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 | 721 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.

Newbridge College complete girls Senior Cup second round line-up

Newbridge College complete girls Senior Cup second round line-up

November 22, 2019 | 387 views | Leave a comment

Newbridge College completed the Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup second round line-up on Friday afternoon as they got the better of St Kilian’s DSD 2-0.

Trinity’s 53-game unbeaten run ended by Corinthian

Trinity’s 53-game unbeaten run ended by Corinthian

November 19, 2019 | 598 views | Leave a comment

Corinthian ended Trinity’s incredible unbeaten run in women’s Leinster Division One, their run ending at 53 games since their last defeat in the provincial competition.

Avoca and Clontarf celebrate six-point weekends

Avoca and Clontarf celebrate six-point weekends

November 19, 2019 | 396 views | Leave a comment

Avoca and Clontarf both ran up two wins each over the weekend to push on in men’s Leinster Division One. Avoca started off with a 7-1 win over Bray on Saturday, going 3-0 up in the first half and never looking back as Richard Couse netted a hat trick and Elliott Goode scoring twice. On […]

Garvey extend lead as Monkstown make big statement

Garvey extend lead as Monkstown make big statement

November 18, 2019 | 910 views | Leave a comment

Lisnagarvey extended their lead at the top; Monkstown moved up to second with big win over Three Rock while YM continued their upward curve at Annadale; UCD vs Pembroke and Glenanne vs Corinthian ended in draws

Pegasus flying high on dramatic double weekend

Pegasus flying high on dramatic double weekend

November 18, 2019 | 721 views | Leave a comment

Pegasus are the last side standing with a perfect record in the women’s EY Hockey League after three rounds following a double weekend packed with late drama across the 10 games.

Saturday round-up – November 16

Saturday round-up – November 16

November 17, 2019 | 911 views | Leave a comment

Lisnagarvey extended their lead at the head of the men’s EYHL as Monkstown made a big move; Pegasus and Pembroke made it two from two in the women’s EYHL; here’s the Saturday round-up

Alex land double coup with Evans and Duke on board

Alex land double coup with Evans and Duke on board

November 16, 2019 | 1,025 views | Leave a comment

Old Alex announced a massive double coup on Thursday evening with Irish internationals Nikki Evans and Deirdre Duke confirming they will play for the Milltown club.

Irish women’s international indoor returns after almost 30-year hiatus

Irish women’s international indoor returns after almost 30-year hiatus

November 15, 2019 | 240 views | Leave a comment

Dave Passmore has announced the first Irish women’s indoor international squad since 1990, naming a 14-player panel for a December trip to Durban, South Africa for six test matches.

North Dublin Knights impress at PSi UK indoor tournament

North Dublin Knights impress at PSi UK indoor tournament

November 13, 2019 | 366 views | Leave a comment

The North Dublin Knights produced a series of excellent performances at the inaugural PSi UK indoor hockey tournament which took place in Southampton.

Leinster flying high with AerCap boost

Leinster flying high with AerCap boost

November 13, 2019 | 265 views | Leave a comment

AerCap has signed a two-year sponsorship deal with Leinster Hockey to support their ambitious high performance player and coach development programme for the Junior Age teams

Umpires get four-year boost from Sedgwick Ireland

Umpires get four-year boost from Sedgwick Ireland

November 13, 2019 | 404 views | Leave a comment

Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions has announced a four-year sponsorship agreement with the Irish Hockey Umpires Association (IHUA).

Corinthian flying on all fronts with four wins in eight days

Corinthian flying on all fronts with four wins in eight days

November 11, 2019 | 242 views | Leave a comment

Women’s EYHL Division 2/Leinster Division One round-up Corinthian have taken control of women’s EYHL Division 2 with a big 2-0 win over Leinster rivals Trinity, making it three wins from three in Pool A and moving seven points clear of the chasers. Hannah McKay laid on the perfect pass for Lauren McGrane to deflect in […]

C of I lead the way as Haycock denies Clontarf with final act

C of I lead the way as Haycock denies Clontarf with final act

November 11, 2019 | 465 views | Leave a comment

Cork C of I are the sole men’s EYHL2 side left with an unbeaten record; Pool B saw draws all round while Rathgar and Kilkenny won in Leinster

Garvey continue imperious start to men’s EYHL season

Garvey continue imperious start to men’s EYHL season

November 11, 2019 | 348 views | Leave a comment

Lisnagarvey continued their imperious form as they ended UCD’s unbeaten streak; YM and Banbridge got their first wins while Monkstown and Three Rock won too

