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.
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.
Graham Shaw says some of the sacrifices made by the Irish women’s squad this summer can see them reach new heights and qualify for a first major world level tournament since the 2002 World Cup.
Colin “Bacchus” Stewart has returned to Ireland to link up with Graham Shaw’s women’s side until September as the national technical coach for an intense summer featuring a World Cup qualification bid and a return to Europe’s top tier.
The Irish Hockey Umpires Association (IHUA) has secured a joint sponsorship deal for this weekend’s EY Hockey League Finals at Three Rock Rovers Hockey Club.
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.