Sunday, September 19, 2021

Scotland

Wait pays off as Dunfermline Carnegie score debut top flight win

Dunfermline Carnegie finally got their Scottish Hockey Premier Division status under way after more than a year - and 112 in total - awaiting the chance. Dunfermline and Carnegie were handed promotion to Scotland's top tier for the first time...

Scottish women’s club denied grass pitch after football u-turn

A Scottish women's club has seen a decision for them to return to their grass pitch reversed by league chiefs. North Ayrshire's Irvine HC, founded in 1945, had managed to successfully convince their local sports club to turn their football...

Austria deny Scotland to win EuroHockey II men’s title

Austria denied Scotland a taste of EuroHockey glory with a rallying sudden death shoot-out victory in Gniezno, Poland. For so long the dominant force in the EuroHockey Championship II final, Scotland had led through Struan Walker's 36th minute strike. But a...

Scotland seal superb comeback as Alan Forsyth hat-trick denies Ireland

Hotshot Alan Forsyth fired Scotland into the men's EuroHockey Championship II final with a superb hat-trick as the Blue Sticks rallied from two goals down to beat rivals Ireland in Gniezno, Poland. Forsyth, denied an outright berth at the Tokyo...

Sorry football, we need this field! Scottish hockey clubs fighting big sports for space

In recent weeks in Scotland, hockey has made rare inroads with saving pitches for its own use. HANNAH MADDEN reports There seems to be an unspoken rule (among men especially) that showing an interest in football is mandatory if you...

GB coach Danny Kerry remains coy on playing Olympics reserves

Great Britain men’s coach Danny Kerry remains coy over the use of his two playing reserves at the Tokyo Olympics as he spoke for the first time on the decision to leave out Alan Forsyth. The International Olympic Committee recently...

Alan Forsyth ready to be GB support act but unsure on future

Alan Forsyth says he will be a team motivator and ready for action if called upon at the Tokyo Olympics, but is unsure of his international future. Forsyth was overlooked for a place in Great Britain's 16-strong hockey squad which...

Scot’s passionate aim to reach hockey umpiring pinnacle

Duncan Ruzzak will forever remember the day where he was first sent off as a player and then, after a swift change of kit, ordered a player off as an umpire on the same afternoon, writes Richard Bright. As a...

My life in hockey: Scotland and GB’s Alison Ramsay

The first female player to reach 100 international Great Britain hockey caps, Alison Ramsay talks about her career My inspirationI was inspired, and not just on a sporting level, by Martina Navratilova. Her physical and mental toughness and determination to...

‘Alan Forsyth would be in any other Olympic hockey squad’

Alan Forsyth "merited" selection for Team GB men, while he would be included in any Olympic squad for Tokyo. That is the view of former Scottish international Laurence Docherty after Forsyth, 29, was left out of Team GB's 16-strong squad...
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Alan Forsyth on GB Hockey Olympics: I gave away all my kit

Alan Forsyth, English club hockey's leading scorer who was picked as a GB reserve in Tokyo, has revealed he...
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