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Men's Division One preview

Men's Division One preview

January 8, 2009 | 183 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 | 271 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 | 187 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 | 222 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 | 233 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 | 403 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 | 190 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 | 279 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 | 213 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 | 185 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 […]

Men's IHL: Round Two refixes

Men's IHL: Round Two refixes

December 12, 2008 | 217 views | Leave a comment

All on Sunday Cookstown v Annadale, 2.30pm, Coolnafranky (Colin Hutchinson, Kieran Bolger)The most contorversial of the refixes, Annadale will hope to recreate the form that saw them lead 4-1 in the third quarter and on course for a bonus point. Cookstown are without Thomas Hutchinson with a broken finger as well as Stuart Smyth. Keith […]

Muckross and Alex contest league final

Muckross and Alex contest league final

December 12, 2008 | 170 views | Leave a comment

Holders Muckross Park will face Alexandra College this afternoon in the Leinster Premier League final at 2.30pm in Grange Road. Muckross – coached by Irish international Joe Brennan – made it into the final with a dramatic 3-1 win over Mount Sackville, needing extra-time to overcome a talented side led by Leinster U-18 captain Orla […]

Ireland’s Call for over 40s

Ireland’s Call for over 40s

December 8, 2008 | 197 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s veterans are on the lookout for players after they received an invitation to take part in the 2009 International Masters Hockey Tournament in Hong Kong next October. In recent years, the squad has been mainly Ulster based though the likes of Liam Canning, Ger Burns and Frank Byrne have joined the squad in recent […]

Revington names first squad

Revington names first squad

December 8, 2008 | 242 views | Leave a comment

Paul Revington today named his first 26-man Irish panel in the wake of the Scotland series and 20 days before he takes office officially. He said of his selection: “I am pleased to announce a very well balanced Irish men’s hockey squad moving into 2009. It contains a healthy mix of youth and experience, experienced […]

Women's Division One: Old Alex 2 UCD 1

Women's Division One: Old Alex 2 UCD 1

November 30, 2008 | 265 views | Leave a comment

Old Alex 2 (Jan Ovington 2) UCD 1 (Lisa Jacob) Old Alex enjoyed a double boost this afternoon as they jumped from seventh up to second with a 2-1 win over UCD. Jan Ovington (pictured, left) scored twice from corners with Lisa Jacob responding for UCD. The club also saw the arrival of South African […]

Logue names U-18 panel

Logue names U-18 panel

November 28, 2008 | 311 views | Leave a comment

Nine Leinster players have been included in Mary Logue’s initial Irish U-18 panel of 33 as the preparations begin for next summer’s U-18 Eurohockey Nations tournament in Belgium. Five Hermes’ players are included while Loreto’s Ali Meeke and Hannah Matthews – who missed the recent interpros through injury – also get the nod. Leinster captain […]

IHL Women's Preview

IHL Women's Preview

November 28, 2008 | 454 views | Leave a comment

Group ASaturdayBelfast Harlequins vs Cork C of I, 2.30 Deramore Park, (Umpires: Gail Taylor, Jennifer Drewitt)CI’s 1-0 win over Randalstown in week one of the IHL should give them confidence against what has been an inconsistent, youthful Belfast Harlequins this term. Mel Ryan scored the winner at the Cork-side missed a host of chances against […]

IHL Men's Preview

IHL Men's Preview

November 28, 2008 | 265 views | Leave a comment

Group A (All Saturday) Cookstown vs Annadale, 6pm, Coolnafranky (Umpires: Kieran Bolger, Colin Hutchinson)The battle of Ulster’s top two in Tyrone could prove one of the pivotal ties in what, already, looks to be the tighter of the two groups. Cookstown will miss former international Andy Babrbour but their young charges are bouyed by another […]

Meet the new guy

Meet the new guy

November 26, 2008 | 213 views | Leave a comment

For such a marquee appointment, Paul Revington’s first meeting with the Irish press proved quite a low key affair as the South African comes across as the poster boy for understated confidence. During a half hour media briefing before Ireland’s first of three wins over Scotland last weekend, the new boss showed little fear of […]

Jacqui Potter Cup: Round Two results

Jacqui Potter Cup: Round Two results

November 24, 2008 | 257 views | Leave a comment

The Jacqui Potter cup showed the difference in class between in division one and two as all seven ties went the way of the premier sides. Trinity were the big winners with a confidence boosting 6-0 win, dismissing what could have been a tricky tie against Genesis, unbeaten in division two thus far. The students […]