International

Belgium get the better of Ireland in latest test match

Belgium get the better of Ireland in latest test match

November 10, 2018 | 68 views | Leave a comment

Ireland fell to a 4-1 defeat to world number three side Belgium at White Star’s Evere venue in their penultimate warm-up before the World Cup.

Bell putting in the extra hours to continue Green Machine lifestyle

Bell putting in the extra hours to continue Green Machine lifestyle

November 8, 2018 | 783 views | Leave a comment

Jonny Bell says he has worked all the hours available over the last year to put him in position to continue being part of the Green Machine’s World Cup challenge.

Harte’s fractured World Cup dream takes dramatic turn for the better

Harte’s fractured World Cup dream takes dramatic turn for the better

November 8, 2018 | 798 views | Leave a comment

David Harte looks set to win his battle to be fit in time for the men’s Hockey World Cup following a dramatic improvement in diagnosis on Thursday morning.

Ireland’s women line-up Spanish and Chilean training camps

Ireland’s women line-up Spanish and Chilean training camps

November 7, 2018 | 602 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women will play their first internationals since their World Cup odyssey in Spain next month as part of the build-up to next year’s first stage of the Olympic qualifying process, writes John Flack.

Ireland close Valencia Four Nations with shoot-out win over England

Ireland close Valencia Four Nations with shoot-out win over England

November 4, 2018 | 582 views | Leave a comment

Ireland finished off a gruelling five games in seven days in Valencia on a high with a shoot-out win over England to finish third in their Four Nations World Cup warm-up tournament.

Two-goal start not enough against the Dutch

Two-goal start not enough against the Dutch

November 3, 2018 | 51 views | Leave a comment

Ireland succumbed to late Netherlands’ blast of goals to deny them a result as they gave up a 2-0 lead as they fell 5-2 to the Dutch in the semi-final of the Four Nations in Valencia.

Ireland endure tough outing against the Netherlands

Ireland endure tough outing against the Netherlands

November 2, 2018 | 197 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s inauspicious record against the Netherlands continued as they lost 7-1 in Valencia in their third Four Nations tie of the week.

Lleonart stroke earns Spain win over Ireland

Lleonart stroke earns Spain win over Ireland

October 31, 2018 | 365 views | Leave a comment

Spain continued their good recent run of results against Ireland with Xavi Lleonart’s penalty stroke 12 minutes from the end earning the Four Nations hosts a second win of the campaign.

Cox tenure begins on a high note as U-23 women also win

Cox tenure begins on a high note as U-23 women also win

October 29, 2018 | 344 views | Leave a comment

Alexander Cox’s tenure as Irish men’s coach got off to a great start with a 2-1 win over higher-ranked England in Valencia.

Walsh has stomach for the Indian battle as Ireland take every precaution

Walsh has stomach for the Indian battle as Ireland take every precaution

October 28, 2018 | 895 views | Leave a comment

Daragh Walsh says the Irish men’s team have already spent six months trying to get their stomachs ready for the World Cup in India in late November.

Madeley the new face in Irish men’s World Cup panel

Madeley the new face in Irish men’s World Cup panel

October 23, 2018 | 1,113 views | Leave a comment

Luke Madeley is the bolter in the Irish men’s squad named for World Cup which gets underway in late November in India after his confirmation in the 20-player panel named by new coach Alexander Cox.

Ireland set to host key phase of Olympic qualifying process

Ireland set to host key phase of Olympic qualifying process

October 23, 2018 | 422 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s team’s Olympic Games hopes received a huge boost as they were confirmed as one of the host nations for the next phase of qualifiers for Tokyo.

Passmore outlines squad for 2019 Junior Euros

Passmore outlines squad for 2019 Junior Euros

October 12, 2018 | 954 views | Leave a comment

Dave Passmore has named a number of extensive selections as the Irish Under-21 women set their sights on next July’s Junior European Championships in Valencia.

Gormley formally ends ground-breaking career, powering the Green Machine

Gormley formally ends ground-breaking career, powering the Green Machine

September 26, 2018 | 610 views | Leave a comment

Craig Fulton leads the tributes to Ronan Gormley following his incredible career in green, formally retiring after 256 games and 121 with the captain’s armband

Cox bidding to keep Irish hockey in the headlines

Cox bidding to keep Irish hockey in the headlines

August 30, 2018 | 250 views | Leave a comment

New coach Alexander Cox says the never-say-die attitude of Irish hockey teams was the main attraction that drew him to apply for the men’s head coach job just four months out from the World Cup in India

Cox names first panel with 28 players in for Garvey camp

Cox names first panel with 28 players in for Garvey camp

August 16, 2018 | 548 views | Leave a comment

New Irish coach Alexander Cox has named an extensive 28-player squad as the World Cup comes into focus for the men’s side following the women’s heroics in London.

Duke Dusseldorf-bound for upcoming season

Duke Dusseldorf-bound for upcoming season

August 16, 2018 | 213 views | Leave a comment

Deirdre Duke has become the latest World Cup star to be snapped up by a professional club as the striker confirmed she will join Dusseldorfer Hockey Club next week.

Hockey gets huge additional funding boost with new sponsor also on the way

Hockey gets huge additional funding boost with new sponsor also on the way

August 13, 2018 | 1,057 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland were the big beneficiaries today as they were allocated €500,000 from a pot of €1.75 million in additional high performance funding

Irish Under-21s battle hard in three close run ties with England

Irish Under-21s battle hard in three close run ties with England

August 13, 2018 | 314 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Under-21 side played out a hard-fought three game series with England at Stormont over the weekend, drawing one and losing the other by the minimum.

“Hidden gem” Nidge no longer an Irish secret weapon

“Hidden gem” Nidge no longer an Irish secret weapon

August 11, 2018 | 1,427 views | Leave a comment

In one of Craig Fulton’s last games in charge of the Irish men, he witnessed fine goalkeeping displays from David Fitzgerald and Jamie Carr in a 2-1 win over Germany in the absence of David Harte.