Insta denied debut win as Pembroke make big statement

Insta denied debut win as Pembroke make big statement

November 11, 2019 | 424 views | Leave a comment

Women’s EYHL – day one round-up Catholic Institute 3 (N Carroll 2, R Begley) Muckross 3 (K Baker, A O’Flanagan, N Keegan) Muckross denied Catholic Institute a winning start to life in the women’s EYHL in the closing stages as the Dublin 4 side’s newcomers made their mark. Insta led 2-0 early on courtesy of […]

Saturday round-up – November 9

Saturday round-up – November 9

November 9, 2019 | 1,856 views | Leave a comment

All the results from the men’s and women’s EYHL and EYHL2 games as well as the Leinster and Munster Division One and IJC outcomes

Women’s EYHL returns as clubs look to build on Olympic euphoria

Women’s EYHL returns as clubs look to build on Olympic euphoria

November 8, 2019 | 755 views | Leave a comment

The women’s EY Hockey League clubs will hope the euphoria of last weekend’s Olympic qualifiers in Energia Park can filter through to the premier domestic competition which gets underway on Saturday.

Ireland overcome flashbacks of 2015 to reach Holy Grail – reaction to Olympic qualification

Ireland overcome flashbacks of 2015 to reach Holy Grail – reaction to Olympic qualification

November 4, 2019 | 163 views | Leave a comment

Chloe Watkins admitted “flashbacks of 2015 were coming into my head” as she stepped up for her vital shoot-out to keep Ireland’s Olympic hopes alive.

Shoot-out queens end years of pain with ticket to Tokyo

Shoot-out queens end years of pain with ticket to Tokyo

November 4, 2019 | 53 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s shoot-out queens are Tokyo-bound as Ayeisha McFerran added another glorious entry into her own sporting folklore with three incredible shoot-out saves.

Dancer admits it wasn’t pretty after first leg stalemate

Dancer admits it wasn’t pretty after first leg stalemate

November 3, 2019 | 782 views | Leave a comment

Sean Dancer admitted “it wasn’t pretty” as the first leg of the Irish women’s Olympic qualifiers double-header in a rain-soaked 0-0 draw at Energia Park in Donnybrook against Canada.

Stage set for Irish women’s Energia Park date with Canada

Stage set for Irish women’s Energia Park date with Canada

November 2, 2019 | 391 views | Leave a comment

With the Energia Park stage set by a remarkable, volunteer-led five-day revamp, the Irish women are looking to hit the turf running this evening for their double-header with Olympic qualification on the line. The World Cup silver medalists are looking to continue their incredible ascent and qualify for the Games for the first time. Because […]

Video nasty sting in the tail ends Irish men’s Tokyo 2020 vision

Video nasty sting in the tail ends Irish men’s Tokyo 2020 vision

October 28, 2019 | 69 views | Leave a comment

“The video umpire should hang his head in shame.” Captain Jonathan Bell’s summation will be echoed around the Irish hockey world as a video review decision with one second to go denied his side a place at the 2020 Olympic Games.

Ards and Corinthian go two from two in EYHL2

Ards and Corinthian go two from two in EYHL2

October 27, 2019 | 497 views | Leave a comment

Corinthian and Ards have taken early leads in their respective EY Hockey League Division 2 groups as the bank holiday weekend saw the two clubs land their second wins of the competition.

UCD and Lisnagarvey pushed all the way in memorable Irish Senior Cup comebacks

UCD and Lisnagarvey pushed all the way in memorable Irish Senior Cup comebacks

October 27, 2019 | 991 views | Leave a comment

High-flying UCD and Lisngarvey both produced monumental three-goal turnarounds to take up their places in the last eight of the men’s Irish Senior Cup on a day of high drama.

“Job only half-done” for O’Donoghue and Green Machine

“Job only half-done” for O’Donoghue and Green Machine

October 27, 2019 | 344 views | Leave a comment

Ireland will take a two goal lead into the second leg of their Olympic qualifier against Canada tomorrow after beating the hosts 5-3 in Vancouver today.  A goal from Chris Cargo and two each from Shane O’Donoghue and Sean Murray gave Ireland the win in an impressive performance.  Man-of-the-match O’Donoghue attributed the win to the […]

Green Machine rediscover mojo to build important half-time advantage

Green Machine rediscover mojo to build important half-time advantage

October 27, 2019 | 575 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men put themselves into a golden position to claim a second successive Olympic spot as they will carry a two-goal lead into the second leg in west Vancouver.

