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IHA Announces Shortlist for ESB Irish Hockey Awards

IHA Announces Shortlist for ESB Irish Hockey Awards

April 29, 2008 | 193 views | Comments (9)

The Irish Hockey Association (IHA) has released the 44 nominees for the Irish Hockey Awards to be presented on May 31 at The Ballsbridge Court Hotel, Dublin Four nominees have been issued for the each of the eleven award categories, ranging from top international players, to coaches, umpires, volunteers and clubs. Tickets for the event […]

Fingal hoping for Wild card entry

Fingal hoping for Wild card entry

April 27, 2008 | 88 views | Leave a comment

Fingal’s wild card play-off tournament will take place this coming weekend. They play Instonians on Saturday at 2pm and then play Fingal on Sunday at 1.30pm in conjunction with the Club Championships qualification stage in Lisnagarvey. The key match will see them looking to get a result in the tournament opener against Inst, looking to […]

Glenanne gain promotion

Glenanne gain promotion

April 27, 2008 | 279 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne ladies gained promotion back to big time as they deservedly won a dramatic promotion/relegation match with Three Rock Ladies, 3-2 after extra-time. The Glens were on top for most of the first half but found themsleves behind when TRL scored against the run of play when pusher out Laura Binions knocked in a penalty […]

Irish Hockey Announce New Chief Executive Appointment

Irish Hockey Announce New Chief Executive Appointment

April 22, 2008 | 123 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Hockey Association have announced Angus Kirkland as the new Chief Executive of IHA as the search to replace Paul Varian has finally ended. In the role of CE, Mr Kirkland will be responsible for the implementation of the IHA’s 2008-2012 Strategic Plan. “Angus’ appointment is timely for a number of reasons. Firstly, it […]

Jason Black retires

Jason Black retires

April 21, 2008 | 203 views | Leave a comment

Cork Harlequins’ Jason Black has retired from international hockey after nine years with the senior squad. He made his against Switzerland and went on to win a further 122 caps. His decision to retire comes in the wake of Ireland missing out on an Olympic spot with the highlights of Black’s career include finishing 1st […]

Weekend action (apart from the ISC)

Weekend action (apart from the ISC)

April 17, 2008 | 78 views | Leave a comment

Away from the ISC, there’s a wealth of action over the weekend with a few key issues to be decided. In the division ½ playoff, UCD will hope they can avoid becoming just the second division 1 team to lose this fixture against Suttonians. They open up a triple bill on Sunday at Serpentine Avenue […]

Three Rock win Leinster Senior League

Three Rock win Leinster Senior League

April 13, 2008 | 88 views | Comments (5)

Pembroke 3 (Justin Sherriff, Gordon Elliott, John McInroy) TRR 3 (Gary Ringwood, Maarten Sier, Andy McConnell) Amid the tension at Serpentine Avenue, Three Rock fought back to claim the Leinster Senior League for the first time since 2002/03 thanks to Andy McConnell’s late equaliser. Rovers took the lead early on when Gary Ringwood opened the […]

Ireland 3 France 0

Ireland 3 France 0

April 4, 2008 | 79 views | Leave a comment

Ireland dominated the majority of their opening game with France at Belfield tonight, creating plenty of chances and taking three. They dominated the game, getting into the circle first in the fourth minute. New captain Eimear Cregan bursting through but no one could get on the end of her pass. Louisa Moore got the first […]

Andrew Barbour retires

Andrew Barbour retires

April 4, 2008 | 128 views | Leave a comment

Irish forward, Andrew Barbour has decided to draw a line under his international career after amassing 84 caps and 12 goals for his country. Barbour said of his retirement “After five full years playing at the highest level with all the training and representing Ireland it is time to step down. I have gone further […]

Monkstown come fourth in Europe

Monkstown come fourth in Europe

March 23, 2008 | 118 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown ended up in fourth place at the high quality international U-16 Easter tournament in Valkenswaard in the South of the Netherlands. The tournament includes national, regional and district sides from several parts of the world. They got through their group unbeaten with wins over South Holland (2-1), the Czech Republic national side (5-0), Southgate […]

