The day Ireland silenced over 60,000 in Wembley

The day Ireland silenced over 60,000 in Wembley

January 1, 2021 | 3,654 views | Leave a comment

Jenny Redpath, Annette Fortune and Claudia Tierney reflect on the day Ireland shocked a Superstar-laden England in front of a bumper crowd in Wembley

Euro World Cup spots in spotlight as FIH launch Nations Cup bidding process

Euro World Cup spots in spotlight as FIH launch Nations Cup bidding process

December 18, 2020 | 3,564 views | Leave a comment

While the European Hockey Federation has secured a high quota of tickets to the 2022 and 2023 World Cups, precisely where and how those tickets will be allocated is under discussion.

Dancer names reduced panel for 2021 Olympic bid

Dancer names reduced panel for 2021 Olympic bid

December 18, 2020 | 3,097 views | Leave a comment

Uncapped Michelle Carey and Zara Malseed have been given a late chance to stake a claim for an Olympic spot following Irish women’s head coach Sean Dancer’s decision to reduce his panel.

Brennan appointed Under-21 men’s coach

Brennan appointed Under-21 men’s coach

December 12, 2020 | 3,534 views | Leave a comment

Joe Brennan has been appointed as the national boys development coach and Under-21 men’s head coach.

Siobhán Madeley the November Volunteer of the Month

Siobhán Madeley the November Volunteer of the Month

December 9, 2020 | 2,935 views | Leave a comment

Siobhán Madeley has been named Leinster Hockey’s November Volunteer of the Month for her work introducing and promoting hockey for people with special needs in Ireland.

Competition on hold until new year; HI AGM reveals hefty financial difficulties

Competition on hold until new year; HI AGM reveals hefty financial difficulties

December 1, 2020 | 3,916 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland has confirmed no all-Ireland competition will start until a four-week lead-in period has passed from the point in time that training is allowed on the entire island of Ireland.

LHA seeking Development Programme Manager

LHA seeking Development Programme Manager

November 30, 2020 | 3,079 views | Leave a comment

The Leinster Hockey Association want to appoint a Development Programme Manager (DPM). This will be a full time role – running as two-year fixed term contract with the potential to extend.

O’Flanagan aiming to inspire schoolkids as part of Dare to Believe campaign

O’Flanagan aiming to inspire schoolkids as part of Dare to Believe campaign

November 23, 2020 | 3,307 views | Leave a comment

Anna O’Flanagan, Roisin Upton, Nicci Daly, Shirley McCay, Emma Buckley and Shane O’Donoghue are among 25 athlete ambassadors for Sport Ireland’s Dare to Believe which aims to bring Olympic stars into the classroom.

Henchy named Leinster’s October Volunteer of the Month

Henchy named Leinster’s October Volunteer of the Month

November 20, 2020 | 2,982 views | Leave a comment

Adrian Henchy has been selected as the Leinster Hockey Volunteer of the Month for October for his superb work in north county Dublin to bring hockey to the heart of the Donabate community.

Daly hoping to hit top gear in 2021

Daly hoping to hit top gear in 2021

November 16, 2020 | 3,334 views | Leave a comment

With positive noises the Olympic Games will go ahead – with or without fans – Nicci Daly is grateful for the long lead-in time as she looks to potentially sign off a remarkable career on the biggest stage.

Indoor season forced to adapt at local, national and Euro level

Indoor season forced to adapt at local, national and Euro level

November 12, 2020 | 3,180 views | Leave a comment

The indoor season is set for an overhaul with Covid-19 restrictions leading to postponements at Leinster, national and European level this winter.

Jacob appointed Irish women’s team manager

Jacob appointed Irish women’s team manager

November 12, 2020 | 2,761 views | Leave a comment

Lisa Jacob has been appointed as the new Irish women’s hockey team manager, taking over from Arlene Boyles in the role to work with head coach Sean Dancer for the remainder of the 2021 Olympic campaign.

“It feels like only yesterday” – Katie Mullan on a year since Olympic qualification

“It feels like only yesterday” – Katie Mullan on a year since Olympic qualification

November 12, 2020 | 2,620 views | Leave a comment

Exactly a year since that electrifying night in Donnybrook’s Energia Park, Katie Mullan was probably expecting to be basking in the afterglow of a maiden Irish women’s Olympic hockey campaign.

