Ireland look to next challenge after narrow England loss

Ireland look to next challenge after narrow England loss

July 29, 2018 | 130 views | Leave a comment

The disappointment of Ireland’s first loss of the World Cup in London is unlikely to linger too long over the Green Army camp as they quickly turn their focus to a date with either India or Italy

Ireland and France tie in final Four Nations tie

Ireland and France tie in final Four Nations tie

July 29, 2018 | 113 views | Leave a comment

Ireland closed out the Real Four Nations series in Dusseldorf with a 2-2 draw against France in a tight game, leading twice but ultimately being pegged back.

Anything is possible as Ireland look to keep bandwagon rolling against England

Anything is possible as Ireland look to keep bandwagon rolling against England

July 29, 2018 | 778 views | Leave a comment

In the annals of Irish women’s hockey, there are precious few wins over England on the ledger but such is the bouyant mood around the camp, skipper Katie Mullan says “anything is possible”.

Four German second half goals sees off Ireland

Four German second half goals sees off Ireland

July 27, 2018 | 307 views | Leave a comment

Four second half goals saw Germany pull away from Ireland at the Four Nations Cup in Dusseldorf on a day when Callum Robson became the latest Irish international.

Argentina take opening game laurels in Dusseldorf

Argentina take opening game laurels in Dusseldorf

July 26, 2018 | 563 views | Leave a comment

Argentina took the laurels in the opening game of the Real Four Nations in Düsseldorf this evening, beating Ireland’s men – who had Ryan Getty making his debut.

The Green Army dream lives on as quarter-final beckons

The Green Army dream lives on as quarter-final beckons

July 26, 2018 | 714 views | Leave a comment

The incredible dream lives on. Anna O’Flanagan’s 13th minute corner deflection sent the sport into a new stratosphere as a gritty dog-fight saw Ireland grasp an incredible top spot in Pool B at the Hockey World Cup.

Ireland get further boost as England and US draw

Ireland get further boost as England and US draw

July 25, 2018 | 303 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women could become the first side to reach the World Cup quarter-finals if they can land their second successive victory in London on Thursday afternoon when they take on India.

Ireland savour the moment with magical World Cup win over US

Ireland savour the moment with magical World Cup win over US

July 24, 2018 | 354 views | Leave a comment

Deirdre Duke’s glorious counter-strikes sent Ireland’s women into dreamland as they won their first World Cup tie in 16 years with a breathtaking 3-1 win over USA on Saturday evening in London.

Cox a major coup for Irish senior men’s team

Cox a major coup for Irish senior men’s team

July 24, 2018 | 639 views | Leave a comment

Irish hockey have secured a major coup with the announcement of Alexander Cox as the new senior men’s coach for the upcoming World Cup campaign and the hope he can be pinned down on a longer-term basis. The vacancy came up following Craig Fulton’s shock decision to depart the role he had made his own […]

Irish Under-18s pull massive final day results out of the fire to retain top tier status

Irish Under-18s pull massive final day results out of the fire to retain top tier status

July 21, 2018 | 921 views | Leave a comment

On a special night for Irish hockey, both the Irish U-18 boys and girls produced final day wins to rescue their place in the top tier of European competition, finishing in sixth place overall in their respective tournaments

Deirdre Duke – Women’s World Cup profile

Deirdre Duke – Women’s World Cup profile

July 21, 2018 | 587 views | Comments (1)

The rangy forward has been around the squad for the most part since late 2014, playing a pivotal role in the 2015 EuroHockey Championships II success in Prague

Katie Mullan – Women’s World Cup profile

Katie Mullan – Women’s World Cup profile

July 21, 2018 | 472 views | Leave a comment

Katie Mullan took over the captaincy in the wake of Megan Frazer’s injury travails and provides a strong presence in either the forward or midfield lines where she has been used at different intervals.

Nikki Evans – Women’s World Cup squad

Nikki Evans – Women’s World Cup squad

July 21, 2018 | 362 views | Leave a comment

Nikki Evans comes into the World Cup off the back of a memorable season with German side UHC Hamburg, helping them to silver medals in the national championship as well as the European Club Cup.

Anna O’Flanagan – Women’s World Cup squad

Anna O’Flanagan – Women’s World Cup squad

July 21, 2018 | 499 views | Leave a comment

Anna O’Flanagan is quickly closing in on the national goalscoring record of 65 – held by Lynsey McVicker – and will hope she can hit that mark during the World Cup.

Nicci Daly – Women’s World Cup profile

Nicci Daly – Women’s World Cup profile

July 21, 2018 | 478 views | Leave a comment

A speedster with skills to burn, Nicci Daly is hoping she can overcome a foot injury to take up her place in the Irish panel for the World Cup.

Megan Frazer – Women’s World Cup profile

Megan Frazer – Women’s World Cup profile

July 21, 2018 | 357 views | Leave a comment

One of the most talented players Ireland have ever produced, Irish coach Graham Shaw will hope Megan Frazer can put her injury woes behind her after a nightmare 20-month run.

