Green Machine take small psychological edge into Euros

Green Machine take small psychological edge into Euros

July 28, 2019 | 510 views | Leave a comment

The Green Machine will take a small psychological edge into next month’s Europeans as they edged a 2-1 win in their second meeting this weekend in Glasgow.

Magnificent seven as Ireland hammer Italy at Stormont

Magnificent seven as Ireland hammer Italy at Stormont

July 28, 2019 | 868 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s pre-European Championship preparations took a marked step forward as they hammered Italy 7-0 at Stormont in the driving rain.

Cross and McKibbin debuts in Irish draw with Scotland

Cross and McKibbin debuts in Irish draw with Scotland

July 27, 2019 | 591 views | Leave a comment

Ireland handed debuts to Tim Cross and Peter McKibbin as they drew their first of two test matches against Scotland at a very wet Glasgow National Hockey Centre.

Genesis sign up Munir as head coach and performance director

Genesis sign up Munir as head coach and performance director

July 24, 2019 | 613 views | Leave a comment

Genesis Hockey have appointed Nasir Munir as Performance Director for the club – both senior and junior sections – and as Head Coach of the first team.

Styles on board as new UCD coach

Styles on board as new UCD coach

July 24, 2019 | 764 views | Leave a comment

UCD Men’s Hockey Club have announced Michael Styles will be joining the club this season as first team coach. “Michael brings a wealth of experience, success and diligence having previously coached Monkstown and Glennane men’s first teams as well as the Irish Junior Green Army,” a club statement said as he takes over the role […]

Robson joins Irish contingent at Crefelder HTC

Robson joins Irish contingent at Crefelder HTC

July 24, 2019 | 589 views | Leave a comment

Callum Robson has become the latest Irish player to join the exodus to the continent and play on a professional basis as he prepares to team up with his big brother Michael at German club Crefelder HTC

Former Kookaburra selected in Irish panel for Scottish series

Former Kookaburra selected in Irish panel for Scottish series

July 23, 2019 | 299 views | Leave a comment

Former Australian international Tim Cross is set for a first Irish appearance this weekend as he was confirmed in Alexander Cox’s side for the upcoming two-game series with Scotland in Glasgow.

Caruth swaps Annadale for player-coach role at Corinthian

Caruth swaps Annadale for player-coach role at Corinthian

July 23, 2019 | 891 views | Leave a comment

Peter Caruth has quit Annadale to take up the role of assistant player-coach at their EY Hockey League rivals Corinthian in the new season, representing a major blow for the Belfast club

Junior Green Army end with cathartic dismissal of France

Junior Green Army end with cathartic dismissal of France

July 21, 2019 | 429 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-21 women finished off their Euro Under-21 campaign with a cathartic 5-1 win over France to end the campaign in seventh place.

Sarratt strokes book-end bronze medal win while U-18s tie with eventual champs

Sarratt strokes book-end bronze medal win while U-18s tie with eventual champs

July 20, 2019 | 677 views | Leave a comment

Men’s EuroHockey Junior Championships II (Plzen Litice) Third place playoff: Ireland 4 (G Sarratt 2, C Robson, A Empey) Turkey 1 (M Elagoz) After the pain of missing out on promotion, Ireland’s Under-21 men had the consolation of a bronze medal as they struck three times in the last 10 minutes to beat Turkey 4-1. […]

Irish U-21 agony in Litice as Scotlan strike

Irish U-21 agony in Litice as Scotlan strike

July 19, 2019 | 460 views | Leave a comment

EuroHockey Junior Championships II Semi-final: Ireland 0 Scotland 1 (H Roberts) Ireland’s Under-21 men missed out on promotion from the EuroHockey Junior Championships II as the fluidity displayed all week deserted them against Scotland the semi-final. A win over their Celtic rivals would have seen them return to the top tier but Hamish Roberts’ eighth […]

Junior Green Army show their will to beat France

Junior Green Army show their will to beat France

July 18, 2019 | 470 views | Leave a comment

Hannah McLoughlin’s goal saw Ireland’s women beat France 1-0 at the EuroHockey Junior Championships in Valencia, ensuring they will avoid the wooden spoon.

