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Men's IHL preview – Round Three

Men's IHL preview – Round Three

January 30, 2009 | 317 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 | 477 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 | 615 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 | 330 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 | 474 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 | 349 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 | 367 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 | 305 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 | 324 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 […]

Ireland A 2 Canada 0

Ireland A 2 Canada 0

January 12, 2009 | 310 views | Leave a comment

Ireland A scored a convincing 2-0 victory over Canada at Belfield to get their five-game series off to the best possible start. Both strikes came in the first half, the opener a well worked short-corner move which saw the ball worked back to injector Roisin Flinn – and captain for the day, having recently returned […]

Men's Division One preview

Men's Division One preview

January 8, 2009 | 282 views | Leave a comment

Division One returns after a short winter break with a series of matches which could prove pivotal in the final reckoning with Glenanne-Corinthian and Fingal-Monkstown potential crackers. Neville Cup winners Glenanne have a full bill of health bar Richie Shaw’s niggle but come up against a Corinthian side that caused them all manner of problems […]

FIH to introduce 'self-pass' rule

FIH to introduce 'self-pass' rule

January 8, 2009 | 360 views | Leave a comment

As predicted by Irish High Performance Director Dave Passmore two months ago (in an article written for Monkstown’s IHL programme), the FIH will introduce the “self-pass” rule on an experimental basis on May 1, 2009 for international hockey. The FIH Executive Board agreed the introduction of the rule, which has been in place in the […]

Pembroke at full-strength for Inst clash

Pembroke at full-strength for Inst clash

January 8, 2009 | 266 views | Leave a comment

Shawsbridge – or indeed Queens – could be in for a cracker this Sunday as Pembroke and Instonians name strong squads for they attempt to get their second IHL match played at the third attempt. Justin Sherriff will be much closer to full fitness after making his long-awaited comeback from injury in the weeks before […]

Neville Cup final: Glenanne 3 YMCA 1

Neville Cup final: Glenanne 3 YMCA 1

December 27, 2008 | 313 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne survived being reduced to nine-men to claim their eighth Neville Cup success, beating YMCA 3-1 at Serpentine Avenue thanks to late goals from Shane O’Donoghue and Joe Brennan. The Glens held the majority of possession throughout but took their time before killing off the Sandymount side – which was in search of a first […]

Neville Cup final Preview

Neville Cup final Preview

December 23, 2008 | 335 views | Leave a comment

For many of YMCA’s young squad, this weekend’s Neville Cup final will be their first senior final but their management team brings a decent amount of pedigree to the table. Coach Trevor Dagg and manager Stewart Taylor took the field in their last cup final, beating Three Rock in the annual St Stephen’s Day clash […]

Jacqui Potter Cup: Round Three results

Jacqui Potter Cup: Round Three results

December 22, 2008 | 638 views | Leave a comment

Trinity 0 Hermes 5 (Chloe Watkins 2, Linda Caulfield 2, Anna O’Flanagan) In a repeat of last year’s final, Hermes took a little while to break down Trinity’s defences – with former Hermes junior member Jessica Elliott pulling off a couple of fine saves – before pulling away. Chloe Watkins (pictured, left) scored from the […]

Men's Weekend Preview

Men's Weekend Preview

December 19, 2008 | 284 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock face a huge test of their mettle this Saturday as Pembroke travel up the mountain looking to reproduce the 4-1 result of October 2007. At that stage in the season, Pembroke looked unstoppable as they peaked early in the season due to the EHL but dropped a few points to draws as the […]

Muller names squads for Canada series

Muller names squads for Canada series

December 18, 2008 | 394 views | Leave a comment

Gene Muller has named 31 players to play in the five game series with Canada in January in two A internationals and three fully capped games with the world number 20-side. The last time Ireland faced the Canucks was last May at the Olympic Qualifiers in Victoria where the Irish secured two wins, 2-0 and […]

Irish Hockey Trophy and Challenge Results

Irish Hockey Trophy and Challenge Results

December 13, 2008 | 311 views | Leave a comment

With a large section of the draw ruled out due to concerns over the weather, there was only a few results in the Irish Hockey Trophy and Irish Hockey Challenge. The only Leinster team in action, Muckross bowed out at the last 16 stage of the Trophy. In the same competition, the Ulster Elks – […]

Women's IHL: Round Two refixes

Women's IHL: Round Two refixes

December 12, 2008 | 273 views | Leave a comment

Loreto v Pegasus, 3pm, Loreto Beaufort (Catriona Hassey, Gail Taylor) Billed as one of the ties last time out, this fixture now has added zest after Railway’s bonus point win over Randalstown in the race for Pool A qualification. A win for either side will see them top the group with the Park Avenue side […]