Leinster

Caulfield and Orbinson retire

Caulfield and Orbinson retire

October 8, 2007 | 298 views | Leave a comment

Irish Captain, Linda Caulfield, has decided to draw a line under her international hockey career after amassing 151 caps and wearing the green shirt for nine years. Caulfield cited work reasons as the deciding factor, saying “there is a huge demand on players to increase their time on the pitch and the intensity of their […]

Weekend Results and new site additions…

Weekend Results and new site additions…

October 8, 2007 | 318 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union continued their impressive start to the Leinster Ladies league, scoring 75% of the goals in the five women’s games played on Saturday. They outplayed Three Rock to record a comfortable 3-0 win, Jean McDonnell scoring twice. Barbara Fitzgerald scored the only other goal of the weekend as Alex beat Corinthian. In the men’s […]

News in Brief

News in Brief

October 8, 2007 | 240 views | Leave a comment

Stephen Kinsella has resigned as Bray coach while Mikey Fry has decided against his move to Bray. Glenanne’s Club President and Club secretary both say the German players said to be joining the club, mentioned in a comment on this site, are wholly fictitious. Ray O’Connor has been appointed Umpire’s Manager for the Beijing Olympics […]

Irish Senior Cup draws announced

Irish Senior Cup draws announced

September 28, 2007 | 278 views | Leave a comment

Four Leinster sides have been handed home draws in the Women’s Irish senior cup. Three Rock, Genesis, Pembroke and Trinity all face northern opposition in the first-round. The first round matches take place on the 20th of October. Last season’s club championships participants have received byes through to the 3rd round, meaning Loreto, Hermes and […]

The Goalkeepers merry-go-round

The Goalkeepers merry-go-round

September 25, 2007 | 308 views | Leave a comment

One of the features of the preseason has been the movement of goalkeepers between the clubs – some amicable, others perhaps not… Most of the action has centred around Pembroke, due to their overload of quality keepers. The first set of rumours had Charlie Henderson moving back to his old club, joining up with his […]

The season starts here…

The season starts here…

September 24, 2007 | 342 views | Leave a comment

So, with the inaugural All-Ireland league and European Hockey League almost with us, starting on October 6th the 2007-08 season is going to be the most fascinating men’s division 1 for many a year. Fourth place no longer means scraping a Stephen Doyle cup spot. It means All-Ireland action while the Club Champions can look […]

Bray

Bray

September 24, 2007 | 422 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 8th Record: Won 4 Drew 0 Lost 14 Pts 12 Goals For 27 Goals Against 73 Coach: Stephen Kinsella Captain: Phil DaviesPlayers In: Michael Fry (YMCA) Players Out: Phil Marshall (Switzerland) Summary: The loss of player of the year, Phil Marshall, will be keenly felt but may be partially soothed by the arrival […]

Corinthian

Corinthian

September 24, 2007 | 378 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 6th Record: Won 8 Drew 3 Lost 7 Pts 27 Goals For 44 Goals Against 45 Coach: Ivan Ovington & Miles Warren Captain: Alan Blennerhassett Players In: Ross Murray (YMCA) Players Out: Charlie Henderson (TRR), Nils Timke (Germany) Summary: Charlie Henderson’s move across Marlay Park precipitated a flurry of rumour and counter-rumour over […]

Fingal

Fingal

September 24, 2007 | 271 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 5th Record: Won 9 Drew 3 Lost 6 Pts 30 Goals For 63 Goals Against 42 Coach: John McInerney and Gerry Wheeler Captain: David Bane Players In: none Players Out: none Summary: In their 10th year in division 1, with a bunch of players who have been together all the way through, Fingal […]

Glenanne

Glenanne

September 24, 2007 | 298 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 1st Record: Won 16 Drew 2 Lost 0 Pts 50 Goals For 73 Goals Against 25 Coach: Jonathon Cole Captain: Joe Brennan Players In: Stephen Doran (Pembroke) Enda Tucker (Weston) Players Out: Nasir Munir (Suttonians) Summary: The upshot of Ireland’s involvement in the Olympic qualifier in New Zealand is that Pembroke and Glenanne’s […]

