Women’s Weekend Review

Ards did Ulster and Irish hockey proud at the weekend when they finished a very creditable fifth at the EuroHockey Indoor Challenge tournament in Lille. The Ulster champions saved their best to last in Lille and their achievement means

18 Feb 2019 | Ladies Slider

Men’s Weekend Review

Banbridge stay top of the EYHL after drawing 1-1 with Three Rock Rovers in Dublin but Lisnagarvey’s young guns are on their coat tails following a weekend double success. Having beaten Pembroke 3-2 in Dublin on Saturday, Garvey

18 Feb 2019 | Mens Slider

Weekend Preview

Ards will be in uncharted territory in more ways than one when they represent Ireland at the European Indoor Championship in France this weekend. Not only are the opposition unfamiliar so too is the fact the Ulster side won’t

14 Feb 2019 | Seniors Slider

Current Progress on becoming a Charitable Company – Ulster Hockey Ltd

Ulster hockey has been considering becoming a Charitable Company for the past 18 months.  We have submitted our Expression of Intent and are waiting to be called forward by the NI Charities Commission.   Work has started on the

14 Feb 2019 | Club Information Slider

JMEA Burney Cup Draw – Quarter Finals

Banbridge Academy boys will be attempting to emulate their female counterparts later this month when they take on RBAI in the quarter finals of the John Minnis Estate Agents Burney Cup.   Following the girls achievement in reaching

14 Feb 2019 | School's Hockey Slider

Hill the Hero as Ballyclare Make Cup Final

Ballyclare High staged a late, late show to book their place in the Belfast Telegraph Ulster Senior Cup final for the first time in seven years with a 1-0 win over holders Rainey Endowed at Lisnagarvey on Wednesday.   There…Read

14 Feb 2019 | School's Hockey Slider

Academy Progress to Schools Cup Finale

Banbridge Academy reached their fourth Belfast Telegraph Senior Schools Cup final in a row on Wednesday when they defeated Strathearn 1-0 to earn a date with Ballyclare High in the final at Lisnagarvey on March 6.   The 2017

14 Feb 2019 | School's Hockey Slider

Executive Manager Leaving

Unfortunately, the Ulster Hockey Executive Manager, Jill Poots has decided to leave her post in order to spend more time with her family. The Ulster Hockey Staff and Management Board, Committees, Clubs and Schools, will miss

13 Feb 2019 | Slider

Ulster Junior Coaches Required

Ulster Hockey is interested in hearing from qualified coaches who are interested in being involved with Ulster Hockey’s Men and Women’s Junior Squads.  This includes Head Coach and Assistant Coach Roles with these squads. If

13 Feb 2019 | Coaching Slider

Belfast Telegraph Senior Schools Cup – Preview

Ballyclare High School don’t have to look to far for a role model as they prepare for Wednesday’s Belfast Telegraph Ulster Senior Cup semi-final with holders Rainey Endowed at Lisnagarvey (3pm)   Their assistant coach Zoe

12 Feb 2019 | Uncategorized

Weekend Review

Banbridge’s pair of wins over the weekend propelled them to top of the men’s EY Hockey League with a game in hand on their nearest rivals, Glenanne, following the weekend’s action.   Bann were made to work all the way…Read

11 Feb 2019 | Roundup Seniors Slider

Weekend Preview

Four of Saturday’s women’s EY Irish Hockey League games were moved back to Sunday to allow the Ireland players more time to recover from their busy schedule in Spain.    Graham Shaw’s girls finished their trip with

08 Feb 2019 | Seniors Slider

JMEA Burney Cup – Round 1 Results

John Minnis Estate Agents Burney Cup holders Friends’ made a first round exit from this year’s competition when they went down 3-2 to Banbridge Academy after an extra time thriller at Havelock Park.   The Academy,

07 Feb 2019 | School's Hockey Slider

President’s Report – January 2019

Happy New Year to all the hockey family and here we go for the second part of the 2018/19 season!   On New Year’s Day, the Linden Cup Final was played at Deramore Park between Antrim and Ballynahinch – the…Read more

07 Feb 2019 | Roundup Slider

Semi Final Fate Determined for Final Four

The draw for this year’s Belfast Telegraph Ulster Senior Cup was made at the company’s offices by Ireland World Cup silver medallist Megan Frazer, a former winner of the prestigious competition with Foyle and Londonderry

05 Feb 2019 | School's Hockey Slider

Linwoods Super 6s & Extreme 8s return

This Sundays sees our Boys youth blitzes resume after the festive break. This format of hockey allows for a fun, fast and inclusive game for our underage players to enjoy and excel. Below are the host clubs for this month’s…Read more

