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Women's International: Ireland 1 Scotland 2

Women's International: Ireland 1 Scotland 2

November 24, 2008 | 285 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 | 508 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 | 278 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 | 259 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 | 355 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 | 321 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 | 268 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 | 258 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 […]

Men’s Division One preview

Men’s Division One preview

November 19, 2008 | 3,667 views | Leave a comment

With the international series against Scotland and the boy’s Interprovincials, this weekend sees just one surviving game as the bottom two fight it out in Kilkenny. UCD and the Cats were the victims of the two biggest defeats of the league campaign in the past week at the hands of Pembroke but it is in […]

Weekend Preview: Loreto and UCD get postponements

Weekend Preview: Loreto and UCD get postponements

November 14, 2008 | 3,376 views | Leave a comment

A win for Railway Union this weekend over Bray will see them build up a seven-point advantage at the top of the women’s division one after the controversial decision by the Leinster council to agree to postponements for Loreto and UCD. Loreto’s match with Hermes and UCD’s game with Old Alexandra have both been postponed […]

Irish squads named for Scotland series

Irish squads named for Scotland series

November 11, 2008 | 630 views | Leave a comment

The Irish men and women’s squads have been named for the three-day series against Scotland at the end of this month as Paul Revington gets his first look at the side he inherits from Dave Passmore. These games, all played in Banbridge’s Havelock Park gives the new man a chance to see some of the […]

Women's Division One: Week Six results

Women's Division One: Week Six results

November 9, 2008 | 329 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union 1 (Emer Dolan) Loreto 1 (Cathy McKean) Railway Union conceded their first goal of the season on Saturday in their 1-1 draw with Loreto but will still come away the happiest as they came through a grueling schedule relatively unscathed. Seven points from three games against the other title contenders has seen them […]

McInroy backs new Irish coach

McInroy backs new Irish coach

November 6, 2008 | 371 views | Leave a comment

While Irish hockey fans have to wait a couple of weeks to meet the new men’s national coach, Paul Revington, Corinthian coach John McInroy (pictured left), who has had firsthand experience of his work, believes his appointment is a massive boost. The pair first met when Revington was coaching at the University of Cape Town […]

Women's weekend preview

Women's weekend preview

November 6, 2008 | 291 views | Leave a comment

For the third time this week, the balance of power in the Leinster title race will be put to the test with the quartet of title contenders locking horns thisweekend. First plays second at Park Avenue as Loreto and their quintet of internationals will hope to put a dent in Railway’s title hopes while the […]

Revington named as new national coach

Revington named as new national coach

November 4, 2008 | 451 views | Leave a comment

South African born Paul Revington was named today as Ireland’s new men’s national senior coach. Revington was the head Coach of the South African Men’s team fro three years where, under his reign, they progressed from 14th to 10th in the world rankings, qualifying and competing in both the 2004 Olympics and 2006 World Cup. […]

Women's weekend preview

Women's weekend preview

October 31, 2008 | 377 views | Leave a comment

When three players made the move from Pembroke to the end of the DART line in Bray, many words predicted the Serpentine Avenue would struggle this season. A Jacqui Potter loss to Glenanne added to the opinion but, since then, the ‘Broke have shown they are still a tough nut to crack. The loss of […]

Men's weekend preview: Fulton vs Anthoni

Men's weekend preview: Fulton vs Anthoni

October 31, 2008 | 326 views | Leave a comment

Not many fixtures in Leinster hockey capture the imagination like the recent series between Glenanne and Pembroke and, while Three Rock have got involved in the mix at the top of the table, nothing stirs the emotions like this tie. This Saturday sees the first meeting of good friends Arul Anthoni and Craig Fulton in […]

Irish Hockey Trophy gets underway

Irish Hockey Trophy gets underway

October 31, 2008 | 506 views | Leave a comment

Saturday sees the brand new Irish Hockey Trophy get under way around the country. The competition – which also acts as a qualifier for the Irish Senior Cup – sees the first elevens from the second tier in Ulster, Munster and Leinster compete with the women’s competition also including sides from Connacht and South East […]

Passmore's reign comes to spirited end

Passmore's reign comes to spirited end

October 30, 2008 | 331 views | Leave a comment

Dave Passmore’s reign as Irish coach came to a rather low-key end today at Serpentine Avenue as a spirited Irish performance earned a draw against Argentina this afternoon. During his tenure, he has overseen a huge increase in the requirements of what it takes to be an international player and boosted Ireland’s world ranking to […]

Ireland 2 Argentina 2

Ireland 2 Argentina 2

October 30, 2008 | 405 views | Leave a comment

An inexperienced Irish team gave Dave Passmore a decent send-off as they put in a spirited performance to claim a draw against Argentina today at Serpentine Avenue. Passmore’s reign as Irish coach officially ended today and he can be proud of the way the young squad fought back from 2-1 down to level late on […]