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Young Hockey Leaders Award - Schools

Wednesday 21st February, 2018

Hockey Ireland launch a new secondary school leadership award for 14-18 year olds. The Young Hockey Leaders Award is perfect for Transition Year pupils that are interested in hockey coaching and umpiring and can be used for young people working towards their Gaisce award.The 6 hour course...

Irish U16 Girls Training Panel Announced

Monday 19th February, 2018

Congratulations to all the Leinster athletes selected on the Irish U16 Girls Training Panel ahead of the Tri-Nations in Germany.The U16 Training panel has been reduced and National Coach Brendon Carolan commented "After the interpros , the last four months have culminated into the next...

Boys U18 Indoor Tournament

Wednesday 14th February, 2018

Four teams will compete in the inaugural Boys U18 Indoor Tournament that takes place on Sunday 25th February in St Columba's College - Corinthian HC, Railway Union HC, Three Rock Rovers HC and YMCA HC. Our thanks to Rob Abbott for organising this event which will hopefully raise the profile of...

LHA Open Forum

Tuesday 13th February, 2018

As part of the LHA Board's commitment to communication within our hockey community, there will be an Open Forum on Thursday, 01st March in Three Rock Rovers HC.This is a non-vote opportunity to discuss relevant issues with all clubs and is open to everyone but has limited capacity....

Leinster Boys selected for HOD

Monday 12th February, 2018

Congratulations to the following development players who have been selected to travel to Holland for the HOD Tournament over the Easter weekend. PlayerClubSchoolMatthew O'Brien Holohan (GK)Monkstown HCSt. Andrew's CollegeBrooklyn MapfumoThree Rock Rovers HCThe Kings...

Leinster Girls selected for HOD

Monday 12th February, 2018

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected for the Leinster Girls Squad for the HOD tournament this EasterPlayerClubSchoolAbbie McCarthyMuckross HCSt GerardsAnna CostelloMuckross HCMount AnvilleAnna TarpeyMuckross HCMount AnvilleCharlotte BourkeAvoca HCHoly...

Irish U16 Boys Panel Announced

Tuesday 06th February, 2018

Congratulations to all the Leinster players selected for the Irish U16 Boys training squad announced by Niall Denham earlier today. The team will be working towards a busy summer including a home-hosted 6 Nations tournament against Europe's best teams in the form of England, Germany,...

IHL 2 Forum Presentation Notes

Friday 02nd February, 2018

The IHL 2 Forum took place on Thursday (01st February) in Three Rock Rovers HC. There was a great turn out from clubs and a our thanks to Inez Cooper (Chair EYHL Working Group) for the presentation. There was a good discussion about the introduction of this competition and clubs are urged to make...

Boys U18 Indoor Tournament

Wednesday 31st January, 2018

Following on from the success of the Boys U14 Indoor Tournament hosted by Portrane HC, Leinster Hockey will run a one day tournament for U18 Boys on 25th February (noon to 4pm) in St Columba's College. Clubs are invited to enter a team limited to 12 players (to include one goal keeper). Cost per...

Irish U18 Boys Panel Announced

Tuesday 30th January, 2018

Following a series of training sessions in December and January Irish U18 Coach Elun Hack has selected his squad as they continue to prepare for the U18 Europeans in Santander in July. Commenting on the squad selection, Hack said “It has been incredibly difficult to make this selection, the...

EYHL/IHL 2 Forum for Leinster Clubs

Thursday 25th January, 2018

The LHA will hold a forum meeting for all clubs to discuss the introduction of the IHL 2 for the 2018-19 season. Clubs, particularly those represented in the EYHL and Divisions 1 - 3, are urged to ensure you are represented.The document circulated by Hockey Ireland earlier this season which has...

South East Senior Schoolgirls Final 24 Jan 18

Thursday 25th January, 2018

Kilkenny College 4 Loreto Kilkenny 1Kilkenny College were victorious in the South East cup final on Wednesday 24th January, after an absorbing hour of hockey. The action was keenly contested between both sets of players, in front of a good size crowd and beneath striking sunshine in Kilkenny...

Tricks 4 Sticks Funding 2018

Wednesday 24th January, 2018

Hockey Ireland is delighted to launch Tricks 4 Sticks funding 2018 to help support our clubs in growing their participation numbers. In 2017 alone, Tricks 4 Sticks was delivered in 20 clubs all around Ireland, and introduced over 3000 children to hockey. Thanks to the funding, 250 new umpires and...

Young Hockey Leader Course 12th Feb

Wednesday 17th January, 2018

Hockey Ireland are running a centralised Young Hockey Leader Course on Monday 12th February in Dublin. Time: 10am -3pmVenue: Railway UnionCost: €25 Throughout 2017 the YHL has been very popular in clubs and schools throughout the country. This course gives the opportunity for more 15-18...

National Development Manager (Maternity Leave) Vacancy

Monday 15th January, 2018

JOB TITLE: National Development Manager – Maternity CoverOFFICE LOCATION: UCD BelfieldSALARY: Remuneration will be commensurate to qualifications and experienceRESPONSIBLE TO: Hockey Ireland CEOHOURS: 35 hoursCONTRACT: Maternity cover (full-time)START DATE: March 2018 Job...

Boys U14 Indoor Tournament Info

Thursday 04th January, 2018

The Boys Under 14 Indoor Tournament for the Tommy O Sullivan Memorial Cup starts Sunday 7th January at the slightly earlier time of 12 Midday at Donabate Portrane Community Centre.This year 10 teams are confirmed. Group A gets underway on Sunday 7th January and Group B is on Sunday 14th January....

Joan Fearon RIP

Wednesday 03rd January, 2018

The LHA Board were saddened to hear of the passing of Honorary Life Member Joan Fearon.A long time member of Loreto Hockey Club, Joan was a member of the Leinster Ladies Umpires Association and managed numerous Leinster Ladies Inter-Provincial squads. She will be fondly remembered for her...

Huge number of International Appointments for Umpires/Officials

Monday 11th December, 2017

A huge number of Leinster & Irish umpires and officials have received international appointments over the coming months. Congratulations to all and best of luck in your respective tournaments. Remember if you would like to get more involved in umpiring email traininglhua@gmail.com Martin...

Appeal for pitch time - Guinness Ladies HC

Friday 08th December, 2017

Guinness Ladies Hockey club are looking for help! All activities have been suspended on our pitch until further notice. We are looking for use of a hockey pitch to rent on a Wednesday night and potentially in Saturdays also . Any suggestions / offers would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Lynn...

Men's Section Rules Update

Friday 08th December, 2017

The following circular was sent to Men's Clubs on 07th December. All club Fixtures Secretaries and Team Captains should be made aware of these changes.To All Club Secretaries (please forward as appropriate):A quick note on some important issues:In Summary (details below) Some small...


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