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IHA announce yet more refixes

IHA announce yet more refixes

February 11, 2009 | 219 views | Leave a comment

On an incredibly busy day for those responsible for the running of competitions in the IHA, the finalised dates (in addition to the mens’ ISC dates which can be seen here) for the IJC and a couple of amendments to the ESB Women’s Irish Senior Cup calendar have been released. The men’s IJC quarter-finals will […]

American indoor team seeks opposition.

American indoor team seeks opposition.

February 11, 2009 | 214 views | Leave a comment

A touring American women’s side – complete with a number of USA internationals – is looking for Leinster opposition (or indeed slightly further afield) to play an indoor challenge match, or series of matches on February 19, 20, 22 and 23. The visitors are hoping to use the games as practice ahead of national try-outs […]

Three Rock retain indoor league

Three Rock retain indoor league

February 8, 2009 | 231 views | Leave a comment

Lucas Piccioli’s incredible reverse-stick flick golden goal with just a minute remaining of extra-time retained the Indoor League for Three Rock Rovers, ending a classic decider with YMCA. The Venezuelan international thought he had won the game for Rovers with a golden goal three minutes earlier when he first-timed home Mitch Darling’s cross but the […]

Cold snap puts paid to majority of matches

Cold snap puts paid to majority of matches

February 7, 2009 | 6,842 views | Leave a comment

The February cold snap meant that just three of the 16 scheduled Irish Senior Cup matches took place today while Trinity and Bray’s Women’s division one tie was also off today. Garryduff saw the only men’s game with Pembroke getting the better of Cork C of I 2-1 thanks to goals from Maurice Elliott and […]

Hong Kong beckons for Irish Masters

Hong Kong beckons for Irish Masters

February 5, 2009 | 237 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s veterans look certain to accept an invitation to take part in the 2009 International Masters Hockey Tournament in Hong Kong next October. A squad has been put together since last December and with the hope to begin training in earnest in March. A get-together is planned at Lisnagarvey next month but, while the guts […]

Men's Irish Senior Cup preview

Men's Irish Senior Cup preview

February 5, 2009 | 246 views | Leave a comment

Few home comforts for Leinster sides this weekend in the men’s ISC as the league’s top three all hit the road. Pembroke’s is the biggest task, travelling to Garryduff to take on Cork C of I in one of three All-IHL clashes. In the stand-out fixture of the round, Pembroke’s quintet of internationals take on […]

Men's IHL: Glenanne 3 Instonians 0

Men's IHL: Glenanne 3 Instonians 0

February 2, 2009 | 213 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne v. Instonians IHL 1.2.2009 from JWay on Vimeo.Glenanne 3 (Stephen Butler 2, Shane O’Donoghue) Instonians 0Glenanne moved to a dominant position in Pool A of the Irish Hockey League with a slightly flattering 3-0 bonus point victory over Instonians in Glenanne Park today. Although they were deserved winners, some fine saves from Steven Doran […]

Last year's indoor finalists lead the way

Last year's indoor finalists lead the way

February 1, 2009 | 258 views | Leave a comment

Last year’s finalists, Monkstown and Three Rock Rovers, took the early initiative on the opening day of the indoor league, with 13 games producing nearly 120 goals at the National Basketball Arena. Rovers lead the way in Group One thanks to two impressive second half performances against Trinity and Glenanne. Other than that, they struggled […]

Men's IHL: Round Three, Saturday round-up

Men's IHL: Round Three, Saturday round-up

January 31, 2009 | 274 views | Leave a comment

Blakeney’s Goal vs. Garvey from Threerockroversones on Vimeo. Group ACookstown 0 Pembroke 0Pembroke and Cookstown shared the spoils after a scrappy nil-all at Coolnafranky. Ivan Steen missed the most gilt-edged chance, failing to convert a penalty stroke. Alan Sothern and Gordon Elliott had the better open play chances in the first quarter before the second […]

Women's IHL: Round Three, Saturday round-up

Women's IHL: Round Three, Saturday round-up

January 31, 2009 | 302 views | Leave a comment

Group ARailway Union 2 (Emer Lucey, Emma Smyth) Belfast Harlequins 0Two goals in seven, third quarter minutes moved Railway Union into second place in Group A, ahead of Pegasus, completing a 2-0 win over Belfast Harlequins. They had the best of the first half but found themselves foiled by Harlequins’ keeper Jenny Foster. Five minutes […]

