Cork C of I and Harlequins start the long road in pursuit of a place for Munster at the top table of the national league stage with their maiden games in EY Hockey League Division 2 tomorrow.
Cork Harlequins’ remote hopes of overhauling UCD in the women’s EY Hockey League were ended in emphatic fashion.
Cork Harlequins are the last remaining unbeaten side in the women’s EY Hockey League as they swept to a 3-0 win over Pembroke Wanderers in Dublin. The result keeps them within a point of leaders UCD.
Last Saturday morning, Naomi Carroll left her home in Cratloe, Co. Clare and pointed the car in the direction of Cork, where her Harlequins team saw off Pembroke Wanderers 3-0 to keep their EY Hockey League title challenge alive.
Cork Harlequins are emerging as the primary challengers to Hermes-Monkstown in the women’s EY Hockey League after notching a third successive win on the road.
Ashton and Catholic Institute will size each other up yet again in an overly familiar Munster Senior Cup semi-final clash at Rosbrien tomorrow (1pm).
Cork Harlequins will hope to add some consistency to a rollercoaster EY Hockey League campaign when they host Pembroke Wanderers on Saturday.
Further recognition of Ireland’s ascension to world hockey’s top table came yesterday when Craig Fulton was named as the International Hockey Federation’s coach of the year.
Irish hockey fans have long claimed national captain David Harte as one of the world’s best goalkeepers, and extra validation came yesterday as he was named as hockey’s top netminder for 2015.
UCC defeated Cork Harlequins for only the second time in a decade to give their EY Hockey League survival hopes a major boost.
Cork Harlequins are quietly moving back into contention in the women’s EY Hockey League after a 7-0 dismantling of Greenfields moved them up to third place.
Cork Church of Ireland will be keen to show they’re more than a one-man team as they look to stay top of the EY Hockey League with victory over Annadale at Garryduff on Sunday (2pm).
A turbulent week for Munster hockey ended with positive news as it emerged Cork will host next year’s U18 boys and girls European championships.
Bandon are seeking an unusual Irish cup double this weekend as they descend on Belfield for the women’s Irish Junior Cup and men’s Irish Hockey Trophy finals.
Crescent College Comprehensive became just the third Munster school to taste national glory in 20 years as they claimed the Kate Russell All-Ireland Schoolgirls Championships in Galway yesterday.
Captain Megan Frazer believes Ireland’s World League 2 performances show how far they have come under Darren Smith’s tutelage.
Cork Harlequins are sniffing a return to the glory days as they welcome Hermes to Harlequin Park for tomorrow’s Irish Senior Cup semi-final showdown.
Hockey: Three Rock Rovers are the first side to book their place in the men’s Irish Hockey League semis after a Jonny Bruton-inspired win at Lisnagarvey.
Hockey: Cork Church of Ireland’s promising season in cup competitions season continues after their seconds won a Leeside derby to advance to the last eight of the women’s Irish Junior Cup.
Hockey: Ursulines Thurles announced their return to the top table in Munster Schools hockey with a 3-1 Junior Cup final win over a fancied Crescent side this week.
Cork Church of Ireland pulled off one of the biggest upsets in recent Irish Senior Cup history with a stunning 4-3 quarter-final success at Lisnagarvey on Saturday.
Ireland goalkeeper David Harte’s reputation has been further enhanced after he was unveiled as the eighth most expensive player in the Hockey India League.
UCC provided the sole bright note for Munster sides in the Irish Hockey League, winning 2-0 against Ballymoney to get their campaign back on track.
UCC captain Fionn O’Leary hopes his side can be the ultimate spoilers as they make their Irish Hockey League debut at Instonians tomorrow.
Irish hockey’s future reaches a critical juncture this weekend, with clubs set to vote on whether to expand the national league.
Munster sides landed three national titles from a possible four over a memorable weekend at Belfield.
A sizeable proportion of the Munster hockey community is decamping to Belfield this weekend as four of the province’s teams go chasing Irish cup glory.
Bandon and Cork Church of Ireland brought Munster’s national cup final representation to four with stunning Irish Hockey Trophy semi-final wins on Saturday.
Ireland have gone back to the tried and tested after appointing Craig Fulton as the national senior men’s coach yesterday.
This afternoon, Ireland’s elite hockey players will traverse the country and wonder: could I do this every other weekend?
Three Rock Rovers bridged a 40-year gap to win the men’s Irish Senior Cup at Belfield yesterday, seeing off Pembroke Wanderers on penalty strokes.
Cork Church of Ireland and Cork Harlequins were the biggest winners on a productive Irish Junior Cup weekend for Munster teams.
A first home draw in a decade has UCC’s men hoping they can finally make waves in the Irish Junior Cup.
Julia O’Halloran made the crucial Irish Hockey League final intervention for Railway Union for the second year running as they saw off Loreto on sudden death penalties on a topsy-turvy finals day at Grange Road.
The Irish Hockey League breaks more new ground this weekend as each side will play back-to-back fixtures for the first time.
Andy Ewington’s remarkable short corner prowess helped Monkstown end 99 years of hurt with a rip-roaring 5-4 Irish Senior Cup victory over Pembroke Wanderers at Belfield yesterday.
Cork Harlequins came from nowhere to halt Catholic Institute’s Munster title march with a shock 2-1 win at Garryduff on Saturday.
Cork Harlequins will be hoping to continue their hoodoo over Ulster sides as they continue their Irish Senior Cup defence at home to Cookstown tomorrow (3pm).
A raft of Munster men will get their first taste of senior international hockey when Ireland A take on England A next weekend in Dublin.
Treble-winners Cork Harlequins and Dungarvan were the big winners at this year’s Munster Hockey Awards, held at Garryduff on Friday night.
A 13-year-old New York boy who played hockey growing up in Ireland can keep playing on the girls team at his school, at least for one more season.
He’s too good, and that’s too bad.
It’s been a fallow few seasons for Cork Harlequins in national competitions, but they continued to roll back the years in stunning style on Saturday to see off Banbridge 2-1 and progress to the Irish Senior Cup semi-finals.
They didn’t make the Irish Hockey League semi-finals, but Catholic Institute took plenty of personal satisfaction in a 3-2 defeat of UCD which also ruined the students’ title hopes at Rosbrien on Saturday.
Denis Pritchard will be particularly interested in how Ireland’s women fare for their clubs in this weekend’s final round of the Irish Hockey League, after he was this week appointed interim national coach.
Three Rock Rovers came to Cork with six Irish Hockey League debutants, a clutch of teenagers and little in the way of form — but still left Garryduff with a 2-0 victory that all but ends Church of Ireland’s qualification hopes.
Brothers Andrew and Roger Gray once again saved their best for Belfield as UCC won their first ever national senior club title in men’s hockey with a rousing 3-1 Irish Hockey Trophy final victory over Raphoe yesterday.
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