Wilson’s Olympic vision comes into focus at Banbridge

Wilson’s Olympic vision comes into focus at Banbridge

June 6, 2019 | 563 views | Leave a comment

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.

Glens facing tough Swiss test in pursuit of second Irish EHL ticket

Glens facing tough Swiss test in pursuit of second Irish EHL ticket

June 5, 2019 | 684 views | Leave a comment

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.

Junior Green Army end second in Four Nations

Junior Green Army end second in Four Nations

June 4, 2019 | 246 views | Leave a comment

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.

O’Donoghue strike not enough as France strike late

O’Donoghue strike not enough as France strike late

June 4, 2019 | 243 views | Leave a comment

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.

Barry goal puts Ireland on course for U21 final as senior men face France

Barry goal puts Ireland on course for U21 final as senior men face France

June 4, 2019 | 447 views | Leave a comment

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

BBC SPORT NI to stream live Ireland Women’s matches at the FIH Hockey Series

BBC SPORT NI to stream live Ireland Women’s matches at the FIH Hockey Series

June 3, 2019 | 1,051 views | Leave a comment

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.

Junior Green Army look to pin down final berth against Canada

Junior Green Army look to pin down final berth against Canada

June 3, 2019 | 406 views | Leave a comment

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.

Hawkshaw, Barr and Buckley set for major tournament debuts

Hawkshaw, Barr and Buckley set for major tournament debuts

May 31, 2019 | 1,048 views | Leave a comment

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.

Junior Green Army ready for key Four Nations preparation matches

Junior Green Army ready for key Four Nations preparation matches

May 30, 2019 | 548 views | Leave a comment

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.

O’Flanagan says Grundie’s calming effect a perfect match for Green Army

O’Flanagan says Grundie’s calming effect a perfect match for Green Army

May 30, 2019 | 709 views | Leave a comment

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.

Jackson relishes Irish return as Green Machine make it two from two

Jackson relishes Irish return as Green Machine make it two from two

May 28, 2019 | 477 views | Leave a comment

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.

Five-star Ireland start summer series on a high note

Five-star Ireland start summer series on a high note

May 27, 2019 | 158 views | Leave a comment

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.

Bacchus closes current Green Army chapter of long-term Irish love affair

Bacchus closes current Green Army chapter of long-term Irish love affair

May 23, 2019 | 938 views | Leave a comment

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.

Dancer enjoys “weird” induction after Shaw information-swap

Dancer enjoys “weird” induction after Shaw information-swap

May 23, 2019 | 541 views | Leave a comment

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.

Green Machine to host fun clinic post-USA test

Green Machine to host fun clinic post-USA test

May 23, 2019 | 356 views | Leave a comment

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 announce four-year investment in Irish women’s team

Park Developments announce four-year investment in Irish women’s team

May 20, 2019 | 16 views | Leave a comment

Park Developments, one of Ireland’s leading property development groups has announced an investment in Irish Women’s Hockey over the next four years.

PSi Showdown expands as Gormanston all set for three-day indoor hockey carnival

PSi Showdown expands as Gormanston all set for three-day indoor hockey carnival

May 17, 2019 | 521 views | Leave a comment

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.

Dancer set for Belfast-base for Green Army rein

Dancer set for Belfast-base for Green Army rein

May 15, 2019 | 837 views | Leave a comment

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

Portrane celebrate 100th season in style

Portrane celebrate 100th season in style

May 14, 2019 | 479 views | Leave a comment

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.

Davy Frazer steps down as Belfast Harlequins coach

Davy Frazer steps down as Belfast Harlequins coach

May 13, 2019 | 639 views | Leave a comment

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.

Jackson to return while Madeley set for ranking tournament debut

Jackson to return while Madeley set for ranking tournament debut

May 13, 2019 | 678 views | Leave a comment

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.

Super sixth trophy for Rovers who pay tribute to Denham’s influence

Super sixth trophy for Rovers who pay tribute to Denham’s influence

May 12, 2019 | 586 views | Leave a comment

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

Mighty Quins add to list of amazing comebacks to win second Irish Senior Cup

Mighty Quins add to list of amazing comebacks to win second Irish Senior Cup

May 12, 2019 | 327 views | Leave a comment

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.

Cantor Fitzgerald to sponsor women’s Under-21 tournament

Cantor Fitzgerald to sponsor women’s Under-21 tournament

May 10, 2019 | 619 views | Leave a comment

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 stars set to shine in Cork Harlequins/Loreto ISC final showdown

New stars set to shine in Cork Harlequins/Loreto ISC final showdown

May 10, 2019 | 669 views | Leave a comment

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).

