Face covering partner

Ulster Hockey is delighted to welcome on board a new partner, who who is providing staff, coaches and players with Ulster Hockey branded barrier masks. UH Executive Manager Marc Scott “The health and wellbeing of everyone in the Ulster

20 Oct 2020 | Information Slider

RETURN TO NON CONTACT TRAINING

Following the Executive announcement last week, Ulster Hockey has been seeking clarity regards the impact of the suspension of contact sport on training.  As late as Friday 16th October as the restrictions were due to be imposed, we were

19 Oct 2020 | Slider

UPDATE REGARDS SUSPENSION OF HOCKEY

LEAGUES Further to the announcement from Hockey Ireland yesterday afternoon (15th October), we would like to confirm that competitive club and schools hockey at all ages and levels, including ALL Ulster Premier League matches have now been

16 Oct 2020 | Slider

Suspension of Leagues

Following the NI Executive announcement on Wednesday 14th October, Ulster Hockey, alongside a number of other sports via the NI Sports Forum, have sought clarity from the Department for Communities on aspects of the announcement to ensure

15 Oct 2020 | Club Information Slider

JONES AND JOHNSTON AWARDED PLACE ON EHF UMPIRE PROGRAMME

Congratulations to two of our umpires Amy Jones and Victoria Johnston both of which are mentees on our Elite Umpire Development Programme funded by Women in Sport. Having joined the Ulster Provincial Panel before Lockdown in March 2020

13 Oct 2020 | Information Slider

Sport NI FREE Covid Safe Sport Packs

Sport NI are calling out for all eligible organisations that have a primary role in delivering sport and physical recreation to submit an application for a free Safe Sport Pack. The Safe Sport Pack will include a number of useful…Read

13 Oct 2020 | Club Information Slider

Bobby Howard

We were delighted to hear that our former Ulster Branch IHU and Irish Hockey Union President Bobby Howard (at the age of 91 years) been awarded a BEM for Voluntary Services to Sport (Hockey & Golf). A club Patron and…Read more

12 Oct 2020 | Information Slider

COVID -19 UPDATE – 9 October 2020

Following the Irish Government announcement that Level 3 restrictions are being imposed across Ireland, Hockey Ireland has provided an update on how these restrictions impact on hockey.  THESE RESTRICTIONS ONLY APPLY TO CLUBS WHICH ARE

09 Oct 2020 | Slider

REQUESTING MATCH POSTPONEMENT DUE TO COVID ISSUES

  Ulster Hockey has received a number of requests to postpone matches from clubs due to issues related to COVID-19 and the impact on playing squads.  To ensure a consistency of approach, and to allow decisions to be made in…Read

08 Oct 2020 | Club Information

U16/U18 BOYS’ SQUADS NAMED

Ulster Hockey is delighted to announce the Under 16 and Under 18 boys’ squads for the forthcoming Hockey Ireland Interprovincial Tournament 2020. As with the underage girls’ groups, the boys faced a number of months away from the

06 Oct 2020 | Slider Talent

U16/U18 Girls’ squads Named

Following the announcement of Linwoods Health foods as the official Health Food Partner to all Ulster performance teams, Ulster Hockey is delighted to announce the Under 16 and Under 18 girls’ squads for the forthcoming Hockey Ireland

05 Oct 2020 | Slider Talent

Ulster Hockey scores with Linwoods

One of Northern Ireland’s leading health food brands has become the main sponsor of Ulster Hockey’s U18 Girls, making it the official Health Food Partner to all Ulster performance teams.   Linwoods, the Co-Armagh based family

29 Sep 2020 | Slider

Richard Eaton

Ulster Hockey is saddened to hear of the passing of Richard (Dickie) Eaton.  Richard has given 45 years of service to Raphoe Men’s Hockey Club as a player, coach and Chairman.  A talented player, Richard represented Ireland at

23 Sep 2020 | Information Slider

COVID Safe Sport Pack

Sport NI, in partnership with the Department for Communities, will today open the COVID Safe Sport Pack Programme for expressions of interest from eligible organisations to receive a pack. The programme aims to assist Sports organisations

21 Sep 2020 | Club Information Information Slider

UHU team up with Fantastic Fanatics to help our clubs!

Ulster Hockey are delighted to announce a new partnership with innovative and simple fundraising platform, Fantastic Fanatics. This platform can help our member clubs raise money and further develop our great sport in Northern Ireland.

14 Sep 2020 | Slider

ULSTER HOCKEY CLUB INFORMATION FORUM

TO ALL ULSTER HOCKEY CLUBS Ulster Hockey is delighted to invite you to an information forum on Tuesday 22nd September at 7.00pm at which the following important issues will be discussed: 1 – New Disciplinary Process 2 – Amendments

09 Sep 2020 | Club Information Slider

IS ONE OF YOUR PLAYERS DISPLAYING SYMPTOMS OF COVID?

What should we do if one of our members is displaying symptoms of COVID-19?   Symptoms include a new or persistent cough, high temperature and loss of normal taste or smell If any of your players are experiencing any of…Read more

03 Sep 2020 | Club Information

UHU Family raise money for NI Children’s Hospice

Ulster Hockey are delighted to present our official charity partners NI Children’s Hospice with £6,000. This much needed support for the Hospice was raised through a series of hair related incidents during lock down where Billy Pollock

28 Aug 2020 | Slider Uncategorized

CLARIFICATION ON COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS FOLLOWING RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

There has been a number of announcements and publications in the last week regards the current restrictions being applied across Ireland. Due to the details differing across the jurisdictions of Ireland and NI and the changes in

21 Aug 2020 | Club Information Slider

UPDATE ON 2020/21 SEASON

With the EYHL2 position now clarified the Competitions Committee has made a proposal regarding format for the 2020/21 leagues.  This was approved by the Management Board on 18th August. The following has been decided: As previously

20 Aug 2020 | Club Information Slider

Final Accounts

Ahead of the Ulster Hockey AGM, the date of which will be advised shortly, the Management Board of Ulster Hockey are delighted to present the final accounts for the 2019/20 financial period.  Financially speaking, 2019/2020 was always

19 Aug 2020 | Information Slider

UHU – Guidance to clubs on Season Start and Friendlies

Season Start Date Ulster Hockey has had a number of queries regarding the start date for the 2020/21 season.  The Competitions Committee has met to discuss a number of issues around the new season and it is anticipated that the…Read

14 Aug 2020 | Slider

JOINT STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF ULSTER HOCKEY AND BANGOR MEN’S HOCKEY CLUB

Representatives of Bangor Men’s Hockey Club and Ulster Hockey met on the 29th July to discuss the ongoing issue related to the Ulster Hockey decision to implement automatic promotion and relegation for 2 teams between the Men’s

31 Jul 2020 | Information

Game, Set, Mash!

