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

National Umpires Award Course

The first National Umpire Award Course of the 2019/20 season will take place at Newforge Country Club, Belfast on  Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th August from 7.00pm to 9.30pm. This course will give prospective umpires a solid grounding

29 Jul 2019 | Club 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

Ulster Hockey Coaching and Officiating Awards 2019

The Ulster Hockey Coaching and Officiating Awards recognise the outstanding contribution of hockey coaches and officials during the 2018-2019 Season and the role they play in encouraging participation, development and excellence. There are

09 Apr 2019 | Club Information 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

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

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

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

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

Weekend Review

Pegasus have relinquished their position at the top of EY Irish Hockey League table after Loreto ended their hosts’ four-match winning streak with a 2-0 victory at the Dub yesterday. Penalty corner goals in the first and last

05 Nov 2018 | Roundup

Weekend Preview

Kirk Cup holders Kilkeel crashed to their first defeat in defence of the trophy when they went down 8-2 at home to a rampant Banbridge side during the week. Alex Tinney his a hat-trick for Mark Tumilty’s side, who cruised…Read more

02 Nov 2018 | Ladies Mens Seniors

Ramon Davey

Ulster Hockey is saddened to learn of the death of Ramon Davey who served as President of the Ulster Branch of the Irish Hockey Association during the 2007-2008 season.  Ramon was an experienced Technical Director and Umpire in Ulster,

01 Nov 2018 | Club Story

Rainey Endowed Crowned U14 All Ireland Champions!!

Rainey Endowed have been crowned all-Ireland junior (Under-14) champions after beating Loreto Kilkenny 2-1 in a hard-fought final.  The Magherafelt side won their first group match after coming from being 1-0 down against Connacht

01 Nov 2018 | School's Hockey

McCay Returns To Her Roots

Ulster Hockey Talent Coach and Ireland World Cup silver medal heroine Shirley McCay will return to her roots on Saturday night when Omagh celebrate their 60th anniversary at a gala function at the Silver Birch Hotel. Shirley started her

01 Nov 2018 | Ladies Seniors

Charlene’s Project

Thanks message from Dickie and Janice Barr, Charlene’s Project. We recently returned from Uganda having visited the 8 Primary Schools in the area in the north west where we are working. We started working in Kahara Primary School in

30 Oct 2018 | Club Information

Weekend Review

Scarlett Holdsworth hit two of the goals as Lisnagarvey moved six points clear at the top of the Ulster Premier League following a thrilling 4-3 win over Mossley at Comber Road on Saturday. Although they were never ahead, Mossley

29 Oct 2018 | Roundup

Crowne Plaza All Ireland Schoolboys – Final Review

Banbridge Academy’s bid to lift the Crowne Plaza all-Ireland schoolboys hockey title for a record eighth time failed when Newtown defeated the Ulster side 1-0 in the final at Shaw’s Bridge.   It was the Waterford

29 Oct 2018 | School's Hockey

Expressions of Interest – UHU Events

Ulster Hockey is seeking expressions of interest from organisations keen to host any key Ulster Hockey events during the season. The pages below outline the proposed dates of these events (which may be subject to change) and what (at

29 Oct 2018 | Club Information

Crowne Plaza All Ireland Schoolboys – Day 2

Banbridge Academy will be Ulster’s sole representatives in Friday’s Crowne Plaza All Ireland Schoolboys Championship semi-finals in Belfast. Academy’s Eddie Rowe scored twice in the last six minutes to put the Co Down school

26 Oct 2018 | School's Hockey

Weekend Preview

Instonians made a successful start to their Kirk Cup bid when they defeated Portadown 2-1 during the week at Edenvilla Park. Ross Blair and Sam Brown scored the Inst goals with Ryan Bennett replying for the home side. This season,…Read

26 Oct 2018 | Roundup

CROWNE PLAZA ALL IRELAND BOYS – DAY 2

Banbridge Academy will be Ulster’s sole representatives in Friday’s Crowne Plaza all- Ireland schoolboys championship semi-finals in Belfast.  Academy’s Eddie Rowe scored twice in the last six minutes to put the Co Down

26 Oct 2018 | School's Hockey

Crowne Plaza All Ireland Boys – Day 1

Ulster sides made an impressive start to the Crowne Plaza all-Ireland Schoolboy Hockey Championship in Belfast on Wednesday with their only losses being suffered in local derbies. Troy Chambers and Oliver Kidd both netted hat-tricks on day

25 Oct 2018 | School's Hockey

Belfast Telegraph Senior Schools Cup – Draw

Belfast Telegraph Ulster Senior Schoolgirls’ Cup holders Rainey Endowed have been handed a bye into the second round of this season’s competition. The Magherafelt side will meet the winners of the first round tie between

23 Oct 2018 | School's Hockey

Crowne Plaza All Ireland Boys Preview

Ulster Hockey is delighted to announce that Crowne Plaza Hotel is the title sponsor for this year’s All Ireland Schoolboys championship which is being hosted in the province this week. Sixteen schools from Ulster, Leinster and

23 Oct 2018 | School's Hockey Uncategorized

Women’s Weekend Review

Pegasus are sitting proudly at the top of the EYHL table after making it four straight wins on Saturday with a 3-1 comeback victory over Railway Union in Dublin.  If their early season form is a yardstick then Pegasus will be…Read more

23 Oct 2018 | Roundup

Men’s Weekend Review

Banbridge moved four points clear at the top of the EYHL after a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Monkstown at Havelock Park on Sunday thanks to a last-gasp winner from Eugene Magee. The result completed a perfect week for Mark

23 Oct 2018 | Roundup

Crowne Plaza All Ireland Schoolboys Tournament

The All Ireland Schoolboys Tournament is back in Ulster this year with the tournament set to commence on Wednesday 24th October with 16 teams battling it out for the Tasmanian Shield. The action gets underway at 3 venues (Queen’s,

22 Oct 2018 | Uncategorized

Super 6s & Extreme 8s!!