Three Rock learn EHL draw; Ireland back on indoor stage; Mullan in the Money

Three Rock learn EHL draw; Ireland back on indoor stage; Mullan in the Money

July 18, 2019 | 369 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers will face Scottish opposition in the EHL; Ireland’s men have been handed a Euro indoor spot; Katie Mullan to be player-coach at Ballymoney

Irish JAG sides push Germany at Volvo 6 Nations

Irish JAG sides push Germany at Volvo 6 Nations

July 18, 2019 | 402 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s underage teams face into their penultimate games of the Volvo 6 Nations in Eindhoven with all four teams taking on Belgium on Friday It follows a number of close-run defeats at the hands of Germany on Wednesday. On the boys side, Evan Jennings gave the Under-18s a 1-0 lead in the second quarter before […]

Sarratt’s perfect hat-trick underpins big Irish win

Sarratt’s perfect hat-trick underpins big Irish win

July 17, 2019 | 275 views | Leave a comment

Men’s EuroHockey Junior Championships II, Pool A Ireland 7 (G Sarratt 3, D Mawhinney, A Empey, C Robson, B Johnson) Turkey 1 (M Taskaya) Guy Sarratt’s perfect hat trick saw Ireland’s Under-21 easily top their EuroHockey Junior Championships II group with a 7-1 win over Turkey in Plzen Litice. He netted from a penalty corner, […]

Junior Green Army set for drop after loss to Spain

Junior Green Army set for drop after loss to Spain

July 17, 2019 | 606 views | Leave a comment

Women’s EuroHockey Junior Championships Pool A Ireland 0 Spain 4 (L Barrios 2, I Zaldua, S Barrios) The Junior Green Army’s outside hopes of escaping the bottom three of the EuroHockey Junior Championships came to an end at the hands of the hosts as they fell 4-0 in Valencia. Given the odd tournament format created […]

Magic eight sees Under-21 men through to Euros semis

Magic eight sees Under-21 men through to Euros semis

July 16, 2019 | 534 views | Leave a comment

Men’s Under-21 EuroHockey Championships II, Pool A Ireland 8 (M Crookshanks 2, C Empey 2, M Samuel, C Robson, B Johnson, G Sarratt) Czech Republic 0 The Irish Under-21 men were in ruthless form as they smashed their Czech Republic hosts 8-0 in Litice to guarantee their safe passage through to the EuroHockey Junior Championships […]

Ireland fall 2-1 in last of three-match Scotland series

Ireland fall 2-1 in last of three-match Scotland series

July 16, 2019 | 322 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women fell to a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Scotland in the last game of the three-match series at Stormont on Tuesday.

Brown steps back from Irish panel ahead of Euros

Brown steps back from Irish panel ahead of Euros

July 16, 2019 | 781 views | Leave a comment

Chloe Brown has pulled out of the Ireland women’s hockey squad which is preparing for the European Championship and the final stage of the qualifying process for the Tokyo Olympic Games. writes John Flack. The former Ards player, who now lines out for English Premiership side East Grinstead, is unable to commit to the Euros […]

Irish youth teams feel Oranje heat in five defeats

Irish youth teams feel Oranje heat in five defeats

July 15, 2019 | 735 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s youth teams felt the Oranje heat as they endured five losses to the Dutch powerhouses in Valencia and Eindhoven on Monday.

Dancer reign begins with two wins as Irish youth sides endure mixed weekend

Dancer reign begins with two wins as Irish youth sides endure mixed weekend

July 15, 2019 | 271 views | Leave a comment

Sean Dancer’s reign as Ireland coach began in confident style as the Green Army recorded back-to-back wins over Scotland at Stormont with two clean sheets to boot.

JAG Boys ready for “invaluable” exposure to top tournament conditions

JAG Boys ready for “invaluable” exposure to top tournament conditions

July 13, 2019 | 384 views | Leave a comment

Irish boys underage coaches Niall Denham and Simon Lowry are looking forward to “invaluable” exposure to top level international opposition as they descend on Eindhoven for Under-18 and 16 Six Nations tournaments.

Six Nations beckons in Eindhoven for JAG girls teams

Six Nations beckons in Eindhoven for JAG girls teams

July 13, 2019 | 325 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-18 and 16 girls are looking forward to the culmination of eight months work as they take on a high-quality Six Nations tournament at HC Oranje-Rood in Eindhoven.

Crookshanks and Johnson buzzing for Euros after Scottish clean sweep

Crookshanks and Johnson buzzing for Euros after Scottish clean sweep

July 12, 2019 | 318 views | Leave a comment

Matthew Crookshanks and Ben Johnson are buzzing to get going on Sunday in the men’s EuroHockey Junior Championships II when they face Belarus in the Czech Republic.