Mash Direct, the award-winning ‘field to fork’ side dish brand, is pleased to announce the launch of their new sports campaign, ‘The Mash Direct Champ-ionships’ on 29th July 2020.  This campaign will give teams across the country

29 Jul 2020 | Club Information

ULSTER HOCKEY COVID UPDATE – RETURN TO HOCKEY

We have had notice of an update to the Protocols for returning to hockey from the Northern Ireland Executive which will have immediate effect for clubs in Northern Ireland only. The Hockey Ireland Protocol will be updated in line

21 Jul 2020 | Club Information Club Story Information Slider

Annual Report 2019-20

On behalf of all the Ulster Hockey Management Board and Staff, I have the pleasure of presenting the 11th Annual Report of the Ulster Hockey Union (UHU). This concise review hopefully provides a useful insight into the 2019-2020 season,

07 Jul 2020 | Information Slider

Officiating Awards 2019 – 2020

Ulster Hockey Officiating Awards 2019 – 2020 Ulster Hockey is delighted to announce the winners of the 2019/20 Officiating Awards.   Charlotte Johnston – Young Umpire of the Year Charlotte started umpiring in September 2018

30 Jun 2020 | Slider Uncategorized

Coaching Awards 2019 – 2020

Ulster Hockey Coaching Awards 2019 – 2020 Ulster Hockey is delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 Coaching Awards.   Maria Doherty (Ballymoney) – Children’s Coach of the Year As well as coaching most age groups in the

25 Jun 2020 | Coaching Slider

Phased Plan for return to hockey

Hockey Ireland Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE No. 7 regarding Return to Hockey Protocol 19 June 2020. From Monday 22nd of June clubs can start reduced activities and skill training in instances where the club can comply with the Hockey

19 Jun 2020 | Club Information Information Slider

Countdown begins to SportMaker Awards 2020

The Sport Northern Ireland SportMaker Awards are making a welcome return for 2020. #SportMaker awards process shines a light on the local sporting workforce, recognising the outstanding contribution of coaches, officials, volunteers and

18 Jun 2020 | Club Information Slider

Linwoods Giveaway!

Competition Time! Sponsors of our U18 Girls, Linwoods Healthfoods are giving away three awesome hampers to celebrate the launch of their new packs! Crammed full of healthy products in their colourful new packaging you don’t wont to

16 Jun 2020 | Slider Uncategorized

Webinar Wednesday – Creating Amazing Children’s Sport Environments

Creating Amazing Children’s Sport Environments with Dr. Sergio Lara-Berciel is coming up Wednesday, June 17th with two sessions: ▪️11am – for those who support coaches… ▪️8pm – for Coaches This session will consider the

08 Jun 2020 | Coaching Information Slider

Ulster Hockey Mascot Competition

Help inspire our new mascot! We’re looking for fun and creative children in our community to inspire a brand new mascot for Ulster Hockey. The mascot will embody the amazing spirit of hockey, welcome everyone to our events and

02 Jun 2020 | Slider Uncategorized

2020 John Minnis Burney Cup Final – Friends & Sullivan to share title

May 2020 was meant to see Ulster Hockey host the final of the John Minnis Burney Cup in its 100th Year.  Unfortunately the suspension of all hockey and subsequent decision to consider the 2019/20 season concluded has meant that this

28 May 2020 | Roundup School's Hockey Slider

Coaching Webinar – Effective S&C for Club Players

Hockey Ireland will be running their fourth coach education webinar on Monday, May 25th from 19.30.  Irish women’s S&C coach Darren Kenna will present the last webinar of the series on ‘Effective S&C for Club

22 May 2020 | Coaching

Sponsorship & Income Generation Webinar

During the series of ‘Join the Conversation’ meetings with clubs, it was identified that income generation, fundraising and maintaining sponsorship were identified as concerns for clubs during this lock-down period. Ulster Hockey is

19 May 2020 | Club Information Information

Essential mental health training now free for the nation’s coaches

UK Coaching has announced today (18 May) – in collaboration with its awarding organisation 1st4sport, and partners Mind, the mental health charity, and Sport England – that the nation’s coaches can access the Mental

18 May 2020 | Club Information Club Story Slider

Coaching Webinar – Talent Development

Hockey Ireland will be running their third coach education webinar on Monday, May 18th from 19.30.    The webinar will focus on ‘Developing Talent’ and will be presented by Dr. David Passmore.  David will be joined by his

14 May 2020 | Club Information Coaching

Annual General Meeting

Ulster Hockey advise that the Annual General Meeting (AGM), which as per the Constitution is to take place by 31 May 2020, has been postponed until further notice in keeping with ongoing advice from Government on social distancing. While

12 May 2020 | Club Information Information Slider

Coaching Webinar – Video Analysis

Hockey Ireland will be running their second coach education webinar on Monday, May 11th from 19.30. The webinar will be presented by Irish women’s assistant coach Gareth Grundie and Irish international Shirley McCay and will

07 May 2020 | Club Information Coaching

Dodds announces £40 million secured for microbusiness Hardship Fund

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has announced that £40 million is to be made available for a new Hardship Fund aimed at microbusinesses which have not been able to avail of the existing support schemes and which require financial support

06 May 2020 | Club Information Information Slider

2019/20 FINAL LEAGUE POSITIONS

Following the Hockey Ireland Board (Coronavirus COVID-19 Update No 4) direction to use a percentage equalisation method to determine provincial leagues, the final league positions for the 2019/20 season have now been confirmed.  

01 May 2020 | Club Information Information Slider

The Sport Wellbeing Hub

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is the biggest health crisis for generations. The pandemic has increased the mental health risks for our society. Before the crisis hit mental illness was already the single largest cause of ill healthand

27 Apr 2020 | Club Information Information Slider

Hockey Ireland Coaching Webinar

The first Hockey Ireland Webinar will take place on Monday 27th April at 7.30pm. The first presenter is Irish senior women’s assistant coach Mick McKinnon. Mick’s presentation on ‘Simplifying Defending’ will explore the

23 Apr 2020 | Coaching Slider

Northern Ireland Executive support for businesses

£25,000 Business Grant Scheme Registration is now open for the £25,000 Business Grant Scheme for the retail, hospitality, tourism and leisure sectors. Full information can be found HERE This scheme has been provided to support

21 Apr 2020 | Club Information Information Slider

Webinar Wednesday: Maintaining the Sports Club Habit

Sport Northern Ireland are currently hosting an initiative known as ‘Webinar Wednesday’ which offers a range of sports webinars for different target audiences such as sports development staff, coaches, clubs and others. The initiative

20 Apr 2020 | Club Information Information Slider

Can you help the NI Children’s Hospice?