Saturday round-up – October 26

Saturday round-up – October 26

October 26, 2019 | 302 views | Leave a comment

UCD produced a huge comeback despite red card to beat Clontarf; Lisnagarvey fight back against Bann as the Irish Senior Cup ties ultimately went to the form book

Tumilty’s Ireland primed for Olympic showdown in Vancouver

Tumilty’s Ireland primed for Olympic showdown in Vancouver

October 26, 2019 | 410 views | Leave a comment

Mark Tumilty his Ireland team are primed and fully motivated for this weekend’s Olympic qualification showdown with Canada in Vancouver. Speaking after yesterday’s captain’s run to Eoin Luc O’Ceallaigh, the Ireland boss said that his team were ‘buzzing’ to put the disappointing European campaign behind them. “We’ve come off the back of a disappointment. We’ve […]

Irish Senior Cup and women’s EYHL2 provide bank holiday entertainment

Irish Senior Cup and women’s EYHL2 provide bank holiday entertainment

October 25, 2019 | 516 views | Leave a comment

While Irish hockey fans will be glued to the Olympic qualifiers in Vancouver on Saturday night online, there are plenty of high quality live games on offer in the afternoon as the men’s Irish Senior Cup and women’s EYHL Division 2 hit the turf.

High School complete amazing rise from obscurity to All-Ireland champions

High School complete amazing rise from obscurity to All-Ireland champions

October 25, 2019 | 1,531 views | Leave a comment

The High School completed their decade-long journey from schools’ hockey obscurity to the top of the boys’ pile as they produced a remarkable comeback to land the Tasmanian Shield.

St Columba’s and Newpark impress in girls Senior Premier

St Columba’s and Newpark impress in girls Senior Premier

October 24, 2019 | 619 views | Leave a comment

With half-term closing in, the Leinster Senior Premier League is hitting top speed with a couple of new faces like St Columba’s and Newpark coming into view with challenges for playoff places.

King’s Hos end 22-year wait for All-Ireland semi-final as Leinster sides dominate

King’s Hos end 22-year wait for All-Ireland semi-final as Leinster sides dominate

October 24, 2019 | 826 views | Leave a comment

King’s Hospital will contest their first All-Ireland Schoolboys semi-final since 1997, lining out in the first ever all-Leinster final four.

Tumilty says Irish side getting their mojo going ahead of Olympic qualifier

Tumilty says Irish side getting their mojo going ahead of Olympic qualifier

October 23, 2019 | 363 views | Leave a comment

Safely installed in Vancouver, new Irish coach Mark Tumilty says the Irish men’s squad are bubbling up nicely for their two-legged Olympic qualifier against Canada.

Early contenders make their mark at All-Ireland Schools

Early contenders make their mark at All-Ireland Schools

October 23, 2019 | 816 views | Leave a comment

Some of the early contenders for the All-Ireland Schoolboys Championship title emerged from a competitive day one around Dublin.

O’Donoghue says Irish men in good place for Olympic qualifiers

O’Donoghue says Irish men in good place for Olympic qualifiers

October 22, 2019 | 428 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue says Ireland are in a good place ahead of their huge men’s Olympic qualifiers next weekend at Rutledge Field in Vancouver.

All-Ireland Schools take centre stage in race for Tasmanian and Herbie Sharman Shield begins

All-Ireland Schools take centre stage in race for Tasmanian and Herbie Sharman Shield begins

October 21, 2019 | 1,349 views | Leave a comment

The All-Ireland Schoolboys Championships hits Dublin this week as 16 of the best schools teams from around the island battle it out for the Tasmanian Shield and the newly introduced Herbie Sharman Perpetual Shield.

UCD and Pegasus back for third ISC final date since 2009

UCD and Pegasus back for third ISC final date since 2009

October 20, 2019 | 496 views | Leave a comment

UCD will meet Pegasus in the women’s Irish Senior Cup final for the third time in a decade after their Saturday semi-final wins. The students, gunning for a sixth title since 2009, edged out Loreto 1-0 at Belfield in a frantic contest with Katherine Egan nicking the only goal in the second quarter. It was […]

Bulls and Glens frustrate goal-hungry Avoca as almost 70 goals define weekend

Bulls and Glens frustrate goal-hungry Avoca as almost 70 goals define weekend

October 20, 2019 | 675 views | Leave a comment

Clontarf and Railway Union continued their winning ways on a day of 38 goals in just five games in Leinster men’s Division One while another 30 followed in Sunday’s Mills Cup. The big tie was a true cracker with Tarf eventually holding on for a 5-4 win over Avoca in a battle between two EY […]

