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World Cup 2018 bid finally coming into focus after lengthy lead-in for Shaw’s charges

World Cup 2018 bid finally coming into focus after lengthy lead-in for Shaw’s charges

December 28, 2016 | 1,000 views | Leave a comment

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

Harte up for world goalkeeper of the year award

Harte up for world goalkeeper of the year award

November 22, 2016 | 435 views | Leave a comment

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.

Bell and Tumilty content with favourable EHL draws

Bell and Tumilty content with favourable EHL draws

November 21, 2016 | 651 views | Leave a comment

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.

Dublin City FM interviews – October 21

Dublin City FM interviews – October 21

October 27, 2016 | 271 views | Leave a comment

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 launches ParaHockey Rockets initiative

Three Rock launches ParaHockey Rockets initiative

October 27, 2016 | 420 views | Leave a comment

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.

Magee’s Bann gives whole town huge source of pride

Magee’s Bann gives whole town huge source of pride

October 11, 2016 | 391 views | Leave a comment

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.

Brilliant Bann play way into the Havelock hall of fame

Brilliant Bann play way into the Havelock hall of fame

October 9, 2016 | 1,272 views | Leave a comment

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.

Bell ready for massive weekend for Banbridge

Bell ready for massive weekend for Banbridge

October 3, 2016 | 486 views | Leave a comment

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.

Magee and Bann to make hometown proud as Round1 comes to Ireland

Magee and Bann to make hometown proud as Round1 comes to Ireland

September 27, 2016 | 520 views | Leave a comment

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.

The season starts here – new name but Hermes-Monkstown still favourites

The season starts here – new name but Hermes-Monkstown still favourites

September 22, 2016 | 1,130 views | Leave a comment

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.

The Irish abroad: H&W the new Irish corner

The Irish abroad: H&W the new Irish corner

September 16, 2016 | 1,516 views | Leave a comment

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 and Pegasus find out Euro fate; Balbirnie in running for FIH presidency

Hermes and Pegasus find out Euro fate; Balbirnie in running for FIH presidency

September 8, 2016 | 479 views | Leave a comment

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.

German adventure for Frazer and Wilson

German adventure for Frazer and Wilson

August 31, 2016 | 902 views | Leave a comment

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.

We’ll never forget you Maddie Hinch – or will we?

We’ll never forget you Maddie Hinch – or will we?

August 28, 2016 | 1,400 views | Leave a comment

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?

Jacob racing around Ireland non-stop for three days

Jacob racing around Ireland non-stop for three days

August 27, 2016 | 574 views | Leave a comment

Former Irish international Lisa Jacob, along with triathlete Nikki Dorey, will be the first all-female duo to cycle the gruelling ultra-distance 2,150km non stop “Race Around Ireland” (www.racearoundireland.com).

All-time high for Irish men but changing world game poses new challenge

All-time high for Irish men but changing world game poses new challenge

August 23, 2016 | 1,207 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men have risen to an all-time high position of tenth in the world rankings to sit on the edge of the world’s elite teams at a time when the FIH is set to change the manner in which the international calendar is organised

FIH say variety of changes helping hockey secure place on Olympic programme

FIH say variety of changes helping hockey secure place on Olympic programme

August 22, 2016 | 963 views | Comments (1)

The Hook was part of a round-table with key members of the FIH to talk about what they felt was successful at the Olympic Games and where the sport needs to improve in its presentation

Martin: Funding the key question to keep hockey’s momentum goiing

Martin: Funding the key question to keep hockey’s momentum goiing

August 22, 2016 | 698 views | Leave a comment

Olympic Council of Ireland Chief Executive Stephen Martin played for Great Britain at three Olympic Games, winning bronze in Los Angeles in 1984 and gold in Seoul in 1988. John Flack has been chatting to the Co Down man about the hockey experience in Rio both from an Irish and GB perspective.

Cargo holds travelling support dear in Irish Olympic odyssey

Cargo holds travelling support dear in Irish Olympic odyssey

August 14, 2016 | 915 views | Leave a comment

Chris Cargo hailed the Irish fans in Rio as “amazing” as they played their role in the side’s memorable Olympic campaign, providing extra motivation to the green machine.

Rio journey ends but Fulton hopes experience is just the beginning

Rio journey ends but Fulton hopes experience is just the beginning

August 13, 2016 | 701 views | Leave a comment

“Every journey comes to an end; I know we gave it everything we could,” Craig Fulton’s final reflections on a memorable week but while this Olympic journey is over, he is confident systems can be put in place to make sure this is more than a one-off.