Murray makes his mark as he chalks up first international goal
Two Lisnagarvey players had reason to celebrate yesterday even though Ireland completed their five-day training camp near Barcelona with a 2-1 defeat against World No. 9 Spain.
Garvey and Bann sweat on Irish aces ahead of cup
Lisnagarvey coach Errol Lutton and his Banbridge counterpart Mark Tumilty are waiting anxiously to see if their international contingent return from Ireland's five-day training camp in Spain unscathed - particularly as Saturday sees the second round of the Irish Senior Cup.
Kerri's exit is latest blow to Ireland's World bid
Kerri McDonald has pulled out of the Ireland senior training panel due to university commitments, leaving national coach Graham Shaw short of reserve strength as he prepares for the start of the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.
Bottom club Inst blow big opportunity to climb clear
Instonians and Lisnagarvey both squandered the chance to make inroads in the EY Irish Hockey League and the outcome is that the Ulster duo are falling adrift of their targets.
Broken knuckle rules out Belfast Harlequins defender Claire Buchanan until new year
Belfast Harlequins defender Claire Buchanan is likely to be out of action for six weeks after breaking her knuckle during Saturday's 2-1 EY Irish Hockey League defeat by UCD at Deramore Park.
Stormont gets green light to host hockey World series
Hockey fans north of the border are going to see much more of Ireland's international team than usual following the rubber-stamping of Stormont as the venue for the forthcoming World League 2 series, the penultimate stage for World Cup finals qualification.
Ireland's call has Jamie on Wright path to success
Jamie Wright is ready to embark on one of the most important weeks of his hockey career to date - not only are there two crucial games coming up for his club but he's all set to make his international debut in Spain.
Blow for Pegasus as striker Robyn puts hockey on hold
Robyn Chambers has sensationally quit Pegasus after playing only six competitive matches since re-joining the EY Irish Hockey League club from Ulster Elks in the summer.
Lisnagarvey and Banbridge avoid Euro giants in favourable draw
Lisnagarvey and Banbridge avoided the Dutch, Belgian and German giants when the EuroHockey League's KO-16 round scheduled for Eindhoven over Easter was drawn.
Ulster boys hope lightning strikes twice in inter-pros
Ulster's schoolboys are bidding for a double double when the Under 16 and Under 18 inter-provincials are staged at Queen's this weekend.
Pegasus can still make the play-offs, insists Speers
Pegasus captain Alex Speers isn't too concerned that her team are in the bottom half of the EY Irish Hockey League table with a third of the campaign completed.
Matthew Bell rings up derby win as Banbridge break clear at top
Matthew Bell, Greg Allen and Peter Caruth took the plaudits of their respective clubs as Banbridge, Cookstown and Annadale all had something big to celebrate over the weekend.
Ireland Under-21 trip axed after funding shortfall
It has emerged that a proposed trip to Spain to enable Ireland's U21 squad to prepare for the European Junior Championships in August had to be cancelled due to a major shortfall in funding.
Bann coach Tumilty eager to prove point against rivals
Banbridge are riding the crest of a wave at the moment - unbeaten in the Irish Hockey League after five games, through to the EuroHockey League's knockout stages and a bye into the second round of the Irish Senior Cup.
Mark Bell inspires Bann as table-topping derby looms
Ulster duo Lisnagarvey and Banbridge proudly sit joint top of the EY Irish Hockey League following Saturday's fifth round of fixtures - but something has to give next Sunday when they meet head-on at Hillsborough.
Zoe celebrates her return to Randalstown with two goals
Irish international Zoe Wilson scored twice as Randalstown defeated Queen's 4-2 at the Antrim Forum last night to move joint top of the Ulster Premier League table.
Dungannon Hockey Club's net loss as two goalies refuse to play in huge Sunday game due to...
A hockey club is facing a goalkeeping crisis for a big match - because its two netminders do not play on a Sunday.
Dungannon's goalkeeping bid hit by never on a Sunday call
Neither of their 1st or 2nd XI keepers play on the Sabbath due to their religious beliefs, so the club will have no option but to throw in a rookie for what will be their first appearance in the last four of the province's main knock-out competition.
Lisnagarvey's Daniel Buser thriving with extra responsibility
Lisnagarvey's Daniel Buser is loving the additional responsibilities handed to him by coach Errol Lutton this season. Buser was given the captain's armband after Jonathan Bell's successful stint and he is also the nominated penalty stroke taker in the continuing absence of Irish...
Hockey: Battling Queen's University Belfast are given harsh lesson by classy UCD
Queen's University's hopes of lifting the Irish women's inter-varsities title for the first time in 25 years were blown away by UCD who beat the Belfast students 6-1 in last night's Chilean Cup final at Jordanstown.
Queen's out to make it hot in Chilean Cup decider
Queen's are 60 minutes away from capturing their first Irish inter-varsities title for a quarter of a century after Jessica McMaster's wonder goal earned them a 1-0 win over Trinity in last night's semi-final at Jordanstown.
High scoring Cookstown aim to net promotion
Cookstown are scoring goals for fun as they bid to regain their all-Ireland status.
Jake at double but Bann are denied All-Ireland title
Banbridge Academy made a bold bid to retain their Subway All-Ireland schoolboys title but lost to a last minute winner in the final. Jake Rowe did everything he could to help his side - just as he did last year when he scored a hat-trick in the decider - but this time he was restricted...
Banbridge and Wallace starlets reach last four in Irish title bid
Holders Banbridge Academy are through to the semi-finals of this season's Subway Irish Schoolboys Championships - and are joined by neighbouring Ulster school Wallace High.
Marshall gets big chance to impress Irish coach Fulton
Kyle Marshall is already being marked down as an Irish international defender of the future, and the Banbridge Academy teenager has another chance to boost his credentials when the Subway All-Ireland Schoolboys Championships take place in Dublin over the next three...
Fired-up Zoe home to spur Town's Shield defence
Irish international Zoe Wilson will be eligible to play in Randalstown's Denman Ulster Shield semi-final with Queen's on Sunday week, which is a major boost for the holders.
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.
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