Roisin Upton – Women’s World Cup profile

Roisin Upton – Women’s World Cup profile

July 21, 2018 | 410 views | Leave a comment

Roisin Upton is a relative newcomer to the Irish team, making her debut in November 2016 before establishing herself as one of the driving forces in either midfield or defence.

Gillian Pinder – Women’s World Cup squad

Gillian Pinder – Women’s World Cup squad

July 21, 2018 | 737 views | Leave a comment

A wonderful, floating midfielder, Gillian Pinder has deceptive pace and an ability to ghost away from opponents in the blink of an eye.

Chloe Watkins – Women’s World Cup Squad

Chloe Watkins – Women’s World Cup Squad

July 21, 2018 | 2,201 views | Leave a comment

Chloe Watkins is part of a hockey dynasty, becoming an Irish international alongside her brother Gareth and father Gordon.

Ali Meeke – Women’s World Cup profiles

Ali Meeke – Women’s World Cup profiles

July 21, 2018 | 542 views | Leave a comment

A utility player who can do a job in both defence and midfield, Ali Meeke has some of the trickiest skills in the squad with an ability to wriggle out of most situations.

Lizzie Colvin – Women’s World Cup squad

Lizzie Colvin – Women’s World Cup squad

July 21, 2018 | 340 views | Leave a comment

Lizzie Colvin does not score many but her super strike against India last summer was the goal that ultimately put Ireland through to the World Cup.

Hannah Matthews – Women’s World Cup squad

Hannah Matthews – Women’s World Cup squad

July 21, 2018 | 925 views | Leave a comment

Daughter of Irish rugby international Phillip, Hannah Matthews reached her 100th international cap in June in the series against Canada at Serpentine Avenue.

Shirley McCay – Women’s World Cup squad

Shirley McCay – Women’s World Cup squad

July 21, 2018 | 313 views | Leave a comment

The most capped female sportswoman in Ireland, Shirley McCay is now in her 11th year as part of the Irish team, providing a wealth of experience and a tenacious attitude

Zoe Wilson – Women’s World Cup squad

Zoe Wilson – Women’s World Cup squad

July 21, 2018 | 379 views | Leave a comment

Zoe Wilson has been a key component of the Irish defence since she broke into the team in 2016 following a season in the US with Syracuse University where she won an NCAA Championship.

Yvonne O’Byrne – Women’s World Cup squad

Yvonne O’Byrne – Women’s World Cup squad

July 21, 2018 | 317 views | Leave a comment

The dynamic defender has been a pivotal part of the Irish side since her major tournament debut in 2015 at the Olympic qualifying tournament in Valencia – the World League Semi-Final.

Lena Tice – Women’s World Cup squad

Lena Tice – Women’s World Cup squad

July 21, 2018 | 439 views | Leave a comment

Despite her tender years, Lena Tice is already closing in on a combined 100 caps across cricket and hockey.

Grace O’Flanagan – Women’s World Cup squad

Grace O’Flanagan – Women’s World Cup squad

July 21, 2018 | 370 views | Leave a comment

Grace O’Flanagan played a vital role in Ireland’s qualification for the World Cup when she famously saved a penalty stroke with her first touch against India at the World League Semi-Finals in Cape Town

Ayeisha McFerran – Women’s World Cup squad

Ayeisha McFerran – Women’s World Cup squad

July 21, 2018 | 904 views | Leave a comment

Ayeisha McFerran became the youngest goalkeeper to play for Ireland when she lined out against Spain in January 2014 a day after her 18th birthday.

Long-time coming as Ireland ready for historic World Cup journey

Long-time coming as Ireland ready for historic World Cup journey

July 21, 2018 | 459 views | Leave a comment

The repetition of “it’s our time” has been emanating from many of the Irish women’s media interviews as they zone in on a first World Cup appearance since 2002.

Five-star Irish U-18s keep alive survival hopes at Euros

Five-star Irish U-18s keep alive survival hopes at Euros

July 21, 2018 | 541 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-18 boys gave themselves a chance at avoiding relegation from the European top tier as they beat Poland 5-0 in Santander.

Daly’s dual passion driving her on for World Cup

Daly’s dual passion driving her on for World Cup

July 19, 2018 | 457 views | Leave a comment

A lifetime in the making, the multiple sporting strands of Nicci Daly’s life reach an incredible crescendo this month.

Ards seek new coach after Grundie ends 13-year tenure

Ards seek new coach after Grundie ends 13-year tenure

July 19, 2018 | 384 views | Leave a comment

Ards Ladies Hockey Club are looking for a coach for 2018-19 season for their first team. It follows Gareth Grundie’s decision to step down from the role after 13 years at the helm

When hockey came home to Ireland – the joys of Dublin 1994

When hockey came home to Ireland – the joys of Dublin 1994

July 18, 2018 | 1,730 views | Leave a comment

On the eve of the 2018 women’s World Cup, John Flack takes a trip down memory lane, looking back on Ireland’s World Cup adventures in 1994 and 2002

Under-23s caught late to tie with GB; U-18s frustrated; Chambers keeps on firing

Under-23s caught late to tie with GB; U-18s frustrated; Chambers keeps on firing

July 18, 2018 | 607 views | Leave a comment

The Irish underage international sides had another tough day at their respective tournaments with two draws gleaned from the six games played across the continent.

