Garvey land chance to avenge cup final reverse
Lisnagarvey will get the chance to avenge their controversial Irish Senior Cup final defeat to Monkstown last season when the two meet in this season's second round scheduled for early December.
Determined Cookstown have a mountain to climb in All-Ireland cup bid
Cookstown may have dropped out of the All-Ireland League last season following relegation, but they are determined to rub shoulders with the big guns again - albeit through the All-Ireland Cup.
Naomi Grundie relishes Ulster bid to retain inter-pro title
Naomi Grundie is planning to return to the Ards line-up for the tail end of the season once she finishes her maternity leave but, before that, she is looking forward to her first tournament in a coaching capacity at representative level.
Garvey and Bann held to draws as title race hots up
Banbridge came from behind three times to earn a point in a 3-3 draw with Dublin giants Monkstown in the big EY Irish Hockey League clash at Havelock Park yesterday.
Ulster set to host World League Series with Ireland as top seeds
International hockey is finally returning north of the border with Ulster set to host its first world ranking tournament in March - the men's World League 2 Series.
Bann put euphoria behind them as IHL restarts
Banbridge coach Mark Tumilty is demanding his players come down out of the clouds in time for Sunday's big EY Irish Hockey League clash against Dublin giants Monkstown at Havelock Park (2pm).
Danni Wilson hopes to put Ulster Elks on track for cup hat-trick
Ulster Elks will be looking to a South African newcomer to shunt Railway Union on Saturday when the Jordanstown team open their defence of the Irish Senior Cup.
Chloe and Gemma star as Ards and Quins win
Two Irish internationals inspired Ards and Belfast Harlequins to their first points of the EYHL campaign on Saturday to lift spirits after a disappointing start to the season.
Bann's flair helps defeat odds to join Europe’s elite
The hooter went to signal the end of the game and immediately the flares went off in the grandstand as the large four-figure crowd celebrated.
Busy Magee just can't get enough of life on big stage
It has been a remarkable 18 months for Eugene Magee, the Banbridge player who has been capped more times for Ireland than anyone else from Ulster - and yet the big events just keep on coming.
Ards await Lynsey’s return to bolster defence
Lynsey Mallon will be on the comeback trail very soon following maternity leave — and that’s good news for Ards, who have shipped 13 goals in their opening three EY Irish Hockey League games.
Big gun Glenn Turner to show class at Euro series in Banbridge
Don't be surprised if you see one of world hockey’s most iconic players — Australia’s Glenn Turner — walking around the streets of Banbridge this week.
Banbridge get in the groove ahead of big Euro series
Banbridge warmed up nicely for this weekend's European series at their Havelock Park base when they beat Instonians 4-1 in Saturday's Ulster derby in the EY Irish Hockey League.
Pegasus lose for the first time as O'Flanagan wins it for champions
Anna O'Flanagan's tenth goal of the season in Saturday's 1-0 EY Irish League win over Pegasus in Dublin won't go down as a classic, but it could well prove vitally important later in the season.
Ulster call special meeting as management board dissolves
Ulster Hockey is to hold a special general meeting later this month to choose a new management board, after the current board was dramatically dissolved this week.
We can halt high-scoring Dubliners, says Speers
The name may have changed, but Hermes-Monkstown are still the team to beat in the EY Irish Hockey League and Pegasus will be out to do just that on Saturday in Dublin.
Cockram's return will be real boost for Garvey: Bell
Lisnagarvey's prolific goalscorer Timmy Cockram will miss the crucial EY Irish Hockey League clash against Pembroke in Dublin on Saturday as he continues to take an extended break following Ireland's exploits at the Rio Olympics.
Holders Ulster Elks get home cup draw but Lisagarvey men are on the road
Ulster Elks, bidding to win the women's Irish Senior Cup for a third time in a row, will start their title defence against Railway Union on October 15.
Banbridge quickly adapt to life without top scorer Stephen Dowds
Fears that Banbridge might suffer following the loss of prolific scorer Stephen Dowds have been put to rest after they opened the new EY Irish Hockey League season with a win and a draw over the weekend.
Pegasus fly off to a perfect start
Former Ireland captain Alex Speers inspired Pegasus to a 3-1 comeback win over Pembroke Wanderers with two superb goals at the Dub yesterday.
Saunas and swimming pools - Megan and Zoe are loving life in Germany
Zoe Wilson and Megan Frazer could easily have been playing for the Ulster Elks this weekend but, instead, the two Irish internationals are living the dream as professional sportswomen in Germany.
Rosalind winner as Dungannon get on the Money in Shield shock
Dungannon scored a shock 2-1 away win over Ballymoney last night to boost their chances of a first ever Denman Ulster Shield semi-final place.
Recovering Patterson is in Inst's thoughts as all-Ireland bid begins
The new EY Irish Hockey League campaign gets under way this weekend with a double-header programme - and newly-promoted Instonians couldn't have asked for a more difficult start.
Ulster Hockey's Des Simon celebrates hundred years
Ulster Hockey's elder statesman, Des Simon, has reached the ripe old age of 100.
Gemma Frazer ready for a mighty challenge at Quins
Belfast Harlequins' new marquee signing Gemma Frazer knows all about the big occasion, having played for Ireland at a European Championship and helped the Ulster Elks to consecutive Irish Senior Cup triumphs and a gold medal success on the continental stage.
