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.
Ireland’s pre-European Championship preparations took a marked step forward as they hammered Italy 7-0 at Stormont in the driving rain.
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 Hockey have appointed Nasir Munir as Performance Director for the club – both senior and junior sections – and as Head Coach of the first team.
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 […]
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 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.
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
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 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
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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’s women fell to a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Scotland in the last game of the three-match series at Stormont on Tuesday.
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 […]
Ireland’s youth teams felt the Oranje heat as they endured five losses to the Dutch powerhouses in Valencia and Eindhoven on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Banbridge have all confirmed new head coaches for the 2019/20 EY Hockey League campaigns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
“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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Luke Madeley is raring to go to finally making his world ranking tournament debut at the FIH Series Finals this weekend in Le Touquet.
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.
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.
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.
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’s chances of reaching the EuroHockey Club Trophy final came to an end at the hands of hosts Rotweiss Wettingen in Switzerland.