International Tournament

India fight back to beat Ireland 2-1

India fight back to beat Ireland 2-1

June 28, 2016 | 453 views | Leave a comment

Kyle Good’s first half goal was over-turned by India, condemning Ireland to a second successive single-goal loss at the Six Nations tournament in Valencia.

Gilardi stroke undoes Ireland in Valencia opener

Gilardi stroke undoes Ireland in Valencia opener

June 27, 2016 | 492 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men fell to a frustrating 1-0 loss to Argentina in their opening game of the Six Nations tournament in Valencia

Borland names Irish Under-18 side for Cork Euros

Borland names Irish Under-18 side for Cork Euros

June 21, 2016 | 1,512 views | Leave a comment

Gareth Borland is drawing an almost completely new look Irish Under-18 panel for the European championships with just three players returning from last year’s team that finished fifth in Europe last year.

Fulton reduces Olympic panel to 21-players

Fulton reduces Olympic panel to 21-players

June 20, 2016 | 2,320 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton went with experience as he made his first major cut to his Olympic panel, reducing his squad from 27 to 21 ahead of next week’s six nations tournament in Valencia, quickly followed by a two game sequence against the Netherlands in Cork.

Funding gap closing ahead of Korea series

Funding gap closing ahead of Korea series

May 30, 2016 | 674 views | Leave a comment

The Irish hockey public will get their first chance to see the men’s national side in action this summer on home turf when they play world number side Korea four times between Tuesday and Sunday in the Ballsbridge énergie Fitness Match Series.

Grand Masters finish ninth in World Cup

Grand Masters finish ninth in World Cup

May 22, 2016 | 1,191 views | Leave a comment

The Ireland men’s Over-60s Grand Masters team ended ninth at last week’s World Cup in Newcastle in New South Wales in Australia as they closed out the competition with four wins in succession.

Fulton juggling coaching duties with drive for funding

Fulton juggling coaching duties with drive for funding

May 6, 2016 | 2,353 views | Leave a comment

“Are you a logistics manager as well as a coach?” comes the question from Peter Sweeney, one of a couple of journalists assembled for a press briefing with Craig Fulton and David Harte.

Obsessed Irish men’s launch Olympic fundraiser as schedule confirmed

Obsessed Irish men’s launch Olympic fundraiser as schedule confirmed

April 28, 2016 | 2,144 views | Leave a comment

To address the €225,000 Olympic shortfall in funding, the Irish men’s team launched their main fundraiser this morning via the Pledge Sports platform as they look to fill the financial gap and give them the best chance at Rio 2016.

Ireland women’s Over-50s groundbreaking World Cup ends in silver medal

Ireland women’s Over-50s groundbreaking World Cup ends in silver medal

April 14, 2016 | 2,872 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Over-50s Masters were denied a famous World Cup victory last week as home favourites Australia edged them out in a thriller. Ireland had reached the final off the back of a flawless group stage, not conceding in any of their build-up matches.

Sargent hits major milestone as Ireland close out Hawkes Bay Cup on a high

Sargent hits major milestone as Ireland close out Hawkes Bay Cup on a high

April 10, 2016 | 2,899 views | Leave a comment

Ireland ended the Hawkes Bay tournament in fifth place, two above their pre-tournament ranking, with a second successive shoot-out win as they saw off Rio-bound India for the second time in the tournament.

Irish women produce special second half performance at Hawkes Bay Cup

Irish women produce special second half performance at Hawkes Bay Cup

April 9, 2016 | 3,770 views | Leave a comment

Rewatching Ireland’s comeback from 3-0 down to beat world number nine side Korea in a shoot-out, it was hard not to feel that there was some extra importance to the performance.

Hockeyroos stave off Ireland in Hawkes Bay Cup

Hockeyroos stave off Ireland in Hawkes Bay Cup

April 7, 2016 | 2,207 views | Leave a comment

Ireland will contest the 5th to 8th place playoffs at the Hawkes Bay Cup as world number three side Australia proved too strong in their quarter-final tie in New Zealand.

Black Sticks make late pressure tell in Hawkes Bay

Black Sticks make late pressure tell in Hawkes Bay

April 5, 2016 | 1,581 views | Leave a comment

Two final quarter goals cost the Green Army dear in an otherwise impressive performance as they eventually fell 3-1 to Hawkes Bay Cup hosts New Zealand having led 1-0 at half-time.

Ireland bounce back in brilliant style at Hawkes Bay

Ireland bounce back in brilliant style at Hawkes Bay

April 3, 2016 | 1,516 views | Leave a comment

The Green Army looked a different side on day two of the Hawkes Bay Cup as impressive pressure and clinical penalty corners saw them run out 4-0 victors over India.

China’s four first half goals sweep past Ireland

China’s four first half goals sweep past Ireland

April 2, 2016 | 1,123 views | Leave a comment

China’s four-goal first half blitz saw them sweep past Ireland in their opening game of the Hawkes Bay Cup in New Zealand.

Loughran a late call up for Hawkes Bay Cup

Loughran a late call up for Hawkes Bay Cup

April 1, 2016 | 1,078 views | Leave a comment

Sinead Loughran will link up with the Irish women’s team for the Hawkes Bay Cup in New Zealand following an injury to Shirley McCay, a broken bone in her hand ruling her out of the tournament.

Ireland’s women depart for Hawkes Bay Cup

Ireland’s women depart for Hawkes Bay Cup

March 21, 2016 | 1,096 views | Leave a comment

Following Ireland’s three match training series at Bisham Abbey against Great Britain, Graham Shaw’s squad of 18 players departed this evening to take on the Hawkes Bay Cup in New Zealand from April 2-10.

Irish women confirmed for Hawkes Bay tournament

Irish women confirmed for Hawkes Bay tournament

January 28, 2016 | 1,168 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women will travel to New Zealand to play in the highly competitive Hawkes Bay Cup from April 2-10 in a tournament that features five of the world’s top ten sides.

The 10 most read Hook stories of 2015

The 10 most read Hook stories of 2015

January 1, 2016 | 1,293 views | Leave a comment

The 2015 year gone by will be remembered long into the future as the year the Irish men finally ended a lengthy wait for Olympic qualification and this is reflected in the most-read stories on The Hook.

Ireland learn Olympic task as pools announced

Ireland learn Olympic task as pools announced

December 21, 2015 | 1,456 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men have been handed a tough draw in the Olympic Games group stages, facing four current world level title holders in Pool B for Rio 2016.