Junior Green Army go out of the fire-pit into the Valencia heat for Euro Under-21s

Junior Green Army go out of the fire-pit into the Valencia heat for Euro Under-21s

July 12, 2019 | 641 views | Leave a comment

Dave Passmore resisted saying “it is what it is” as he will have to cope without being able to select Sarah Torrans from around the fire pit this week in Valencia.

Women’s EYHL set for November 9 start as Hockey Ireland lay out annual calendar

Women’s EYHL set for November 9 start as Hockey Ireland lay out annual calendar

July 7, 2019 | 774 views | Leave a comment

The women’s EY Hockey League will get underway almost two months later than usual as Hockey Ireland hopes to maximise the chances of reaching the Olympic Games.

Passmore names final Junior Green Army squad for Euros

Passmore names final Junior Green Army squad for Euros

July 4, 2019 | 2,439 views | Leave a comment

Dave Passmore has named his panel of 18 for the Irish Under-21 women’s side whose EuroHockey Junior Championship gets underway on Saturday, July 13 in Valencia.

Old Alex, Corinthian and Bann sign up new coaches

Old Alex, Corinthian and Bann sign up new coaches

July 4, 2019 | 1,321 views | Leave a comment

Old Alex, Corinthian and Banbridge have all confirmed new head coaches for the 2019/20 EY Hockey League campaigns.

Irish underage sides win seven out of seven against Scotland

Irish underage sides win seven out of seven against Scotland

July 1, 2019 | 740 views | Leave a comment

The Irish underage men’s teams picked up seven wins out of seven over the weekend against Scotland in Ulster with the Under-21s running up three out of three.

Latest world ranking list narrows range of possible Olympic qualifier options

Latest world ranking list narrows range of possible Olympic qualifier options

July 1, 2019 | 625 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women look all but assured of a home draw for the Olympic qualifiers later this year while the men are likely to be on the road following the release of the latest world ranking list over the weekend.

Barbour retires after a quarter century in red

Barbour retires after a quarter century in red

July 1, 2019 | 226 views | Leave a comment

Cookstown legend Andy Barbour has called time on his time with the first team after 25 seasons playing at the top level for the Coolnafranky club.

Pearson and O’Flanagan head up Muckross coaching team

Pearson and O’Flanagan head up Muckross coaching team

July 1, 2019 | 588 views | Leave a comment

Simon Pearson and Irish star Anna O’Flanagan will head up the Muckross coaching team for the 2019/20 season, taking over from Sarah Scott.

Olympic qualifier target achieved but Irish reflect on low-key end to FIH Series campaign

Olympic qualifier target achieved but Irish reflect on low-key end to FIH Series campaign

June 24, 2019 | 800 views | Leave a comment

When the dust settles, the Irish men can reflect on a decent week’s work in Le Touquet and their demeanour will probably prove far more upbeat than their dejected exit from the Eric Choteau field

Green Machine beat Korea for first time in ranking tie to land Olympic qualifier date

Green Machine beat Korea for first time in ranking tie to land Olympic qualifier date

June 22, 2019 | 411 views | Leave a comment

The Green Machine recorded their first ever win over Korea in a ranking competition to guarantee their place in next October’s Olympic qualifiers with a 4-2 win in the FIH Series semi-final in Le Touquet.

Ton-up O’Donoghue says Green Machine back sucking on diesel after Egypt derailing

Ton-up O’Donoghue says Green Machine back sucking on diesel after Egypt derailing

June 21, 2019 | 339 views | Leave a comment

“It’s very humbling and very honoured to knock in 100 goals for my country,” Shane O’Donoghue said as he became the first Irish hockey player to hit the huge milestone.

O’Donoghue hits century mark as Ireland take full advantage to top FIH Series group

O’Donoghue hits century mark as Ireland take full advantage to top FIH Series group

June 18, 2019 | 272 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue’s historic hat trick helped Ireland on their way to the all-important top spot in Le Touquet, putting them within one win of a confirmed Olympic qualifier place.

Korea crash Irish party but Green Army reflect on Olympic qualifier spot after joyous week

Korea crash Irish party but Green Army reflect on Olympic qualifier spot after joyous week

June 17, 2019 | 571 views | Leave a comment

When Jina Kang clipped home the killer goal with six seconds on the clock, an eerie quiet fell over a sold out Banbridge as the game was up in pursuit of FIH Series gold, a slightly deflating end to a joyous week for the Green Army.

