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Railway Union win first ever division one crown

Railway Union win first ever division one crown

March 30, 2009 | 241 views | Leave a comment

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p1qBUhsaJI&hl=en&fs=1] Railway Union 2 (Kate Dillon, Emma Smyth) UCD 1 (Lisa Jacob)Railway Union claimed their first ever women’s Leinster Senior League final in over 100 years of hockey as they got the three points they needed at Park Avenue. Victory was sealed, perhaps in the most fitting manner, by Emma Smyth’s reverse-stick thunderbolt. One of […]

Irish girls U-18 and U-16 squads announced

Irish girls U-18 and U-16 squads announced

March 30, 2009 | 287 views | Leave a comment

Mary Logue named her squad of 16 from the panel of 24 for Ireland U-18s upcoming two test matches against Belgium on April 16 and 17 as she continues her preparation for the Euro Hockey Youth Nations Championship. The matches will be played at Nivelles – the venue for the U-18 Europeans in July. Squad:Niamh […]

Men's Division One: Round-Up

Men's Division One: Round-Up

March 30, 2009 | 257 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke took a major step toward reclaiming the league title from Three Rock’s clutches as they held off the intentions of Corinthian at Serpentine Avenue. The ‘Broke took full points to come closer to taking their first of what could be a glut of trophies this season. Conor Harte zinged in a corner while Maurice […]

Women's Division One: Round-Up

Women's Division One: Round-Up

March 30, 2009 | 253 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union took a massive step toward a first ever division one title as the momentum that was going Loreto’s way in recent weeks took an about turn back in favour of the Sandymount club. In truth, Loreto’s comeback was more due to Railway’s inactivity in the domestic league than a marked downturn in form […]

Men Division Two: Week 15 results

Men Division Two: Week 15 results

March 29, 2009 | 253 views | Leave a comment

Avoca 2 (Enda Gallanagh, Scott Wilkie) Dublin University 2 (Stu Cinnamond, Ben Hewitt) A result which does a neither side’s playoff hopes much good, Avoca and Dublin Uni are both still technically able to pick up the playoff spot but such an outcome looks beyond both. Irish Senior Cup winner Enda Gallanagh and Scott Wilkie […]

UCD look to bridge 58 year gap: ISC and IJC round-up

UCD look to bridge 58 year gap: ISC and IJC round-up

March 29, 2009 | 328 views | Leave a comment

UCD won the battle of the students to keep alive their hopes of claiming the Irish Senior Cup for a second time – the previous coming way back in 1951. They added the scalp of fellow students Ulster Elks to their list of victims in an intriguing cup run which has seen the students beat […]

YMCA take inaugural IHC: Irish Hockey finals

YMCA take inaugural IHC: Irish Hockey finals

March 29, 2009 | 295 views | Leave a comment

YMCA were Leinster’s big winners from the four Irish Hockey finals taking place at Belfield this weekend, winning their first ever national title in dramatic style. They ousted Fermoy in the weekend’s opening fixture – the ESB Irish Hockey Challenge – on penalty strokes, Aimee Powderly netting the crucial flick in a 2-1 win. Early […]

Skerries close in on playoff place

Skerries close in on playoff place

March 27, 2009 | 315 views | Leave a comment

The ever-shifting ebb and flow of the division two play-off race swung back into Skerries favour last night as they scored twice in the second half to end Suttonians outside hopes. After an even first half, the seasiders picked up their third successive win as Felix Nacken and Ali McMahon notched up the necessary goals. […]

Women's Division One Preview

Women's Division One Preview

March 27, 2009 | 252 views | Leave a comment

The title race, so long seen as a one-horse race, could see a major twist once again this week. Railway could have their first ever title wrapped up within six days with Saturday’s game in Bray beginning a possible run of three games in quick succession with UCD visiting on Monday and a trip to […]

Leinster Men's weekend preview

Leinster Men's weekend preview

March 27, 2009 | 264 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke’s title bid faces a tough battle as they look to overturn their Mills Cup final defeat at the hands of Corinthian last week. Three Rock’s recent draws with YMCA mean that Pembroke’s destiny is back in their own hands, though any slip up and Glenanne are likely to pounce. They face the terminally injury-ravaged […]

