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Cargo travels unexpected route to Irish selection as late Ulster call proves seminal

Cargo travels unexpected route to Irish selection as late Ulster call proves seminal

July 19, 2016 | 1,556 views | Leave a comment

For many Olympians, they often cite long-term goal-setting as one of the central road-maps to their sporting success. Outlining plans for an international future, though, could not have been further from Chris Cargo’s plans in 2009 mere months before his debut.

Glenanne role models inspire O’Donoghue’s rise

Glenanne role models inspire O’Donoghue’s rise

July 17, 2016 | 1,109 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne’s famous fighting spirit has transferred directly to Shane O’Donoghue in almost exclusively moulding his attitude and ability for the game, making him one of the biggest talents on the world stage.

No excuses mantra pivotal for Olympic pioneers

No excuses mantra pivotal for Olympic pioneers

July 15, 2016 | 617 views | Leave a comment

“No excuses” – it’s a mantra the Irish men’s team live by. It underpins their approach and preparation and has brought Olympic qualification, according to David Harte.

Beatty, Lloyd and Carey set for foreign pastures

Beatty, Lloyd and Carey set for foreign pastures

July 12, 2016 | 1,165 views | Leave a comment

Emily Beatty, Kate Lloyd and Elaine Carey are looking forward to a new challenge overseas in the upcoming season. The former duo make the switch from UCD to KHC Dragons, adding to the long connection between the Antwerp club with Irish players while Carey moves to Syracuse in the US.

Four years weight lifted as Olympic ticket becomes reality for Magee and Irish final panel

Four years weight lifted as Olympic ticket becomes reality for Magee and Irish final panel

July 11, 2016 | 1,038 views | Leave a comment

Eugene Magee says that final selection for the Olympic Games does lift a “weight off us” as he reflects on his inclusion in the 16-player central list along with three reserves named this morning who will travel to Rio.

Cargo and Magee on Ireland’s Olympic preparations

Cargo and Magee on Ireland’s Olympic preparations

June 18, 2016 | 616 views | Leave a comment

Chris Cargo and Eugene Magee were in the BBC offices this afternoon speaking on the summer club section about where Ireland’s preparations are at currently

Fulton reflects on positive series despite Caribou comeback

Fulton reflects on positive series despite Caribou comeback

June 14, 2016 | 803 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 | 929 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 | 253 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 | 1,437 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 | 2,155 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 | 1,683 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 | 1,683 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 | 2,149 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 | 2,559 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 | 2,347 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 | 1,494 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 | 2,476 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 | 2,533 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 | 1,875 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.