Bray invite all clubs to get involved with Hooked Together challenge

Bray invite all clubs to get involved with Hooked Together challenge

October 29, 2020 | 3,415 views | Leave a comment

The aim of Hooked Together is to provide a nationwide lockdown opportunity for teams and players to keep active individually and within their 5km

Abbeyleix’s Luttrell named September Volunteer of the Month

Abbeyleix’s Luttrell named September Volunteer of the Month

October 29, 2020 | 2,647 views | Leave a comment

Abbeyleix Hockey Club’s Garry Luttrell has been named the inaugural Leinster Hockey Volunteer of the Month Award which was launched in September

Tumilty casting the net wide to get Green Machine motoring again

Tumilty casting the net wide to get Green Machine motoring again

October 23, 2020 | 3,901 views | Leave a comment

While Mark Tumilty only dropped the “interim” part of his title of Irish men’s head coach this week, the former Banbridge boss has already laid plenty of groundwork for his tenure, assessing almost 70 potential players to date.

Kick in the teeth for Harte as Hoofdklasse considered ‘amateur’ competition

Kick in the teeth for Harte as Hoofdklasse considered ‘amateur’ competition

October 21, 2020 | 3,207 views | Leave a comment

While last Thursday’s deferral of the EY Hockey League’s has seen many at the top end of the game question what esteem Ireland’s top competition holds locally, David Harte is enduring the same travails in the Netherlands.

Hockey Ireland confirms increased restrictions

Hockey Ireland confirms increased restrictions

October 21, 2020 | 2,772 views | Leave a comment

Increased restrictions have been confirmed by Hockey Ireland following updated government advice both north and south of the border in the past few days.

Tumilty confirmed as head coach of full-time basis after year as interim boss

Tumilty confirmed as head coach of full-time basis after year as interim boss

October 21, 2020 | 2,241 views | Leave a comment

Mark Tumilty has been confirmed as the Irish men’s head coach on a full-time basis following close to a year holding the post on an interim basis.  He initially took on the job for the month leading up to last October’s Olympic qualifiers in Vancouver after Alexander Cox vacated the role in the wake of […]

Town make major statement in Leinster Division One

Town make major statement in Leinster Division One

October 15, 2020 | 3,114 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown produced a statement win early in the women’s Leinster Division 1 season on Wednesday; round-up from the five midweek Leinster men’s and women’s games

Cracknell steps down as Banbridge men’s coach

Cracknell steps down as Banbridge men’s coach

October 13, 2020 | 3,424 views | Leave a comment

Gordon Cracknell has stepped down as Banbridge men’s coach, citing the time demands as they key reason for the decision.

UCC and Banbridge through in women’s ISC

UCC and Banbridge through in women’s ISC

October 12, 2020 | 2,473 views | Leave a comment

UCC and Banbridge took up their places in the second round of the women’s Irish Senior Cup with exciting 2-1 wins each, getting the best of Glenanne and Monkstown.

Tarf and C of I advance in ISC as Trinity and Avoca start strong in 1A

Tarf and C of I advance in ISC as Trinity and Avoca start strong in 1A

October 11, 2020 | 2,834 views | Leave a comment

Men’s Irish Senior Cup and Leinster Division 1A round-up  Clontarf got the best of Kilkeel to advance to the second round of the men’s Irish Senior Cup along with Cork C of I from the two ties that went ahead in the competition.  For the Bulls, they are temporarily calling the Sutton Park smurf turf home as Mount Temple is […]

Railway chugging along at speed in women’s EYHL

Railway chugging along at speed in women’s EYHL

October 11, 2020 | 2,659 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union continue to set the pace in the women’s EY Hockey League as they ground out the points 1-0 from their home date with reigning champions Pegasus at Park Avenue; here’s the round-up of Saturday’s action

YM cling on to perfect record alongside Lisnagarvey

YM cling on to perfect record alongside Lisnagarvey

October 11, 2020 | 2,322 views | Leave a comment

YMCA’s incredible start to the season continued apace as they held off Banbridge at Havelock Park to take a surprise share of top spot with Lisnagarvey after three rounds of the men’s EY Hockey League.

