International

Logue names U-18 squad for Europeans

Logue names U-18 squad for Europeans

May 25, 2009 | 338 views | Leave a comment

Irish U-18 coach Mary Logue announced her 18-player panel to travel to Nivelles in Belgium for the European Youth Nations Championships 2009 in early July. Speaking about the squad, Logue said: “Following difficult decisions, given the quality of players in the training panel, I am very pleased to announce the squad of 18. “The commitment […]

Magee and Clarke honoured by their peers

Magee and Clarke honoured by their peers

May 25, 2009 | 323 views | Leave a comment

Eugene Magee and Emma Clarke received the top honours last Saturday night at the ESB Irish Hockey Awards as they were named the Player’s Player of the Year by their respective international team-mates. Leinster players won the rest of the individual awards with Rovers’ pairing Neil Lyons and Kyle Good taking the men’s Senior Club […]

Gregg named in England JWC squad

Gregg named in England JWC squad

May 11, 2009 | 501 views | Leave a comment

Former Lisnagarvey player of the year Chris Gregg (pictured) looks set to appear at the Junior World Cup as he was this week named in the 18-man English squad to travel to Malaysia in June. The 20-year-old, who competed for Ireland up until U-18 level, is one of eight Loughborough students to make the English […]

Ireland produce improved performance

Ireland produce improved performance

May 10, 2009 | 316 views | Leave a comment

Gene Muller was left with much more to build on after the second of Ireland’s two-match series with Germany in Nurnberg. His side lost 4-2 but he was happier with the outcome, saying afterwards: “I am very pleased with our play today. We played with real conviction and it showed on the pitch. The German’s […]

Irish U-18s share honours with Scotland

Irish U-18s share honours with Scotland

May 10, 2009 | 361 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18 girls produced an incredible reversal of form to turn a 2-0 defeat on Friday into a 6-0 win over Scotland to share the two-match series with a win apiece. In the first game, Scotland, who will be aiming for promotion to division one of European competition in July, scored twice in a five […]

Ireland get measure of Euro challenge

Ireland get measure of Euro challenge

May 10, 2009 | 283 views | Leave a comment

Gene Muller’s Irish women’s team got a marker of what to expect from Germany ahead of their EuroHockey Nations Championships meeting in the group stages next August. Ireland fell to a 3-0 loss on Saturday to the Germans in Nurnberg as part of the country’s hockey federation’s centenary celebrations, a side they have been drawn […]

Cole to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Cole to be inducted into Hall of Fame

May 7, 2009 | 420 views | Leave a comment

Former Avoca and Trinity player Johnny Cole (pictured with the Dublin University side that won the Mauritius and Avoca cups in 1977) has been included among a group of four to be inducted into the Hall of Fame by the IHA at the ESB Hockey Awards to be held later his month. As one of […]

FIH announce Champions Challenge II schedule

FIH announce Champions Challenge II schedule

May 6, 2009 | 309 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 […]

ESB Irish Hockey Awards nominees released

ESB Irish Hockey Awards nominees released

April 29, 2009 | 407 views | Leave a comment

The nominees for the ESB Irish Hockey Awards were released this morning in 11 of the 13 categories up for decision. The winners will be announced at the award’s night, set to take place at the Burlington Hotel on May 23, to be hosted by Adrian Davis with former Irish rugby international and British and […]

Pembroke hit Cookstown for six

Pembroke hit Cookstown for six

April 26, 2009 | 2,253 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke Wanderers 6 (Gordon Elliott 2, Maurice Elliott, Paddy Conlon, Justin Sherriff, Alan Sothern) Cookstown 0 Pembroke produced the most comprehensive victory in the open era of the Irish Senior Cup as they mauled Ulster champions Cookstown 6-0 at Belfield yesterday, taking the opportunity to let their hockey do the talking after a week of […]

UCD stun Pegasus in Irish Senior Cup showdown

UCD stun Pegasus in Irish Senior Cup showdown

April 26, 2009 | 709 views | Leave a comment

UCD 4 (Roisin Flinn 2, Holly Jenkinson, Rosie Carrigan) Pegasus 1 (Grace Irwin)UCD produced the most astonishing performance in recent Irish Senior Cup history as they dominated the competition’s undoubted kingpins, Pegasus, winning 4-1 at Belfield to take their first national title in 58 years. Struggling to break the top five in Leinster competition, the […]

