Ireland’s men are encouraging children to bring their sticks along to their Friday night match against USA to take part in a special fun, post-match clinic, free for all comers.
Ireland women’s hockey head coach Sean Dancer will be based in Belfast in a departure from the norm as he prepares to take over the reins from Graham Shaw
Alexander Cox has rung the changes in the Irish men’s squad for the next stage in the Olympic qualifying process – June’s FIH Series Finals in Le Touquet, France – with six changes from December’s World Cup line-up.
Investment firm Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland has been confirmed as title sponsor for the Under-21 Women’s tournament being hosted from 31 May to 4 June at Pembroke Wanderers.
Ireland’s preparations for the first stage of the women’s 2020 Olympic qualifying process have received a set back with news that Canada will now not be travelling for four internationals which were due to take place shortly before the tournament gets underway next month.
Ireland and New Zealand’s exchange of coaching know-how is set to continue with Sean Dancer swapping hemispheres to take on the role as Green Army head coach.
The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring, joined the Ireland Under-18 boys hockey squad on their #RoadtoEindhoven fundraising campaign by hosting the boys at Mansion House on Sunday, March 31.
The Irish Under-21 women’s side has secured a precious home tournament at Pembroke as they welcome Scotland, Canada and India in late May and early June for a vital preparation for the European Junior Championships.
The Irish Under-21 men will face France three times this week at Grange Road as part of their build-up to the European Junior Championships this summer.
Ireland’s men won their first two games since the World Cup as they beat France 2-0 and 2-1 in Utrecht this week in a pair of uncapped fixtures, kicking off their Olympic qualifier preparations.
Arlene Boyles has been handed the lead coaching role with Ireland’s women on a temporary basis following last week’s shock resignation of Graham Shaw who is leaving to take charge of the New Zealand national team, writes John Flack.
Banbridge’s Havelock Park has been confirmed as the new host venue for the women’s Hockey Series Finals to take place from June 8th to 16th this year, ending a six-month saga.
Graham Shaw’s shock resignation as national coach has sent seismic waves through the Irish hockey community as the sport’s most successful coach moves to New Zealand to take up the top job there.
The Irish women’s FIH Series Finals schedule has been confirmed with the side beginning their campaign against Malaysia on June 8 before facing the Czech Republic the following day.
Ireland drew a dramatic second test against Spain on Wednesday morning before losing 4-1 on Thursday as Graham Shaw rang the changes
Mitch Darling has announced his retirement from the men’s international hockey team following a glittering career, highlighted by a European bronze medal and being part of both the ground-breaking Olympic and World Cup squads.
Ireland fell 2-1 to Spain in the first formal re-match of the World Cup semi-final in Granada as Katie Mullan’s early goal was overturned by the hosts.
Sarah Hawkshaw continued her lively start to life as an Irish international, scoring her second goal in five appearances for the Green Army.
Alexander Cox and Hockey Ireland have confirmed the Dutchman will continue as Irish senior men’s coach on a longer-term basis, overseeing the 2020 Olympic qualifying campaign.
Shirley McCay and Lizzie Colvin will both return to the Irish women’s squad for the first time since the World Cup for their upcoming trip to take on Spain and India.