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Shane does not have to look far for World Cup inspiration

Shane does not have to look far for World Cup inspiration

November 30, 2018 | 221 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue says he does not have to look too far to draw inspiration as he looks forward to the Hockey World Cup in India this week, getting underway on Friday against reigning champions Australia.

Batch wary of Irish threat of “causing an upset”

Batch wary of Irish threat of “causing an upset”

November 30, 2018 | 155 views | Leave a comment

Australia coach Colin Batch says his side won’t be underestimating world number 10 Ireland in their opening game of the 2018 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar.

Harte of Mumbai getting ready for World Cup cauldron

Harte of Mumbai getting ready for World Cup cauldron

November 30, 2018 | 168 views | Leave a comment

While David Harte is by a distance Ireland’s most high profile men’s hockey player, there is the distinct possibility he is far more recognised in India than on home soil.

Men’s World Cup – Ireland by the numbers

Men’s World Cup – Ireland by the numbers

November 26, 2018 | 1,193 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men start their World Cup campaign on Friday at 11.30am (Irish time) on Friday against Australia; find out a bit more about the team by the numbers

Mullan calls on Irish businesses to employ international players

Mullan calls on Irish businesses to employ international players

November 26, 2018 | 500 views | Leave a comment

Ireland captain Katie Mullan has urged businesses around the country to consider employing international players to allow them to combine sport and work as they prepare for the Olympic qualifying campaign, writes John Flack.

Brown enjoying new challenge at East Grinstead

Brown enjoying new challenge at East Grinstead

November 14, 2018 | 439 views | Leave a comment

Chloe Brown is thoroughly enjoying her first season in the English Premiership and, if all goes to plan, she hopes to extend her stay, having moved from Ards to East Grinstead over the summer, writes John Flack.

EYHL – week seven highlights

EYHL – week seven highlights

November 9, 2018 | 396 views | Leave a comment

Check out the highlights from week seven of the EYHL featuring a full round of women’s matches when Loreto moved top while there were two men’s EYHL games on the agenda, too

Bell putting in the extra hours to continue Green Machine lifestyle

Bell putting in the extra hours to continue Green Machine lifestyle

November 8, 2018 | 855 views | Leave a comment

Jonny Bell says he has worked all the hours available over the last year to put him in position to continue being part of the Green Machine’s World Cup challenge.

McCay to be honoured in Omagh where it all began

McCay to be honoured in Omagh where it all began

November 1, 2018 | 346 views | Leave a comment

Ulster Hockey Talent Coach and Ireland World Cup silver medal heroine Shirley McCay will return to her roots on Saturday night when Omagh celebrate their 60th anniversary at a gala function at the Silver Birch Hotel.

Walsh has stomach for the Indian battle as Ireland take every precaution

Walsh has stomach for the Indian battle as Ireland take every precaution

October 28, 2018 | 992 views | Leave a comment

Daragh Walsh says the Irish men’s team have already spent six months trying to get their stomachs ready for the World Cup in India in late November.

From Loughmore to Longwood and beyond: Edel Nyland’s well travelled life in hockey

From Loughmore to Longwood and beyond: Edel Nyland’s well travelled life in hockey

September 20, 2018 | 859 views | Leave a comment

Edel Nyland gives an in-depth look at her intriguing hockey career thus far from the fields of Loughmore-Castleiney to Ursulines to Longwood to a fruitful first month in the Bundesliga

Beatty reflects on whirlwind World Cup experience

Beatty reflects on whirlwind World Cup experience

September 9, 2018 | 504 views | Leave a comment

Emily Beatty said “it was like she never left” when she arrived into the team hotel the evening before the World Cup final following her late call-up.

Kelleher “flourishing” model of coaching on show at Hooked

Kelleher “flourishing” model of coaching on show at Hooked

September 6, 2018 | 964 views | Leave a comment

The annual Hooked coaching conference comes to Kings Hospital this weekend with a series of fascinating coaches presenting with the focus on “developing young players with talent”.

Cox bidding to keep Irish hockey in the headlines

Cox bidding to keep Irish hockey in the headlines

August 30, 2018 | 276 views | Leave a comment

New coach Alexander Cox says the never-say-die attitude of Irish hockey teams was the main attraction that drew him to apply for the men’s head coach job just four months out from the World Cup in India

Bucks to Brussels to push her Irish senior hopes

Bucks to Brussels to push her Irish senior hopes

August 24, 2018 | 753 views | Leave a comment

Emma Buckley is hoping a move to Belgium to play with Royal Racing Club de Bruxelles can help her push to become a central player for the Irish women’s senior team.

Time is now for ambition if hockey is to emulate cricket success story

Time is now for ambition if hockey is to emulate cricket success story

August 14, 2018 | 573 views | Leave a comment

As Hockey Ireland enters a rare window of opportunity to grow the game, The Hook caught up with Cricket Ireland CEO Warren Deutrom to see what helped lifted his sport in the wake of 2007 World Cup success in the West Indies

“Hidden gem” Nidge no longer an Irish secret weapon

“Hidden gem” Nidge no longer an Irish secret weapon

August 11, 2018 | 1,499 views | Leave a comment

In one of Craig Fulton’s last games in charge of the Irish men, he witnessed fine goalkeeping displays from David Fitzgerald and Jamie Carr in a 2-1 win over Germany in the absence of David Harte.

Daly’s dual passion driving her on for World Cup

Daly’s dual passion driving her on for World Cup

July 19, 2018 | 543 views | Leave a comment

A lifetime in the making, the multiple sporting strands of Nicci Daly’s life reach an incredible crescendo this month.

When hockey came home to Ireland – the joys of Dublin 1994

When hockey came home to Ireland – the joys of Dublin 1994

July 18, 2018 | 2,044 views | Leave a comment

On the eve of the 2018 women’s World Cup, John Flack takes a trip down memory lane, looking back on Ireland’s World Cup adventures in 1994 and 2002

Jersey presentation marks start of special week for Irish women

Jersey presentation marks start of special week for Irish women

July 16, 2018 | 501 views | Leave a comment

Nine months on from World Cup qualification, Irish coach Graham Shaw says Friday evening’s jersey presentation very much felt like “the start” of the competition proper.