The sight of Antrim woman Zoe Wilson wearing a broad smile and proudly peering through a pair of goggles while clutching her silver medal was among the many unforgettable images at the women’s World Cup in London last August, writes John Flack.
Joe Brennan is anticipating a huge challenge as his Glenanne side take on Belarussian, Swiss and Portuguese opposition in the group stages of the EuroHockey Club Trophy in Wettingen this weekend.
The Irish Under-21 women were left frustrated as they lost 1-0 to India in the final of their Cantor Fitzgerald Four Nations tournament at Serpentine Avenue, settling for silver in the end.
Ireland’s men succumbed to a final hooter Hugo Genestet corner goal to draw the opening game of their series with France at Lisnagarvey 1-1.
Michelle Barry’s single goal proved just about enough to see the Irish Under-21 women through to the final of the Cantor Fitzgerald Under-21 Four Nations tournament; Ireland’s men set for French tests
The quest for a women’s place at the Olympic Games for the first time ever begins for Ireland with the eight-nation tournament. All of Ireland’s games will be streamed live on the BBC Sport NI website.
Ireland’s Under-21 women go into their final Cantor Fitzgerald Four Nations tournament group game against Canada (3.30pm, Pembroke) on Monday with a draw or win ensuring them a place in Tuesday’s final against India.
Sarah Hawkshaw, Bethany Barr and Emma Buckley are all set for their world ranking tournament debuts as they made the final cut for next week’s FIH Series Finals in Banbridge.
Dave Passmore’s Junior Green Army will play a key tournament in their Junior EuroHockey Championship preparations at the Cantor Fitzgerald Four Nations at Serpentine Avenue.
Anna O’Flanagan says Gareth Grundie’s calm, composed demeanour will complement the Green Army’s exuberant outlook for the FIH Series Finals in Banbridge next week.
Penalty corner goals from Shane O’Donoghue and Luke Madeley saw Ireland’s men complete a 2-0 win over USA at Serpentine Avenue, adding to Friday’s 5-0 success over the same opposition.
The summer of International hockey got off to a great start at Serpentine Avenue on Friday evening as an impressive Ireland team overcame the USA 5 -0 in the first of a two-match series.
After four summers with the Irish women’s squad, Colin “Bacchus” Stewart has decided this “chapter was over” as he looks forward to new challenges.
Sean Dancer says he had a “weird” induction to the Irish women’s hockey team as the man taking over his old job, Graham Shaw, was the man showing him the ropes.
Ireland’s men are encouraging children to bring their sticks along to their Friday night match against USA to take part in a special fun, post-match clinic, free for all comers.
Park Developments, one of Ireland’s leading property development groups has announced an investment in Irish Women’s Hockey over the next four years.
The Pro Series Indoor Showdown has expanded to feature 25 teams and 100 matches over three days in June as Gormanston Park braces itself for the second year of the indoor carnival.
Ireland women’s hockey head coach Sean Dancer will be based in Belfast in a departure from the norm as he prepares to take over the reins from Graham Shaw
All roads on the peninsula led to the Shoreline Hotel, Donabate, for the much-anticipated celebration of Portrane Hockey Club’s Centenary earlier this month.
Belfast Harlequins are on the lookout for a new head coach following the resignation of Davy Frazer after four seasons in charge, writes John Flack.
Alexander Cox has rung the changes in the Irish men’s squad for the next stage in the Olympic qualifying process – June’s FIH Series Finals in Le Touquet, France – with six changes from December’s World Cup line-up.
Having won six trophies for a second successive season, the old hands around Grange Road were struggling to recall a run of results quite like it as they signed off their season with Irish Senior Cup glory, their sixth trophy of the season
Cork Harlequins won the women’s Irish Senior Cup for just the second time as they added to this week’s list of remarkable comebacks by coming from 2-0 down to defeat Loreto in a shoot-out.
Investment firm Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland has been confirmed as title sponsor for the Under-21 Women’s tournament being hosted from 31 May to 4 June at Pembroke Wanderers.
New potential stars will get their chance to shine as the women’s Irish Senior Cup final will see both Cork Harlequins and Loreto shorn of some of their biggest names for the showdown at Grange Road on Saturday (1.30pm).
