International

The Hooks: Surprise Club of the Year

The Hooks: Surprise Club of the Year

July 9, 2008 | 239 views | Leave a comment

Surprise Club performance of the Year: Railway’s appearance in the semi-finals of the Club Champs was a major surprise, especially considering they had, at no point, been able to field the same side for a prolonged period with international cricket commitments, players going on year-long holidays and others returning to their homeland. Trinity, meanwhile, made […]

The Hooks: Overall Club of the Year

The Hooks: Overall Club of the Year

July 9, 2008 | 314 views | Leave a comment

For this honour, I felt there was only one real club in the running. Monkstown have produced some great youth teams again this year and their supporter’s club were fantastic but for developing the game while receiving results, Glenanne stood head and shoulder above everybody else. In simple terms, the club won European, All-Ireland and […]

U-16 Boys begin Youth Championships

U-16 Boys begin Youth Championships

July 7, 2008 | 273 views | Leave a comment

Andrew Smyth’s Ireland Under-16 boys squad begins their European Youth Championships today against Austria in the Hague. The squad features nine of the Leinster side that beat Ulster to the interprovincial title and five of the Wesley side that won the under-16 schools title – Robert Fitzgerald, Neal Megarity, Shane Madeley – son of fromer […]

GB legend Mason to lead GK camp

GB legend Mason to lead GK camp

July 7, 2008 | 263 views | Leave a comment

Following the success of last year, the IHA has announced its third annual Goalkeeping Course, in association with Mercian, will take place in UCD on August 30 and 31 2008. The Mercian Schools of Hockey have designed this course to cater for the needs of the modern goalkeeper involved at school, club, county and international […]

Men's Celtic Cup: Darling double delight

Men's Celtic Cup: Darling double delight

July 6, 2008 | 411 views | Leave a comment

Mitch Darling’s double was the key contribution as his amazing start to his international career, claiming the player of the tournament title, as Ireland took the Celtic Cup off Wales’ hands.After Scotland’s twice rain-delayed 1-0 win over France, Ireland needed just a draw to take the title but ended up with a 3-1 win despite […]

Women's Celtic Cup: Ireland 3 France 1

Women's Celtic Cup: Ireland 3 France 1

July 4, 2008 | 288 views | Leave a comment

Gene Muller’s experimental Irish line-up pointed to a bright future as he handed debuts to four players as Ireland shook off the Setanta Trophy difficulties to win 3-1 against France at a sodden Garryduff. Hermes Emma Gray started between the posts while Megan Frazer, Lizzie Colvin and Michelle Harvey all appeared off the bench to […]

DUP member calls for Northern Irish team

DUP member calls for Northern Irish team

June 30, 2008 | 464 views | Comments (16)

DUP Assembly Member Alastair Ross MLA has said that athletes in Northern Ireland should not be prevented from representing Great Britain at the Olympic Games, and said that hockey players in particular are put in a very difficult position as they must choose to play for either GB or the Irish team. Commenting Mr Ross […]

Junior Celtic Cup round-up

Junior Celtic Cup round-up

June 30, 2008 | 319 views | Leave a comment

Thanks to Alan Good for the information. Also, check out the Irish Examiner for what is definitely the best coverage in the national newspapers on Irish international hockey. Ireland’s U-21s went unbeaten in both the men’s and women’s Junior Celtic Cups but failed to come home with any silverware as both sides drew with hosts […]

Piccioli moves to Three Rock

Piccioli moves to Three Rock

June 30, 2008 | 342 views | Leave a comment

Former Venezualan international Lucas Piccioli has made the short journey across Marlay Park to join Three Rock Rovers from Corinthian for the 2008/09 season. Piccioli, who also works for the IHA as the Eastern RDO, joins the club as a player coach and work with head-coach Turloch O’Siochain as the club looks to build ahead […]

WorldHockey available on You Tube

WorldHockey available on You Tube

June 30, 2008 | 251 views | Leave a comment

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) launches its You Tube service www.youtube.com/WorldHockey. Viewers can watch full length coverage of all matches of the WorldHockey Champions Trophy, currently taking place in Rotterdam . FIH’s You Tube site complements its live, free of charge streaming on http://www.worldhockey.tv/. Following the Champions Trophy additional FIH content will be available on […]