Saturday round-up – October 10

Saturday round-up – October 10

October 10, 2020 | 3,048 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union have built a two-point lead in women’s EYHL while YMCA and Lisnagarvey head up the men’s division; here’s all the key results from Saturday

Leinster men’s Division 1A assembles for new season

Leinster men’s Division 1A assembles for new season

October 10, 2020 | 2,558 views | Leave a comment

Leinster men’s Division One’s runners and riders assemble this weekend for the start of what they hope will be a busy season amid Covid-19 and the various different competitions on their agenda.

Rathgar, C of I and Harlequins opt against travel over Covid concerns

Rathgar, C of I and Harlequins opt against travel over Covid concerns

October 9, 2020 | 2,817 views | Leave a comment

Rathgar’s men, Cork C of I’s women and both Cork Harlequins teams have opted against travelling for their respective out-of-province games over Covid-19 concerns.

Leinster’s top two leagues to proceed in Level 3 but lower tiers postponed

Leinster’s top two leagues to proceed in Level 3 but lower tiers postponed

October 6, 2020 | 2,120 views | Leave a comment

Leinster Hockey confirmed on Tuesday afternoon men’s Division 1A and 1B and women’s Division 1 and 2 can proceed as scheduled following the Government move to place Ireland at Level 3 of the “Living with Covid” response plan.

Big three start Leinster league on winning note

Big three start Leinster league on winning note

October 5, 2020 | 2,068 views | Leave a comment

The three EYHL2 sides from last year all got off to winning starts in Leinster women’s Division One while Avoca lead the way courtesy of a second successive win.

Railway and Alex flying high in women’s EYHL

Railway and Alex flying high in women’s EYHL

October 4, 2020 | 1,897 views | Leave a comment

Old Alex and Railway Union sit top of the women’s EY Hockey League table following their narrow wins on day two of the competition, both making it six points from six with 2-1 victories.

YM, Town and Garvey lead way after men’s EYHL day two

YM, Town and Garvey lead way after men’s EYHL day two

October 4, 2020 | 2,034 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown, YMCA and Lisnagarvey kept their 100% records in tact with narrow victories on day two of the men’s EY Hockey League while Three Rock Rovers notched their first success and Bann fought back against the Glens

Saturday round-up – October 3

Saturday round-up – October 3

October 3, 2020 | 2,626 views | Leave a comment

YMCA lead the men’s EYHL on goal difference while Railway and Old Alex head up the women’s competition; here’s the Saturday round-up

Monkstown’s favourite son favours clipboard over famous number 9 shirt after historic 20 sky-blue years

Monkstown’s favourite son favours clipboard over famous number 9 shirt after historic 20 sky-blue years

October 2, 2020 | 2,060 views | Leave a comment

For the first time this millennium, Monkstown took the field last Saturday without Gareth Watkins donning the number nine jersey for the first day of the season.

Hockey Ireland calls for submissions from clubs over Covid-related travel concerns

Hockey Ireland calls for submissions from clubs over Covid-related travel concerns

October 2, 2020 | 2,488 views | Leave a comment

While tough penalties for sides not fielding in the EY Hockey League were outlined in regulations issued last Friday, September 25, Hockey Ireland has said such sanctions will not be automatically imposed until they have assessed submissions from clubs to explain their reasons not to travel.

Corinthian begin title defence – Leinster Women’s Division One and EYHL2 previews

Corinthian begin title defence – Leinster Women’s Division One and EYHL2 previews

October 1, 2020 | 2,322 views | Leave a comment

Leinster women’s Division One enjoys its first full programme of fixtures on Saturday; check out our team by team previews along with the women’s EYHL2 line-ups

Garvey storm to women’s IHT title

Garvey storm to women’s IHT title

September 29, 2020 | 1,244 views | Leave a comment

Lisnagarvey’s storming first quarter put them on course to their second national trophy in eight days as they swept past the challenge of North Kildare.

Adair paints the town red as Corinthian land third IJC title

Adair paints the town red as Corinthian land third IJC title

September 28, 2020 | 1,347 views | Leave a comment

Calum Adair’s close-range finish was all that stood between Corinthian and Lisnagarvey as the Whitechurch club landed the men’s Irish Junior Cup at Comber Road for the third time in their history.

