Mens Division 1

YM soar to second in men’s table

YM soar to second in men’s table

October 19, 2010 | 1,611 views | Comments (7)

YMCA’s five-goal second half performance broke the will of a gutsy UCD performance, overturning an early deficit to move up to second place in the early season standings.

Late Brennan trio takes 11-goal cracker

Late Brennan trio takes 11-goal cracker

October 16, 2010 | 1,253 views | Comments (8)

Joe Brennan netted three goals in five minutes to see Glenanne over the line in an 11-goal battle with Monkstown in the men’s division one. Elsewhere, there were draws at Whitechurch Park and Belfield while Fingal overturned a two-goal deficit in Weston.

Glens and Town highlight busy weekend

Glens and Town highlight busy weekend

October 14, 2010 | 25,072 views | Comments (3)

Monkstown’s credentials will undergo severe scrutiny this weekend in Tallaght as they travel to face Glenanne in the Gerry McCabe Cup fixture between the sides occupying the top two rungs of the league. Elsewhere, there is men’s division two; women’s division one and girl’s interprovincial action in the province.

Weston ready to welcome top-tier hockey

Weston ready to welcome top-tier hockey

October 14, 2010 | 1,361 views | Comments (4)

Weston club chairman Emmett Hutchin describes Saturday’s first ever division one home fixture against Fingal as “an extremely significant” occasion for the Lucan club after 63 years rising through the divisions to take their place at the top table

Town and Glens keep 100pc records

Town and Glens keep 100pc records

October 2, 2010 | 1,189 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown and Glenanne top the table after two rounds of the men’s division one as they ousted Railway and Fingal but had it far from all their own way. Three Rock won the Rathfarnham derby while Pembroke beat Weston.

Reds and Rovers crank up usual tension

Reds and Rovers crank up usual tension

October 1, 2010 | 2,460 views | Comments (1)

Inauspicious starts to the season add to the usual tension between Three Rock Rovers and Corinthian as the sides from either end of the Marlay Park look to break their seasonal duck at Grange Road on Saturday.

Glens and Town strike late on opening day

Glens and Town strike late on opening day

September 26, 2010 | 1,521 views | Comments (13)

Glenanne and Monkstown need last-gasp strikes to down Pembroke and Three Rock with the odd goal in three in the Men’s Division One while Railway waltz to Fingal win and YM get the better of Weston

The season starts here… Men’s Division One

The season starts here… Men’s Division One

September 23, 2010 | 1,134 views | Comments (3)

The time for calling 8-3 preseason defeats as “learning experiences” and claiming “it’s only the Neville Cup” is over as the Leinster division one season’s tip off this weekend. The Hook is here to provide the runners and riders for the site’s fourth season covering Leinster hockey.

YMCA – Men’s Division One preview

YMCA – Men’s Division One preview

September 23, 2010 | 1,442 views | Leave a comment

Improving each year since taking the job, Trevor Dagg is the longest serving coach still doing the rounds in Leinster division one and his brief will be to consolidate on last year’s top five breach.

Weston – Men’s Division One preview

Weston – Men’s Division One preview

September 23, 2010 | 1,850 views | Comments (1)

In their 63rd year, Weston make their debut appearance in the top flight in the province with many people touting the warning signs following Clontarf’s rise from division two a year ago.

Three Rock Rovers – Men’s Division One preview

Three Rock Rovers – Men’s Division One preview

September 23, 2010 | 1,318 views | Comments (3)

Following a season in which 14 players left to go travelling or for foreign clubs, Three Rock will be hoping for a more settled season this year under the steadying hand of Arul Anthoni.

Railway Union – Men’s Division One preview

Railway Union – Men’s Division One preview

September 23, 2010 | 1,434 views | Comments (1)

Railway take the field this season without Paul O’Brien who finally steps down from the first team after an incredible stint in the first team, dating back to the 1980s.

Pembroke – Men’s Division One preview

Pembroke – Men’s Division One preview

September 23, 2010 | 1,296 views | Comments (1)

Losing nigh on 600 caps of international experience and the guts of the side that claimed eight titles in the past two seasons has placed Pembroke in the rare role of underdogs for the Leinster title.

Monkstown – Men’s Division One preview

Monkstown – Men’s Division One preview

September 23, 2010 | 1,482 views | Comments (1)

Time for a breakthrough for Monkstown and the conditions will scarcely be more agreeable in September than this year. Ireland U-18 Kyle Good – should he avoid injury which limited his first team appearances to a mere handful last year – could be a powerful addition while finally nabbing Robbie McFarlane from UCD adds another scoring option.

Glenanne – Men’s Division One preview

Glenanne – Men’s Division One preview

September 23, 2010 | 1,252 views | Comments (1)

As the top side to suffer least from player departures, Glenanne take on the mantle of favourites this season even in spite of Stephen Butler’s departure.

Fingal – Men’s Division One preview

Fingal – Men’s Division One preview

September 23, 2010 | 1,627 views | Comments (1)

As one of the clubs with the smallest turnover of players, Fingal look a decent bet to improve on last year’s form – the best of which was reserved for the Mills Cup.

Corinthian – Leinster Men’s Division One preview

Corinthian – Leinster Men’s Division One preview

September 23, 2010 | 1,479 views | Comments (1)

Following up the heroics of last season was always going to be tough. Doing so without three central figures will be even harder as drag-flicker Brian Doherty’s Belgian move and Darren Kimfley’s invention robs a huge amount of goals.

Pembroke and Railway’s Neville stroke of fortune

Pembroke and Railway’s Neville stroke of fortune

September 19, 2010 | 2,315 views | Comments (13)

Pembroke advanced to the second round of the Neville Cup on penalty strokes, as did Railway Union against Corinthian. Fingal won 3-1 in Lucan while Clontarf won the battle of the division two sides.

Neville ties to begin search for answers

Neville ties to begin search for answers

September 17, 2010 | 3,779 views | Leave a comment

As the Neville Cup eases Leinster hockey back into gear this weekend, the question marks raised after a raft of summer transfers will have their first tangible form of answer on Saturday.

German-bound Lewis out of tasty curtain-raiser

German-bound Lewis out of tasty curtain-raiser

September 1, 2010 | 1,450 views | Comments (2)

Tim Lewis confirmed his move to Crefelder HTC in Germany this morning to The Hook, meaning Pembroke’s opening Leinster senior league tie with Glenanne will have an ever more new-look. Meanwhile, the Leinster Branch released the early season fixtures with all the details here