As a proud partner of Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, we’ve witnessed first-hand the incredible care and compassion that the charity delivers in our local community.  The Children’s Hospice cares for over 370 babies,

16 Apr 2020 | Information Slider

Sports Hardship Fund

As the country deals with coronavirus (COVID-19), we know sport and physical recreation organisations are facing a hugely difficult period of time. Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey MLA has today launched a £500,000 Hardship Fund for

14 Apr 2020 | Club Information Information Slider

HOCKEY IRELAND – COMPETITIONS DECISION ANNOUNCEMENT

Hockey Ireland Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE No. 4 – 9 April 2020 Hockey Ireland on 26 March announced that the 2019/20 hockey season for all league, cup and all other domestic hockey competitions in Ireland are deemed to have

09 Apr 2020 | Club Information Information Slider

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

I hope everyone in the Ulster Hockey family, friends and loved ones are well.  We are living in strange and challenging times and the impact of the current situation may be fairly significant for some of our clubs and members…Read more

09 Apr 2020 | Club Information Club Story Slider

Anne Laing

Ulster Hockey is saddened to learn of the passing of Irish Hockey legend Anne Laing.  In a long and illustrious international career, Anne played as goalkeeper for Ireland 32 times between 1961 and 1974.  A player with tremendous

30 Mar 2020 | Information International Slider

Let’s #HelpEachOther: Volunteering to Support Covid-19

Volunteering is at the heart of our communities and particularly at this time we have seen our altruism and generosity come to the fore. In order to support the volunteer movement Volunteer Now been working closely with Government

27 Mar 2020 | Club Information Information Slider

Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE No. 3 – 26 March 2020

Hockey Ireland continues to follow the advice of the Government and Sport Ireland and has noted recent Government announcements that further measures are being introduced to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The Hockey Ireland Board, after

26 Mar 2020 | Club Information Information Slider

Coaching & Officiating Awards 2020

The Ulster Hockey Coaching and Officiating Awards recognise the outstanding contribution of hockey coaches and officials during the 2019-2020 Season and the role they play in encouraging participation, development and excellence. There are

24 Mar 2020 | Club Information Coaching Slider

Message from Ulster Hockey Management Board

The Ulster Hockey Board met last week and we wanted to communicate to all the Ulster Hockey Family what the immediate plans are during the suspension, dictated by the current COVID 19 challenging situation. Obviously the suspension will

23 Mar 2020 | Club Information Information Roundup Slider

Statement on COVID-19

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, The Hockey Ireland Board along with representatives of the 4 Provincial Boards have agreed that all hockey activity across Ireland is to be suspended until 29th March at which time the situation will

12 Mar 2020 | Information Slider Uncategorized

John Minnis 100th Burney Cup Final

Congratulations to Sullivan Upper School, Holywood and Friends’ School, Lisburn on reaching the 100th Burney Cup Final following the semi-finals at Shaws Bridge on Wednesday 11th March. Sullivan Upper School, Holywood defeated Royal

12 Mar 2020 | Information School's Hockey Slider

Last Youth Blitz of 2019/2020

This Sunday sees the last of our #Super6s and #Extreme8s youth hockey blitzes. See below for a full list of Boys blitz venues: Region Host Club  Venue Belfast Mossley (U11s) / NICS (U13s) The Glade – Playball Southern Ballynahinch

27 Feb 2020 | Slider Uncategorized

Hockey Ireland Youth Panel

Hockey Ireland is seeking young passionate people, between the ages of 18-30, based throughout Ireland, to apply to become a member of our new Youth Panel. The Hockey Ireland Youth Panel, part of our volunteer strategy funded by the

26 Feb 2020 | Club Information Volunteers

JMEA Burney Cup Quarter Final Draw Announced

The draw for the quarter finals of John Minnis Estate Agents Burney Cup has been made and has threw up some interesting ties as we progress to the latter stages of the competition.    Last year’s winners, Wallace High

19 Feb 2020 | School's Hockey Slider

Domestic Hockey Officer – Application

Ulster Hockey wishes to recruit a full time Domestic Hockey Officer to co-ordinate and enhance the organisation’s domestic hockey and league structures.    The successful applicant will be required to work under the direction of

18 Feb 2020 | Information Slider

John Bell to Undertake Macmillan Cancer Fundraising Walk

Ulster Hockey would like to support John Bell in his 26-mile Macmillan Cancer walk fundraiser later this year after his experience with Macmillan Cancer Support and his son Matthew, who was recently unwell. Matthew completed his chemo in

14 Feb 2020 | Information Slider

Regional S&C Hubs for Underage Team Sport Athletes

Ulster Hockey in partnership with Netball NI and Ulster Rugby, are kicking off a new programme this month that aims to provide strength and conditioning sessions regionally for up and coming athletes from hockey, netball and rugby. This

11 Feb 2020 | Information Slider

Belfast Telegraph Senior Schools Cup

The draw for the semi-finals of the Belfast Telegraph Senior Schools Cup took place yesterday at the offices of the Belfast Telegraph with the four remaining schools eager to find out who they would face in the final 4 of…Read more

06 Feb 2020 | School's Hockey Slider

New Umpires Website Launched

A new Ulster Hockey Umpires website has been launched containing all the relevant information for umpires. The website brings together various sections including policies, information for clubs, and information on the rules of hockey.

