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 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.
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 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 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 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’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.
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.
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 […]
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
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 is part of a hockey dynasty, becoming an Irish international alongside her brother Gareth and father Gordon.
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 does not score many but her super strike against India last summer was the goal that ultimately put Ireland through to the World Cup.
Daughter of Irish rugby international Phillip, Hannah Matthews reached her 100th international cap in June in the series against Canada at Serpentine Avenue.
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 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.
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.
Despite her tender years, Lena Tice is already closing in on a combined 100 caps across cricket and hockey.
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 became the youngest goalkeeper to play for Ireland when she lined out against Spain in January 2014 a day after her 18th birthday.
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.
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.
A lifetime in the making, the multiple sporting strands of Nicci Daly’s life reach an incredible crescendo this month.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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 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.
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 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 have appointed both men’s and women’s new first team coaches for the upcoming season as they prepare for the new campaign.
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.
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.
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.
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.