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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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
A bounty of goals across the EYHL, Leinster and Munster division one competitions; here’s the Saturday round-up
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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
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
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
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. […]
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
Ireland’s women recorded their biggest ever win over South Africa from a mixed bag of fixtures in Stellenbosch over the weekend.
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 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..
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.
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.