FIH to stream Champions Trophy Online for Free

FIH to stream Champions Trophy Online for Free

June 13, 2008 | 247 views | Leave a comment

Loving the hockey on Setanta from the past couple of weeks? Well, this Sunday doesn’t have to be the end of your hockey viewing The WorldHockey Champions Trophy, taking place in Rotterdam from June 21-29, will be streamed online by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). Starting with the opening match between Australia and Korea at […]

Setanta Sports Trophy

Setanta Sports Trophy

June 11, 2008 | 251 views | Leave a comment

This week’s Setanta Sports Trophy gives Irish coaches Dave Passmore and Gene Muller the perfect opportunity to reassess their squads after two unsuccessful attempts at Olympic qualification. Both teams will face top international competition at Belfield this week, receiving visiting teams all with a ticket booked for the Games in August. The men will face […]

Sothern replaces Gleghorne in Setanta squad

Sothern replaces Gleghorne in Setanta squad

June 10, 2008 | 226 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke’s Alan Sothern has come into Ireland’s Setanta Sports Trophy side in place of the recently elected co-captain Mark Gleghorne who withdrew from the tournament for personal reasons. Sothern ended the Leinster senior league as top scorer and previously earned one international cap, coming through the Ireland ‘A’ system.

Spain threatened with Olympic expulsion

Spain threatened with Olympic expulsion

June 6, 2008 | 257 views | Leave a comment

Spain’s women’s hockey team could be banned from the Olympics after two squad members gave positive drugs tests at a qualifying tournament. The players must now plead their cases to an International Hockey Federation commission before the end of June. According to FIH rules, if more than one member of a team tests positive, the […]

Passmore names squad

Passmore names squad

June 5, 2008 | 265 views | Leave a comment

It’s all change in David Passmore’s squad as Ireland begin a new cycle in their development following thier third place finish in the OQT. As the side now turns it’s eyes to the 2009 Europeans, Passmore has to plan without the services of a quartet of experienced internationals – Mark Irwin, Jason Black, Andy Barbour […]

IHA Awards Night

IHA Awards Night

June 1, 2008 | 531 views | Leave a comment

Ulster’s Claire McMahon and Patrick Brown, last night took the highest individual awards in Irish Hockey for their performance and contribution at an impressive ESB Irish Hockey Awards ceremony hosted by legendary broadcaster Micheal O Muircheartaigh. Ex-International and Pegasus marksman, Claire McMahon, was declared the ESB Women’s Player of the Year for her consistently strong […]

Olympic schedule announced

Olympic schedule announced

May 29, 2008 | 301 views | Leave a comment

The Olympic Games Committee and the International Hockey Federation (FIH) released the match schedule for the hockey tournament of the 2008 Olympic Games today. The first day of competition will be Sunday 10 August 2008 when the 12 women’s participating teams will enter the pitch in Beijing, China. Japan and New Zealand have the honour […]

Clare Parkhill retires

Clare Parkhill retires

May 27, 2008 | 375 views | Leave a comment

Irish defender, Clare Parkhill, 27, today announced her retirement from the international hockey scene after earning a total of 70 senior caps in just a three year period. Parkhill’s decision comes shortly after Ireland’s return from the Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Parkhill wore the green jersey for the first time against Korea in 2005 and since […]

Women's Championships final: Hermes 1 Loreto 0 (after golden goal)

Women's Championships final: Hermes 1 Loreto 0 (after golden goal)

May 25, 2008 | 470 views | Leave a comment

Aoife Harte’s golden-goal beauty saw Hermes reclaim the All-Ireland Club Championships, winning back the trophy they won two years ago. It was a sublime effort, set up by 16 year-old Chloe Watkins whose slide-rule path found the onrushing midfielder at the top of the D. Harte’s initial effort was blocked by Rachel Keegan’s foot but […]

Club Champs semi-final: Hermes 3 Pegasus 2 (after golden goal)

Club Champs semi-final: Hermes 3 Pegasus 2 (after golden goal)

May 24, 2008 | 265 views | Leave a comment

A delightful deflection in the sixth minute of extra from Nicola Evans saw Hermes shock Pegasus and set up an all Leinster final. Their young legs held out the best as they took the first and only chance of golden-goal extra-time as the excellent Anna O’Flanagan slid the ball through to Evans. Through one on […]