Interviews

Funding shortfall for Fulton’s Rio-bound team

Funding shortfall for Fulton’s Rio-bound team

April 1, 2016 | 1,862 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 | 1,528 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 | 318 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 | 773 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 | 486 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 | 395 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 | 1,044 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 | 411 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 | 560 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 | 571 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 | 903 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 | 1,268 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 | 602 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 | 1,220 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 | 3,733 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 | 1,708 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 | 1,491 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 | 2,385 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 | 885 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 | 1,062 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.