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 | 880 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.

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 | 586 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 | 240 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 | 605 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 | 504 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 | 1,023 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 | 324 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 | 954 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 | 215 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 | 1,424 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 | 254 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 | 934 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 | 572 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 | 920 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 | 141 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 | 115 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 | 691 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

Reds confirmed for EYHL2 semi-finals as Naas make big move

Reds confirmed for EYHL2 semi-finals as Naas make big move

February 16, 2020 | 721 views | Leave a comment

Corinthian became the first side to reach the EYHL2 final four with Trinity and Lurgan drawing; Pool B was washed out while Naas were the big winners in the Leinster games played

Pegasus move back into lead as all five women’s EYHL ties survive Storm Dennis

Pegasus move back into lead as all five women’s EYHL ties survive Storm Dennis

February 16, 2020 | 665 views | Leave a comment

All five of the women’s EY Hockey League Division 1 ties defied the weather to serve up a series of close-run battles with Pegasus moving back out on their own at the top of the table.

Garvey extend lead as Bann and Corinthian continue strong run of form

Garvey extend lead as Bann and Corinthian continue strong run of form

February 16, 2020 | 693 views | Leave a comment

Lisnagarvey’s lead at the top of the men’s EY Hockey League stretched out to eight points after their comfortable 5-2 win over Pembroke and Banbridge’s 4-3 success over Monkstown.

Saturday round-up – February 15

Saturday round-up – February 15

February 15, 2020 | 1,310 views | Leave a comment

On a wind-swept and rain-soaked Saturday, there were a number of fixtures that fell by the wayside but Pegasus did manage to get back to the summit of women’s EYHL

Pegs bounce back to move level with Loreto; Bann vs Town the men’s highlight

Pegs bounce back to move level with Loreto; Bann vs Town the men’s highlight

February 14, 2020 | 447 views | Leave a comment

Pegasus moved back into a share of top spot in the women’s EYHL with a midweek win ahead of round 10; Banbridge and Monkstown is the highlight of the men’s EYHL

Rovers indoor side no longer “a bobsleigh team” as they take on second Euro tier for first time

Rovers indoor side no longer “a bobsleigh team” as they take on second Euro tier for first time

February 13, 2020 | 400 views | Leave a comment

In the early hours of Friday morning, Three Rock Rovers will become the first side since 1996 to contest the second tier of the men’s EuroHockey Indoor Club Championships in Alanya, Turkey.

Ireland’s women to set up base in Iwate for Olympics; March camp in Malaysia set for relocation

Ireland’s women to set up base in Iwate for Olympics; March camp in Malaysia set for relocation

February 10, 2020 | 337 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland met with Japanese delegates from Iwate last Thursday to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties for the Irish women’s pre-Games holding camp this summer.

Town react quickly to keep alive outside title shot in Leinster

Town react quickly to keep alive outside title shot in Leinster

February 10, 2020 | 360 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown reacted quickly to keep up their winning run going in women’s Leinster Division One to stay in a share of second post as they got the best of Avoca 2-1.

Bray strike late for first win of season; Tarf streak rolls on

Bray strike late for first win of season; Tarf streak rolls on

February 10, 2020 | 550 views | Leave a comment

A brilliant final quarter salvo from Bray saw them win their first game of the men’s Leinster Division One season, outdoing Weston 5-3; Clontarf’s winning streak rolls on

Away goals rule in men’s EYHL as reds snatch big win while Garvey almost shocked by YM

Away goals rule in men’s EYHL as reds snatch big win while Garvey almost shocked by YM

February 9, 2020 | 811 views | Leave a comment

Five away wins in the men’s EYHL with a huge 36 goals registered; Corinthian were the one side from the bottom half to win as YM came close to a big result against Lisnagarvey

