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Jersey presentation marks start of special week for Irish women

Jersey presentation marks start of special week for Irish women

July 16, 2018 | 299 views | Leave a comment

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.

Dale and Sothern add to Belgian-based Irish contingent

Dale and Sothern add to Belgian-based Irish contingent

July 3, 2018 | 858 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke’s Alan Sothern and Cork C of I’s Julian Dale have joined the rapidly growing cohort of Irish senior men’s internationals who will play their hockey professionally on the continent next season.

Dutch experience helps build O’Flanagan’s mental toughness for World Cup after fine Hoofdklasse season

Dutch experience helps build O’Flanagan’s mental toughness for World Cup after fine Hoofdklasse season

July 2, 2018 | 678 views | Leave a comment

Coping with the forthright Dutch mentality is something Anna O’Flanagan says she initially took a while to get used to but says she will ultimately be stronger for the experience.

Fulton exits to guard of honour after ground-breaking tenure with the Green Machine

Fulton exits to guard of honour after ground-breaking tenure with the Green Machine

July 1, 2018 | 458 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton was given a suitable send-off as three goals in the closing 17 minutes saw Ireland beat France for a second day in succession at the Mardyke.

Evans set to reprise unvergesslich season with UHC

Evans set to reprise unvergesslich season with UHC

June 19, 2018 | 650 views | Leave a comment

“Unvergesslich” – Nikki Evans description of an “unforgettable” year with UHC Hamburg, one she is delighted to be able to reprise for a second season.

O’Donoghue to return to Dragons den for 2018/19 season

O’Donoghue to return to Dragons den for 2018/19 season

June 18, 2018 | 811 views | Leave a comment

With a heavy heart, Shane O’Donoghue will leave Glenanne this summer to return to Belgian champions KHC Dragons after a superb season in Dublin, captaining his boyhood club to the EYHL regular season crown.

Shimmins set to breathe fire with Dragons next season

Shimmins set to breathe fire with Dragons next season

June 13, 2018 | 753 views | Leave a comment

Irish international midfielders Kirk Shimmins, Shane O’Donoghue and Stephen Cole have all taken up contracts in Belgium for the upcoming season.

Brown snapped up by East Grinstead to aid indoor and outdoor ambition

Brown snapped up by East Grinstead to aid indoor and outdoor ambition

May 16, 2018 | 1,016 views | Leave a comment

Surprisingly not included in Ireland’s 29-strong World Cup training panel, Chloe Brown is clearly well-regarded by leading English Premiership side East Grinstead, writes John Flack.

Hockey Ireland outline plans for new membership system

Hockey Ireland outline plans for new membership system

March 3, 2018 | 280 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland plans to bring in a new membership system and governance proposals at the 2018 AGM to give the organising body and the sport a platform to develop significantly.

Ards Indoor superstar Brown would relish second offer from Germany as she looks to impress in Prague

Ards Indoor superstar Brown would relish second offer from Germany as she looks to impress in Prague

February 21, 2018 | 536 views | Leave a comment

Chloe Brown has revealed she turned down the offer of a move to Germany last season but she says she would jump at the opportunity if it were to come along again.

Shaw outlines road to London as World Cup comes into view

Shaw outlines road to London as World Cup comes into view

February 5, 2018 | 358 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women play their first test matches of World Cup year this week in Malaga on Tuesday, taking on Spain in the first of four games this week.

Roadmap to Bhubaneswar laid out for the Green Machine

Roadmap to Bhubaneswar laid out for the Green Machine

January 23, 2018 | 574 views | Leave a comment

Irish coach Craig Fulton has laid out the roadmap to Bhubaneswar and the 2018 World Cup next November with a comprehensive plan of action for the next 10 months, leading up to the November 28 tip off.

VIDEO: Leinster Schoolgirls Premier League semi-final highlights

VIDEO: Leinster Schoolgirls Premier League semi-final highlights

January 15, 2018 | 827 views | Leave a comment

Check out the highlights from the Leinster schoolgirls senior premier league semi-finals from last Friday between Mount Anville and St Andrew’s along with Wesley versus Muckross Park

Chris Pelow on a hockey career changed by cancer diagnosis: “You do think ‘bloody hell, my life is over”

Chris Pelow on a hockey career changed by cancer diagnosis: “You do think ‘bloody hell, my life is over”

January 11, 2018 | 250 views | Leave a comment

Chris Pelow looked set for a promising hockey career, before a throbbing pain in his foot changed his life forever.

Bangor reign at top continues; Randalstown nick key win over Rainey

Bangor reign at top continues; Randalstown nick key win over Rainey

January 8, 2018 | 244 views | Leave a comment

Bangor stay top of the Ulster Premier League after a hard-fought 2-1 over Kirk Cup champions Kilkeel at the Aurora Complex on Saturday in the battle of the Ulster cup winners.

Sargent targeting Ireland recall for 2018 World Cup

Sargent targeting Ireland recall for 2018 World Cup

December 31, 2017 | 398 views | Leave a comment

When Cliodhna Sargent made her return to the Cork Harlequins’ line-up in November against Belfast Harlequins, it was part of her ultimate plan to break back into Graham Shaw’s Irish plans for the 2018 World Cup in London.

McGuire relishing Irish return after five years away

McGuire relishing Irish return after five years away

December 7, 2017 | 1,410 views | Leave a comment

Leah McGuire, formerly Ewart, is in the frame for a place in Ireland’s World Cup squad after emerging from under the radar following five years in the international wilderness.

Possessed and obsessed, Watt brings down final curtain on an Irish career on the edge

Possessed and obsessed, Watt brings down final curtain on an Irish career on the edge

November 28, 2017 | 1,726 views | Leave a comment

Brash and aggressive, Mikie Watt’s fierce style and approach was very much synonymous with the Green Machine’s growth and belief on the world stage, playing “on the edge” at all times, something he makes few apologies for.

Green Army still hunting new sponsor as World Cup looms

Green Army still hunting new sponsor as World Cup looms

November 27, 2017 | 234 views | Leave a comment

When Des Cahill called on potential benefactors to “#coughup”, circling the Green Army’s “actively seeking sponsorship” biography line, it gave the sport one of its rare moments in the spotlight.

Ulster and Irish hockey pay tribute to Dukie

Ulster and Irish hockey pay tribute to Dukie

October 19, 2017 | 1,711 views | Leave a comment

Like all funerals, that of Philip Duke which took place at St Bartholomew’s Parish Church in Belfast on Monday was tinged with sadness, writes John Flack.