Three Rock Ladies
With upwards of ten players lost from last year’s division one side, Bray have been forced to drop their first team for the upcoming season with Three Rock Ladies taking their place in the top tier in Leinster with immediate effect.
Glenanne have announced the appointment of Dean Maguire as head coach of their ladies first team while Geoff Walker is the new Three Rock ladies coach for the upcoming season
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
Susie Geoffroy’s deflected corner strike eventually saw Corinthian maintain division one status as her side notched a corner count into double figures against Three Rock Ladies at Serpentine Avenue.
Barring any last minute miracles, Hermes will be the side to end Railway Union’s two-year reign as Leinster champions on Saturday as they are likely to be formally crowned at Belfield when they play UCD
Three Rock Ladies are on the lookout for a first team coach for the 2011/12 season, welcoming applicants for the role as Niall Denham steps down after three years in the role
The Hook celebrated its first Awards Night in Kobra on Leeson Street on Grafton Street, honouring its first seven official award winners at what is hoped to become an annual event
Round one in the three-part mini-series that is likely to decide the destination of the Leinster women’s division one receives an early evening showcase on Saturday as Hermes and Loreto tip off at the novel time of 6pm in UCD.
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.
For a second year running, Hermes and Loreto showdown for the second place in the women’s Pool A IHL semi-finals after Pegasus took the first spot last week. UCD are already home and hosed and Railway are set to join them
The St Patrick’s Day festival of hockey got under way with a trio of U-16 finals at Grange Road which got underway with some seriously high quality hockey. Here’s a brief rundown of how they panned out
St Patrick’s Day once again means a feast of hockey at Grange Road with the day now playing host to five finals with three U-16 deciders joining the men’s and women’s Leinster senior double-header.
Corinthian’s junior U-14s claimed the clubs A league, last week, taking the title with a game still to play as they moved out of reach of Hermes and Pembroke with a tie against Old Alex still to play.
Another series of wins for the leading three means the title race is as you were; Pembroke and Bray played out a thriller and Corinthian were denied by Alex; Leinster sides dominate the women’s IJC while TRL into IHT semi-finals
There is a slight sense of the calm before the storm as the final month of the season features a series of face-offs between the leading trio of Hermes, Loreto and Railway Union.
Fingal survived a second half onslaught to record their second league win of the season on Sunday afternoon to move within striking distance of the IHL places, denting Corinthian’s hopes in the process. Also, the IHT and IHC draws were also made on Sunday
Corinthian could be in line for a revenge mission in the semi-finals of the Jacqui Potter U-16 Cup as they were potentially drawn against Old Alex as excitement builds toward a big day out in Grange Road on St Patrick’s Day
Silver goal winners from Anna O’Neill and Cecelia Joyce handed Pembroke and Railway Union the first two Jacqui Potter Cup semi-final berths on offer as the Sandymount duo knocked out Old Alex and Hermes, respectively.
Glenanne’s battle with Corinthian looks set to be the vital tie this weekend in women’s Leinster’s division one as a potential automatic relegation looks a possibility for the first time in a number of years.
The first round of the Jacqui Potter U-16 Cup was completed last Sunday with on-form Muckross scoring the result of the round when they hit form to get a 1-0 win over holders Hermes.