With the release of the Leinster men’s early season fixtures, The Hook’s preparations for the new season are also getting underway; we’re hoping you can help support the site as it enters it’s fifth season
A bumper of weekend of finals saw nine titles – four national and five in Leinster – decided in Dublin at the weekend. From a hometown perspective on the national stage, pick of the bunch was Portrane’s victory in the IHC
The nominations are in and now it is your chance to have a say in who wins the first Hook Awards as the public vote for Umpire, Coach and Senior men’s and women’s player of the year went live this morning.
Ulster Branch calls off all games under their jurisdiction, Irish Junior Cup games north of the border follow suit; Pembroke collecting clothes for third world; Dalkey-based Albert Ladies seeking vets for Golden Oldies competition
Hermes U-16 bounced back from initial elimination to claim the Jacqui Potter U-16 cup title at Grange Road last Saturday, getting the better of Old Alex 2-1 in a tense final. They lost at the first time of asking to Railway Union but were reinstated due to a player eligibility issue and replayed against the [...]
Nikki Symmons named her Leinster U-16 panel, hoping to bring the girl’s interprovincial title back to the province for the first time since 2005. Kate Lloyd, Anna Roopnarinesingh, Orla Macken, Anna May Whelan and Ailish Naughton are all included for the second year running for the tournament which takes place at Grange Road on October [...]
Senior Girls Premier League: Week 1 The Senior Girls League got underway, with teams shaking off the return to school to put in some excellent performances. The show, however, was stolen by Mount Temple – newcomers to this level – who put in a fantastic performance to gain a comfortable three points at the expense [...]
Launched in August 2007, The Hook has set out to provide news and information for hockey in Leinster. The site has developed since then to cover all levels of the sport in Ireland and beyond, providing stories on schools, club, interprovincial and international. Working in tandem with the superb Irish Hockey Photographers, The Hook aims to offer the best coverage of the sport in the province. Should you have any queries or suggestions, please email founder, Stephen Findlater, at firstname.lastname@example.org.