While Mark Tumilty only dropped the “interim” part of his title of Irish men’s head coach this week, the former Banbridge boss has already laid plenty of groundwork for his tenure, assessing almost 70 potential players to date.
While last Thursday’s deferral of the EY Hockey League’s has seen many at the top end of the game question what esteem Ireland’s top competition holds locally, David Harte is enduring the same travails in the Netherlands.
Bronwyn O’Donnell says sport has given her so much in life that she is “more than happy to give back” her time as part of Irish sport’s incredible volunteer army.
Ambitious Bray are hopeful Nasir Munir can help raise the bar further in north Wicklow following his appointment as men’s first team coach and the club’s coaching director.
Megan Frazer says “friend for life” Arlene Boyles will be hugely missed around the Irish women’s camp following her decision to step back from the managerial role this month.
Ronan Gormley has landed a huge first head coaching job as the former Irish captain has been co-opted to take on the top job at Crefelder HTC in the German Bundesliga.
David Harte says he hopes to see the Tokyo Olympics postponed until later in 2020 to give all athletes involved “peace of mind” amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
FIH CEO Thierry Weil has rejected calls from Hockey Ireland for a review of the video referral system, prompted by the Irish men’s loss to Canada which denied them a place at Tokyo 2020.
“Hopefully I showed there is a chance to play for Ireland and we will see people from smaller clubs and schools coming through, believing they can wear the green shirt if they work hard enough and don’t give up.” Chris Cargo on his Irish legacy
Loreto were named the European Hockey Federation Large Club of the Year for their Hockey Mums project while Ballymoney earned the Small Club of the Year prize for increasing opportunities for Under-11 and 13 boys in playing the game.
Michael Houghton says he has hit upon a framework that will play a key role in building a long-lasting dividend from the Irish hockey’s recent successes.
Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions has announced a four-year sponsorship agreement with the Irish Hockey Umpires Association (IHUA).
The Irish Hockey Umpires Association (IHUA) is delighted to announce that it has signed an exciting clothing partnership with Specialist Sports Limited, the exclusive distributor for Adidas hockey equipment in the UK and Ireland.
New coach Mark Tumilty says it is crucial to get the Irish men’s side back playing with a smile on their face for the helter-skelter six-week preparation phase for the Olympic qualifiers in west Vancouver against Canada.
Blood, sweat and tears: Jackson eye still on the prize after 250 caps as sixth Euro campaigns beckonAugust 15, 2019 | 1,251 views |
“I’ve just got to be grateful Bruce has such a soft forehead!” Eight years ago, as his eye slowly made its way back into place over the course of three weeks, it is unlikely John Jackson could have envisaged playing his 250th international cap in the lead-up to the 2019 EuroHockey Championships. He became just […]
New Irish coach Sean Dancer says there will be a “couple of tricks up our sleeve” when the Green Army take on England and his long-time mentor on Sunday in his first world ranking game in charge.
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.
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
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.
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.