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Boyles takes on lead role with Green Army

Boyles takes on lead role with Green Army

March 14, 2019 | 1,041 views | Leave a comment

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 step in to host women’s Hockey Series Finals

Banbridge step in to host women’s Hockey Series Finals

March 12, 2019 | 461 views | Leave a comment

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.

Shaw leaves Irish role to take up new life in New Zealand

Shaw leaves Irish role to take up new life in New Zealand

March 5, 2019 | 176 views | Leave a comment

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.

Green Army’s FIH Series Finals schedule confirmed but venue tbc

Green Army’s FIH Series Finals schedule confirmed but venue tbc

February 28, 2019 | 401 views | Leave a comment

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.

Spain take the laurels from series with much-changed Ireland

Spain take the laurels from series with much-changed Ireland

February 7, 2019 | 144 views | Leave a comment

Ireland drew a dramatic second test against Spain on Wednesday morning before losing 4-1 on Thursday as Graham Shaw rang the changes

Darling retires after sparkling Irish career

Darling retires after sparkling Irish career

February 5, 2019 | 111 views | Leave a comment

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.

Spain overhaul Mullan goal to land first game in Granada

Spain overhaul Mullan goal to land first game in Granada

February 4, 2019 | 210 views | Leave a comment

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.

Hawkshaw earns Ireland draw with India in Murcia

Hawkshaw earns Ireland draw with India in Murcia

February 1, 2019 | 147 views | Leave a comment

Sarah Hawkshaw continued her lively start to life as an Irish international, scoring her second goal in five appearances for the Green Army.

Cox set to continue as Irish men’s coach for Olympic campaign

Cox set to continue as Irish men’s coach for Olympic campaign

February 1, 2019 | 139 views | Leave a comment

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.

McCay and Colvin return to Green Army fold

McCay and Colvin return to Green Army fold

January 25, 2019 | 423 views | Leave a comment

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.

Opponents for Hockey Series Finals confirmed for Irish men and women

Opponents for Hockey Series Finals confirmed for Irish men and women

January 22, 2019 | 242 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Olympic qualifying path became slightly clearer with confirmation of the final sides to play in June’s Hockey Series Finals.

Green Army finish with a flourish to square Chilean series

Green Army finish with a flourish to square Chilean series

January 16, 2019 | 491 views | Leave a comment

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 take laurels from game three in Santiago

Chile take laurels from game three in Santiago

January 16, 2019 | 294 views | Leave a comment

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 denied victory by late Chilean sucker-punch

Ireland denied victory by late Chilean sucker-punch

January 14, 2019 | 357 views | Leave a comment

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.

Four debutantes as Ireland draw with Chile in Santiago

Four debutantes as Ireland draw with Chile in Santiago

January 13, 2019 | 598 views | Leave a comment

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.

Irish Under-21 women ramp-up extensive Euro build-up

Irish Under-21 women ramp-up extensive Euro build-up

January 9, 2019 | 936 views | Leave a comment

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.

Cultural architect Gormley hailed for key role in Ireland’s rise

Cultural architect Gormley hailed for key role in Ireland’s rise

January 4, 2019 | 729 views | Leave a comment

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.

Gormley’s incredible career to be celebrated on January 5

Gormley’s incredible career to be celebrated on January 5

December 23, 2018 | 770 views | Leave a comment

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.

No time to rest on laurels as Softco support brings Tokyo 2020 firmly into focus

No time to rest on laurels as Softco support brings Tokyo 2020 firmly into focus

December 20, 2018 | 439 views | Leave a comment

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.

McFerran looking forward to Living Like a Legend again in 2019

McFerran looking forward to Living Like a Legend again in 2019

December 20, 2018 | 319 views | Leave a comment

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