04 Feb 2020 | Information Slider

Ulster Masters Hockey Ladies

The Ulster Ladies Masters teams are looking for expressions of interest from players for the Masters squads for their upcoming interpros in April in Garryduff, Cork.   The competition dates for 2020 are Friday 17th to Sunday 19th

03 Feb 2020 | Club Information Slider

BDO NI McCloy & Pearson 2020

This Friday sees the registration deadline for this years Primary School Festivals. With festival locations right across the province make sure to get your primary school registered. Festivals are designed to be all about fun and

27 Jan 2020 | Slider

Cunningham Awarded for Years of Service

A massive congratulations to Eric Cunningham who won the WJ ‘Paddy’ Patterson Services to Sport Award at the Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards on Monday past (20th January) at the Crowne Plaza in Belfast.   The award honours

23 Jan 2020 | Club Information Slider

Coaching Goalkeeper Workshop

Coaching Goalkeepers Workshop will take place on Monday 27th January. This course will help coaches to promote the coaching of good basic techniques to goalkeepers and to develop coaches’ knowledge and understanding of modern goalkeeping

20 Jan 2020 | Coaching Slider

BDO NI Youth Indoor Series 2019/20

Our BDO NI series concluded yesterday with the U15 and U18 Girls Finals at the Antrim Forum Leisure Centre. The last three dates of youth indoor has showed just how much our clubs have improved in this format of the…Read more

20 Jan 2020 | 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 Jan 2020 | Coaching

National Umpires Award Course

National Umpire Award Course will take place at Playball, Belfast on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd January 7.00pm-9.30pm This course will give prospective umpires a solid grounding in the rules and regulations of field hockey. Candidates

13 Jan 2020 | Club Information Slider

BDO NI Primary School Festivals 2020

McCloy and Pearson Cup festival registration OPEN Registration is open for your primary school to enter in this year McCloy and Pearson Cup. Festival locations can be seen below: Location Date  Cookstown Boys 13/02/2020 Cookstown Girls

08 Jan 2020 | Slider

Platt Recognised in New Year’s Honours

Congratulations to former Ulster Hockey Executive Manager, Angela Platt who has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list for services to sports development in Northern Ireland.    Angela was Executive Manager from 2009

28 Dec 2019 | Information Slider

European Award for Ballymoney!!

The final European Hockey Federation Club of the Year awards of this decade are very special ones for the EHF.  As Peter Elders, Chair of the EuroHockey Assessment Committee said: “We were looking for tangible projects being delivered

20 Dec 2019 | Club Story Slider

UH Office – Festive Period

The Ulster Hockey Office will be closed from 5.00pm on Friday 20th December 2019 until Thursday 2nd January 2020 at 9.00am. If you have any queries during the period the office is closed they will be dealt with when the…Read more

20 Dec 2019 | Ladies Mens Seniors Slider

JMEA Burney Cup Draw Announced

The draw for the opening rounds of the John Minnis Estate Agents Burney Cup took place on Monday at their Ballyhackamore office with the draw conducted by Marc Scott, Executive Manager of Ulster Hockey and Chris Kirk, Director of

19 Dec 2019 | School's Hockey Slider

Kirk Cup Scores Sponsorship Deal with MMW

NI Law Firm of the Year, Millar McCall Wylie, has announced a sponsorship deal with Ulster Hockey’s most prestigious male competition.   The Belfast-based solicitors will sponsor the final of this year’s Kirk Cup as well as the

18 Dec 2019 | Mens Seniors Slider

Mullan Awarded Honorary Fellowship by NRC

Katie Mullan, captain of the Irish Women’s Hockey team, has received an Honorary Fellowship from Northern Regional College.   Katie, from Coleraine, is one of four individuals to receive the honour who have had an impact upon the

13 Dec 2019 | Information Slider

Greg Scores Win at Sport NI SportMaker Awards

Greg Thompson has been named Club Performance Coach of the Year in recognition of his achievements over the past 12 months with Pegasus Hockey Club. The club’s collective trophy haul includes the Denman Ulster Shield, winning the EY

04 Dec 2019 | Coaching Slider

Willie Gribben

Willie Gribben   It is with great sadness that Ulster Hockey has learnt of the passing of Willie Gribben.  Willie was a pioneer in Ulster Rugby having played for several clubs and the Province and having coached at junior

29 Nov 2019 | Uncategorized

Ulster Hockey nets new partnership with NI Children’s Hospice

Ulster Hockey has announced a three-year charity partnership with Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.   Players, including Olympic Games-bound star Shirley McCay, and committee members, visited Horizon House in Belfast where they

28 Nov 2019 | Information Slider

Coach Education workshops and courses

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

07 Nov 2019 | Club Information Coaching Slider

Super 6s & Extreme 8s

Super 6s & Extreme 8s Our girls and boys are back in action on Sunday the 24th of November across Ulster. This format of hockey allows our young players to learn, enjoy and excel in hockey. Below are locations for…Read more

06 Nov 2019 | Slider

BDO NI Primary Schools 2020

The dates, venues and times have been released for the 2020 McCloy and Pearson Cup Festivals 2020! The McCloy (Girls) and Pearson (Boys) Cups are primary school hockey festivals. Both festivals are run from February to April each year

29 Oct 2019 | Slider

Ulster Schools Head for All Ireland Championships

The All-Ireland Schoolboys Championships takes place this week in venues across Dublin as the best schools teams battle it out for the Tasmanian Shield and the new Herbie Sharman Perpetual Shield.   The competition consists of four

22 Oct 2019 | School's Hockey Slider

Super 6s & Extreme 8s

Are Boys and Girls take to the stage. This Sunday see’s our Boys and Girls take to the stage with 8 blitzes taking part across Ulster with upwards of 1000 kids playing hockey across Ulster! Girls Venues: Region Host Club…Read more

16 Oct 2019 | Slider

BDO NI Youth Indoor Series

BDO NI Youth Indoor Series Off the back of last season’s youth indoor success, Ulster Hockey in partnership with our sponsors BDO NI are delighted to announce the 2019 – 20 youth indoor dates. Last season was a great success…Read

10 Oct 2019 | Slider

Blogs – Ulster Players Experiences

U16 Girls – Emma Uprichard “Interprovincial Champions 2019”, an unforgettable milestone in the hockey careers of the U16 squad of 2019.   Selection for the Talent Development Program was the first step in my Ulster Hockey

03 Oct 2019 | Slider Talent

Job Opportunity – ‘Leaders in Hockey’ Coordinator

Hockey Ireland is seeking to employ a full time  ‘Leaders in Hockey’ Coordinator. The aim of this role is to grow participation in, and help improve on the quality of, umpiring and volunteering in hockey, as well as working

03 Oct 2019 | Information Slider

Barclay Communications Sponsor Ulster U18 Boys

Barclay Communications is delighted to announce its full year sponsorship of the U18 Ulster Hockey boys team.  In a joint collaboration with WorkPal they endeavour to support the development of youth sports.   Belfast based company

02 Oct 2019 | Slider Talent

Match Results – Media

IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL SENIOR CLUBS:  Could all clubs listed below please remember to TEXT John Flack (07976 721830) with their results and scorers from fixtures weekly by 4.25pm or 6pm for late starts.   This information helps boost

27 Sep 2019 | Information Slider

Boys Super 6s & Extreme 8s return!!

