Mens Division 1

Reds held; Rovers and Town scrape home

Reds held; Rovers and Town scrape home

October 3, 2009 | 1,087 views | Comments (11)

Men’s Divsion One:Clontarf 1 (Derek Ledwidge) TRR 2 (Peter Blakeney, Garry Ringwood)Three Rock Rovers were pushed all the way by Clontarf who bounced back well from their opening day mauling against Pembroke. Peter Blakeney and Garry Ringwood built up a 2-0 half-time lead at Mount Temple. But the Bulls fought back with Derek Ledwidge on […]

Men’s Division One: Week One round-up

Men’s Division One: Week One round-up

September 27, 2009 | 1,299 views | Comments (28)

Corinthian 3 (Brian Doherty 2, Glen Holmes) Fingal 1 (Paddy Gahan) A tight, cagey match; Corinthian’s greater conversion rate from corners proved the difference as his 100pc record earned the points at Whitechurch Park. Glen Holmes opened the scoring but Paddy Gahan levelled matters. But Doherty zinged in a high flick on the hooter for […]

Clontarf

Clontarf

September 26, 2009 | 1,338 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 1st (Division Two) Coach: Harold de Jong (2nd season)Players In: Ben Hewitt (Dublin Uni)Players Out: Ross McMullen (retired), Gordon Lindsay (retired) Summary: A tough return to division one for Clontarf with many of the sides that would previously have been targeted for points strengthening significantly. Last week’s 5-0 loss to YM shows the […]

Corinthian

Corinthian

September 26, 2009 | 1,329 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 5th, Mills Cup winners, ISC quarter-finals Player/coach: Andrew Cronje (1st season)Players In: Barry Glavey (Dublin Uni), Lucas Piccioli (TRR)Players Out: John McInroy (UCD), Ross Gribben (UCD) Summary: Corinthian were a side transformed since the arrival of Andrew Cronje and Darren Kimfley and both enjoyed their time enough to give it another crack with […]

Fingal

Fingal

September 26, 2009 | 1,626 views | Comments (1)

Last Season: 6th; IHL group stages Coach: Gerry Wheeler (1st season, second spell)Captain: David Bane Players In: Gary Sharman, Tom Manning, Stephen Thompson, Hugh Kelly, Mark Sandell (all Kilkenny)Players Out: Mick McGuinness (Glenanne), Brian Scully (Weston), Keith Crawford Summary: Like Corinthian, the first three games should paint the picture of what lies in store for […]

Glenanne

Glenanne

September 26, 2009 | 1,585 views | Comments (1)

Last Season: 2nd; IHL runners-up, Mills Cup semi-finals, ISC semis Coach: Arul Anthoni (2nd season)Captain: Joe Brennan Players In: Mick McGuinness (Fingal), Filip Jaros (Monkstown), Robbie Hanna (Bray), Gareth Carragher (Weston)Players Out: Alan Browne (Weston), Daryl Carey (YMCA) Summary: Early season has not lent itself to ideal preparation for the EHL with just competitive games […]

Monkstown

Monkstown

September 26, 2009 | 1,237 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 4th; IHL Group stages; Mills semi-final Coach: Rory O’Donoghue (2nd season)Captain: Gareth Watkins Players In: Runar O’Moore (UCD), Ali Nolan (UCD), Andy Ewington (New Zealand)Players Out: Filip Jaros (Glenanne), Fran Lee (travelling), Ian Horsfield (Kelburne, Scotland), Richie Beere (emigrated), Rob Burke (moved to Cork) Summary: A summer of relocations has seen Monkstown lose […]

Pembroke Wanderers

Pembroke Wanderers

September 26, 2009 | 1,378 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 1st; IHL, ISC, EuroHockey Club Trophy Winners, Mills Cup final Player/coach: Craig Fulton (5th season)Captain: Alan Giles Players In: Andy McConnell (TRR), Patrick Good (YMCA), Adam Pritchard (Cork C of I), David Molloy (Waterford)Players Out: Ronan Flannery (UCD), Scott Lowrie (Scotland), Stu Loughrey (Loughborough Uni) Summary: The unprecedented success of 2008/09 has helped […]

Railway Union

Railway Union

September 26, 2009 | 1,451 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 8th Coach: Paul Cooke (2nd season)Players In: Stephen O’Keefe (UCD), Karl Chapple (Avoca), Andrew Holmes (Russia), Greg O’Driscoll (Cork Harlequins)Players Out: David Jenkins (Monkstown), Brendan O’Connor (Galway) Summary: Youth development continues to be the by-word on Park Avenue as Railway’s preseason saw several teenagers get increasing pitch-time. Jeffrey Spillane broke into the side […]

Three Rock Rovers

Three Rock Rovers

September 26, 2009 | 1,537 views | Comments (1)

