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Women's Celtic Cup: Ireland 3 France 1

Women's Celtic Cup: Ireland 3 France 1

July 4, 2008 | 89 views | Leave a comment

Gene Muller’s experimental Irish line-up pointed to a bright future as he handed debuts to four players as Ireland shook off the Setanta Trophy difficulties to win 3-1 against France at a sodden Garryduff. Hermes Emma Gray started between the posts while Megan Frazer, Lizzie Colvin and Michelle Harvey all appeared off the bench to […]

DUP member calls for Northern Irish team

DUP member calls for Northern Irish team

June 30, 2008 | 231 views | Comments (16)

DUP Assembly Member Alastair Ross MLA has said that athletes in Northern Ireland should not be prevented from representing Great Britain at the Olympic Games, and said that hockey players in particular are put in a very difficult position as they must choose to play for either GB or the Irish team. Commenting Mr Ross […]

Junior Celtic Cup round-up

Junior Celtic Cup round-up

June 30, 2008 | 85 views | Leave a comment

Thanks to Alan Good for the information. Also, check out the Irish Examiner for what is definitely the best coverage in the national newspapers on Irish international hockey. Ireland’s U-21s went unbeaten in both the men’s and women’s Junior Celtic Cups but failed to come home with any silverware as both sides drew with hosts […]

Piccioli moves to Three Rock

Piccioli moves to Three Rock

June 30, 2008 | 127 views | Leave a comment

Former Venezualan international Lucas Piccioli has made the short journey across Marlay Park to join Three Rock Rovers from Corinthian for the 2008/09 season. Piccioli, who also works for the IHA as the Eastern RDO, joins the club as a player coach and work with head-coach Turloch O’Siochain as the club looks to build ahead […]

WorldHockey available on You Tube

WorldHockey available on You Tube

June 30, 2008 | 78 views | Leave a comment

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) launches its You Tube service www.youtube.com/WorldHockey. Viewers can watch full length coverage of all matches of the WorldHockey Champions Trophy, currently taking place in Rotterdam . FIH’s You Tube site complements its live, free of charge streaming on http://www.worldhockey.tv/. Following the Champions Trophy additional FIH content will be available on […]

FIH to stream Champions Trophy Online for Free

FIH to stream Champions Trophy Online for Free

June 13, 2008 | 87 views | Leave a comment

Loving the hockey on Setanta from the past couple of weeks? Well, this Sunday doesn’t have to be the end of your hockey viewing The WorldHockey Champions Trophy, taking place in Rotterdam from June 21-29, will be streamed online by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). Starting with the opening match between Australia and Korea at […]

Setanta Sports Trophy

Setanta Sports Trophy

June 11, 2008 | 91 views | Leave a comment

This week’s Setanta Sports Trophy gives Irish coaches Dave Passmore and Gene Muller the perfect opportunity to reassess their squads after two unsuccessful attempts at Olympic qualification. Both teams will face top international competition at Belfield this week, receiving visiting teams all with a ticket booked for the Games in August. The men will face […]

Sothern replaces Gleghorne in Setanta squad

Sothern replaces Gleghorne in Setanta squad

June 10, 2008 | 63 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke’s Alan Sothern has come into Ireland’s Setanta Sports Trophy side in place of the recently elected co-captain Mark Gleghorne who withdrew from the tournament for personal reasons. Sothern ended the Leinster senior league as top scorer and previously earned one international cap, coming through the Ireland ‘A’ system.

Spain threatened with Olympic expulsion

Spain threatened with Olympic expulsion

June 6, 2008 | 76 views | Leave a comment

Spain’s women’s hockey team could be banned from the Olympics after two squad members gave positive drugs tests at a qualifying tournament. The players must now plead their cases to an International Hockey Federation commission before the end of June. According to FIH rules, if more than one member of a team tests positive, the […]

Passmore names squad

Passmore names squad

June 5, 2008 | 68 views | Leave a comment

It’s all change in David Passmore’s squad as Ireland begin a new cycle in their development following thier third place finish in the OQT. As the side now turns it’s eyes to the 2009 Europeans, Passmore has to plan without the services of a quartet of experienced internationals – Mark Irwin, Jason Black, Andy Barbour […]

