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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
“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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.