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Fulton reflects on positive series despite Caribou comeback

Fulton reflects on positive series despite Caribou comeback

June 14, 2016 | 796 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton confirmed he will be making a significant cut to his Irish panel, most likely from 27 players down to 20, in the coming week following Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Canada.

Irish women making key strides for next cycle as Shaw draws on Stewart’s expertise

Irish women making key strides for next cycle as Shaw draws on Stewart’s expertise

June 13, 2016 | 918 views | Leave a comment

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

Toole announced as new Armagh coach

Toole announced as new Armagh coach

June 7, 2016 | 238 views | Leave a comment

Armagh have appointed Simon Toole as their new head coach, taking over from outgoing coach Niall McCool and will be immediately tasked with gaining promotion to the Ulster Premier League after their shock exit last time out.

Jermyn looking to extend out of office notice

Jermyn looking to extend out of office notice

June 2, 2016 | 1,427 views | Leave a comment

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.

Kampong’s blue Harte an EHL champion

Kampong’s blue Harte an EHL champion

May 15, 2016 | 2,134 views | Leave a comment

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.

O’Donoghue breathes fire in Dragons title victory

O’Donoghue breathes fire in Dragons title victory

May 13, 2016 | 1,666 views | Leave a comment

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.

Bann’s EHL hopes in own hands at Euro Trophy

Bann’s EHL hopes in own hands at Euro Trophy

May 12, 2016 | 1,674 views | Leave a comment

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.

O’Donoghue lands second Belgian title in succession

O’Donoghue lands second Belgian title in succession

May 9, 2016 | 2,123 views | Leave a comment

Shane O’Donoghue claimed the Belgian Audi Hockey League title for the second successive year, playing a key role in KHC Dragons final victory over Racing Club de Bruxelles.

Harte looking forward to big crowds in Cork

Harte looking forward to big crowds in Cork

May 7, 2016 | 2,545 views | Leave a comment

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 […]

Fulton juggling coaching duties with drive for funding

Fulton juggling coaching duties with drive for funding

May 6, 2016 | 2,341 views | Leave a comment

“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.

Irish Umpires get new sponsor for EYHL finals

Irish Umpires get new sponsor for EYHL finals

April 28, 2016 | 1,477 views | Leave a comment

The umpires at this weekend’s EY Hockey League finals have received a boost ahead of the event at Banbridge thanks to the support of Teamwear Ireland.

Hermes and Monkstown formally join forces

Hermes and Monkstown formally join forces

April 26, 2016 | 2,457 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown and Hermes formally confirmed they will join forces for the 2016/17 season following respective EGMs on Monday evening passed the proposal.

McCay pays tribute to 200-cap club’s latest induction Cliodhna Sargent

McCay pays tribute to 200-cap club’s latest induction Cliodhna Sargent

April 12, 2016 | 2,521 views | Leave a comment

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.

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.

VIDEO: Finals season in full flow

VIDEO: Finals season in full flow

March 22, 2016 | 974 views | Leave a comment

Check out the video highlights from the men’s and women’s Irish Senior Cups as well as the Mills Cup, Jacqui Potter Cup and Junior Jacqui Potter Cup finals from the past week

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.

Hockey Ireland link up with Volkswagen

Hockey Ireland link up with Volkswagen

February 23, 2016 | 312 views | Leave a comment

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles were confirmed on Monday as an official sponsor of Hockey Ireland in a deal that sees the company providing them with an Amarok and Caddy to assist with the association’s logistics.