Rovers’ Barcelona opponents known but Euro indoor tournament cancelled

Rovers’ Barcelona opponents known but Euro indoor tournament cancelled

July 17, 2018 | 604 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers found out one leg of their European season but also had a disappointment with the news they will not have a Euro indoor competition to look forward to in 2019.

Under-23 women and U-16 boys pick off strong wins

Under-23 women and U-16 boys pick off strong wins

July 17, 2018 | 365 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-23 women and Under-16 boys both enjoyed strong wins on Tuesday afternoon as they got the best of Canada and England, respectively, in their Six Nations tournaments.

Pratt and Burns combo crowns great win over Belarus

Pratt and Burns combo crowns great win over Belarus

July 16, 2018 | 496 views | Leave a comment

Yasmin Pratt’s glorious combination with Alex Burns saw Ireland’s Under-18 girls crown an excellent 3-1 victory over Belarus to get off the mark and raise hopes of a semi-final spot at the Euros in Santander.

Jersey presentation marks start of special week for Irish women

Jersey presentation marks start of special week for Irish women

July 16, 2018 | 446 views | Leave a comment

Nine months on from World Cup qualification, Irish coach Graham Shaw says Friday evening’s jersey presentation very much felt like “the start” of the competition proper.

Tough opening weekend for junior age group teams

Tough opening weekend for junior age group teams

July 15, 2018 | 748 views | Leave a comment

The Irish underage sides endured a tough weekend on the results front with eight losses from eight outings against strong opposition at tournaments in Antwerp, Santander and Cork.

Irish leg of World Cup prep ends with Italy draw

Irish leg of World Cup prep ends with Italy draw

July 15, 2018 | 277 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women completed their home World Cup preparations with a feisty and open 2-2 draw against an aggressive and loud Italian side at Pembroke.

Junior Age Groups begin series of 30 fixtures this week

Junior Age Groups begin series of 30 fixtures this week

July 14, 2018 | 422 views | Leave a comment

The Irish underage teams begin a series of over 30 games this week with the Under-23s in Belgium, the Under-18s at the European Championships in Santander and the Under-16s hosting a Six Nations in Cork.

Ireland fall to surprise US loss as Bessell outlines coaching situation

Ireland fall to surprise US loss as Bessell outlines coaching situation

July 14, 2018 | 714 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men fell to something of a shock loss to USA at Belfield as two goals in the closing eight minutes saw them succumb to the visitors.

Ireland take Route 66 to cruise past USA

Ireland take Route 66 to cruise past USA

July 12, 2018 | 623 views | Leave a comment

Ireland eased to a facile 5-1 win over USA at Belfield with John Bessell taking the coaching role for the night with two goals in the first 66 seconds setting up the success.

Beatty cracker gives Ireland 1-0 win over Chile

Beatty cracker gives Ireland 1-0 win over Chile

July 12, 2018 | 377 views | Leave a comment

Megan Frazer made her first appearance for Ireland in over two years as they continued their World Cup warm-up with a 1-0 win over Chile at Belfield

Belfield to host Thursday night international double-header

Belfield to host Thursday night international double-header

July 10, 2018 | 578 views | Leave a comment

Belfield will host its first international hockey matches since October 2015 on Thursday evening as a late stand-in venue with the Irish women and men lining out in a double-header.

Monkstown confirm coaching line-up for 2018/19

Monkstown confirm coaching line-up for 2018/19

July 10, 2018 | 1,383 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown have appointed both men’s and women’s new first team coaches for the upcoming season as they prepare for the new campaign.

U-18 and 16 girls warm up for Euro battles with five wins from six over Scotland

U-18 and 16 girls warm up for Euro battles with five wins from six over Scotland

July 8, 2018 | 571 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-16s and 18s won five out of six games with Scotland over the weekend at Jordanstown, warming up for their big summer tournaments in great style.

Matthews’ last minute corner nicks victory over Japan

Matthews’ last minute corner nicks victory over Japan

July 8, 2018 | 145 views | Leave a comment

Anna O’Flanagan’s last minute goal saw Ireland’s women complete the Cork leg of their World Cup preparation with an upbeat 2-1 win over Japan at the Mardyke.

IHL2 groups and season’s schedule laid out for 2018/19

IHL2 groups and season’s schedule laid out for 2018/19

July 7, 2018 | 1,384 views | Leave a comment

The pools for the inaugural Irish Hockey League Division 2 have been laid out as the new competition, designed to bridge the gap between the provincial and EY Hockey Leagues.

Ovington signed up for Old Alex return

Ovington signed up for Old Alex return

July 7, 2018 | 782 views | Leave a comment

Old Alex will welcome back Ivan Ovington as their head coach for their maiden season in the women’s EY Hockey League, taking over the reins from Nicky King.