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Hockey Ireland confirms increased restrictions

Hockey Ireland confirms increased restrictions

October 21, 2020 | 1,349 views | Leave a comment

Increased restrictions have been confirmed by Hockey Ireland following updated government advice both north and south of the border in the past few days.

Railway chugging along at speed in women’s EYHL

Railway chugging along at speed in women’s EYHL

October 11, 2020 | 1,792 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union continue to set the pace in the women’s EY Hockey League as they ground out the points 1-0 from their home date with reigning champions Pegasus at Park Avenue; here’s the round-up of Saturday’s action

YM cling on to perfect record alongside Lisnagarvey

YM cling on to perfect record alongside Lisnagarvey

October 11, 2020 | 1,784 views | Leave a comment

YMCA’s incredible start to the season continued apace as they held off Banbridge at Havelock Park to take a surprise share of top spot with Lisnagarvey after three rounds of the men’s EY Hockey League.

Railway and Alex flying high in women’s EYHL

Railway and Alex flying high in women’s EYHL

October 4, 2020 | 1,737 views | Leave a comment

Old Alex and Railway Union sit top of the women’s EY Hockey League table following their narrow wins on day two of the competition, both making it six points from six with 2-1 victories.

YM, Town and Garvey lead way after men’s EYHL day two

YM, Town and Garvey lead way after men’s EYHL day two

October 4, 2020 | 1,860 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown, YMCA and Lisnagarvey kept their 100% records in tact with narrow victories on day two of the men’s EY Hockey League while Three Rock Rovers notched their first success and Bann fought back against the Glens

Monkstown’s favourite son favours clipboard over famous number 9 shirt after historic 20 sky-blue years

Monkstown’s favourite son favours clipboard over famous number 9 shirt after historic 20 sky-blue years

October 2, 2020 | 1,845 views | Leave a comment

For the first time this millennium, Monkstown took the field last Saturday without Gareth Watkins donning the number nine jersey for the first day of the season.

Hockey Ireland calls for submissions from clubs over Covid-related travel concerns

Hockey Ireland calls for submissions from clubs over Covid-related travel concerns

October 2, 2020 | 2,261 views | Leave a comment

While tough penalties for sides not fielding in the EY Hockey League were outlined in regulations issued last Friday, September 25, Hockey Ireland has said such sanctions will not be automatically imposed until they have assessed submissions from clubs to explain their reasons not to travel.

Railway and Insta on fire on women’s EYHL opening day

Railway and Insta on fire on women’s EYHL opening day

September 27, 2020 | 1,791 views | Leave a comment

Catholic Institute and Railway Union produced a couple of sensational performances to land wins over sides who were in the top four of the women’s EY Hockey League before it succumbed to lockdown last term.

Garvey, Town and YMCA off to flying men’s EYHL start

Garvey, Town and YMCA off to flying men’s EYHL start

September 27, 2020 | 1,439 views | Leave a comment

Men’s EY Hockey League – day one round-up Lisnagarvey 4 (B Nelson 2, J Lorimer 2) Three Rock Rovers 2 (B Johnson, P Blakeney)  Two late James Lorimer penalty corners earned Lisnagarvey a big home win over Three Rock Rovers at Comber Road as their unbeaten run on the national stage was put under huge pressure. Ben Nelson twice gave […]

Men’s EYHL starts here – international returns to raise the bar

Men’s EYHL starts here – international returns to raise the bar

September 25, 2020 | 2,519 views | Leave a comment

The quality of the men’s EY Hockey League is expected to ramp up this season with the return of several international stars to the competition from the pro ranks in Belgium and beyond.

Women’s EYHL starts here – team by team preview for 2020/21

Women’s EYHL starts here – team by team preview for 2020/21

September 25, 2020 | 2,750 views | Leave a comment

Six months since lockdown, the women’s EY Hockey League gets back into action on Saturday but not without one last talking point as the sport still comes to terms with the Covid-19 crisis.

Men’s EYHL2 expanded to 11 teams following Harlequins’ successful appeal

Men’s EYHL2 expanded to 11 teams following Harlequins’ successful appeal

September 7, 2020 | 1,914 views | Leave a comment

Men’s EY Hockey League Division 2 will consist of 11 teams next season following Hockey Ireland’s decisions to create three extra places in the competition following three separate appeals over the make-up of the competition this week.

Original Euro allocation reinstated following SDSI ruling

Original Euro allocation reinstated following SDSI ruling

August 21, 2020 | 1,959 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland’s original allocation of European places for the 2020/21 season has been reinstated following a ruling by Sport Disputes Solutions Ireland, overturning the governing body’s independent appeals panel decision.

Revised final schedule for 2019/20 Hockey Ireland finals confirmed for September

Revised final schedule for 2019/20 Hockey Ireland finals confirmed for September

August 12, 2020 | 2,587 views | Leave a comment

Whisper it quietly, we have some formally confirmed fixtures on the horizon with last season’s Irish cup latter stages set for September

EYHL 1 and 2 line-ups confirmed with review set to take place “in coming months”

EYHL 1 and 2 line-ups confirmed with review set to take place “in coming months”

August 5, 2020 | 3,220 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland formally announced the make-up of the EY Hockey Leagues with a review set to take place “in the coming months” regarding the format and regulations in time of the 2021/22 season.  The governing body confirmed there would be no promotion and relegation from the top tier from the 2019/20 season and there would be no change in […]

O’Donoghue’s lockdown life busy with big plans and opportunity back in Ireland

O’Donoghue’s lockdown life busy with big plans and opportunity back in Ireland

June 6, 2020 | 4,629 views | Leave a comment

While lockdown has seen life slow down for most, Shane O’Donoghue is only getting busier and busier as his return to Ireland sees him kickstart a series of new ventures.

EYHL declared null and void with further decisions to be finalised in due course

EYHL declared null and void with further decisions to be finalised in due course

April 9, 2020 | 5,563 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland has declared the EY Hockey League “null and void” among the many tough decisions to be made due to competition’s cessation due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Bell calls for 2019/20 season to be completed on the field as “finished” call creates debate

Bell calls for 2019/20 season to be completed on the field as “finished” call creates debate

March 31, 2020 | 5,915 views | Leave a comment

John Flack spoke to a number of different club coaches, managers and officials about their thoughts on the season being “finished” and how they hope the key decisions play out in the next few weeks

Club season “finished” with key outcomes to be decided before April 12th

Club season “finished” with key outcomes to be decided before April 12th

March 27, 2020 | 4,800 views | Leave a comment

The 2019/20 club season has been deemed “finished” by Hockey Ireland with exactly how this affects the national and provincial leagues set to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Club season in limbo as March 29 return looks unlikely

Club season in limbo as March 29 return looks unlikely

March 20, 2020 | 4,600 views | Leave a comment

With Thursday night’s news that Irish Rugby has cancelled all their club competitions for the remainder of the season with immediate effct, it brought into focus the difficulties that face Hockey Ireland to try and complete the domestic season.