International

Men's weekend round-up

Men's weekend round-up

February 10, 2008 | 197 views | Leave a comment

Corinthian 2 (Garth Ancher, Robbie Byrnes) Pembroke 2 (Alan Sothern 2) In Pembroke’s first major test without their international quartet, they came up against a rejuvenated Corinthian side who were unlucky not to win the game in the end. Pembroke dropped their first points of the season and, at times, looked overly complacent. They led […]

Women's International

Women's International

February 6, 2008 | 173 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 0 Spain 2 Ireland lost the second of their two preparatory matches against Spain following yesterday’s draw in Terassa The hosts started the game looking to make a point and restore some pride scoring in only the fifth minute of play, when Ireland’s defence were left stranded from a quick free which Comerma latched […]

Women's International: Ireland vs Spain

Women's International: Ireland vs Spain

February 5, 2008 | 167 views | Leave a comment

Ireland 1 (Cathy McKean) Spain 1Holly Moffet made her senior international debut as Ireland’s build-up to the Olympic Qualification tournament continues in Terassa, Spain. After the game Coach Muller was a little disappointed not to secure the victory “We played well as a team today, and I felt we deserved more than the tie. We […]

Women's Round-up

Women's Round-up

February 5, 2008 | 1,500 views | Leave a comment

Two goals in each half announced Hermes intentions in the title chase. They remain the only unbeaten side apart from leaders Pembroke and are probably the least affected team by the loss of international players. The difference between the sides was their close finishing, taking their half-chances. They are four points off the pace Pembroke […]

Team Leinster – what do you think?

Team Leinster – what do you think?

January 31, 2008 | 190 views | Leave a comment

With 17,000 regularly turning up for Heineken Cup matches in the RDS where barely 700 turned out 15 years ago for the Leinster rugby team, it is tempting to envisage what life would be like for an equivalent hockey “Team Leinster” for European competition. The amount of comments about Noel Keogh’s recent squad selection for […]

Leinster Indoor League Preview

Leinster Indoor League Preview

January 29, 2008 | 210 views | Leave a comment

The Leinster Indoor league returns this weekend to the National Basketball Arena following its rejuvenation in 2007 with Pembroke looking to retain the title they won for the first time last season. They will have a major job to keep the title as last year’s cup winners Three Rock Rovers, last year’s defeated finalists Corinthian […]

Muller names squad for Spain

Muller names squad for Spain

January 24, 2008 | 225 views | Leave a comment

After an intense ten day trip to South Africa the Irish women continue their training programme in pursuit of qualification for Beijing through the Olympic Qualifying Tournament next April 26 – May 4. Between now and the Tournament in Canada Ireland will play matches against Spain, New Zealand, China, Great Britain and France. Ireland’s next […]

Metchette to represent Ireland at Olympics

Metchette to represent Ireland at Olympics

January 23, 2008 | 446 views | Leave a comment

Continuing the strong tradition of Irish umpiring, Carole Metchette was today notified of her appointment to the Beijing Olympics, 2008. This is the first time Ireland has ever had a female hockey umpire appointed to the Olympics. Dublin born Metchette had a good introduction to hockey when she attended Wesley College where she won the […]

Women’s U21 Interpros

Women’s U21 Interpros

January 19, 2008 | 240 views | Leave a comment

Ulster totally dominated the women’s U21 Interpros scoring a massive 32 goals without conceding in their four games. They comfortably won the deciding encounter with Leinster 7-0 on Sunday afternoon to claim the title. Megan Frazer banged in the goals over the weekend, scoring a massive nine goals while Irish international Alex Speers was on […]

Mens Under 21 Interpros

Mens Under 21 Interpros

January 15, 2008 | 225 views | Comments (7)

The Leinster under 21 squad has reported a full bill of health ahead of their interprovincial tournament this weekend with Stu Loughrey available to play despite few stitches. To see the full squad, click here. The tournament is expected to be a high quality one, with Leinster having three full internationals in the squad while […]

