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Mixed results for Irish against Belgium

Mixed results for Irish against Belgium

April 7, 2009 | 215 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 | 198 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 | 248 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 […]

Men's Division One: Kilkenny 2 Pembroke 6

Men's Division One: Kilkenny 2 Pembroke 6

April 5, 2009 | 250 views | Leave a comment

Kilkenny 2 (Tom Manning, Peter Yeates) Pembroke 6 (Gordon Elliott 2, Alan Sothern 3, Ronan Gormley) Pembroke moved a step closer to reclaiming the Leinster title while Kilkenny moved a step closer to relegation at Kilkenny College this afternoon. Irish internationals past and present got the goals for Pembroke with Gordy Elliott getting a brace, […]

Dillon pledges allegiance to Azerbaijan

Dillon pledges allegiance to Azerbaijan

April 1, 2009 | 227 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union defender Kate Dillon has taken the remarkable step of declaring allegiance to European Hockey Rivals Azerbaijan, it was revealed last night. In a remarkable move, Dillon is now being considered for the European Nations Squad after it emerged that she has an Azerbaijani grandmother. The former soviet bloc country famously brought in four […]

Railway Union win first ever division one crown

Railway Union win first ever division one crown

March 30, 2009 | 219 views | Leave a comment

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p1qBUhsaJI&hl=en&fs=1] Railway Union 2 (Kate Dillon, Emma Smyth) UCD 1 (Lisa Jacob)Railway Union claimed their first ever women’s Leinster Senior League final in over 100 years of hockey as they got the three points they needed at Park Avenue. Victory was sealed, perhaps in the most fitting manner, by Emma Smyth’s reverse-stick thunderbolt. One of […]

YMCA take inaugural IHC: Irish Hockey finals

YMCA take inaugural IHC: Irish Hockey finals

March 29, 2009 | 269 views | Leave a comment

YMCA were Leinster’s big winners from the four Irish Hockey finals taking place at Belfield this weekend, winning their first ever national title in dramatic style. They ousted Fermoy in the weekend’s opening fixture – the ESB Irish Hockey Challenge – on penalty strokes, Aimee Powderly netting the crucial flick in a 2-1 win. Early […]

Seven national cup final places on offer

Seven national cup final places on offer

March 27, 2009 | 249 views | Leave a comment

A busy weekend of Irish Senior and Junior Cup action as the glut of refixes, primarily due to the weather sees seven final places up for grabs. In the ESB senior, UCD’s hosting of the Ulster Elks is particularly eye-catching as the two sets of students lock horns. Both bring a pair of Irish internationals […]

Mullingar and YMCA ready to rumble

Mullingar and YMCA ready to rumble

March 27, 2009 | 316 views | Leave a comment

This weekend sees the first national club titles handed out as the inaugural Irish Hockey Trophy and Challenge competitions come to the final stage. Saturday sees the major Leinster interest with YMCA ladies and the men from Mullingar gunning for their first national titles. Mullingar are looking to make it a 25th anniversary to remember […]

B schoolboy and Meath and District League finals

B schoolboy and Meath and District League finals

March 27, 2009 | 387 views | Leave a comment

There is still plenty of school’s action to take in if you find yourself free next Wednesday afternoon as many of the schoolboy’s ‘B’ and schoolgirl’s Meath and District finals reach their final stages. The senior B title has already been decided with Dundalk Grammar – inspired by school’s international Andrew Shekleton (pictured) – taking […]

Men's International: Ireland 0 France 1

Men's International: Ireland 0 France 1

March 25, 2009 | 225 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 0 France 1 (Mathieu Durchon) After the heights of Tuesday night, the comedown was fast and sudden as Ireland’s second test with France was an uninspiring affair, illuminated only in the 60th minute by Mathieu Durchon’s sweet volley. Understandably, Revington took the chance to shuffle his pack and see what options are available to […]

