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Anatomy of a bronze; Fulton’s charges play waiting game after epic 18-month rise

Anatomy of a bronze; Fulton’s charges play waiting game after epic 18-month rise

August 31, 2015 | 2,685 views | Leave a comment

And now the wait commences. October 25 is the date almost indelibly marked on the minds of the Irish hockey public after one of the most thrilling years for the sport.

Wilson and McFerran big coups for US college system

Wilson and McFerran big coups for US college system

August 24, 2015 | 1,640 views | Leave a comment

Zoe Wilson and Ayeisha McFerran are among the marquee additions to the Irish abroad in the US as they link up with Syracuse University and the Louisville Cardinals for the upcoming college season which gets under way this week.

O’Donoghue and Ireland buzzing for Euros

O’Donoghue and Ireland buzzing for Euros

August 20, 2015 | 1,139 views | Comments (1)

“There is still a buzz around the squad and the hockey community back home,” Shane O’Donoghue says of Ireland’s mood ahead of the European championships campaign.

Fear no factor as Irish Under-18s face Euro elite

Fear no factor as Irish Under-18s face Euro elite

July 17, 2015 | 1,393 views | Leave a comment

Andy Smyth says the fear factor that may have previously existed for Irish underage teams has diminished markedly off the back of the national senior team’s ability to mix it with the world’s top ten.

Shaw expects Irish panel to bounce back from Olympic agony and earn Euro promotion

Shaw expects Irish panel to bounce back from Olympic agony and earn Euro promotion

July 16, 2015 | 1,307 views | Comments (3)

Graham Shaw says he will only be making “tweaks” to the game plan implemented by Darren Smith in his first tournament as Irish senior women’s coach which gets underway on Saturday in Prague.

Mixing it with the professionals; funding key to push for world’s top ten

Mixing it with the professionals; funding key to push for world’s top ten

July 7, 2015 | 2,211 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton says that with proper financial support in place, Ireland’s men can push to become an established top ten side in the world following their fifth place finish in World League Round 3 in Antwerp.

Smith: Core materials for success in place in Ireland

Smith: Core materials for success in place in Ireland

June 25, 2015 | 1,429 views | Leave a comment

In a wide-ranging interview following his final game as Irish coach, Darren Smith speaks of his belief that Ireland’s women can push on and become a top ten ranked side with a more structured high performance vision with the elements in place for success

Dublin Uni “almost unrecognisable” as Trinity make push to up their level

Dublin Uni “almost unrecognisable” as Trinity make push to up their level

June 16, 2015 | 1,623 views | Comments (1)

Dublin University’s Stephen Ludgate says the club he played with last season is “almost unrecognisable” from the one he originally joined following a season of high achievement.

Gormley to become first Irishman to hit 200 caps

Gormley to become first Irishman to hit 200 caps

May 7, 2015 | 1,331 views | Leave a comment

Ronan Gormley is set to become the first Irish man to reach 200 international caps when he lines out for the national team against the Olympic champions, Germany, next Monday in Krefeld.

AUDIO: IHA Chief exec Heskin on where Irish hockey stands

AUDIO: IHA Chief exec Heskin on where Irish hockey stands

March 4, 2015 | 845 views | Leave a comment

Ahead of the Irish men’s departure to San Diego for the World League round two, Declan Hughes caught up with Mike Heskin to get his thoughts on where Irish hockey currently stands and the challenges ahead

VIDEO: Railway nick late win over Ballymoney

VIDEO: Railway nick late win over Ballymoney

March 4, 2015 | 779 views | Leave a comment

Despite being something of a dead rubber, Railway Union’s young charges nabbed a late win against Ballymoney 4-3 in their final Irish Hockey League match of the 2014/15 season

Russell adds yet another US accolade

Russell adds yet another US accolade

February 18, 2015 | 1,226 views | Leave a comment

Enniskerry native Emma Russell has added another award to her collection in the US as she was one of four members of the Syracuse University team to be named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team.

VIDEO: Banbridge’s late comeback

VIDEO: Banbridge’s late comeback

February 11, 2015 | 836 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge moved into a strong position to advance to the semi-finals of the Irish Hockey League when they scored three times in the last ten minutes against Railway Union; check out the goals

AUDIO: Glens keen to test the best

AUDIO: Glens keen to test the best

February 4, 2015 | 688 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne coach Kieran Bolger told Declan Hughes it is important for his side to keep playing the best teams in order to get their standard to where they want to be; Declan also interviewed Hannah de Burgh Whyte, Paddy Conlon and Rory O’Donoghue

VIDEO: Five-star Railway through to semi-finals

VIDEO: Five-star Railway through to semi-finals

February 2, 2015 | 3,353 views | Leave a comment

Railway produced a fine performance to see off Trinity 5-0 in the quarter-finals of the Jacqui Potter Cup with Kate Lloyd scoring a brace in a classy all round outing; check out the highlights from the game

VIDEO: Town win Railway shoot-out

VIDEO: Town win Railway shoot-out

February 2, 2015 | 1,059 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown ran up a half-dozen goals to see off Railway Union at Park Avenue last Saturday to move a step closer to the league title; check out the majority of the goals here

VIDEO: Ireland edge nine-goal thriller

VIDEO: Ireland edge nine-goal thriller

February 1, 2015 | 1,033 views | Leave a comment

Last Monday, Ireland’s men produced a thrilling 5-4 win over South Africa in Cape Town; check out Enhanced Sports excellent highlights package with some great goals throughout

AUDIO: Ireland looking to build on Spain series

AUDIO: Ireland looking to build on Spain series

January 28, 2015 | 685 views | Leave a comment

Last Saturday, Declan Hughes spoke to Graham Shaw, Rory O’Donoghue, Anna O’Flanagan, Jonny Harte, Chloe Watkins, Gillian Pinder and Nikki Evans on behalf of Dublin City FM and The Hook about the latest club and international games

VIDEO: Railway through to ISC semi-finals

VIDEO: Railway through to ISC semi-finals

January 27, 2015 | 761 views | Leave a comment

Check out the goals from Railway Union’s 4-1 win over Glenanne last Saturday in the Irish Senior Cup; video with thanks to Tristan Seaton-Stedham from Glenanne Park

VIDEO: Ireland draw 2-2 with South Africa

VIDEO: Ireland draw 2-2 with South Africa

January 26, 2015 | 1,211 views | Leave a comment

Check out this nice video montage of the Irish men’s first game of 2015, drawing 2-2 with South Africa in Hartleyvale; they play again this evening at the same venue in game two of six ties to be played in South Africa