Schools

Schools' schedule announced

Schools' schedule announced

October 16, 2008 | 97 views | Leave a comment

The fixture list for the boys’ All-Ireland Schools has been announced with the hotly anticipated clashes of Cookstown facing St Andrews and Wesley playing RBAI happening on Thursday afternoon at 2.30pm. A number of comments have been made about the seeding of the tournament. A representative of the Leinster Youth and School’s committee has informed […]

John Waring All Ireland Schoolboys Cup announced

John Waring All Ireland Schoolboys Cup announced

October 15, 2008 | 188 views | Leave a comment

The new John Waring All-Ireland schoolboy’s cup has been added to the school’s calendar for the season, in addition to next week’s regular competition. The tournament will mirror the same format as the ESB Kate Russell and will take place for the first time this year on the March 19 and 20, 2009 in Grange […]

Men's Division Two preview

Men's Division Two preview

October 3, 2008 | 128 views | Leave a comment

Preseason chat may well have placed Clontarf and Suttonians as the two favourites for the coming season in division two but just a little to the north tomorrow afternoon, Skerries and Avoca could yet have a few words to say about that. Avoca have added some decent quality with Willie Aylmer coming from Fingal, Stephen […]

Irish School's draw

Irish School's draw

October 2, 2008 | 110 views | Leave a comment

The draw for this year’s All-Ireland Schools tournament, to be held in Villiers in Limerick from October 22 to 24. One place is still up for grabs with Munster pair Middleton and Newtown playing for the final place. Group A sees holders Cookstown take on St Andrews in one of the more mouthwatering opening ties. […]

Kilkenny

Kilkenny

September 14, 2008 | 136 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 8th Record: Won 5 Drew 1 Lost 12 Pts 16 Goals For 36 Goals Against 65 Captain: Hugh Kelly Players In: Hugh Kelly (London) Players Out: Richie Dore (Fingal), Emmett Hughes (Fingal) Summary: Kilkenny came into 2007/08 with modest ambitions but targeted certain games to great effect and, to some extent, over-achieved. A […]

Railway Union

Railway Union

September 14, 2008 | 128 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 1st (Division Two) Record: Won 15 Drew 1 Lost 2 Pts 46 Goals For 78 Goals Against 23 Coach: Paul Cooke Captain: Kevin O’Brien Players In: Dave Jenkins (Monkstown) Players Out: Stephen Jones (Bray), Reuben Holden (Suttonians) Summary: A decent preseason thus far with a win over Belfast Harlequins (3-1) and a draw […]

Leinster to provide five All-Ireland schools entrants

Leinster to provide five All-Ireland schools entrants

September 3, 2008 | 94 views | Leave a comment

Leinster will provide five teams for the All-Ireland schools competition this year which will be hosted by Villiers in Limerick on October 24-26. Perennial title hopefuls St Andrews and Wesley both gained automatic qualification for the tournament while the other two places will come from a pair of playoff matches – Sutton Park will play […]

Logue announces U-18 training panel

Logue announces U-18 training panel

August 11, 2008 | 115 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 […]

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July 19, 2008 | 133 views | Leave a comment

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The Hooks: Surprise Club of the Year

The Hooks: Surprise Club of the Year

July 9, 2008 | 67 views | Leave a comment

Surprise Club performance of the Year: Railway’s appearance in the semi-finals of the Club Champs was a major surprise, especially considering they had, at no point, been able to field the same side for a prolonged period with international cricket commitments, players going on year-long holidays and others returning to their homeland. Trinity, meanwhile, made […]

The Hooks: Overall Club of the Year

The Hooks: Overall Club of the Year

July 9, 2008 | 112 views | Leave a comment

For this honour, I felt there was only one real club in the running. Monkstown have produced some great youth teams again this year and their supporter’s club were fantastic but for developing the game while receiving results, Glenanne stood head and shoulder above everybody else. In simple terms, the club won European, All-Ireland and […]

U-16 Boys begin Youth Championships

U-16 Boys begin Youth Championships

July 7, 2008 | 107 views | Leave a comment

Andrew Smyth’s Ireland Under-16 boys squad begins their European Youth Championships today against Austria in the Hague. The squad features nine of the Leinster side that beat Ulster to the interprovincial title and five of the Wesley side that won the under-16 schools title – Robert Fitzgerald, Neal Megarity, Shane Madeley – son of fromer […]

GB legend Mason to lead GK camp

GB legend Mason to lead GK camp

July 7, 2008 | 113 views | Leave a comment

Following the success of last year, the IHA has announced its third annual Goalkeeping Course, in association with Mercian, will take place in UCD on August 30 and 31 2008. The Mercian Schools of Hockey have designed this course to cater for the needs of the modern goalkeeper involved at school, club, county and international […]

Passmore names squad

Passmore names squad

June 5, 2008 | 83 views | Leave a comment

It’s all change in David Passmore’s squad as Ireland begin a new cycle in their development following thier third place finish in the OQT. As the side now turns it’s eyes to the 2009 Europeans, Passmore has to plan without the services of a quartet of experienced internationals – Mark Irwin, Jason Black, Andy Barbour […]

Jenny Robinson Cup

Jenny Robinson Cup

April 24, 2008 | 185 views | Leave a comment

In memory of the late Jenny Robinson, 16 predominantly boy’s teams from Primary Schools in Leinster took part in an 8-a-side tournament at TRR yesterday played on a round robin basis. All competitors, many of whom had been coached by Jenny either at Taney NS or YMCA, played with great spirit in a lively atmosphere. […]

Wesley finish fifth in Europe

Wesley finish fifth in Europe

March 26, 2008 | 87 views | Leave a comment

Leinster schools senior chmapions, Wesley College finished fifth in their European Competition in HDM, the Hague, Holland over the Easter weekend. They finished the tournament with an impressive 8-3 win over Wellington school in the fifth/sixth place playoff with Jamie Tobin’s hat-trick bringing his tournament total to six. Wesley beat Millfield School twice and drew […]

Hockey on tv

Hockey on tv

March 22, 2008 | 84 views | Leave a comment

* Eurosport will be showing some of the European hockey action today from 4pm today (Saturday). * Setanta will be showing the recent Kate Russell All-Ireland schools competition all this week with the final on March 25. Check out www.setanta.com and check the Setanta Ireland tv listings.

Sutton Park win under-12 league

Sutton Park win under-12 league

March 14, 2008 | 159 views | Leave a comment

Sutton Park School beat Whitechurch 3 – 0 to claim the under-12 schools league with two goals from Keith O’Hare and Elvis Acheson Mullen, with O’Hare getting the man of the match award. In division 2, Dalkey School Project beat Kill-o-the-Grange in a penalty shoot-out both teams locked in a tight tie after extra time. […]

Wesley claim quadruple – Under 13 and Junior Final

Wesley claim quadruple – Under 13 and Junior Final

March 13, 2008 | 82 views | Leave a comment

Wesley completed a clean sweep of the boy’s schools titles today as they claimed the under 13 and junior cups. They were made to work hard, though, coming from behind in both matches. In the under 13 final, Stephen Keenan opened the scoring for St Andrews with a piledriver before Wesley equalised from a penalty […]

News in brief

News in brief

March 13, 2008 | 81 views | Leave a comment

*Amy Stewart was honoured as one of Ireland’s most promising sporting prospects at the Irish Examiner National Junior Sports Stars Awards 2007 at a ceremony in Dublin. * Great Britain qualify for the Olympics ahead of India. India miss out for the first time in 70 years in their national game and the people are […]