Loreto go clear as Alex continue their rise as major players in women’s EYHL

Loreto go clear as Alex continue their rise as major players in women’s EYHL

February 9, 2020 | 518 views | Leave a comment

Loreto moved three points clear at the head of the women’s EYHL as Old Alex landed a big win at Pegasus; Belfast Quins nick draw against Muckross while Pembroke tie with Insta. UCD saw off Railway

Saturday round-up – February 8

Saturday round-up – February 8

February 8, 2020 | 1,192 views | Leave a comment

A bounty of goals across the EYHL, Leinster and Munster division one competitions; here’s the Saturday round-up

Women’s EYHL as competitive as it has ever been says O’Flanagan

Women’s EYHL as competitive as it has ever been says O’Flanagan

February 8, 2020 | 550 views | Leave a comment

Muckross striker Anna O’Flanagan says the spread of talent across the women’s EY Hockey League has made the national division as competitive as it has ever been.

Bottom half looking to avoid being cut adrift by top five at midway point

Bottom half looking to avoid being cut adrift by top five at midway point

February 7, 2020 | 224 views | Leave a comment

The bottom half meet the top half in the men’s EY Hockey League with the likes of Pembroke, Glenanne and Corinthian hoping they can start bridging the five-point gap that has emerged in the middle.

Bray land double sponsorship coup

Bray land double sponsorship coup

February 4, 2020 | 297 views | Leave a comment

Bray Hockey Club are delighted to announce the dual sponsorship of the Ladies 1sts squad. Murphy McElligott Solicitors in Dun Laoghaire have come on board as the title sponsor of the squad in addition to a three-year sponsorship with Arcade Jewellers in Bray.

North Kildare on a roll to reignite battle at the bottom

North Kildare on a roll to reignite battle at the bottom

February 3, 2020 | 269 views | Leave a comment

North Kildare made it two wins from two games since the return of the women’s Leinster Division One to action as they got the better of Rathgar 2-0.

Thrills and spills galore as Couse hits four and Gar win 6-5

Thrills and spills galore as Couse hits four and Gar win 6-5

February 3, 2020 | 712 views | Leave a comment

Avoca and Rathgar both won wild games in the men’s Leinster Division One, taking the spoils from seven and 11-goal thrillers, respectively, as Clontarf’s juggernaut keeps on rolling.

Euro-bound Railway on the National Indoor double

Euro-bound Railway on the National Indoor double

February 3, 2020 | 566 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union did the indoor double as their men and women both prevailed in Galway’s Kingfisher Hall, earning a place in Europe for 2021.

Kealy’s marquee moment adds her name to Senior Cup final folklore

Kealy’s marquee moment adds her name to Senior Cup final folklore

February 3, 2020 | 922 views | Leave a comment

Emily Kealy wrote her name in Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup folklore as she whipped home a penalty stroke five minutes from time to earn Loreto Beaufort their first title in a dozen years at Belfield.

Corinthian win thriller as Ards remain unbeaten

Corinthian win thriller as Ards remain unbeaten

February 2, 2020 | 255 views | Leave a comment

Corinthian won a cracking contest at Garryduff to make it five wins from five in Pool A of the women’s EYHL Division 2; Ards top Pool B after grabbing a late draw at Queen’s

Loreto move level with Pegasus as Sargent makes telling return

Loreto move level with Pegasus as Sargent makes telling return

February 2, 2020 | 593 views | Leave a comment

Loreto picked up a strong win over Belfast Harlequins to move into a share of top spot as Pegasus drew with Muckross; Old Alex, UCD and Cork Harlequins win, too

Garvey move five clear as men’s EYHL returns in feisty style

Garvey move five clear as men’s EYHL returns in feisty style

February 2, 2020 | 840 views | Leave a comment

Lisnagarvey moved into a five point lead at the summit of the EY Irish Hockey League after narrowly defeating Monkstown; UCD held off Glenanne, Bann hammer YMCA, Sothern’s six sees off Dale and Marlay derby ends in draw