Boys Super 6s and Extreme 8s Boys are back! This Sundays sees the return of our Boys youth blitz’s for the 2019/20 hockey season. This format of hockey allows for a fun, fast and inclusive game for our underage players…Read more

23 Sep 2019 | Slider

Volunteer Opportunity – Indoor

Ulster Hockey are seeking volunteers to establish a committee to oversee the development of an Ulster Senior Indoor Championships, with a longer term aim of participating in Interpros Indoor Championships and developing players to

19 Sep 2019 | Indoor Slider

Denman Ulster Shield – Group Draw

The draw for the group stages of the Denman Ulster Shield took place at Denman International in Bangor. 12 teams were in the draw with Dr John Rainey MBE, Chair of Denman International, Shirley McCay, Talent Coach and Marc Scott,…Read

19 Sep 2019 | Ladies Seniors Slider

Youth Hockey: Super 6’s & Extreme 8’s are back!!

Youth Hockey: Super 6s and Extreme 8s are back!! This Sundays sees the start of our Girls Super 6s and Extreme 8s right across Ulster. This format of hockey allows for a fun, fast and inclusive game for our underage…Read more

16 Sep 2019 | Slider

Designated Safeguarding Childrens Officer Course

Designated Safeguarding Children’s Officer Course will take place at Banbridge on the 8th October.  The aim of this workshop is to enable participants to become familiar with the role of a Designated Safeguarding Children’s

16 Sep 2019 | Club Information Information Slider

Boys Interpro Squads Announced

Ulster Hockey is delighted to announce the Under 16 and Under 18 boys’ squads for the forthcoming 2019 Hockey Ireland Interprovincials taking place 13th-15th September at NICS, Stormont.   U16 boys squad:   David Corrie

06 Sep 2019 | Slider Talent Uncategorized

Girls Interpro Squads Announced

Ulster Hockey is delighted to formally announce the Under 16 and Under 18 girls selection for Hockey Ireland’s annual Underage Interprovincial tournament taking place in Cork 20th-22nd September 2019.     U16 girls:  LIST

06 Sep 2019 | Uncategorized

Working with Parents in Sport Workshops

Ulster Hockey will be hosting two workshop for parents,youth officers, youth coaches, volunteers and teachers along to a presentation from Gordon MacLelland (founder of WWPIS). Working with Parents in Sport supports parents and coaches in

04 Sep 2019 | Club Information Coaching Information School's Hockey Slider Volunteers

COACHES WANTED

Ulster Hockey are seeking paid coaches for the U15 Talent Development Programme for the 2019-20 season. The programme runs for 12 sessions, on Sundays, 6 weeks in November/early December and 6 weeks again in February/March. Venues are

02 Sep 2019 | Coaching Slider Talent

Ulster Master O55’s

Ulster Men’s Masters 55s are looking players to play in an ‘inter-pros’, likely dates will be 12-13 October.   Please contact Jamie Millar if interested at

28 Aug 2019 | Information Slider

Finance & Administration Officer – Application

Ulster Hockey wishes to recruit a Finance & Administration Officer.   The Finance & Administration Officer will provide secretarial and administration support services to the Executive Manager, the Honorary Treasurer and the

13 Aug 2019 | Information Slider

Opportunity to join the team

Would you like to expand on your learning and become our Anti-Doping educator?   Are you confident with group presentations and conveying key messages?   If you would and you are, then Ulster Hockey is seeking a volunteer to

09 Aug 2019 | Information Slider

Player Blogs – Irish U16 & U18 Girls

Following the 6 Nations tournament in Eindhoven (HC Oranje-Rood) in July, two Ulster players who featured for the Irish U16 and U18 Girls squads have kindly provided us with a blog on their experience at the tournament in Holland.

08 Aug 2019 | International Slider

Ulster Hockey Gala Awards

This year the Ulster Hockey Gala Awards Dinner is being staged at the prestigious Crowne Plaza Belfast on Friday 6th September 2019. The event will be taking place in the Laganview Suite and will include a two course fork buffet.…Read

05 Aug 2019 | Information Slider

Practical Umpire Development Workshop

The Ulster Umpires Association are keen to support and develop club umpires throughout the province and have put together a course to develop umpires who have passed the rules test. The purpose of these courses is to offer support and

28 Jul 2019 | Club Information Slider

Ulster Squads Heading for Lilleshall

The Ulster U18 Boys and Girls will be departing tomorrow morning for the Home Nations Invitiational Tournament at Lilleshall National Sports Centre. Both squads will face English opposition on Friday and Saturday before a crossover match

25 Jul 2019 | Slider Talent

Ireland Men To Face Scotland

The Green Machine travel to Glasgow for a two match series against Scotland this weekend, with matches scheduled for 3pm Saturday and 12pm Sunday.   The squad is as follows: Mark Ingram David Fitzgerald Jonathan Bell John Jackson Lee

24 Jul 2019 | International Slider

Ulster Squads Prepare for Wales Series

It’s a busy weekend in store for our Ulster U16 and U18 Boys and Girls as they face Wales at home in Belfast and in Wrexham. The girls will be facing Wales at Shawsbridge while the boys travel to Wales…Read more

27 Jun 2019 | Information Slider

Ireland Lose Out to France in Series Final

Having secured their Olympic qualifier spot on Saturday with a 4-2 over Korea, the Ireland men were runners-up on Sunday to host nation France, who defeated Alexander Cox’s team 3-1 in the FIH Series final in Le Touquet.  

24 Jun 2019 | International Slider

Ireland Seal Semi-Final Spot in Le Touquet

After a disappointing defeat by Egypt on Sunday the Ireland men’s squad, with nine Ulster players aboard, picked themselves up to defeat Singapore 11-0 at the FIH Hockey Seies event in Le Touquet on Tuesday guaranteeing automatic entry

19 Jun 2019 | International Slider

Ireland Set for Scottish Series

New Ireland women’s head coach Sean Dancer won’t have long to wait before taking over the reins in a competitive environment with confirmation that Scotland are to visit Stormont for three internationals next month.   The

19 Jun 2019 | International Slider

Ireland Fall at Last Hurdle to Korea

Ireland failed at the final hurdle when they lost 3-1 to Korea in Sunday’s’s FIH Hockey series final at a packed and sun drenched Havelock Park.   But it wasn’t all doom and gloom despite a largely disappointing

17 Jun 2019 | International Slider

Q&A – Irish Men’s Coach, Alexander Cox

Ireland’s men, with nine Ulster players in the squad start their Olympic qualifying campaign against Scotland in Le Touqet on Saturday (10.15am). Ulster Hockey caught up with Ireland coach Alexander Cox before the Ireland party

14 Jun 2019 | International Slider

Ireland Face Czech in FIH Series Semis

Ireland will face the Czech Republic in Saturday’s FIH Hockey series semi-final at Havelock Park, needing a win to guarantee a place in the final stage of the qualification process for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.   The Czechs

14 Jun 2019 | International Slider

Sport Northern Ireland SportMaker Awards 2019

The Sport NI SportMaker Awards are all about shining a light on the local sporting workforce – the people and projects that make sport happen. It’s your chance to say “thank you”. The Awards recognise recognising the outstanding

13 Jun 2019 | Club Information Information Slider

Birthday Celebrations for Barr as Ireland Reach Semi-Finals

Bethany  Barr couldn’t wished for a better birthday present as Ireland’s women cruised into the semi-finals of the FIH Hockey series with a ruthlessly efficient display in hammering Singapore 11-0 at Havelock Park on Tuesday.

