International

Irish team meet Bertie

Irish team meet Bertie

January 15, 2008 | 292 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 | 312 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 | 272 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 | 595 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 | 513 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 | 302 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 | 289 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 | 326 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 | 273 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 | 662 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 […]

South African based player named in Irish squad

South African based player named in Irish squad

December 7, 2007 | 295 views | Leave a comment

There is one unfamiliar name in Gene Muller’s squad for their next training camp prior to their warm-weather camp in South Africa in the build up to the Olympic Qualifying Tournament next April. Louisa Moore – an Irish national who is relocating to Leinster in January – currently plays her hockey with Northerns in South […]

Loreto and Muckross to contest schools final…

Loreto and Muckross to contest schools final…

December 7, 2007 | 371 views | Leave a comment

Reigning Loreto Beaufort will defend their Leinster league crown next Friday after beating St Andrew’s 1-0 in yesterday’s semi-finals. They will play Muckross Park, who beat Wesley 2-0. Hermes’ Irish under 18 international Anna O’Flanagan was central to everything Muckross put together. She opened the scoring after 10 minutes, getting on the end of a […]

Weekend preview…

Weekend preview…

November 30, 2007 | 296 views | Leave a comment

So, where to start this weekend? In both men’s and women’s leagues there are absolutely massive encounters. Glenanne against Pembroke on Sunday is the obvious fixture that stands out on the men’s side. Both have 100 percent record so far and whilst Pembroke’s results have been more clear-cut, the Glens have an uncanny knack of […]

ISC Previews and fixtures

ISC Previews and fixtures

November 15, 2007 | 364 views | Leave a comment

The most action-packed weekend of the hockey calendar – both Irish Senior Cups begin the business end of the competition this weekend with all the main players being introduced to the fray. On the men’s side, an intriguing tie pits C of I against Lisnagarvey to take on one of their own. Former Munster-man, Jason […]

News in Brief – The Irish at the EHL

News in Brief – The Irish at the EHL

November 6, 2007 | 500 views | Leave a comment

* Leinster umpire Geoff Conn has been promoted to the level of “International Outdoor Umpire”. Geoff umpired at the EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy in Prague earlier this year and following another good performance in the recent EuroHockey League Round 1 in The Hague he got his new accreditation. Ulster’s Warren McCully and Chris McConkey both […]

Men's Round Up

Men's Round Up

November 3, 2007 | 305 views | Leave a comment

Fingal 3-2 MonkstownIn a key match for All-Ireland qualification, Fingal edged out a Monkstown side shorn of Ian Allen, Filip Jaros and Zack Dutton. Fingal, for their part had to call upon Tony Doyle in goal, one of a select number of grandfathers to play in division 1, after Nigel Grothier was called away for […]

Pembroke to begin European adventure

Pembroke to begin European adventure

November 2, 2007 | 358 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke Wanderers will break new ground this weekend when they represent Ireland in the inaugural Euro Hockey League in Antwerp. The tournament, which tags itself as “the best way hockey has ever been presented”, pits Europe’s top 24 clubs against each other in a format akin to football’s Champions league. Pembroke must come in the […]

2007 WorldHockey Women’s All Stars…

2007 WorldHockey Women’s All Stars…

November 1, 2007 | 0 views | Leave a comment

Want to honour some of Ireland’s greatest female hockey players? Recent weeks have seen two of Ireland’s all-time greats (Linda Caulfield and Jill Orbinson) retire from international hockey after the Europeans in Manchester. Would they be part of a world squad if you had to pick one? Well, now you can have your say! The […]

UCC retain Chilean Cup

UCC retain Chilean Cup

October 29, 2007 | 537 views | Leave a comment

UCC overcame a spirited UCD to retain the Chilean Cup in Belfast, dealing the Dublin university their second Intervarsity defeat of the day. In a repeat of last year’s final, Irish international Julia O’Halloran opened the scoring early in the first half, flicking powerfully into the top corner and Holly Moffett sealed the victory ten […]

UU claim Mauritius Cup

UU claim Mauritius Cup

October 29, 2007 | 387 views | Leave a comment

University of Ulster claimed the Mauritius Cup at the Intervarsities championship in Belfast today, beating UCD 1-0. In a game UU dominated, Neil Hamilton got the decisive goal. UCD were thankful to goalkeeper Herbie Bagnall for keeping them in the game and almost managed to nick a draw, gaining a series of penalty corners late […]