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Corinthian celebrate 75th anniversary in style

Corinthian celebrate 75th anniversary in style

March 18, 2009 | 260 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 | 212 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 | 305 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 | 344 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 | 243 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 | 225 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 | 414 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 | 329 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 | 250 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 | 501 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 | 264 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 | 311 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 […]

Pembroke and Corinthian advance to Mills Cup final

Pembroke and Corinthian advance to Mills Cup final

March 1, 2009 | 226 views | Leave a comment

Farcical scenes at Grange Road today as the Mills Cup semi-finals were delayed by an hour and a half as a mix-up in communications left supporters, players and umpires frustrated. It will remain the enduring memory of the day where hockey and it’s promotion was the big loser on the day. Pembroke and Monkstown had […]

Three Rock to host Lollipop day

Three Rock to host Lollipop day

February 27, 2009 | 219 views | Leave a comment

Aptly coinciding with Three Rock Rovers and Glenanne’s Irish Senior Cup, Grange Road will host a Lollipop Day on Saturday to raise funds for oesophageal cancer. Eight years ago, Anthony ‘Wishes’ O’Neill died eight years from this cancer and was a much loved member of both clubs. He was a stalwart between the posts for […]

Women's Irish Cup draws

Women's Irish Cup draws

February 23, 2009 | 229 views | Leave a comment

All three Leinster sides face trips up north, following the Irish Senior Cup draw this morning. Domestic pace-setters Railway face the longest trip as they travel up to Ballymoney, 4-0 conquerors of the last remaining Munster outfit, Cork C of I. Corinthian face second-tier side Ulster Elks but the Whitechurch team will go into the […]

Women's Division One: Back Matches

Women's Division One: Back Matches

February 23, 2009 | 223 views | Leave a comment

Hermes took full advantage of their lack of ISC commitments to take six more points to maintain their, albeit slim, chance at retaining the division one title. More significantly, they virtually got rid of any lingering possibility of missing out on an IHL place. They did it by first beating Bray – next week’s cup […]

Corinthian and Pembroke take semi-final places

Corinthian and Pembroke take semi-final places

February 22, 2009 | 232 views | Leave a comment

In a match reminiscent of Corinthian’s epic Mills Cup win in 2005, the reds survived a stunning quarter-final against Glenanne to advance to a semi-final date with YMCA. Never ahead in the game, they eventually prevailed after a marathon penalty stroke competition with Rowland Rixon-Fuller potting the vital goal to complete an incredible 8-7 tally […]

Women's ESB Irish Senior Cup preview

Women's ESB Irish Senior Cup preview

February 20, 2009 | 265 views | Leave a comment

Into the breach once more as the IHA pray for a mild weekend to avoid further disruptions to the Irish Senior Cup programmes. Three Leinster sides are guaranteed to go through to the last eight while three will definitely go out as Leinster sides all lock horns in their home province. The only cross-border tie […]

Men's Leinster league preview

Men's Leinster league preview

February 20, 2009 | 260 views | Leave a comment

With Irish Senior Cup taking centre-stage this weekend, only Monkstown and UCD are drawn into battle this Saturday with Gavin O’Halloran, Alastair Nolan and Ross Watkins facing their old club. The students have an injury concern over Rob Lynch while Karl Smith is away but, realistically, the main focus for UCD is likely to fall […]

Galway hope to find perfect blend for European Indoors

Galway hope to find perfect blend for European Indoors

February 17, 2009 | 422 views | Leave a comment

Galway’s ladies travel to Lousada, Portugal for this weekend’s European Indoor Club Champion’s Challenge with a squad which coach Richard Malone describes as “the ideal blend of youth and experience”. His squad will be led by former outdoor international Tara Browne – adding another chapter to an incredible career which saw her previously take on […]