12 Jun 2019 | International Slider

FIH Series – Ireland Update

Ireland made it two wins from two starts at the FIH Hockey series on Sunday when the scored a tremendous 8-1 victory over the Czech Republic at Havelock Park. They now need only a draw against lowly Singapore on Tuesday…Read more

10 Jun 2019 | International Slider

Magee Hat-Trick Seals French Series

It took him 280 caps to do it but Eugene Magee scored a stunning first international hat-trick as Ireland gave themselves the perfect send off ahead of the first stage of Olympic qualifying with a 3-2 win over France at…Read more

10 Jun 2019 | International Slider

Zoe Wilson has eyes fixed on Olympic place as Ireland begin road to Tokyo

The sight of Antrim woman Zoe Wilson wearing a broad smile and proudly peering through a pair of goggles while clutching her silver medal was among the many unforgettable images at the women’s World Cup in London last August.

06 Jun 2019 | International Slider

Ulster Hockey Executive Manager Appointment

Ulster Hockey Executive Manager Appointment – June 2019 The Ulster Hockey Management Board is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Executive Manager Marc Scott. We are delighted that Marc is joining us on Monday 10th June 2019

05 Jun 2019 | Information Slider

Ireland Secure Draw in French Test

Ireland’s men had to be satisfied with a 1-1 draw against France in Tuesday night’s international at a rain-lashed Lisnagarvey as both teams continued their preparations for the first stage of Olympic qualifying in Le Touquet

05 Jun 2019 | International Slider

Sports Parents Promise

“The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) has launched the Sports Parents Promise as part of their annual awareness raising campaign- Parents in Sport Week. The Promise outlines all the ways in which parents can be the best

04 Jun 2019 | Club Information Club Story

Wheelchair Basketball

Ulster Hockey are teaming up with Disability Sport NI to sign post off players that may not be able to play hockey any more due to an injury but would like to still play a team sport that can offer…Read more

03 Jun 2019 | Slider

McFerran Focused on Olympic Dream

Ayeisha McFerran says it’s time for Ireland to forget about past glories as the players shift their focus to pursuing their Olympic dream.   The Larne woman was voted goalkeeper-of-the-tournament at last year’s World Cup

03 Jun 2019 | International Slider

Irish Women’s Squad Announced Ahead of World Series

Bethany Barr is on cloud nine after being named in the Ireland women’s hockey squad for the first stage of the qualification process for the Tokyo Olympics which gets under way in Banbridge next Saturday.   Her inclusion, at

31 May 2019 | International Slider

President Report

President Report April/May 2019 Well, this is the last report I will be writing for the website as UHU President…….Where did the last 12 months go? I would like to start by thanking Terry Templeton, Vice President, and the

29 May 2019 | Roundup Slider

Irish Men Seal USA Series Victory

Ireland’s men, with nine Ulster men in the squad, continued their preparations for next month’s Olympic qualifier in Le Touquet with two impressive wins over USA in Dublin at the weekend.   Penalty corner goals from Shane

28 May 2019 | International Slider

Cash Boost to Benefit Ireland Women

Ayeisha McFerran has warmly welcomed Hockey Ireland’s new bursary scheme but she hopes that it is merely the start of a process that ultimately leads to a full-time professional set-up for the national women’s team.   The

23 May 2019 | International Slider

Lisnagarvey Secure Anderson Cup Title

Lisnagarvey lifted the Anderson Cup on Monday night with a 3-1 win over arch rivals Banbridge at Havelock Park to end their season on a high note.   The game signalled a disappointing end to Bann coach Mark Tumilty’s term…Read

22 May 2019 | Roundup Seniors Slider

Weekend Review

Banbridge and Lisnagarvey bring down the curtain on the domestic hockey season on Monday night when the two big rivals go head to head in the Anderson Cup final at Havelock Park (7.45pm).   Bann have had a few weeks…Read more

20 May 2019 | Seniors Slider

Weekend Preview

Ulster’s Junior hockey teams will be aiming to land an interprovincial double this weekend in Cork as they bid to emulate their achievement of two years ago. For the women, it would represent the icing on the cake for team…Read

17 May 2019 | Seniors Slider

Dancer to Base in Belfast

Ireland women’s head coach Sean Dancer will be based in Belfast in a departure from the norm as he prepares to take over the reins from Graham Shaw. His overseas predecessors, dating back to the turn of the century, including…Read

15 May 2019 | Seniors Slider

Weekend Review

Lisnagarvey can look back on a hugely successful season, despite falling short in two major finals over the past week. On Saturday, the Hillsborough side went down 1-0 to Three Rock Rovers in the Irish Senior Cup final at Grange…Read

13 May 2019 | Seniors Slider

NICS Hockey Inclusion Programme

NICS Hockey Club’s Inclusive Programme has got off to a great start with 15 players signed up to date. Players are keen to learn new skills and we’re having a lot of fun through hockey, we’ve even got a natural…Read more

13 May 2019 | Slider

Weekend Preview

Lisnagarvey captain James Corry insists most of the pressure will be Three Rock Rovers in Saturday’s Irish Senior Cup final which the Dublin side are hosting at their own ground at Grange Road. Garvey will be out for revenge

10 May 2019 | Seniors Slider

Tumilty to Step Down from Banbridge

Banbridge Hockey Club has confirmed that Mark Tumilty is stepping down from his role as Head Coach of Men’s hockey at the club at the end of the season.  Mark informed players and the Executive Committee of his decision following…Read

07 May 2019 | Club Story Slider

Weekend Review

Pegasus were crowned all Ireland champions twice over on Sunday when they defeated Loreto 4-2 in a dramatic penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw in an exciting Champions Trophy final at Havelock Park. The Belfast side had already lifted

