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Men's Division One: Week One results

Men's Division One: Week One results

September 28, 2008 | 280 views | Leave a comment

Fingal 5 (Andrew Shekleton, Adrian Sweeney, David Bane 2, Mark Ryan) Corinthian 3 (Chris Pelow, John McInroy, Conor Motyer) Fingal shaded a goalfest at the airport but John McInroy will wonder how his side managed to throw away a game that was there for the taking after a strong first-half showing saw Corinthian build up […]

Women's weekend preview

Women's weekend preview

September 26, 2008 | 264 views | Comments (2)

Both men’s and women’s Leinster Senior leagues get under way tomorrow after seismic changes in the transfer market. The women’s side would seem to offer the most interesting match-ups given a crazy summer with big moves across the board. Bray play their first ever senior league game since their inception in 1992 but will not […]

Neville Cup Quarter-finals

Neville Cup Quarter-finals

September 21, 2008 | 254 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers 2 (Lucas Piccioli, Andy McConnell) Fingal 2 (David Bane, Andrew Shekleton) Rovers win 4-3 on penaltiesLucas Piccioli put a troublesome week behind him to put Rovers into an early lead on his debut for the club but Fingal provided a stern test, forcing the game to strokes. Dave Bane made it 1-1 […]

Corinthian

Corinthian

September 14, 2008 | 237 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 6th Record: Won 8 Drew 3 Lost 7 Pts 27 Goals For 48 Goals Against 40 Player/coach: John McInroy Captain: Andrew Sutton Players In: John McInroy (Pembroke), Sam Lopsey (Australia), Nate Coolidge (USA) Players Out: Lucas Piccioli (TRR) Summary: The additions will definitely strengthen a side that looked good in parts last year […]

Fingal

Fingal

September 14, 2008 | 255 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 5th Record: Won 10 Drew 3 Lost 5 Pts 33 Goals For 61 Goals Against 31 Coach: John McInerney and Johnny Harte Captain: David Bane Players In: Richie Dore (Kilkenny), Emmett Hughes (Kilkenny) Players Out: None Summary: At times last year, Fingal’s squad was shown to be particularly threadbare with 40-something Tony Doyle […]

Glenanne

Glenanne

September 14, 2008 | 246 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 3rd Record: Won 12 Drew 1 Lost 5 Pts 37 Goals For 64 Goals Against 37 Coaches: Arul Anthoni and Frank Byrne Captain: Joe Brennan Players In: None Players Out: None Summary: Speaking about the new season, new coach Arul Anthoni could not contain his excitement about working with the Glenanne players, saying […]

Neville Cup round-up

Neville Cup round-up

September 13, 2008 | 220 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown – PembrokeOne game in and controversy reigns already. The Pembroke-Monkstown match will create an administrative headache for the Leinster Branch after the ‘Town turned up to Rathdown for their 1.30pm tip-off but Pembroke did not. Pembroke sent in an appeal to the Branch management committee to postpone the game on Friday but, due to […]

Pembroke to host Euro Hockey Trophy

Pembroke to host Euro Hockey Trophy

September 12, 2008 | 210 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke Wanderers will stage the EuroHockey Men’s Trophy over the Easter weekend, from April 10-13 2009. The tournament, introduced last season for the first time, acts as the second tier of European competition for men below the EuroHockey League and provides qualifying points for the main event. Last season, Glenanne won a thrilling competition in […]

Agnew pushes for two promotion spots

Agnew pushes for two promotion spots

September 11, 2008 | 181 views | Leave a comment

With the introduction of the IHL, a number of questions have been raised about the structures which govern the domestic leagues and how this affects promotion and relegation. In this regard, the upcoming Leinster Branch meeting’s any other business could prove a forum for opinions on how the local league will adapt, if at all, […]

Men's International: Wales 2-2 Ireland

Men's International: Wales 2-2 Ireland

September 8, 2008 | 147 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men let  two goal lead slip in the second of their two-match series against Wales in Cardiff to draw 2-2. Mitch Darling netted twice, once in the first half with a reverse, and a second with 13 minutes to go, in spite of a 14 minute sin-binning for Graham Shaw. Huw Jones pulled one […]

