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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.