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Men's IHL: Round Two refixes

Men's IHL: Round Two refixes

December 12, 2008 | 311 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 | 284 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 | 298 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 | 370 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 | 357 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 | 472 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 | 582 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 | 378 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 | 351 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 | 379 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 […]

Boy’s U-18 and U-16 Interprovincials: Day Three

Boy’s U-18 and U-16 Interprovincials: Day Three

November 24, 2008 | 327 views | Leave a comment

Leinster’s U-16s did the necessary against Munster on Sunday morning to guarantee retention of the interprovincial title at the first attempt – given two games to procure the three points necessary for victory. Three Rock striker Shane Madeley – son of former Irish international Robin – bagged both of the goals in a 2-0 in […]

Men's International: Ireland 2 Scotland 1

Men's International: Ireland 2 Scotland 1

November 24, 2008 | 380 views | Leave a comment

A much changed Irish outfit produced a third win in three days over Scotland as Paul Revington caught a glimpse of the wider pool of talent available to him. A virtual second string outfit took the field on Sunday at Havelock Park with only Karl Burns and Eugene Magee having a wealth of experience under […]

Women's International: Ireland 1 Scotland 2

Women's International: Ireland 1 Scotland 2

November 24, 2008 | 263 views | Leave a comment

Scotland completed a clean sweep over Ireland as Rebecca Merchant’s goal 10 minutes from time proved the decisive goal in three on Sunday afternoon at Havelock Park. Scotland started the quicker in a game delayed 30 minutes due to a sleet storm, winning three corners inside 15 minutes while Ireland’s chances were limited to a […]

U-18 Girl’s Interpros: Day One

U-18 Girl’s Interpros: Day One

November 23, 2008 | 468 views | Leave a comment

*Thanks to Alan Good for the round-up and Rachel McSharry for the pictures. Connacht put themselves in pole position to win their first ever girls U-18 interprovincial title after a fascinating opening day at Garryduff. A comprehensive 3-0 rout of Ulster was followed up by a slightly sloppier 3-2 defeat of South East, to ensure […]

Women's International: Ireland 0 Scotland 1

Women's International: Ireland 0 Scotland 1

November 23, 2008 | 252 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women fell to a second defeat to Scotland in a cagey encounter at Banbridge. Hermes’ Emma Grey – earning just her second cap – was the busier keeper in the first half, a half which saw Scotland edge the corner count 3-2. A bright start to the second period by the Irish, though, was […]

Men's International: Ireland 5 Scotland 1

Men's International: Ireland 5 Scotland 1

November 23, 2008 | 236 views | Leave a comment

Mitch Darling returned to form in spectacular fashion as he netted a hat-trick as Ireland racked up a second win over Scotland – this time in much more impressive fashion. Chris Nelson put the Scots in front after just three minutes, touching in a crash ball, but the Irish were back on terms two minutes […]

Men's Division Two: Week five results

Men's Division Two: Week five results

November 23, 2008 | 329 views | Leave a comment

Navan 2 (Ruairi Clarke, Francis Houlihan) Skerries 1 (Ali McMahon)Navan produced the shock of division two thus far to break their duck for the season against the league leaders, Skerries. The visitors had the majority of the play in the first half, scoring through Ali McMahon in the 30th minute from a corner. The Badgers, […]

The Tash for Cash

The Tash for Cash

November 22, 2008 | 297 views | Leave a comment

You may have noticed the number of dodgy moustaches around the country on the rise in recent weeks. Fear not, its not in the name of fashion – though who can argue with a man with a fully grown handlebar – many of the countries sportsmen are growing the mo for charity. One such participant […]

Men's International: Ireland 3 Scotland 1

Men's International: Ireland 3 Scotland 1

November 22, 2008 | 249 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 3 (John Jermyn 2, Timmy Cockram) Scotland 1 (Kenny Bain)In front of the watching Paul Revington, Ireland held their nerve to overcome an ill-disciplined Scotland, scoring two goals in three minutes while the visitors were down to nine men.Played at Banbridge, Ireland began with a reasonably experienced squad, though missing the unavailable Stephen Butler […]

Women's International: Ireland 1 Scotland 3

Women's International: Ireland 1 Scotland 3

November 22, 2008 | 238 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 1 (Jenny McDonough) Scotland 3 (Linda Clement, Julie Bryce, Louise Munn)An inexperienced Irish eleven started well in their Scottish test but eventually fell 3-1. Jenny McDonough opened the scoring just three minutes in, fed beautifully by Ulster Elks’ Emma Clarke. In contrast to July’s Celtic Cup match-up, it was Ireland who are testing out […]