Ireland A fall to two losses

Ireland A fall to two losses

March 25, 2009 | 177 views | Leave a comment

Ireland A put in two decent performances but, ultimately fell to defeat at the hands of the mighty Germans twice, unable to repeat the excellent draw in their first game. Anna O’Flanagan gave her full international hopes no harm in scoring a goal in the 2-1 and 4-1 defeats – the latter strike equalising early […]

Ireland U-18 squad announced for Belgium series

Ireland U-18 squad announced for Belgium series

March 25, 2009 | 207 views | Leave a comment

A 19-strong panel has been announced for the Irish u-18 squad ahead of their trip to Nivelles, Belgium on April 15 to 17 as their preparations for the summer’s European competition continues. Three Rock pair Stephen West and Kyle Good were not considered due to their potential involvement with Three Rock in the EHL while […]

Women's A International: Germany 1 Ireland 1

Women's A International: Germany 1 Ireland 1

March 25, 2009 | 170 views | Leave a comment

In a two-part saga, Ireland picked up a creditable draw against Germany over the past two days. Michelle Harvey gave Ireland the lead from the stroke-spot before Germany equalised ten seconds before half-time. Driving sleet, though, caused the match’s completion to be delayed until Tuesday morning. The second half remained scoreless to leave the final […]

Men's International: Ireland 8 France 2

Men's International: Ireland 8 France 2

March 25, 2009 | 240 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 8 (Alan Sothern 3, Peter Caruth 2, Graham Shaw, Eugene Magee, Ronan Gormley) France 2 (Thomas Becuwe, Fredi Soyez) Paul Revington’s first match in charge got off to a lively start as the players endeavoured to show off their skills in front of the new man, warming up a wind-swept crowd at Serpentine Avenue. […]

Pembroke reach ISC final: Men's and women's results

Pembroke reach ISC final: Men's and women's results

March 22, 2009 | 235 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke repeated their All-Ireland Club Championships penalty stroke victory over Glenanne from the 2008 in a bizarre match at Serpentine Avenue to advance to the ISC final, adding yet another chapter to the intense rivalry between the teams. The sides cannot seem to produce a regular match and while the hockey, at times, may not […]

Women's Division One results

Women's Division One results

March 22, 2009 | 235 views | Leave a comment

Saturday: Loreto 2 (Nikki Keegan, Cathy McKean) Glenanne 0Loreto move to within a point of Railway to up the ante on the long-time league leaders going into the league’s closing stages. They did so with a hard-won three points against Glenanne at Beaufort with Nikki Keegan and Cathy McKean on target.Old Alex 2 (Aoife Budd, […]

Cookstown produce first-class performance

Cookstown produce first-class performance

March 21, 2009 | 270 views | Leave a comment

Cookstown HS 2 (Stephen Sloan, Stuart Smyth) St Andrew’s College 0An immaculate Cookstown performance at Grange Road saw the Tyrone side become the inaugural John Waring champions as they produced a complete performances to gain revenge over St Andrew’s. The Saints had dumped reigning champions Cookstown out of last October’s extended version of All-Ireland school’s […]

Ladies ISC and Division One preview

Ladies ISC and Division One preview

March 20, 2009 | 213 views | Leave a comment

Leinster’s three remaining ISC hopefuls all take to the road this Saturday with difficult ties in Ulster. Division One leaders Railway Union have to bounce back from the agony of cup defeat on penalties in jig-time, making the long trip up to Ballymoney. Such a fluid side at most times this year, Railway were held […]

Kate Russell and John Waring competitions set for lift-off

Kate Russell and John Waring competitions set for lift-off

March 18, 2009 | 347 views | Leave a comment

Following the completion of the provincial school’s finals, St Andrew’s boy’s and girl’s and Wesley’s boy’s teams take on the best school’s in Ireland at their respective so-called “Super Sixes” tournaments – the ESB Kate Russell and the recently inaugurated John Waring championships – at Grange Road. St Andrew’s qualified for the Kate Russell by […]