IHA Awards Night

IHA Awards Night

June 1, 2008 | 245 views | Leave a comment

Ulster’s Claire McMahon and Patrick Brown, last night took the highest individual awards in Irish Hockey for their performance and contribution at an impressive ESB Irish Hockey Awards ceremony hosted by legendary broadcaster Micheal O Muircheartaigh. Ex-International and Pegasus marksman, Claire McMahon, was declared the ESB Women’s Player of the Year for her consistently strong […]

Olympic schedule announced

Olympic schedule announced

May 29, 2008 | 87 views | Leave a comment

The Olympic Games Committee and the International Hockey Federation (FIH) released the match schedule for the hockey tournament of the 2008 Olympic Games today. The first day of competition will be Sunday 10 August 2008 when the 12 women’s participating teams will enter the pitch in Beijing, China. Japan and New Zealand have the honour […]

Clare Parkhill retires

Clare Parkhill retires

May 27, 2008 | 160 views | Leave a comment

Irish defender, Clare Parkhill, 27, today announced her retirement from the international hockey scene after earning a total of 70 senior caps in just a three year period. Parkhill’s decision comes shortly after Ireland’s return from the Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Parkhill wore the green jersey for the first time against Korea in 2005 and since […]

Women's Championships final: Hermes 1 Loreto 0 (after golden goal)

Women's Championships final: Hermes 1 Loreto 0 (after golden goal)

May 25, 2008 | 263 views | Leave a comment

Aoife Harte’s golden-goal beauty saw Hermes reclaim the All-Ireland Club Championships, winning back the trophy they won two years ago. It was a sublime effort, set up by 16 year-old Chloe Watkins whose slide-rule path found the onrushing midfielder at the top of the D. Harte’s initial effort was blocked by Rachel Keegan’s foot but […]

Club Champs semi-final: Hermes 3 Pegasus 2 (after golden goal)

Club Champs semi-final: Hermes 3 Pegasus 2 (after golden goal)

May 24, 2008 | 92 views | Leave a comment

A delightful deflection in the sixth minute of extra from Nicola Evans saw Hermes shock Pegasus and set up an all Leinster final. Their young legs held out the best as they took the first and only chance of golden-goal extra-time as the excellent Anna O’Flanagan slid the ball through to Evans. Through one on […]

UCD start playoffs in style

UCD start playoffs in style

May 23, 2008 | 80 views | Leave a comment

UCD got their All-Ireland league bid off to a good start as they beat Galway 4-0 in the opening match at the National Hockey Stadium. Irish international Lisa Jacob opened the scoring before a goal from Christine Quinlan and a brace from Rachel Burke completed the scoring. Belfast Harlequins won their encounter with UCC 1-0, […]

Women's Club Championship Finals preview

Women's Club Championship Finals preview

May 22, 2008 | 91 views | Leave a comment

The Leinster trio will have their work cut out if they want to take the top honours at this weekend’s All-ireland Club Championship finals in UCD. Pegasus are the obvious favourites for the competition starting with a semi-final against Hermes. The battle sees two sides at opposite ends of the spectrum. Pegasus are inundated with […]

Club Championships: Day Three

Club Championships: Day Three

May 18, 2008 | 210 views | Leave a comment

As in the men’s All-Ireland Club Championships, three Leinster sides made it through to the semi-final stages as Loreto, Railway Union and Hermes progressed at Lisnagarvey. Reigning champions Pegasus, though, would appear favourites as they showed their class with a comprehensive win over Railway (3-0) as well as getting by Armagh after coming from a […]

Club Championships: Day One

Club Championships: Day One

May 17, 2008 | 76 views | Leave a comment

PEGASUS showed their title credentials as they recovered from a 2-0 deficit against Ulster rivals Armagh in the All-Ireland Club Championships in Lisnagarvey, to win 3-2. Armagh led through two goals from Emma Patterson but holders Pegasus recovered with the international experience of Arlene Boyles, Claire McMahon and Suzanne Beaney completing a remarkable comeback. Elsewhere, […]

Irwin announces his retirement

Irwin announces his retirement

May 14, 2008 | 86 views | Leave a comment

After 130 caps and 36 goals, Mark Irwin has become the fourth retirement from the Irish hockey set-up since the Olympic qulaifiers. The 31 year-old Instonians striker calls it a day along with Andy Barbour, Jason Black and Paddy Brown as Ireland have a year and a half away from major competition. Irwin explains his […]