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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 | 2,791 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 | 1,480 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 | 1,120 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 | 1,980 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 | 816 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 | 1,058 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 | 745 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.

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 | 2,121 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 | 1,432 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 | 900 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 | 1,658 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 | 1,520 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 | 886 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 | 1,067 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 | 1,174 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 | 538 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 | 1,739 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 | 2,579 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 | 1,972 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 | 1,939 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.