Linwoods Youth Blitzes Sunday saw the continuation of our Super 6 and Extreme 8 youth hockey series. With boys and girls playing we saw upwards of 2,500 kids playing hockey along with hundreds spectators cheering them on. Dromore,

22 Oct 2018 | Uncategorized

AED Awareness Sessions

Following on from the highly successful roll-out of 1,200 AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) through Sport NI’s ‘Defibrillators for Sport’ Programme; Sport NI are offering the opportunity to provide any holders of

22 Oct 2018 | Club Information

Linwoods Healthfoods Youth Hockey!

Linwoods Healthfoods Super 6s and Extreme 8s!! This Sundays sees the continuation of our Girls and Boys Super 6s and Extreme 8s right across Ulster. This format of hockey allows for a fun, fast and inclusive game for our underage…Read

19 Oct 2018 | Club Information

Weekend Preview

Peter Caruth has stepped down from the Ireland World Cup squad and international hockey temporarily to concentrate on his club duties as Annadale player-coach. But the 30-year-old 2016 Rio Olympian is determined to add to his 148 caps in

18 Oct 2018 | Uncategorized

BDO NI Youth Indoor Dates Released!

BDO NI Youth Indoor Championships 2018 – 19 Off the back of last season’s youth indoor success, Ulster Hockey in partnership with our new sponsors BDO NI are delighted to announce the 2018 – 19 youth indoor dates. This

18 Oct 2018 | Uncategorized

Men’s Weekend Review

Banbridge are still sitting at the top of the EYHL men’s standings following a 2-1 win over Dublin YMCA at Havelock Park on Saturday after a day of mixed fortunes for the three Ulster sides after Annadale’s away tie with…Read

15 Oct 2018 | Roundup

Women’s Weekend Review

Belfast Harlequins ladies slumped to a hugely disappointing 3-0 defeat against their Cork namesakes at Deramore on Saturday.  The result signalled an early blow to their chances of making the EY Irish Hockey League play-offs. However,

15 Oct 2018 | Roundup

Weekend Preview

It’s often said that there’s no substitute for playing and Vanessa Beattie (formerly Surgeoner) is living proof of the old adage, having been forced to take a year out as she bids to recover from injury and line out for…Read

12 Oct 2018 | Roundup Uncategorized

U15 Boys Extreme 8s!

Sunday sees the continuation of our Extreme 8s blitzes. These blitzes started last month with more than 230 boys playing across three venues. This new format sees teams playing on 3/4 the size of a normal pitch with 8 players…Read more

11 Oct 2018 | Uncategorized

Linwoods Youth Blitzes get off to a Flyer!

Linwoods Youth Blitzes get off to a Flyer!! Sunday October 7th saw the first of this season’s Linwoods Healthfoods Super 6s and Extreme 8s boys’ blitzes after the girls’ event kicked off a week earlier. Banbridge,

09 Oct 2018 | Uncategorized

Coaching Goalkeeper Workshops

Ulster Hockey will be running Coaching Goalkeepers Workshops in Cookstown and Lisburn in the month of November. This course will help coaches to promote the coaching of good basic techniques to goalkeepers and to develop coaches’

09 Oct 2018 | Uncategorized

Men’s Weekend Review

Saturday’s EYHL clash between local rivals Lisnagarvey and Banbridge at Comber Road certainly lived up to its billing as the hosts edged out Mark Tumilty’s team 5-4 after a nine-goal thriller. There was little hint of what was

08 Oct 2018 | Roundup

Women’s Weekend Review

Former winners Ballymoney and Ulster Elks along with Banbridge are all through to the second round of the Irish Senior Cup after beating UCC, Genesis and Corinthian respectively on Sunday. Nikki Parke and Susannah Brown got the goals for

08 Oct 2018 | Roundup

Linwoods Healthfoods Super 6s & Extreme 8s Boys

Linwoods Healthfoods Boys youth hockey returns! This Sundays sees the start of our Boys Super 6s and Extreme 8s right across Ulster. This format of hockey allows for a fun, fast and inclusive game for our underage players to enjoy…Read

04 Oct 2018 | Uncategorized

Weekend Preview

Banbridge and Lisnagarvey clash head-on at Comber Road in the most intriguing tie in round three of the EY Irish Hockey League on Saturday. Banbridge will be aiming to make it three wins in a row to consolidate their position…Read more

04 Oct 2018 | Roundup

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October 2018

The NSPCC and Ulster Hockey have joined forces with numerous other sports organisations in the UK and Ireland to promote Parents in Sport Week. We want everyone to rally behind our efforts to underline the positive, supporting role that

02 Oct 2018 | Club Information

MEN’S WEEKEND REVIEW

Although it’s very early days, Banbridge sit proudly at the top of the EYHL table after making it two wins from two with a 3-1 victory over Cork C of I at Havelock Park on Saturday. Banbridge left it late…Read more

01 Oct 2018 | Roundup

Women’s weekend review

Ireland’s World Cup heroines made an immediate impact when they returned to club hockey on Saturday as two of the three Ulster-based players who lifted silver medals in London, got on the score sheet in opening EY Irish Hockey

01 Oct 2018 | Roundup

WEEKEND PREVIEW

On the back of Ireland’s incredible World Cup journey, many of the players who returned home proudly wearing silver medals around their necks will be in action this weekend as the new EY Irish Hockey League season kicks off.

28 Sep 2018 | Roundup