Schools

Leinster to provide five All-Ireland schools entrants

Leinster to provide five All-Ireland schools entrants

September 3, 2008 | 200 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 | 208 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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Advertising Feature: "Backcast Live" team analysis package

July 19, 2008 | 221 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 | 161 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 | 221 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 | 196 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 | 191 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 | 174 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 | 294 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 | 184 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 | 163 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 | 246 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 | 173 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 | 217 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 | 178 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 | 156 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 | 200 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 | 196 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 | 197 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 | 232 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 […]