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Malseed taking “everything as a win” following impressive first series

Malseed taking “everything as a win” following impressive first series

January 19, 2021 | 614 views | Leave a comment

Zara Malseed is taking “everything as a win” following her hugely impressive first international trip with the Irish senior women’s panel.

Dancer and Green Army raring to go after lengthy hiatus

Dancer and Green Army raring to go after lengthy hiatus

January 10, 2021 | 1,284 views | Leave a comment

“It’s not something I want to ever experience again,” Dancer told the Hook. “Obviously, it’s not just about the hockey side of things. It’s just about everybody’s life and situation.”

New umpire development pathway launched

New umpire development pathway launched

January 7, 2021 | 588 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland, in partnership with the Irish Hockey Umpires Association (IHUA) and the provincial associations, have launched a new Umpire Development Pathway.

The day Ireland silenced over 60,000 in Wembley

The day Ireland silenced over 60,000 in Wembley

January 1, 2021 | 1,188 views | Leave a comment

Jenny Redpath, Annette Fortune and Claudia Tierney reflect on the day Ireland shocked a Superstar-laden England in front of a bumper crowd in Wembley

O’Flanagan aiming to inspire schoolkids as part of Dare to Believe campaign

O’Flanagan aiming to inspire schoolkids as part of Dare to Believe campaign

November 23, 2020 | 1,815 views | Leave a comment

Anna O’Flanagan, Roisin Upton, Nicci Daly, Shirley McCay, Emma Buckley and Shane O’Donoghue are among 25 athlete ambassadors for Sport Ireland’s Dare to Believe which aims to bring Olympic stars into the classroom.

Daly hoping to hit top gear in 2021

Daly hoping to hit top gear in 2021

November 16, 2020 | 1,989 views | Leave a comment

With positive noises the Olympic Games will go ahead – with or without fans – Nicci Daly is grateful for the long lead-in time as she looks to potentially sign off a remarkable career on the biggest stage.

“It feels like only yesterday” – Katie Mullan on a year since Olympic qualification

“It feels like only yesterday” – Katie Mullan on a year since Olympic qualification

November 12, 2020 | 1,573 views | Leave a comment

Exactly a year since that electrifying night in Donnybrook’s Energia Park, Katie Mullan was probably expecting to be basking in the afterglow of a maiden Irish women’s Olympic hockey campaign.

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 | 3,369 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 | 2,780 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 | 1,326 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 | 2,036 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 | 1,965 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 | 3,869 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 | 4,076 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 | 420 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 | 1,098 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 | 496 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 | 705 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 | 740 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 | 550 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.