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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 | 681 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 | 1,852 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 | 1,433 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 | 2,472 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 | 806 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 | 284 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 | 303 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 | 844 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 | 1,019 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

Polish magic shows off new-look Green Machine

Polish magic shows off new-look Green Machine

July 8, 2017 | 589 views | Leave a comment

For Conor Harte, Ireland’s glorious fifth goal against Poland in March provided the moment when there was a feeling that things were coming together nicely for the green machine.

Third time’s a charm as Upton finally gets extended opportunity to shine for Green Army

Third time’s a charm as Upton finally gets extended opportunity to shine for Green Army

July 8, 2017 | 262 views | Leave a comment

Roisin Upton is hoping to continue making up for lost time with the Irish women’s team as they look to land a 2018 World Cup spot over the course of the next two weeks.

Mullan taking the long and winding road to Green Army captaincy

Mullan taking the long and winding road to Green Army captaincy

July 6, 2017 | 1,278 views | Leave a comment

New captain Katie Mullan talks about her dual passion for hockey and camogie, the long distances on the road, playing multiple positions and learning lessons from Valencia 2015 to propel Ireland to the 2018 World Cup

Fulton reading little into healthy stats ahead of HWL3

Fulton reading little into healthy stats ahead of HWL3

July 3, 2017 | 816 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton is not reading much into the Irish men’s superb run of form in 2017 to date other than the upbeat mood it has brought the new-look side as a glut of new faces make their mark ahead of the World League Semi-Final

Green Army in confident mood for World Cup qualification bid

Green Army in confident mood for World Cup qualification bid

July 2, 2017 | 695 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw’s Irish women’s team jetted out to Johannesburg last Thursday evening in confident mood but wary not to get “carried away” by recent results in the final countdown for the World League Semi-Finals.

IHUA launch new plan to address current umpiring crisis

IHUA launch new plan to address current umpiring crisis

June 26, 2017 | 1,302 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Hockey Umpires Association (IHUA) has launched a four-year plan for umpiring to address both national and provincial level umpiring as they seek to address the “current crisis”

Purpose-built stadium required to make Pro League viable for Ireland; Pels and McCracken on the Irish bid

Purpose-built stadium required to make Pro League viable for Ireland; Pels and McCracken on the Irish bid

June 16, 2017 | 1,131 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland chief executive Jerome Pels says the current infrastructure, primarily the lack of a suitable stadium, meant that it was not financially viable to take part in the first wave of the Hockey Pro League.

Herakles-bound Duncan embracing high performance lifestyle

Herakles-bound Duncan embracing high performance lifestyle

June 12, 2017 | 1,577 views | Comments (1)

Jeremy Duncan says his move to Belgium to take up a contract with Herakles is part of a “conscious decision to live a high performance lifestyle and see how far I can take myself”

Hockey Ireland misses out on new Pro Hockey League

Hockey Ireland misses out on new Pro Hockey League

June 11, 2017 | 1,529 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s bid to be part world hockey’s Pro League came to an end as they were left out of the International Hockey Federation’s final list, released on Sunday, for the first four seasons of the competition that launches in January 2019.

Fulton lays plans for hectic summer for Irish men

Fulton lays plans for hectic summer for Irish men

May 26, 2017 | 892 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men return to competitive action this weekend for the first time since World League Round 2 as they take on England in a couple of uncapped matches in Bisham Abbey.

Harte breaks yet more new ground with Kampong

Harte breaks yet more new ground with Kampong

May 21, 2017 | 409 views | Leave a comment

David Harte added yet another major trophy to his incredible collection, becoming the first Irish person to win the Dutch Hoofdklasse, regarded as the best national club competition in the world.