Interpros

Women’s Interpros: Day One

Women’s Interpros: Day One

March 13, 2009 | 90 views | Leave a comment

Munster took the initiative in the women’s interpros as they recovered from a goal down to beat Connacht 3-1 and lead the group after the first round of games. Leinster and Ulster opened the tournament with a scoreless draw which saw chances at an absolute premium in a feisty affair that saw Cathy McKean sin-binned. […]

Stewart backs Leinster to excite

Stewart backs Leinster to excite

March 13, 2009 | 166 views | Comments (2)

Leinster co-coach Colin Stewart has backed his side – with whom he shares the coaching role with Noel Keogh – to produce some fireworks at the interpos this weekend in Cork. Speaking to the Hook this week, he said “it’s probably the most attacking squad I’ve seen in Irish interprovincial hockey. We played on Tuesday […]

Just five remain for Leinster women

Just five remain for Leinster women

March 8, 2009 | 229 views | Leave a comment

Only five names from 2008’s Leinster women’s roster stay in the set-up for this weekend’s Interprovincial tournament in Cork as coach Rudi Woortman draws largely on the form of Railway Union and Loreto. Six players from the Beaufort club and five from Railway are included in the line-up which sees only Linda O’Neill, Jean McDonnell, […]

Leinster senior squad named

Leinster senior squad named

March 8, 2009 | 144 views | Leave a comment

The 18-player Leinster side named this morning by the team’s brain-trust of Noel Keogh, Colin Stewart, Arul Anthoni and Ronan Walsh shows nine changes from the interpro winning side of 2008. Monkstown’s Dave Fitzgerald and Corinthian’s Chris Pelow are the two debutants, the former coming in ahead of Steven Doran, who himself was a late […]

U-21 Interpros refixed/Irish cup action

U-21 Interpros refixed/Irish cup action

March 6, 2009 | 101 views | Leave a comment

The IHA announced this morning that the Management Board has approved the recommendation to reschedule the U-21 Interprovincial Tournaments for the weekend of 17/19 April 2009 in Grange Road. The date could prove an interesting one, coinciding as it does with the final round of Leinster league matches with Glenanne set to visit Three Rock […]

Men's weekend preview

Men's weekend preview

February 13, 2009 | 182 views | Leave a comment

The cancelled interpros mean Glenanne can have full usage of Jonathon Kane and Leinster U-21 captain Richie Shaw for what could be a pivotal weekend in the race for domestic honours. The pair are back in the squad with the match confirmed as a Saturday game after thoughts earlier this week of moving the game […]

U-21 Interprovincials called off amid weather concerns

U-21 Interprovincials called off amid weather concerns

February 10, 2009 | 93 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Hockey Association – in consultation with the Leinster Branch – today took the decision to cancel the men’s and ESB U-21 interpros, scheduled for February 13 to 15 In a statement released this afternoon, the IHA said: “The decision is due to the severe weather conditions Dublin has been experiencing recently and in […]

Denham names U-21 squad

Denham names U-21 squad

February 9, 2009 | 169 views | Leave a comment

Niall Denham has named an eye-opening Leinster U-21 squad for this weekend’s interprovincial tournament, to be held at Grange Road. YMCA’s Australian-born drag-flicker Jacob Webber – who arrived in Dublin earlier this season – has made his mark with a number of goals in the Leinster senior league. He gets the nod along with German […]

Interpros to use ‘auto-pass’ rule

Interpros to use ‘auto-pass’ rule

January 29, 2009 | 199 views | Leave a comment

The IHA announced they will implement the ‘auto-pass’ rule for the senior interprovincials in March. It follows the recent announcement by the FIH that, from May, the ruling will be introduced for all international hockey. The Competitions Committee approved the recommendation which came from David Passmore, Gene Muller and Paul Revington following the successful integration […]

McCarthy selects U-16 panel

McCarthy selects U-16 panel

January 12, 2009 | 325 views | Leave a comment

Una McCarthy has selected seven Leinster players in an initial 34-player panel this week for her Irish U-16 team who will take part in trials on February 1. Clontarf goalkeeper Rachael Barrett will be joined in the trials by Hermes duo Juliette King Hall and Laura Pinder while Railway trio Orla Macken, Kate Lloyd and […]

