International

Caulfield and Orbinson retire

Caulfield and Orbinson retire

October 8, 2007 | 467 views | Leave a comment

Irish Captain, Linda Caulfield, has decided to draw a line under her international hockey career after amassing 151 caps and wearing the green shirt for nine years. Caulfield cited work reasons as the deciding factor, saying “there is a huge demand on players to increase their time on the pitch and the intensity of their […]

Azerbaijan: "Transformation to a Natonal Idea"

Azerbaijan: "Transformation to a Natonal Idea"

October 5, 2007 | 426 views | Leave a comment

Azerbaijan’s rise to fifth place in the recent European Championships, beating Ireland into sixth, may have raised a few eyebrows but was a disappointment for a ruthlessly ambitious country. Even more surprising was that their team included five newly ‘nationalised’ Korean teenagers. So, what exactly is going on in Azerbaijan? Well, first up, President Ilham […]

Malaysia to host Champions Trophy

Malaysia to host Champions Trophy

September 28, 2007 | 358 views | Leave a comment

The current unstable situation in Pakistan has forced the FIH to move the Samsung Men’s’ Champions Trophy Tournament from Lahore, Pakistan to Bukit Jailli in Malaysia. The move came after Australia and Spain pulled out of the competition while Germany, Korea and Netherlands were ‘unable to confirm their entry’. Reserve countries England and Japan also […]

Best Youtube Hockey clips

Best Youtube Hockey clips

September 19, 2007 | 691 views | Comments (1)

There’s a ton of ways to kill a day at work: take up smoking, take up working, play Stick Cricket, read the Guardian’s blog (which, let’s face it is directly where I ripped this off from). YouTube trumps them all. So here, to save you searching, are my favourite hockey clips. Add your own in […]

European Championships – The Sportways Connection

European Championships – The Sportways Connection

August 30, 2007 | 671 views | Leave a comment

In the last three years, the amount of hockey camps for teenagers in Ireland has increased exponentially. Summer after summer, the cream of European hockey coaching is making it to Dublin to give the future of our sport the very best advice. But back in the barren mid 90s there was but one major camp, […]

Everyone Else is Doing it So Why Don't We?

Everyone Else is Doing it So Why Don't We?

August 30, 2007 | 381 views | Leave a comment

Nationality is a loose concept in international cricket. Ireland’s success at the World Cup has shown how successful plundering foreign talent can be. Long may it continue – (This article first appeared in April 2007 in Comma Magazine – a DIT Student publication)“We don’t show that English shite in here?” – St Patrick’s Day and […]