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Premier League undergoes massive revamp

Premier League undergoes massive revamp

June 4, 2009 | 240 views | Leave a comment

Alexandra College’s quest to retain the Leinster schoolgirl’s Premier League looks set to become even tougher than their hard-fought victory last December as the 2009/10 competition takes in an enlarged format. The league increases in entries from 16 to 18 with Sutton Park and Mount Temple stepping up from Senior One. The league will now […]

B schoolboy and Meath and District League finals

B schoolboy and Meath and District League finals

March 27, 2009 | 437 views | Leave a comment

There is still plenty of school’s action to take in if you find yourself free next Wednesday afternoon as many of the schoolboy’s ‘B’ and schoolgirl’s Meath and District finals reach their final stages. The senior B title has already been decided with Dundalk Grammar – inspired by school’s international Andrew Shekleton (pictured) – taking […]

News in brief

News in brief

March 27, 2009 | 290 views | Leave a comment

With the season hitting its peak, there’s plenty of activities and information floating about. Sign up to the IHA’s Hockey Happenings – on http://www.hockey.ie/ – for more information on many of these snippets. * Old Alexandra are joining up with Old Wesley Rugby Club to run a Fashion Show to fundraise for both clubs on […]

Sutton double-up

Sutton double-up

March 23, 2009 | 276 views | Leave a comment

Sutton Park’s junior section retained the Leinster Junior Schools A Final at Grange Road today, beating St Andrew’s by a single goal in an intriguing battle. In a high tempo game, St Andew’s put Sutton Park under pressure from the start, drawing the best from goalkeeper Ben Phiefer – later to be named man of […]

John Waring classification matches

John Waring classification matches

March 20, 2009 | 363 views | Leave a comment

3rd/4th Playoff: Wesley 4 (Carl Eggert 3, Kyle Good) Banbridge 1 (Scott Forbes)Wesley once again cut loose in the All-Ireland Schools, a result which will once again leave them to rue their off-colour half against Cookstown in the tournament’s opening game. A superb team move, starting at right-back Rob Anderson went the full length of […]

St Patrick's Day final schedule

St Patrick's Day final schedule

March 16, 2009 | 293 views | Leave a comment

Grange Road plays host to Leinster’s showpiece final’s day tomorrow with just one reigning champion involved, meaning both the boy’s U-16 trophy and the men’s Mills Cup will be finding new homes by this time tomorrow. Railway Union have the chance to make it a double as they get the action underway at 11.30am with […]

Senior Schoolgirl's Cup final: St Andrew's 2 Loreto, Beaufort 0 aet

Senior Schoolgirl's Cup final: St Andrew's 2 Loreto, Beaufort 0 aet

March 5, 2009 | 694 views | Leave a comment

St Andrew’s 2 (Lauren Kingston, Courtney Watkins) Loreto, Beaufort 0 aet St Andrew’s prevailed over Loreto, Beaufort this afternoon to take the senior schoolgirl’s cup back to Booterstown after a three year hiatus, ousting the reigning champions in the process. They took the long-route in doing so as both side’s defences put in herculean stints […]

Leinster Schoolboy cups reach business end

Leinster Schoolboy cups reach business end

February 26, 2009 | 383 views | Leave a comment

Wesley seniors finally managed to overcome Kilkenny yesterday afternoon in Ballinteer in their first round replay, a match originally due to be completed on January 14. The initial tie went to extra-time and a replay before the cold snap saw pitches snowed under. It means Wesley have to now cram in four games in a […]

Favourites still on track in Leinster school's cups

Favourites still on track in Leinster school's cups

February 7, 2009 | 282 views | Leave a comment

Leinster schools kingpins Wesley and St Andrews remain in contention in each of the boy’s school’s Cup competitions so far after a couple of rounds. In the first round, Wesley’s seniors had the toughest test thus far with an impressive Kilkenny outfit within seconds of a famous win. Their subsequent replay last Wednesday was postponed […]

Kilkenny within minutes of major cup shock

Kilkenny within minutes of major cup shock

January 29, 2009 | 368 views | Comments (15)

Kilkenny College 2 (Billy McEnry, Ben Wallace)Wesley College 2 (Kyle Good, Carl Eggert) Kilkenny College nearly caused the biggest upset in schools hockey when they played out a 2-2 draw with Wesley College. Captain Billy McEnry put the hosts in front five minutes into the second half, and it stayed that way until the 68th […]

O'Donoghue names Leinster U-18 squad

O'Donoghue names Leinster U-18 squad

November 19, 2008 | 265 views | Leave a comment

Tom O’Donoghue has selected a Leinster U-18 side full of Leinster league experience for this weekend’s girl’s interprovincial tournament in Garryduff. The former UCD coach has picked quite a diverse squad with eight clubs and ten different schools represented. Mount Sackville’s Orla Fox captains the side and is one of three players from the Phoenix […]

Leinster U-16 and U-18 squads announced

Leinster U-16 and U-18 squads announced

November 12, 2008 | 322 views | Leave a comment

The Leinster U-18 and U-18 squads have been named for the upcoming Interprovincial series which takes place in the Shaw’s Bridge in Ulster from November 21 to 23. The U-18 side is predictably dominated by St Andrew’s and Wesley players, given their excellent performances in the All-Ireland Schools. The U-16 squad, though, shows some very […]

St Andrews claim All-Ireland Schools' title

St Andrews claim All-Ireland Schools' title

October 24, 2008 | 593 views | Leave a comment

St Andrews claimed their second All-Ireland schoolboy’s title in dramatic style as Stephen Cole reacted quickest to a loose ball, to calmly slide home a winner against Wesley with just six minutes remaining. Cole pounced as both sides dazed, expecting a penalty corner to be awarded. The advantage was well-played and the midfielder duly obliged. […]

Weekend preview: Men's and Women's Division One

Weekend preview: Men's and Women's Division One

October 23, 2008 | 2,448 views | Leave a comment

In a quiet weekend of hockey around Leinster, only men’s division one and three see much action this weekend while there are only two ladies matches, all told. On the men’s side, there are two high profile matches with Glenanne hosting Monkstown and Fingal welcoming Pembroke to ALSAA – all four coming off the back […]

Schools' schedule announced

Schools' schedule announced

October 16, 2008 | 265 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 | 368 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 | 323 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 | 327 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 | 340 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 | 305 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 […]