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Men's IHL preview

Men's IHL preview

October 16, 2008 | 356 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 | 281 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 | 343 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 | 308 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 | 15,668 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 | 287 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 | 264 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 | 361 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 | 370 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 […]

Passmore clarifies domestic availability of internationals

Passmore clarifies domestic availability of internationals

September 28, 2008 | 292 views | Leave a comment

High Performance Director, Dave Passmore has clarified the situation regarding how many games international players can take part in on the domestic season this week. The restrictions have been introduced to prevent over-playing with the hope of keeping the countries top players in prime condition for the national team. For the 2008/09 season, players could […]

Men's Division One: Week One results

Men's Division One: Week One results

September 28, 2008 | 391 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 | 384 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 | 378 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 | 342 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 | 366 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 | 347 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 | 325 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 | 320 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 | 278 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 | 228 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 […]