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Tumilty casting the net wide to get Green Machine motoring again

Tumilty casting the net wide to get Green Machine motoring again

October 23, 2020 | 1,441 views | Leave a comment

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.

Kick in the teeth for Harte as Hoofdklasse considered ‘amateur’ competition

Kick in the teeth for Harte as Hoofdklasse considered ‘amateur’ competition

October 21, 2020 | 947 views | Leave a comment

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.

Loreto’s O’Donnell more than happy to give back after all hockey has given to her

Loreto’s O’Donnell more than happy to give back after all hockey has given to her

September 22, 2020 | 1,205 views | Leave a comment

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 keen to raise the bar in north Wicklow

Ambitious Bray keen to raise the bar in north Wicklow

August 26, 2020 | 1,947 views | Leave a comment

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.

Frazer hails “friend for life” Boyles’ vital influence

Frazer hails “friend for life” Boyles’ vital influence

August 4, 2020 | 1,863 views | Leave a comment

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.

Gormley’s shock call to take on top Bundesliga coaching job

Gormley’s shock call to take on top Bundesliga coaching job

June 25, 2020 | 3,788 views | Leave a comment

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.

Harte believes Olympic postponement needed for athletes’ peace of mind

Harte believes Olympic postponement needed for athletes’ peace of mind

March 21, 2020 | 4,005 views | Leave a comment

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 reject Hockey Ireland calls for a review of video referral system

FIH reject Hockey Ireland calls for a review of video referral system

January 25, 2020 | 356 views | Leave a comment

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.

Cargo’s life-changing opportunity an inspiration for future stars as Bangor man retires

Cargo’s life-changing opportunity an inspiration for future stars as Bangor man retires

January 6, 2020 | 1,011 views | Leave a comment

“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 and Ballymoney win EHF Club of the Year awards

Loreto and Ballymoney win EHF Club of the Year awards

January 2, 2020 | 424 views | Leave a comment

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.

Five new clubs launched in quick succession in Munster to build on recent Irish success

Five new clubs launched in quick succession in Munster to build on recent Irish success

November 28, 2019 | 643 views | Leave a comment

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.

Umpires get four-year boost from Sedgwick Ireland

Umpires get four-year boost from Sedgwick Ireland

November 13, 2019 | 670 views | Leave a comment

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).

Umpires get Specialist support of new Adidas equipment

Umpires get Specialist support of new Adidas equipment

September 20, 2019 | 482 views | Leave a comment

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.

Raw materials there to make major Olympic push, says new boss Tumilty

Raw materials there to make major Olympic push, says new boss Tumilty

September 19, 2019 | 577 views | Leave a comment

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 beckon

Blood, sweat and tears: Jackson eye still on the prize after 250 caps as sixth Euro campaigns beckon

August 15, 2019 | 1,251 views | Leave a comment

“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 […]

Apprentice Dancer looks to get one over former master as Green Army face down England

Apprentice Dancer looks to get one over former master as Green Army face down England

August 15, 2019 | 860 views | Leave a comment

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.

Barbour retires after a quarter century in red

Barbour retires after a quarter century in red

July 1, 2019 | 457 views | Leave a comment

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.

Hartes go back to where it all began as vital cogs in the Green Machine

Hartes go back to where it all began as vital cogs in the Green Machine

June 14, 2019 | 836 views | Leave a comment

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

Evolving tactical approach to serve Green Machine well in Le Touquet

Evolving tactical approach to serve Green Machine well in Le Touquet

June 14, 2019 | 576 views | Leave a comment

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.

Wilson’s Olympic vision comes into focus at Banbridge

Wilson’s Olympic vision comes into focus at Banbridge

June 6, 2019 | 856 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.