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Irish Hockey Trophy gets underway

Irish Hockey Trophy gets underway

October 31, 2008 | 390 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 | 225 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 | 307 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 […]

Ireland 1 Argentina 4

Ireland 1 Argentina 4

October 29, 2008 | 258 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men showed some pretty severe ring-rust tonight at Belfield as they struggled to keep pace with a lively young Argentina outfit in the second half. In front of a decent crowd – given the rain – the game was a bit low-key with little of the needle that characterised Ireland’s 1-0 win in the […]

Three Rock ready for international challenge

Three Rock ready for international challenge

October 29, 2008 | 330 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers take on Europe’s finest this weekend with one of the toughest draws in the Euro Hockey League, facing the Belgian champions KHC Leuven and Spanish league leaders ONO Atletic Terrassa. Both opponents have brought in a number of players from home and abroad to strengthen their squads this year; something which Rovers’ […]

Intervarsities Update

Intervarsities Update

October 28, 2008 | 235 views | Leave a comment

CIT and UU Elks will contest the Mauritius Cup final this afternoon as they beat DCU and UCD respectively. CIT were rampant in their win, cruising to a 5-0 score with goals from Roger Gray, Stephen Parker, Phil O’Driscoll, Ali Smith and Erasmus student Geert Fromme. UCD, meanwhile, were stung by two late UU goals. […]

Passmore names squad for Argie Bargie

Passmore names squad for Argie Bargie

October 28, 2008 | 276 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s senior men’s line-ups for this week’s matches with Argentina were announced earlier today. The first date sees a more established line-up with Stephen Butler, Graham Shaw, Karl Burns and Timmy Cockram all involved. That quartet make way on Thursday for Conor Harte, Joe Brennan, Geoff McCabe, David Ames and Annadale’s Peter Caruth – possibly […]

UCD look on course for semi-finals

UCD look on course for semi-finals

October 26, 2008 | 333 views | Leave a comment

After a busy opening day at the Intervarsities, UCD have put themselves in pole-position to go through from the ‘Blue’ group in Mauritius Cup with two impressive wins. The side – which features potential new signings Rob Lynch and Karl Smith guesting for the club – racked up 17 goals in their games against RCSI […]

Weekend preview: Men's and Women's Division One

Weekend preview: Men's and Women's Division One

October 23, 2008 | 1,853 views | Leave a comment

In a quiet weekend of hockey around Leinster, only men’s division one and three see much action this weekend while there are only two ladies matches, all told. On the men’s side, there are two high profile matches with Glenanne hosting Monkstown and Fingal welcoming Pembroke to ALSAA – all four coming off the back […]

Ladies IHL: Round One

Ladies IHL: Round One

October 19, 2008 | 464 views | Comments (5)

Pool ALoreto 5 (Zara Delaney 3, Cathy McKean 2) Belfast Harlequins 2 (Kelli Thornton, Sarah Wilkinson)A dream start for Loreto. They had to wait just 35 seconds before Zara Delaney broke the deadlock. By eight minutes, she has completed her hat-trick and the game effectively over. Her combination work with Nikki Keegan unlocked the door […]

Men's IHL: Round One

Men's IHL: Round One

October 19, 2008 | 281 views | Leave a comment

Group One:Pembroke 2 (Tim Lewis, Alan Sothern) Cork Harlequins 1 (Dan Hobbs)Pembroke Wanderers edged out Harlequins in a hard-hitting, fast paced game. Gordy Elliott and Alan Sothern had early chances before Paddy Conlon picked up the first of four green cards handed out on the day in the 14th minute. Dan Hobbs drew two good […]

Men's IHL preview

Men's IHL preview

October 16, 2008 | 275 views | Leave a comment

You’ve heard all about the league, got up to date on the new rules. So, who’s going to win the inaugural IHL? With the IHL underway tomorrow, I thought it was only good and proper for me to wade in and give my thoughts on who will do what this season. (For a further preview, […]

Women's Division One: UCD 2 Trinity 1

Women's Division One: UCD 2 Trinity 1

October 15, 2008 | 215 views | Leave a comment

UCD 2 (Lisa Jacob, Rosie Carrigan) Trinity 1 (Katie O’Byrne) UCD won the first colours battle of the season at Belfield this evening, deservedly edging out Trinity. All the goals came in a frantic, first half. Irish international Lisa Jacob (pictured) opened the scoring with a brilliant reverse stick effort after being fed by Rosie […]

Men's Division One: Week Three results

Men's Division One: Week Three results

October 11, 2008 | 262 views | Leave a comment

Corinthian 3 (Sam Lopsey, Karl Eggert, Glen Holmes) Glenanne 3 (Graham Shaw, Stephen Butler, Eddie O’Malley)Two goals in the closing stages rescued a point for Glenanne after they trailed for most of the match against an improving Corinthian team. The Glens had an early setback when Alan Browne (pictured) – playing at centre-back – went […]

Women's Division One: Week Three results

Women's Division One: Week Three results

October 11, 2008 | 227 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne 0 Railway Union 4 (Jean McDonnell, Emma Smith, Emer Dillon, Hannah de Burgh-White)Railway continued their impressive start to the season as they raced into a 4-0 half-time lead. Glenanne struggled to cope with the loss of sweeper, Ali Geoffroy, in the first half but reorganised well at the break to compete well though Railway’s […]

Weekend preview

Weekend preview

October 10, 2008 | 7,488 views | Leave a comment

With many thoughts already shifting toward the IHL and with the female international stars out for the weekend, the Leinster league seems to have taken a bit of a back-seat. The difficulty, though, with taking such an attitude is that, for the top sides, it is the leagues that act as a qualifier for the […]

New 'Super Camp' launched

New 'Super Camp' launched

October 8, 2008 | 216 views | Leave a comment

This weekend sees the first, three-day ‘Super Camp’ for the Irish women’s senior squad. The new camp has been introduced in addition to the twice weekly, regional basis sessions which the national squad currently undertakes. The introduction of this new Super Camp provides the squad with the opportunity to work together over a three day […]

Ireland to play Argentina

Ireland to play Argentina

October 6, 2008 | 199 views | Leave a comment

The Argentinean senior men’s team have been confirmed to play Ireland as part of their tour in a double header on October 29 and 30. Ireland managed to beat the South Americans 1-0 in their last encounter with the world number 8-side at the Olympic qulaifiers last February but ultimately lost out to the Argentineans […]

News in brief

News in brief

October 3, 2008 | 276 views | Leave a comment

* St Brendan’s Phoenix Park Hockey Club will host kid’s hockey every Sunday in Laurel Lodge from 1pm until 2pm. The club will cater for boys and girls, beginners and more experienced players aged 7 to 16. For more information, contact Johnny Lowe on 087 646 2960. * Former Trinity, Old Alex and Galway player […]

Men's Division Two preview

Men's Division Two preview

October 3, 2008 | 275 views | Leave a comment

Preseason chat may well have placed Clontarf and Suttonians as the two favourites for the coming season in division two but just a little to the north tomorrow afternoon, Skerries and Avoca could yet have a few words to say about that. Avoca have added some decent quality with Willie Aylmer coming from Fingal, Stephen […]