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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.
Corinthian 3 (Brian Doherty 2, Glen Holmes) Fingal 1 (Paddy Gahan) A tight, cagey match; Corinthian’s greater conversion rate from corners proved the difference as his 100pc record earned the points at Whitechurch Park. Glen Holmes opened the scoring but Paddy Gahan levelled matters. But Doherty zinged in a high flick on the hooter for [...]
Last Season: 6th; IHL group stages Coach: Gerry Wheeler (1st season, second spell)Captain: David Bane Players In: Gary Sharman, Tom Manning, Stephen Thompson, Hugh Kelly, Mark Sandell (all Kilkenny)Players Out: Mick McGuinness (Glenanne), Brian Scully (Weston), Keith Crawford Summary: Like Corinthian, the first three games should paint the picture of what lies in store for [...]
Last Season: 2nd; IHL runners-up, Mills Cup semi-finals, ISC semis Coach: Arul Anthoni (2nd season)Captain: Joe Brennan Players In: Mick McGuinness (Fingal), Filip Jaros (Monkstown), Robbie Hanna (Bray), Gareth Carragher (Weston)Players Out: Alan Browne (Weston), Daryl Carey (YMCA) Summary: Early season has not lent itself to ideal preparation for the EHL with just competitive games [...]
A hectic preseason of transfers will begin to take a more formal shape this week with the first round of the Neville Cup tipping off in the coming week. The tie of the round takes place at the unfamiliar surroundings of Alexandra College as YMCA host Three Rock Rovers. YM all but put paid to [...]
Andy McConnell (pictured in Ireland action) confirmed what will no doubt be the most eye-catching transfer of the summer – and, perhaps, of any Leinster hockey summer – this evening as he makes the switch from Three Rock Rovers to Pembroke. After plenty of speculation in the past couple of months, Pembroke returned to full [...]
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