Interviews

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 | 933 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 | 1,445 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 | 2,172 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 | 1,697 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 | 1,688 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 | 2,573 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 | 2,352 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 | 2,537 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 | 1,885 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 | 1,538 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 | 331 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 | 802 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 | 506 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 | 409 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 | 1,070 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 | 419 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 | 574 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 | 586 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.

DCFM interviews – January 16 and 17

DCFM interviews – January 16 and 17

January 19, 2016 | 918 views | Leave a comment

Declan Hughes interviews following the Jacqui Potter Cup games between Railway Union and UCD and Loreto versus Old Alex along with words from YMCA and UCD men’s coaches after their Leinster Division One meeting

Zoe Wilson living the American Dream

Zoe Wilson living the American Dream

January 14, 2016 | 1,318 views | Leave a comment

These are exciting times for Zoe Wilson, who will make her senior international debut over the coming days when Ireland face Spain in four internationals in Valencia; she tells John Flack about what has been her time in the US.