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Shaw’s Irish women going above and beyond in pursuit of World Cup ticket

Shaw’s Irish women going above and beyond in pursuit of World Cup ticket

May 19, 2017 | 655 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw says some of the sacrifices made by the Irish women’s squad this summer can see them reach new heights and qualify for a first major world level tournament since the 2002 World Cup.

Bacchus back to hone Irish technical skills

Bacchus back to hone Irish technical skills

May 18, 2017 | 834 views | Leave a comment

Colin “Bacchus” Stewart has returned to Ireland to link up with Graham Shaw’s women’s side until September as the national technical coach for an intense summer featuring a World Cup qualification bid and a return to Europe’s top tier.

Ireland set for three-game series with Pakistan

Ireland set for three-game series with Pakistan

May 12, 2017 | 436 views | Leave a comment

The Irish men will play three games against Pakistan in Lisnagarvey in early June as the latest addition to their summer schedule building up to the World Cup qualifiers in July in South Africa.

Shaw makes several changes for Irish tour to USA

Shaw makes several changes for Irish tour to USA

May 8, 2017 | 435 views | Comments (1)

Graham Shaw has made several changes to his Irish senior women’s panel as July’s World Cup qualifiers in South Africa come sharply into focus.

Twenty-two girls in green experience USA series

Twenty-two girls in green experience USA series

April 20, 2017 | 711 views | Leave a comment

Twenty-two girls got to experience high quality international hockey last week as the Irish Under-16s took on a hugely talented US Under-17s in a three match series with two ties in Booterstown and one in Bray.

Germany come from behind to seal series win

Germany come from behind to seal series win

April 13, 2017 | 55 views | Leave a comment

Germany closed out a 2-0 series success with a 3-1 win over Ireland in Dusseldorf, coming from a goal down to claim the laurels.

USA come calling for Under-16/17 series

USA come calling for Under-16/17 series

April 12, 2017 | 1,132 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-16 girls are looking forward to a special series this week as they meet the USA Under-17 side in three test matches over the weekend before paying a visit to Aras an Uachtarain on Monday.

Germany late strikes take gloss off Irish performance

Germany late strikes take gloss off Irish performance

April 12, 2017 | 655 views | Leave a comment

Two goals in the space of three minutes in the final quarter took some of the shine off a positive Irish performance against the Olympic bronze medallists Germany in the first of their two-game series this week in Dusseldorf.

Ireland’s women up to 15th in the world

Ireland’s women up to 15th in the world

April 11, 2017 | 620 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women found out their destination and group opponents for the World League semi-finals on the day it was confirmed they have moved up to 15th in the world rankings.

Quins keeper Buckley gets Ireland call

Quins keeper Buckley gets Ireland call

April 6, 2017 | 684 views | Leave a comment

Cork Harlequins’ Emma Buckley is in line to be the latest Irish cap following her inclusion in the Irish senior women’s panel to travel to Germany next week for a pair of test matches against the world number seven side.

Ireland up to ninth in the world; Bann face crucial EYHL league tie

Ireland up to ninth in the world; Bann face crucial EYHL league tie

April 4, 2017 | 373 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s men have risen to ninth in the latest world rankings following their success at March’s World League Round 2, jumping ahead of Spain in the ratings released on Monday afternoon.

Second surgery set to rule Frazer out of summer series

Second surgery set to rule Frazer out of summer series

March 20, 2017 | 660 views | Leave a comment

Ireland look certain to be without their inspirational team captain Megan Frazer for the World League 3 tournament in the summer which will determine whether they can reach the 2018 World Cup in London, writes John Flack.

Ireland add golden shoot-out win to HWL3 ticket

Ireland add golden shoot-out win to HWL3 ticket

March 19, 2017 | 1,140 views | Leave a comment

Ireland added Hockey World League Round 2 gold on Sunday evening to their all-important to the next phase of the competition with a 4-2 shoot-out win over France at Stormont.

Composed Ireland see off Wales to advance World Cup hopes

Composed Ireland see off Wales to advance World Cup hopes

March 18, 2017 | 690 views | Leave a comment

Ireland produced a composed performance to come from a goal down to beat Wales 3-1, guaranteeing they will advance not just to Sunday’s final but also to Round 3 of the World League where the World Cup 2018 tickets will be decided.

Ireland sweep into WL2 semi-final showdown with Wales

Ireland sweep into WL2 semi-final showdown with Wales

March 16, 2017 | 615 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s young side produced their performance of the week to date in a pressure-filled tie against Poland, winning 5-1 to advance to the semi-final.

Nelson gives Italy a second headache in nine months with solo goal in Stormont

Nelson gives Italy a second headache in nine months with solo goal in Stormont

March 14, 2017 | 539 views | Leave a comment

Matthew Nelson’s single goal in the 25th minute was enough to see Ireland top their group at Hockey World League Round 2 in Stormont, setting up a quarter-final date with Poland on Thursday evening.

Green Machine top of Pool B despite late Austrian sting in the tail

Green Machine top of Pool B despite late Austrian sting in the tail

March 12, 2017 | 941 views | Leave a comment

Ireland earned a winning draw ahead of Austria to ensure they will top Pool A of the Hockey World League Round 2 after normal time had ended 1-1 against Austria.

New look Ireland run up nine against Ukraine

New look Ireland run up nine against Ukraine

March 11, 2017 | 995 views | Leave a comment

Ireland claimed a 9-2 win over Ukraine in their opening Hockey World League Round 2 tie in Stormont with Jonny McKee netting twice while seven other players got on the score sheet.

Green Army lay out extensive 2017 schedule

Green Army lay out extensive 2017 schedule

March 8, 2017 | 421 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women have a jam-packed schedule ahead of them with trips confirmed to Dusseldorf, Pennsylvania and Berlin in addition to next week’s uncapped series at Bisham Abbey against Great Britain.

Eight tournament debuts in Fulton’s Irish panel

Eight tournament debuts in Fulton’s Irish panel

March 6, 2017 | 1,374 views | Leave a comment

Eight players will make their ranking tournament debuts for Ireland next weekend as Craig Fulton confirmed the final 18 to play in World League Round 2 in Belfast.