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Gray retires from international hockey

Gray retires from international hockey

October 22, 2015 | 1,095 views | Leave a comment

Emma Gray has become the third player from the Irish senior women’s team to formally retire from the international side in the wake of narrowly missing out on the Olympic Games, following Emma Smyth and Kate Dillon.

Irish legend David Judge passes away at 79

Irish legend David Judge passes away at 79

October 18, 2015 | 2,497 views | Comments (2)

David Judge, one of the giants of Irish hockey, passed away at the age of 79 on Saturday afternoon following an incredible life in the sport.

Portrane return to home to the peninsula after lengthy wait

Portrane return to home to the peninsula after lengthy wait

September 29, 2015 | 1,316 views | Comments (1)

Portrane Hockey Club finally got to formally open their superb new water-based pitch in the heart of Donabate, bringing hockey back to the north Dublin peninsula after nearly 20 years of a nomadic existence.

Shimmins links up with Southern Dogs in NZ

Shimmins links up with Southern Dogs in NZ

September 10, 2015 | 1,356 views | Leave a comment

Kirk Shimmins will be looking to carry his form from the European Championships into the New Zealand Hockey League as he renews his link with the Southern Dogs.

Anatomy of a bronze; Fulton’s charges play waiting game after epic 18-month rise

Anatomy of a bronze; Fulton’s charges play waiting game after epic 18-month rise

August 31, 2015 | 2,385 views | Leave a comment

And now the wait commences. October 25 is the date almost indelibly marked on the minds of the Irish hockey public after one of the most thrilling years for the sport.

Wilson and McFerran big coups for US college system

Wilson and McFerran big coups for US college system

August 24, 2015 | 1,306 views | Leave a comment

Zoe Wilson and Ayeisha McFerran are among the marquee additions to the Irish abroad in the US as they link up with Syracuse University and the Louisville Cardinals for the upcoming college season which gets under way this week.

O’Donoghue and Ireland buzzing for Euros

O’Donoghue and Ireland buzzing for Euros

August 20, 2015 | 885 views | Comments (1)

“There is still a buzz around the squad and the hockey community back home,” Shane O’Donoghue says of Ireland’s mood ahead of the European championships campaign.

Fear no factor as Irish Under-18s face Euro elite

Fear no factor as Irish Under-18s face Euro elite

July 17, 2015 | 1,062 views | Leave a comment

Andy Smyth says the fear factor that may have previously existed for Irish underage teams has diminished markedly off the back of the national senior team’s ability to mix it with the world’s top ten.

Shaw expects Irish panel to bounce back from Olympic agony and earn Euro promotion

Shaw expects Irish panel to bounce back from Olympic agony and earn Euro promotion

July 16, 2015 | 1,006 views | Comments (3)

Graham Shaw says he will only be making “tweaks” to the game plan implemented by Darren Smith in his first tournament as Irish senior women’s coach which gets underway on Saturday in Prague.

Mixing it with the professionals; funding key to push for world’s top ten

Mixing it with the professionals; funding key to push for world’s top ten

July 7, 2015 | 1,885 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton says that with proper financial support in place, Ireland’s men can push to become an established top ten side in the world following their fifth place finish in World League Round 3 in Antwerp.

Smith: Core materials for success in place in Ireland

Smith: Core materials for success in place in Ireland

June 25, 2015 | 1,101 views | Leave a comment

In a wide-ranging interview following his final game as Irish coach, Darren Smith speaks of his belief that Ireland’s women can push on and become a top ten ranked side with a more structured high performance vision with the elements in place for success

Dublin Uni “almost unrecognisable” as Trinity make push to up their level

Dublin Uni “almost unrecognisable” as Trinity make push to up their level

June 16, 2015 | 1,291 views | Comments (1)

Dublin University’s Stephen Ludgate says the club he played with last season is “almost unrecognisable” from the one he originally joined following a season of high achievement.

Gormley to become first Irishman to hit 200 caps

Gormley to become first Irishman to hit 200 caps

May 7, 2015 | 1,014 views | Leave a comment

Ronan Gormley is set to become the first Irish man to reach 200 international caps when he lines out for the national team against the Olympic champions, Germany, next Monday in Krefeld.

AUDIO: IHA Chief exec Heskin on where Irish hockey stands

AUDIO: IHA Chief exec Heskin on where Irish hockey stands

March 4, 2015 | 566 views | Leave a comment

Ahead of the Irish men’s departure to San Diego for the World League round two, Declan Hughes caught up with Mike Heskin to get his thoughts on where Irish hockey currently stands and the challenges ahead

VIDEO: Railway nick late win over Ballymoney

VIDEO: Railway nick late win over Ballymoney

March 4, 2015 | 472 views | Leave a comment

Despite being something of a dead rubber, Railway Union’s young charges nabbed a late win against Ballymoney 4-3 in their final Irish Hockey League match of the 2014/15 season

Russell adds yet another US accolade

Russell adds yet another US accolade

February 18, 2015 | 959 views | Leave a comment

Enniskerry native Emma Russell has added another award to her collection in the US as she was one of four members of the Syracuse University team to be named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team.

VIDEO: Banbridge’s late comeback

VIDEO: Banbridge’s late comeback

February 11, 2015 | 559 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge moved into a strong position to advance to the semi-finals of the Irish Hockey League when they scored three times in the last ten minutes against Railway Union; check out the goals

AUDIO: Glens keen to test the best

AUDIO: Glens keen to test the best

February 4, 2015 | 425 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne coach Kieran Bolger told Declan Hughes it is important for his side to keep playing the best teams in order to get their standard to where they want to be; Declan also interviewed Hannah de Burgh Whyte, Paddy Conlon and Rory O’Donoghue

VIDEO: Five-star Railway through to semi-finals

VIDEO: Five-star Railway through to semi-finals

February 2, 2015 | 720 views | Leave a comment

Railway produced a fine performance to see off Trinity 5-0 in the quarter-finals of the Jacqui Potter Cup with Kate Lloyd scoring a brace in a classy all round outing; check out the highlights from the game

VIDEO: Town win Railway shoot-out

VIDEO: Town win Railway shoot-out

February 2, 2015 | 803 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown ran up a half-dozen goals to see off Railway Union at Park Avenue last Saturday to move a step closer to the league title; check out the majority of the goals here