A forceful contingent of the Three Rock Rovers trophy-gathering machine are hoping to sign off with one more victory before heading for pastures new as they meet Lisnagarvey in the men’s Irish Senior Cup final on Saturday (3.45pm, Grange Road)
Pamela Glass has been reflecting on her decision to retire from first team hockey after a glittering career with club and country spanning a quarter of a century.
Banbridge have confirmed that Mark Tumilty has stepped down from his role as head coach of the men’s first team following last Saturday’s EY Champions Trophy semi-final game at Havelock Park.
UCD won a crazy EY Hockey League promotion/relegation playoff to earn a place back in the top tier, relegation Cork C of I to EYHL Division 2 for next season.
Three Rock Rovers claimed a third successive EY Champions Trophy as they warded off regular season champions Lisnagarvey, continuing their incredible run of wins in one-off matches.
Pegasus backed up their EY Hockey League victory with a dramatic shoot-out win over Loreto to win the EY Champions Trophy for the first time.
Ellie McLoughlin produced a shoot-out masterclass to preserve Muckross’s place in the women’s EY Hockey League for a second season as they saw off Queen’s in the promotion/relegation playoff.
Lisnagarvey will meet Three Rock Rovers in both of the national finals after the two clubs advanced to the EY Champions Trophy final with semi-final wins at Havelock Park. Garvey eliminated Glenanne while Rovers saw off hosts Banbridge, meaning they will meet in Sunday’s decider in this competition before meeting once again next week in […]
Pegasus will meet Loreto in the women’s EY Champions Trophy final on Sunday at Banbridge’s Havelock Park after they both won 2-1 in their semi-finals, seeing off Cork Harlequins and UCD, respectively
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UCD and Loreto will both be hoping to be the side to continue Leinster clubs’ dominance in the women’s EY Champions Trophy with the title remaining in the province since its inauguration in 2016 with Pegasus and Cork Harlequins looking to break that run.
When you are hosting a party, the last thing you want is to have to leave early while the rest of the guests enjoy themselves and that’s the case with Banbridge this weekend as they prepare for the Champions Trophy event at Havelock Park.
Ireland’s preparations for the first stage of the women’s 2020 Olympic qualifying process have received a set back with news that Canada will now not be travelling for four internationals which were due to take place shortly before the tournament gets underway next month.
Corinthian summoned an incredible late salvo to finally earn promotion to the EY Hockey League after a series of close-run charges to the national division.
A Roisin Upton-inspired Catholic Institute fought back to win the women’s EYHL Division 2 final following a breathtaking contest with Queen’s that went to a 3-3 draw and subsequently a sudden death shoot-out.
A Leinster side is guaranteed promotion to the men’s EY Hockey League at the expense of Cookstown after Corinthian and UCD advanced to the final of EYHL2; Catholic Institute take on Queen’s in the women’s EYHL2 decider
Cork Harlequins snagged the fourth EY Champions Trophy ticket while Muckross took the relegation playoff place, condemning Ards to the Ulster Premier League following a dramatic final day in the women’s EY Hockey League.
YMCA’s 2-0 win over Pembroke saw them avoid relegation; Cork C of I drew with TRR to earn a playoff while Cookstown went down after a loss to Banbridge on a lively final day of action in the men’s EYHL
Two issues remain to be resolved on the final day of the women’s EY Hockey League with the last Champions Trophy spot and the relegation resolution on the line.
Cork C of I, Cookstown and YMCA’s monumental relegation tussle will take the major focus on the final day of the men’s EY Hockey League with just one point separating the sides.
Ireland and New Zealand’s exchange of coaching know-how is set to continue with Sean Dancer swapping hemispheres to take on the role as Green Army head coach.
Loreto gave Ireland’s hopes of retaining their place at the top table of European hockey a big boost as two goals in a 35 second spell saw them beat Belarus’s Ritm Grodno 2-1 in Amsterdam.
Corinthian capped off their league season with a 2-0 win over Trinity to take Leinster League Division One honours, putting them in great shape for next weekend’s EYHL promotion playoffs.
Loreto will battle for seventh place in the women’s EuroHockey Club Cup while UCD are right in the mix for a potential final place in the Trophy following Saturday’s action in continental competition.
UCD produced the performance of the day from an Irish perspective in the EuroHockey competitions as they drew 1-1 with hosts Holcombe in Kent in the Trophy.
Loreto face the toughest possible quarter-final in the EuroHockey Club Cup as they look to dethrone Den Bosch, the dominant force for almost 20 years, when they meet in Amsterdam.