Saturday round-up – October 19

Saturday round-up – October 19

October 19, 2019 | 955 views | Leave a comment

Women Irish Senior Cup – Semi-Finals: Corinthian 0 Pegasus 3 (L McKee, K McDonald, M Harvey); UCD 1 (K Egan) Loreto 0 Leinster Division 1: Monkstown 0 Genesis 1 (C Fullston); Naas 1 (S Farrell) Trinity 7 (R Burns 2, S Campbell 2, A Long 2, A Buttimer); Rathgar 1 (C Christie) North Kildare 0 […]

Avoca and Clontarf put 100% records on the line in Leinster

Avoca and Clontarf put 100% records on the line in Leinster

October 18, 2019 | 400 views | Leave a comment

Avoca and Clontarf will put their respective 100% records to the test on Saturday at Newpark in the first classico of the men’s Leinster Division One.

Red letter day for Corinthian with second ever Irish Senior Cup semi to savour

Red letter day for Corinthian with second ever Irish Senior Cup semi to savour

October 18, 2019 | 711 views | Leave a comment

Almost exactly two years ago to the day, Corinthian were unceremoniously bundled out of the women’s Irish Senior Cup by Pegasus 12-0 in the first round.

O’Flanagan nets on 200th appearance for green army

O’Flanagan nets on 200th appearance for green army

October 16, 2019 | 618 views | Leave a comment

Women’s international test match Ireland 2 (H Matthews, A O’Flanagan) Belgium 4 (S vanden Borre 2, A Gerniers, J Boon) Anna O’Flanagan scored on her 200th international appearance for Ireland but the side fell 4-2 to Belgium as part of “simulation week” for the side ahead of their Olympic qualifiers. The Green Army endured a rough […]

Ireland find Belgians too hot to handle in Wavre

Ireland find Belgians too hot to handle in Wavre

October 15, 2019 | 445 views | Leave a comment

Ireland lost 6-0 to the reigning World Cup and European champions Belgium at the Lara club in Wavre in the Green Machine’s final warm-up game for the Olympic qualifiers.

Reds complete dream weekend with EYHL2 victory

Reds complete dream weekend with EYHL2 victory

October 14, 2019 | 462 views | Leave a comment

Corinthian completed a dream weekend when they backed up their Saturday Irish Senior Cup win over Banbridge with a dramatic 3-2 win over Cork C of I on the opening weekend of the women’s EY Hockey League Division 2.

Loreto, UCD, Pegasus and Corinthian through to ISC semi-finals

Loreto, UCD, Pegasus and Corinthian through to ISC semi-finals

October 14, 2019 | 712 views | Leave a comment

Loreto, UCD, Pegasus and Corinthian will line out in the women’s Irish Senior Cup semi-finals next weekend following their respective wins last Saturday. The Beaufort side produced a truly sparking 5-3 victory over Railway Union to take up their place in the final four, coming back a couple of times to win the day at […]

Harlequins, C of I, Inst and Cookstown off to winning starts

Harlequins, C of I, Inst and Cookstown off to winning starts

October 14, 2019 | 359 views | Leave a comment

Cork’s Harlequins and C of I and Ulster duo Instonians and Cookstown all won by narrow margins to get off to strong starts in men’s EY Hockey League Division Two.

Garvey hit Rovers for six; UCD keep on flying high as reds land first ever EYHL success

Garvey hit Rovers for six; UCD keep on flying high as reds land first ever EYHL success

October 14, 2019 | 610 views | Leave a comment

On a dramatic day three in the men’s EY Hockey League, Lisnagarvey scored six times in the second half against Three Rock, Corinthian got their first EYHL win, UCD kept their 100% record while Glenanne and Town won too

Sunday round-up – October 13

Sunday round-up – October 13

October 13, 2019 | 931 views | Leave a comment

Lisnagarvey and UCD’s big wins see them clear at the top of the men’s EYHL; Corinthian, Loreto, Pegasus and UCD are in the women’s ISC semi-final

Tumilty keen to deploy players in preferred positions for Olympic qualifier

Tumilty keen to deploy players in preferred positions for Olympic qualifier

October 9, 2019 | 739 views | Leave a comment

Mark Tumilty says he is keen to seeing his Ireland side getting back to deploying players in their regular positions as he announced his Olympic qualifiers panel to meet Canada on October 26 and 27.

Andrew’s and Wesley play out high quality draw

Andrew’s and Wesley play out high quality draw

October 7, 2019 | 660 views | Leave a comment

St Andrew’s and Wesley drew a high quality Leinster Senior A league tie as both look set to be contenders for a semi-final berth from Section B of the competition.