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Olympic round-up: Classification matches

Olympic round-up: Classification matches

August 20, 2008 | 241 views | Leave a comment

In the classification matches for world ranking points, Spain claimed seventh place on golden goal, beating one of the Games surprise performers, USA 3-2. Esther Termons opener was leveled by America’s Dana Sensenig in the first half. Inside the last ten minutes, the action heated up with Termons, Carrie Lingo and Nuria Camon all picking […]

Olympic round-up: Men's favourites progress

Olympic round-up: Men's favourites progress

August 19, 2008 | 233 views | Leave a comment

On a day that began with scope for a big name casualty, the big-four showed just why they are where they are as the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Australia did what they had to secure semi-final spots. The Netherlands were the first to go through, but not without a little waver. Muhammad Imran’s thunderbolt had […]

Botanic begin work on new pitch

Botanic begin work on new pitch

August 18, 2008 | 336 views | Leave a comment

Botanic Hockey Club are waving a fond farewell to their grit pitch as they, in conjunction with St Mary’s Secondary School in Glasnevin, have just started work to transform their 33 year-old shale pitch into a state of the art, Tigerturf Evolution pitch. The diggers moved in last Monday, August 11 and have set a […]

All six matches live through the night

All six matches live through the night

August 18, 2008 | 190 views | Leave a comment

Lots more hockey through the night and tomorrow morning: All six matches will be on www.eurovisionsports.tv/olympics/ live and you can also find some highlight reels on the site. The channel stream is stated below: Holland vs Pakistan – Live 11 – 1.30am to 3am Germany vs New Zealand – Live 11 – 3.30am to 5am […]

Olympic Round-up: Australian women knocked out

Olympic Round-up: Australian women knocked out

August 18, 2008 | 220 views | Leave a comment

Only one place to start with in the round-up today. With both pools drawing to a close, pre-tournament favourites Argentina and Australia were both threatened with elimination and the latter suffered that ignominious fate in the final game of the day. China needed just a draw to secure qualification to the semis on goal difference […]

Hockey on the internet

Hockey on the internet

August 17, 2008 | 190 views | Leave a comment

With Olympic hockey reaching the crucial final group matches, you can watch virtually every minute on the interent, if you’re willing to stay up through the night. On www.eurovisionsports.tv/olympics/ four matches will be shown live, the channel stream is stated below: Germany vs Japan – Live 11 – 1.30am to 3amKorea vs South Africa – […]

Olympic round-up: Day Seven

Olympic round-up: Day Seven

August 16, 2008 | 258 views | Leave a comment

A crucial day of the women’s competition saw the Netherlands become the first side to confirm their spot in the semi-finals with Maartje Paumen doing the damage with another two drag-flicks – she now has seven in total – in a 2-1 win over Australia. The two teams started off equal opponents in the first […]

Olympic Trivia

Olympic Trivia

August 16, 2008 | 208 views | Leave a comment

* Some interesting facts about the coaches in this Olympics: Jenny King, coach of the South Africa women’s team, is the only female coach among the 24 teams participating in Beijing. · Netherlands men’s coach Roelant Oltmans used to coach Olympic rivals Pakistan, while current Spain men’scoach Maurits Hendriks took The Netherlands to the Olympic […]

Olympic round-up: Day Six

Olympic round-up: Day Six

August 16, 2008 | 197 views | Leave a comment

Spain’s men are all but through to the last four with their third win on the trot but they were made to work incredibly hard by a spirited Chinese side. An early exchange of corner goals from Na Yubo and Xavi Ribas made the game 1-1 after the first quarter. The Spanish, though, struggled to […]

Olympic round-up: Day Five

Olympic round-up: Day Five

August 14, 2008 | 184 views | Leave a comment

In the women’s third round of games, pre-tournament favourites Australia, the Netherlands and Germany took a big stride toward a semi-final place while the second spot in Pool B looks to go down to the wire with GB, Japan and Argentina – who got their first win – in contention. In the day’s opener, the […]

