The Indian Maharadja to support The Hook’s coverage of youth and schools hockey

The Indian Maharadja to support The Hook’s coverage of youth and schools hockey

September 12, 2019 | 4,839 views | Leave a comment

The Hook is delighted to link up with The Indian Maharadja with the Dutch lifestyle Hockey Brand set to support our coverage of youth and schools hockey this season.

Lisnagarvey appeal for EHL spot successful as independent panel overrule “null and void” decision

Lisnagarvey appeal for EHL spot successful as independent panel overrule “null and void” decision

July 4, 2020 | 3,507 views | Comments (1)

Lisnagarvey have successfully appealed against Hockey Ireland’s allocation of men’s European club spots for the 2020/21 season in the wake of the abruptly cancelled current campaign.

Gormley’s shock call to take on top Bundesliga coaching job

Gormley’s shock call to take on top Bundesliga coaching job

June 25, 2020 | 3,720 views | Leave a comment

Ronan Gormley has landed a huge first head coaching job as the former Irish captain has been co-opted to take on the top job at Crefelder HTC in the German Bundesliga.

Farrell and Richardson to lead Avoca charge

Farrell and Richardson to lead Avoca charge

June 14, 2020 | 3,348 views | Leave a comment

Avoca have announced the appointment of Noelle Farrell as their new ladies first team head coach, taking over from Ronan Hickey.

O’Donoghue’s lockdown life busy with big plans and opportunity back in Ireland

O’Donoghue’s lockdown life busy with big plans and opportunity back in Ireland

June 6, 2020 | 4,509 views | Leave a comment

While lockdown has seen life slow down for most, Shane O’Donoghue is only getting busier and busier as his return to Ireland sees him kickstart a series of new ventures.

C of I and UCC awarded Munster titles as Pritchard and Catchpole look to the future

C of I and UCC awarded Munster titles as Pritchard and Catchpole look to the future

May 30, 2020 | 4,857 views | Leave a comment

Cork C of I’s men and UCC’s women were awarded the Munster Division One titles last weekend on a percentage basis having both run up perfect records in the top provincial competition.

Euro representatives announced as Leinster league winners and EYHL2 invitations come into view

Euro representatives announced as Leinster league winners and EYHL2 invitations come into view

May 7, 2020 | 5,260 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland have announced the club representatives for European competition shall remain the same for next season and in the same order.

EYHL declared null and void with further decisions to be finalised in due course

EYHL declared null and void with further decisions to be finalised in due course

April 9, 2020 | 5,461 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland has declared the EY Hockey League “null and void” among the many tough decisions to be made due to competition’s cessation due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Call for “full-season” women’s EYHL2 next term

Call for “full-season” women’s EYHL2 next term

April 9, 2020 | 5,260 views | Leave a comment

Eight of the women’s EYHL2 clubs are hopeful they can compete in a season-long version of the competition for the 2020/21 campaign as Hockey Ireland’s competitions committee considers what happens next following the truncated 2019/20 season.

Rising star McIvor give heartfelt reaction to Euro U-18 postponement

Rising star McIvor give heartfelt reaction to Euro U-18 postponement

April 8, 2020 | 6,114 views | Leave a comment

Niamh McIvor has delivered a heartfelt reaction to the postponement of the European Under 18 Championship until next year when it will be staged as a one-off Under 19 event in 2021, writes John Flack.

Bell calls for 2019/20 season to be completed on the field as “finished” call creates debate

Bell calls for 2019/20 season to be completed on the field as “finished” call creates debate

March 31, 2020 | 5,759 views | Leave a comment

John Flack spoke to a number of different club coaches, managers and officials about their thoughts on the season being “finished” and how they hope the key decisions play out in the next few weeks

Irish Hockey mourns the loss of Hall famer Anne Laing

Irish Hockey mourns the loss of Hall famer Anne Laing

March 30, 2020 | 4,472 views | Leave a comment

Irish Hockey is mourning Hall of Famer Anne Laing who passed away last Friday; Hockey Ireland vice president Ann Rosa put together the following tribute

Club season “finished” with key outcomes to be decided before April 12th

Club season “finished” with key outcomes to be decided before April 12th

March 27, 2020 | 4,718 views | Leave a comment

The 2019/20 club season has been deemed “finished” by Hockey Ireland with exactly how this affects the national and provincial leagues set to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Irish men set for Gniezno, Poland for 2021 Euros

Irish men set for Gniezno, Poland for 2021 Euros

March 26, 2020 | 4,198 views | Leave a comment

The Irish men have been provisionally booked in to play in Gniezno, Poland in the EuroHockey Championship II from August 1-7, 2021.

