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Bann and Garvey put 100pc records on the line

Bann and Garvey put 100pc records on the line

November 28, 2014 | 703 views | Leave a comment

At least one of Banbridge and Lisnagarvey’s perfect records will fall in round three of the Irish Hockey League on what looks to be a pivotal weekend in the marquee competition; men’s weekend preview and fixtures

Five sides still in Pool A contention; Loreto and UCD lead way in Pool B

Five sides still in Pool A contention; Loreto and UCD lead way in Pool B

November 2, 2014 | 636 views | Leave a comment

Pool A of the women’s IHL is bubbling along nicely with five teams covered by just two points; Loreto and UCD have built a four-point lead at the top of Pool B following their second successive wins, seeing off Ulster Elks and Cork Harlequins respectively

Conlon steps into kicking full-back breach to see Pembroke land memorable win

Conlon steps into kicking full-back breach to see Pembroke land memorable win

November 2, 2014 | 1,594 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke produced an outrageous second half performance to beat Cookstown 4-2 in the men’s IHL, keeping the Co Tyrone side scoreless for 31 minutes after goalkeeper Mark Ingram picked up a nasty injury; elsewhere Monkstown, TRR, Banbridge, Annadale and Lisnagarvey progressed their semi-final ambitions

Classic showdown for Pegasus and Hermes

Classic showdown for Pegasus and Hermes

October 31, 2014 | 1,115 views | Leave a comment

Pegasus host Hermes in one of the classic battles in women’s hockey in Ireland in what could be a pivotal battle in Pool A of the Irish Hockey League; with three Leinster league games and a full IHL schedule, it is yet another busy weekend of women’s hockey

Pembroke and Monkstown start IHL campaigns

Pembroke and Monkstown start IHL campaigns

October 31, 2014 | 1,062 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke and Monkstown make their IHL seasonal debuts on Saturday with northern opposition on the menu for both, taking on Cookstown and Instonians respectively.

Hermes make major statement with Railway win on women’s IHL opening day

Hermes make major statement with Railway win on women’s IHL opening day

October 12, 2014 | 949 views | Leave a comment

Hermes were spectacular 3-0 winners over Railway Union to start this year’s women’s IHL with a bang; UCD shaded Ards, Pegasus bettered Ballymoney while there were also wins for Lurgan, Cork Harlequins and Loreto

Northern sides all off the mark on one-sided day one of men’s IHL

Northern sides all off the mark on one-sided day one of men’s IHL

October 12, 2014 | 875 views | Leave a comment

Instonians made the big move on day one of the IHL Pool A as they beat debutants UCC 3-0 at Shawsbridge with William Robinson’s pair of goals doing the damage; The three big guns in Pool B all recorded heavy wins.

Rinse-repeat the target for UCD in Ards rematch as women’s IHL tips off

Rinse-repeat the target for UCD in Ards rematch as women’s IHL tips off

October 10, 2014 | 550 views | Leave a comment

The women’s Irish Hockey League returns with a bang this weekend with local derbies and clashes of major contenders on the opening weekend of the elite club competition in Ireland.

Town side to beat but plenty of contenders in men’s Irish Hockey League

Town side to beat but plenty of contenders in men’s Irish Hockey League

October 10, 2014 | 672 views | Leave a comment

Against the backdrop of last week’s vote in favour of an expanded Irish Hockey League, this year’s 12-team, two pool competition gets under way this weekend with five games tipping off in the men’s competition

IHL decision: clubs vote in favour of single tier, full-season Irish Hockey League

IHL decision: clubs vote in favour of single tier, full-season Irish Hockey League

October 5, 2014 | 1,830 views | Comments (4)

Hockey will enter a new era on the island next September with the introduction of a season-long Irish Hockey League for the first time, following the IHA EGM vote in the Stillorgan Park Hotel.

Quorum achieved for IHL expansion EGM but engaging clubs remains tough ask

Quorum achieved for IHL expansion EGM but engaging clubs remains tough ask

October 2, 2014 | 818 views | Comments (2)

For the Irish Hockey Association, the first concern over the proposed expansion of the Irish Hockey League has been passed but a low turnout at the LHA forum on Monday evening suggests that clubs are struggling to engage with the proposal

IHL expansion debate – voices from around the provinces

IHL expansion debate – voices from around the provinces

October 2, 2014 | 969 views | Comments (1)

IUCHA’s Chris Blaney, Banbridge’s Paddy Grimes, UCC’s Shrew Power, Inst’s Andrew Corry, Bandon’s Ali Smith, Pembroke’s David Harvey, Greenfields’ Deirdre McDermott and Lisnagarvey’s Mark Raphael give their thoughts on the proposed expansion of the Irish Hockey League

Ulster Hockey call on clubs to stay away from EGM

Ulster Hockey call on clubs to stay away from EGM

September 24, 2014 | 1,434 views | Comments (7)

Ulster Hockey are calling on the province’s constituent clubs to stay away from attending the Irish Hockey Association’s EGM on October 5 as they bid to give an “unequivocal” no to plans for a full Irish Hockey League.

Cooper calls on clubs to debate future of Irish Hockey League

Cooper calls on clubs to debate future of Irish Hockey League

September 19, 2014 | 660 views | Comments (4)

Inez Cooper, the Irish Hockey Association’s Chair of Competitions, is encouraging all clubs to debate the Irish Hockey League proposal that is being brought before an EGM on Sunday, October 5 (11.30am Stillorgan Park Hotel) and then make sure their vote counts.

IHA to host EGM on future of the Irish Hockey League

IHA to host EGM on future of the Irish Hockey League

September 16, 2014 | 599 views | Comments (1)

The Irish Hockey Association will host an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) in the Stillorgan Park Hotel on Sunday, October 5 at 11.30 am to vote on proposed changes to the format of the Irish Hockey League for the 2015/16 season.

McCay and Frazer bolster Elks armoury

McCay and Frazer bolster Elks armoury

August 28, 2014 | 848 views | Leave a comment

Shirley McCay and Megan Frazer have both been snapped up by the Ulster Elks for the 2014/15 season as part of four big additions to Ricky Lee’s panel.

Bann, Garvey and TRR set for IHL showdown

Bann, Garvey and TRR set for IHL showdown

August 18, 2014 | 586 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge, Lisnagarvey and Three Rock Rovers, all semi-finalists last time around, look set for a battle royale in Poll B of the men’s Irish Hockey League group stages following confirmation of the draw earlier today.

Cookstown coaching crew step down

Cookstown coaching crew step down

June 15, 2014 | 526 views | Leave a comment

Michael Haycock, Stephen Cuddy and Stephen McCartney have decided to step down from their roles within Cookstown’s first teams following a hugely successful decade in a variety of roles.

Working Group propose two-tiered IHL for 2015/16

Working Group propose two-tiered IHL for 2015/16

May 8, 2014 | 999 views | Leave a comment

Following the Irish Hockey League working group’s (IHLWG) fora in the provinces, along with written submissions, a two-tiered IHL is being proposed for the 2015/16 season.

Gruelling wildcard playoffs on the agenda as Alex aim to land final space

Gruelling wildcard playoffs on the agenda as Alex aim to land final space

April 11, 2014 | 815 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Hockey League wildcard playoffs looks set to be a fraught affair for Old Alex this weekend with just one place left in the 2014/15 competition with four teams vying for it; six IHA finals also take place over the course of Saturday and Sunday