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Cox bidding to keep Irish hockey in the headlines

Cox bidding to keep Irish hockey in the headlines

August 30, 2018 | 234 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 | 511 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 | 199 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 | 1,048 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 | 286 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 | 1,396 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.

Hockey nerd Meeke says World Cup start of something special

Hockey nerd Meeke says World Cup start of something special

August 9, 2018 | 863 views | Leave a comment

For the Green Army’s most ardent and self-professed “hockey nerd”, Sunday’s final was like all of Ali Meeke’s Christmases rolled into one.

Irish stars set to attend Under-21 tie at Stormont

Irish stars set to attend Under-21 tie at Stormont

August 9, 2018 | 571 views | Leave a comment

Ulster hockey fans will get a chance to meet and greet 13 of the World Cup stars at Stormont with a number of the silver medal winners set to be in attendance at the Under-21 international between Ireland and England at Stormont

Ireland road to Tokyo benefits from eight place rise

Ireland road to Tokyo benefits from eight place rise

August 7, 2018 | 1,160 views | Leave a comment

The Irish women’s hockey team have soared to eighth place in the world rankings, moving up eight places following their run to the World Cup final.

McFerran emulates O’Gorman as goalkeeper of the tournament

McFerran emulates O’Gorman as goalkeeper of the tournament

August 7, 2018 | 574 views | Leave a comment

Ayeisha McFerran landed the World Cup goalkeeper of the tournament gong following her stunning World Cup, winning almost unanimous support from the panel of coaches and media.

McCay to revisit retirement plans after silver medal

McCay to revisit retirement plans after silver medal

August 7, 2018 | 691 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s most capped sportswoman Shirley McCay raised the possibility that she may no longer retire from international hockey following the Green Army’s run to World Cup silver.

“Hockey ár lá” as spotlight finally shines on the sport

“Hockey ár lá” as spotlight finally shines on the sport

August 7, 2018 | 652 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw hopes the seismic publicity his Green Army troops created over the last two weeks in the Olympic Park can lay the base for “a changing moment” in hockey’s history.

Orange crush Irish dream of the mother of all shocks

Orange crush Irish dream of the mother of all shocks

August 5, 2018 | 38 views | Leave a comment

A ruthless Dutch performance meant that Ireland’s groundbreaking run to the World Cup final ended with a tough 6-0 defeat to women’s hockey’s outstanding standard bearers.

Shaw finally gets his wish of a Dutch showdown

Shaw finally gets his wish of a Dutch showdown

August 5, 2018 | 355 views | Leave a comment

Graham Shaw says there was a calm confidence in the camp prior to the World Cup semi-final as they scarcely believable run rolled on to the final courtesy of more shoot-out madness.

Pinder propels Ireland into yet another new world with historic World Cup final spot

Pinder propels Ireland into yet another new world with historic World Cup final spot

August 5, 2018 | 84 views | Leave a comment

Gillian Pinder propelled Irish team sport into a whole new dimension, a first ever World Cup final of any description for a team field sport as their sublime shoot-out team prevailed against Spain at the Olympic Stadium in London.

Irish whirlwind leaves Wilson in a blur

Irish whirlwind leaves Wilson in a blur

August 5, 2018 | 361 views | Leave a comment

“It all seems like a bit of a blur.” It’s not just a product of the reems of sweat fogging up Zoe Wilson’s glasses as the whirlwind of higher and higher ecstasy engulfed her and the Irish women’s team following their World Cup semi-final win over Spain.

Ireland’s fairytale takes on Spanish side on dream run of their own in World Cup semi

Ireland’s fairytale takes on Spanish side on dream run of their own in World Cup semi

August 4, 2018 | 184 views | Leave a comment

The Irish hockey bandwagon rolls on. Over two days in London, the Green Army will have two shots at a medal on the World Cup stage, starting on Saturday at 2pm at London’s Lee Valley with a Sunday game for either bronze or gold.

In their words: the Green Army on their World Cup odyssey

In their words: the Green Army on their World Cup odyssey

August 3, 2018 | 839 views | Leave a comment

In the wake of Ireland’s amazing shoot-out win over India, there was a packed mixed zone with loads of players giving their thoughts; here’s a few words and clips from Chloe Watkins, Megan Frazer, Katie Mullan, Ayeisha McFerran and Lena Tice

A Southern Fried thread on the road to a World Cup semi-final

A Southern Fried thread on the road to a World Cup semi-final

August 3, 2018 | 1,372 views | Leave a comment

Southern Fried Hockey’s Alan Good posted a thought-provoking Twitter thread, tying up the strands that have gone into the Irish women’s team and how they have got to the point of a World Cup semi-final against Spain

McFerran’s glorious shoot-out underpins Irish iron will to defeat India

McFerran’s glorious shoot-out underpins Irish iron will to defeat India

August 3, 2018 | 90 views | Leave a comment

Where will it all end? Ireland’s World Cup run just keeps on rolling as Ayeisha McFerran’s glorious tournament and some sublimely cool heads in a shoot-out saw them edge out India and take a World Cup semi-final spot.