Rovers hoping to sign off in style as Garvey plan Grange Road ISC final ambush

Rovers hoping to sign off in style as Garvey plan Grange Road ISC final ambush

May 10, 2019 | 325 views | Leave a comment

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)

Glass full of memories as Pegs legend retires

Glass full of memories as Pegs legend retires

May 8, 2019 | 431 views | Leave a comment

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.

Tumilty steps down after trophy-laden spell at Bann

Tumilty steps down after trophy-laden spell at Bann

May 6, 2019 | 731 views | Leave a comment

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 going up and ambitious to push on in men’s EYHL

UCD going up and ambitious to push on in men’s EYHL

May 6, 2019 | 1,004 views | Leave a comment

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.

Rovers winning streak continues with third successive EY Champs Trophy

Rovers winning streak continues with third successive EY Champs Trophy

May 5, 2019 | 524 views | Leave a comment

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 snatch EY Champions Trophy title from Loreto’s graps

Pegasus snatch EY Champions Trophy title from Loreto’s graps

May 5, 2019 | 493 views | Leave a comment

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.

McLoughlin’s masterclass keeps Muckross up in the EYHL

McLoughlin’s masterclass keeps Muckross up in the EYHL

May 5, 2019 | 793 views | Leave a comment

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.

Garvey and Three Rock set up pair of national final showdowns

Garvey and Three Rock set up pair of national final showdowns

May 4, 2019 | 878 views | Leave a comment

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 and Loreto advance to women’s EY Champs Trophy final

Pegasus and Loreto advance to women’s EY Champs Trophy final

May 4, 2019 | 610 views | Leave a comment

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

UCD and Loreto hope to continue Leinster control of women’s Champs Trophy as Pegs plan without McCay

UCD and Loreto hope to continue Leinster control of women’s Champs Trophy as Pegs plan without McCay

May 3, 2019 | 440 views | Leave a comment

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.

Home advantage a huge factor for men’s EY Champs Trophy at Banbridge

Home advantage a huge factor for men’s EY Champs Trophy at Banbridge

May 3, 2019 | 446 views | Leave a comment

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.

Green Army match preparations curtailed as Canada withdraw from series

Green Army match preparations curtailed as Canada withdraw from series

May 3, 2019 | 414 views | Leave a comment

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 finally get over the line to reach the EYHL

Corinthian finally get over the line to reach the EYHL

April 28, 2019 | 1,324 views | Leave a comment

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.

Upton top-ranking Insta add to Limerick’s special year with EYHL2 glory

Upton top-ranking Insta add to Limerick’s special year with EYHL2 glory

April 28, 2019 | 729 views | Leave a comment

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.

Corinthian to face UCD and Queen’s earn shot at Insta in EYHL2 finals

Corinthian to face UCD and Queen’s earn shot at Insta in EYHL2 finals

April 28, 2019 | 863 views | Leave a comment

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

Harlequins nick Champs Trophy place as Ards relegated and Muckross pin down playoff shot

Harlequins nick Champs Trophy place as Ards relegated and Muckross pin down playoff shot

April 28, 2019 | 685 views | Leave a comment

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.

YM survive, C of I fight on as Cookstown relegated

YM survive, C of I fight on as Cookstown relegated

April 28, 2019 | 675 views | Leave a comment

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

Champions Trophy and relegation battle intertwine on final day of women’s EYHL

Champions Trophy and relegation battle intertwine on final day of women’s EYHL

April 26, 2019 | 840 views | Leave a comment

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.

Three in the relegation mix for monumental final tussle in men’s EYHL

Three in the relegation mix for monumental final tussle in men’s EYHL

April 26, 2019 | 739 views | Leave a comment

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.

Sean Dancer appointed as the new Green Army coach

Sean Dancer appointed as the new Green Army coach

April 25, 2019 | 285 views | Leave a comment

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 end on a high to boost Irish hopes of retaining top tier place

Loreto end on a high to boost Irish hopes of retaining top tier place

April 22, 2019 | 941 views | Leave a comment

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.

Reds revel in second half of season to win Leinster Division One

Reds revel in second half of season to win Leinster Division One

April 22, 2019 | 535 views | Leave a comment

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 to battle for seventh as UCD still in gold contention

Loreto to battle for seventh as UCD still in gold contention

April 21, 2019 | 515 views | Leave a comment

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 go close to victory over Holcs as Loreto and TRR lose in Euro challenges

UCD go close to victory over Holcs as Loreto and TRR lose in Euro challenges

April 19, 2019 | 727 views | Leave a comment

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 and UCD ready for European challenges

Loreto and UCD ready for European challenges

April 18, 2019 | 362 views | Leave a comment

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.