International Tournament

FIH announce Champions Challenge II schedule

FIH announce Champions Challenge II schedule

May 6, 2009 | 215 views | Leave a comment

The FIH today released the match schedule for the Men’s Champions Challenge II, to be played in Dublin from July 6-12. Ireland will be in the showcase evening slot for their three group games against Chile, Japan and Poland on the Monday (7.45pm), Tuesday (8pm) and Thursday (7.45pm) respectively before going into the playoff series […]

Metchette ready for the Olympics

Metchette ready for the Olympics

August 8, 2008 | 256 views | Leave a comment

Despite Ireland missing out on an Olympic place, Ireland will be represented in Beijing in the hockey arena with umpire Carol Metchette and umpire’s manager Ray O’Connor both appointed to hockey’s showpiece event. O’Connor is one of three selected to manage the Men’s Hockey Umpires at the Beijing Olympics 2008 and will add to his […]

Boys win Under-18 tournament

Boys win Under-18 tournament

August 1, 2008 | 205 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18 boys took the top spot on the podium when they beat England in the final at the U18’s four nations tournament in Cardiff, 2-1. Both goals came from precision penalty corner work one from Dan Hobbs and the second from Peter McDonnell. It followed a comprehensive 3-1 win over Wales in the final […]

Jermyn and Lewers set for EuroHockey League finals

Jermyn and Lewers set for EuroHockey League finals

May 8, 2008 | 467 views | Leave a comment

Cork C of I’s John Jermyn, along with former Annadale player Iain Lewers, will be hoping to make history this weekend and become the first ever winners of the Euro Hockey League. The tournament, akin to football’s Champions League, is the pinnacle of world club hockey and, in its inaugural year has attracted the world’s […]

A rant about Umpiring

A rant about Umpiring

February 12, 2008 | 287 views | Leave a comment

A growing number of comments are being submitted about umpiring and so on. I’ve written before that I will not allow comments on this topic and so I think I should outline my reasons for this decision. Basically, as Leinster hockey as a whole, we are responsible for the vicious circle that exists around umpiring. […]