Allen leaves injury woe in past to blast two trebles
Cookstown's Greg Allen has started the new season with a bang - with two hat-tricks in the opening Kirk Cup pool games.
In-form 'Money face all-Ireland poser
Ballymoney are undecided as to whether they would take up the offer to play in the Irish Hockey League next season should the opportunity arise, and judging by their early form it might well do.
Magee is all fired up for major events on home soil
The Rio Olympics will be long remembered for the glamour of the opening ceremony, the spectacular fireworks, the parade of nations, the lighting of the cauldron, the scenic backdrop and some wonderful sporting action.
Champions Lurgan aim to star on all-Ireland stage
Lurgan have set their stall out to go one better than last season and qualify for the EY Irish Hockey League having been crowned Ulster champions for the first time earlier this year.
Ulster U21 girls hockey team are denied inter-pro title by late show
Ulster's U21 girls had to settle for silver in the opening inter-provincial tournament of the season after hosts Leinster denied them late on in the final game staged at Donabate
Ulster's U21 boys and girls get off to the perfect start in inter-pros
Lisnagarvey's Sean Murray, one of the province's rising talents, has started the new season with a bang by helping Ulster U21s to an opening win in the inter-provincials being staged in Donabate, outside Dublin.
Garvey fuel Ulster's U21 inter-pro mission
Lisnagarvey supply 10 of the 18-man Ulster squad for the Under-21 inter-provincials which are being hosted by Portrane at their Donabate base north of Dublin this weekend.
Jane and Anna on target as Ulster girls claim bronze
Ulster's Under 18 girls captured the bronze medals at the UK School Games in Loughborough yesterday after a decisive 2-0 win over Wales.
Ali McNeill steps into breach at Pegasus and signs up Ireland star Michelle Harvey
Pegasus have appointed Ali McNeill as their new coach following the resignation of Arlene Boyles, who has stood down to concentrate on a busy season in the dug-out with Ireland.
Pegasus suffer blow as Boyles quits to answer Ireland's call
Arlene Boyles has announced she is quitting as Pegasus coach after two hugely successful seasons at the helm.
Corrie looking for video gains as he aims for Irish national triumph
It's often said that the camera never lies - and Peter Corrie can certainly vouch for that as he prepares his bid to land an Irish national junior title in Dublin for the first time.
It's all pain from Spain as Great Britain's men are sent packing
Great Britain will be packing their bags today as they prepare to leave the Olympic Village after they failed to qualify for the knock-out stages.
Irish to the four means it's win or bust against Argentina
Ireland men have fulfilled their ranking after a 4-2 win over Canada in Rio - and now they want to go one better by beating Argentina late tonight to reach the quarter-finals.
Rio Olympics: Eugene Magee and Mitch Darling give hockey champions Germany a real scare
Two wonder goals, from Eugene Magee and Mitch Darling, highlighted Ireland's best display in Rio to date ... but not unexpectedly they went down 3-2 to a Germany side still on track for a third gold medal in a row.
Rio Olympics: Gleghorne brothers Paul and Mark follow aunt Jackie McWilliam's footsteps
Brothers Paul and Mark Gleghorne made a special bit of history when they became Olympians in Rio earlier this week ... and not only because they featured in different teams.
Skipper Megan fired up for new challenge in Germany
Ireland hockey captain Megan Frazer has landed a dream move to Germany next season after signing a full-time professional contract with leading Bundesliga team Mannheimer.
Cup holders Instonians and Bangor unable to defend their silverware
The Kirk Cup and Linden Cup draws for the early season programme have been made - and neither of last year's winners will be defending their trophies.
Anna O'Flanagan's double sparks comeback win for Irish women
A late winner from Anna O'Flanagan secured Ireland an impressive 3-2 victory over Belgium at the Four Nations tournament in Dublin yesterday.
Ian Sloan puts setbacks in the past and goes for gold at Rio Olympics
IF world rankings are anything to go by, then Great Britain are in with a genuine chance of a medal at the Rio Olympics - and that's good news for four Ulstermen.
Hockey stars plan to turn tears into cheers
It was all doom and gloom on that fateful day in 2012 when Korea scored with just eight seconds left in hockey's Olympic qualifying final in Dublin to deny Ireland the chance of competing in the London showpiece.
Ireland's gutsy U18 boys unlucky to miss out on last-four of Euros
The Irish U18 boys just failed to make the European Championship semi-finals when they lost 3-1 to Belgium in their final pool game in Cork yesterday.
Ireland U18 boys and girls find the winning formula in Europeans
The Irish U18 boys and girls gave themselves a great chance of maintaining their top flight status after they chalked up wins in the European series in Cork.
Argentina turn up the heat as Irish continue build-up to Rio
Ireland's men were given another reminder of how difficult it is going to be at next month's Olympic Games when they lost 5-2 to Argentina in Buenos Aires in a build-up game.
Michael Watt and Chris Cargo seal deals with London club ahead of Olympics
Two Ulstermen bound for Rio with the Irish team have signed up for English team Hampstead and Westminster for the forthcoming season.
Irish kids improve in narrow loss to Belgium
Ireland's Under-16 boys came within a whisker of getting their first point at the Six Nations tournament in Antwerp when they lost 3-2 to the hosts.
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