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U-21 Interpros refixed/Irish cup action

U-21 Interpros refixed/Irish cup action

March 6, 2009 | 95 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 | 165 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 | 89 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 | 158 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 | 185 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 | 303 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 | 195 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 | 148 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 | 113 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 | 120 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 | 90 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 | 121 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 | 139 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 | 159 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 | 100 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 | 172 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 […]

U-18 Girl’s Interpros: Day One

U-18 Girl’s Interpros: Day One

November 23, 2008 | 152 views | Leave a comment

*Thanks to Alan Good for the round-up and Rachel McSharry for the pictures. Connacht put themselves in pole position to win their first ever girls U-18 interprovincial title after a fascinating opening day at Garryduff. A comprehensive 3-0 rout of Ulster was followed up by a slightly sloppier 3-2 defeat of South East, to ensure […]

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

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

November 23, 2008 | 181 views | Leave a comment

*With thanks to Alan Good Ulster claimed the boys’ U18 interprovincial title with a day to spare after a topsy-turvy set of encounters at Shaw’s Bridge today. The northern province have built an unassailable six-point lead over nearest rivals Munster, while pre-tournament favourites Leinster are, amazingly, still pointless following another shock defeat. That came this […]

Boys Interpros: U-16s shine as U-18s disappoint

Boys Interpros: U-16s shine as U-18s disappoint

November 22, 2008 | 72 views | Leave a comment

Leinster U-16s stand in pole position after the first day of the interpros in Shawsbridge as they hammered Munster 5-0 – a side that had earlier beaten Ulster 1-0. Stephen Nolan opened the scoring after just 80 seconds after a stunning run by Sutton Park’s Mark Ryan. Ryan doubled up from a penalty corner and […]

Jacqui Potter Cup fixtures

Jacqui Potter Cup fixtures

November 21, 2008 | 115 views | Leave a comment

The majority of the second round of the Jacqui Potter cup games take place this weekend but holders Hermes’ tournament bow against Alex has been delayed due to the involvement of five players in the U-18 interpros with that tie taking place with the next ten days. Elsewhere, there may be a few tricky ties […]