Olympic hockey on RTE.ie

Olympic hockey on RTE.ie

August 12, 2008 | 219 views | Comments (2)

RTE will be showing the men’s clash between the Netherlands and Great Britain on their online service (http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics2008/player.html) on Wednesday afternoon at 2pm. I believe it will be on BBC’s red button service too. Also, there has been a number of requests as to where people can see more of the Olympics either on television […]

Olympic round-up: Day Three

Olympic round-up: Day Three

August 12, 2008 | 221 views | Leave a comment

In day two in the women’s competition, the group stages began to take a little bit of shape with another 24 goals netted in six games. In Pool B, Argentina dropped points for the second game in a row, to keep all six teams in the hunt for a semi-final berth, letting slip a 2-0 […]

Logue announces U-18 training panel

Logue announces U-18 training panel

August 11, 2008 | 261 views | Leave a comment

Irish U-18 girl’s coach Mary Logue has announced her 25-player training panel as preparations begin for the U18 EuroHockey Nations Tournament to be held in Belgium from 7th/12th July 2009. National champions, Hermes, are well represented with Niamh Atcheler, Chloe Watkins and Gillian Pinder stepping up from the under-16s while Loreto’s Hannah Matthews – daughter […]

Three Rock launch Tempest Trophy

Three Rock launch Tempest Trophy

August 11, 2008 | 255 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock today launched the revamped pre-season Super Cup competition under the new sponsorship of Tempest Sports. Scottish EHL competitors Kelburne have already been confirmed as one of visiting sides in a tournament boasting a prize fund of EUR2,500. More details to be announced in due course.

Olympic round-up: Day One

Olympic round-up: Day One

August 10, 2008 | 198 views | Leave a comment

On a hectic opening day, all 12 entrants got underway with the Japanese women kicking off the Olympic campaign with a 2-1 over New Zealand, followed by wins for China, Australia, Holland and Germany while Argentina and the USA drew on an all-action day. The fifth-ranked Japanese women defeated 8th-ranked New Zealand, protecting a 2-1 […]

Olympic Games: Hockey gets underway

Olympic Games: Hockey gets underway

August 10, 2008 | 276 views | Leave a comment

The women’s Olympic hockey competition got underway at 1.30am GMT with Japan sneaking by New Zealand 2-1. It opens what is set to be an outstanding tournament with a number of major contenders for the title Among them, the current World Champions, the Netherlands, have not won Olympic Gold for 24 years, but are arguably […]

FIH launches Olympic page

FIH launches Olympic page

August 4, 2008 | 245 views | Leave a comment

With four days to go to the Beijing Olympic Hockey tournament starts, the FIH has launched a special website. All hockey lovers will be able to follow their favorite sport through www.worldhockey.org/olympics. A team of experienced hockey journalists will make sure that you will not miss anything of the Olympic Hockey Tournament, which is scheduled […]

Search for players and coaches

Search for players and coaches

August 4, 2008 | 200 views | Leave a comment

Over the past week or so, I have been trying to add a message-board for players and coaches to search and find new clubs. Basically, I’m not too crash-hot at web design so have not been able to. As a result, I’ve set up a Gumtree ad, which can be viewed by clicking here. If […]

U-18 Boys pick up solid draw while girls struggle

U-18 Boys pick up solid draw while girls struggle

July 30, 2008 | 202 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-18 girl’s lost 6-1 to England, falling behind in the 16th minute after a lively start. England double their lead in the 25th minute from open play before adding two in two minutes before the break. A dominant English side made it five soon after the break. Ireland responded within sixty seconds when Dora […]

Mixed results for Under-18s

Mixed results for Under-18s

July 29, 2008 | 214 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s boys got their Four Nations Tournament running with a 2-1 victory over Scotland in Cardiff. After a first-half of missed chances, Ireland broke the deadlock in the second when Dan Hobbs’ run found Ryan McCrea. His neat slip fed Kyle Good to slap home. Davy Carson doubled the lead with three minutes to go […]