postponement of opening round

EY Working Group confirm postponement of opening round

September 13, 2017 | 1,423 views | Leave a comment

The first round of the EY Hockey League, due to take place on Saturday, September 16, has been postponed following a meeting of the competition’s Working Group on Wednesday evening.

Clubs to source own umpires for opening series of games following IHUA and Hockey Ireland impasse

Clubs to source own umpires for opening series of games following IHUA and Hockey Ireland impasse

September 11, 2017 | 2,444 views | Leave a comment

EY Hockey League clubs will have to source their own umpires for the opening round of matches next Saturday following an impasse between Hockey Ireland and the Irish Hockey Umpires Association (IHUA).

Flannery’s Roots Go Deep with inspirational new book

Flannery’s Roots Go Deep with inspirational new book

September 7, 2017 | 770 views | Leave a comment

Initially pitched as a book to offer words support for the Jes School senior hockey team in Galway, “Roots Go Deep” – the brainchild of Irish international Brenda Flannery – looks set to evolve into something much bigger. 

Shaw ambitious ahead of Green Army Euro battles

Shaw ambitious ahead of Green Army Euro battles

August 19, 2017 | 274 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw says his Irish women’s side is all in good health and raring to go for a shot at history, potentially breaking into the European top four for the first time.

Ireland and Mullan looking to make Euro breakthrough

Ireland and Mullan looking to make Euro breakthrough

August 17, 2017 | 283 views | Leave a comment

Katie Mullan is ambitious that the Irish women can push on a step further and breach the top four in Europe for the first time.

Barbados calling for picture perfect Caribbean hockey festival

Barbados calling for picture perfect Caribbean hockey festival

July 31, 2017 | 797 views | Comments (1)

The Barbados International Hockey Festival, in association with DB Sports Tours, welcomes you to take in one of the world’s most beautiful and unique hockey festivals with bookings now being taken for 2018.

Frazer to “double-job” with Ulster Elks and Mannheim

Frazer to “double-job” with Ulster Elks and Mannheim

July 30, 2017 | 979 views | Leave a comment

Megan Frazer will be ‘double-jobbing’ in the new season when she will line out for Ulster Elks in the Ulster Premier League and Mannheimer in the German Bundesliga, writes John Flack