Mens Division 1

Brennan and Conlon accentuate positives of 2-2 draw

Brennan and Conlon accentuate positives of 2-2 draw

September 16, 2014 | 1,964 views | Leave a comment

There were reasons to be cheerful for both Three Rock Rovers’ Joe Brennan and Pembroke’s Paddy Conlon following their 2-2 draw at Serpentine Avenue, accentuating the positives to Declan Hughes.

Corinthian and YM lead the way in division one

Corinthian and YM lead the way in division one

September 14, 2014 | 2,904 views | Leave a comment

Corinthian and YMCA are the surprise names at the head of the embyronic Leinster men’s division one table as the two sides with six points from two outings.

Title contenders TRR and Pembroke battle in first big tie of new division one season

Title contenders TRR and Pembroke battle in first big tie of new division one season

September 12, 2014 | 1,926 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers and Pembroke’s early season title credentials face a major test in Leinster division one as last year’s Irish Senior Cup finalists show down in the first big game of the new campaign.

AUDIO: Conlon hails Ingram “stormer”

AUDIO: Conlon hails Ingram “stormer”

September 7, 2014 | 2,304 views | Leave a comment

Following the opening day of the new season, Dublin City FM’s Declan Hughes caught up with four of the coaches of the men’s Leinster division one sides to get their thoughts on how their side got on, speaking to Paddy Conlon, David Bane, Trevor Dagg and Mark Cullen.

Treacy spoils Avoca’s welcome back party with late reds double

Treacy spoils Avoca’s welcome back party with late reds double

September 7, 2014 | 2,511 views | Leave a comment

Trevor Dagg’s Corinthian got their season off to a flyer as they beat his former club Avoca 3-1 in Newpark on Leinster men’s division one’s opening day; Monkstown were held 1-1 by Glenanne; Pembroke’s incision saw off Railway Union while Three Rock beat Rathgar

USA Hockey Guy predicts the new season!

USA Hockey Guy predicts the new season!

September 5, 2014 | 3,425 views | Comments (1)

As the final part of The Hook’s preseason build-up, we have enlisted the help of Twitter’s finest Leinster Hockey analyst – or “Eastern Conference” as he prefers to call it – to give us his predictions for the new season!

Seconds out for the men’s 2014/15 season

Seconds out for the men’s 2014/15 season

September 5, 2014 | 2,634 views | Comments (1)

Jack McCann runs his eye over tound one of the men’s Leinster season which features a series of well-matched fixtures with Avoca battling Corinthian, Pembroke and Railway in the Sandymount derby, and Monkstown travelling to Glenanne while Rathgar host TRR

The season starts here – men’s Leinster Division One preview

The season starts here – men’s Leinster Division One preview

September 4, 2014 | 3,825 views | Comments (2)

New season and ten new-look squads begin their men’s Leinster division one campaign after an extremely busy summer of transfer dealings as the chasing pack attempt to close the gap to Monkstown, winners last year after a 40-year wait.

UCD – Men’s Leinster Division One preview

UCD – Men’s Leinster Division One preview

September 3, 2014 | 2,638 views | Leave a comment

It has been a tricky off-season for the students. Having built a team over the last four years that can more than contest for the upper echelons of the Leinster league and enjoyed a decent maiden season in the IHL, they are now in the position of needing to restart the process

Three Rock Rovers – Men’s Leinster Division One

Three Rock Rovers – Men’s Leinster Division One

September 3, 2014 | 2,574 views | Comments (1)

Just two seasons since recording their worst-ever performance in Leinster’s division one, Rovers bounced back brilliantly to land two cups last season and record a best league finish since 2007/08.

Rathgar – Men’s Leinster Division One preview

Rathgar – Men’s Leinster Division One preview

September 3, 2014 | 2,158 views | Leave a comment

Tricky second season for the Chiefs, they will be hoping they can avoid the danger of a relegation playoff in their second season in the top tier.

Railway Union – Men’s Leinster Division One preview

Railway Union – Men’s Leinster Division One preview

September 3, 2014 | 2,888 views | Comments (1)

Having nicked the fifth Irish Hockey League spot, Railway Union have grown their squad considerably with a couple of interesting new arrivals.

Pembroke – Leinster Men’s Division One preview

Pembroke – Leinster Men’s Division One preview

September 3, 2014 | 2,476 views | Leave a comment

Four quality players out, three good replacements thus far for Pembroke as they look to break up last season’s top two of Monkstown and Three Rock in the Leinster league and win back the crown won in 2012/13.

Monkstown – Leinster Men’s Division One preview

Monkstown – Leinster Men’s Division One preview

September 3, 2014 | 2,545 views | Comments (1)

The Irish Hockey League champions finally landed the Leinster men’s division one title last season after 32 years with a come-from-behind win over Glenanne last February at the venue where they start this year’s campaign.

Glenanne – Leinster Men’s Division One preview

Glenanne – Leinster Men’s Division One preview

September 3, 2014 | 2,719 views | Comments (1)

With Gareth Carragher moving to Nottingham for his studies, Glenanne have added off a fine replacement between the posts in the form of Polish international Lukasz Domachowski

Corinthian – Men’s Leinster Division One preview

Corinthian – Men’s Leinster Division One preview

September 3, 2014 | 2,558 views | Comments (1)

With their quartet of South Africans of last season not returning, Corinthian have a much more home-grown look for the upcoming season for Trevor Dagg’s first year in charge.

Avoca – Men’s Leinster Division One preview

Avoca – Men’s Leinster Division One preview

September 3, 2014 | 2,770 views | Comments (1)

Promoted at short notice, Mark Cullen’s bootboys have nonetheless managed an intensive enough preseason, playing six games since they were announced as replacing Fingal in the top tie in Leinster.

Railway and Loreto drawn in classic ISC first round tie

Railway and Loreto drawn in classic ISC first round tie

September 2, 2014 | 3,743 views | Comments (1)

The women’s draw for the first round of the Irish Senior Cup threw up two tasty ties as IHL semi-finalists from the past two seasons Railway Union and Loreto along with UCD and Ards set to meet on October 4.

UCD men add McKinnon to coaching roster

UCD men add McKinnon to coaching roster

September 1, 2014 | 2,688 views | Leave a comment

UCD’s men have added the vastly experienced Mick McKinnon to their coaching set-up for the 2014/15 season, joining Rory O’Donoghue on the roster for the new campaign.

Avoca’s Cullen hopes young panel can thrive in division one

Avoca’s Cullen hopes young panel can thrive in division one

August 18, 2014 | 2,059 views | Leave a comment

Avoca’s return to men’s Leinster division one looks set to be a huge ask but coach Mark Cullen says that his side will not have that much shorter of a preseason than anticipated ahead of the big tip-off.