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Mullan taking the long and winding road to Green Army captaincy

Mullan taking the long and winding road to Green Army captaincy

July 6, 2017 | 1,493 views | Leave a comment

New captain Katie Mullan talks about her dual passion for hockey and camogie, the long distances on the road, playing multiple positions and learning lessons from Valencia 2015 to propel Ireland to the 2018 World Cup

Fulton reading little into healthy stats ahead of HWL3

Fulton reading little into healthy stats ahead of HWL3

July 3, 2017 | 902 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton is not reading much into the Irish men’s superb run of form in 2017 to date other than the upbeat mood it has brought the new-look side as a glut of new faces make their mark ahead of the World League Semi-Final

Green Army in confident mood for World Cup qualification bid

Green Army in confident mood for World Cup qualification bid

July 2, 2017 | 844 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw’s Irish women’s team jetted out to Johannesburg last Thursday evening in confident mood but wary not to get “carried away” by recent results in the final countdown for the World League Semi-Finals.

IHUA launch new plan to address current umpiring crisis

IHUA launch new plan to address current umpiring crisis

June 26, 2017 | 1,442 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Hockey Umpires Association (IHUA) has launched a four-year plan for umpiring to address both national and provincial level umpiring as they seek to address the “current crisis”

Purpose-built stadium required to make Pro League viable for Ireland; Pels and McCracken on the Irish bid

Purpose-built stadium required to make Pro League viable for Ireland; Pels and McCracken on the Irish bid

June 16, 2017 | 1,246 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland chief executive Jerome Pels says the current infrastructure, primarily the lack of a suitable stadium, meant that it was not financially viable to take part in the first wave of the Hockey Pro League.

Herakles-bound Duncan embracing high performance lifestyle

Herakles-bound Duncan embracing high performance lifestyle

June 12, 2017 | 1,729 views | Comments (1)

Jeremy Duncan says his move to Belgium to take up a contract with Herakles is part of a “conscious decision to live a high performance lifestyle and see how far I can take myself”

Hockey Ireland misses out on new Pro Hockey League

Hockey Ireland misses out on new Pro Hockey League

June 11, 2017 | 1,682 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s bid to be part world hockey’s Pro League came to an end as they were left out of the International Hockey Federation’s final list, released on Sunday, for the first four seasons of the competition that launches in January 2019.

Fulton lays plans for hectic summer for Irish men

Fulton lays plans for hectic summer for Irish men

May 26, 2017 | 987 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men return to competitive action this weekend for the first time since World League Round 2 as they take on England in a couple of uncapped matches in Bisham Abbey.

Harte breaks yet more new ground with Kampong

Harte breaks yet more new ground with Kampong

May 21, 2017 | 536 views | Leave a comment

David Harte added yet another major trophy to his incredible collection, becoming the first Irish person to win the Dutch Hoofdklasse, regarded as the best national club competition in the world.

Shaw’s Irish women going above and beyond in pursuit of World Cup ticket

Shaw’s Irish women going above and beyond in pursuit of World Cup ticket

May 19, 2017 | 1,071 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw says some of the sacrifices made by the Irish women’s squad this summer can see them reach new heights and qualify for a first major world level tournament since the 2002 World Cup.

Bacchus back to hone Irish technical skills

Bacchus back to hone Irish technical skills

May 18, 2017 | 1,424 views | Leave a comment

Colin “Bacchus” Stewart has returned to Ireland to link up with Graham Shaw’s women’s side until September as the national technical coach for an intense summer featuring a World Cup qualification bid and a return to Europe’s top tier.

IHUA land three sponsors for EYHL weekend

IHUA land three sponsors for EYHL weekend

April 28, 2017 | 983 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Hockey Umpires Association (IHUA) has secured a joint sponsorship deal for this weekend’s EY Hockey League Finals at Three Rock Rovers Hockey Club.

Lurgan crowned Ulster Premier League champions again

Lurgan crowned Ulster Premier League champions again

March 23, 2017 | 268 views | Leave a comment

Lurgan were crowned Ulster Premier League champions for the second year in a row after coming from behind to defeat Queen’s University 3-1 on Wednesday night and complete back-to-back titles, writes John Flack. The result means Lurgan have completed a league-Denman Ulster Shield triumph for the first time although they had to work hard for […]

Second surgery set to rule Frazer out of summer series

Second surgery set to rule Frazer out of summer series

March 20, 2017 | 844 views | Leave a comment

Ireland look certain to be without their inspirational team captain Megan Frazer for the World League 3 tournament in the summer which will determine whether they can reach the 2018 World Cup in London, writes John Flack.

Cosgrove’s chance route to Scottish senior squad

Cosgrove’s chance route to Scottish senior squad

March 10, 2017 | 1,147 views | Leave a comment

Former Banbridge man Ben Cosgrove described his route into the Scottish set-up for this week’s World League Round 2 as one of pure chance having previously played with the Irish Under-21s.

New digital programme design approved for EYHL

New digital programme design approved for EYHL

February 25, 2017 | 801 views | Leave a comment

The EY Hockey League’s working group have approved an innovative new match day programme – led by Lisnagarvey club man Ruper Pinion – that aims to offer more for club sponsors and spectators alike.

Olympic “experience counts in large amounts” for player pathway to top of the game with Ireland

Olympic “experience counts in large amounts” for player pathway to top of the game with Ireland

January 12, 2017 | 768 views | Leave a comment

Following a first Olympic experience, Irish coach Craig Fulton reflects on 2016 and says the player pathway now open in Irish hockey to the top level of the world game can only help guard against players switching to Great Britain.

Funding models and working arrangements need to adapt to continue men’s rise on world stage

Funding models and working arrangements need to adapt to continue men’s rise on world stage

January 2, 2017 | 1,105 views | Comments (1)

Ahead of a hectic year, Craig Fulton is hopeful that significant headway can be made in the coming weeks to force a change in the way the Irish national teams receive their support from Sport Ireland and government to help progress continue

World Cup 2018 bid finally coming into focus after lengthy lead-in for Shaw’s charges

World Cup 2018 bid finally coming into focus after lengthy lead-in for Shaw’s charges

December 28, 2016 | 1,116 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw looks back on a year without a world ranking tournament on the schedule as he looked to widen his panel, building towards trying to qualify for a major event, the 2018 World Cup, for the first time in over a decade

Harte up for world goalkeeper of the year award

Harte up for world goalkeeper of the year award

November 22, 2016 | 566 views | Leave a comment

Irish captain David Harte says it’s a “very special feeling” to be named on the shortlist for world hockey’s goalkeeper of the year award following another memorable year.