07 May 2019 | Roundup Seniors Slider

Weekend Preview

When you are hosting a party, the last thing you want is to have to leave early while the rest of the guests enjoy themselves and that’s the case with Banbridge this weekend as they prepare for the Champions Trophy…Read more

03 May 2019 | Seniors Slider

Parents in Sport Week 2019

  Ahead of Parents in Sport Week (October) 2019, Ulster Hockey are asking parents to make a promise to their child to ensure that their experiences through hockey (among other sports) are safe and enjoyable.  The NSPCC (National

03 May 2019 | Information Slider

Now Recruiting Summer Coaches

    Ulster Hockey are on the look out for new recruits…. coaches for summer and beyond.    Apply through the link below:  https://forms.gle/dd9yvbHSkHy5BE3b7      For any further information contact:

03 May 2019 | Coaching Slider

Weekend Review

Ulster lost two teams from the EYHL at the weekend with Ards ladies and Cookstown’s men both being relegated on Saturday. Ards, needing a win to secure a play off, lost 2-1 at Cork Harlequins while Cookstown have also returned…Read

29 Apr 2019 | Roundup Slider Uncategorized

Hannah prepares for IHL 2 Play-offs

There’s more to hockey than simply playing or coaching as Queen’s University manager Hannah Walker can tell you as she prepares for this weekend’s IHL 2 play-offs in Dublin. Hannah (28) loves the role she combines with

26 Apr 2019 | Roundup Slider

FIH Series Finals – Volunteers Required

Hockey Ireland will host FIH Series Finals for Women between June 8th and 16th 2019 in Banbridge Hockey Club. This tournament is the first step to Olympic qualification for the senior women’s team and will also be the first

26 Apr 2019 | International Slider Volunteers

Weekend Preview

Ards will be without experienced defender Naomi Grundie for Saturday’s win or bust EY Irish Hockey League clash with Cork Harlequins at Farmer’s Cross.   Grundie has just gone on maternity leave while Ards will also be

25 Apr 2019 | Seniors Slider

Banbridge Secure Anderson Cup Final Spot

      Banbridge are through to the Anderson Cup final after a stunning second-half start enabled them to defeat Cookstown 4-2 at Lisnagarvey on Tuesday night.   Mark Tumilty’s team will meet either Garvey or

24 Apr 2019 | Roundup Seniors

Weekend Preview

The majority of hockey players would be happy to lift one or two titles over the course of a career in the sport but Zara Malseed has already amassed 14 winner’s medals at the age of just 21.   She…Read more

18 Apr 2019 | Seniors Slider

Lisnagarvey Crowned EYHL Champions!!

Lisnagarvey were crowned EYHL champions for the second time in the competition’s four year history on Wednesday night when they got the win they needed to secure the trophy after an emphatic 6-1 victory over Annadale at Comber Road.

18 Apr 2019 | Roundup Seniors Slider

Hockey Inclusion Programme hitting off!

Northern Ireland Civil Service Hockey Club is preparing to launch its 3rd annual coaching programme for young people with learning disabilities and/or learning difficulties in an effort to increase participation in hockey by making our

18 Apr 2019 | Slider

Weekend Review

A 6-1 win for Banbridge over Pembroke Wanderers at Havelock Park on Saturday, with two goals each for Jamie Wright and Johnny McKee, has sealed their place in the EYHL playoffs. The line up, which was confirmed with Bann’s

15 Apr 2019 | Roundup Seniors Slider

Weekend Preview

Lurgan were crowned Ulster Premier League champions for the fourth year in a row after a hard fought home 1-0 win over Banbridge on Wednesday night.   Team captain Sarah McClure was the heroine as her late strike clinched the…Read

11 Apr 2019 | Seniors Slider

Weekend Review

Ulster Hockey looks set to have two regulation season EYHL champions for the first time in the competition’s expanded format after Pegasus started the ball rolling by lifting the women’s crown on Saturday with a 6-0 win over

08 Apr 2019 | Seniors Slider

Young Hockey Leaders Award

What is the Young Hockey Leaders Award? The Young Hockey Leaders Award is a 5-hour long course that introduces young people, aged between 14 and 16, to volunteering in their hockey club. The aim of the programme is to enjoy…Read more

08 Apr 2019 | Club Information Coaching Slider

Weekend Preview

Pegasus will lift the regulation season EY Irish Hockey League title on Saturday if they can secure the point they need against bottom club Muckross at the Dub.   The Belfast side will be hoping to bounce back from a…Read more

05 Apr 2019 | Seniors Slider

Linwoods Youth Finals 2019

This Sunday, the 7th of April, sees the first of our Linwoods Healthfoods Youth Finals for 2019. Our Super 6 series comes to an end this Sunday (7th) with our Extremes 8s drawing to a close next Sunday (14th). Watch…Read more

04 Apr 2019 | Slider

Female Leadership Survey

Hockey Ireland and Ulster Hockey are seeking input from females (18 and over only) involved in all aspects of hockey via an online survey. The survey will take approximately 2 minutes to complete. The answers from this survey will

04 Apr 2019 | Club Information Information Slider Uncategorized

Executive Manager – Application

Ulster Hockey wishes to recruit a full time Executive Manager.   Reporting to the Ulster Hockey Management Board Chairperson, the Executive Manager will be responsible for managing the implementation of the Strategic and Operational

03 Apr 2019 | Information Slider

President Report – February/March 2019

Another busy 4 weeks in the life of the UHU President, and Vice President! Here is a flavour of the President’s diary events!   Randalstown v Mossley (w) Saturday 15th February North Down v Kilkeel (m) Wednesday 20th February

02 Apr 2019 | Information Slider

Weekend Review

Lisnagarvey will be Ulster’s sole representative in next month’s Irish Senior Cup finals as Pegasus missed out on a possible league and knock out trophy double.   Garvey defeated Glenanne 3-1 at Comber Road to book a date

01 Apr 2019 | Roundup Seniors Slider

Weekend Preview

Lisnagarvey and Pegasus will carry Ulster hopes in the semi-finals of the Irish Senior Cup on Sunday as they prepare to host Glenanne and Cork Harlequins respectively.   Garvey will be out to bridge a 14-year gap as they bid…Read

29 Mar 2019 | Seniors Slider

Wallace Make Sullivan Pay the Penalty

  Wallace High staged a dramatic smash and grab act to beat Sullivan Upper 4-3 on penalties after a thrilling 3-3 draw in the John Minnis Estate Agents Burney Cup final at Stormont on Thursday night.   The Lisburn school…Read

