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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 | 86 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 | 143 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 | 126 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. […]

Men's weekend round-up

Men's weekend round-up

February 10, 2008 | 88 views | Leave a comment

Corinthian 2 (Garth Ancher, Robbie Byrnes) Pembroke 2 (Alan Sothern 2) In Pembroke’s first major test without their international quartet, they came up against a rejuvenated Corinthian side who were unlucky not to win the game in the end. Pembroke dropped their first points of the season and, at times, looked overly complacent. They led […]

Women's International

Women's International

February 6, 2008 | 75 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 0 Spain 2 Ireland lost the second of their two preparatory matches against Spain following yesterday’s draw in Terassa The hosts started the game looking to make a point and restore some pride scoring in only the fifth minute of play, when Ireland’s defence were left stranded from a quick free which Comerma latched […]

Women's International: Ireland vs Spain

Women's International: Ireland vs Spain

February 5, 2008 | 69 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 1 (Cathy McKean) Spain 1Holly Moffet made her senior international debut as Ireland’s build-up to the Olympic Qualification tournament continues in Terassa, Spain. After the game Coach Muller was a little disappointed not to secure the victory “We played well as a team today, and I felt we deserved more than the tie. We […]

Women's Round-up

Women's Round-up

February 5, 2008 | 187 views | Leave a comment

Two goals in each half announced Hermes intentions in the title chase. They remain the only unbeaten side apart from leaders Pembroke and are probably the least affected team by the loss of international players. The difference between the sides was their close finishing, taking their half-chances. They are four points off the pace Pembroke […]

Team Leinster – what do you think?

Team Leinster – what do you think?

January 31, 2008 | 91 views | Leave a comment

With 17,000 regularly turning up for Heineken Cup matches in the RDS where barely 700 turned out 15 years ago for the Leinster rugby team, it is tempting to envisage what life would be like for an equivalent hockey “Team Leinster” for European competition. The amount of comments about Noel Keogh’s recent squad selection for […]

Leinster Indoor League Preview

Leinster Indoor League Preview

January 29, 2008 | 94 views | Leave a comment

The Leinster Indoor league returns this weekend to the National Basketball Arena following its rejuvenation in 2007 with Pembroke looking to retain the title they won for the first time last season. They will have a major job to keep the title as last year’s cup winners Three Rock Rovers, last year’s defeated finalists Corinthian […]

Muller names squad for Spain

Muller names squad for Spain

January 24, 2008 | 113 views | Leave a comment

After an intense ten day trip to South Africa the Irish women continue their training programme in pursuit of qualification for Beijing through the Olympic Qualifying Tournament next April 26 – May 4. Between now and the Tournament in Canada Ireland will play matches against Spain, New Zealand, China, Great Britain and France. Ireland’s next […]

Metchette to represent Ireland at Olympics

Metchette to represent Ireland at Olympics

January 23, 2008 | 303 views | Leave a comment

Continuing the strong tradition of Irish umpiring, Carole Metchette was today notified of her appointment to the Beijing Olympics, 2008. This is the first time Ireland has ever had a female hockey umpire appointed to the Olympics. Dublin born Metchette had a good introduction to hockey when she attended Wesley College where she won the […]

Women’s U21 Interpros

Women’s U21 Interpros

January 19, 2008 | 133 views | Leave a comment

Ulster totally dominated the women’s U21 Interpros scoring a massive 32 goals without conceding in their four games. They comfortably won the deciding encounter with Leinster 7-0 on Sunday afternoon to claim the title. Megan Frazer banged in the goals over the weekend, scoring a massive nine goals while Irish international Alex Speers was on […]

Mens Under 21 Interpros

Mens Under 21 Interpros

January 15, 2008 | 121 views | Comments (7)

The Leinster under 21 squad has reported a full bill of health ahead of their interprovincial tournament this weekend with Stu Loughrey available to play despite few stitches. To see the full squad, click here. The tournament is expected to be a high quality one, with Leinster having three full internationals in the squad while […]

Irish team meet Bertie

Irish team meet Bertie

January 15, 2008 | 93 views | Leave a comment

The Senior Women’s Irish hockey team had a welcome break from their gruelling ten day South African camp when they met with An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern at Mandela Rhodes Place on Sunday afternoon. One of Irish Hockey’s key sponsors, Howard Eurocape, headed by Frank Gormley, and is credited with pioneering the regeneration of Cape Towns […]

Women's Round-up

Women's Round-up

January 14, 2008 | 83 views | Leave a comment

Old Alex 0 Railway Union 2 (Cathy Kenefick, Jean McDonnell)In a frantic encounter, Railway Union took a step closer to ensuring All-Ireland league status next season while keeping the pressure on leaders Pembroke. Railway coach Mick McKinnon said he was pleased with the result more than the performance. The result sees Alex drop to eight […]

ESB announce increased funding for Women's team

ESB announce increased funding for Women's team

January 6, 2008 | 88 views | Leave a comment

ESB, the National Sponsor of Women’s and Girls Hockey in Ireland, has announced further support for the senior squad in their bid to qualify for the Olympic Games in Beijing next August. The announcement, by ESB Chief Executive, Padraig McManus, means a major boost for the Irish Hockey Women’s team as they prepare to tour […]

Neville Cup Final: Pembroke 1 TRR 6

Neville Cup Final: Pembroke 1 TRR 6

December 28, 2007 | 325 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock won the Neville Cup for the first time since 2002, beating an almost unrecognisable Pembroke side comprehensively. The tie was effectively sealed by half-time as Rovers converted three of their four penalty corners last Sunday against a team that retained only Patrick Good, Gordon Elliott and Alan Sothern from their semi-final side that […]

Irish U18 squad announced

Irish U18 squad announced

December 24, 2007 | 249 views | Leave a comment

Ten Leinster players have made it into Arul Anthoni’s Irish under 18 squad for the England Series from 13th – 15th February in UCD, Dublin. Ireland will play England in three consecutive matches. Both Stuart Loughrey and Andrew Ward were recently named in the Leinster U-21 squad. Squad: David Carson (Corinthian), Stephen Cole (Monkstown), Brian […]

Neville Cup Final preview – TRR vs Pembroke

Neville Cup Final preview – TRR vs Pembroke

December 24, 2007 | 109 views | Leave a comment

The cosmopolitan nature of the two sides has mean that an intriguing encounter of how the two forms sides in Leinster is somewhat diminished. After two highly competitive semi-finals, the make-up of both Rovers and Pembroke’s line-ups will be very different. While the teams knew they would be without their Irish international contingent (McConnell, Maguire, […]