04 Feb 2019 | Slider

National Umpire Award

The final National Umpire Award Course of the 2018/19 season will take place at Newforge Country Club, Belfast on  26th and 28th February.  Candidates will receive a work book, a ‘Fox 40’ whistle and a small laminated ‘areas of

04 Feb 2019 | Club Information Slider

Weekend Review

Banbridge Hockey Club is to host the EYHL Champions Trophy for men and women  on their new pitch at Havelock Park on May 4th and 5th.   The club have proved themselves highly capable and enthusiastic hosts in the past,…Read more

04 Feb 2019 | Roundup

Weekend Preview

Havelock Park is the place to be on Saturday with two top class fixtures in two different competitions with Banbridge Academy and Friends’ providing the curtain raiser in an intriguing John Minnis Estate Agents Burney Cup first round

01 Feb 2019 | Seniors

Primary School DEADLINE DAY

Registration close tonight at 12pm for the 2019 BDO NI Primary School Festivals. Make sure to get your school registered so you don’t miss out!   Follow the link below for information around the festivals and how to register

01 Feb 2019 | Uncategorized

Schools Round Up

Sullivan Upper breezed into the second round of the John Minnis Estate Agents Burney Cup with a comprehensive 12-0 win over Portadown College.   The going is sure to get tougher as the Holywood outfit await the draw for the…Read

31 Jan 2019 | School's Hockey

Fast-Track to Clubmark

Ulster Hockey Clubmark is a club development programme aligned to Sport Northern Ireland’s Clubmark NI, which is designed to support sports clubs to continue to develop in order to meet the demands of the 21st century. Ulster Hockey’s

30 Jan 2019 | Club Information Slider

Weekend Review

Ards’ seven year run as Irish indoor champions was ended on Sunday when they were beaten 6-1 by Railway Union in the final at the Antrim Forum.   The Dublin side will now represent Ireland in Europe next season. Ards

28 Jan 2019 | Roundup

Busy Times Ahead for Irish Women

Ulster Hockey talent coach Shirley McCay will edge closer to a remarkable 300 international caps for Ireland after reconsidering her plans to retire after last August’s World Cup when Graham Shaw’s team defied the odds to lift

25 Jan 2019 | International

Weekend Preview

Ards have been handed a huge incentive ahead of Saturday’s Irish Senior Cup quarter-finals in Dublin against Railway Union. None of the current Ireland internationals will be permitted to play in either the semi-finals or the final

25 Jan 2019 | Seniors

Primary Schools Deadline!

The deadline to register for the 2019 BDO NI McCloy and Pearson Cup is fast approaching! Make sure to get your school registered before the deadline passes. The mini hockey festivals are designed to give our young players loads of…Read

22 Jan 2019 | Uncategorized

Coaching Workshop for Youth Coaches

This workshop is aimed at Youth Hockey coaches and will be delivered by Mick McKinnon.  Mick has had unprecedented success in developing players and teams at Armagh and Railway Union women (winning a number of national ISC and IHL

22 Jan 2019 | Club Information

Weekend Review

Cookstown claimed the Ulster Indoor Championship title for the second time in two years with a winner-takes-all victory over Banbridge at Queen’s University PEC on Sunday.   As expected, it didn’t all go Cookstown’s

21 Jan 2019 | Roundup

Weekend Preview

The line up for the quarter-finals of the Anderson Cup is still to be confirmed after Thursday night’s game between Instonians and Mossley at Shaw’s Bridge was postponed due to frost.   Inst, who had won the first leg

18 Jan 2019 | Seniors

Award Successes for Hockey Trio

Following on from all the hockey success this year, the achievements continued at the Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards on Monday evening at the Belfast Waterfront with Ayeisha McFerran, Eugene Magee and Shirley McCay being honoured at the

16 Jan 2019 | Uncategorized

Weekend Review

Ards were crowned Ulster women’s indoor champions for the eighth year in a row on Sunday at the Queen’s PE Centre.   It was a close run thing though as they got the verdict over Mossley only on goal difference…Read more

14 Jan 2019 | Roundup Seniors

Weekend Preview

Lurgan extended their lead at the top of the women’s Ulster Premier League with a 3-1 win over Dungannon on Wednesday night.   Lurgan scored from their first real attack with a fine shot from Jo-Anne Reid but Dungannon

11 Jan 2019 | Indoor Seniors

BDO NI Youth Indoor Finals

Youth Indoor Series concludes with three finals this Sunday The 2018/19 BDO NI youth indoor concludes this Sunday at the Antrim Forum Leisure Centre. After the first instalment of the U15 Girls on the 16th of December we now have…Read

11 Jan 2019 | Indoor

Calling all those involved in hockey aged 18-30!

