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Men's international: Wales 3 Ireland 2

Men's international: Wales 3 Ireland 2

September 7, 2008 | 299 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 | 465 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 | 318 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 | 538 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 | 302 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 | 295 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 | 540 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 | 276 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 | 321 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 | 325 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 […]

Metchette ready for the Olympics

Metchette ready for the Olympics

August 8, 2008 | 339 views | Leave a comment

Despite Ireland missing out on an Olympic place, Ireland will be represented in Beijing in the hockey arena with umpire Carol Metchette and umpire’s manager Ray O’Connor both appointed to hockey’s showpiece event. O’Connor is one of three selected to manage the Men’s Hockey Umpires at the Beijing Olympics 2008 and will add to his […]

Irish Unis invited to South Africa

Irish Unis invited to South Africa

August 8, 2008 | 241 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Universities – via the IHA and the Irish Unis Hockey Association – have been invited to participate in the first World University Hockey Championship in Johannesburg from November 30 to December 6 2008. The invitation has been extended by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), and the Organising Committee of University Sport South […]

Boys win Under-18 tournament

Boys win Under-18 tournament

August 1, 2008 | 275 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18 boys took the top spot on the podium when they beat England in the final at the U18’s four nations tournament in Cardiff, 2-1. Both goals came from precision penalty corner work one from Dan Hobbs and the second from Peter McDonnell. It followed a comprehensive 3-1 win over Wales in the final […]

News in brief – Coaches on the move

News in brief – Coaches on the move

July 24, 2008 | 322 views | Leave a comment

* John McInroy will take on a player-coach role at Corinthian next season, moving from Pembroke after two seasons with the current Irish Senior Cup holders. * Glenanne have signed up Arul Anthoni for the 2008/09 season. The former Malaysian international arrived in January 2007 and has been coach of Dublin University men up to […]

Youtube hits the FIH

Youtube hits the FIH

July 24, 2008 | 296 views | Leave a comment

* The FIH has increased its output on YouTube with the FIH website featuring a ‘YouTube Clip of the Week’. Each week, the FIH will choose one user-generated hockey video as the clip of the week to be featured on the FIH home page. Visitors of the site can nominate their favorite clip by e-mailing […]

Irish management come to terms with Lewers' departure

Irish management come to terms with Lewers' departure

July 22, 2008 | 512 views | Leave a comment

Iain Lewers declaration for Great Britain has caused shockwaves through Irish hockey in the past week. As one of Ireland’s standout players in the past year, the news has come as a big headache for the national team management. Irish assistant-coach Craig Fulton sums up the mood.”It’s a huge disappointment. He’s come through quite strongly […]

Lewers declares for GB

Lewers declares for GB

July 17, 2008 | 837 views | Comments (43)

The Irish Hockey Association announced today that star-player Iain Lewers has withdrawn from the Senior Irish Men’s team, effective immediately. Lewers has made the decision to make himself available for future selection on the Great British hockey team. As a result, he will no longer be eligible to play any international hockey for the next […]

Naas club member finishes third in World Youth Hockey Promoter's Festival

Naas club member finishes third in World Youth Hockey Promoter's Festival

July 13, 2008 | 562 views | Leave a comment

Naas Hockey Club’s Amy Young represented Ireland last month in Victoria, Canada at the World Youth Hockey Promoters Festival 2008 following her nomination last year by the IHA to attend the festival. Amy produced a presentation on her ideas on how youth hockey could be developed in Ireland with her project, “Push Hit Slap, Bridge […]

The Hooks: Men's Player of the Year

The Hooks: Men's Player of the Year

July 11, 2008 | 306 views | Leave a comment

It’s already on record on the site that there’s going to be some dissent to this decision but I think it has to go to Mitch Darling, based on the matches I have seen this season. A couple of others came close, especially from Pembroke. Justin Sherriff was untouchable in some games this season, scoring […]

The Hooks: Woman's Player of the Year

The Hooks: Woman's Player of the Year

July 11, 2008 | 284 views | Leave a comment

With the title race being so tight this year, it was hard to pick out a player of the year, especially with the Irish players missing out on half of the season. Nikki Symmons revitalised Loreto in the Club Championships while Railway’s players came and went while starring at different parts of the season. Pembroke’s […]