Lurgan were crowned Ulster Premier League champions for the second year in a row after coming from behind to defeat Queen’s University 3-1 on Wednesday night and complete back-to-back titles, writes John Flack. The result means Lurgan have completed a league-Denman Ulster Shield triumph for the first time although they had to work hard for […]
Ireland look certain to be without their inspirational team captain Megan Frazer for the World League 3 tournament in the summer which will determine whether they can reach the 2018 World Cup in London, writes John Flack.
Former Banbridge man Ben Cosgrove described his route into the Scottish set-up for this week’s World League Round 2 as one of pure chance having previously played with the Irish Under-21s.
The EY Hockey League’s working group have approved an innovative new match day programme – led by Lisnagarvey club man Ruper Pinion – that aims to offer more for club sponsors and spectators alike.
Following a first Olympic experience, Irish coach Craig Fulton reflects on 2016 and says the player pathway now open in Irish hockey to the top level of the world game can only help guard against players switching to Great Britain.
Ahead of a hectic year, Craig Fulton is hopeful that significant headway can be made in the coming weeks to force a change in the way the Irish national teams receive their support from Sport Ireland and government to help progress continue
Graham Shaw looks back on a year without a world ranking tournament on the schedule as he looked to widen his panel, building towards trying to qualify for a major event, the 2018 World Cup, for the first time in over a decade
Irish captain David Harte says it’s a “very special feeling” to be named on the shortlist for world hockey’s goalkeeper of the year award following another memorable year.
Banbridge and Lisnagarvey received perhaps the most favourable Euro Hockey League KO16 draw possible – other than facing each other – as they look to earn a maiden quarter-final berth in the elite competition for Ireland.
Declan Hughes catches up the Old Alex’s Brian Wynn, UCD’s Elun Hack and Miles Warren, Lisnagarvey’s Errol Lutton, Clontarf’s Gareth Borland, YMCA’s Jason Klinradt, Pembroke’s Jonny Caren and Instonians Stephen Redpath
Three Rock Rovers is launching a new ParaHockey section with the introduction of the Three Rock Rockets and are encouraging children and young adults with an intellectual disability interested in hockey to join up.
Banbridge’s Olympian Eugene Magee said his side put their best foot forward to match the efforts of his club mates who put on a great show at Havelock Park for EHL ROUND1.
As a grand finale, Banbridge got the moment they deserved to cap an incredible weekend. The biggest crowd seen at the club since the move from the Castlewellan Road witnessed the first Irish club ever to top the group stages.
Banbridge’s Matthew Bell says his first experience of the EHL “was unlike anything I had ever experienced before” when, as a teenager, he made his debut in the competition.
Banbridge’s most famous son Eugene Magee is hopeful his club can put on a show that the “whole town can be proud of” as they become the first Irish venue to host a Euro Hockey League event on October 7th to 9th.
A new season and a new entity could potentially lead the way in the second edition of the women’s EY Hockey League as reigning champions Hermes have amalgamated with Monkstown during the summer.
Hampstead & Westminster has the look of an Irish corner in London with five people from the island getting their season underway on Sunday against Canterbury.
Hermes-Monkstown will travel to Den Bosch while Pegasus will go to Munich next June as the venues for European club competition was confirmed on Tuesday afternoon.
Ireland captain Megan Frazer and rising star Zoe Wilson will be on opposing teams this season in the German Bundesliga after landing moves to Mannheimer and Harvesthuder respectively.
John Flack reflects on the golden memories of the Great Britain women’s hockey team’s unprecedented success in Rio and the media frenzy it generated. But does hockey in Ireland do enough to promote itself and will there be a legacy after our men’s team did themselves and their country proud in Rio?