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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.
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.
Avoca have announced the appointment of Noelle Farrell as their new ladies first team head coach, taking over from Ronan Hickey.
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.
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.
Hockey Ireland have announced the club representatives for European competition shall remain the same for next season and in the same order.
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.
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.
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.
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 is mourning Hall of Famer Anne Laing who passed away last Friday; Hockey Ireland vice president Ann Rosa put together the following tribute
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.
The Irish men have been provisionally booked in to play in Gniezno, Poland in the EuroHockey Championship II from August 1-7, 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hockey Ireland postpones hockey activity until March 29th while Pegasus and Loreto have seen their Euro campaigns placed on hold
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
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 C of I qualified for the men’s EYHL2 semi-finals with a game to spare while Harlequins moved top of Pool B
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
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
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.
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 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’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.
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 […]
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
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
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
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.
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.
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. […]
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.
Clontarf extended their Leinster Division One streak to 14 wins out of 14; Waterford, Portrane and Belfast Harlequins advanced to the IHT semis
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
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 […]
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 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.
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 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 […]
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 […]
Loreto this week launched their 2020 fundraising initiative “I’m a Loreto Celebrity Get Me Out of Here” in the Glenside pub Churchtown.
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).
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.
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 […]
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