Women's IHL: Round Three preview

Women's IHL: Round Three preview

January 30, 2009 | 398 views | Leave a comment

Group ACork C of I v Loreto (Saturday), 2pm, Garryduff)Loreto travel to Garryduff as the only Group A side with two wins and victory over fifth place CI would give them an excellent chance of advancing, though the final group stage against Railway could still prove key in April. Their Irish quintet jets off the […]

Men's IHL preview – Round Three

Men's IHL preview – Round Three

January 30, 2009 | 236 views | Leave a comment

Group 1Cork Harlequins v Annadale (Saturday), 1pm, Farmer’s CrossTwo sides without yet in the competition, the hosts prop up the table after a narrow reverse in Pembroke and a chastening turnover at home last time out against Glenanne. In recent weeks a number of top players returned to the fold, including the Lombard brothers Paul […]

Interpros to use ‘auto-pass’ rule

Interpros to use ‘auto-pass’ rule

January 29, 2009 | 358 views | Leave a comment

The IHA announced they will implement the ‘auto-pass’ rule for the senior interprovincials in March. It follows the recent announcement by the FIH that, from May, the ruling will be introduced for all international hockey. The Competitions Committee approved the recommendation which came from David Passmore, Gene Muller and Paul Revington following the successful integration […]

Jenny McDonough retires

Jenny McDonough retires

January 27, 2009 | 524 views | Leave a comment

Jenny McDonough became the second Irish player this week to retire from international hockey as she stepped down from Gene Muller’s squad today, following Mark Black’s announcement yesterday. In eight years with the national side, McDonough amassed 117 caps since her debut against England in 2001 under Riet Kuper. Speaking on her decision, the Belfast […]

Fight for indoor title gets underway

Fight for indoor title gets underway

January 27, 2009 | 250 views | Leave a comment

Indoor hockey returns this Sunday with a 13-game marathon at the National Basketball Arena with the chance to represent Ireland at the European Club Championships in 2010 the prize for the winning side. The group phases take place this weekend, February 1, as the race to pick up the Tony Byrne title begins in earnest […]

Mark Black retires from international scene

Mark Black retires from international scene

January 26, 2009 | 403 views | Leave a comment

*Words from Alan Good, click here to see the extended story Veteran Irish international midfielder Mark Black was today hailed as a role model to aspiring players after he announced his retirement from international hockey. The 29-year-old Cork Harlequins stalwart amassed 113 caps, scoring three times, in ten years in the green jersey, giving him […]

Women's Irish Senior Cup Preview

Women's Irish Senior Cup Preview

January 23, 2009 | 250 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union’s double trip to UCC looks the most attractive of the ties on the women’s side of the Irish Senior Cup with Mick McKinnon’s dashing side taking on Munster’s rising upstarts. The students, driven on by Irish internationals Julia O’Halloran and Hollie Moffett, have shaken a few feathers in Munster this term inflicting a […]

Women's Division One: Week Twelve results

Women's Division One: Week Twelve results

January 17, 2009 | 297 views | Leave a comment

Trinity 1 (Lucy Small) Loreto 2 (Ali Meeke, Eilis Smith)Trinity were left heartbroken as they were denied a point by a last gasp Eilis Smith goal for Loreto at Santry. The Beaufort side, already without four internationals, were shorn of Niamh Small too as she got a late call-up to the Irish Saturday squad for […]

Women's Division One Preview

Women's Division One Preview

January 15, 2009 | 215 views | Leave a comment

Such is the way Saturday’s fixtures pan out, the serious hockey fan could get to at least four games without much difficulty. The action begins out Santry direction where David Bane’s Trinity side will hope to take advantage at 10am of the quartet of Loreto players – Louisa Healy, Lizzie Colvin, Cathy McKean and Nikki […]

Springbok duo on board for Corinthian IHL charge

Springbok duo on board for Corinthian IHL charge

January 14, 2009 | 248 views | Comments (35)

Corinthian pulled off one of the most eye-catching pair of acquisitions before Christmas when South African international duo Andrew Cronje (left) and Darren Kimfley (right) joined for the remainder of the 2008/09 season. The pair join a rapidly expanding South African contingent in the club, and in Leinster hockey as a whole, which could yet […]