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Jacob racing around Ireland non-stop for three days

Jacob racing around Ireland non-stop for three days

August 27, 2016 | 593 views | Leave a comment

Former Irish international Lisa Jacob, along with triathlete Nikki Dorey, will be the first all-female duo to cycle the gruelling ultra-distance 2,150km non stop “Race Around Ireland” (www.racearoundireland.com).

All-time high for Irish men but changing world game poses new challenge

All-time high for Irish men but changing world game poses new challenge

August 23, 2016 | 1,227 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men have risen to an all-time high position of tenth in the world rankings to sit on the edge of the world’s elite teams at a time when the FIH is set to change the manner in which the international calendar is organised

FIH say variety of changes helping hockey secure place on Olympic programme

FIH say variety of changes helping hockey secure place on Olympic programme

August 22, 2016 | 973 views | Comments (1)

The Hook was part of a round-table with key members of the FIH to talk about what they felt was successful at the Olympic Games and where the sport needs to improve in its presentation

Martin: Funding the key question to keep hockey’s momentum goiing

Martin: Funding the key question to keep hockey’s momentum goiing

August 22, 2016 | 718 views | Leave a comment

Olympic Council of Ireland Chief Executive Stephen Martin played for Great Britain at three Olympic Games, winning bronze in Los Angeles in 1984 and gold in Seoul in 1988. John Flack has been chatting to the Co Down man about the hockey experience in Rio both from an Irish and GB perspective.

Cargo holds travelling support dear in Irish Olympic odyssey

Cargo holds travelling support dear in Irish Olympic odyssey

August 14, 2016 | 946 views | Leave a comment

Chris Cargo hailed the Irish fans in Rio as “amazing” as they played their role in the side’s memorable Olympic campaign, providing extra motivation to the green machine.

Rio journey ends but Fulton hopes experience is just the beginning

Rio journey ends but Fulton hopes experience is just the beginning

August 13, 2016 | 709 views | Leave a comment

“Every journey comes to an end; I know we gave it everything we could,” Craig Fulton’s final reflections on a memorable week but while this Olympic journey is over, he is confident systems can be put in place to make sure this is more than a one-off.

Agonising end but Harte helps put Irish hockey firmly on the map

Agonising end but Harte helps put Irish hockey firmly on the map

August 13, 2016 | 703 views | Leave a comment

David Harte described Ireland’s exit from the Olympic Games at the hands of Argentina as “gut-wrenching and agonising” as they, once again, pushed a world top seven ranked side close but ultimately came unstuck.

Reaction: Celebrations on hold as Argentina already in view

Reaction: Celebrations on hold as Argentina already in view

August 11, 2016 | 824 views | Leave a comment

Mitch Darling talks history, David Harte on Argentina-focus, Craig Fulton on deserved success and Shane O’Donoghue on penalty corner mojo; here’s the reaction from Ireland’s 4-2 win over Canada

Amhran na bhFiann a capella

Amhran na bhFiann a capella

August 10, 2016 | 469 views | Leave a comment

When a power cut gripped in Deodoro, the lads had no choice but to sing Amhran na bhFiann a capella

Ireland back strong for last two group games – Bell

Ireland back strong for last two group games – Bell

August 9, 2016 | 684 views | Leave a comment

Despite the defeat to Germany, the mood in the mixed zone had positive tones as Ireland look to turn performances into points in their closing two games later this week; reaction from Jonny Bell, David Harte and Craig Fulton

Four Nations Feedback – reflections on run to silver

Four Nations Feedback – reflections on run to silver

August 8, 2016 | 307 views | Leave a comment

Have a listen to Declan Hughes’ series of interviews from the recent Four Nations Invitational series that finished up last Friday with Ireland ending up second after four wins from five outings

Tough scoreline to take for Gormley and Fulton

Tough scoreline to take for Gormley and Fulton

August 8, 2016 | 1,090 views | Leave a comment

Check out all the reaction from Ronan Gormley, Craig Fulton, Mirco Pruyser and Rob van der Horst from Ireland’s game with the Netherlands in game two of their Olympic journey

Fulton and the Pembroke influence

Fulton and the Pembroke influence

August 5, 2016 | 907 views | Leave a comment

When Craig Fulton first arrived on Irish shores in 2005 as player-coach at Pembroke, Ronan Gormley says it marked “an immediate change” in the way the club went about its business that had a far-reaching knock-on effect.

Jermyn’s Whatsapp wake-up call stings personal pride and sparks Olympic return

Jermyn’s Whatsapp wake-up call stings personal pride and sparks Olympic return

August 5, 2016 | 2,297 views | Leave a comment

After three and a half years out of the frame, John Jermyn’s return to the Irish team makes him one of the unlikeliest of Olympians; he talks about an unflattering picture on social media sparked his fitness obsession that brought him back in the frame

By the numbers – Ireland’s Olympic return in stats

By the numbers – Ireland’s Olympic return in stats

August 4, 2016 | 949 views | Leave a comment

Ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio, here are some of the key facts and figures relating to the Irish men’s team as they look to make history after 108 years away from the elite event

Olympic biographies – Eugene Magee

Olympic biographies – Eugene Magee

August 3, 2016 | 530 views | Leave a comment

The second man to pass the 200-cap mark, Eugene Magee has been a mainstay of the Irish midfield for over a decade since making his debut at 19 years-old.

Flying with drunken angels, riot police, dodgy curry, potent 7-Up and spotless trainers as Irish play a lament in Lahore

Flying with drunken angels, riot police, dodgy curry, potent 7-Up and spotless trainers as Irish play a lament in Lahore

August 3, 2016 | 1,163 views | Leave a comment

Ahead of the Rio Olympics, John Flack looks back at the 1990 World Cup in Lahore, Pakistan – the last time Ireland’s men played at a major tournament.

Four Nations Feedback: Ireland’s women on opening wins

Four Nations Feedback: Ireland’s women on opening wins

August 1, 2016 | 563 views | Leave a comment

Declan Hughes interviewed the key players from the first two days of the Four Nations Invitational tournament at the Merrion Fleet Arena; have a listen here

Conor Harte “gunning” for Olympic opening weekend

Conor Harte “gunning” for Olympic opening weekend

August 1, 2016 | 785 views | Comments (1)

Conor Harte says the Olympic village is “quickly becoming our home” following the Irish team’s arrival in Rio this week off the back of a ten-day training camp in Argentina.

Tumilty and Bann ready for wonderful EHL experience

Tumilty and Bann ready for wonderful EHL experience

July 21, 2016 | 450 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge coach Mark Tumilty says the Co Down club is buzzing following the announcement of the EHL draw and the schedule as they look forward to welcoming Round 1 from October 7-9.