Irish women’s wait for Olympic debut pushed back to 2021

Irish women’s wait for Olympic debut pushed back to 2021

March 24, 2020 | 3,891 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s wait to play in the Olympic Games for the first time has been put on hold for a year following the decision by the IOC and Tokyo to postpone the event until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Harte believes Olympic postponement needed for athletes’ peace of mind

Harte believes Olympic postponement needed for athletes’ peace of mind

March 21, 2020 | 3,950 views | Leave a comment

David Harte says he hopes to see the Tokyo Olympics postponed until later in 2020 to give all athletes involved “peace of mind” amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

Club season in limbo as March 29 return looks unlikely

Club season in limbo as March 29 return looks unlikely

March 20, 2020 | 4,510 views | Leave a comment

With Thursday night’s news that Irish Rugby has cancelled all their club competitions for the remainder of the season with immediate effct, it brought into focus the difficulties that face Hockey Ireland to try and complete the domestic season.

Green Army preparing as best they can in a world of social distancing

Green Army preparing as best they can in a world of social distancing

March 19, 2020 | 3,900 views | Leave a comment

It is a good thing one of Sean Dancer’s mantras to the Irish women’s squad is “those that can adapt are the one who will succeed” as the Green Army attempt to keep up their training in a world of social distancing. It means the panel have been innovating, making the best of the implements […]

Wesley formally open new pitch

Wesley formally open new pitch

March 17, 2020 | 3,639 views | Leave a comment

Wesley College formally opened their new pitch in style in late February with over 200 people coming along to watch a series of exhibition games despite freezing conditions.

Hockey Museum seeking help with missing info on 1951 and 1965 GB&1 tours

Hockey Museum seeking help with missing info on 1951 and 1965 GB&1 tours

March 16, 2020 | 3,437 views | Leave a comment

The Hockey Museum is seeking a little help with a couple of pieces of information about GB and Ireland teams from 1951 and 1965. If you can help, drop Katie Dodd a line on katie.dodd@hockeymuseum.org.

Irish hockey activity off until March 29 as Pegs and Loreto Euros on hold

Irish hockey activity off until March 29 as Pegs and Loreto Euros on hold

March 12, 2020 | 3,443 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland postpones hockey activity until March 29th while Pegasus and Loreto have seen their Euro campaigns placed on hold

Corinthian guaranteed top spot but plenty of twists remain in women’s EYHL2 groups

Corinthian guaranteed top spot but plenty of twists remain in women’s EYHL2 groups

March 8, 2020 | 3,523 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown picked up six points out of eight in women’s EYHL2 to strengthen their claim for a semi spot as Ards run up 12; Corinthian assured of top in Pool A with plenty in chase

Meeke’s final touch of the weekend sees Loreto remain three clear after dramatic double-header

Meeke’s final touch of the weekend sees Loreto remain three clear after dramatic double-header

March 8, 2020 | 3,864 views | Leave a comment

A manic double-weekend in the women’s EYHL ended as it started with Loreto leading the way by three points but that situation only occurred with one of the last touches on Sunday evening.

Cork clubs in pole position in  men’s EYHL2

Cork clubs in pole position in men’s EYHL2

March 8, 2020 | 3,292 views | Leave a comment

Cork C of I qualified for the men’s EYHL2 semi-finals with a game to spare while Harlequins moved top of Pool B

YM and Pembroke grab crucial points as scramble to avoid ninth hots up

YM and Pembroke grab crucial points as scramble to avoid ninth hots up

March 8, 2020 | 3,457 views | Leave a comment

The battle to avoid the relegation playoff place is heating up with YMCA and Pembroke both picking up useful results; Lisnagarvey and Bann pushed on at the top and Glenanne’s good run continued

Saturday round-up – March 7

Saturday round-up – March 7

March 7, 2020 | 3,607 views | Leave a comment

It’s now a three-way tie at the top of the women’s EYHL after a dramatic day; Lisnagarvey strengthened their place at the head of the men’s EYHL; here’s the round-up

O’Shea’s magic shows Crescent no Mercy in cracking Munster final

O’Shea’s magic shows Crescent no Mercy in cracking Munster final

March 5, 2020 | 2,033 views | Leave a comment

Leah O’Shea’s virtuoso performance helped inspire Mount Mercy to win back the Munster Schoolgirls Senior Cup crown from Crescent Comprehensive as her double propelled the Cork side to a 3-1 final success.

