A truly stunning comeback has given Ireland’s Under-18 girls a big chance of reaching the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Youth Championships in Cork with a win over Russia despite having trailed 2-0 with 19 minutes to go.
Rebecca Barry is the latest new cap in the Irish women’s senior panel to get the chance to impress Graham Shaw this summer as they prepare for a four-team tournament at the Merrion Fleet Arena this week.
Stevie Arbuthnot said he was "a bit gutted" with how his Irish Under-18 side began their tie with England as two early goals laid the base for a 3-0 result in their opening Girls EuroHockey Youth Championships Pool B tie.
Grania and the family of David Judge, would like to thank his many hockey friends, past and present who sent us wonderful messages of condolences, thoughts and great hockey memories, which helped us so much over the past year.
Gareth Borland and Stevie Arbuthnot will be hoping an intense block of training since the Leaving Certificate will help their Irish Under-18 sides to make a big impact in Cork this week as the EuroHockey Youth Championships tips off on Sunday.
For many Olympians, they often cite long-term goal-setting as one of the central road-maps to their sporting success. Outlining plans for an international future, though, could not have been further from Chris Cargo’s plans in 2009 mere months before his debut.
Glenanne’s famous fighting spirit has transferred directly to Shane O’Donoghue in almost exclusively moulding his attitude and ability for the game, making him one of the biggest talents on the world stage.
Emily Beatty, Kate Lloyd and Elaine Carey are looking forward to a new challenge overseas in the upcoming season. The former duo make the switch from UCD to KHC Dragons, adding to the long connection between the Antwerp club with Irish players while Carey moves to Syracuse in the US.
Eugene Magee says that final selection for the Olympic Games does lift a “weight off us” as he reflects on his inclusion in the 16-player central list along with three reserves named this morning who will travel to Rio.