The Irish men’s indoor side finished the day with a bronze medal match assured, copper-fastened by a 4-0 win over Slovenia in their final group game of the EuroHockey Indoor Championship III in Santander. http://www.hookhockey.com/index.php/2020/01/bronze-medal-match-awaits-ireland-after-loss-and-a-win/#.XiOG5VP7Q1I
“A good day, a challenging day and a really educational day, an amazing experience,” John Jackson reflected after a draw and a loss marked Ireland’s return to indoor international action after 33 years.
Anna O’Flanagan is anticipating the most “cut-throat” selection processes as Olympic year begins in earnest this Sunday for Tokyo with their first match of their a warm-weather training camp in South Africa.
Loreto Beaufort and Newpark Comprehensive provide an intriguing Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup final duo with both seeking a first title in quite some time after they both snuck through via a shoot-out at Grange Road.
Irish men’s indoor coach Kenny Carroll is thrilled to see the country make its long-awaited return to international action, believing the code to be a key method of developing the sport locally and beyond.
Ali Meeke, Sarah Patton and Hannah Humphreys will all make their indoor international debut at the EuroHockey Championships III in a fortnight’s time following Dave Passmore’s final selection for the event in Bratislava.
"Hopefully I showed there is a chance to play for Ireland and we will see people from smaller clubs and schools coming through, believing they can wear the green shirt if they work hard enough and don’t give up." Chris Cargo on his Irish legacy