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Ireland U-18 squad announced for Belgium series

Ireland U-18 squad announced for Belgium series

March 25, 2009 | 271 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 | 224 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 | 316 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 | 293 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 | 284 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 | 323 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 | 266 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 | 398 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 […]

Corinthian celebrate 75th anniversary in style

Corinthian celebrate 75th anniversary in style

March 18, 2009 | 313 views | Leave a comment

Corinthian 3 (Brian Doherty, Andrew Cronje, Rowland Rixon-Fuller) Pembroke 2 (Alan Sothern 2) after silver goal extra-timeRowland Rixon-Fuller’s silver goal meant Corinthian will celebrate the club’s 75th anniversary in style, as they beat Pembroke 3-2 at Grange Road yesterday to claim the Leinster Senior Mills Cup. The Zimbabwean tapped in from close-in, rounding off one […]

Three Rock claim U-16 crown

Three Rock claim U-16 crown

March 17, 2009 | 278 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers 3 (Ross Canning 2, Shane Madeley) Railway Union 2 (Jeffrey Spillane, Kevin Wong) Two famous names graced Grange Road in the day’s curtain-raiser as the next generation of Cannings and Madeleys combined to deny Railway Union’s late surge which put them on the brink of a famous comeback. Ross Canning, son of […]

Women’s Interpros: Day Three

Women’s Interpros: Day Three

March 15, 2009 | 397 views | Leave a comment

Ulster produced a lively performance against Connacht in the day’s early game to pile the pressure onto Leinster in the final game of the Interpros. Their 7-2 victory – earmarked by Shirley McCay’s hat-trick – meant Leinster needed to win by at least three clear goals against Munster and end the northern province’s three year […]

Stewart backs Leinster to excite

Stewart backs Leinster to excite

March 13, 2009 | 438 views | Comments (2)

Leinster co-coach Colin Stewart has backed his side – with whom he shares the coaching role with Noel Keogh – to produce some fireworks at the interpos this weekend in Cork. Speaking to the Hook this week, he said “it’s probably the most attacking squad I’ve seen in Irish interprovincial hockey. We played on Tuesday […]

Women's Division One: UCD 1 Bray 1

Women's Division One: UCD 1 Bray 1

March 9, 2009 | 298 views | Leave a comment

UCD 1 (Roisin Flinn) Bray 1 (Cheryl O’Toole) UCD’s campaign to requalify for the 2009/10 IHL took a slight dent at Belfield tonight as Bray held firm to pick up their fourth point in three days. Both goals came inside the first quarter of the game with Roisin Flinn’s scrappy effort opening the scoring. Cheryl […]

Watkins called up by Revington

Watkins called up by Revington

March 9, 2009 | 280 views | Leave a comment

After a busy couple of weeks traversing the country to take in a host of club matches, Paul Revington announced today what can be seen as his first autonomous international squad selection. He named 21 players for a two match series with France to be played at Serpentine Avenue with Monkstown’s Gareth Watkins (pictured) a […]

Just five remain for Leinster women

Just five remain for Leinster women

March 8, 2009 | 494 views | Leave a comment

Only five names from 2008’s Leinster women’s roster stay in the set-up for this weekend’s Interprovincial tournament in Cork as coach Rudi Woortman draws largely on the form of Railway Union and Loreto. Six players from the Beaufort club and five from Railway are included in the line-up which sees only Linda O’Neill, Jean McDonnell, […]

Leinster senior squad named

Leinster senior squad named

March 8, 2009 | 414 views | Leave a comment

The 18-player Leinster side named this morning by the team’s brain-trust of Noel Keogh, Colin Stewart, Arul Anthoni and Ronan Walsh shows nine changes from the interpro winning side of 2008. Monkstown’s Dave Fitzgerald and Corinthian’s Chris Pelow are the two debutants, the former coming in ahead of Steven Doran, who himself was a late […]

Men's IHL: Round Four results

Men's IHL: Round Four results

March 8, 2009 | 318 views | Leave a comment

POOL ACookstown 2 (Tim Smyth, David Best) Cork Harlequins 2 (Colin Ross, Eddie Dore)Cookstown picked up their third successive draw in Pool A but will be disappointed to have dropped points against already eliminated Cork Harlequins who went into the game shy John and Dan Hobbs and Mark Black. Harlequins hit the front first when […]

Women's IHL: Round Four results

Women's IHL: Round Four results

March 8, 2009 | 563 views | Comments (11)

POOL ARandalstown (Vanessa Surgeneor, Rebecca Dallas) Loreto 5 (Lizzie Colvin, Nikki Keegan, Cathy McKean, Ali Meeke, Zara Delaney) Loreto all but qualified for the finals weekend of the IHL with their third bonus point win and have obtained 14 out of a possible 15 so far. The only way they can be eliminated is now […]

Men's IHL preview: Round Four

Men's IHL preview: Round Four

March 6, 2009 | 332 views | Comments (11)

When Pembroke and Glenanne were drawn together in the same IHL group last May, it was immediately the tie Leinster hockey fans were drawn to. The past ten years has seen unmatched rivalry on the local circuit and they now get to transfer it to a higher place. The Glens have been the form side […]

Minor Schoolboy final: St Andrew's 3 Wesley College 2 aet

Minor Schoolboy final: St Andrew's 3 Wesley College 2 aet

March 4, 2009 | 369 views | Leave a comment

St Andrew’s 3 (Lee Cole 2, Ben Campbell) Wesley College 2 (Jonathon Roberts, Alan Oglesby) after extra-time St Andrew’s picked up their third Minor title with a thrilling extra-time win over reigning champions Wesley College at Grange Road thanks to Ben Campbell’s fortuitous strike with three minutes to go of time added on. Campbell had […]