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.
Railway Union made a strong statement with an opening 5-2 win over UCD on day one of the women’s Leinster indoor league while North Kildare and Glenanne have four points in the opposite pool
The Leinster women’s indoor tips off on Sunday with six matches in St Columba’s with two groups of four battling it out for the semi-final spots and a potential shot at national glory.
Ali Meeke will become the first Irish woman to play in the Pro Series Indoor festival in South Africa on Friday evening following her selection for the International All Stars team.
Dave Passmore and Kenny Carroll have been confirmed as the women’s and men’s national indoor team coaches as Ireland looks to return to international action after a couple of decades away.
The debut weekend of the Pro Series Indoor Showdown lit up Gormanston Park last weekend as Ireland felt the full force of the Spirit of Indoor for the first time.
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Ronan Gormley has played in more arenas than virtually any other player in Irish hockey history but reckons few compare to the Pro Series Indoor which got underway this week