Ireland’s Over-40s won the Home Nations in Lisnagarvey last weekend with dramatic results against both England and Scotland on Saturday and Sunday to land the victory, writes Dug Good.
Following comfortable wins against the Grand Masters of Wales and France, a final narrow win against Scotland was the crucial result for Ireland to regain the Celtic Cup in Cork at Garryduff.
The new Grand Masters Hockey Ireland Association was officially formed on April 23, 2017 with elected officers: Robert Haughton President, Sean Curran Chair and Crawford McKee Secretary.
Leinster Over-40s are still the reigning Masters Champions and still the only name on the cup, eight years in a row, writes Dug Good.
For the first time since Masters Hockey started just over 10 years ago, Ireland fielded four teams at the annual women’s Home Nations Championships with the Irish Over-40s securing a memorable victory in their tournament
The Ireland men’s Over-60s Grand Masters team ended ninth at last week’s World Cup in Newcastle in New South Wales in Australia as they closed out the competition with four wins in succession.
Leinster Women O-45s and Leinster Men O-40s are both set to defend their Interprovincial titles at home this weekend in the 2016 Masters Interprovincials at Three Rock Rovers’ Grange Road.
Ireland’s Over-50s Masters were denied a famous World Cup victory last week as home favourites Australia edged them out in a thriller. Ireland had reached the final off the back of a flawless group stage, not conceding in any of their build-up matches.
Ireland Master Ladies 50s have qualified for the International Masters World Cup Final in Canberra on April 6, taking on home hosts Australia in the decider.
While the Irish senior men had a week to remember, their Over-40 counter-parts had a similarly memorable time in London last week when they earned their first ever bronze medal in the Masters event; here is Duggie Good’s report from the event
Ireland’s Over-50s women claimed silver at the EuroHockey Masters Championships in London last week; here’s Gill Jackson’s breakdown of a memorable week
Matching the senior men’s team, Ireland’s Over-40 Masters secured a European semi final place for the first time in their history to setup a match against the old foe of England.
The Irish Masters Over-40s tip off in their own European championships this weekend, starting off against the Netherlands in St Alban’s this morning.
The Irish Masters were in action last weekend at the Home Nations in Swansea, taking on Scotland, England and Wales. Tim Myers (Budgie Sportsmedia) videoed a series of extended highlights that you can see here:
The Irish team defeated Scotland in the last game of the tournament 3-1 to win the Grand Master’s Celtic Cup in Bangor to land the Over-60s title in Bangor, Co Down yesterday.
Ulster took the title in the O-40s section of the women’s masters Interpros held at Lisnagarvey over the weekend with Leinster landing the O-45s crown.
Leinster’s men’s Over-40s were crowned masters inteprovincial winners for a fourth successive season but they were made work hard for their success.
Following the conclusion of the senior season, the Irish Junior Cup and Masters Interprovincials take centre stage this weekend with four Leinster clubs gunning for national success in the former.
The Irish women’s and men’s masters have put out the call for anyone interested in taking part in this year’s interprovincial series to come along to training sessions this Sunday as they build toward the tournament on April 17 to 19
The Irish Masters across all age ranges will get into gear this year with the Interpros Series to be held in Lisnagarvey’s facility at Hillsborough on April 18 and 19.