The European Hockey Federation is holding a Youth Leadership Festival from 13-17 August 2019 in Antwerp, Belgium. Hockey Ireland are running a competition for the two places open to Ireland. The prize includes entry to the Youth Leadership

09 Jan 2019 | Club Information

Weekend Review

Jessica McMaster was understandably disappointed when she was left out of the Ireland senior squad for the warm weather training camp currently taking place in Chile.   But she delivered the perfect response on Saturday with a superb

07 Jan 2019 | Ladies Mens Seniors

Weekend Preview

Instonians moved to the top of the Ulster Premier League after a 2-0 win over South Antrim at Shaw’s Bridge on Friday night.   Ben Palmer broke the deadlock in the 45th minute after a great run by Mikey Watt…Read more

04 Jan 2019 | Ladies Mens Seniors

BDO NI Youth Indoor Series

Youth Indoor Series recommences after the festive break The 2018/19 BDO NI youth indoor continues this Sunday at the Antrim Forum Leisure Centre. This Sunday sees the boys take to the stage with both the U15’s and U18’s in

04 Jan 2019 | Indoor

President’s Report – December 2018

The festive month of December is a busy one for Ulster Hockey, and therefore, the President and Vice President!   On 1st December I travelled to Ballyclare to watch Parkview Ladies 2nd XI v Ballynahinch 3rd XI – a great…Read more

02 Jan 2019 | Roundup

Ballynahinch Secure Linden Cup Title

Ballynahinch lifted the Linden Cup yesterday when they defeated Antrim 4-2 in a thrilling final at Deramore.   The result saw the Co Down side reverse a 5-1 loss in the corresponding game in the pool stages of the competition.…Read

02 Jan 2019 | Mens Seniors

Omagh Win Senior Cup at Stormont

Omagh captain Lyndsey McCay stepped out of the shadow of her big sister to complete a notable family double on Saturday when she lifted the Ulster Senior Cup following a 2-0 win over Raphoe in an entertaining final at Stormont.…Read more

31 Dec 2018 | Ladies Seniors

Banbridge Clinch Kirk Cup Title

Banbridge were comfortable 4-1 winners over EYHL rivals Annadale in yesterday’s Kirk Cup final at Lisnagarvey. Bann led 3-0 at the break and extended their lead near the end before Annadale replied late on. Triumphant coach Mark

26 Dec 2018 | Mens

Pegasus Shootout Success in Denman Ulster Shield Final

Pegasus defeated Belfast Harlequins 4-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw to secure the Denman Ulster Shield yesterday after a thrilling final at Lisnagarvey. It was end to end stuff throughout a superb 70 minutes as the game ebbed and…Read

26 Dec 2018 | Ladies

UHU Office – Dates Closed

The Ulster Hockey Office will be closed from 5.00pm on Friday 21st December 2018 until Wednesday 2nd January 2019 at 9.00am. If you have any queries during the period the office is closed they will be dealt with when the…Read more

21 Dec 2018 | Uncategorized

John Minnis Estate Agents Burney Cup – Draw Announced

Holders Friends’ have been drawn to face Banbridge Academy in the stand out tie in the second round of the John Minnis Estate Agents Burney Cup. Academy reached the final of the all-Ireland championship earlier this year and will

20 Dec 2018 | School's Hockey

Kirk Cup Final – Preview

Eugene Magee will be missing from the Banbridge squad for the Boxing Day Kirk Cup final clash with Annadale due to injury. The Ireland star has not fully recovered from a hand injury sustained in the build up to the World…Read more

20 Dec 2018 | Mens Seniors

Denman Ulster Shield Final – Preview

Pegasus will start as strong favourites to lift the prestigious Denman Ulster Shield on Boxing Day at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club but coach Greg Thompson won’t be underestimating local rivals Belfast Harlequins.   The teams

20 Dec 2018 | Ladies Seniors

McFerran Returns to Ireland Squad

Ayeisha McFerran will make her return to the Ireland squad for the first time since her World Cup heroics in August as one of eight Ulster players in the panel for next month’s trip to Chile.   The Larne women…Read more

20 Dec 2018 | International

Ulster Hockey team up with GUMSHIELDS2GO

Ulster Hockey have teamed up with Ulster based Gumshields company GUMSHIELDS2GO. G2G centre on bringing the optimum in oral protection to sports players throughout Northern Ireland in the club or school setting, for the team or individual