Saturday round-up – February 1

Saturday round-up – February 1

February 2, 2020 | 1,083 views | Leave a comment

Garvey narrowly won the big tussle in the men’s EYHL; Loreto joined Pegasus at top of women’s division; loads of goals around the island; here’s the round-up

Pegasus looking to continue hot streak into 2020 in highly competitive women’s EYHL

Pegasus looking to continue hot streak into 2020 in highly competitive women’s EYHL

February 1, 2020 | 617 views | Leave a comment

If the second phase of the women’s EY Hockey League season matches the pre-Christmas encounters, it promises to be an epic run from now until May. Just one game had more than two goals in the difference of the 34 played to date; lots of late goals have seen points swing from side to side. […]

Garvey host Town in huge tussle as men’s EYHL returns

Garvey host Town in huge tussle as men’s EYHL returns

February 1, 2020 | 593 views | Leave a comment

The pre-Christmas pace-setters in the men’s EY Hockey League meet in an enticing opening gambit to 2020 with Lisnagarvey welcoming Monkstown with top spot on the line.

Loreto Beaufort and Newpark showdown on Sunday in schoolgirls Senior Cup final

Loreto Beaufort and Newpark showdown on Sunday in schoolgirls Senior Cup final

January 31, 2020 | 549 views | Leave a comment

The Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup final is hoping to attract a wider audience by moving to a Sunday date rather than its usual midweek spot as Newpark Comprehensive face Loreto Beaufort at Belfield (1.45pm).

Voice of the EHL the audio guide for National Indoor Trophy finals

Voice of the EHL the audio guide for National Indoor Trophy finals

January 31, 2020 | 475 views | Leave a comment

The Voice of the EHL Nick Irvine will provide his dulcet tones to the soundtrack of the National Indoor Trophy on Sunday as the champions of 2020 will be crowned at Galway’s Kingfisher Hall.

Tumilty keen to get rebuilding process up and running after interim extension

Tumilty keen to get rebuilding process up and running after interim extension

January 31, 2020 | 396 views | Leave a comment

Mark Tumilty is keen to use his extended time as interim men’s coach to start the rebuilding process after Hockey Ireland confirmed he will stay in the role until the end of the Olympic cycle.

Loreto win Kilkenny derby to win South East crown

Loreto win Kilkenny derby to win South East crown

January 28, 2020 | 378 views | Leave a comment

Loreto Kilkenny ended city rivals Kilkenny College’s reign as South East champions with a super win, earning them a place in the Kate Russell All-Ireland Schools championships.

Green Army fall to Germany but defeat South Africa in Stellenbosch

Green Army fall to Germany but defeat South Africa in Stellenbosch

January 26, 2020 | 1,060 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women recorded their biggest ever win over South Africa from a mixed bag of fixtures in Stellenbosch over the weekend.

Rovers survive huge semi-final scare to land Leinster title

Rovers survive huge semi-final scare to land Leinster title

January 26, 2020 | 656 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers survived an almighty semi-final scare to retain the Leinster men’s indoor league title and keep alive hopes of a fourth National Indoor Trophy in succession.

Ireland’s glistening silver lining and promotion in Bratislava

Ireland’s glistening silver lining and promotion in Bratislava

January 26, 2020 | 732 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women earned European indoor promotion at the first attempt after they romped over the line in Bratislava, earning them a silver medal from the third tier of continental competition with two big wins on Sunday..

North Kildare off the mark as Rathgar win too in women’s Division One

North Kildare off the mark as Rathgar win too in women’s Division One

January 26, 2020 | 627 views | Leave a comment

The bottom two in women’s Leinster Division one both landed wins to get 2020 up and running on the front foot as North Kildare beat Avoca while Rathgar edged out Clontarf.

Gar back into top three as leading pair run up the goals

Gar back into top three as leading pair run up the goals

January 26, 2020 | 582 views | Leave a comment

Rathgar returned to the top three in men’s Leinster Division One as the big guns had too much firepower in their respective games for the side at the other end of the table.