IHA announce first and second round draws for men’s and women’s Irish Junior Cup, Irish Hockey Trophy and Irish Hockey Challenge
Alan Sothern’s quartet of goals saw Pembroke overhaul Glenanne while Railway Union kept YMCA at bay to take the final two Leinster places in the men’s National Indoor Trophy finals; Railway, Glenanne, Old Alex and Hermes progressed in the women’s competition
The National Indoor Trophy hots up this weekend as the six men’s finalists and five more women’s teams will be confirmed to join the Ulster Elks and Ards.
Clontarf took the most affirmative step forward in the men’s National Indoor Trophy as their pair of single-goal victories put them within a point in their final group two game to confirm their place in the finals weekend.
Three Rock Rovers begin the defence of their National Indoor Trophy title with much the same panel at their disposal that annexed the crown last time around despite a series of emigrations.
Hermes have an almost instant chance of revenge against UCD in the refixed Irish Hockey League clash, aiming to slow the rising juggernaut which has laid waste to virtually every challenge in their path to date.
Having ousted Trinity in emphatic fashion, Queen’s University will aim to shoot down a large contingent of DUHC old boys in the second round of the men’s Irish Hockey Trophy as they were drawn to face Rathgar.
On a bumper day of draws, clubs from all over the country found out their national fate as the initial rounds of the Irish Junior Cup, Irish Hockey Trophy and Irish Hockey Challenge competitions were decided.
For a second week running, UCD’s new batch will face one of the title contenders, looking to rock the provincial apple-cart against Loreto who have edged home in two thrillers to be only side with a 100pc record thus far.
With the release of the Leinster men’s early season fixtures, The Hook’s preparations for the new season are also getting underway; we’re hoping you can help support the site as it enters it’s fifth season
The sixth annual ESB Electric Ireland Irish Hockey Awards night saw Lisnagarvey take home the main prize as they were named Club of the Year in front of a who’s who of the sport in the Burlington Hotel
The Hook celebrated its first Awards Night in Kobra on Leeson Street on Grafton Street, honouring its first seven official award winners at what is hoped to become an annual event
A 2-0 win against Pembroke 5ths on March 19 secured the Division 6 title for Newbridge 2nds with three league games still to play, one of a series of acheivements for the Kildare club
The nominations are in and now it is your chance to have a say in who wins the first Hook Awards as the public vote for Umpire, Coach and Senior men’s and women’s player of the year went live this morning.
The first round of the Jacqui Potter U-16 Cup was completed last Sunday with on-form Muckross scoring the result of the round when they hit form to get a 1-0 win over holders Hermes.
Old Alex produced a golden first half to sweep into a 4-0 lead and never looked back against Pembroke to move into a share of first place while Corinthian and Trinity both get off the mark for the season. Muckross advance in the IHT.
Three men’s IHL sides will fall at the first hurdle of this year’s Irish Senior Cup following this evening’s draw. In the women’s competition, Railway play Pegasus in the stand-out first round fixture in the women’s competition.
Division Four: Newbridge celebrated their 15th season in existence when they claimed division four in the final week of the season, pipping Kildare rivals Naas. A draw at home with Botanic on the penultimate weekend of the season had opened the door for their Caragh Road rivals who were three points back with a game […]
Division Two: Old Alex II currently rule the roost in division two, carrying a six point advantage into the second half of the season, boasting a perfect six from six home record to lead the way from reigning champions Railway Union II and Loreto II. Becca Coll and Hazel Agar’s goals have been a key […]
No doubt where the tastiest of the ESB Senior Cup second round ties as St Andrew’s hosts Hermes and Railway Union as two of the competition’s big guns face off. Mick McKinnon’s side have been flying thus far and showed the depth of their squad in last week’s win over Glenanne as a number of […]