Irish team meet Bertie

Irish team meet Bertie

January 15, 2008 | 186 views | Leave a comment

The Senior Women’s Irish hockey team had a welcome break from their gruelling ten day South African camp when they met with An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern at Mandela Rhodes Place on Sunday afternoon. One of Irish Hockey’s key sponsors, Howard Eurocape, headed by Frank Gormley, and is credited with pioneering the regeneration of Cape Towns […]

Women's Round-up

Women's Round-up

January 14, 2008 | 203 views | Leave a comment

Old Alex 0 Railway Union 2 (Cathy Kenefick, Jean McDonnell)In a frantic encounter, Railway Union took a step closer to ensuring All-Ireland league status next season while keeping the pressure on leaders Pembroke. Railway coach Mick McKinnon said he was pleased with the result more than the performance. The result sees Alex drop to eight […]

ESB announce increased funding for Women's team

ESB announce increased funding for Women's team

January 6, 2008 | 180 views | Leave a comment

ESB, the National Sponsor of Women’s and Girls Hockey in Ireland, has announced further support for the senior squad in their bid to qualify for the Olympic Games in Beijing next August. The announcement, by ESB Chief Executive, Padraig McManus, means a major boost for the Irish Hockey Women’s team as they prepare to tour […]

Neville Cup Final: Pembroke 1 TRR 6

Neville Cup Final: Pembroke 1 TRR 6

December 28, 2007 | 477 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock won the Neville Cup for the first time since 2002, beating an almost unrecognisable Pembroke side comprehensively. The tie was effectively sealed by half-time as Rovers converted three of their four penalty corners last Sunday against a team that retained only Patrick Good, Gordon Elliott and Alan Sothern from their semi-final side that […]

Irish U18 squad announced

Irish U18 squad announced

December 24, 2007 | 378 views | Leave a comment

Ten Leinster players have made it into Arul Anthoni’s Irish under 18 squad for the England Series from 13th – 15th February in UCD, Dublin. Ireland will play England in three consecutive matches. Both Stuart Loughrey and Andrew Ward were recently named in the Leinster U-21 squad. Squad: David Carson (Corinthian), Stephen Cole (Monkstown), Brian […]

Neville Cup Final preview – TRR vs Pembroke

Neville Cup Final preview – TRR vs Pembroke

December 24, 2007 | 209 views | Leave a comment

The cosmopolitan nature of the two sides has mean that an intriguing encounter of how the two forms sides in Leinster is somewhat diminished. After two highly competitive semi-finals, the make-up of both Rovers and Pembroke’s line-ups will be very different. While the teams knew they would be without their Irish international contingent (McConnell, Maguire, […]

Muller announces squad for South Africa tour

Muller announces squad for South Africa tour

December 19, 2007 | 197 views | Leave a comment

On Tuesday, Gene Muller announced his twenty two for the tour to South Africa in January. Muller’s squad includes three uncapped players, Loreto’s Niamh Small, Hermes’ Keeper Emma Gray and Louisa Moore who has been training with Pembroke in the last weeks. Commenting after his selection and impending tour “This tour has both a training […]

Saturday Round-up

Saturday Round-up

December 15, 2007 | 212 views | Leave a comment

Kilkenny 0 YMCA 2 (Fry, Whelan)YM cut the bottom pair adrift with a goal in each half that sees them up to seven points. Mikey Fry and sixteen year old Rob Whelan got the goals that see the Sandymount side move level with Kilkenny in seventh place. Both sides, though, felt they could have scored […]

Railway move into second at half-way stage

Railway move into second at half-way stage

December 14, 2007 | 188 views | Leave a comment

The ladies division one broke for their Christmas break last night after Railway beat UCD to leapfrog Loreto into second place behind Pembroke. It completes each team’s ninth league match. Two short corner rebounds from Sinead Walsh were enough to seal the win, as they snuck by the students 2-1. UCD pressed hard early on […]

New Irish kit available at Elvery's

New Irish kit available at Elvery's

December 11, 2007 | 569 views | Leave a comment

Fancy getting someone you know an Irish hockey jersey for Chrimbo? Well, the IHA and their kit partner, Canterbury of New Zealand, have launched with Elvery’s the Official Irish Hockey Merchandise which will be stocked in their Suffolk street store, just in time for the Christmas Season. TRR international’s Phelie Maguire and Andy McConnell along […]