Schools

Senior Cup Semi: Wesley 2 St Andrews 1

Senior Cup Semi: Wesley 2 St Andrews 1

February 29, 2008 | 98 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 | 91 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 | 77 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 | 88 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 | 281 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 | 169 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 | 81 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 | 142 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 | 85 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 […]

The Best Foreign XI (part two)

The Best Foreign XI (part two)

October 21, 2007 | 188 views | Leave a comment

The Leinster senior league has seen many foreign players come and go in the past ten years. Some have been good, some not so. Some came and went, others have been instrumental in Leinster hockey. Here’s my opinion on the best attackers to have graced on local soil… Right Midfield – James Benson (Australia) – […]