Gray day for Pembroke as C of I shine

Gray day for Pembroke as C of I shine

April 25, 2009 | 453 views | Leave a comment

IJC Final: Cork C of I 5 (Andy Gray 3, Mark Holmes, Trevor Dunne) Pembroke 1 (Maurice Elliott) Cork C of I ended a 16-year hiatus to comprehensively take the Irish Junior Cup out of Pembroke’s hands with an emphatic 5-1 win at Belfield this afternoon. Their mixture of youth and experience was used to dynamic […]

UCD hope to bridge 58 gap

UCD hope to bridge 58 gap

April 24, 2009 | 372 views | Leave a comment

UCD go into the ESB Irish Senior Cup final aiming to pull off one of the biggest upsets in the competition’s history as they look to emulate the class of 1951. The task, though, is little different than most other rounds in the competition for the students as their defensive solidity has seen them negotiate […]

Ray O'Connor retires after glittering 25 years

Ray O'Connor retires after glittering 25 years

April 17, 2009 | 623 views | Leave a comment

His name may not appear in “Faster, Higher, Stronger” but Ray O’Connor can be regarded as one of Ireland’s most accomplished Olympic representatives. The umpire retires his whistle following Saturday’s meeting of Monkstown and Pembroke after 25 glittering years of umpiring which have seen Ray twice take charge of two Olympic finals – in Atlanta […]

English in for Interprovincials

English in for Interprovincials

April 17, 2009 | 373 views | Comments (7)

The delayed U-21 interprovincial series gets into gear this weekend at Grange Road with Niall Denham’s Leinster men’s side showing one change to the initial panel. Railway Union’s Mark English comes into the panel in place of the injured Brian Doherty for the tournament which has been reduced to a one-day, blitz style competition with […]

Women's International: Ireland 0 England 1

Women's International: Ireland 0 England 1

April 10, 2009 | 340 views | Leave a comment

Ireland produced an encouraging performance at Belfield today but could not get the final touch to get a result against England, ultimately falling 1-0. In the very first minute, Cathy McKean went close, picking up Bridget Cleland’s long ball, and ultimately winning the first corner of the game. She was awarded a second soon after […]

Ireland A end with 10-goal draw

Ireland A end with 10-goal draw

April 10, 2009 | 453 views | Leave a comment

Ireland A ended their three game series with a lively 5-5 draw against Belgium at the first international fixture to take place on the new Alexandra College water-based pitch on Thursday afternoon. Belgium went 2-0 up before Bruce McCandless set up a great move with Peter Caruth, the Annadale man finishing off the chance. Shortly […]

Mixed results for Irish against Belgium

Mixed results for Irish against Belgium

April 7, 2009 | 322 views | Comments (10)

In the first set of international games against Belgium this week, as the U-16 girls won while the men’s A side and boy’s U-16s lost out. The U-16 girls took little time to get up and running in their game, Lucy McKee netting inside three minutes. Belgium levelled from a corner to make it 1-1 […]

This week's international schedule

This week's international schedule

April 6, 2009 | 288 views | Leave a comment

This week sees eleven international matches taking place around Dublin. Here’s the full rundown on the week’s hockey: Tuesday: U-16 boys vs Belgium, 2pm, Belfield; U-16 girls vs Belgium, 4pm, Belfield; Ireland A (men) vs Belgium, 6pm, Belfield Wednesday: U-16 boys vs Belgium, 2pm, Belfield; Ireland A (men) vs Belgium, 3pm, Serpentine Avenue; U-16 girls […]

Revington announces Irish squad changes

Revington announces Irish squad changes

April 6, 2009 | 358 views | Leave a comment

After three months of scouring the country for talent, Paul Revington announced a number of changes to the current Irish men’s senior squads. Gareth Watkins and Peter Caruth have been added to the central panel on the basis of performances at interprovincial level and run outs against France in the recent international series. He also […]