Ireland succumb to Egypt in second FIH Series group game

Ireland succumb to Egypt in second FIH Series group game

June 17, 2019 | 402 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s chances of topping their men’s FIH Series Finals group took a big blow as they succumbed to world number 20 side Egypt in Le Touquet.

Brown steps in for whirlwind return to Green Amry

Brown steps in for whirlwind return to Green Amry

June 15, 2019 | 770 views | Leave a comment

Chloe Brown described her call-up to replace Megan Frazer in the Irish women’s squad for the FIH Series Finals semi-final against the Czech Republic as something of a whirlwind.

Green Army march through to Series final and a big step forward on Road to Tokyo

Green Army march through to Series final and a big step forward on Road to Tokyo

June 15, 2019 | 379 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women took a big leap forward on their Road to Tokyo as they dismissed the Czech Republic 4-0 at a drenched Banbridge, assuring they will be part of next October’s Olympic qualifiers.

Magee magic fires Green Machine to opening victory

Magee magic fires Green Machine to opening victory

June 15, 2019 | 353 views | Leave a comment

Eugene Magee’s double set Ireland on course for a winning start to their FIH Series Finals campaign in Le Touquet, seeing off Scotland 4-2.

Hartes go back to where it all began as vital cogs in the Green Machine

Hartes go back to where it all began as vital cogs in the Green Machine

June 14, 2019 | 564 views | Leave a comment

Le Touquet will always hold a special place for the Harte household as the French coastal venue brought international debuts for David, Conor and Emer all on the same weekend; the twins are back this week looking to make their mark again

Green Army one win from a guaranteed Olympic qualifier place

Green Army one win from a guaranteed Olympic qualifier place

June 14, 2019 | 510 views | Leave a comment

Interim coach Gareth Grundie says last Sunday’s 8-1 mauling of the Czech Republic will have “no bearing” on his Ireland side’s outloook as they face a rematch in Saturday’s FIH Series’ semi-final at Banbridge.

Evolving tactical approach to serve Green Machine well in Le Touquet

Evolving tactical approach to serve Green Machine well in Le Touquet

June 14, 2019 | 352 views | Leave a comment

Alexander Cox is hoping the evolving tactical approach he is looking to implement with the Irish senior men will serve the side well at the FIH Series Finals in Le Touquet.

Madeley raring to go for first world ranking tournament

Madeley raring to go for first world ranking tournament

June 13, 2019 | 479 views | Leave a comment

Luke Madeley is raring to go to finally making his world ranking tournament debut at the FIH Series Finals this weekend in Le Touquet.

Ireland ease through to move within one win of Olympic showdown ticket

Ireland ease through to move within one win of Olympic showdown ticket

June 11, 2019 | 602 views | Leave a comment

The Green Army marched into the semi-final of the FIH Series Finals with the minimum of fuss as their 11-0 win over Singapore at Banbridge puts them one win away from a guaranteed direct Olympic qualifier tie.

Glens and Brennan sign off with great flourish in Wettingen

Glens and Brennan sign off with great flourish in Wettingen

June 10, 2019 | 565 views | Leave a comment

Joe Brennan signed off on his playing career with a rare goal as he slammed home a penalty corner rebound for Glenanne to start a remarkable run of six late goals to earn a 9-3 win over Bohemians Prague on Monday morning.

O’Flanagan’s quartet crowns complete performance from Ireland over Czechs

O’Flanagan’s quartet crowns complete performance from Ireland over Czechs

June 9, 2019 | 482 views | Leave a comment

Anna O’Flanagan’s quartet of goals saw Ireland move to the brink of an FIH Series Finals semi-final spot as the put in a breathtaking 8-1 win over the Czech Republic on day two at Banbridge.

Glens set for seventh place playoff after Casa Pia loss

Glens set for seventh place playoff after Casa Pia loss

June 9, 2019 | 307 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne will play for seventh place early on Monday morning after they fell to Portuguese champions Casa Pia Atletico Clube on day three of the men’s EuroHockey Trophy in Wettingen.

Glenanne fall to EuroHockey Trophy defeat to hosts

Glenanne fall to EuroHockey Trophy defeat to hosts

June 8, 2019 | 283 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne’s chances of reaching the EuroHockey Club Trophy final came to an end at the hands of hosts Rotweiss Wettingen in Switzerland.