Kilkenny

Kilkenny

September 24, 2007 | 333 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 1st (Division 2) Record: Won 14 Drew 3 Lost 1 Pts 45 Goals For 59 Goals Against 23 Captain: Hugh Kelly Players In: Mark Weir (Naas), Brian Gray (Fingal) Players Out: Eddie Dore (Cork Harlequins) Summary: Success for Kilkenny this season is clear: avoid relegation. For the division 2 champions, the threat of […]

Monkstown

Monkstown

September 24, 2007 | 352 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 3rd Record: Won 11 Drew 2 Lost 5 Pts 35 Goals For 48 Goals Against 42 Coach: Richard Mason Captain: David Fitzgerald Players In: Filip Jaros (Railway Union) Players Out: Richie O’Malley (work reasons) Summary: When on form, Monkstown are probably the most attractive side to watch – the second half of their […]

Pembroke Wanderers

Pembroke Wanderers

September 24, 2007 | 346 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 2nd Record: Won 14 Drew 2 Lost 2 Pts 44 Goals For 92 Goals Against 18 Coach: Craig Fulton Captain: Paddy Conlon Players In: None Players Out: Tim Hill (TRR), Stephen Doran (Glenanne) Summary: As with Glenanne, preparing for Ronan Gormley, Tim Lewis, David Harte and potentially Conor Harte’s globe-trotting will be an […]

Three Rock Rovers

Three Rock Rovers

September 24, 2007 | 299 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 4th Record: Won 10 Drew 3 Lost 5 Pts 44 Goals For 61 Goals Against 38 Coach: Turloch O’Siochain Captain: Peter McConnell Players In: Phelie Maguire (HGC), Maarten Sier (HIC), Andrew McConnell (Hurley), Tim Hill (Pembroke), Neil Lyons (VVV), Charlie Henderson (Corinthian), Pierre Quesnel (Fremantle) Players Out: Niall Denham (Almere) Summary: Losing their […]

UCD

UCD

September 24, 2007 | 337 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 2nd (Division 2) – Promoted via Playoff Record: Won 11 Drew 5 Lost 2 Pts 44 Goals For 56 Goals Against 22 Coach: Brian Delaney Captain: David Storey Players In: Glenn Holmes (Italy), Neill Young (Italy) Players Out: Simon Greene Summary: Bizarrely for a college side, UCD have lost nobody, except the retired […]

YMCA

YMCA

September 24, 2007 | 395 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 7th Record: Won 5 Drew 3 Lost 10 Pts 44 Goals For 32 Goals Against 56 Coach: Trevor Dagg Captain: Andy Walker Players In: None Players Out: Mikey Fry (Bray), Ross Murray (Corinthians) Summary: YM look an interesting proposition this season as they definitely have the most potential for the future. Richard Pedreschi, […]

Rough Guide to the Euro Hockey League – the future of hockey?

Rough Guide to the Euro Hockey League – the future of hockey?

September 19, 2007 | 0 views | Leave a comment

“The best way hockey has ever been presented” announces the website of the Euro Hockey League (EHL), only there is no information whatsoever on the page at the time of writing. So what’s so special about the tournament? The EHL is replacing the men’s European Club Championships, doing an impersonation of football’s Champions League with […]

European Championships – The Sportways Connection

European Championships – The Sportways Connection

August 30, 2007 | 528 views | Leave a comment

In the last three years, the amount of hockey camps for teenagers in Ireland has increased exponentially. Summer after summer, the cream of European hockey coaching is making it to Dublin to give the future of our sport the very best advice. But back in the barren mid 90s there was but one major camp, […]

Everyone Else is Doing it So Why Don't We?

Everyone Else is Doing it So Why Don't We?

August 30, 2007 | 258 views | Leave a comment

Nationality is a loose concept in international cricket. Ireland’s success at the World Cup has shown how successful plundering foreign talent can be. Long may it continue – (This article first appeared in April 2007 in Comma Magazine – a DIT Student publication)“We don’t show that English shite in here?” – St Patrick’s Day and […]