20 Dec 2018 | Club Information

Weekend Review

Pegasus will meet Belfast Harlequins in the prestigious Denman Ulster Shield final on Boxing Day after two sharply contrasting semi-finals at Stormont on Sunday.   Harlequins were involved in a nailbiting clash with Ulster Elks,

17 Dec 2018 | Ladies Mens Seniors

Weekend Preview

The Denman Ulster Shield semi-finals take pride of place in this weekend’s hockey schedule with two closely contested games anticipated at Stormont on Sunday.   Pegasus, who have won the trophy a record 28 times, tackle EYHL

14 Dec 2018 | Indoor Seniors

BDO NI Youth Indoor Series

Youth Indoor Series returns for the 2018/19 youth season The 2018/19 BDO NI youth indoor series hits off this Sunday at the Antrim Forum Leisure Centre. Twelve U15 girls’ teams will battle it out across two groups. The top three…Read

13 Dec 2018 | Indoor

Wallace HS Clinch Shootout McCullough Cup Win

Wallace High School were crowned McCullough Cup winners for the fifth time  after defeating holders Sullivan Upper 3-2 on penalties following a 2-2 draw in a thrilling final at Lisnagarvey on Wednesday.   The Chambers brothers, Troy

13 Dec 2018 | School's Hockey

McCullough Cup Final Preview

Both teams are agreed that penalty corners could well prove decisive in Wednesday’s eagerly anticipated McCullough Cup Final between holders Sullivan Upper and Wallace High at Lisnagarvey (2pm).   Sullivan have a potential

11 Dec 2018 | School's Hockey

Weekend Review

Annadale will face Banbridge in Boxing Day’s Kirk Cup final after defeating Cookstown 3-2 in an exciting semi-final at Stormont yesterday.   The Belfast side came from 2-1 down to draw level before grabbing a late winner after

10 Dec 2018 | Ladies Mens

Weekend Preview

Pegasus and Ards are through to the semi-finals of the women’s Denman Ulster Shield after midweek results went their way.   Pegasus crushed Banbridge 9-2 while Ards qualified without hitting a ball after Dungannon tossed away a

07 Dec 2018 | Ladies Mens Seniors

Regional Hockey Coaches Required!!

Ulster Hockey is seeking to appoint qualified coaches to work with Primary schools, community groups and clubs in 3 Council areas.   Appointments will include: Mid Ulster Coach – up to 20 hours per week Fermanagh and Omagh Coach

06 Dec 2018 | Coaching

Ulster Coaches Required!!

Ulster Hockey is seeking to appoint qualified coaches to work with the Ulster Hockey Performance Groups at U16, U18 and U21 levels for both genders. Appointments will include: Head Coach Assistant Coach (2 per age group and gender)

05 Dec 2018 | Talent

President’s Report – November 2018

Another busy month in the life of the UHU President! Saturday 3rd November was spent at NICS watching men’s hockey – NICS 2’s v Lisnagarvey 2’s, and PSNI v Antrim – let’s just say it was a goal fest! This…Read more

04 Dec 2018 | Roundup

Weekend Review

Ards and Pegasus will be the only Ulster sides in Tuesday’s Irish Senior Cup quarter-final draw after the difference in standard between the national and domestic leagues was illustrated in Saturday’s second round games.

03 Dec 2018 | Seniors

Coach Education Workshops & Courses for 2019

Ulster Hockey will be running a series of Coach Education workshops and courses across the province in early 2019, to help develop your skills as a Hockey coach. Coaching Workshop for Youth Coaches – “Sweating, smiling and

02 Dec 2018 | Coaching

Weekend Preview

The women’s Irish Senior Cup second round is the highlight of the weekend action back home while Ireland’s men reflect on their battling display in going down 2-1 to tournament favourites Australia at the World Cup in India.

30 Nov 2018 | Seniors

Gate Volunteers Required

As in other years we are about to embark on a very busy period in the run up to Christmas and the New Year,  with a range of finals due to take place at various venues.  We need to operate…Read more

30 Nov 2018 | Volunteers

Linwoods Youth Series

Last youth blitzes of 2018 This Sunday (2nd) sees the last Youth Hockey blitz of 2018. This season has seen more boys and girls playing hockey and this is down to the amazing work our clubs do. Without their dedication…Read more

30 Nov 2018 | Uncategorized

Wallace & Sullivan to meet in McCullough decider

Wallace High School will meet the holders Sullivan Upper in this season’s McCullough Cup final after two thrilling semi-finals on Wednesday, despite the horrendous playing conditions with gale force winds and driving rain making life