Noel Keogh to lead Leinster

Noel Keogh to lead Leinster

January 8, 2009 | 215 views | Leave a comment

Noel Keogh will lead Leinster’s senior squad for the tenth time as the Blues look to retain the Interprovincial title, won in stunning fashion last year at Grange Road. Needing to win by five clear goals, Alan Sothern and Mitch Darling to net three goals in three minutes in the latter stages of their game […]

Ulster claim girl’s U-16 crown

Ulster claim girl’s U-16 crown

January 4, 2009 | 158 views | Leave a comment

Ulster claimed the rearranged McCullagh Trophy – the U-16 girl’s interprovincial crown – winning the trophy back off Connacht for their tenth success since the trophy was first presented. The tournament’s key moment – played in a rapid-fire blitz format – was to be Ulster’s 1-0 win over Leinster in the fourth series of 30-minute […]

Revington names first squad

Revington names first squad

December 8, 2008 | 120 views | Leave a comment

Paul Revington today named his first 26-man Irish panel in the wake of the Scotland series and 20 days before he takes office officially. He said of his selection: “I am pleased to announce a very well balanced Irish men’s hockey squad moving into 2009. It contains a healthy mix of youth and experience, experienced […]

Girl’s U-16 Interpros: Day Two

Girl’s U-16 Interpros: Day Two

December 7, 2008 | 127 views | Leave a comment

The players and coaches for the girl’s U-16 interprovincial series in Kilkenny were left frustrated for a second day as the pitches were once again freezing, leading to the cancellation of the day’s play.

Girl’s U-16 Interprovincial

Girl’s U-16 Interprovincial

December 6, 2008 | 94 views | Leave a comment

The picthes in Kilkenny were deemed unplayable today with each game of the day being postponed. The full programme of games tomorrow, subject to a pitch inspection in the morning. Schedule (Sunday):Leinster v Munster, 9.30am ; Connacht v Ulster, 11am; South East v Munster, 12.30pm; Leinster v Connacht, 2pm; South East v Ulster, 3.30pm

Girl’s U-16 Interpros

Girl’s U-16 Interpros

December 5, 2008 | 126 views | Leave a comment

Mick McKinnon will hope to lead the Leinster U-16s to their ninth interprovincial title at this level but will face tough opponents all weekend with Connacht and Ulster probably the front runners in Kilkenny over the weekend. Holders Connacht go into the tournament with a number of the U-18 side that lost out on goal-difference […]

Irish U-16 and U-18 boys triallists named

Irish U-16 and U-18 boys triallists named

December 1, 2008 | 147 views | Leave a comment

Following last week’s interpros, 35 U-16 players and 26 U-18s have been selected to take part in trial sessions in the coming weeks for their respective Irish underage sides. The U-16s trials, to be held at the National Stadium, UCD take place on January 11 and January 25 2009 between 10.30am and 3.30pm. The U-18s, […]

Logue names U-18 panel

Logue names U-18 panel

November 28, 2008 | 179 views | Leave a comment

Nine Leinster players have been included in Mary Logue’s initial Irish U-18 panel of 33 as the preparations begin for next summer’s U-18 Eurohockey Nations tournament in Belgium. Five Hermes’ players are included while Loreto’s Ali Meeke and Hannah Matthews – who missed the recent interpros through injury – also get the nod. Leinster captain […]

Boy’s U-18 and U-16 Interprovincials: Day Three

Boy’s U-18 and U-16 Interprovincials: Day Three

November 24, 2008 | 112 views | Leave a comment

Leinster’s U-16s did the necessary against Munster on Sunday morning to guarantee retention of the interprovincial title at the first attempt – given two games to procure the three points necessary for victory. Three Rock striker Shane Madeley – son of former Irish international Robin – bagged both of the goals in a 2-0 in […]

Girl’s U-18 Interpros: Day Two

Girl’s U-18 Interpros: Day Two

November 24, 2008 | 224 views | Leave a comment

* Thanks to Alan Good for the words and Rachel McSharry for the picsUlster claimed the girls’ U-18 title by the narrowest of margins after another dramatic series of games at Garryduff earlier today. The northern province looked dead and buried after being hammered by Connacht on Saturday, but they defeated Leinster by the required […]