Interviews

Cargo and Magee on Ireland’s Olympic preparations

Cargo and Magee on Ireland’s Olympic preparations

June 18, 2016 | 583 views | Leave a comment

Chris Cargo and Eugene Magee were in the BBC offices this afternoon speaking on the summer club section about where Ireland’s preparations are at currently

Fulton reflects on positive series despite Caribou comeback

Fulton reflects on positive series despite Caribou comeback

June 14, 2016 | 768 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton confirmed he will be making a significant cut to his Irish panel, most likely from 27 players down to 20, in the coming week following Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Canada.

Irish women making key strides for next cycle as Shaw draws on Stewart’s expertise

Irish women making key strides for next cycle as Shaw draws on Stewart’s expertise

June 13, 2016 | 891 views | Leave a comment

In the absence of an Olympic ticket, “making gains” now is the key message for Irish women’s coach Graham Shaw as they use 2016 to build for a first World Cup shot since 2002 and beyond

Jermyn looking to extend out of office notice

Jermyn looking to extend out of office notice

June 2, 2016 | 1,394 views | Leave a comment

Comeback kid John Jermyn is hopeful he can keep his out of office notice on beyond June 16 as he continues his return to the Irish men’s senior international panel.

Kampong’s blue Harte an EHL champion

Kampong’s blue Harte an EHL champion

May 15, 2016 | 2,081 views | Leave a comment

David Harte added yet another incredible achievement to his already huge list of accolades as he became the first Irish player to win the Euro Hockey League, the world’s biggest club hockey competition.

O’Donoghue breathes fire in Dragons title victory

O’Donoghue breathes fire in Dragons title victory

May 13, 2016 | 1,629 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue signed off his two-year stint with KHC Dragons in style with a second successive Belgian league victory, seeing off Racing Club de Bruxelles 7-6 on aggregate over their two legged final.

Bann’s EHL hopes in own hands at Euro Trophy

Bann’s EHL hopes in own hands at Euro Trophy

May 12, 2016 | 1,654 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge have their own potential Euro Hockey League qualification in their own hands as they travel to Glasgow this weekend for the EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy.

Harte looking forward to big crowds in Cork

Harte looking forward to big crowds in Cork

May 7, 2016 | 2,496 views | Leave a comment

International hockey will come to Cork for the first time in eight years with European champions the Netherlands in early July as preparations ramp up for Ireland’s first Olympic challenge in over a century. It means a homecoming for goalkeeper David Harte, from Kinsale, who has not played in Munster in any competitive shape or […]

Fulton juggling coaching duties with drive for funding

Fulton juggling coaching duties with drive for funding

May 6, 2016 | 2,324 views | Leave a comment

“Are you a logistics manager as well as a coach?” comes the question from Peter Sweeney, one of a couple of journalists assembled for a press briefing with Craig Fulton and David Harte.

McCay pays tribute to 200-cap club’s latest induction Cliodhna Sargent

McCay pays tribute to 200-cap club’s latest induction Cliodhna Sargent

April 12, 2016 | 2,488 views | Leave a comment

Prior to Ireland’s last game of the Hawkes Bay Cup against India, Shirley McCay – who missed playing in the tie with a broken bone in her hand – wrote the following touching tribute to Cliodhna Sargent in anticipation of her 200th cap for Sportswomen.ie. They have kindly allowed us to reproduce the piece.

Funding shortfall for Fulton’s Rio-bound team

Funding shortfall for Fulton’s Rio-bound team

April 1, 2016 | 1,826 views | Leave a comment

Irish coach Craig Fulton says his men’s team need to generate significant additional income to the tune of between €100,000 and €230,000 to give themselves the best possible chance of pushing for a medal at the Olympics.

Interview – Graham Shaw looks forward to GB series

Interview – Graham Shaw looks forward to GB series

March 14, 2016 | 1,510 views | Leave a comment

Ahead of Ireland’s three match uncapped series against Great Britain at Bisham Abbey, Declan Hughes spoke to Irish women’s coach Graham Shaw about the importance of these games with the 2018 World Cup already in mind

AUDIO: Fulton and players reaction to France series

AUDIO: Fulton and players reaction to France series

March 4, 2016 | 300 views | Leave a comment

Declan Hughes speaks to Craig Fulton, Kirk Shimmins, Mitch Darling, Alan Sothern and David Harte during the week about Ireland’s wins over France at the Merrion Fleet Arena

Complex integration crucial for Wortmann’s Hermes

Complex integration crucial for Wortmann’s Hermes

February 26, 2016 | 723 views | Leave a comment

On paper, the influx of four front-line internationals into an already strong team was bound to make Hermes major contenders. Managing to get the gelling from day one, though, was a massive task for coach Rudi Wortmann but one that has laid the base for their spectacular campaign to date.

Ards maintain Irish place in second indoor tier but call for greater support for the boards

Ards maintain Irish place in second indoor tier but call for greater support for the boards

February 23, 2016 | 449 views | Leave a comment

ARDS breathed new life into the ailing patient that is indoor hockey in Ireland with their magnificent achievement in preserving second-tier status at the EuroHockey Club Indoor Champions Trophy tournament in Dundee at the weekend, writes John Flack.

DCFM interviews – February 13

DCFM interviews – February 13

February 17, 2016 | 371 views | Leave a comment

Declan Hughes spoke to the coaches from Railway Union’s men and women, Three Rock Rovers and UCD women as well as UCD goalscorer Elaine Carey followed the EYHL matches last Saturday afternoon

No mobile phones but plenty of role models and craic at cracking IHL contest

No mobile phones but plenty of role models and craic at cracking IHL contest

February 16, 2016 | 1,012 views | Leave a comment

Ulster-based reporter John Flack gives his views on a cracking EYHL tie between Hermes and Pegasus as well as mobile phones in the dug-out, the making of leaders and the craic associated with the new league

DCFM interviews – February 6

DCFM interviews – February 6

February 9, 2016 | 395 views | Leave a comment

Declan Hughes interviews the coaches after Loreto vs Glenanne in Leinster Division One as well as Mikey Watt after Monkstown vs Lisnagarvey in the men’s EYHL

DCFM interviews – January 30

DCFM interviews – January 30

February 2, 2016 | 541 views | Leave a comment

Declan Hughes interviews UCD’s Miles Warren, Gillian Pinder and Jeremy Duncan as well as Clontarf’s Gareth Borland after their respective games on Saturday afternoon

Fulton adds to Irish honours as world coach of year

Fulton adds to Irish honours as world coach of year

January 27, 2016 | 548 views | Leave a comment

A day after David Harte was named the world’s best goalkeeper, Craig Fulton was confirmed the men’s FIH Coach of the Year following a stellar year of Olympic qualification and European bronze.