Royal School Armagh claim All-Ireland

Royal School Armagh claim All-Ireland

March 14, 2008 | 85 views | Leave a comment

Royal School, Armagh retained the Kate Russell All-Ireland school’s competition beating Leinster champions Loreto, Beaufort. Irish international Amy Stewart was the driving force, scoring twice with Anna Mae Morton getting the first goal of the game. Zara Delaney – who was voted player of the tournament – got one back for Loreto. Laurel Hill came […]

ESB ISC Semi-finals

ESB ISC Semi-finals

March 11, 2008 | 67 views | Leave a comment

It will be an All-Ulster ISC final as Railway and Loreto both fell at the semi-final stage. Pegasus look well set to retain their title after an emphatic 5-2 win over the Beaufort side with a quartet of international experience getting on the score-sheet – Suzanne Beaney, Claire McMahon, Arlene Boyles and Alex Speers on […]

St Andrews win Junior Cup

St Andrews win Junior Cup

March 11, 2008 | 83 views | Leave a comment

St Andrew’s girls, inspired by under-16 international duo Chloe Watkins and Gillian Pinder, claimed the league and cup double as they beat Alexandra 3-1 in the Junior Cup final last Friday. Watkins opened the scoring with a virtuoso goal, breaking from the half-way, beating two players before coolly sliding the ball home. Pinder, who won […]

News in brief…

News in brief…

March 3, 2008 | 62 views | Leave a comment

*Aertel changed its hockey results page from 218 to page 248 *Just to plug some of my own work but the Gazette will have pictures and match reports from this week’s Girls Schools Senior Cup final and last Thursday’s Monkstown against Fingal match. Papers are available from Wednesday afternoon in Dundrum, Dun Laoghaire, Clondalkin, Blanch, […]

Loreto, Beaufort 2 Alexandra College 1

Loreto, Beaufort 2 Alexandra College 1

March 1, 2008 | 92 views | Leave a comment

Loreto, Beaufort won their first Senior Cup in 26 years, taking the trophy off the hands of Alexandra in dramatic style. Alex took the lead after a strong opening, Chloe McDermott getting on the end of a short corner. But Zara Delaney created the chance for Beaufort to get back on level terms, driving through […]

Weekend preview

Weekend preview

February 21, 2008 | 98 views | Leave a comment

After last week’s Interpros and the International player’s return to domestic action, its making for a massive weekend of hockey in Leinster. Sunday sees the Mills Cup double-header at Whitechurch Park with Fingal against Pembroke and Glenanne with the chance to gain revenge for their 3-2 reverse before Christmas against Rovers. Graham Shaw, Stephen Butler […]

Youth Internationals – Days 2&3

Youth Internationals – Days 2&3

February 15, 2008 | 65 views | Leave a comment

The under 18 boys completed their three match with England honours even with a win, draw and a loss. On Thursday they nabbed a 5-4 win with Corinthian duo Davy Carson and Brian Doherty nabbing two goals apiece. Earlier today, they had another thriller at Belfield, drawing 3-3, Doherty scoring his fourth and fifth goals […]

Youth Internationals

Youth Internationals

February 14, 2008 | 85 views | Leave a comment

Boys U-16: Ireland 4 England 4The U-16s came back from a 4-1 deficit to draw their opening encounter with England at Belfield. They took the initial lead in the fourth minute through Philip Doyle’s penalty corner. England, though, responded three minutes later to equalise before building commanding lead. But Ireland were not content to sit […]

KPMG to sponsor Irish set-up

KPMG to sponsor Irish set-up

February 12, 2008 | 142 views | Leave a comment

The IHA today announced a new sponsorship deal with KPMG which sees them sign up as a Corporate Champion as part of the Athlete Support Program (ASPIRE) to directly support both the men’s and women’s Irish senior hockey teams. KPMG will directly fund the two teams enabling them to commit to the national training programs […]

A rant about Umpiring

A rant about Umpiring

February 12, 2008 | 124 views | Leave a comment

A growing number of comments are being submitted about umpiring and so on. I’ve written before that I will not allow comments on this topic and so I think I should outline my reasons for this decision. Basically, as Leinster hockey as a whole, we are responsible for the vicious circle that exists around umpiring. […]