Last Season: 3rd, IHL semi-finals, EHL last 16 Coach: Maarten Bos (1st season) Players In: Sven Gjaalardt (Netherlands), Pieter Steins-Bisschop (Netherlands)Players Out: Tim Hill (UCD), Lucas Piccioli (Corinthian), Andy McConnell (Pembroke), Phelie Maguire (KHC Leuven), Mitch Darling (KHC Leuven) Summary: How Rovers will fare is one of the big unknowns as the loss of three […]

UCD

UCD

September 26, 2009 | 1,348 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 9th Player/coach: John McInroy (1st season)Captain: Tim Hill Players In: Tim Hill (UCD), John McInroy (Corinthian), Ronan Flannery (Pembroke), Ross Gribben (Corinthian), Rob Anderson (YMCA), Jamie Tobin (YMCA), Shane O’Donnell (YMCA)Players Out: Stephen O’Keefe (Railway Union), Runar O’Moore (Monkstown), Ali Nolan (Monkstown) Summary: Good recruitment and some highly motivated preseason work sees UCD […]

YMCA

YMCA

September 26, 2009 | 1,650 views | Comments (7)

Last Season: 7th, Mills Cup semi-final Coach: Trevor Dagg (3rd season)Captain: Iain Walker Players In: Cliff Bailey (Bray), Simon Mills (Brisbane), Todd Gill (Cairns)Players Out: Patrick Good (Pembroke), Rob Anderson (UCD), Jamie Tobin (UCD) Summary: Much to their own surprise, almost all YM’s summer player chases ended up working out to leave them with three […]

Reds look to break into top tier

Reds look to break into top tier

September 25, 2009 | 1,568 views | Comments (4)

With the early Neville Cup sparring providing an easing back into the season, Leinster league division one gets underway in earnest tomorrow afternoon. Corinthian, YMCA and UCD all have significant tests of how far they can go this season as they face Fingal, Monkstown and Glenanne respectively. The reds impressed in their two ties to […]

Irish internationals on the move

Irish internationals on the move

September 23, 2009 | 3,258 views | Comments (16)

As a hectic pre-season comes to a close, the high profile transfers keep coming with four women’s internationals departing these shores to play hockey elsewhere. Megan Frazer’s scholarship to the University of Maryland was confirmed in the Spring but has been joined in wild geese camp by Shirley McCay (left), Alex Speers and Emma Clarke. […]

McInroy makes UCD switch

McInroy makes UCD switch

June 8, 2009 | 1,736 views | Leave a comment

John McInroy has been confirmed today as UCD’s player-coach for the 2009/10 coming season, making the switch after a successful season with Corinthian, winning the Mills Cup and obtaining an IHL place. McInroy’s move comes as the men’s club look to emulate the achievements of the UCD women’s setup with UCD Director of Sport Brian […]

UCD survive playoff

UCD survive playoff

April 26, 2009 | 1,591 views | Leave a comment

UCD 4 (Robbie McFarlane 2, Tadhg Walsh-Peelo) Bray 2 (Stephen Jones, Simon Cox) UCD retained their division one status thanks to a 4-2 win over Bray in the promotion/relegation playoff on Saturday afternoon at Serpentine Avenue. Bray scored first and last but in the end the superior fitness of the students began to tell in […]

Preview of Saturday’s action

Preview of Saturday’s action

April 24, 2009 | 10,462 views | Leave a comment

Amid all the hoopla, Pembroke could be on for another pair of national titles over the weekend as they look to retain both the men’s senior and junior cup titles. Saturday’s battle with Cork C of I sees the side come up against an old friend as the highly decorated Trevor Dunne returns to Dublin […]

Pembroke ease to Leinster title – Week 18 results

Pembroke ease to Leinster title – Week 18 results

April 19, 2009 | 1,119 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke picked up their first Leinster league title in four years as they eased by Monkstown to get the point they needed to keep out of reach of Glenanne.  The win was pretty much wrapped up inside 12 minutes as Craig Fulton got the simplest of deflections to Conor Harte’s free-in and Maurice Elliott’s tapping in […]

Pembroke hold aces on final day

Pembroke hold aces on final day

April 17, 2009 | 1,554 views | Comments (8)

Pembroke are in the box seat on what promises to be an emotional day at Rathdown as the Leinster league comes to a close. The match with Monkstown not only decides the fate of the division one title but will also bring down the curtain on Ray O’Connor’s incredible career (of which more later) as […]

Sothern tops goalscorer list

Sothern tops goalscorer list

April 15, 2009 | 1,508 views | Leave a comment

With just one round of matches left to go in the regular season, it would take a minor miracle for Alan Sothern to be denied the Hennessy Cup for division one’s top scorer. The Pembroke hitman currently leads the way with 31 league goals, nine clear of Monkstown’s Gareth Watkins on 22. Ireland’s top goalscorer, […]