29 Mar 2019 | School's Hockey Slider

JMEA Burney Cup Final – Preview

Sullivan Upper captain Harry Morris will return to the side for Thursday night’s John Minnis Estate Agents Burney Cup final with Wallace High at Stormont (7.30pm).   The Ireland Under 18 star missed the 4-0 semi-final win over

27 Mar 2019 | School's Hockey Slider

COACH EDUCATION & UMPIRE COURSES

Ulster Hockey will be running a series of Coach Education and Umpire courses in the coming months.   Qualifications Fundamentals of Coaching Hockey Course for Volunteers This course is designed to be an introduction to hockey coaching

27 Mar 2019 | Club Information Slider Volunteers

Weekend Review

Instonians men and Raphoe ladies celebrated notable successes on Saturday while Pegasus should shortly be popping open the champagne.   Inst dethroned champions Kilkeel in a head-to-head to lift the Ulster Premier League trophy while

25 Mar 2019 | Roundup Seniors Slider

Linwoods Youth Blitzes

This Sunday marks the end of our 2018/19 Super 6 and Extreme 8 Series. In what has been a brilliant youth hockey season we celebrate this with our last youth blitz and then point our attention towards the youth final…Read more

22 Mar 2019 | Slider

Weekend Preview

Pegasus need just four points from three matches to win the EYHL regulation season and qualify automatically for European hockey next year.   A scoreless draw between Loreto and UCD on Thursday night did the Belfast side a huge

22 Mar 2019 | Seniors Slider

Banbridge Prepare for Kate Russell Tournament

Banbridge Academy have been far from idle since lifting the Belfast Telegraph Senior Cup as they prepare for this week’s All Ireland Kate Russell Cup bid in Dublin.   The Ulster champions will be up against their counterparts

20 Mar 2019 | School's Hockey Slider

Weekend Review

Lisnagarvey and Pegasus sit proudly at the top of their respective tables in the EYHL after continuing their winning form at the weekend.   Garvey were comprehensive 8-2 winners over Cork C of I at Comber Road while Pegasus

19 Mar 2019 | Roundup Seniors Slider

JMEA Burney Cup Final Dinner

With the John Minnis Estate Agents Burney Cup progressing, preparations are underway for the 99th final of the prestigious schoolboys’ competition with a dinner taking place this year before the final on Thursday 28th March at The

15 Mar 2019 | School's Hockey Slider

Weekend Preview

Ireland’s most capped player, Shirley McCay, one of six Ulster women in the World Cup silver medal winning squad, is a doubt for Pegasus’ Irish Hockey League trip to Old Alex on Saturday.   The 31-year-old Ulster talent

15 Mar 2019 | Seniors Slider

John Minnis Estate Agents Burney Cup Semi-Finals – Review

Wallace High kept on course for a rare schoolboy hockey double success on Wednesday when they defeated Banbridge Academy 4-1 at Lisnagarvey to book their place in the John Minnis Estate Agents Burney Cup final.   The Lisburn school

14 Mar 2019 | School's Hockey Slider

John Minnis Estate Agents Burney Cup Preview

Banbridge Academy coach Simon Jess and his Wallace High opposite number, Gareth Kidd, are expecting a tough battle when their sides meet in the John Minnis Estate Agents Burney Cup semi-final at Lisnagarvey on Wednesday (3.15pm).  

12 Mar 2019 | School's Hockey Slider

Weekend Review

Pegasus leap-frogged Loreto to move back into pole position in the women’s EYHL with a thrill a minute 3-2 victory at Grange Road.   They did so after falling behind early on when Nicci Daly latched onto Sarah Torrans’ slip…Read

11 Mar 2019 | Roundup Slider

Weekend Preview

Pegasus have a chance to go to the top of the EY Irish Hockey League standings if they can defeat leaders Loreto in Dublin on Saturday.   While it’s a tall order against the Leinster side, who won the corresponding…Read more

08 Mar 2019 | Seniors Slider

John Minnis Estate Agents Burney Cup Semi Final Draw

McCullough Cup holders Wallace High School have been drawn to face Banbridge Academy in the semi-finals of the John Minnis Estate Agents Burney Cup at Lisnagarvey next Wednesday (3.15pm) as they bid for a coveted same-season double.  

08 Mar 2019 | School's Hockey Slider

Banbridge Secure Second Schools’ Cup Title

Banbridge Academy came from a goal down to defeat Ballyclare High 2-1 and lift the Belfast Telegraph Ulster Senior Cup for only the second time in their history after a thrilling final at Lisnagarvey on Wednesday.   The Academy,

07 Mar 2019 | School's Hockey Slider

Belfast Telegraph Senior Schools Cup Final – Preview

Ballyclare High School captain Rebecca McCullough insists most of the pressure will be on Banbridge Academy in Wednesday’s Belfast Telegraph Senior Cup final at Lisnagarvey (2pm)   The Co Down side, although not at their best in

05 Mar 2019 | School's Hockey

Weekend Review

Lisnagarvey took the honours in the big EYHL Ulster derby at Havelock Park on Saturday, edging out Banbridge 2-1 to complete a notable double following their 4-3 victory at Comber Road.   First half goals from Andy Williamson and

04 Mar 2019 | Roundup Seniors

Weekend Preview

Alex Speers reckons Railway Union will pose a stiff test on Saturday at the Dub as Pegasus aim to close the gap at the top of the EYHL table. And the former Ireland captain is well qualified to give a…Read more

01 Mar 2019 | Seniors

Income Generation & Building Capacity Conference 2019

Income Generation & Building Capacity Conference- 26th March- 6.00pm –  National Football Stadium at Windsor Park. This conference will provide National Governing Bodies of sport, their clubs and other sports organisations with

28 Feb 2019 | Club Information

Weekend Review

Lisnagarvey will be Ulster’s only representative in the semi finals of the Irish Senior Cup after beating Pembroke 3-1 at Comber Road on Sunday.   But there were defeats for Banbridge, who went down 4-3 to Three Rock Rovers

25 Feb 2019 | Roundup Seniors

Weekend Preview

After almost a three month break for the World Cup and virtually a full day’s further fixtures lost to the weather,  it’s a case of making up for lost time as the action continues to come thick and fast with…Read more

22 Feb 2019 | Seniors

Linwoods Super 6s & Extreme 8s returns!!

This Sunday (24th) sees our Super 6’s and Extreme 8s back in action after the winter break. This format of hockey allows for a fun, fast and inclusive game for our underage players to enjoy and excel. Below are the…Read more

19 Feb 2019 | Uncategorized

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 | Uncategorized

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

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

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 | Ladies School's Hockey

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

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

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 | Club Story

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