Ireland’s Olympic qualifying path became slightly clearer with confirmation of the final sides to play in June’s Hockey Series Finals.
Ireland’s women finished their four-game series on a high with three second half goals earning a 3-0 win, perfectly squaring the week’s matches with one win each, two draws and five goals each.
Chile took the laurels from game three of four in Santiago as they secured a 3-0 win over Ireland at the Manquehue club.
Ireland were denied victory 90 seconds from time as Denise Krimerman’s deflected corner goal saw hosts Chile nick a 2-2 draw at the Prince of Wales club on Sunday evening.
A fresh-faced Irish side – with four debutantes – drew 0-0 with Chile in the first of their four games in Santiago on Saturday evening as Sarah Hawkshaw, Amy Elliott and twins Serena and Bethany Barr made their first senior appearances in green.
The Irish Under-21 women begin their extensive build-up in earnest for July’s European Championships on Thursday with the first game of a three-match series in Alicante against the GB Under-23s.
Dave Passmore has described Ronan Gormley as one of the “cultural architects” of the Irish men’s rise to the top table in world hockey.
One of Ireland’s greatest players of all time is to play one last game in the green jersey with Ronan Gormley’s career set to be celebrated on January 5.
Anna O’Flanagan says there is no time for the Green Army to rest on their laurels as the World Cup silver medalists gear up for a Christmas Day training session as Tokyo 2020 comes firmly into view.
Ayeisha McFerran will make her return to the Ireland squad for the first time since her World Cup heroics in August for next month’s trip to Chile as BBC2 set to look back on epic World Cup journey with Live Like Legends documentary on December 27
Twins Bethany and Serena Barr could make their international debuts on the same day in January as they form part of a quartet of new faces in Graham Shaw’s Irish squad for a training camp in Chile.
With emotions still raw in the wake of their World Cup departure, the Irish squad attempted to put into words their feelings following their departure from the competition.
Ireland’s World Cup crossover hopes came to a crushing end at the hands of England, leaving them bottom of Pool B in Bhubaneswar.
Conor Harte says today’s showdown with England is Ireland’s “World Cup final” with a draw or better required against the world number seven side.
Chris Cargo has hailed the “amazing” World Cup atmosphere as Bhubaneswar and the Indian crowds have gone wild for the event, turning the city into a mecca for hockey.
Ireland were left to reflect on a frustrating evening in Bhubaneswar as China’s compact gameplan saw them cling on for a draw, leaving the Green Machine to go down to the wire on Friday against England.
Having seen their plans of an ambush against world number one side Australia fall just short, Ireland’s men now assume the opposite role as they look avoid the trap laid by China today in their second World Cup group game (1.30pm, BT Sport).
Shane O’Donoghue’s record equaling 93rd international goal was not quite enough as Ireland made life incredibly awkward for the world number one side but ultimately fell to a 2-1 defeat.
Australia coach Colin Batch says his side won’t be underestimating world number 10 Ireland in their opening game of the 2018 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar.
While David Harte is by a distance Ireland’s most high profile men’s hockey player, there is the distinct possibility he is far more recognised in India than on home soil.