Seven national cup final places on offer

Seven national cup final places on offer

March 27, 2009 | 273 views | Leave a comment

A busy weekend of Irish Senior and Junior Cup action as the glut of refixes, primarily due to the weather sees seven final places up for grabs. In the ESB senior, UCD’s hosting of the Ulster Elks is particularly eye-catching as the two sets of students lock horns. Both bring a pair of Irish internationals […]

Mullingar and YMCA ready to rumble

Mullingar and YMCA ready to rumble

March 27, 2009 | 335 views | Leave a comment

This weekend sees the first national club titles handed out as the inaugural Irish Hockey Trophy and Challenge competitions come to the final stage. Saturday sees the major Leinster interest with YMCA ladies and the men from Mullingar gunning for their first national titles. Mullingar are looking to make it a 25th anniversary to remember […]

B schoolboy and Meath and District League finals

B schoolboy and Meath and District League finals

March 27, 2009 | 418 views | Leave a comment

There is still plenty of school’s action to take in if you find yourself free next Wednesday afternoon as many of the schoolboy’s ‘B’ and schoolgirl’s Meath and District finals reach their final stages. The senior B title has already been decided with Dundalk Grammar – inspired by school’s international Andrew Shekleton (pictured) – taking […]

News in brief

News in brief

March 27, 2009 | 277 views | Leave a comment

With the season hitting its peak, there’s plenty of activities and information floating about. Sign up to the IHA’s Hockey Happenings – on http://www.hockey.ie/ – for more information on many of these snippets. * Old Alexandra are joining up with Old Wesley Rugby Club to run a Fashion Show to fundraise for both clubs on […]

Paul Cooke names U-16 panel

Paul Cooke names U-16 panel

March 26, 2009 | 388 views | Leave a comment

Paul Cooke’s Irish U-16 panel has been reduced to 24 for the upcoming series with Belgium, to be played in UCD on April 7 to 9. Seven of the players who took part in the recent Leinster U-16 cup final between Railway and Three Rock are included Corinthian’s attack-minded defender Robert Burke (pictured) also gets […]

Women's Division One: Bray 0 Loreto 3

Women's Division One: Bray 0 Loreto 3

March 26, 2009 | 277 views | Leave a comment

Bray 0 Loreto 3 (Cathy McKean, Nikki Keegan, Hannah Matthews) Orla Bell’s Loreto took the top spot for the first time this season to pile more pressure on a slightly misfiring Railway Union with a comfortable 3-0 win on Tuesday night in Bray. Cathy McKean put the Beaufort side ahead inside five minutes before Nikki […]

Corinthian three-point penalty overturned

Corinthian three-point penalty overturned

March 26, 2009 | 230 views | Comments (19)

In a statement released this afternoon, it has been confirmed that Corinthian have been cleared of any wrong-doing in relation to the registration of players for their match with Fingal on December 13. The Leinster Branch Management Committee last night decided to allow Corinthian HC’s appeal against a decision of the Fixtures Committee to reverse […]

Ireland U-18 squad announced for Belgium series

Ireland U-18 squad announced for Belgium series

March 25, 2009 | 233 views | Leave a comment

A 19-strong panel has been announced for the Irish u-18 squad ahead of their trip to Nivelles, Belgium on April 15 to 17 as their preparations for the summer’s European competition continues. Three Rock pair Stephen West and Kyle Good were not considered due to their potential involvement with Three Rock in the EHL while […]

Women's Division One: Trinity 0 Old Alex 2

Women's Division One: Trinity 0 Old Alex 2

March 24, 2009 | 245 views | Leave a comment

Trinity 0 Old Alex 2 (Leanne Ryan, Aoife Budd) Alex move into a strong position for the IHL placings with a second win in three days to move them into fourth spot. They benefit majorly from points on the board as the sides in pursuit, though they have games in hand, must all face each […]

Gormley named as Irish captain

Gormley named as Irish captain

March 24, 2009 | 271 views | Leave a comment

Ronan Gormley has been named skipper for the foreseeable future as part of a five-strong leadership team in a similar-style to the one employed under the previous management. Paddy Brown wore the armband in those days, supported by the likes of Mark Irwin and Jason Black. Under Revington, Gormley heads up the quintet with David […]