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U-16 Boys begin Youth Championships

U-16 Boys begin Youth Championships

July 7, 2008 | 96 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 | 100 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 | 68 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 | 152 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 | 79 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 | 65 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 | 144 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 | 75 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 | 66 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 […]

Schools Update

Schools Update

March 5, 2008 | 66 views | Leave a comment

Alexandra beat Loreto, Beaufort 2-0 yesterday afternoon to go into the Junior Cup final on Friday at Grnage Road at 12pm. They will play league winners St Andrews On Monday, Mount Anville claimed the Senior 3 title, beating Beaufort 3-0. This afternoon, there is a double header up at Grange Road with Wesley looking for […]

News in brief…

News in brief…

March 3, 2008 | 57 views | Leave a comment

*Aertel changed its hockey results page from 218 to page 248 *Just to plug some of my own work but the Gazette will have pictures and match reports from this week’s Girls Schools Senior Cup final and last Thursday’s Monkstown against Fingal match. Papers are available from Wednesday afternoon in Dundrum, Dun Laoghaire, Clondalkin, Blanch, […]

Senior Cup Semi: Wesley 2 St Andrews 1

Senior Cup Semi: Wesley 2 St Andrews 1

February 29, 2008 | 103 views | Leave a comment

Wesley made it through to the Schools Senior Cup final this afternoon, beating arch rivals St Andrews 2-1. Mark English opened the scoring, latching onto a loose cross on the left-hand side of the circle to bury his shot. Andrews equalised early in the second half from a short corner before Wesley retook the lead. […]

Schools Update

Schools Update

February 21, 2008 | 99 views | Leave a comment

Wesley managed to scrape through to the Senior Cup semi-final as they snuck past King’s Hospital. They trailed 3-1 after goals from Conor Treacy, Nick Foster and Richie Bagnall before a late fight-back saw them pull through 4-3 – Kyle Goode scoring a stunning reverse-stick shot as the game looked set to go to strokes. […]

Men's weekend round-up

Men's weekend round-up

February 10, 2008 | 81 views | Leave a comment

Corinthian 2 (Garth Ancher, Robbie Byrnes) Pembroke 2 (Alan Sothern 2) In Pembroke’s first major test without their international quartet, they came up against a rejuvenated Corinthian side who were unlucky not to win the game in the end. Pembroke dropped their first points of the season and, at times, looked overly complacent. They led […]

Schools Update

Schools Update

February 8, 2008 | 93 views | Leave a comment

The schools cups are reaching the business end right about now with St Andrews fighting for the four major titles – the boys and girls junior and senior cups. The big match sees Wesley face St Andrews in the Senior semi-final after the half-term break while Andrews juniors were in action today against Sutton Park […]

Metchette to represent Ireland at Olympics

Metchette to represent Ireland at Olympics

January 23, 2008 | 286 views | Leave a comment

Continuing the strong tradition of Irish umpiring, Carole Metchette was today notified of her appointment to the Beijing Olympics, 2008. This is the first time Ireland has ever had a female hockey umpire appointed to the Olympics. Dublin born Metchette had a good introduction to hockey when she attended Wesley College where she won the […]

Loreto and Muckross to contest schools final…

Loreto and Muckross to contest schools final…

December 7, 2007 | 172 views | Leave a comment

Reigning Loreto Beaufort will defend their Leinster league crown next Friday after beating St Andrew’s 1-0 in yesterday’s semi-finals. They will play Muckross Park, who beat Wesley 2-0. Hermes’ Irish under 18 international Anna O’Flanagan was central to everything Muckross put together. She opened the scoring after 10 minutes, getting on the end of a […]

EHF Club awards

EHF Club awards

December 6, 2007 | 84 views | Leave a comment

The EHF has launched a new programme to honour clubs that are doing great work to promote the “Hockey Family” in Europe. For me, though, there is quite a few points on the list of criteria below that clubs can take on board and develop upon. Recently, the IHA has started running a number of […]

Connacht claim U16 title…

Connacht claim U16 title…

December 2, 2007 | 150 views | Leave a comment

Connacht have won their first ever Inteprovincial title at underage level in Galway today. Connacht, Leinster and Ulster all finished on 9 points but Connacht with a better goal difference were crowned ESB U16 champions for the first time in their province’s history. The result denies Leinster a clean sweep of the schools interprovincial title. […]

News in Brief

News in Brief

October 28, 2007 | 89 views | Leave a comment

* Cookstown High School bag their first boys All-Ireland schools title. They beat defending champions Banbridge Academy in the final 4-2. * Australian legend Ric Charlesworth will head up the coaching side of the annual ‘Hooked!’ conference to take place on January 5th and 6th. * Ireland is guaranteed three representatives in the second round […]