Interviews

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 | 471 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 | 389 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 | 1,037 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 | 408 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 | 556 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 | 563 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 | 898 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 | 1,253 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.

2015 year in review – DCFM interviews

2015 year in review – DCFM interviews

January 13, 2016 | 597 views | Leave a comment

Dublin City FM’s Declan Hughes interviewed David Bane, Gareth Watkins, Gillian Pinder, Stella Davis, Jonny Caren and David Fitzgerald about their hockey highlights for the year gone by; have a listen here

Rising Star’s Belgian experience helps raise the bar

Rising Star’s Belgian experience helps raise the bar

January 4, 2016 | 1,208 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue speaks about his nomination for the FIH Rising Star of the Year award and how moving to Belgium to play professionally helped raise his game to a new level

OPINION: When is a ban not a ban?

OPINION: When is a ban not a ban?

November 9, 2015 | 3,720 views | Leave a comment

** Ulster-based journalist John Flack talks about how the EY Hockey League has impacted on media coverage in Ulster since its introduction this season. (Article not to be reproduced without permission of John Flack) One of the positive spin-offs from the introduction of the EY Irish Hockey League has been the increased media coverage the […]

Good’s Olympic dream moves closer

Good’s Olympic dream moves closer

November 3, 2015 | 1,701 views | Leave a comment

Kyle Good – along with several Monkstown club mates – moved a step closer to the Olympic dream in the small hours of Sunday morning last week as the national team had their place confirmed for Rio 2016.

Dealing with 2012 imperative to finally earning Olympic place

Dealing with 2012 imperative to finally earning Olympic place

October 29, 2015 | 1,485 views | Leave a comment

Irish coach Craig Fulton says that finally dealing with the “hurt” of missing on London 2012 played a pivotal part in building the mental resolve of his side to mount their first successful Olympic qualifying campaign.

Anatomy of a bronze; Fulton’s charges play waiting game after epic 18-month rise

Anatomy of a bronze; Fulton’s charges play waiting game after epic 18-month rise

August 31, 2015 | 2,372 views | Leave a comment

And now the wait commences. October 25 is the date almost indelibly marked on the minds of the Irish hockey public after one of the most thrilling years for the sport.

O’Donoghue and Ireland buzzing for Euros

O’Donoghue and Ireland buzzing for Euros

August 20, 2015 | 880 views | Comments (1)

“There is still a buzz around the squad and the hockey community back home,” Shane O’Donoghue says of Ireland’s mood ahead of the European championships campaign.

Fear no factor as Irish Under-18s face Euro elite

Fear no factor as Irish Under-18s face Euro elite

July 17, 2015 | 1,051 views | Leave a comment

Andy Smyth says the fear factor that may have previously existed for Irish underage teams has diminished markedly off the back of the national senior team’s ability to mix it with the world’s top ten.

Shaw expects Irish panel to bounce back from Olympic agony and earn Euro promotion

Shaw expects Irish panel to bounce back from Olympic agony and earn Euro promotion

July 16, 2015 | 1,001 views | Comments (3)

Graham Shaw says he will only be making “tweaks” to the game plan implemented by Darren Smith in his first tournament as Irish senior women’s coach which gets underway on Saturday in Prague.

Mixing it with the professionals; funding key to push for world’s top ten

Mixing it with the professionals; funding key to push for world’s top ten

July 7, 2015 | 1,879 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton says that with proper financial support in place, Ireland’s men can push to become an established top ten side in the world following their fifth place finish in World League Round 3 in Antwerp.

Smith: Core materials for success in place in Ireland

Smith: Core materials for success in place in Ireland

June 25, 2015 | 1,090 views | Leave a comment

In a wide-ranging interview following his final game as Irish coach, Darren Smith speaks of his belief that Ireland’s women can push on and become a top ten ranked side with a more structured high performance vision with the elements in place for success

Dublin Uni “almost unrecognisable” as Trinity make push to up their level

Dublin Uni “almost unrecognisable” as Trinity make push to up their level

June 16, 2015 | 1,279 views | Comments (1)

Dublin University’s Stephen Ludgate says the club he played with last season is “almost unrecognisable” from the one he originally joined following a season of high achievement.