Railway and Insta on fire on women’s EYHL opening day

Railway and Insta on fire on women’s EYHL opening day

September 27, 2020 | 2,004 views | Leave a comment

Catholic Institute and Railway Union produced a couple of sensational performances to land wins over sides who were in the top four of the women’s EY Hockey League before it succumbed to lockdown last term.

Garvey, Town and YMCA off to flying men’s EYHL start

Garvey, Town and YMCA off to flying men’s EYHL start

September 27, 2020 | 1,646 views | Leave a comment

Men’s EY Hockey League – day one round-up Lisnagarvey 4 (B Nelson 2, J Lorimer 2) Three Rock Rovers 2 (B Johnson, P Blakeney)  Two late James Lorimer penalty corners earned Lisnagarvey a big home win over Three Rock Rovers at Comber Road as their unbeaten run on the national stage was put under huge pressure. Ben Nelson twice gave […]

Saturday round-up – September 26

Saturday round-up – September 26

September 26, 2020 | 2,552 views | Leave a comment

All the results from the first day of the 2020/21 EY Hockey League

Men’s EYHL starts here – international returns to raise the bar

Men’s EYHL starts here – international returns to raise the bar

September 25, 2020 | 2,759 views | Leave a comment

The quality of the men’s EY Hockey League is expected to ramp up this season with the return of several international stars to the competition from the pro ranks in Belgium and beyond.

Women’s EYHL starts here – team by team preview for 2020/21

Women’s EYHL starts here – team by team preview for 2020/21

September 25, 2020 | 3,113 views | Leave a comment

Six months since lockdown, the women’s EY Hockey League gets back into action on Saturday but not without one last talking point as the sport still comes to terms with the Covid-19 crisis.

From brink of extinction to “highest honour” on the Portrane rollercoaster

From brink of extinction to “highest honour” on the Portrane rollercoaster

September 24, 2020 | 2,013 views | Leave a comment

A century in the making, it was beautifully fitting that Portrane’s finest hour would see a Neville flick in the winner and a Henchy on the sideline, calling the shots.

Loreto’s O’Donnell more than happy to give back after all hockey has given to her

Loreto’s O’Donnell more than happy to give back after all hockey has given to her

September 22, 2020 | 1,407 views | Leave a comment

Bronwyn O’Donnell says sport has given her so much in life that she is “more than happy to give back” her time as part of Irish sport’s incredible volunteer army.

Storming first half sees Pembroke II win women’s IJC

Storming first half sees Pembroke II win women’s IJC

September 21, 2020 | 1,522 views | Leave a comment

Women’s Irish Junior Cup final Old Alex 0 Pembroke Wanderers 3 (T Wensley, R Scott, A De Jong).   Pembroke II produced a breathtaking first half performance to land the women’s Irish Junior Cup for a tenth time on a hectic weekend of three finals for the Ballsbridge club.  It put them in great shape and they were able […]

Torrans and Meeke combine again for JP final victory

Torrans and Meeke combine again for JP final victory

September 21, 2020 | 1,309 views | Leave a comment

Sarah Torrans and Ali Meeke provided the magical combination for a second successive week to unlock the door to Jacqui Potter Cup success, winning the final 1-0 on home Beaufort turf on Saturday.

Cup kingpins Garvey leave it late to deny UCD fairytale win

Cup kingpins Garvey leave it late to deny UCD fairytale win

September 20, 2020 | 1,454 views | Leave a comment

In the end, logic prevailed as the all-time record Irish Senior Cup winners Lisnagarvey prevailed against the first-time finalists UCD but, boy, did they get one hell of a scare.

UCD’s muscle memory makes light of disrupted preseason to land ISC once again

UCD’s muscle memory makes light of disrupted preseason to land ISC once again

September 19, 2020 | 1,356 views | Leave a comment

UCD showed plenty of muscle memory to continue their incredible run in the women’s Irish Senior Cup with a third title in four years, beating Pegasus 3-1 at Comber Road.

Saturday round-up – September 19

Saturday round-up – September 19

September 19, 2020 | 1,621 views | Leave a comment

UCD and Lisnagarvey won the Irish Senior Cup titles while a series of other trophies from the 2019/20 season were decided; here’s the round-up