Men's international: Wales 3 Ireland 2

Men's international: Wales 3 Ireland 2

September 7, 2008 | 198 views | Leave a comment

In a strong physical contest, Ireland’s men lost 3-2 to Wales in the first of two full internationals in Cardiff this weekend. The home side shaded the opening half, hitting the bar in the 18th minute before opening their account in the 34th minute with a corner from Huw Jones – initially disallowed but awarded […]

Passmore steps down

Passmore steps down

September 7, 2008 | 286 views | Leave a comment

Dave Passmore stepped down as the Irish men’s senior coach last Friday but will remain on in a more focussed role as the High Performance Director in an effort “to optimise the performance of all Irish National Hockey Teams”. Speaking about the move, IHA chief executive Angus Kirkland said “We have high ambitions for all […]

News in brief

News in brief

September 3, 2008 | 209 views | Leave a comment

* With the season under two weeks away, there has been a flurry of moves in both the men’s and women’s leagues in recent weeks. Bray Ladies have been the busiest recuiters with Roy Horsfield taking over as coach, Sarah Scott coming in from Loreto as a player/assistant coach while Steph Hall and international goalkeeper […]

Kelburne win Tempest Trophy

Kelburne win Tempest Trophy

August 24, 2008 | 436 views | Leave a comment

Scottish champions Kelburne claimed the Tempest Trophy with a 2-1 win over their Irish counterparts, Three Rock Rovers with Gareth Hall holding his nerve amid a goalmouth scramble with four minutes to go to score the winner. The title never looked in danger as Rovers would have needed to win by eight goals to claim […]

Tempest Trophy: Kelburne and C of I win

Tempest Trophy: Kelburne and C of I win

August 22, 2008 | 202 views | Leave a comment

Kelburne got the Tempest Trophy off to a stylish start as they showed their EHL credentials with a 10-1 over YMCA. With seven full internationals and every single member of their starting level having played some form of national level hockey, Kelburne were always likely to be a handful and proved it when Michael Christie […]

Jermyn and Blakeney return for Tempest Cup

Jermyn and Blakeney return for Tempest Cup

August 22, 2008 | 189 views | Leave a comment

Two of Ireland ’s wandering stars return to their homeland this weekend as the hockey season kicks back into gear with the Tempest Cup in Grange Road . Peter Blakeney makes his return to his home club after nine months abroad; Three Rock Rovers for the high-level preseason tournament which sees Ireland ’s club champions […]

Irish squads named for Wales series

Irish squads named for Wales series

August 20, 2008 | 334 views | Leave a comment

Peter Blakeney makes his return to the men’s senior international squad as David Passmore chose to rest a number of the big-hitter for their two-match series with Wales in September. The maverick striker returned from Australia two weeks ago, having just finished the Australian league season with Freemantle. During the season, Blakeney was called up […]

Olympic round-up: Day Eight

Olympic round-up: Day Eight

August 17, 2008 | 173 views | Leave a comment

Another key day in the Olympic tournament sees Pool B look virtually done and dusted barring an unlikely huge win for Britain over Australia. On the other hand, Pool A will have an intriguing finale with Spain, Germany, New Zealand and Korea all in the mix. In the game’s opening match, Britain threw away their […]

Logue announces U-18 training panel

Logue announces U-18 training panel

August 11, 2008 | 211 views | Leave a comment

Irish U-18 girl’s coach Mary Logue has announced her 25-player training panel as preparations begin for the U18 EuroHockey Nations Tournament to be held in Belgium from 7th/12th July 2009. National champions, Hermes, are well represented with Niamh Atcheler, Chloe Watkins and Gillian Pinder stepping up from the under-16s while Loreto’s Hannah Matthews – daughter […]

Olympic round-up: Day Two

Olympic round-up: Day Two

August 11, 2008 | 232 views | Leave a comment

The men got underway today in front of some high profile guests with both current and former IOC Presidents Jacques Rogge (Belgium) and Juan Antonio Samaranch (Spain) supporting their countries along with HRH Willem-Alexander Prince of the Netherland and his wife, HRH Princess Maxima. On the pitch, hosts China caused World Champions Germany a few […]