Gleason performs heroics as Loreto Balbriggan land Junior 1B

Gleason performs heroics as Loreto Balbriggan land Junior 1B

March 5, 2020 | 2,265 views | Leave a comment

Loreto Balbriggan retained the Leinster Junior Division 1B title on Tuesday morning at Grange Road with a dramatic shoot-out win over St Columba’s after a wonderful six-goal contest in normal time.

Drogheda host and win the inaugural Eden View Plate

Drogheda host and win the inaugural Eden View Plate

March 4, 2020 | 2,071 views | Leave a comment

Drogheda Grammar hosted the inaugural Eden View Plate this week, debuting the Under-14 indoor schoolgirls tournament, with the host taking home the title on home court.

Naas move into top half as top two win comfortably

Naas move into top half as top two win comfortably

March 1, 2020 | 1,177 views | Leave a comment

Naas’s memorable first season in women’s Leinster Division One continued on Saturday as they moved into fifth place in the league with their fifth win of the campaign in icy rain at The Maws.

Railway keep up pursuit of Clontarf for Leinster title

Railway keep up pursuit of Clontarf for Leinster title

March 1, 2020 | 851 views | Leave a comment

Clontarf and Railway Union took another step closer to what looks set to be a final day showdown for the men’s Leinster Division One title. Tarf had the trickier task in horrible conditions at Portrane as the wind made things difficult for any major fluidity for either side. Portrane took the lead in the first […]

Kelly snatches vital EYHL lifeline for Belfast Quins as Insta hold Loreto

Kelly snatches vital EYHL lifeline for Belfast Quins as Insta hold Loreto

March 1, 2020 | 1,189 views | Leave a comment

At the 11th attempt, Belfast Harlequins finally got their first win of the season, giving them hope of surviving in the women’s EYHL; leaders Loreto drew with Catholic Institute in the only other game to completed as Storm Jorge took hold

Town and Garvey falls foul of Storm Jorge as Glens, Rovers, Pembroke and Bann all win

Town and Garvey falls foul of Storm Jorge as Glens, Rovers, Pembroke and Bann all win

March 1, 2020 | 1,098 views | Leave a comment

The men’s EYHL table-topper between Monkstown and Lisnagarvey was the one game to fall foul of the weather as Glenanne, Pembroke, Three Rock and Banbridge all won

Saturday round-up – February 29

Saturday round-up – February 29

February 29, 2020 | 1,254 views | Leave a comment

Storm Jorge had an impact on the weekend’s fixtures with a couple of EYHL tie postponed and a couple more abandoned as difficult conditions abounded; here’s the round-up of the games that went ahead

Town and Garvey rematch a potentially defining moment in men’s EYHL

Town and Garvey rematch a potentially defining moment in men’s EYHL

February 29, 2020 | 720 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown and Lisnagarvey face off for the second time in a month in a men’s EY Hockey League battle that could determine whether we have a title chase to savour or not depending on the outcome at the ALD Merrion Fleet Arena.

Loreto the latest side to take up women’s EYHL leadership

Loreto the latest side to take up women’s EYHL leadership

February 28, 2020 | 801 views | Leave a comment

Top spot in the women’s EY Hockey League continues to be a hot potato as Loreto returned back above Old Alex and Pegasus in midweek with a big come-from-behind win over Railway Union.

Frazer and Carroll back in Irish touring squad for Durban trip

Frazer and Carroll back in Irish touring squad for Durban trip

February 27, 2020 | 428 views | Leave a comment

Megan Frazer and Naomi Carroll have both been handed great opportunities to force their way back into the Olympic hockey reckoning after lengthy spells out injured. Both were named in Sean Dancer’s 21-player Ireland panel to travel to Durban next month in a hastily rearranged warm-weather tour which was originally due to be in Malaysia. […]

Town the first to finally breach reds’ record in league action

Town the first to finally breach reds’ record in league action

February 24, 2020 | 999 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown’s back-to-back victories this week offered a glimmer of hope that they could reopen the women’s Leinster Division One title race with wins over Corinthian and Clontarf.

