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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 | 926 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 | 1,163 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 | 1,598 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 | 920 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 | 724 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 | 1,032 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 | 731 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 | 686 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 | 1,137 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 | 1,000 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

Video: The Irish Hockey League finals highlights

Video: The Irish Hockey League finals highlights

April 9, 2014 | 876 views | Leave a comment

Relive the best bits from last Sunday’s Irish Hockey League finals at Havelock Park with thanks to Guy Robbins’ highlights package; camera work from Rick Robbins, commentary from Rob Abbott and Donal O’Mearain

Caruth paints the Town blue as Bann downed by Ulster man

Caruth paints the Town blue as Bann downed by Ulster man

April 6, 2014 | 1,554 views | Comments (1)

Peter Caruth timed his return to action perfectly as his double strike powered Monkstown to the Irish Hockey League title, seeing off Havelock Park hosts Banbridge in the final for the second year running.

UCD end Railway’s rein as Ellis rules the penalty roost

UCD end Railway’s rein as Ellis rules the penalty roost

April 6, 2014 | 1,060 views | Leave a comment

UCD completed Irish hockey’s elite double in dramatic fashion at Havelock Park, prevailing against reigning champions Railway Union on penalties to add the Irish Hockey League title to the Senior Cup crown they won last month.

Bann delight home crowd to reach IHL final

Bann delight home crowd to reach IHL final

April 5, 2014 | 980 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge joined Monkstown in the men’s IHL final as they shaded a thrill-a-minute Ulster derby against Lisnagarvey, Bruce McCandless and Stevie Dowds shooting home in the second half.

Efficient UCD takes chance as Loreto bow out

Efficient UCD takes chance as Loreto bow out

April 5, 2014 | 681 views | Leave a comment

UCD produced an efficient performance to down a profligate Loreto who will rue a series of missed chances in the early stages as they bowed out of the Irish Hockey League at the semi-final stage.

Railway’s IHL dominance to be tested by Pegasus on finals weekend

Railway’s IHL dominance to be tested by Pegasus on finals weekend

April 4, 2014 | 679 views | Leave a comment

Phoney wars over, Havelock Park awaits the real battles for the women’s Irish Hockey League title as Pegasus look to break the Leinster stranglehold over the weekend

Havelock Park ready to rock for showdowns between Leinster and Ulster’s finest

Havelock Park ready to rock for showdowns between Leinster and Ulster’s finest

April 4, 2014 | 777 views | Leave a comment

Havelock Park looks set fair to embrace the Irish Hockey League finals with the hosts Banbridge looking forward to a festival of hockey in the marquee event in the calendar.

Impressive Loreto top Pool B to set up UCD semi-final date

Impressive Loreto top Pool B to set up UCD semi-final date

March 30, 2014 | 911 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union will face Pegasus while Loreto will meet UCD next weekend in the semi-finals of the women’s Irish Hockey League following the completion of the group stages on Saturday afternoon.

Quartet of Pool A sides tussle for two spots in dramatic IHL fifth round

Quartet of Pool A sides tussle for two spots in dramatic IHL fifth round

March 28, 2014 | 853 views | Leave a comment

Four sides battle it out to complete the Irish Hockey League finals weekend line-up with men’s Pool A the only group still up for grabs with Pembroke, Lisnagarvey, Three Rock and Cookstown locked in direct battle; men’s and women’s IHL weekend preview

Pool A all to play for after Garvey’s late show; Bann and Town through in Pool B

Pool A all to play for after Garvey’s late show; Bann and Town through in Pool B

March 23, 2014 | 1,216 views | Leave a comment

Lisnagarvey’s 3-1 win over Three Rock Rovers means fours sides will enter the final weekend of men’s IHL Pool A matches with a semi-final place still a target; Banbridge and Monkstown punched their ticket to the semi-finals from Pool B