29 Nov 2018 | School's Hockey

McCullough Cup Semi-Finals

Two of Ulster and Irish hockey’s budding stars will be in direct opposition in Wednesday’s McCullough Cup semi-finals as Lisnagarvey strikers Troy Chambers and Oliver Kidd set their club allegiances aside and go head to head in

27 Nov 2018 | School's Hockey

Weekend Review

Alex Speers increased her goal-tally to seven in nine games as Pegasus moved to the Christmas number one spot in the EY Irish Hockey League with a 3-1 win over Muckross in Dublin on Saturday. However, it took a late,…Read more

26 Nov 2018 | Roundup Seniors

Weekend Preview

Zoe Wilson has overcome a hamstring injury and will line out for Belfast Harlequins in Saturday’s crucial EYHl game with Old Alex at Deramore. The Ireland World Cup silver medallist missed last weekend’s disappointing 5-1

23 Nov 2018 | Seniors

Superleague Finals Report

Royal School Armagh became the first side to lift the Ulster Super League title for a second time after beating Banbridge Academy 1-0 in Wednesday’s final at Stormont. The game was a repeat of the inaugural final in 2016 which…Read

22 Nov 2018 | School's Hockey

Linwoods Super 6s & Extreme 8s

Last Super 6 and Extreme 8s Youth Blitz of 2018 This Sunday and next Sunday mark the last youth blitzes of 2018. This rounds off an incredible year of youth hockey in which we have seen an unprecedented rise in…Read more

21 Nov 2018 | Club Information

Superleague Finals Preview

Banbridge Academy and Royal School Armagh will renew their rivalry in Wednesday’s Ulster schoolgirls’ Super League final Stormont (3.15pm) The game is a repeat of the inaugural decider in 206 when Armagh lifted the title with

20 Nov 2018 | School's Hockey

Banbridge in Boxing Day Final

Banbridge coach Mark Tumilty hailed his young guns, who came from a goal down to book their place in the Boxing Day Cup final with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Lisnagarvey on Sunday at Shaw’s Bridge. However, the game was…Read more

19 Nov 2018 | Roundup

Weekend Preview

Banbridge coach Mark Tumilty is looking forward to Sunday’s eagerly anticipated Kirk Cup semi-final clash with old rivals Lisnagarvey at Shaw’s Bridge. The second semi will be contested by Annadale and Cookstown at a later

16 Nov 2018 | Seniors

Linwoods Youth Super 6s & Extreme 8s

Boys Youth Hockey This Sunday (18/11/18) sees our Boys Super 6s and Extreme 8s take to the stage with 3 blitz locations spread across Ulster. In the Belfast region Annadale HC are hosting at Grosvenor Grammar school. In the Southern…Read

14 Nov 2018 | Club Information

Anti-Bullying Week 2018

Throughout ABW18, we are calling on everyone to ‘Wear Yellow 4 Respect’. It could be a yellow hat, yellow socks or a yellow tie. Perhaps a pair of yellow trousers, a yellow jumper or yellow shoes. From some yellow shoe…Read more

14 Nov 2018 | Uncategorized

Superleague Semi-Finals Preview

Banbridge Academy have a chance to avenge last season’s Belfast Telegraph Senior Cup final defeat by Rainey Endowed on Saturday. The teams renew their rivalry in the Super League semi-finals at Stormont after Rainey edged out Bann on

14 Nov 2018 | School's Hockey

Weekend Review

There was no joy for the Ulster men’s teams in the EYHL on Saturday but Pegasus kept the flag flying for the province with an impressive 4-2 away win over Cork Harlequins. The result leaves them trailing Loreto only on…Read more

12 Nov 2018 | Roundup

BDO NI McCloy & Pearson Festival Dates Released

Ulster Hockey in partnership with BDO NI are pleased to announce the festival dates for the 2019 McCloy and Pearson Cups. With the Pearson coming into its 43rd year inexistence and the McCloy coming into its 31st both cups are…Read more

09 Nov 2018 | School's Hockey

Weekend Preview

Ards will be expected to secure a morale-boosting first win of the season on Saturday when they open their Denman Ulster Shield campaign when they host Randalstown at Londonderry Park. It’s been a difficult season so far for Ards,

09 Nov 2018 | Ladies Mens

President’s Report – October 2018

October has proven as busy as September but in a really good way!   I have been to visit CI to watch the senior ladies play Portadown, as well as watching the new Club KV v North Down at Malone…Read more

08 Nov 2018 | Roundup

Superleague Reaches Quarter Final Stage

The Ulster Schoolgirls’ Super League, now in its third year, has reached the quarter-final stage after a busy season so far.  With 20 of the top teams competing in Tier A in four sections and 16 teams competing in Tier B,

06 Nov 2018 | School's Hockey