Tarf up to 14 wins from 14 as men’s IHT semi-finalists confirmed

Tarf up to 14 wins from 14 as men’s IHT semi-finalists confirmed

February 23, 2020 | 968 views | Leave a comment

Clontarf extended their Leinster Division One streak to 14 wins out of 14; Waterford, Portrane and Belfast Harlequins advanced to the IHT semis

Old Alex take over the top as Insta end 110-year wait for win over Pegasus

Old Alex take over the top as Insta end 110-year wait for win over Pegasus

February 23, 2020 | 1,270 views | Leave a comment

For a third week running, there is a different club on top of the women’s EY Hockey League which continues to throw up dramatic twists and turns; read the round-up and see the clips and pics

Railway do enough to land silver and promotion to Trophy level for 2021

Railway do enough to land silver and promotion to Trophy level for 2021

February 23, 2020 | 741 views | Leave a comment

Women’s EuroHockey Indoor Club Challenge I Dundee Wanderers 2 (Vikki Bunce 2) Railway Union 0. Railway lost the battle but ultimately won the war with silver and promotion secured to Euro Trophy level next year, as a losing bonus point against Dundee earned them second place in Porto. That point, for a loss of two […]

Glens and YM’s big wins move them clear of relegation playoff spot

Glens and YM’s big wins move them clear of relegation playoff spot

February 23, 2020 | 1,251 views | Leave a comment

Men’s EY Hockey League – day 11 round-up Saturday Glenanne 3 (S Brownlow, B Venter, S Ronan) Pembroke Wanderers 2 (A Sothern 2) Glenanne picked up their first win since early October with a 3-2 success at St Andrew’s in a match preceded by a minute’s silence in honour of Ken Treacy, a stalwart of […]

Railway still on track for title showdown with Dundee

Railway still on track for title showdown with Dundee

February 23, 2020 | 428 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union moved into the frame for a EuroHockey Indoor Challenge I title showdown with Dundee Wanderers following back-to-back wins in Porto on Saturday.

Saturday round-up – February 22

Saturday round-up – February 22

February 22, 2020 | 1,640 views | Leave a comment

Catholic Institute scored a big win over Pegasus as Old Alex became the third different side to lead women’s EYHL; YM stun UCD in men’s EYHL; here’s the round-up

Railway unbeaten after day one in Porto

Railway unbeaten after day one in Porto

February 22, 2020 | 476 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union came from 2-0 down in the last five minutes against Georgian outfit Ukimerioni Kutaisi to end day one of their EuroHockey Challenge I unbeaten. They opened their tournament with a closely fought 2-1 win over Swedish side Partille SC. Despite winning seven corners to Partille’s two, Railway scored from just their first of […]

Multi-talented Railway looking to add another achievement to incredible honour roll

Multi-talented Railway looking to add another achievement to incredible honour roll

February 20, 2020 | 1,475 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union take to the Porto boards for the women’s EuroHockey Indoor Club Challenge I with a squad that could lay claim to being the most multi-talented Irish sporting line-up ever to come together. Not only does the side have an aggregate total of well over 100 senior hockey medals between them. They can also […]

“I’m a ‘Loreto’ Celebrity…. Get Me Out of Here!”

“I’m a ‘Loreto’ Celebrity…. Get Me Out of Here!”

February 19, 2020 | 828 views | Leave a comment

Loreto this week launched their 2020 fundraising initiative “I’m a Loreto Celebrity Get Me Out of Here” in the Glenside pub Churchtown.

Wesley International Hockey Patrons to launch new funding model at pitch opening

Wesley International Hockey Patrons to launch new funding model at pitch opening

February 19, 2020 | 1,207 views | Leave a comment

The Wesley International Hockey Patrons scheme will be formally launched at the official opening the Ballinteer school’s new pitch on Wednesday, February 26 (7pm).

Eugene Magee retires as one of Irish hockey’s best ever

Eugene Magee retires as one of Irish hockey’s best ever

February 18, 2020 | 307 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s most capped male player Eugene Magee has formally retired from international hockey after 15 years and 295 caps at the top of the game, playing at the 2016 Olympic Games and winning European bronze in 2015.

Rovers ride late rollercoaster to preserve Ireland’s place in Euro second tier

Rovers ride late rollercoaster to preserve Ireland’s place in Euro second tier

February 16, 2020 | 296 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers indoor just about preserved Ireland’s place in the second tier of European competition with a 5-4 rollercoaster win over Switzerland’s Rotweiss Wettingen, capping their weekend with their best performance. After back-to-back promotions brought Rovers from the lowest rung to the Club Indoor Trophy level this weekend, after plenty of early jitters, they […]

Fulham denies C of I early EYHL2 playoff ticket as Bulls make big move

Fulham denies C of I early EYHL2 playoff ticket as Bulls make big move

February 16, 2020 | 1,036 views | Leave a comment

Cork C of I were denied a guaranteed EYHL2 playoff place due to a late Railway goal; Clontarf make a big move in EYHL2 while Portrane stay in third place