Orla Fox created a little piece of history as the first Irish indoor international goalscorer since 1990 when she netted from a penalty corner in Durban on Wednesday evening.
CHLOE Brown’s international career has been a largely frustrating affair until now, writes John Flack, but she can hardly contain her excitement at co-captaining the national indoor team which will be playing six games against South Africa over the next six days.
Coach Kenny Carroll has named the first Irish men’s indoor team since the 1980s following two weeks of trials as preparations begin in earnest for January’s EuroHockey Championships III in Santander.
Dave Passmore has announced the first Irish women’s indoor international squad since 1990, naming a 14-player panel for a December trip to Durban, South Africa for six test matches.
The North Dublin Knights produced a series of excellent performances at the inaugural PSi UK indoor hockey tournament which took place in Southampton.
The Pro Series Indoor Showdown has expanded to feature 25 teams and 100 matches over three days in June as Gormanston Park braces itself for the second year of the indoor carnival.
Ards did Ulster and Irish hockey proud at the weekend when they finished a very creditable fifth at the EuroHockey Indoor Challenge tournament in Douai, France.
Ards will be in uncharted territory in more ways than one when they represent Ireland at the European Indoor Championship in France this weekend, writes John Flack.
Three Rock Rovers will become the first Irish club to contest the EuroHockey Indoor Club Trophy – the second tier of continental competition – since 1996 following their brilliant second place finish in Oslo.
Three Rock Rovers advanced to the EuroHockey Indoor Challenge I promotion pool as group winners in Oslo following an ever-improving set of performances.
Three Rock Rovers are going deep underground for their latest European adventure as they travel to Oslo for the EuroHockey Indoor Club Challenge I this weekend.
These are exciting times for former Ards striker Chloe Brown, who picked up a national title with East Grinstead on Sunday just 72 hours after being recalled to the Ireland squad, writes John Flack.
A double each from Luke Madeley, Ross Canning and Ben Walker saw Three Rock Rovers retain the National Indoor Trophy for a third successive year, beating Railway Union 6-1 at the Antrim Forum.
Loreto Bray landed the laurels from the Mount Temple-organised indoor schools tournament last Friday, overcoming the odds to win the final.
Three Rock Rovers produced a superb second half performance to land the Leinster indoor league title, seeing off Railway Union 6-4 in the final at St Columba’s College.
Hannah de Burgh Whyte’s hat trick propelled Railway Union to yet another Leinster women’s indoor league title as they got the better of Glenanne in the final once again.
All eyes on St Columba’s on Sunday afternoon as the Leinster indoor league reaches the final stages with the men and women’s regional champion set to be confirmed.
The line-up for the Leinster indoor semi-finals was completed over the weekend with the men’s group stages and Sunday’s playoffs tidying up the agenda.
Hockey Ireland’s decision to resume fielding international indoor teams in 2020 appears to have spurred an increase in interest in the code across the island.
From Antrim to Kinsale, the club indoor hockey season resumes at all levels across the island this weekend with five sports halls hosting 117 matches involving 49 teams and around 600 players involved.